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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,064
Views: 1,613,558
Posted By mbfj40
I run the rings (regardless of count) in matched...

I run the rings (regardless of count) in matched pairs front and rear and have no ABS issues as the bike knows the front/rear tire sizes and compensates.
I had a friend that thought his rear abs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,064
Views: 1,613,558
Posted By mbfj40
Hi guys, The stock XCountry has 48 slots,...

Hi guys,
The stock XCountry has 48 slots, (mine is an '08)
I copied the following pictures from an earlier post I put up a few years back so you can see my current speedo vs GPS speeds. I made up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,976
Posted By mbfj40
Much of the same remedies and frustrations on my...

Much of the same remedies and frustrations on my '08 XCountry as well.
as a last resort i installed a PowerCommander a few thousand miles ago and the bike hasn't stalled since.
Aside from the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8,340
Views: 1,356,878
Posted By mbfj40
RE: X challenge issues list - stalling/starting

Much of the same remedies and frustrations on my '08 XCountry as well.
as a last resort i installed a PowerCommander a few thousand miles ago and the bike hasn't stalled since.
Aside from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
Still looking

Still looking
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
Getting close to 500 views, could my luck be...

Getting close to 500 views, could my luck be getting ready to change?
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
357 views but no PM's. Back for a short stay at...

357 views but no PM's. Back for a short stay at the top of the list.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
Hi Mike, Haven't actually rode one in a G650x...

Hi Mike,
Haven't actually rode one in a G650x bike. Test drove one on a KTM 690 and one of the newer EXP types on another. My bike's a XCountry that I run with the stock 17-19 wheel set with tires...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
I still have a few $$ in my pocket for one of...

I still have a few $$ in my pocket for one of these......
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
I was thinking that this would be a one in a...

I was thinking that this would be a one in a hundred shot that I would find one of these for my bike. I'm up to 92 views, so it should be anytime now right?
Snooker, tired of yours yet?
mike
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mbfj40
Any rekluse G650X clutches out there?

Someone needs to sell me a Rekluse Z-Start Pro clutch for my G650XCountry....
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 115,840
Posted By mbfj40
Hi All, Coming off of an Autocom system that...

Hi All,
Coming off of an Autocom system that was using my Zumo 550 as a Hub for PTT radio, phone, Nav, MP3 and XM.
Happy with all that as long as I'm not tangled in the cord or need to continue a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,340
Views: 1,356,878
Posted By mbfj40
Hiya TymeRider, Not sure if the one I made up...

Hiya TymeRider,
Not sure if the one I made up is the one you're talking about but here's a few pics:

This was my 1st design. The doner shifter is a Moose item for a YZ250 I believe. The plate...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8,340
Views: 1,356,878
Posted By mbfj40
Either way will be fine. Fifty people will give...

Either way will be fine. Fifty people will give you 50 different answers, but in real life the only differences is the SLIGHTEST amount of air space difference taken up at the top of the fork tube...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By mbfj40
I've bounced a few 550's in for a refurbished and...

I've bounced a few 550's in for a refurbished and all went well. One thing to be mindful of is that if you have any Routes, Pictures, Waypoints, Phone numbers etc... Be sure to save them to your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 1,238,246
Posted By mbfj40
Be sure and post us back on what you find out...

Be sure and post us back on what you find out about a higher wattage option for the Xbikes. There are a few Stators on ebay that promise a 20% increase over stock, but who really knows without...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 58,233
Posted By mbfj40
Hey Violetpop, Great picture looking past...

Hey Violetpop,

Great picture looking past the front wheel. Do you have a camera mounted on the side of the bike or was it a hand held picture? If it was a mounted camera, post us a picture of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,340
Views: 1,356,878
Posted By mbfj40
Hey TommyAdv, The stock aluminum bash plate is...

Hey TommyAdv,
The stock aluminum bash plate is part #71607709694 and it's around $200.

Howling,
Check to see that the space between the ABS sensor ring and the sensor itself is not excessive....
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,478
Posted By mbfj40
I'd sure like to swap mine out for a Rekluse if...

I'd sure like to swap mine out for a Rekluse if anyone has one they'd like to part with...
mike
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By mbfj40
Welcome aboard Jam, Don't get all hung up...

Welcome aboard Jam,

Don't get all hung up on the 90-10, 80-20 nonsense that you see in the catalogs. Your version of off road vs on road use will never be the same as the next guy. Some people...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By mbfj40
The factory Remus pipe has a 6X1.0 stainless nut...

