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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
How many 2007/2008 G650X owners out there have...

How many 2007/2008 G650X owners out there have had to replace the clutch cover due to to wear from the release bearing? Mine was quite worn, and it only had 12k miles on it. Parts were $350, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 32,852
Posted By turbo6bar
Anyone have a line on a great twin or triple...

Anyone have a line on a great twin or triple cylinder adventure bike? My hands can't hand thumper vibes, especially for longer rides. I don't plan to do much/any dual sporting with this bike. If it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I run the stock nuclear reactor exhaust. My...

I run the stock nuclear reactor exhaust. My girlfriend has never had a problem with the exhaust. She has complained about the seat and lack of room. She's OK on shorter rides, but when seat time goes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Any play is bad, then? I was expecting it to...

Any play is bad, then? I was expecting it to have visible wear, but I see no step in the bore. 0.004"/0.1 mm is not much. I have read reports of wear up to 1mm.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Well, I need to eat my words and complaints about...

Well, I need to eat my words and complaints about a worn clutch cover on my X Country. I drained the engine oil and prepared to pull the cover. The oil looked a bit worn, despite having less than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I have an 07. Based on my research, the earlier...

I have an 07. Based on my research, the earlier Rotax engines (F650GS) and the Chinese built Rotax engines (2009 and after) have a clutch cover with steel bushing. The 2007/8 Rotax engines have a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Drats! The clutch is acting up on my X Country....

Drats! The clutch is acting up on my X Country. It does not disengage fully. I have adjusted the cable and it does no good. I believe the faulty clutch cover is the cause. BMW updated the cover on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Does anyone besides leafman60 use the X Country...

Does anyone besides leafman60 use the X Country for longer distance riding? After a year and 3000 miles, I would say the vibration in the bars and wind protection are my main complaints. I am sure I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
On a recent trip to Big Bend National Park, the...

On a recent trip to Big Bend National Park, the fork seals on my X Country decided to start leaking. I have turned wrenches on a lot of automobiles, but my time with motos is slight. The parts...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Wow, you have no buffeting? My helmet was always...

Wow, you have no buffeting? My helmet was always bobbing whenever I reached 40+ mph. My helmet, now, is very still. I am 6' tall, so I am really baffled at how our results differ.

Madstad doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
It may be just me, but I found the factory X...

It may be just me, but I found the factory X Country windscreen to be terrible compared to running without. The windscreen took a little air off my torso, but produced a ton of buffeting around my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I am going to use a local guy to redo my stock...

I am going to use a local guy to redo my stock seat. I, too, want to be able to move rearward on the saddle, so the hump needs to go. Also, I feel the seat angle pushes me towards the front, so I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Yeah. I think it was just bad timing. They're...

Yeah. I think it was just bad timing. They're reputation is so good, that I'm reluctant to point my finger. I left a message on their website and followed up with a message on voice mail a few...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
When I upgraded in May '13, I was unable to reach...

When I upgraded in May '13, I was unable to reach Cogent by phone or via email. Messages were never returned. I imagine his work is feast-or-famine, and I was asking for help during a feast.

Has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
You could be absolutely right, but is the stock...

You could be absolutely right, but is the stock shock really damped well enough for a 30% boost in spring rate?

I figured the stock shock is worth $100 on flea market. Add an uprated spring for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I want to put my vote in for the suspension...

I want to put my vote in for the suspension upgrade. I sprung for a Hyperpro emulsion shock from Klaus at EMP in New Jersey. The stock Sachs spring would bottom hard if I:
rode off-road
rode with...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By turbo6bar
I'd be game for heading up a group guy. Has...

I'd be game for heading up a group guy. Has anyone a contact with the Osco boys or experience buying from them?

Jurgen
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Pescador, who makes that engine guard? Looks...

Pescador, who makes that engine guard? Looks like it protects the engine case well. Pictures from Google suggest this is not from Hepco Becker or SW Motech.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,900
Posted By turbo6bar
Coming back to Taos

The last trip to NM/CO was not so great due to a chemical burn in my left eye, but I'm all healed and ready to go. The GF and I are leaving for NM this Friday. I am uncertain about our...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
My girlfriend and I are heading to northern NM...

My girlfriend and I are heading to northern NM and CO in less than 4 weeks, and I still need to uprate the rear shocks to handle 2-up and solo with loaded panniers riding. I tried contacting Cogent...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By turbo6bar
Oldgoat, did you buy the H&B bits? I want to buy...

Oldgoat, did you buy the H&B bits? I want to buy a rear rack and am curious if you found foreign pricing that justifies the wait and risk.
Jurgen
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
If anyone has recommendations on a rear rack,...

