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Old 05-17-2013, 07:01 AM   #4771
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Forgive the newb question, but:


I'm looking at my rear brakes pads, after:

1.) my ABS light has been inconsistent lately. sometimes it stays lit, sometimes it is normal.

2.) it also seems like my rear brakes haven't been as grippy of late.
Check your brake fluid levels front and rear. You may need to flush and bleed the ABS unit.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #4772
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Still working on diagnosing my rear brake problems:



Upon further inspection, I'm pretty sure I found the problem --- look at the dented (broken) ring:




See below, on the inside of the ring, where it's actually broken:




So, is this slotted ring part of the ABS system? What is it, I can't find it on the Bikebandit parts diagram...
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #4773
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So, is this slotted ring part of the ABS system? What is it, I can't find it on the Bikebandit parts diagram...

It's the rear sensor ring.
It gives you the speedo readings, is part of the ABS and afaik the MoDiTec somehow uses data from it as well.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #4774
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Curious to see how you end up mounting the xtank to the TT subframe. The lack of charcoal canister mount points (which are used by the xtank) has stopped me from going that route.
George at Beemers uber Alles removed the subframe and Dan McNeely TIG welded the attachment points. George then reassembled the bike and completed the install.



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Old 05-20-2013, 05:27 AM   #4775
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Tool kit

Any thoughts or experience with this tool kit?

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwg650x.html

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/c...1-bmw-tool-kit

I'm trying to put together a kit and would like to avoid getting everything piecemeal. I will get a separate tire repair/change kit.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:52 AM   #4776
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Any thoughts or experience with this tool kit?

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwg650x.html

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/c...1-bmw-tool-kit

I'm trying to put together a kit and would like to avoid getting everything piecemeal. I will get a separate tire repair/change kit.
The first kit is nice, but hugely expensive. I wouldn't want to have it anyway, ever tried to get a allan bolt out with a bit and screwdriver adapter?

The second kit may go well with the XC, but the chances are it is not quit right. It seems really generic. I think you are better off putting a kit together yourself. That way you know you will have ALL the right tools just when you need it.

I don't see the 26 mm axle wrench in either.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #4777
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The Cruz kit is available on amazon for 85 (free shipping). About two weeks ago it was only 65.

http://www.amazon.com/CruzTOOLS-RTB1...=cruz+tool+rtb

That being said, the convenience doesn't negate the price for me (especially the advdesigns kit). I piece together my own kit.


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Any thoughts or experience with this tool kit?

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwg650x.html

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/c...1-bmw-tool-kit

I'm trying to put together a kit and would like to avoid getting everything piecemeal. I will get a separate tire repair/change kit.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #4778
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Reprom help

Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

I cant seem to find the cable routing (clutch and throttle cable) on the reprom manual.

Is it even there?

Both cables seem to be quite tight con my Xc (no risers - oem bar), so I think the cable routing must be wrong.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #4779
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Any thoughts or experience with this tool kit?

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwg650x.html

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/c...1-bmw-tool-kit

I'm trying to put together a kit and would like to avoid getting everything piecemeal. I will get a separate tire repair/change kit.
I own the GS Adventure version of the advdesigns.com tool kit. The tools are american made and guaranteed for life. When it comes to tools, you tend to get what you pay for. Everything in the kit, including the roll is well thought out. I can hang the roll from the side of the bike using the hook & loop fasteners or the grommets on the top edge. I've supplemented some of my other tools into the kit, like lock wire pliers, a partial roll of Scotch 33+ electrical tape, specific feeler gauges for the valve clearances, and my 1/4" ratchet Wera set, the Rapidaptor. I have no problem working on all aspects of my bike using these tools.

Having said all of that, I had previously made my own tool kit, using my own tools I had in my tool box at home. I did my best to keep the kit as compact and light as possible, but it was more than twice as heavy as the advdesigns.com kit and not nearly as compact as their kit. I'm very happy with the advdesigns.com kit.

There is nothing worse than breaking a proper tool when you are working on a project, although being in the field and having it happen would just plain suck...

{drops two shiny one cent pieces on the table and saunters away...}
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #4780
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Any thoughts or experience with this tool kit?

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwg650x.html

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/c...1-bmw-tool-kit

I'm trying to put together a kit and would like to avoid getting everything piecemeal. I will get a separate tire repair/change kit.
I use the Adventure designs kit brought over from my former bike (1200 GS).
Made a few supplements. For axle nuts, I have converted to KTM 27mm nuts and employ a "Motion Pro" lightweight 27mm tyre spoon (lever).
No problems at all with Allen bolts etc using this kit which may not be the lightest but its great quality.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #4781
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Thanks to everyone for your helpful inputs.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #4782
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Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

I cant seem to find the cable routing (clutch and throttle cable) on the reprom manual.

Is it even there?

Both cables seem to be quite tight con my Xc (no risers - oem bar), so I think the cable routing must be wrong.
Then re-route it so its comfortable.

I have 50mm risers on mine and a thorough re-routing of cables enables this.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:30 AM   #4783
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Then re-route it so its comfortable.

I have 50mm risers on mine and a thorough re-routing of cables enables this.
and you're using OEM cables?

I'm getting the 20mm TT risers next week, being tight as they are now, I was planning to make custom cables.

Guess I'll try some new cable routing this weekend.

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #4784
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and you're using OEM cables?

I'm getting the 20mm TT risers next week, being tight as they are now, I was planning to make custom cables.

Guess I'll try some new cable routing this weekend.

tnx!
yes all OEM cables

Not heard of anyone who has needed custom cables. The main re-routing is sorting out how it should flow around the bars and headstock.

Good luck with the TT risers ... they have a habit of bending or snapping bolts.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:59 PM   #4785
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yes all OEM cables

Not heard of anyone who has needed custom cables. The main re-routing is sorting out how it should flow around the bars and headstock.

Good luck with the TT risers ... they have a habit of bending or snapping bolts.
Yeah.. I read that just after ordering

I guess I'll give it a try and carry a set of extra bolts just in case.

I saw a template/bracket on another thread that somebody made to fit a scotts steering damper. He said that it gave some extra stiffness to the whole unit, I may go that way if the bolts fails.
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