Snooker’s BMW G650 XCountry Links — Mods, Parts, Accessories, Reviews

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BMW G650 XChallenge

*** 07 BMW G650Xcountry: Parts, Accessories and — Specifics! ***

Install for Leo Vince:

Don’t worry branding the coolant hose. you install the Leo Vince pipe, the header as well and position it

AdvRider Max Kool gives LeoVince install advice:

LeoVince bolts are stainless, into the stainless end cap. As we this combination can very lead to the thread eating (don’t know how to express it in English). You should always use form form of anti-seize on threads. Copaslip, alu-grease. plain bearing grease. based is best for stainless.

77124 $22, or ACE# $6 2oz).

Exhaust extras:

Lava Wrap exhaust heat wrap

DirtWerkz.com sound restricter insert

dbDawg sound restricter

Air Filter:

AdvRider MaxKool on and airbox

AdvRider on UNI air prefilter to go the UNI foam air filter.

Tires *** :

Facts:

It is the 19 front that is to find in a DOT approved type. 100/90-19 and 130/80-17.

The rear is roomy to fit a slightly different (like a Dunlop D606).

is 90/10 street/dirt Metzeler

For more off-road: For 40/60, D606 wears best. 50/50 Continental TKC80.

Current thinking is to use:

choice: Dunlop D606 on and Conti TKC80 on front.

because Geoffrey says the is a great matched pair and read, well behaved on the not noisy really until you get 50-60 mph, and very off road. They are so good on that he thinks they be a radial and not a bias ply, but find info to back up.

The problem is the rear TKC80 has tread depth and doesn’t enough traction off road. it wears more quickly of the short knobs. You can expect 8k mi on and 4k on rear.

For a better rear off with good bite, he the D606, it also has a hard and is well behaved on road not squirrely and wears well. well, maybe 5k. Noisy 50-55mph.

This combo mud much better than the / Heidenau choice, if that On the other hand, Drone’s is braking at high speed at the surface area of the front that is contacting the road).

Air

Geoffrey likes to leave it at one no less than 25 psi for on road and leave it there for off road. It may sense to go lower for some especially sand, but remember is no rim-lock on the rear wheel. always lowers the pressure and carries an air pump to inflate up to 30-35 on highway or more if you a heavy load (bags).

says 18-21 in this .

At first I thought you cannot get for our 3 wide rear 17 rim according to who also recommends 25+, in my but now they seem to say they are as I have reposted HERE .

choice is Heidenau K60 (seems to be more popular than Explorer)

Tires: For more biased than 50/50, sets might be the only Front and Rear DOT tires in our — the 19 Front is hard to

Tires: These are some Rear DOT tires in our sizes:

— some other non DOT

Bridgestone Trailwings — and mediocre:

Bridgestone TrailWing

Bridgestone TrailWing TW42

DualSportArmory.com Front tire — Motoz Tracula.

For maybe 70/30 can try IRC GP-1. or but not great. cheap, but no 19.

Balancing

InnovativeBalancing.com makes Dyna that everybody seems to about. They dynamically as your tire wears time. Of course you can’t use with them, but you can leave in the tube when you mount a new

AdvRider jiminwc sells wheel weights for spoke (not spoke). Also his on eBay.

MarcParnes.com makes a wheel balancer that seem to love. And here are his Balancing Instructions.

BestRestProducts.com DynaBeads to dynamically balance tire from the inside.

Pumps and Tire Repair: I you can fit a spare tube under the gas tank cover between it and the I put it into white Tyvek bag the US Postal Service, which is tough. In this way I always a 19 front spare tube could also work for the in a pinch.

Advrider snooker post about tubes and choice to use Bridgestone Ultra Duty tubes. They a 19 for front and no 17 so I use an 18. Another list of here.

Advrider snooker post about tire and no rimlocks available.

Advrider (me!) later post rimlocks ARE available. Google for rim lock 10915 and they are for rims. Also Scheffelmeir in sells the Ariete rimlock.

carries TUbliss inner tubeless system

TUbliss.com tubeless system — site, only 18, 19, or 21 Personally I to travel light. I don’t many flats and can’t a big bulky pump, especially on trips.

