I purchased a BMW G650Xchallenge about 2 years ago and it has needed lots of work. I normally visit a local moto makespace to rent a lift but with COVID-19 keeping the space closed I decided to start working in my own garage. I picked up a lift from Harbor Freight and got to work.
So far I've replaced the tires with D606s, replaced the front brake pads and rotor, replaced the cush drive dampers, adjusted the front steering bearings, and treated many rusted bolts to Evapo-Rust. The cush drive dampers were special because BMW no longer makes them. Luckily an inmate at ADVrider arranged for a rubber manufacturer to make new sets by copying one of the last OEM dampers. I got them from England a few weeks ago. You can see the trashed ones in the photo. The rear sprocket was wobbling badly after 26K miles of abuse on the originals.
I really enjoy working on this bike; however, I also want to ride it! So I've had some work of my long list done by a local shop lately: oil change and replacing fork oil, brake fluid and coolant.
This week I'll be replacing a bad fuel level sensor in the BMW. I ran out of gas last week testing if the sensor was broken :) BMW would charge something like $250+ for an entire assembly vs. $20 for the sensor itself so I'm doing this work on my own.
Next up will be new chain & sprockets on the Triumph.
Along the way I've been improving the garage. I got a mechanic's creeper and tool chests to keep things organized. It's a nice place to work nowadays!
I'm finding this work is really enjoyable. I work on a computer all day so I really look forward to shop time after the work day is over to unwind.