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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #100 on: January 13, 2017, 10:23:23 am »
I sometimes wonder if I should sell my G650XChallenge and get a 450.
The 650 has every "fault" sorted.
Soft rims - fixed with brand new Excel rims.
Air Shock - Fixed with a brand new MP Custom shock.
Heavy exhaust - Fixed with a brand new Wings exhaust.
Floppy tail syndrome - fixed with a strong tail tidy from Rockfox.

I really love it though. Just thinking a 250-450 might be a better 2nd bike to compliment the 1200gs

I solved it with a half loaf of 'best of both' - Husky TE610 and a BMW G450X … to compliment my HP2  :ricky:
i.e. keep the 650
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2017, 10:25:04 am »
Chris have you tried ChainTech for the sprocket?
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #102 on: January 13, 2017, 10:47:13 am »
I sometimes wonder if I should sell my G650XChallenge and get a 450.
The 650 has every "fault" sorted.
Soft rims - fixed with brand new Excel rims.
Air Shock - Fixed with a brand new MP Custom shock.
Heavy exhaust - Fixed with a brand new Wings exhaust.
Floppy tail syndrome - fixed with a strong tail tidy from Rockfox.

I really love it though. Just thinking a 250-450 might be a better 2nd bike to compliment the 1200gs

I solved it with a half loaf of 'best of both' - Husky TE610 and a BMW G450X … to compliment my HP2  :ricky:
i.e. keep the 650

If I keep the 650 and get a 450 I'll probably start loosing nads.
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #103 on: January 13, 2017, 11:22:36 am »
I'm guessing less chain 'needed' to be used on additional front tooth, rather than say 2 rear-teeth?  :dontknow:

Adding one tooth up front is about equal to reducing 3 teeth at the rear for a similar ratio, thus less chain for rear sprocket change.
of course, I am a 'Lefty', so I got this wrong!
Stepping DOWN on the rear, not up!
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #104 on: January 13, 2017, 11:25:29 am »
Chris have you tried ChainTech for the sprocket?
no, will Google them now, thanks  :thumleft:

And Gearing Commander, thanks, I used your 'link' 2 years or so back, that was when I worked the numbers out to see what I'd be getting, will try and run the numbers, and post the results here!
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #105 on: January 13, 2017, 11:30:08 am »

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The 450 always intrigued me for its low weight and being on the road stock.

look, they can be had for pennies (orphan-bike-status), are heaps of fun WITHIN THEIR LIMITATIONS, and I hardly ride my 1150 any more, preferring the 450...

the 450 FORCES me to find every gravel road/track i can find, since it is not comfortable at over 115km/h, so in a way it may be more PRACTICAL than your 650, g-i-v-e-n that you own a 1200.
Obviously, it needs additional fuel-carrying capacity, and it may need a stronger rear spring, especially when packing (light) luggage and extra fuel.

But if you follow some 'light-adventure' riders as I do, these bikes CAN go good miles, when run in LOW power mode!
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #106 on: January 13, 2017, 01:45:45 pm »
Chris have you tried ChainTech for the sprocket?
I phoned Chain Tech, they are unable to help, but said the engineering company 'Mech Tech' (JHB?) will make one up, if supplied with a sample (easy for me to do).

I suspected - and they confirmed - that the longevity of a bespoke/manufactured CS sprocket would be LESS than an off-the-shelf product.
Around R650 for one sprocket, compared to say R250 (?) for an off-the-shelf product.

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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #107 on: January 13, 2017, 02:24:09 pm »
The good quality off the shelf are high spec steel and hardened - the ones that will be bespoke probably not.
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2017, 10:33:58 am »
Im taking delivery of the bike in the Gumtree add above later today:)
 

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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2017, 02:05:09 pm »
Im taking delivery of the bike in the Gumtree add above later today:)

Congrats, glad a WD bought it....

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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #111 on: February 06, 2017, 03:17:55 pm »
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #112 on: February 13, 2017, 02:13:37 pm »
another one, no affiliation, and km's and / or hours not mentioned in the ad...
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/vryheid/2009-bmw/1001903818150910183180409

Has BarkBusters and header-protection-cage fitted (not seen one for the G450X before!)
also swing arm protectors, and front brake disk protectors...


Just R30K, I do not know the bike/owner/or even know anything about Vryheid  :biggrin: , so buyer beware, but not a bad price at first glance...


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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #113 on: February 17, 2017, 11:11:38 am »
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #115 on: March 27, 2017, 08:10:48 am »
R30K, negotiable....


https://www.olx.co.za/ad/bmw-g450x-ID16eWiD.html


Be aware it MIGHT have been an ex-Dealer bike (see front mudguard), and this could mean it's been thrasher or well-looked after, !
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #116 on: March 27, 2017, 06:41:34 pm »
R30K, negotiable....


https://www.olx.co.za/ad/bmw-g450x-ID16eWiD.html


Be aware it MIGHT have been an ex-Dealer bike (see front mudguard), and this could mean it's been thrasher or well-looked after, !
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Ja that front mudguard is part of a 'racing colors' sticker kit but rest are standard …  ::)
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #117 on: March 27, 2017, 06:59:19 pm »
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #118 on: March 28, 2017, 07:37:33 am »
R30K, negotiable....


https://www.olx.co.za/ad/bmw-g450x-ID16eWiD.html


Be aware it MIGHT have been an ex-Dealer bike (see front mudguard), and this could mean it's been thrasher or well-looked after, !
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Ja that front mudguard is part of a 'racing colors' sticker kit but rest are standard …  ::)

And the exhaust looks standard - surely that would have been changed if it was a racing bike?
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Re: Well-priced G450X's...
« Reply #119 on: April 20, 2017, 03:06:47 pm »
No affiliation
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/other/2010-bmw-g450x/1001951928840910375507209

I was considering phoning the guy myself - but still undecided on what my next bike will be.