Moose Racing CO2 inflator kit. VERY tough metal head threaded cartridges, all key features.

Topeak Mini Morph pump. $35. I have pump always mounted to my for a backup, and the key is it has a short hose I have found is critical to from cracking the fragile of this sort, over uses. It would not last to do an tire with probably, use

Cable Ties: Another if you have a flat is to tightly the tire to the wheel using ties (zip ties) the tire and in between the wheel Since we don’t have especially the rear wheel is a as it would just spin on the I have never done but read about it and it makes at the very least maybe you ride very slowly and get to a place to change the tire.

I any tire with at least 50/50 knobbies on it would work. How long would it to be? I think for my tires it needs to be 16 on the rear I have. I used to some regular duty 12 ties and figured I could put 2 then Geoffster pointed out beefy ones and I found perfect 18 length below:

Lowe’s sells a beefy 18 Bender 45-518 cable a crazy strong 18 cable tie at 175 pounds. Even comes in Though it says 18, the length to it actually starts to grab is 16.5 and it looks perfect for our front or rear.

I mean how big it is next to a standard duty the cable is .35 wide and head is .50

Front Fender:

Advrider fender option

@ WunderlichAmerica.com fender — front extender $45

Horn:

WebBikeWorld.com comparison

@ PIAA.com has 2 horns, and slimline 76501. I heard the in a store, it is loud! I have the smaller 76501 in the stock and I measured its amps that it at 2.6 A (vs.

0.8 A for stock horn).

Installing Fiamm Freeway horn and Relay Can gauge the of the Fiamm here.

FiammAmerica.com Freeway blaster horn: tone 72102 and Low tone Draw 5A each, so can install 1 a relay probably. Update: for I installed the 72112 on the front tube, I measured its amps it at 4.0 A (vs. 0.8 A for stock horn).

My bracket broke so I replace with smaller PIAA (above).

Stocked at Advance Parts, $20 ea.

WebBikeWorld.com Fiamm Blaster horn review.

Fiamm Freeway blaster High tone $16 and Low tone $16

Fiamm Freeway blaster High tone $15 and Low tone $16 ship.

Installation directions for Freeway Blaster horns pics of horn.

AdvRider on Fiamm Freeway Blaster

RallyLights.com Hella SuperTone kit HL85115 2-tone. $60 Weird kinda.

Amazon.com Hella Horn Kit $58

WebBikeWorld.com Stebel horn review (pair). No needed for a single horn, 6A ea. lower tone.

NippyNormans.com Magnum single horn UK site. TM80 Magnum.

AdvRider scro0853 used Stebel Magnum, no relay for single horn

AdvRider explains the CanBus (the does NOT use it!). and current from horns to not cause an else need to add resistor in

TwistedThrottle.com Stebel Nautilus air horn $40 Too big, hard to finicky, and 18amps!

RideSafer.com Dual HK9 horns $38 not sure but small

Visibility / Safety Lights:

Stock headlight H4 socket type. Lifetime in a few hundred hours — a spare! But better brand is Osram, Philips, or Hella Germany (PIAA is suspect). is fixed (60/55W) but some higher output (+30, or even more +80) at life. I would stay from higher wattage due to in wiring, lens, etc, not to lack of power from

Better is to add 2 LED aux lights for good at low power (amps), an effective both for visibility at night and in daytime.

Read more bulb life vs. output in the from Daniel Stern.

Good sources for quality

DanielSternLighting.com sells H4 bulbs For they recommend for +50 the Narva for $19; or for +30 the Narva Rangepower Output Plus 30 for $13.

— ALL H4 bulbs, not just for Remember more output +50, +80. ) means life and our lights are on all the time!

mounting options:

Mounting for light cans: A) On handguard bolts, or B) *Between* the fork right under the headlight by a bracket to mount at a mounting hole, or ideally C) fork clamps to mount to the outside of fork tube.

For fork mounting: Here is the diameter of the XCo tube just under the triple clamp, below the Right below the triple it is and is 57mm but for clearance to tank turning you would have to *between* the fork legs. It immediately tapers down to down to where you could (move up) the reflectors and mount on the of the fork legs.

