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New to me G450X
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:30:09 am »
I bought a G450X this weekend.

A couple of questions, how do you set the power modes? Mine rides nice but it feels very tame compared to 450s I am used to.

The gearbox also has an audible whine on down changes. Is that just the way they sound or should I be worried?

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 08:34:27 am »
I bought a G450X this weekend.

A couple of questions, how do you set the power modes? Mine rides nice but it feels very tame compared to 450s I am used to.

The gearbox also has an audible whine on down changes. Is that just the way they sound or should I be worried?

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Will you have enough range or does it have larger tanks ? Ping Big Dom he knows them well.
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 08:37:49 am »
Yep long range tank up front so 350+ odd range
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 08:45:03 am »
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 08:47:30 am »
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 08:53:42 am »
To get one with a tank like that is a nice score, not a big fan of those things hanging off the rear seat / subframe
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 11:57:47 am »
Congratulations!!!

That looks like a perfect light setup.

Keeping the power more on the lower settings will give you a longer service interval.

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 01:25:15 pm »
A couple of questions, how do you set the power modes? Mine rides nice but it feels very tame compared to 450s I am used to.

The gearbox also has an audible whine on down changes. Is that just the way they sound or should I be worried?
Congrats, lekker little bikes for open faster stuff. You should find the power plug on the right hand side between the air filter and the seat. Though yours might be routed somewhere else when they installed the tank. See attached image of what the plug looks like. Plugging it in puts it in high power mode and unplugging it is low power mode. I do notice a difference but mostly run mine on low power mode.

Mine also has an electric sounding whine I can't remember when it happens again. The whole engine sounds rather rough compared to my 800 and I was always worried it's not gonna last but have done almost 2000km on it in past 2 years and its still going strong with those same noises.
 

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 01:31:56 pm »
The whine could be related to the crankshaft mounted clutch, but others may know more.  :sip:
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 01:32:18 pm »
Gerrit in Tzaneen het ook een...vir as jy tegniese raad in NAM nodig het! ;)

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 01:41:19 pm »
Gerrit in Tzaneen het ook een...vir as jy tegniese raad in NAM nodig het! ;)

En onderdele! :o

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2018, 01:42:43 pm »
The whine could be related to the crankshaft mounted clutch, but others may know more.  :sip:

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There is a definite whine changing down with or without clutch. Could be there on acceleration and up-shifts but the pipe is too loud to know  :lol8:
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2018, 01:44:03 pm »
A couple of questions, how do you set the power modes? Mine rides nice but it feels very tame compared to 450s I am used to.

The gearbox also has an audible whine on down changes. Is that just the way they sound or should I be worried?
Congrats, lekker little bikes for open faster stuff. You should find the power plug on the right hand side between the air filter and the seat. Though yours might be routed somewhere else when they installed the tank. See attached image of what the plug looks like. Plugging it in puts it in high power mode and unplugging it is low power mode. I do notice a difference but mostly run mine on low power mode.

Mine also has an electric sounding whine I can't remember when it happens again. The whole engine sounds rather rough compared to my 800 and I was always worried it's not gonna last but have done almost 2000km on it in past 2 years and its still going strong with those same noises.

Thanks I'll have to pull the tank. As far as I understand the power difference is in the upper rev range but the bike doesn't lift the front on throttle like I am used to on previous 450s I've ridden
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 07:31:03 am »
Bike kept cutting out on hard acceleration yesterday. Had me scratching my head for a while. It turns out the fuel taps on the front tank were closed and I'd only put petrol in the front  :imaposer:
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 11:05:26 am »
Bike kept cutting out on hard acceleration yesterday. Had me scratching my head for a while. It turns out the fuel taps on the front tank were closed and I'd only put petrol in the front  :imaposer:

Mmmmm.... looks like the issue I had in Namibia was trying to make itself known before the trip. Eventually got so bad that the bike stopped running completely so maybe I didn't run out of fuel like I thought?

Will have to pull the bike apart over the next couple of weekends to see if I can pinpoint the problem.

List of issues so far: Fuelling issue, broken front rim, speedo not working, snapped the bolt holding on the sidestand due to stand not locking in place because of missing springs.

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 11:58:46 am »
So, you keeping the bike or contacting me when you sell it?

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 12:02:31 pm »
So, you keeping the bike or contacting me when you sell it?

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I'm still contemplating. I really did enjoy it while it was running and if I can get it working 100% I might keep it for BMW events. If I do sell it my brother has first option, otherwise I will contact you sure  :thumleft:
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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 12:37:32 pm »
So, you keeping the bike or contacting me when you sell it?

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I'm still contemplating. I really did enjoy it while it was running and if I can get it working 100% I might keep it for BMW events. If I do sell it my brother has first option, otherwise I will contact you sure  :thumleft:

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Re: New to me G450X
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 12:41:45 pm »
Congrats, lekker little bikes for open faster stuff. You should find the power plug on the right hand side between the air filter and the seat. Though yours might be routed somewhere else when they installed the tank. See attached image of what the plug looks like. Plugging it in puts it in high power mode and unplugging it is low power mode. I do notice a difference but mostly run mine on low power mode.

Thanks turns out mine had the plug installed so low power mode. It doesn't pop the front like other 450s but it has more than enough power for the type of riding I'll do on it

Sorry severe reading comprehension failure on my part  :imaposer:

So mine is in high power mode....
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Re: New to me G450X
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did you ever find out what was the problem with the scoot?
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