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Old 09-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #5311
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My front and rear rotors warped to the point where I needed to swap them out, happened around 8K miles.

Rear was fairly worn, very close to minimum thickness. Font was worn down too, but only to about 3/4 of minimum thickness.
after a bit of reading up I notice that the front rotor gets mentioned quite a few times. I'll mention it to the dealer when I visit for the callback freebies. 5000km, doesn't seem like a long time for a 250 euro part.

rotor surface is pretty much new. looks like a vynil but feels like a baby's bottom

TRW sells one they say will fit. anyone try that one?
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #5312
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Braking Wave

Mine warped early too, ~4k mi. (No way it was rider's fault!)
I wanted a floating rotor this time, put this one:
www.bing.com/search?q=Braking+Wave+BW07FLD
Took maybe half an hour, first time doing that.
Last 4k mi have been great!
Not doing stoppies on it but not babying it at all.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #5313
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Mine warped early too, ~4k mi. (No way it was rider's fault!)
I wanted a floating rotor this time, put this one:
www.bing.com/search?q=Braking+Wave+BW07FLD
Took maybe half an hour, first time doing that.
Last 4k mi have been great!
Not doing stoppies on it but not babying it at all.
Good find on the front rotor. I had an issue sourcing the rear in the proper size. Braking had a rear, but discontinued it (?). At least that's what my searches yielded at the time. I ended up taking it in the ass and going with an OEM BMW rotor from MaxBMW.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #5314
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Good find on the front rotor. I had an issue sourcing the rear in the proper size. Braking had a rear, but discontinued it (?). At least that's what my searches yielded at the time. I ended up taking it in the ass and going with an OEM BMW rotor from MaxBMW.
Scheffelmeier carries a rear one, 99 Euros (US$134.)
http://www.bashplates.de/BMW-G-650-X...ement::61.html
To my untrained eye it looks to have a lot less actual metal than the OEM one, suggesting to my untrained mind it may hold less heat and hit a braking limit, and maybe wear out faster than OEM too...??

And, why's a German company named France Equipment?
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:20 AM   #5315
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Mine warped early too, ~4k mi. (No way it was rider's fault!)
I wanted a floating rotor this time, put this one:
www.bing.com/search?q=Braking+Wave+BW07FLD
Took maybe half an hour, first time doing that.
Last 4k mi have been great!
Not doing stoppies on it but not babying it at all.
cant seem to open that link. so basically The expensive oem front rotor is shite?
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:49 AM   #5316
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when i bought my x-co it had a warped rotor, they replaced it for me. then not too long after that the new (OEM) one became warped. next time around im definitely gonna do a floating rotor.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #5317
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cant seem to open that link. so basically The expensive oem front rotor is shite?
Sorry, try this:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=Braking+Wave+BW07FLD
OEM one is fine, just not as forgiving as a floating one.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:03 AM   #5318
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lighting

So I lost my running headlight or low beam. Bright still works. Riding home the other night a motorist informed me that I lost my tail light, but brake lights work.

I tried my best to locate an obvious cause. Any one here have deeper places to look or maybe something that is too obvious for me to notice. I am trying very hard to not have to be raped by the dealership
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:40 AM   #5319
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Maybe its just time for bulbs? Id start checking all the fuses and grounds if bulbs are good, the timing is a little odd.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #5320
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Maybe its just time for bulbs? Id start checking all the fuses and grounds if bulbs are good, the timing is a little odd.
Replaced the bulbs. Opened up the harnesses and the previous owner removed every single non essential piece of electronics including the dash to race it as a Baja bike. It has been rewired but needless to say it is a mess.

My early thoughts are an ignition area problem as both those lights should come on with a key turn.....

So far no exposed frayed wire or easy to notice problems....just a lot of maybe it's this problems.......

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Old 09-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #5321
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Does the high beam turn on/off with the handlebar switch?

The wiring is simple, power from the key to the handlebar switch to the headlight. Since your low beam and tail light are out, I'd start at the ignition switch and trace it out from there.

Since the wiring is a mess, the first thing to do is get a wiring diagram or factory manual.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #5322
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Does the high beam turn on/off with the handlebar switch?

The wiring is simple, power from the key to the handlebar switch to the headlight. Since your low beam and tail light are out, I'd start at the ignition switch and trace it out from there.

Since the wiring is a mess, the first thing to do is get a wiring diagram or factory manual.
Yea I gave up and submitted to the dealership.

I was thinking the ignition as well due to the commonality of the lights being activated with a key turn. Several ignition woes already.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #5323
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Anyone have experience with these lights?

Anyone mount Aux lights from the top of the Triple clamp. I was thinking of doing that and removing the turn signals and dremeling out the plastic fairing just a touch.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:02 AM   #5324
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UniFilter PreFilter bracket

When I fitted the UniFilter PreFilter, I found, as has been reported here a few times, that the supplied bracket does not fit. It's easy enough to modify, but I prefer stuff that actually fits.
So I sketched out a bracket, and got one cut out of aluminium.





Everything lines up.



Sandblast, paint, and I'll be happy.
I contacted UniFilter, and they has no idea that there was an issue with the bracket. They now have my sketch, and hopefully will use it to modify their design.
You can download the DXF from http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...209#msg2597209 (I can't figure out how to attach it to this post). You are welcome to use it to cut your own. I used 3mm aluminium, which is probably too thick.

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #5325
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Anyone have experience with these lights?

Anyone mount Aux lights from the top of the Triple clamp. I was thinking of doing that and removing the turn signals and dremeling out the plastic fairing just a touch.


I used longarmed steering damper clamps with a Ram ball.
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