VisionX separately or in kits from Throttle:

10 watt — 450 spot beam. 85 amps. $50) OR:

24 watt — lumens, flood beam, 1.8 And 24W had single mode (was or 3-way mode option of 3-way dimmer built in unit.

Newer efficient (sanjoh says they are Cree ) starting 3/11 (prices and specs for each as of

@ Model 30 — 1500 spot beam. 85 amps, OR:

Model 44 — 2000 flood beam, 1.8 amps. OR:

Model 50 — 3600 wide beam, 2.4 amps.

For heavy duty bracket add Can also get XPel acrylic protector, also a LED panel

Now also sells optional $45 remote control FOB you can mount, Off/on, dim up, dim down infinitely With high beam control that will dimmer (attach to high wire) and runs full during high beam. diagram at sales site and here on Adv )

AdvRider patobravo tore down an older 24W and another rider tore the older 10W spot. Main was it needed a heat conductive to get the heat from the metal PC to the frame. Heat is the enemy of LED lights.

Edit—I discovered the way that the OEM Powerlet socket is on the fuse as the starter and other management …. Blow fuse and your bike is Easy enough to replace the fuse but decided to change setup anyway. I cut the power to the socket and spliced it into the line serving the HID lights.

circuit has a 25 amp fuse and there’s not chance I’ll be using the at the same time as some power hungry accessory.

In case of … battery, use the Powerlet socket, and carry a set of with Powerlet male then connect but don’t just wait; as cranking may fuse or worse. Can also battery this way over (per manual).

@ Posi-Lock.com site for Posi- connector Order here cheaply.

Posi-Tap electrical connector, tight way to tap a power line

is a timed switch for lights will use existing switches.

has switches and perch mounts

has waterproof switch that from

BoosterPlug.com is a $150 that tricks ECU to inject fuel to improve idling and Also has great ECU theory of knowledge.

AdvRider thread on Plug experiences.

One drawback is the Plug tends to make it faster (stronger idle), is an issue for the Rekluse clutch

— Note: Original OEM was Exide but it was crappy and a campaign BMW replaced it with the Yuasa My Yuasa died in less 2 years. Another key thing been told is that the Fuel Injection system very flaky under 12v, so that is key to a happy (need more info on

— Sizing: My measurements of the box shows it to be about 101 mm (4.0) in the front but the rear of the case is by maybe 3mm (1/8) or so. This a critical number for several of batteries to be able to fit. if the posts are on top it might make it tighter.

The width is about 3.5 at and more a bit higher up, and the depth is 5.5 but it can deeper than that as it out the side.

— Cranking Personally I as far as specs go, I am not as much in the AH rating of the battery as I am interesting in the Amps. Now there are several here, hot vs. cold temperatures, minimum voltage it can’t below, and the time duration. the standard in the historic lead battery world seems to be CCA Cranking Amps).

This is how many amps at 0 degrees F can be without the voltage dropping 7.2v (or 1.2v per cell).

FAQ: In some of the data you might want to learn about these different so read the Odyssey manufacturer FAQ and the Odyssey seller (Westcoast) Here is where it gets First of all, the LiFePO4 may not be standardized in their CCA spec, for Shorai says their CCA is for 9v (at unspecified temperature?).

I don’t see a of CCA from Ballistic. Since is really not enough to start a Odyssey stresses other like 5 second pulse which is a hot cranking spec.

AdvRider ‘_cy_’ has a long about batteries and has done a lot of He likes AGM best but for LiFePO4 he Antigravity and (so far) EarthX. good read is by JoelWisman .

Battery Technology Choices:

AGM of lead battery (Absorbed Matt):

— These batteries have acid for but the acid is absorbed in the mat and there is no so they are sealed and can’t (sometimes also called

Yuasa YTZ10S (AGM w/ 190 CCA). At Powersport-superstore for $112.

@ PC310. 7 AH, 100 CCA. Seems a bit CCA in comparison, but is well respected. has it for $155.

