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Old 07-21-2014, 05:38 PM   #8911
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Ran into a fellow XCountry in North Bend Wa. today. He was on a low mile 09 with Caribou Side Cases and aux gas containers. His bike was significantly lower than my 08. I guess BMW heard the yell for a lower X only to discontinue shortly after. We fellow Xers agreed great Thumper .
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:15 AM   #8912
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That 09 may have been so low due to the weak spring on the rear shock. I bet that dude was riding on the rubber bumper.

I'm 6-2 and installed a spring to give proper sag. The bike is tall enough that I really cannot fully flat-foot it.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #8913
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I don't know if any of you are in need of bigger pegs but I put these on yesterday.


I have them on my other bikes and really appreciate them on those long offroad days when I do a lot of standing on the pegs. I got them from ZipTy racing.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:29 AM   #8914
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Any thoughts : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997178?
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:27 AM   #8915
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I don't know if any of you are in need of bigger pegs but I put these on yesterday.


I have them on my other bikes and really appreciate them on those long offroad days when I do a lot of standing on the pegs. I got them from ZipTy racing.

so the bolt to stock correct? They seem very nice....
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #8916
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so the bolt to stock correct? They seem very nice....
You have to drill 5 holes in the peg and then they bolt on, here they are installed on one of my other bikes.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:12 PM   #8917
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How many 2007/2008 G650X owners out there have had to replace the clutch cover due to to wear from the release bearing? Mine was quite worn, and it only had 12k miles on it. Parts were $350, but now, my bike shifts well, and finding neutral is not such a pain in the ass.

Was chatting with a guy that has an X Challenge, and he was worried about the necessity of doing the repair for a long trip. Is the problem just isolated?

Jurgen
It is a known problem, and BMW redesigned the clutch cover for the 2009 X-Country model because of it. No one other than BMW knows how frequently routine wear-and-tear renders the parts unusable.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:19 PM   #8918
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I suspect your bike overheated in the worst possible way. One of a G650X's weak points is its wiring harness--I'm not sure my overtemp light ever worked correctly.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:46 AM   #8919
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For now it turned out to be a bad leaking oil line from the valve to the oil tank.

However, I'm still puzzled by my temp light : it flashes three times on killswitch activation, once when I turn it off. Is this normal? Seems like nobody on the web knows!
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:54 PM   #8920
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For now it turned out to be a bad leaking oil line from the valve to the oil tank.

However, I'm still puzzled by my temp light : it flashes three times on killswitch activation, once when I turn it off. Is this normal? Seems like nobody on the web knows!
Well, the three times flashing when you switch on the bike is normal, mine does too, but this same light does not flash at all when I switch off the bike so not sure there.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #8921
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:25 AM   #8922
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For now it turned out to be a bad leaking oil line from the valve to the oil tank.
Interesting. Are you talking about this line?




This pic is with the seat off, and I just noticed last week how worn and cracked this line on my '07 is (22k miles). It was worn by my riding pants rubbing on it by my knee.

If this is the same one, you just gave me the motivation to replace it.
Guess I'll use host clamps as I'm not sure how to do those special hose crimp rings that are from the factory. (anybody have any tips?)
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:45 AM   #8923
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Yeah that one. There's another guy in another thread that had it happen too. Just tuck yours behind that plastic shield and it won't wear so fast anymore.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #8924
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Guess I'll use host clamps as I'm not sure how to do those special hose crimp rings that are from the factory. (anybody have any tips?)
Snooker - good to hear that you're back to wearing pants while riding!

Those little clamps can be put on with a set of CV Joint Boot Clamp Pliers:

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...955_0006402481

Sometimes, they are more of a hassle, especially when you could really use a set of 90 degree pliers.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:24 AM   #8925
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Pinch hose clamps and pliers

McMaster-Carr is another source of both the pinch clamps and the pliers to apply them.

Side clamp pliers that can be used both perpendicular and parallel to the hose: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6541k69/=t1r8k2

Clamps: Follow the link to "Pinch (Ear) Clamps" on this page: http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-hose-clamps/=t1ra5r

Over the years I've built up a supply of a variety of diameters of the clamps. Makes for a nice professional-looking installation, and less bulky in tight locations than the worm-drive clamps.
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Snooker - good to hear that you're back to wearing pants while riding!

Those little clamps can be put on with a set of CV Joint Boot Clamp Pliers:

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...955_0006402481

Sometimes, they are more of a hassle, especially when you could really use a set of 90 degree pliers.
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