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Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By octopusenvy
More parts needed! Clutch cable adjuster, throttle cable!!

Yep, I think the softness just gave way on the adjuster and it broke in half when I dropped the bike. I have a line on a 2nd hand throttle cable and tube assembly on ebay for 50bux, but he doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 03:44 PM
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Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
More parts needed! Clutch cable adjuster, throttle cable!!

Thanks for your reply. I damaged the adjuster in a low side offroad, so the nut is broken (only half of it is there). I had no issues with any shifting or anything before I ran the bike into a bank...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 04:14 AM
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Posted By octopusenvy
Eh? More parts needed! Clutch cable adjuster, throttle cable!!

We all know this forum is great, thanks everyone even if no one can help, you all already have.

I need to get a clutch cable adjuster, or possibly just replace the entire clutch cable and also...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By octopusenvy
Thanks Snooker, I'm trying to figure out how to...

Thanks Snooker, I'm trying to figure out how to try to improve suspension in small steps. Progressive springs was not as costly as fully swapping out to Shiver forks (how much is that dare i ask). So...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Thanks for that, I wouldn't consider myself a...

Thanks for that, I wouldn't consider myself a hard rider either, as I use the bike for adventure riding that sees road and gravel mostly with some stream crossings and some trails & sand. I think...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Progressive Suspension vs Hyperpro...GO!

As I'm not totally broke, I figured I would try some progressive springs since I have to change the fork seals anyway on my X. My only concern is that I didn't read ANYTHING about Progressive...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Cool2 Progressive Suspension vs Hyperpro...GO!

Thanks Butters, I am only talking about front progressive springs at this point. My X has the airshock and standard front suspension (ergo the standard front dive on braking), and I'm looking to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Question Progressive Suspension vs Hyperpro...GO!

The Hyperpro are all over this thread, and harder to find overseas (especially here in NZ). But the Progressive Suspension BRAND is really inexpensive when compared with Hyperpro. What more do u get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Cry OOPS, broke my bike a bit! Anyone got a speedo?

So I decided to do a 20mph slide on some unseen loose gravel on the road going between two rides of 100kms of gravel roads. The gravel roads were fine, but sadly my front wheel slipped fast on some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,295
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Posted By octopusenvy
Anyone have a 650x 'Mudguard Extension'?? I'm keen

Just wondering if anyone would be willing to sell me one of these. Touratech is crazy price for this small bit of plastic. If there is another aftermarket suggestion, I'm all ears :ear

Any help...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:12 PM
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Posted By octopusenvy
Question still have this comparison?

Hi, its been a while, but do you still have this comparison for sprocket size vs speed? I'm keen to see it. cheers from NZ
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Eek RayZ custom seat for sale!!

I have a pristine and super-comfy RayZ custom seat for sale for the Xchallenge. $320USD+pp Only available until I change my mind or sold elsewhere. FIFS, pictures here:
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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Eek That tank would b a dealbreaker for me...so TINY!...

That tank would b a dealbreaker for me...so TINY! But i love the clear idea. I'm ok with 220-230kms on the Xchallenge, but i have a rotopax now in case i want to travel far which adds another 1.75G...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb Cheers for that Matt, we don't see many of these...

Cheers for that Matt, we don't see many of these at all here, maybe a handful in total. I have heard similar things about the 450x vs 650x, and i'm no rally rider either...just want fun, reliability,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Question oh and matt, how bout some pix of your 477x...

oh and matt, how bout some pix of your 477x machine!? always wondered about the longevity of the 450x compared with 650x, though its certainly lighter and more rare? I assumed more tuning and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Laugh Remus & adapter fab

Glad u could see it all Matt, and that it was helpful. The Remus is an improvement on the stock for me. It is louder, but my usual ride is the vtwin buell with full Micron exhaust (best performance...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb Matt, here are the images of the spacer. You will...

Matt, here are the images of the spacer. You will have to convert from cm or mm, but I'm sure you can suss it (2.54cm to an inch), unless u outside of the states? Here are the pictures as best as I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb OK...Remus Freeride is on and pumping! :clap...

OK...Remus Freeride is on and pumping! :clap Really wakes up the bike. I've just ridden up and down the road and up the gravel behind the house, but I have to say +1 here for performance and sound....
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Keen to know more about a Rekluse for the 650x....

Keen to know more about a Rekluse for the 650x. Here in NZ its all hills and rocks...great terrain for their clutch :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb will do matt. looks like next wk ill do the swap...

will do matt. looks like next wk ill do the swap and give u those details
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Wicked New to me Remus Freeride just arrived at my door...

