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Old 07-25-2013, 03:30 AM   #4981
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how many water pump gaskets, piston rings, shift shafts and batteries is that? :)
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #4982
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I have 140,000 km on mine , about 2/3 off road, and feel the engine has just about had enough. I also think alloy frame parts, (lower frame legs and swingarm) have wear. I think for gentlemanly use, mostly commuting or onroad, the bike should not be much different to the F650 GS that came before it, which could get to 200,000 km.

I could do a full engine rebuild but feel its wiser to buy a low mileage X-moto and swap my aftermarket over to it. Then all bushings and fittings are like new as well.
There is a Xmoto in Texas for sale in the forum low miles and a pretty good price for somebody who works in Euros. Would they charge duty to repatriate the bike in whole or parts back to the Eurozone! I am really worried now about my winter depression fix ride report hearing your moto is starting to show its age! These low mile X bikes come up for sale here in the states here and there throughout the year.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #4983
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Just saw that you have the X tank.
You need a hoseclamp where the fuelline connects to the OEM tank vent.
The supplied cabletie will nor seal properly.
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Thanks for the advice. Hose clamp installed today. I also cinched down the screws for the housing that the fuel cap screws onto just in case there wasn't a perfect seal with that o-ring.


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Old 07-26-2013, 01:59 AM   #4984
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There is a Xmoto in Texas for sale in the forum low miles and a pretty good price for somebody who works in Euros. Would they charge duty to repatriate the bike in whole or parts back to the Eurozone! I am really worried now about my winter depression fix ride report hearing your moto is starting to show its age! These low mile X bikes come up for sale here in the states here and there throughout the year.
yes ... there would be duty. Better for me to buy within the EU
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #4985
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I took the gas cap apart , made another thin gasket out of some material I had around.
Added the gasket under the OEM gasket, also used a new o ring on the tank lock lock cylinder.
The gas cap closes now tight and gives a good seal to for the Aux tank to work.
Check also the connection of the TTtank fuel line to the bikes tank.
I have seen some problems with that on a friends bike.
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I don't see HOW it comes apart. Was it easy to do? Is it meant to come apart or did you need to use extraordinary technique?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #4986
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I don't see HOW it comes apart. Was it easy to do? Is it meant to come apart or did you need to use extraordinary technique?
You need to press the pin out on the gas side of the cap.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #4987
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:34 AM   #4988
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I have 140,000 km on mine , about 2/3 off road, and feel the engine has just about had enough. I also think alloy frame parts, (lower frame legs and swingarm) have wear. I think for gentlemanly use, mostly commuting or onroad, the bike should not be much different to the F650 GS that came before it, which could get to 200,000 km.

I could do a full engine rebuild but feel its wiser to buy a low mileage X-moto and swap my aftermarket over to it. Then all bushings and fittings are like new as well.
Wow that is great almost 90K, gives me a lot more interest in finding a xchallenge for my next ride, I have been looking for a while to upgrade and think the X is one of the most over looked bikes.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #4989
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I don't see HOW it comes apart. Was it easy to do? Is it meant to come apart or did you need to use extraordinary technique?

Lay the gas cap down, the inside facing you.
Make a mental picture how it all looks like and works when you turn the key.
Press down on the green plastic latch and push the pin out
Slowly release the pressure and watch for parts flying.
To get to the gasket you have to remove four(?) little Phillips head screws.
There is a fuel resistant O-ring on the lock stem that has to be in good order.
They are hard to get so give it some TLC with silicone lube.

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #4990
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yes ... there would be duty. Better for me to buy within the EU

Why not install a new TR 650 motor and keep going?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #4991
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Why not install a new TR 650 motor and keep going?
At those miles, more than the engine wears out. Everything gets tired.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #4992
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Clutch issues

So I think I have a clutch issue.
I have no free play at my lever. I can pull in the lever and shift with the bike jumping into gear a tad harder than most bikes I have rode.
If I adjust some free play into it when I shift the bike kills its self.
Any thoughts?

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #4993
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So I think I have a clutch issue.
I have no free play at my lever. I can pull in the lever and shift with the bike jumping into gear a tad harder than most bikes I have rode.
If I adjust some free play into it when I shift the bike kills its self.
Any thoughts?

Sean
Replace your clutch cable.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #4994
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So I think I have a clutch issue.
I have no free play at my lever. I can pull in the lever and shift with the bike jumping into gear a tad harder than most bikes I have rode.
If I adjust some free play into it when I shift the bike kills its self.
Any thoughts?

Sean
you can pull the cable off and adjust it a bit more at the other end.

Even with a new cable the adjustment is very close to end, but you can shorten the play of the cable by moving the piece that holds the other end. Similar to adjusting your shifter up or down.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #4995
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clutch housing

on another note....

Has anyone had to add a bushing to the clutch housing where the water pump shaft slides thru? Mine is worn and has a bit of an oval shape instead of being round.

If so, can you detail the process

This part is apparently being 'redesigned' by BMW and there is no target date for completion and as such I'm stuck with a leaking water pump. It was suggested on the 'issues' thread (where I first posted this question) that it is a common problem and guys owners are welding a bushing to the clutch housing. wondering if anyone that has done this can explain the process better.
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