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Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
What is your choice for the front?

What is your choice for the front?
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
What about the straps. Are they kept away as...

What about the straps. Are they kept away as well?

I put some heat protection panel sticked in the inner side of the pipe's heat shield to help it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:31 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Is the Dirtbagz pannier rails suitable to keep...

Is the Dirtbagz pannier rails suitable to keep the left bag (and straps) away from the heat?
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 01:10 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Any link to purchase these great bags?

Any link to purchase these great bags?
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
So am I.

So am I.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
Looks like they have a bunch of sand to play...

Looks like they have a bunch of sand to play around over there. :1drink
I also tried to improve my riding on the sand but my front tend to fall when I turn. Not so easy with the Xcountry.
Well, I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
If I can help this year I had a friend of mine...

If I can help this year I had a friend of mine fit an hyperpro spring on his OEM shock. The number is #1120 that you can find here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Or I can go for a thiner tyre like a 90/90 R19 or...

Or I can go for a thiner tyre like a 90/90 R19 or something I just realized I may have to increase the tyre pressure. But not sure if It'll do the job.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
I wonder if it's the same feeling on the...

I wonder if it's the same feeling on the Xchallenge.
If so that could comes from the front wheel size or the front fork that is longer than on the Xcountry and raise up the front making it a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Oddly I've ever though that my Xcountry front...

Oddly I've ever though that my Xcountry front steering was a bit too heavy when riding on the trails. This is when standing up on the bike. Like when you want to change path by making quick moves on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Nice to be able to pick up a BMW for your trip! ...

Nice to be able to pick up a BMW for your trip!
How long could you keep the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Hi leafman, yeh I found your handy explanation at...

Hi leafman, yeh I found your handy explanation at post #8710. Thanks.
How come you did not cross my country? You might be allergic to french cheese. Don't you? :D
Any pictures of your trip :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
Looks like the Mitas E09 is located in between...

Looks like the Mitas E09 is located in between the k60 and the Tkc80. Did you use any special tools to remove the swing arm?
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Have you tried a TKC80 at the front? Any better?

Have you tried a TKC80 at the front? Any better?
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
Some pictures of mine almost from stock. :D ...

Some pictures of mine almost from stock. :D

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/75/42/81/03102014.jpg

and some handy hardwares.

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/75/42/81/03102013.jpg

Oops!...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
I respect everyone's point of view and can...

I respect everyone's point of view and can understand that the 19 inch could be great enough for all around touring bike. Just my tought was that I could try a 21" wheel to have more fun on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
This rack looks definitly cool! :1drink Did you...

This rack looks definitly cool! :1drink
Did you upgraded your front wheel to a 21 inch?
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:12 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Do you know if you or any of your buddies have an...

Do you know if you or any of your buddies have an Xchallenge front wheel or rim that is left over?
I'll be glade to get in touch with him.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 11:37 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
Could someone could give us the dimensions stated...

Could someone could give us the dimensions stated below of your Xchallenge front wheel spokes?
Thanks in advance


http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/75/42/81/spokes10.png
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
It seems that it fits the Xtank as well: (you...

It seems that it fits the Xtank as well:
(you can put a touratech top rack too)

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
So what makes the hotrod Xrack better over the...

So what makes the hotrod Xrack better over the H&B? The strenght? It seems that the diameter of the tubes is bit bigger on the Xrack.
Or maybe a larger top rack on the hotrod.
If you add the top...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 11:35 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Being able to split the two parts is quite...

Being able to split the two parts is quite convenient.
Can you still leave the passagers foostrest when the rack is mounted on the bike?
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Dutchgit, So finaly what parts of the bike did...

Dutchgit,
So finaly what parts of the bike did the insurance pay you off?
Any bent or scratch on your rack?
Last question can you take off the bars keeping only the rear racks on the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
I've got the dirtbagz rails along with some...

I've got the dirtbagz rails along with some cameron soft saddle bags. It's the cheapest bars I've found on the market and I like It since it doesn't alter the line of the bike.
Except that I got an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Sorry It's what I've heard from the comercials......

Sorry It's what I've heard from the comercials... Actually I've never ridden a F800GS which supposes to be the best bike ever produced for everything. Only test ride the lower F700GS which I found...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
If you want a more heavy duty bike but well...

If you want a more heavy duty bike but well prepared from stock for luggages and everything go for the F800GS far more better than the G650GS in suspensions and engine.
Stick with the G650XCo if you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
No problem for me to buy it if the price is kind....

No problem for me to buy it if the price is kind. If you know a bit of mecanics look up at the stalling issue clarified on the g650x thread you'll be able to fix it. Mine never had problem but I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Unfortunatly T63 is only available for the rear...

Unfortunatly T63 is only available for the rear on XCO.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
I'm kind of interested in your coments as well....

I'm kind of interested in your coments as well. You can put the F800 fender along with some brakets made by hotrod:
http://hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=11

Not sure if the 21" wheel might...
Forum: Trials 07-28-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By lewiss66
Do you know if the after market exhaust put on...

Do you know if the after market exhaust put on the bike you've look at was an arrow bosy 4 stroke like this one?

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/75/42/81/25092010.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9,493
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Posted By lewiss66
Same to me I'm using k60 snow both rear and...

Same to me I'm using k60 snow both rear and front. Their behaviour are pretty good on dry roads and tracks. Not bad on mud. Haven't really test ride them on wet roads yet.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
And the result: ...

And the result:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X4gKZ44cW94
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9,493
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Posted By lewiss66
The mods to free it up some: ...

The mods to free it up some:

http://crankshaft.smugmug.com/photos/319304996_oRuUe-M.jpg
http://crankshaft.smugmug.com/photos/319305565_P2n4u-M.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By lewiss66
Somes pictures of the decat mods from the forum: ...

Somes pictures of the decat mods from the forum:

http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/14/87/91/07/12032010.jpg
http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/14/87/91/07/13032010.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
A link to the mod: ...

A link to the mod:
http://g650forum.forumactif.org/t506-modif-pot-origine
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,493
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Posted By lewiss66
Look for a more recent XCO! :D

Look for a more recent XCO! :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By lewiss66
Check out the link here: ...

Check out the link here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22704783&highlight=neutral#post22704783
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7,458
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Posted By lewiss66
To all who could be interested. Did everything...

To all who could be interested.
Did everything you told me to pull it off. So pull with the lever while taping with gently with the hammer and still won't move. Used a plastic welding torsh and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7,458
Views: 1,186,541
Posted By lewiss66
Anyone could show me the way to remove this...

Anyone could show me the way to remove this clutch cover?
I unscrewed all the bolts and the clutch lever. Tried to pull it and gently hamer it with no result. Seems to be stuck!
Thanks in advance....
Forum: EMEA 05-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,244
Posted By lewiss66
Are you planning to do some offroad riding?

Are you planning to do some offroad riding?
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