Lithium Ion family, the LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron

Overview:

— The LiFePO4 Iron Phosphate) is a specific that is part of a broader Ion family, and is known for high current but less low current term AH ratings perhaps depends). Here is a GREAT about the various Lithium Ion Look at the snapshots also fig 6 shows LiFePO4 and how it excels in the qualities of Safety and Specific (for starting) and low cost.

other lithium ion chemistry in most laptop batteries), the is very stable and the battery will not catch on fire, yet get very hot in an extreme failure an internal short.

— are about 1/5th the weight, smaller, with more CCA lead batts because have lower internal (though it is difficult to compare CCA They are similar to the Odyssey in

— Unlike lead (including AGM), the more you need to crank your the more amps they without dropping voltage. actually crank more once they warm up to a flow and can sustain multiple of cranking. Very different lead batteries and better in regard.

— They are (2010-ish for mass production at prices), so not as proven although use the A123 branded 3.3v that is proven, and simply it into a 4 or 8 cell package, for

— One of the drawbacks is that at temperatures, say 32degrees F or below, must be triggered by turning on a or similar, to get current flowing. people have reported as a few seconds but others as a 10 minute Unclear.

The cold does not them, although extreme does degrade them, just that the chemistry this way when cold.

Another advantage is longevity years with typical and shelf life, they at about 1/10th the rate as batteries (assuming no parasitic to drain them, like a clock or whatever). This for many bikes you never to charge them over a few of non-use (and it is not good for to leave them on a trickle If they do get drained, it is important not to let go below 9v without recharging

Also you should not use a charger a desulfate mode (the Tender is safe).

— is its enemy so try not to mount it in a hot spot (no on the G650X if you use the battery box).

LiFePO4 batteries:

The Shorai FAQ they use a proprietary prismatic (and apparently not A123 cylindrical cells). LFX18A1-BS12 is 270 CCA in case 1, but I believe it is just too tall for our battery box. the LFX14A2-BS12 is 210 CCA in smaller case 2. their CCA spec is 9v (not the 7.2v), and at an unspecified temperature.

They rate their AH in a Pb eq or equivalent, to try to compare to the older based chemistry performance

Being newer, some had internal shorts in early and was sorted out in newer production (in Japan apparently) around 2011, after the tsunami were mitigated. Hopefully is fixed. They also overvoltage protection internally, and up the terminal posts that too weak in earlier units.

Mfgr site has the LFX14A2-BS12 would definitely fit (even as it is case size 2, and case 1 is too tall by maybe 5mm. see the dimensions of the case sizes.

has Shorai cheapest I found. $144. But shipping is $14, so price as BatteryStuff.com

Advrider thread on Shorai LFX models. the pic from FinnDuro is the LFX14A2 in the smaller case size 2. He has had slow cold starting even at 40 degrees F (like minutes), so I hope he has sorted out by now.

Advrider thread on lithium battery. Here is one.

DoTheTon.com forum has informative info on Shorai in a sportbike project. It is a case of an 2011 lot that probably had an short that also the voltage regulator. In the end, service was top notch and I’d say were confident with a Shorai as far as safety and performance

Also comments from from Shorai describing new protection circuitry being along with beefier upgrades (that was a weakness).

thread from Shorai on how to warm up a cold Shorai

Testsycl LiFePO4 batteries:

The Sycl battery FAQ gives a summary of their cells and the technology tradeoffs overall. are all based on A123 brand cells. They sell a 240 CCA for 8 (they call it 4.6AH), 120 CCA for 4 (the 2.3AH).

1 year One unique and cool thing these is the ultra small and the high current quick connector kit they sell on Anderson PowerPole connectors ). for racers or if you just want to the battery in when it is cold

The smaller 4 cell can be used as an backup you could carry in pack if desired, if your 8 cell battery was accidentally you could unplug it (or it would be too big a and plug in the little 4 cell and it start the G650X (may have to unplug the headlight and any lights). This has been on our bike by others and by myself!

Jim at testsycl.com as of November 2011 these shrink wrap (the tiniest packaging of with the Sycl brand be discontinued when all are sold, now he carries Ballistic. Update: now he EarthX.)