New to me Remus Freeride just arrived at my door for my 650X:rofl

Only paid 400USD for a flawless header and exhaust with carbon guard and all bits included :rofl

Same guy sold me an EMIG...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb renzaco

PM Sent
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
Cheers Matt for your input. Emig really 800USD?...

Cheers Matt for your input. Emig really 800USD? Does the X really need one or improve greatly? Basically I have 800USD to splash on the bike...I could get tyres for 75, Emig damper for 350, and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,178
Posted By octopusenvy
A good/wise deal??

Hi all, long time listener rare time poster. I read every page of this thread and still not sure what to do about exhaust. I have been offered a swap of my full stock exhaust (perfect condition) PLUS...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Thanks mate, haven't been back on here for a bit,...

Thanks mate, haven't been back on here for a bit, but I'll look into Safari in Oz and see what I can come up with. I realise the TT tank adds weight and forward a bit too much (personally don't like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Touratech or similar safari tank...?

Hey guys, used to stay up too late reading through all the great posts in this thread, but never got thru them all. Possibly in there somewhere, and I know I can order new, but does anyone know where...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,835
Posted By octopusenvy
XP b4 and after 2010/2009 (2010wheels!)

Just adding to the Uly goodness on this thread. My complete XP on day one (minus side cases at home) and then current setup of my main transport. The AX would have to be amazing AND under 10grand to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,024
Posted By octopusenvy
BMW 650x info...absolutely right for some

i own a 2009 BMW 650x. I have to say its very comfortable, and with the right mods its an amazing ADV bike. 140kg dry is ok, meaning its GREAT compared to other true ADV bikes, and ok compared with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,621
Posted By octopusenvy
Actually that was my feeling, but I wanted to...

Actually that was my feeling, but I wanted to know if a similar work horse was right there under my nose for thousands less. I guess you get what you pay for, and it would last for thousands less....
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,621
Posted By octopusenvy
520 EXC vs BMW 650x...any comparisons? Help needed!

Hey guys, just needing some advice please. I ride and am very happy with my 2nd bike which is a 2009 BMW 650x challenge. Its rare, its reliable, and its barely run in at a just under 10,000kms...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By octopusenvy
Mixing it up with the CCM 450

Hey all, I'm still riding happily on my 09 xchallenge in Aotearoa/NZ...and then the CCM guys decide to taunt us with the CCM 450 adv bike. I have to say its quite interesting and straight from the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,348
Posted By octopusenvy
Wink Maxacceleration, I was simply doing as Minkyhead...

Maxacceleration, I was simply doing as Minkyhead said...just comparing with what I KNOW, which is limited to my experience. I ride a 650x, and its not perfect...but it can be made into a very capable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,348
Posted By octopusenvy
Yep, I agree its got more going for it to reach...

Yep, I agree its got more going for it to reach that pinnacle, angels singing in falsetto in the clouds pedestal of GO ANYWHERE MULTI-PURPOSE ADV BIKE. And straight from the factory too.

I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,807
Posted By octopusenvy
Hey Buzzez...i know they make a black rotopax...

Hey Buzzez...i know they make a black rotopax also...what I hope to do is get one and then feed it like an auxillary with quick disconnects. Its slightly more ideal to have the tank connected to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,348
Posted By octopusenvy
Thanks Minkyhead & Cruz. Essentially I agree with...

Thanks Minkyhead & Cruz. Essentially I agree with you both. Most bikes need to be personalised to the rider and his/her style and preference. Generally speaking, I was trying to compare them both as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,348
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb Just noticed you are also in NZ. Any chance you...

Just noticed you are also in NZ. Any chance you are north? Great rides up this way
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,348
Posted By octopusenvy
Absolutely right Phil, no longer made sadly. But...

Absolutely right Phil, no longer made sadly. But for those of us who have one...I'd like to know how they compare with the CCM 450. I think is only marginally lighter, not as good as a adv tourer and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,348
Posted By octopusenvy
Question 650 X-challenge vs CCM 450??

After reading through heaps of great info and opinions, I hear a lot of people seem to be asking for wide range gearing and more comfort. The 650x is 140kg dry, slightly heavier but that can be...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,414
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb OK Bryn, we will bite. I just want to make sure...

OK Bryn, we will bite. I just want to make sure you can source the EXACT right belt for the right bike, since you are a long way away. At this stage I have 2 definites and possibly a 3rd buyer. So...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,414
Posted By octopusenvy
Mate this is really great. Can we paypal you? I...

Mate this is really great. Can we paypal you? I will find out how many want a spare. Just to make sure, I need a belt to suit an xb12ss or xb12x (i own the xb12x ulysses), which is a slightly longer...
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