If anyone has recommendations on a rear rack, tell me about it. I don't want to spend $229 for the tiny one from Touratech. The PO sold the one that came stock on my bike. It needs to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Has anyone used Cogent Dynamics to rebuild a...

Has anyone used Cogent Dynamics to rebuild a shock or simply install a stiffer spring? I am a dirt newb and doubt I need a super duper shock, but the bottom tier Wilbers/Hyperco at $600 seems like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,900
Posted By turbo6bar
I wanted to thank those offering help while I was...

I wanted to thank those offering help while I was in Taos. Unfortunately, I had end my trip and head home, because my eye was taking too long to heal.

I will be back fully healed and ready to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Hey, all. I am finally out of TN and in NM with...

Hey, all. I am finally out of TN and in NM with my X-Country. It has been a rough first few days. I traveled out here with a cousin and his family. We've struggled with breakdowns and a variety...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,900
Posted By turbo6bar
Thanks for the help, folks. Johnny, I will call...

Thanks for the help, folks. Johnny, I will call you tomorrow or Monday. My bike has a pannier frame and aluminum panniers. I think a heat shield/rack of sheet metal might work. This BMW 650 has a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,900
Posted By turbo6bar
really could use some help

Hi, I am from TN and am in Taos, currently. I was with relatives, but they forged onward to CO while I tend to an eye infection. While riding from Questa to Taos, the muffler caught my duffel bag...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I wanted to report back about my complaints of...

I wanted to report back about my complaints of vibration through the bars and pegs. lewiss66 mentioned the Booster Plug reducing vibration. I ordered one a few weeks ago and installed it a while...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Hmmmm. I will tear into the bike next week and...

Hmmmm. I will tear into the bike next week and look for anything unusual. At lower speeds, the vibration isn't terrible, but it's noticeable. At higher engine speeds, however, the vibration is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Hey, folks. It's been a while since I've logged...

Hey, folks. It's been a while since I've logged onto ADV. I bought an 07 X-Country earlier this year and have put a thousand miles on it over the past 3 months. I'm really liking the bike a lot,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Howdy, folks. I finally have an X-Country. I...

Howdy, folks. I finally have an X-Country. I got it last week. I have only ridden it twice (weather is staying near freezing), but so far, it's great. Nothing is revolutionary about it, but I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I sold my DRZ last month, and I'm ready to buy my...

I sold my DRZ last month, and I'm ready to buy my next bike. I'm looking at an X-Country that is mostly stock except for barkbusters. I want this bike to be capable on and off road, so what things...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 63,445
Posted By turbo6bar
Hey, y'all. The KLX400 I bought two years ago...

Hey, y'all. The KLX400 I bought two years ago was my first motorcycle. I want something that vibrates a bit less and is comfortable for longer distance, yet won't punish my dirt newbie skills when...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,177
Posted By turbo6bar
With the SM wheels, I felt even 15/39 was too...

With the SM wheels, I felt even 15/39 was too short, with the engine feeling so buzzy. With the 1/2" taller dirt wheels, I feel the gearing is too tall now. It seems so sluggish, but that may be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,177
Posted By turbo6bar
When I went from SM wheels to stock dirt wheels,...

When I went from SM wheels to stock dirt wheels, I left the 15/39 gearing in place. It feels pretty doggy to me. I plan to put the 44 tooth on the rear to gear it back down. I'm running stock E...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,177
Posted By turbo6bar
I have had the itch to 'upgrade' recently and put...

I have had the itch to 'upgrade' recently and put my KLX400S up for sale. Well, it's been two months plus, and very few lookers surfaced. I sold off the supermoto wheelset and Corbin saddle (stock...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I'm browsing eBay's listing for smaller BMWs and...

I'm browsing eBay's listing for smaller BMWs and came up on an 08 X Country with a rebuilt title. The last picture in the auction shows damage from an electric short in the rear lights. Would an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I'm consistently amazed at what Kroil can do to...

I'm consistently amazed at what Kroil can do to loosen frozen fasteners. That said, you may still have to rotate the bolt to get it free/out. If you tighten the nut, does the bolt not turn AT ALL? ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
Good point. I'm a total newbie off-road, so I...

Good point. I'm a total newbie off-road, so I figured the WRR would be so much more forgiving off road. X or WRR should be able to do TAT, or any other gravel, fire/forest road, right? But if I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,036
Posted By turbo6bar
I want to upgrade from my DRZ400. The faults I...

I want to upgrade from my DRZ400. The faults I want to fix are the lack of 6th gear, vibration, and modest seating. I could fix the seat, but the vibration and 6th gear for highway work are not so...
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