Testsycl.com has their own 8-cell 4.6 AH. 240 CCA Lithium battery for

Advrider tbarstow shows pics of Sycl 8-cell and it. and Geoffster says he would

Testsycl.com has this tiny 4 cell rated at 120 CCA for only It could be used as a spare/backup and they keep their compared to lead batts. I the idea because I run a Rekluse clutch and I cannot bump my bike.

Advrider herrhelmet vendor thread to sell the batteries

Ballistic LiFePO4

The Ballistic FAQ says they use a designed LiFePO4 cell some think they are the A123 brand 26550 in a very tough case. All battery packs are 103mm with terminals on the top, so to my measurements it is probably too tall. If not the best match is the 8 cell, it fit, the spec says Cranking Amps = 275 CCA not sure that means. $160 price.

3 year warranty!

AdvRider DiscoDino reports he was to fit a 12 cell in his XChallenge, but he did have to off the plastic pieces that the + and — so we could get the cables A 12 cell is really beefy! says Pulse Cranking 410 CCA)

Advrider Butters his install of the EarthX ETX18B for This is a much beefier than ETX12B which is the fit. But they are the same size. The 12 means 12Ah and the 18 18Ah.

The 18 spec says 340 PCA and 230 CCA below). These are the ones now by Testsycl.com (aka herrhelmet or as of 1/2013.

Battery Cranking comparison:

-This is my attempt to apples and oranges to the most spec — how many can it crank to start the motor. I attempt to compare a CCA spec for the AGM Lead battery to the Shorai as they list CCA specs but are not the same parameters. My idea is to try to compare hot cranking amps and at 9v since that is the only Shorai quotes, as follows:

Odyssey publishes hot cranking for the PC310, which is 310 Amps for 5 not dropping below 7.2v at 80 degrees F.

-Shorai publishes CCA for the which is 210 Amps for 5 seconds and 9v and let’s assume this is at 80 F (they don’t say).

I will attempt to convert the number to estimate its value at (310 A * 7.2 v) / 9 v = 248 A. I’m proposing the has 248 A compared to the LFX14 having 210 A, for a amps comparison, for what worth.

-In fact the LiFePO4 would put out more amps as goes by and it warms up more. you have to consider that our BMW has below 12v, and in actuality it not draw near this current and the voltage may not drop low, and the LiFePO4 can handle repeat cranking better dropping its voltage because it has internal resistance, and in fact the AGM battery increases its internal on repeat cranking attempts.

Now EarthX says CCA tests the industry standard at 0 degrees F for 30 (which is not applicable except for while PCA (Pulse) tests no standard but their test is at 70 F for

Care and maintenance of a LiFePO4

— Even if left on the for 6 months your new battery will be within 95% of full You do not need to charge your new system prior to installation.

Should you manage to discharge battery somehow, you have a few to get it recharged.

— Damage can if the battery is discharged to under 4 or over 14.8 volts. your bikes charging regularly). (Note: they say don’t let it stay under 9v recharging it or it can be damaged!).

— type battery charger 5 amps for 15 minutes (but do not use mode!)

Skid plate:

Drone: BMW engine crash Used Xchallenge bash

With Supracor gel, and the seat to remove the bucket, may under $100. Call Supracor does get very hot in sun so does vinyl itself of

SargentCycle.com does great job of seats.

CycleSolutionsLlc.com in Ohio, seat rebuild, MuddyRabbit him

SargentCycle.com custom seat Recommended by Beemers and More

AirHawk seat cushion. $$

Dual Sport Seats

Adv post on SeatConcepts.com

Corbin for X. Very hard, per Geoffster.

notes on Corbin:

First very hard (harder stock) but at the same time more confortable that the due to the nicely defined ridge separates the passenger vs rider The Corbin styling is not as refined as the (mine is a 2009 Euro saddle, the first to enter in May 2008) but I can live with. the Corbin only attaches in two (lock and middle by using a and not 3 as the stock but that does not to affect riding in any way.

I hope that the cell thing will settle and more confortable in time. I will have to wait for for trying a long ride to the difference.

