ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #5431
G450X_Rider
Super Geek
 
G450X_Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: North Georgia Mountains
Oddometer: 7
Mileage Smileage

Just spreading the good word - I passed 30,000 miles on my G450X yesterday. Still no real problems to report.
G450X_Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #5432
Stagehand
+/- V TDSPP
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 24,886
holy crap! you have that thing on a treadmill or something?
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:49 AM   #5433
Gearhead001
Nut
 
Gearhead001's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Belmont, NC
Oddometer: 74
Thumb 30K Miles

Quote:
Originally Posted by G450X_Rider View Post
Just spreading the good word - I passed 30,000 miles on my G450X yesterday. Still no real problems to report.
DANG!! I am impressed.
Gearhead001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #5434
NoVa Rider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Oddometer: 2,478
Have you done the 70 hour checks?
NoVa Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #5435
G450X_Rider
Super Geek
 
G450X_Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: North Georgia Mountains
Oddometer: 7
Mileage Smileage

70 hour checks Yes. I do my own maintenance and my dealer is fine with that. Im pretty strict about maintenance and they seem trust me. Also, its a commuter bike so I guess that has something to do with the way things are holding up. Whats funny are the problems I never expected like the seat cover cracking due to use. Also, the oil vent tube that runs into the air box developed a hole due to vibration.
G450X_Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #5436
itsgunnahurt
Gravity Enhanced!
 
itsgunnahurt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne, AUS
Oddometer: 1,805
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by G450X_Rider View Post
Also, its a commuter bike...

Thats's one hell of a commuter bike!
__________________
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent...
˙˙˙buıuuɐןd ǝɹɐ sɹǝʞɔnɟ ǝsoɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ ʍouʞ ɹǝʌǝu ı
itsgunnahurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:52 AM   #5437
Lamented
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Oddometer: 486
So on a ride yesterday when I shut off my bike it failed to restart.

battery seemed dead. Thankfully someone had cables and it would fire with a jump.

The bike had been on a tender and never given me a problem before.

when I got home the battery was low (11.5v) so it did not return to charge or want to start after being ridden 10 miles after being jumped the third time.

The only major change is I replaced the headlight with an LED unit that draws 28 watts @ 1.9 amps. Should be lower than the standard Halogen.

After being on a tender all last night (green light this morning) here are the stats.

Bike off = 12.9

Full load, Light on, blinker on, starter pushed, it goes to 10.2 - 10.8

Running 11.9

fast rev 12.2

So bad battery Right?

No parasitic draw present

what is the resting range for a healthy battery in our bikes?

what is the normal reading for the bike running? (charging output)

what is an acceptable low reading when fully loaded?
__________________
A little armageddon is good for you.
Lamented is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:59 AM   #5438
Stagehand
+/- V TDSPP
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 24,886
well, as load tested by starter, it doesnt seem like it drops that much, but charging doesnt sound up to snuff. If should be hitting 13 easy when revving anywhere above idle. This 11 stuff is not good news It should be resting in the 12.2-12.5 range, I believe.


Battery is a good start, then regulator, imo.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #5439
tundra61
I wish I had a title
 
tundra61's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: There
Oddometer: 926
Wasn't there a recall on the chargers? I know pmy dealer replaced mine under warranty
__________________
Lots but currently:
2012 BMW GSA
2012 KTM 350 XCF-W
tundra61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 06:05 AM   #5440
Lamented
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Oddometer: 486
I'll go test it later after sitting off the charger for a few hours.
__________________
A little armageddon is good for you.
Lamented is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #5441
Lamented
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Oddometer: 486
Cry

Battery holds a charge fine. Drains as the bike runs. Not charging. Off to the dealer to see if they will warranty it. Guess no riding this weekend.
__________________
A little armageddon is good for you.
Lamented is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #5442
a1fa
Riding Nomad
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by tundra61 View Post
Wasn't there a recall on the chargers? I know pmy dealer replaced mine under warranty
Bolts would come loose and break everything! Must do! I've had mine done, and mine have not come loose.
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 06:42 AM   #5443
jack splash
Two Sheds
 
jack splash's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pt Pleasant, NJ USA
Oddometer: 2,209
Crank?

Quote:
Originally Posted by G450X_Rider View Post
70 hour checks Yes. I do my own maintenance and my dealer is fine with that. Im pretty strict about maintenance and they seem trust me. Also, its a commuter bike so I guess that has something to do with the way things are holding up. Whats funny are the problems I never expected like the seat cover cracking due to use. Also, the oil vent tube that runs into the air box developed a hole due to vibration.
Hey: Did you replace the crankshaft and rod, or is it still the orginal?

Thanks

Jack
__________________
Stay dirty my friends!
Bigfoot has a picture of me!

www.pinebarrens500.org
www.pinebarrensadventures.com
jack splash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #5444
WikdBeemer
Older but still riding
 
WikdBeemer's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Central Coast NSW Australia
Oddometer: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack splash View Post
Hey: Did you replace the crankshaft and rod, or is it still the orginal?

Thanks

Jack
At 30,000m I'd say if the 70hr checks were done by the book he would have done about 6 crankshaft & piston sets by now - it would have been cheaper to just buy a new bike, a more appropriate one.
It does say a lot for the gearbox though, not destroying itself with the road abuse and no cush drive on the bike.
__________________
No copyright infringment intended
WikdBeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #5445
WikdBeemer
Older but still riding
 
WikdBeemer's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Central Coast NSW Australia
Oddometer: 210
Has anyone done a retro fit of the forks?
Fitted the series 2 forks onto a series 1 G450X?

I am wondering if the forks fit the series 1 tripple clamps or if they need replacing too?

Does anyone have series 2 forks for sale at a reasonable price?

Maybe I should just have the Marzochi's worked on by a pro?
__________________
No copyright infringment intended
WikdBeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014