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Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 135,933
Posted By August West
This is what I and others have done on...

This is what I and others have done on XChallenges, same ignition obviously.
No problems with or interruption of electronic functions.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By August West
http://www.rei.com/product/733956/msr-dromlite-2-l...

http://www.rei.com/product/733956/msr-dromlite-2-liter

I have used the 2 liter on river trips with the drink tube. Have not used it on the bike yet but intend to mount it as a tankbag. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By August West
No help, but....

X Tank, Pro Screen, Leo Vince, nice find! You'll love it. Put a little blue loctite on the Pro Screen Fasteners, they tend to back out otherwise. Mine did anyway. Have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
If your canister has been removed, I believe that...

If your canister has been removed, I believe that connector was for the sensor involved?
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By August West
FYI I saw a set of BMW orange knee pads in the...

FYI I saw a set of BMW orange knee pads in the flea market yesterday.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By August West
Thanks that is helpful!

Thanks that is helpful!
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By August West
You might find that the RP2 pads are much bigger...

You might find that the RP2 pads are much bigger and may not fit in your pad pockets. Klim and other manufacturers make D30 pads that you can buy separately. There may be some you can trim to fit....
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By August West
RP2 pants - Real world fitment info sought

Thanks for reading this far. I need some help with fitment. Over the last year I have dropped from 175 to 158lbs. My waist was 35 and is now 31. None of my gear fits any more. Any of you with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
Thanks Purdsam! I suspected as much. She would...

Thanks Purdsam! I suspected as much. She would not appreciate the extra height.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
XCh air shock on an XCo?

I bought a spare airshock for my XCh. (Because I thought it was CHEAP insurance.) There is a chance I would put it on the wife's XCo if her stocker craps out. If you have put an XCh shock on an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5,695
Views: 1,161,229
Posted By August West
You are welcome. When the fuel/vacuum problem...

You are welcome. When the fuel/vacuum problem was discovered I thought, "what did I do last that was unusual?" "Ah, my friend's GL!"
I took a found piece of wood and wedged it right next to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,695
Views: 1,161,229
Posted By August West
I had identical symptoms. Partner and I were...

I had identical symptoms. Partner and I were helping a friend who had broken down mid ride. We took him to a local airport. I loaded my partner's Giant loop onto the X so he could take the other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,695
Views: 1,161,229
Posted By August West
panniers

I really like the Enduristan Monsoons, see them at Black Dog Cycle Works.
http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop/brand/enduristan/enduristan-monsoon-soft-saddlebags-250-detail.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,267
Posted By August West
The metal rails on the frame are supposed to go...

The metal rails on the frame are supposed to go inside the square holes in the seat plastic. The seat is not supposed to rest on top of them.
Looks like the rail on the far side is bent down pretty...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 50,845
Posted By August West
No cell signal most places I want to ride.

No cell signal most places I want to ride.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By August West
Not sure if this helps. I have Santiago pants...

Not sure if this helps. I have Santiago pants 42/52. They fit when I had a 35" waist and weighed 175, 5'11" Lost weight now 158 and 31" waist. The 42/52s fit but just barely. I have the waist...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,510
Posted By August West
Nice, looking forward to the rest of your trip. ...

Nice, looking forward to the rest of your trip. Wansfel, I am the guy you stopped to help in Lolo a couple of summers ago. I was on the XChallenge with my as yet detected ignition switch crapping...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,695
Views: 1,161,229
Posted By August West
It does, maybe a good excuse to look for XCh...

It does, maybe a good excuse to look for XCh take-off for the Country? Is the stock XCh strong enough? I have a synthetic Hyde Racing skid plate over the stocker on the XCh.

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,695
Views: 1,161,229
Posted By August West
Bike Stand/Lift, looking for recommendations

What stands do you guys use/prefer for performing maintenance. The X is my first bike without a center stand. We have a XChallenge and a XCountry in the family and would like a stand/lift that...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By August West
Olympia X Moto: How much ventilation?