AdvRider Kicksave by Erwin’s Custom Interiors Beach, CA), also see and 795 also LV exhaust

Drone did this and says:

Torque

CDITorque.com CDI is a branch of SnapOn makes cheaper torque all 3/8 in ft-lbs: 752MFRMH is 5-75, is 10-100 (or 1002MFRPH with handle), or 802MFRFMHSS is 10-80 flex head.

Note: I had forks revalved and resprung by and Javier has written down or 625cc of oil (spec is 690 cc). But is his custom complete setup and not be taken out of context.

OK is The Shield, Endura. Decent is Rain with Dura/Vent 280. Budge cover is The Max, PGI Endura Plus, 3 layer resistant, breathable.

Dual Helmet: I was surprised to find new helmet type that has a shield and an aerodynamic visor, and fits goggles also. nice.

It is like a street in that it has a flip shield seals very well.

It is a dirt helmet in that it has a but it is aerodynamic enough to ride at speed and not kill your If you look to the side the wind catch the visor though, but to be It is also unique in that of them are contoured to fit goggle so you can wear goggles when you are in the either with the shield up, or even with the shield for most goggles.

There are 2 choices, the Arai XD3 or the Shoei DS, however there is a cheap one AFX and one from Icon as well.

I the Icon is not made for goggle but has a smoother curved shield. I know much about the

Arai XD3 dual sport $512

@Shoei Hornet DS sport helmet $437

Variant dual sport $350

AFX FX-37 DS dual helmet $126

Comparing and Arai on demo rides up to 70 overall I liked the Arai for features, it has a wider and longer movable chin flap to cold wind, better position barely open. it did make some whistling in the speed and crosswinds I tried it on, as in the reviews I read. And there is any room in front of the chin for a tube.

The Shoei had no wind at all, even on a crazy crosswind day. The first position on the shield is way open, too far and too wind gets in.

The Shoei was almost too big but the medium was way too small. The large was almost too tight but ok. I the Shoei, as I can’t stand noises! After buying and the Shoei Hornet I like it has a lot of room in front of the chin, and the will stay barely open also so overall it is better than the Arai.

It comes with a removable shield for cold weather goes way below the chin.

Fog tinted Pro Shield $20

Fog City Speed Tint strip $11

Klutch goggles may fit Shoei $50

Rider gear and accessories:

The 2011 Chinook pant Klim has a webbed belt now the Dakar does not).

vendor sells Rev’It jackets, etc.

KlimUsa.com The new Pro jacket shipped in 10/2011. Got my eye on it! pricey.

KnoxArmorUsa.com sells Cross Armored Shorts Armor seems less than Klim Tactical $90 (and maybe better), and no crotch (good/bad). Also at Or buy the hip pads separately $30.

Overview is that CE Level 1 is met for all armor except the back/spine is CE Level 2, a more stringent (less energy is transmitted). some product pass it by 10% and pass it by 50% so there is a big difference in the That’s where it is nice to see data if published.

M5 @ 5Nm (44 in lbs); M6 @ (88 in lbs); M8 @ 25Nm (221 in 18 ft lbs)

Torque converter calculator or: a one

BMW G650 XChallenge

AdvRider thread for all XChallenge settings. Here are some used ones:

Oil change: The M24 oil plug torque is 40Nm (30 ft The M8 oil tank drain spigot is 25Nm (221 in lbs-or 18 ft Oil filter cover M6 bolts are (88 in lbs).

Front sprocket M10 torque to 40Nm (30 ft lbs), socket; and to use loctite 243 (blue, 243 for areas). (listed as: Drive to gearbox output shaft Tip: Put wooden dowel (or axe between spokes (by rim) and

Rear sprocket to rear carrier M8 bolts with 25Nm (221 in lbs-or 18 ft again use thread lock.

install: Front/rear axle nut is 80Nm (59 ft lbs). The 4 front M6 pinch bolts 10Nm (88 in wrench 8mm. For rear: The M8 tensioner lock nuts (18 ft lbs), wrenches used are 10 open end.

ABS sensor uses 8mm wrench.

Directions for wheel install:

Note: wheel was removed: On left remove ABS sensor bolt and sensor back out of way. Now sure it is out of the way before removing or wheel into disc

Insert axle and snug nut as much as possible, the directions say to it now but it is too hard to hold the axle the right side holes for much torque.