The factory Remus pipe has a 6X1.0 stainless nut tack welded to the end of that little tube. I'd think you could find a weld shop to zap it with a TIG weld for $10 if you had brought in the nut and...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,371
Posted By mbfj40
Every time I've used a Stop and GO tire plugger...

Every time I've used a Stop and GO tire plugger on mine and friends bikes, the repair has been outstanding. Not wanting to open the can of worms regarding extended running on a plugged tire, I've ran...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 116,304
Posted By mbfj40
Emig Racing already has such a product for the...

Emig Racing already has such a product for the X-bikes. I have one on my '08 XCountry with the WP 4860's and it works and fits great. I made up my own axel spacers and brake adapter and am using the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 116,304
Posted By mbfj40
That mbfj40 guy has both a set of XCountry forks...

That mbfj40 guy has both a set of XCountry forks with 232mm (9.4") travel and a set of XMoto forks with 270mm (10.6"). Numbers from BMW sales brochure. It also implies that XMoto and Xchallenge ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,340
Views: 1,356,878
Posted By mbfj40
I can't seem to find one of the pre-filters here...

I can't seem to find one of the pre-filters here in the states with out paying almost $60 in shipping from UNI Australia.
UNI-NU-7311
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By mbfj40
Vanson Leathers offers repair, cleaning and...

Vanson Leathers offers repair, cleaning and re-dye services
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 1,238,246
Posted By mbfj40
I made my own 1.75 gal tank that looks and fits...

I made my own 1.75 gal tank that looks and fits similar to the X-tank that's plumbed off the top of the factory's vent, same as everyone else's is plumbed and have only had one fuel flow or transfer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8,340
Views: 1,356,878
Posted By mbfj40
I'm using Supersprox, Super happy with fit and...

I'm using Supersprox, Super happy with fit and finish. You've several tooth count options as well. Excellent wear so far on my bike.
http://www.supersproxusa.com/products.php?cat=1106800
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By mbfj40
Not sure about the KTM's exact numbers in your...

Not sure about the KTM's exact numbers in your case, but most all bikes that are made in multi-platform like a SM, and ADV and a dirt only model have their geometry tailored for the intended...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 85,064
Posted By mbfj40
Inquiry sent about the Remus you're taking...

Inquiry sent about the Remus you're taking off..........
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By mbfj40
GoPro sells a "Remote Mounting Kit" with several...

GoPro sells a "Remote Mounting Kit" with several options and probably has just what yer looking for. I use the little velcro closure strap that looks like a watchband. I wrap it around my brake...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By mbfj40
Biggest difference between Dot 3-4 and 5 is the...

Biggest difference between Dot 3-4 and 5 is the temperature rating before the fluid will boil. A lot of the Dot 5 fluids are silicone based and can get a "spongy" feel near it's highest temperature...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,802
Views: 1,091,025
Posted By mbfj40
Hey, maybe someone has a crashed rear wheel in...

Hey, maybe someone has a crashed rear wheel in the corner of the garage?? You know yer never gonna use it, so now's the time to unload it... :-)
mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 58,233
Posted By mbfj40
Paint's not a worry for the rings or their...

Paint's not a worry for the rings or their operation. Your only concern would be if too thick of a paint or powdercoat application fattens it up so much that it rubs on the face of the sensor.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 58,233
Posted By mbfj40
Hey HH060g, While your bike's apart, can...

Hey HH060g,

While your bike's apart, can you count the slots for me on the abs/speedo ring for the rear wheel? And does you're speedo read true?
thanks
mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,802
Views: 1,091,025
Posted By mbfj40
Looking for a replacement cush hub assembly and a...

Looking for a replacement cush hub assembly and a rear brake rotor off an XChallenge or Country. Any of my fellow G650Xers needing to clean out some leftover parts?? Hmmm? Sadly, I'm not rich enough...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By mbfj40
[QUOTE=markk53;20641615]Never did the knobbies,...

[QUOTE=markk53;20641615]Never did the knobbies, just the HF903/904 dual sport and love them. Stick very well on roads, yet work as good as any dual sport tire short of a DOT or non-DOT knobby. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10,064
Views: 1,613,558
Posted By mbfj40
Anyone know what would be the replacement "bend"...

Anyone know what would be the replacement "bend" or as close to stock as possible to the stock XCountry bars. The OEM ones are a bit pricey.
thanks
mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By mbfj40
When ever it's powered up, it's at full bike...

When ever it's powered up, it's at full bike voltage.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By mbfj40
If you've got an electrical meter handy that you...

If you've got an electrical meter handy that you can measure Ohms with it's a snap to do the math for Watts.
Measure the resistance (Ohms) of your new grip heaters across the leads that would...
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