X-Moto owners and Bushwacker/Moab owners please weigh in. I am considering buying one of these jackets. My main concern is protection with good ventilation during the really hot months. How much...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By August West
I have the Wolfman tank panniers on my G650...

I have the Wolfman tank panniers on my G650 XChallenge.
They work really well and are very secure. They eat a lot of tools, spare tubes, goggles, Clif bars. Maybe not as voluminous as the big...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 50,252
Posted By August West
+1 on the ignition switch. Same symptoms I had...

+1 on the ignition switch. Same symptoms I had when my switch went south.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By August West
-1 I bought this recently and the attachment to...

-1
I bought this recently and the attachment to the valve stem will not stay secure without leaking air, it is unusable. Was really hopeful because it was priced well. Obviously others have had...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By August West
+1 for the X Tank. The out of pocket was way...

+1 for the X Tank.
The out of pocket was way less than the TT tank allowing me to buy the tank, a bash plate, and wind screen for the price of the TT. The guys I know that have the TT say they...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By August West
liners

I found a set of Olympia X Moto liners, wind/waterproof plus thermal jacket liners and wind/waterproof pant liners, that I wear under my Santiago jacket and pants. (Call me a cross dresser.) $50 for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,267
Posted By August West
Disconcerting rumble

My bike makes a gravel and broken marbles in a tumbler rumble when I roll it in neutral. Happens forward and backwards. It's hard to push it and bend down to hear where it is coming from. Sounds like...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
Perfect - Thanks!

Perfect - Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
Dumb tire question

I got a tube type TKC front tire for our family's new to us XCountry. Do these bikes normally ride on tubeless tires? If so, can I run a tube type TKC without a tube? Do I just use a tube with...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By August West
AST 2 Blue

Blue Olympia AST 2 jackets are on sale for around $250. Good value!
Rev Zilla - $227
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By August West
Chain tool recommendations?

I have owned 4 motorcycles including my current XChallenge. This is the first bike I've owned with a chain. I am coming to some fundamental maintenance issues (chain maintenance/replacement)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
What seat is that? You don't intend to refit a...

What seat is that? You don't intend to refit a stock seat do you? If so I might be interested in the seat pictured.
Surely (hopefully) there is a buyer for this as is.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,045,984
Posted By August West
You can buy a puller from a dealer. The caps are...

You can buy a puller from a dealer. The caps are the coils and, apparently, can be damaged if removed incorrectly. This would be quite costly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,267
Posted By August West
The front is still good, the rear is shot at 3k,...

The front is still good, the rear is shot at 3k, 1600 really hard dirt miles (hard for me anyway, old guy going as fast as he can), 500 or so easy to moderate dirt mile, the rest pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,267
Posted By August West
Thanks for the report. I am getting ready to...

Thanks for the report. I am getting ready to replace a worn out TKC with something less expensive. I am considering (going cheap):
Shinko 244
Kenda K270
Dunlop 606

I ride probably 60-70%...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
Repair DVD

Got it thanks! Sorry for the hasty post with misinformation. Was hopeful and in a hurry, heading out the door.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,210
Views: 1,373,605
Posted By August West
Just found this, not sure if it is what is...

Just found this, not sure if it is what is mentioned above. $40.00:
http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/product_info.php/bmw-motorcycles-dvd-repair-manual-select-models-bmw-r1150gs-various-p-832

We...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By August West
PM Sent

An unhelpful PM with a question sent your way from a ham-fisted technoneanderthal.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,267
Posted By August West
I was thinking that if it was out in the open...

I was thinking that if it was out in the open someone fiddling with the bike could turn it on by accident. I would bet that it will be handlebar mounted shortly. The don't worry about it option...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,267
Posted By August West
ignition barrel

I am in the process of mounting a rocker switch in place of the barrel assembly. IMO they are so prone to failure I don't want to replace such a cheesy piece. Currently looking for a suitable...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 251,533
Posted By August West
Fooooookin...

Fooooookin A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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