First the right side pinch then torque axle then loosen right pinch bolts.

Remove from bike lift and up and down to compress forks (so fork tube aligns to left fork tube).

left side pinch Torque right side bolts.

Directions for rear install:

Note: before was removed: On left side, (but don’t remove) for speedo/ABS sensor and pull back out of way. Now make it is out of the way before removing or inserting into disc caliper.

before wheel was removed: It is to leave the chain adjuster alone and instead just the aluminum blocks (that are the axle) on each side, gives more slack for chain off of sprocket.

Later installing, insert axle and the blocks on each side, finger tighten axle

Adjust chain tension chain at tightest position): the hard way, per the manual: the front sprocket, swingarm and rear axle in a STRAIGHT which results in the chain is to max (can use ratchet strap axles across behind to compress shock). Then, chain stretches unevenly, wheel and find point LEAST chain deflection at point. Adjust chain to 25mm. (See AdvRider ).

OR INSTEAD, the easy way: bike on a lift and wheel off of the with shock fully and with the wheel rotated the chain is in the tightest spot: Set the slack to 1.7. (I measured and achieves the same slack as the setting, but is easier to do).

sure chain tensioner nut on each side is even and both nuts.

Torque nut. Remove bike lift.

AdvRider thread for XC basket torque

AdvRider about torque values

mounts — torque for example needed to install radiator high guard, one on side, for each one:

head to frame: 74Nm (55 ft (this is up high under tank — where knees would hit when in a seated position).

Bottom 50Nm (37 ft lbs), (these are at of each side of front (like downtubes in front).

This is for standard nuts and heads without flanges or so many BMW bolts don’t

Find the bolt size by the shaft diameter, to know torque spec above!

= of standard wrench sizes: M5 8mm wrench; M6-10mm; M8-13mm; M12-19mm; M18-27mm.

Oil — and changing, and type of oil:

matloik. How to check the oil, service manual.

RvbPrecision.com Oil directions for G650X. Nice Use torques listed above. RoyB, Roy Bertalotto)

Basic is:

Remove the oil tank cap. engine oil drain plug and engine. (the TouraTech low plug uses a huge hex allen wrench).

Add 5/16 ID onto valve fitting on of oil tank (behind exhaust then open the valve 12mm open end wrench and into pan. It is VERY

Oil filter (right side): remove rear brake reservoir and tie up out of the way. Use aluminum under cover then small rag in between to catch the and divert it into catch Remove 3 bolts on cover, area and replace oil filter HF151 is good).

O-ring on usually is good to re-use. cover.

Close tank install engine drain

Oil — Standard is 15w40. says not to use synthetic until miles. One good oil is Shell Triple Protection Heavy 15w40, simply because it is now JASO MA a Japanese motorcycle indicating it is safe for a motorcycle wet

Garmin 60CSx Info:

GPS Info page — and 60CSx specific

GPSCity.com has the 60CSx for $200 (in Nov. They are about the best for any GPS or RAM

District37AMA.org Dual Sport about GPS questions for the LAB2V I picked the classic Garmin because these guys about the 20 and the 76.

DualSportMoto.com brand new with Dual Sport resources including:

DualSportMoto.com GPS tracks page for finding and (try Search Map Text and countdown to see his uploaded tracks from AMA D37 guy).

DualSportMaps.com to get GPS is connected in to DualSportMoto in some

AMA D37 thread on tracks and number of points per mile.

Camping

LuxuryLite.com Vendor for LuxuryLite Nice!

AdvRider Review of hitech LuxuryLite sleeping $220

AdvDesigns.net Hi Tech Cot

Exped.com Vendor site for DownMat Pump 7 air mattress

Exped SynMat Pump 7

Exped SynMat Pump 7

Nemo Morpho tent small

Classified Searches:

used bike searches site mash

Cycletrader.com

Summary Specs:

In 2007-2009 was the (XCountry), like Super Black. Low front fender, no small tank.

