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Old 08-17-2007, 11:44 AM   #1576
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Anyone confirmed interchangeability of the steel F650GS rear sprockets on the G650XCh wheel? It looks like it will swap over, but don't feel like taking a wheel off just to experiment for a customer's bike.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:08 PM   #1577
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It wont Bobby,

the pitch of the holes on the F650GS is 160mm, and the Xchallenge is more like 156mm. The inside diameter of the sprocket is the same though.

I believe you could try the rear sprocket from a Husky enduro or mx bike or a Suzuki DR350 (the ones with a cush drive). Looks to be a good fit. JTR 822 from JT sprockets.

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Old 08-17-2007, 01:23 PM   #1578
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I'm curious what kind of OTD prices everyone has gotten since BMW has released the challenge. Is anyone escaping for less than $9K?
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:26 PM   #1579
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I'm curious what kind of OTD prices everyone has gotten since BMW has released the challenge. Is anyone escaping for less than $9K?

Maybe, who wants to know? We've got a demonstrator or two we can work a deal on. Shoot me a pm or give me a call if you're interested.


Max,
thanks for the info, will look further into cross referencing.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:34 PM   #1580
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I'm curious what kind of OTD prices everyone has gotten since BMW has released the challenge. Is anyone escaping for less than $9K?
Tough to say in my case as I got a good deal on a trade.

My dealer said that he doesn't dicker, but will offer after the sale discounts on accessories, etc. I didn't really test him by pushing on price as I felt his in / out offer was fair.

Some guys aren't happy unless they feel they pushed the dealer all the way to the wall. I don't play that way.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:34 PM   #1581
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It may be hard to compare prices from country to country.

(but I know I got a bargain)
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:11 PM   #1582
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How about you clear up that kickstand comment? Did BMW say the kickstand deployed? Why did you say that at all?

Per my comment earlier, if you wish to make a warranty claim, there is an entirely alternate route to take. Your call.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #1583
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Sorry things didn't work out, wierd stuff does happen and the wrong hit on the wrong day of planetary alignment can get the toughest of them, at least lets hope that's what this is for the G650's sake. Hope your next bike is problem free, but one thing I have found with any kind of dirt bike, dual sport or not is that something is always getting tweaked, trick is to catch it before it breaks out in the middle of no where.

Here's a shot of a very abused G650XChallenge that runs like a top and has hit the ground many times in competition no less. This particular bike took 1 or 2 direct hits to the shifter linkage and left foot peg from a sawed off stump at speed. Bent the hell out of the shifter, but case and frame took the beating.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:15 PM   #1584
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Xchallenged : whats the 1st 2 letters in your Vin #?

It might have been assembled outside of Berlin
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #1585
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The VIN #s were standardized by most vehicle manufactures starting in about 1980. W in the first position means manufactured in Germany. B in the second position means it is a BMW....if it was a D in the second position, it would mean Daimler (Mercedes Benz)......
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #1586
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Sounds to me you're trying to make the X a dirt bike. it's not a dirt bike. it's an enduro/dual sport.

If you wanted a dirt bike, I'd have waited for the 450 to come out. One thing that really gets me is people denouncing an entire model line because of one bad experience. To me, at least, it sounds like you just had a stroke of bad luck and hit it "just right."

If your dealer is good enough, they would get that waranteed. You can't always go direct,and don't always take no for an answer. It's kind of just a freak thing. If this is something that won't be fixed ASAP (as im sure it wont,lots of the X parts are BO right now) your dealer should help you out.

I'm loving ever second of the X, picked mine up a few weeks ago. It's taken a good ebating so far,gotten it covered in mud, dropped it once or twice on some hills,but that's due to it's/my height.You just need to realize that it really isn't a dirtbike. it's great for dirt roads/open trails/fields/powerlines, and even some jumping,but it is a big bike.

Anyways,hope BMW steps up and takes care of the bike for ya, that definitely is a downer. I had the rear wheel loosen up on me and the spacer on the cush drive wore a small part of the seal away, my service writer wasn't hesitent at all to warranty the parts. IMO, 10% of the outcome is what BMW says, but 90% of it gets done by your dealer harassing BMW about it.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:28 PM   #1587
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Just made my own rear fender and added some led blinkers.

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Old 08-17-2007, 09:53 PM   #1588
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Someone bought a new bike today.

What an awesome bike, smooth on the highway, great power delivery, lots more power than my Dakar and it comes on when you want it - off idle.

Thanks to you guys for telling me what not to do, I'll figure out the rest on my own. (Damn test rides)








This bike is very much like my YZ426F with a lot more weight
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:29 PM   #1589
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Nice rear fender! Did you actually get that vanity plate?

Just X,
That is very cool!

No I photoshop the other numbers out of the pic.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:39 AM   #1590
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Just made my own rear fender and added some led blinkers.

Nice work! I'm not sure your new turn signals are far enough apart to meet legal requirements, but I'll bet they work well and that no one (other than me) will ever question their legality.
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