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Old 07-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #4111
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4 liters is a bit too little. I am going with Rotopax. Not enough interest on Beert group buy.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:15 AM   #4112
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4 liters is a bit too little. I am going with Rotopax. Not enough interest on Beert group buy.
Shame about that, The Beert tank is an awesome setup.

Then again, was on a club ride the other weekend, and a few guys were carrying their fuel in their backpacks, in 1 ltr containers!
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:46 AM   #4113
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It's my cheap immediate solution for fuel (in backpack):


I'm anxious to see how much I can squeeze in as an oem tank replacement. If I could get 2 gal, it'd be perfect, but it'll be interesting getting that.

I still find it funny that an enduro bike comes with an MX bike sized tank. Oh BMW.

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Old 07-24-2011, 08:08 AM   #4114
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andrew, are you building an aluminium tank?
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #4115
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andrew, are you building an aluminium tank?
Yeah, that is the plan. At least for now. We'll see how it pans out
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:30 PM   #4116
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Comment of the day: Hey that thing isn't really made for this is it?




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Old 07-25-2011, 03:16 AM   #4117
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[QUOTE=OZbeemer;16458010]possible to have an oil leak from the neutral switch? I noticed some oil under the 450 in the last few days. Not much but enough to notice that the spot has been getting bigger. At first glance it appears to be coming from the neutral switch. Can I lay the bike on its side and pull this to inspect?

It may be coming from further up but this looks like the culprit.[/QUOTE

I had a leak ot the switch. It has plastic threads so I just put some sealant on threads and retighten. No leaks since. Been about 1year
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #4118
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Need some advice:
1. Same problem as with GX-man(previous page), bought bike second hand and did not know about the CD until much later, dealer wants me to buy new from BMW at a price... Is there a place for a pfd download?
2. What is the torque setting for the oil drain plugs? They are easy to abuse...
3. Looking at the previous threads and I notice that GPR V4 stabilizers is mentioned a couple of times, is it the best option for our bikes? http://www.gprstabilizer.com/shoppin...w_gs450x_08-10
Awesome bike, still smiling after the weekend run.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:11 PM   #4119
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I noticed the other day that I was getting the same damage on my swing arm and took it to the dealership to see what it was all about. They didnt say it was from crashing or it was bent , they said it was from reintstalling the swing arm improper. I and said excellent, reinstall it for me and your mechanic has never done one (I have the only 450X in Vegas) and he can follow instructions as well as I can and when he is done I will run a piece of tape over it and if continues to hit what next?


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Old 07-25-2011, 04:54 PM   #4120
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I noticed the other day that I was getting the same damage on my swing arm and took it to the dealership to see what it was all about. They didnt say it was from crashing or it was bent , they said it was from reintstalling the swing arm improper. I and said excellent, reinstall it for me and your mechanic has never done one (I have the only 450X in Vegas) and he can follow instructions as well as I can and when he is done I will run a piece of tape over it and if continues to hit what next?

Could it be making contact with the rear brake master cylinder? Has happens to a few others....
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:27 PM   #4121
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Need some advice:
1. Same problem as with GX-man(previous page), bought bike second hand and did not know about the CD until much later, dealer wants me to buy new from BMW at a price... Is there a place for a pfd download?
Can't help you with the PDF, but I do have 4 extras CDs I got with a large lot of G450X parts I bought. How about $50+shipping. I just checked. I have 3 second editions, and 1 first edition.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:58 PM   #4122
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Out again on the g450x for a fun trail ride in Vermont on Sunday :)


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Old 07-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #4123
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Out again on the g450x for a fun trail ride in Vermont on Sunday :)


Hey that looks awesome! mind if i come up and join you guys someday?
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #4124
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:20 AM   #4125
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Did some number crunching & test fitting & such last night on the feasibility of a replacement under seat tank. From what I gathered, the max gain you could get would be around 1.5 gallons. It's doable in aluminum, but far more preferred would be rotational molded. While I could make a mold for that, I'm not sure I want to invest more than the cost of the bike in a mold right now

In other news with it, I decided to change the oil on the bike. Went to remove one of the oil screen caps, and felt it was quite rough, as if the threads were messed up. I was perplexed as it installed easily, and nothing odd came out of the main oil drain. Alas, I found the problem:



Looks like a thread just completely failed. Thankfully the thread was easily removed from the case. I've stripped threads before, like this though...nope.
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