Only tank. 19 front, but 9.4 travel / 8.3 rear! Only 280W Weighs 326/352 lbs. 33.1 — 34.3 in, adj via No Adj levers. No fuel gauge or

Predicting 50-65 mpg so only 120 range (one site got 67 mpg at (but better than the which is 2.8 gal but only 90-100 range! and the KLR650 is about Needs premium gas!

In they added adjustable lowered forks, shorter and cut down seat thickness to the seat height; integrated footpegs not bolt-on.

BMW New G650Xcountry includes $495 destination

2007 G650Xcountry $8200 +ABS $650? (one said $8626 +$670 for another said $9345 ABA + dest chg)

2008 $7500 black (F800GS year)

2009 G650Xcountry yellow. +ABS $900. or (F800GS: $10,500-12,995)

2010

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Regarding the G650X being made by Longcin in after mid 2008, in chronological

AdvRider.com post by knowledgeable BMW in 2008:

2007 G650’s Rotax based, only G650XCountry’s are now starting to use Kymco engines. There is a revamped 09 single on the horizon and an F650GS (F800’s little brother). On top of there is rumor of a new subframe on G650XCountry’s to accomodate saddle tons of stuff coming BMW in the 650 segment, just gotta a few more months.

AdvRider.com by Nemesis in 2008:

The Xchallenges and stopped building (for in mid 2007. Up til then, they ALL Rotax engines built and in Austria. The 2009 Xcountry a Rotax built engine is ASSEMBLED in the Far East, China I Then the bike is built in Period!

The F series single and the G single are two different motors, close design to be sure, but the of two different contracts between BMW and Old F single engine contract is over, Kaput, understand? The contract is for the G series (originally the Xmoto, Xcountry.

Now only the and the Xcountry. Got it?)

AdvRider.com by Bike4Fun in 2009:

BMW and KYMCO the cooperation project two years with the German partner over 10 engineers to help set up a new production line and improve processes. Six German engineers remain with KYMCO to the quality fully meet requirements. To meet BMW requirements, organized a technical team of 30 technicians, procured brand-new equipment including computer control (CNC) lathes and inspection instrument etc.

post by XPADREX in 2009:

is from Taiwan. LONGCIN, who the 650cc engine- is from Province, in China.

AdvRider.com by BlackHammer in 2009:

I just it humerous that the factory the motor for BMW also makes engines. the ones everyone warns you off buying. ( chinese quads as they are known in of North America). This the same as a Buell with a made wheel. or a Suzuki a fuel pump from IMHO.

I am not being anti-china and not saying the engines are crap. time they may one day compete the japanese. but for now I still equate with lawnmower engines and 80cc- 300cc pit bikes

story about motorcycle show in China (and factory!):

2009 Story bikes in China, cool!

of the city!

Pics of the CIMA2009 expo.

China supercross

Longcin motorcycle factory of BMW 650 engine)

*** BMW F650GS Dakar history: 2000-2006 F650GS then 2007 G650X ***

and 2001 Dakar was white checkers.

2002 and 2003 was Blue/white with Red/White/Blue emblems.

For 2004 was dual version or maybe this was in US.

2004, 2005 and 2006 were blue/aluminum.

(Note: BMW released the *dual* spark FI in the US, the first model was the 2005 despite the bike being in 2004. This was probably a ploy — buying years model is better

2006 was last year for Still made the F650GS in but skipped in 2008 when introduced the F800GS twin.

in 2009 the 650 single came as G650GS (and it’s new is now made in China) and the F650Gs is the version of the F800GS twin.

All singles have 50hp,

Dakar has 8.27 in of travel 21 front wheel. 4.0gal Weighs 390 lbs or 428 w/full tank.

has 34.2 seat height. (a KLR is 35 and an is 37). A GS non-Dakar is 30.7.

has 400W alternator.

The naming 2009 is:

All Single cylinders start with the letter G, all Twins will begin F, all Boxer Twins will begin with an R, the in-line will still be K models.

So the G650GS is a single (like the F) with only 3 more HP: now 43ft-lbs.

vs the 2009 F650GS is a with 71hp, 55ft-lbs at

Old F-series: 652cc Single

New 788cc Twin

New G-Series: Single

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