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Old 05-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #3541
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is it possible to take these fans apart and put new bearings and bushes in ?
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #3542
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i have just taken the fan off and it is verry stiff to turn by hand so i think that is the problem . you would have though it would have blown the fuse though when it tryed to power up and could not turn . i am going to leave my bike here and go to french guiana tomorow for a new visa maybe i can find a fan there . does anyone know anything else that uses the same fan ?
The fan BMW uses is made by SPAL. Many other brands use their fans, too. But, I'm not 100% if the OEM one is just one of Spal's generic models - really depends on how the mounting frame is or is not customised. The fan may be a bitch to remove from its mounting frame.

From the outlook, the Spal generic 5.5 inch models look much alike the bmw's. Maybe you could fix them somehow into the existing mounting holes.
http://www.universalpartsinc.com/HP_...%20ACCESSORIES

OEM part number is 17117706673 (and costs a whopping $225 or so).
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:00 PM   #3543
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Local folks there have had to, out of necessity, learned to fix things we in the first world just toss and replace. It may be worth finding a handy man around if you can't source the fan motor itself.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #3544
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i have opened the fan .it looks like SPAL are using a crappy quality bearing inside the moter . the bearing is seized solid . this has caused the plastic that holds the brushes to melt . all in all looks like a cheep crap part that they are charging a lot of money for.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #3545
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So on my Xmoto (I kno, wrong thread, but same motor, so... yeah) I knurled the edges a bit more than I'd like on the stock oil drain plug. A trip to the shop, and within a week (and out ~$20) I had the new drain plug. But what's this? Is this right? They've made a modification!






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Old 05-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #3546
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Siphon:

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im hooking up a siphon for an extra fuel tank. i assumed it was from the white thing (the larger white thing in the photo) here in the photo, but it doesnt seem to be sucking as fast (or not at all) as i think it should be.

am i using the correct suction thing?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #3547
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That's the correct one. Make sure your factory cap is sealing well or you'll lose the "suction" you need to pull from the aux tank. You won't "see" much movement of fluids sitting in the driveway. My aux tank holds 1.5 gallons and in 75 or so miles it's empty...
Here's a pic of my hose hook up...
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #3548
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Also, you need to dismantle the inner valve of that white thingy so the suction happens better/stronger...since doing that, I haven't had issues at all!
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #3549
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dismantle the inner valve
wow, what a difference that makes..... just pulled it apart, and i think that is where my problem exsisted....

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:01 AM   #3550
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Also, you need to dismantle the inner valve of that white thingy so the suction happens better/stronger...since doing that, I haven't had issues at all!
Thats the first time I have heard of any one having to do that , with xtanks any way. Mine sucks fine and so does all the others I know of.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #3551
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So on my Xmoto (I kno, wrong thread, but same motor, so... yeah) I knurled the edges a bit more than I'd like on the stock oil drain plug. A trip to the shop, and within a week (and out ~$20) I had the new drain plug. But what's this? Is this right? They've made a modification!





You have a bit less magnet area and have lost the little sump area for the engine's swarf. I'd say not a biggie.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #3552
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I want one! You've kept the magnet and lost the part that bangs on rocks (with certain bashplates).
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #3553
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So on my Xmoto (I kno, wrong thread, but same motor, so... yeah) I knurled the edges a bit more than I'd like on the stock oil drain plug. A trip to the shop, and within a week (and out ~$20) I had the new drain plug. But what's this? Is this right? They've made a modification!

Sure looks a lot like the Touratech version that costs $22.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #3554
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Sure looks a lot like the Touratech version that costs $22.

The Tour$tech doesn't have a magnet -- which makes the new-and-improved BMW part a .
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #3555
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I want one! You've kept the magnet and lost the part that bangs on rocks (with certain bashplates).
I forgot to mention, that's the PN of the new plug in the first pic (7 708 604). The fiche doesn't reflect the change (the poor-resolution image in the fiche appears to display the hex head, and not the newer low profile plug).
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