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Old 08-26-2010, 07:48 AM   #1531
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to buy an excel rim and spokes etc etc,and build you own front wheel..... has any one done this?

Can a complete novice do this?


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Lacing the wheels is a piece of cake...

Replacing the front, you can use a Husky Excel rim (The Huskies have the same spoke / hub / rim angle positioning)...so it's not as costly as replacing the rear rim, which requires a blank rim to be drilled to match the unique spoke angles of the rear hub. Buchanan can help you out if your on a tight budget..there's other companies as well..but Buchanan was the most reasonable..

When you lace your new wheel, ride it rough for about 50 miles....then re-tighten the spokes..you'll be amazed at how loose they get in such a short time...but once you tighten them that second time, you should be done..

RMATV sells Warp9 rims for $95 and spoke&nipple kits for $65...google a coupon code and you'll save a few more bucks...but that's only gonna work on the front rim....

good luck!
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:23 AM   #1532
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toofast4uu..... fantastic info. Cheers

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Old 08-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #1533
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Helppp!! Need help with OEM clutch on my XCh.

So, back last year when I bought my XChallange new, I insalled a Rekluse and life was good.

Now, I've decided to go back to the OEM clutch and un-install the Rekluse.

The first problem was I only had 7 OEM steel clutch plates. I assume I lost one during the Rekluse install. BMW parts show 8. So I finally get another one. But after installing 8 steel and 8 friction, starting with the steel, the last friction plate doesnt fit into the tabs on the outer basket, everything seams too thick for the tabs.

And when I go ahead and put on the preasure plate and the outer cover, I cant get any cluthey feel out of the lever and the clutch/preasure plate will not release.

It all seams so simple and straight forward, what am I doing wrong???? Gotta be a no brainer.....
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #1534
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I think the image is wrong. should only be 7 steels not 8 you didn't lose one.

I have never seen a basket clutch on a motorcycle that has a steel plate on the back.. should be friction/steel/friction/steel... etc. Then when you install the pressure plate you should have an arrow that has an alignment mark on the basket... if the pressure plate is not aligned (rotate like a clock) it will not fit on to the basket all the way, as it has notches on it just like the steel plates.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:11 PM   #1535
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I think the image is wrong. should only be 7 steels not 8 you didn't lose one.

I have never seen a basket clutch on a motorcycle that has a steel plate on the back.. should be friction/steel/friction/steel... etc. Then when you install the pressure plate you should have an arrow that has an alignment mark on the basket... if the pressure plate is not aligned (rotate like a clock) it will not fit on to the basket all the way, as it has notches on it just like the steel plates.
Thanks, but I just figured that out. Well, anyways the service guy at Ted's Beemer figured it out. After looking closley one of the friction plates was made just a lttle different, that musta been the one that came with the Rekluse setup.

Anyways, all is well again. "World, carry on".
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:43 PM   #1536
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the outer friction plate is different, from the factory. It has a narrower band of friction material on it. Often called a damper plate.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:53 PM   #1537
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the outer friction plate is different, from the factory. It has a narrower band of friction material on it. Often called a damper plate.
Did'nt notice that. Do I need to take it back apart again?? How can I tell by looking??
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #1538
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Did'nt notice that. Do I need to take it back apart again?? How can I tell by looking??
If you *do* then take a lot of pictures, I can take pictures of mine and compare...
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:22 PM   #1539
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Did'nt notice that. Do I need to take it back apart again?? How can I tell by looking??

No don't take it apart.. just so you have them all in there.... some guys take out the damper plate and replace it with a standard disk... No biggie
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:49 PM   #1540
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A little bit off topic, but how did you find the Rekluse on the XCH?
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:52 PM   #1541
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was missing now stopped

Hi guys
I trailered my bike home once more today.

2 weeks ago I felt a barely perceptible bilp while cruising through the countryside at about 110 - 120 this happened a couple of times

A few days later the bike stammered and then came to a stop. But started again as soon as I hit the starter. I thought the problem may have been dirty fuel.

A few more days and the bike is stammering and cutting out. I would just let the motor die and I would hit the starter and off I would go again

This behavior happened about 10 times in an hour and then subsided and I thought it was dodgy fuel and I had eventually sucked it all through

A few days ago I took it for a run and when I opened up the throttle to give it a bit of a blast it started stammering again, like a rev limiter. Again the situation seemed to disappear. I was starting to think that perhaps the spark plug lead was shorting out on the frame somewhere.

Today I started to head off for the week end with the bike fully packed. After a few k's when I opened up the throttle she died and would not start.

So I have
  • drained the fuel tank
  • cleaned the grit out of the bottom of the tank (I don't think that this was a significant amount)
  • Removed the fuel pump
  • Checked the fuel filter (nothing significant there either)
  • checked that the fuel pump is pumping
  • cleaned the idle actuator

No joy
Any suggestions , pointers, advice?
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #1542
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Check the ignition swith to make sure that none of the connectors have cracked or have corrosion build up, solder cracked etc?

I remember someone with a X bike having trouble with this, also check all the other fuses and connections for corrosion buildup.

Could you replicate the break down while you had the seat and covers off?
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:29 AM   #1543
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:58 AM   #1544
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Hi guys
I trailered my bike home once more today.

Today I started to head off for the week end with the bike fully packed. After a few k's when I opened up the throttle she died and would not start.

Any suggestions , pointers, advice?

Do you have electrics? will the bike crank?
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:19 AM   #1545
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Do you have electrics? will the bike crank?
Yep it cranks ok, I also pulled out the injector to make sure fuel was being delivered into the motor. (it is)
I am pretty sure that the issue is electrical as I stuck a screwdriver into my spark plug cap, ensuring that the metal tip was in contact with the spark plug terminal connector, grasped the metal shaft of the screwdriver, took a breath and hit the starter, turning the motor over a few times and I did not experience any electric shock.
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