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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1700 on: May 03, 2018, 08:52:53 am »
Oil recommendations for the BMX?



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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1701 on: May 04, 2018, 10:44:04 pm »
First Gremlin, I've been warned about the electrical system on the X.........
Every thing was working fine this morning, stopped, switched off and switched on again and speedo cluster is dead. If you play with the plugs and battery connections it brings up ABS 1.9 and then show everything and goes dead again

Ignition wire might be loose
I had this happen 2 me on 2 different  xchallenges
I re soldiered the wire and put in by switch to bypass ignition
in case it happens on a trip
Cheers
Dion

I've also had this on 2 occassions. First time around I resoldered the connections inside the ignition switch. When it happened again, the bike cut out while running, once while in the fast lane on a freeway without runoff area (I had to pin myself aganst the armco barrier for almost 5 minutes). I made it home and managed to take out the part of the ignition switch that the wires are soldered onto. This gives you access to the spring loaded contacts that actually bridge the wires when you turn the key. There was plenty of dust inside. I cleaned it all and polished the contacts and haven't had an issue since. I like the idea of a switch bypass switch - I think I'll do that before my next trip.
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1702 on: May 05, 2018, 05:09:10 am »
i would recommended you so a search on adventure rider
on xchallenge thread and in the beginning they have list of known problems and  solutions
like water proofing instrumt cluster
better to sort out the problems before they happen on a trip
Cheers Dion
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1703 on: May 10, 2018, 05:13:51 pm »
A face only a mother could love!!

Sorting through some minor wiring issues, crimps working loose etc. Thought it made a nice portrait!

It looks a little less cluttered from the other side.
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1704 on: May 18, 2018, 11:15:05 pm »
I have a new X Challenge, and I'm loving this view of it too :-)

PS: Your wiring is way better that what I've seen on mine - I have some work to do.

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1705 on: May 19, 2018, 02:40:53 pm »
A face only a mother could love!!

Sorting through some minor wiring issues, crimps working loose etc. Thought it made a nice portrait!

It looks a little less cluttered from the other side.

Would you mind posting a pic of how the rider facing side  of your tower is laid out? My bike has inline fuses dangling about and I'd like to fit a fuse holder like yours.
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1706 on: May 19, 2018, 03:10:18 pm »
A face only a mother could love!!

Sorting through some minor wiring issues, crimps working loose etc. Thought it made a nice portrait!

It looks a little less cluttered from the other side.

Would you mind posting a pic of how the rider facing side  of your tower is laid out? My bike has inline fuses dangling about and I'd like to fit a fuse holder like yours.

Iíve tried to show where fuse box is...
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1707 on: May 19, 2018, 04:44:28 pm »
Thanks so much. The original BMW instrument cluster has been mounted on the tower on mine, but i think I'll move it back to the top triple clamp like yours.... i started googling rallye's in SA last night :-)
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1708 on: May 19, 2018, 05:34:35 pm »
My instrument cluster also was originally mounted on tower. Standard mounting bracket not compatible with tower. I made a new mounting bracket out of 12mm laminated wood (well varnished) and aluminum plates to attatch to clamps. Lasted 3 years so far without any signs of damage.

Cluster easier to see on tower than down below. But have ICO mounted high up - more accurate speedo than standard cluster anyway.
 
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1709 on: May 21, 2018, 05:10:20 pm »
Evening chaps. A friend of mine has a X-Challenge and the brushes is gaar verby. Unfortunately he lives in nowheresville, and we are curious if there is alternative brands of brushes that would fit and work in the starter?
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1710 on: May 23, 2018, 08:17:16 pm »
Evening chaps. A friend of mine has a X-Challenge and the brushes is gaar verby. Unfortunately he lives in nowheresville, and we are curious if there is alternative brands of brushes that would fit and work in the starter?

I've hard you can file down bigger brushes to make them fit
hak vrystaat
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1711 on: June 04, 2018, 08:32:47 am »
Has anyone re-done the sticker kit on a BMX?
If not the standard, what did you go for? I need some ideas.
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1712 on: June 20, 2018, 08:12:58 am »
Had a problem with my clutch switch.
Checked to see if it was dirty, turns out that the switch broke.
Bridged the connector behind the headlight, really easy job.
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
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« Reply #1714 on: August 15, 2018, 10:43:12 am »
Yeah, long shot I know, but does anybody have a set of pillion footpegs for the X-Challenge that they no longer need?
Apparently the friendly bike registration officials here have a predictable habit of insisting that a pair is fitted, and pointing out that the bike did not come out of the factory with pillion pegs doesnít even change the  :thebirdman: expression on their face.

Anybody?
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1715 on: August 24, 2018, 02:08:29 pm »
Yeah, long shot I know, but does anybody have a set of pillion footpegs for the X-Challenge that they no longer need?
Apparently the friendly bike registration officials here have a predictable habit of insisting that a pair is fitted, and pointing out that the bike did not come out of the factory with pillion pegs doesnít even change the  :thebirdman: expression on their face.

Anybody?

I can borrow you mine if you would like for the test.

But they are moer'off a styf vas on that bike.

Give me a shout.
 
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1716 on: August 24, 2018, 09:31:08 pm »
I can borrow you mine if you would like for the test.
But they are moer'off a styf vas on that bike.
Give me a shout.

That is very kind, sir.  I think I came right with these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/footpegs-footrest-kit-passenger-fit-BMW-G-650-X-MOTO-X-Country-X-CHALLENGE/163216719601?_trkparms=aid%3D777003%26algo%3DDISCL.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D53209%26meid%3D7829eba44b194103981843b7fc61a61d%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D163187384597%26itm%3D163216719601&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985
If the inspector-with-no-sense-of-humour doesnít like them, and insists on OEM pegs, I may well take you up on your offer.
Thanks

 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #1717 on: August 27, 2018, 07:45:18 pm »
I can borrow you mine if you would like for the test.
But they are moer'off a styf vas on that bike.
Give me a shout.

That is very kind, sir.  I think I came right with these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/footpegs-footrest-kit-passenger-fit-BMW-G-650-X-MOTO-X-Country-X-CHALLENGE/163216719601?_trkparms=aid%3D777003%26algo%3DDISCL.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D53209%26meid%3D7829eba44b194103981843b7fc61a61d%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D163187384597%26itm%3D163216719601&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985
If the inspector-with-no-sense-of-humour doesnít like them, and insists on OEM pegs, I may well take you up on your offer.
Thanks

Well done, looks like a good alternative :thumleft: