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Old 09-04-2010, 01:31 AM   #1591
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Lay the bike onto its left side, open the generator cover, swipe your finger over the pick up coil and its terminals .... if you have superfine silver metal powder on your oily finger, then there is your problem.

If thats the problem, you probably should replace the sprag clutch, your oil and filter. And get the pick up coil super clean.

If its not your problem, it will have cost you 20 minutes and probably a $4 generator cover gasket.
It turns out BMW want $34 for the gasket. I made one myself

Thanks again for that info. I cleaned up the pickup and the bike now starts.

But it runs rough as guts - worse than it did before this no spark issue

I just want to check could the fouling of the pickup cause the bike to run rough or just not run at all. I would assume it would be the latter but. I though I should check.

As I said the bike starts and idles roughly, as soon as I twist the throttle it sputters and dies.

This issue has got progressively worse (although intermittent ) over the last few weeks.

I pulled out the fuel pump again today and could find no sign of water and the filter looks OK.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:39 AM   #1592
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It turns out BMW want $34 for the gasket. I made one myself

Thanks again for that info. I cleaned up the pickup and the bike now starts.

But it runs rough as guts - worse than it did before this no spark issue

I just want to check could the fouling of the pickup cause the bike to run rough or just not run at all. I would assume it would be the latter but. I though I should check.

As I said the bike starts and idles roughly, as soon as I twist the throttle it sputters and dies.

This issue has got progressively worse (although intermittent ) over the last few weeks.

I pulled out the fuel pump again today and could find no sign of water and the filter looks OK.
No if the pick up coil is clean it should run well. Did you change the oil and oil filter? If not, the coil may again be covered in fine metal.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:15 AM   #1593
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No if the pick up coil is clean it should run well. Did you change the oil and oil filter? If not, the coil may again be covered in fine metal.
I did not change the oil and filter but I will. I cleaned the coil and reassembled to test, just trying to work out if the dirty pickup was the whole problem or just part of it.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #1594
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Need to Borrow an Extra Rear Shock.

I shoulda known better, but after installing a Wilbers shock on my bike, I sold my OEM Air Shock.

Now that good riding weather is here, I gotta send my Wilbers to Ted's Beemer for repair.

Anybody near AR got a extra, loose OEM air shock I could borrow for a couple or three weeks??? I hate to miss 2 weekends of riding.....

Borrow, rent, or buy cheep.....
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #1595
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Re: shock

I've got one in Shreveport, La you can use.
Call me or text 319-773-4705. Spence
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I shoulda known better, but after installing a Wilbers shock on my bike, I sold my OEM Air Shock.

Now that good riding weather is here, I gotta send my Wilbers to Ted's Beemer for repair.

Anybody near AR got a extra, loose OEM air shock I could borrow for a couple or three weeks??? I hate to miss 2 weekends of riding.....

Borrow, rent, or buy cheep.....
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #1596
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Not sure which of the G650X threads to post this in, so here goes...

The kickstand on this bike is driving me crazy. I am not a small guy (6'2", 260 lbs), but even so because of the long kickstand and airshock compression have difficulty getting on/off the bike if it is parked on anything but absolutely level ground. I have tried raising the kickstand before mounting, and that works w/o luggage, but don't think it will be feasible when I mount saddlebags and a big duffle on the seat...

I have read about cutting 20mm off of the kickstand, and I guess I can do that if necessary, but I was wondering if there is an easier way? Also, I am planning to replace the airshock with an Ohlins, etc. over the winter and was wondering if having an Ohlin or similar shock would help/hurt with the current kickstand? Conversely, I would hate to cut 20mm off of the current kickstand and find too much lean when I install Ohlins...

Feel like kind of a dummy; any words of wisdom would be greatly apreciated.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:11 AM   #1597
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I have the Ohlins on mine and it still could do with a cm off of the side stand.

Dropping the seat height has helped a lot as I am a bit shorter than you.

I sit in the bike now instead of being perched on top of it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:26 AM   #1598
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Not sure which of the G650X threads to post this in, so here goes...

The kickstand on this bike is driving me crazy. I am not a small guy (6'2", 260 lbs), but even so because of the long kickstand and airshock compression have difficulty getting on/off the bike if it is parked on anything but absolutely level ground. I have tried raising the kickstand before mounting, and that works w/o luggage, but don't think it will be feasible when I mount saddlebags and a big duffle on the seat...

I have read about cutting 20mm off of the kickstand, and I guess I can do that if necessary, but I was wondering if there is an easier way? Also, I am planning to replace the airshock with an Ohlins, etc. over the winter and was wondering if having an Ohlin or similar shock would help/hurt with the current kickstand? Conversely, I would hate to cut 20mm off of the current kickstand and find too much lean when I install Ohlins...

Feel like kind of a dummy; any words of wisdom would be greatly apreciated.
I always get on my bike by standing on the left footpeg and swinging the right leg over- with or without the saddlebags and dufflebag on. Works for me on tar and dirt. I still do the same now that there is a Hyperpro rear suspension on that makes the bike lean even more worryingly to the vertical. The side stand really needs a cut and weld job now.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:08 AM   #1599
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I always get on my bike by standing on the left footpeg and swinging the right leg over- with or without the saddlebags and dufflebag on. Works for me on tar and dirt. I still do the same now that there is a Hyperpro rear suspension on that makes the bike lean even more worryingly to the vertical. The side stand really needs a cut and weld job now.
Sorry to change the subject here, but why Hyperpro instead of Ohlin? Just curious...
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #1600
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Tom ... fit the aftermarket shock first, and then cut the sidestand to suit.

I have a hyperpro ... it helps the sidestand wierdness ... I have lopped 15-20 mm of the sidestand. Between those two mods, a normal shock and a length adjustment, the stand is now fantastic.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:45 AM   #1601
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Tom ... fit the aftermarket shock first, and then cut the sidestand to suit.

I have a hyperpro ... it helps the sidestand wierdness ... I have lopped 15-20 mm of the sidestand. Between those two mods, a normal shock and a length adjustment, the stand is now fantastic.
Perfect, thanks. Now to do some research on aftermarket shocks!
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #1602
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Has anyone used a Boosterplug on their X Challenge?

What did you think of it etc?

http://www.boosterplug.com/?menu=1

http://www.boosterplug.com/?id=Installation&menu=8

Picked one up off a GS1150 from an inmate here at the right price and fitted it today. Bike appears to run noticeably smoother and the exhaust cackle is reduced on deceleration. Starts very easily and idles well so far. It feels as though it has lost a bit of kick on full throttle but I have found myself going into corners too quick etc so I think it is just that it is a lot smoother than before

Will have a good ride this weekend and see how it goes.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:24 AM   #1603
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I've got one on mine. Noticed a little more kick on acceleration, and generally smoother overall. Also cold starts and idles much better.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:12 PM   #1604
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Question Fuel Consumption

What about fuel consumption?

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I've got one on mine. Noticed a little more kick on acceleration, and generally smoother overall. Also cold starts and idles much better.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:17 PM   #1605
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skid plates and crash bars

was wondereing if anybody has tried a small scheffelemeier skid plate with any crash bars other than the sw-motech bars. I know it will fit with these bars. but has anyone tried them with hepco becker bars, or wunderlich engine guard bars. emailed stephen from scheffelemeier metall he said sw motech bars will work but has not tested with anything else. I also emailed wunderlich and asked if their bars would work with any skid plates other than stock and they told me they have not tested with anything other than the stock plate. has any body tried any of these combinations? what works
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