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Old 06-19-2013, 06:35 AM   #4846
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My experience with the handling change is nothing but positive. Meaning the wheel is stiffer in the sense if going where you want it to go on road and the same off road. You start to notice small changes you want to make to the suspension as a result of the wheel being honest...

I noticed the difference on the first ride and then it became normal. I can't imagine having a negative experience.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #4847
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Came out to the garage about an hour after my ride this morning, and saw this under the bike:




Looks like coolant... I Rode about 200 miles this am, it got hot toward the end of the ride, but the bike did great the whole time.

Any ideas why?
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #4848
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Came out to the garage about an hour after my ride this morning, and saw this under the bike:




Looks like coolant... I Rode about 200 miles this am, it got hot toward the end of the ride, but the bike did great the whole time.

Any ideas why?
Check the coolant hose above the clatch cover. maybe the exhaust burn the hose , the clearance between them is very small.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #4849
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I need to adjust my valves the inlet is very tight 0.005 ( 0.03-0.11 should be)

and the exhaust valve are loose the 0.39 and 0.46 (should be 0.25-0.33)

can anybody explain me this step?

"Using a suitable tool, push the chain tensioner rail back at the bottom (arrow) and secure it in this position."

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Old 06-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #4850
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Came out to the garage about an hour after my ride this morning, and saw this under the bike:




Looks like coolant... I Rode about 200 miles this am, it got hot toward the end of the ride, but the bike did great the whole time.

Any ideas why?
You need water pump seals. It is not difficult to fix, just a pain to get into. Get the kit from BMW and have fun taking the frame apart to get the left side cover off.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #4851
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Thanks for the advice guys.


Tbarstow, can you give any exanation of what's happening, in laymans terms for a guy who's ignorant here?


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You need water pump seals. It is not difficult to fix, just a pain to get into. Get the kit from BMW and have fun taking the frame apart to get the left side cover off.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #4852
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Thanks for the advice guys.


Tbarstow, can you give any exanation of what's happening, in laymans terms for a guy who's ignorant here?
The water pump seals have an integrated weep hole in the design so that you don't find out the hard way that the seals failed by making milky oil:



You start by draining the coolant, them remove the rear wheel, swing arm (grease the bearings while you're at it), and exhaust:



Then you have to get creative to combat BMW stupid (2 bolts for side cover are covered by the bottom left frame casting:



The BMW water pump kit has 2 seals and a new impeller (and maybe 2 more pieces in it that I can't recall off the top of my head) for about $50.

In the following photo, there are 2 seals in the hole on the far left. Take the old ones out, CLEAN OUT THE WEEP HOLE, then replace with new seals and new impeller.



Then reverse the disassembly process and resume riding for another 20k miles.

I need to thank Colebatch for initially pointing me to the problem.

I'd also do the shift shaft seal while I have everything apart, just because it's already laid open.

This isn't a hard job to do, it just takes a few hours to accomplish.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #4853
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That is awesome, THANK YOU for the detailed reply!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:18 AM   #4854
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X-challenge tool tube

Someone may find this usefull, so Ill post it.

This proved to be much more resilent then I thought it will be, I had more then few drops and falls on that side of bike, and tool tube is still on its place.

There is absolutly no contact with my legs, no matter what position I take, standing or sitting.

Bracket is attached on subframe using existing holes, and connection is secured with clamps. Tool tube is mounted on bracket using bolts and clamps. That way there is no super-strong connection that could brake or bent subframe, in case of strong direct blow to tool-tube.

For some serious hard enduro riding (as long as it can be done with this bike), I need 2 minutes and one screwdriver to take this off.

On fifth picture one can see U-shaped additions to bracket, made to prevent tool tube to be pushed towards bike to far. Also, tool tube clamps are tied to that "bumpers"














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Old 06-24-2013, 04:42 AM   #4855
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X-challenge GPS and windscreen bracket

New edition of low-budget how-to's...

This bracket was made in order to mount Touratech's Garmin Montana GPS cradle in proper position, near line of sight and to mount small windscreen fore rare highway rides.

I used longer triple clam bolts, available in every hardware store and 1 cm long stainles steel inserts that goes into the triple clamp hole (I made them).

Using mounting plates welded on the bracket I can mount windscreen (Kappa 245A) and still have enough room to stash internal tyre behind it. Unfortunatly, I found out that I tend to fall (fly) over handlebars to often (and brake everything in my way) so I took the windsreen off.

Montana position is ideal, while sitting on the bike I can see everything except indicator telltale lights. When I get up, i still can see Montana easy enough.

















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Old 06-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #4856
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Ktm Rear Tank

anyone have idea what year/model ktm rear tank is best suited for modding to the rear?
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #4857
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anyone have idea what year/model ktm rear tank is best suited for modding to the rear?
I used the 1.1 gallon for the 04 KTM 450.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #4858
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I used the 1.1 gallon for the 04 KTM 450.
Do you possibly gav pic or link to ot fitted on bike
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #4859
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Do you possibly gav pic or link to ot fitted on bike
Search this thread using Google and you'll find my pics of it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #4860
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Search this thread using Google and you'll find my pics of it.
The write-up
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4273

and the tank
http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=260498
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