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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:54 AM
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Posted By snooker
Replacement Gas Caps

What say ye, Tim?

I know leafman has some designs as well and a lot of thought into this. Whoever follows through could probably get a fair number of orders up front if the price was right. I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
I just know I tried placing a new JT or a new BMW...

I just know I tried placing a new JT or a new BMW 15 front sprocket on the output shaft and I could feel the JT wiggle around, though holding them up side by side they "looked the same". And it was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
I kinda like the rubber mounted handlebars. ...

I kinda like the rubber mounted handlebars. Funny story I didn't know they were rubber mounted and after 4 years I finally had my first crash on my XCo where I laid the bike down, and I thought I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9,218
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Posted By snooker
Jim Lad you are living our DREAM ! Thanks...

Jim Lad

you are living our DREAM ! Thanks for the pics. Safe travels, minimal breakdowns (but nonzero, thats no fun!). :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Shocks have been discussed here at length over...

Shocks have been discussed here at length over the years, for those of us trying to ride off road at a reasonable speed over medium bumpage. I did a lot of research 4 years ago and compiled it on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
I couldn't agree more. I think this is overlooked...

I couldn't agree more. I think this is overlooked by a lot of people including myself. I always just slapped on a JT sprocket on the front but this time I took others' advice and got a BMW one. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 76,276
Posted By snooker
So is it true the Leo Vince can is no longer for...

So is it true the Leo Vince can is no longer for sale? I have a friend who wants one, used one is preferred to keep the price down.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By snooker
Impressive, Tim! Not knowing metal work as well...

Impressive, Tim! Not knowing metal work as well as you do, I was wondering how do you know the sleeve will never move or rotate. I know the temperatures will stabilize and help hold it in place, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9,218
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Posted By snooker
Hi Mikey, good to hear from you. Just like Drone...

Hi Mikey, good to hear from you. Just like Drone and Geoffster, you can't resist following along with the exploits of the good ol' X bike, even when you don't own one anymore! :lol3 :lol3:freaky
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7,094
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Posted By snooker
You da man! Let us know if you do...

You da man! Let us know if you do...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
Yes Rekluse has discontinued their zStartPro...

Yes Rekluse has discontinued their zStartPro design for the G650X so they have nothing for sale right now. But like I said earlier...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7,094
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Posted By snooker
Aw c'mon Tim.... I'm not one to stick up for...

Aw c'mon Tim.... I'm not one to stick up for Texas (trust me), but you must be thinking of Florida, because Texas does have mountains over 8,000 feet.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
New Rekluse Clutch in the works!

I've had reason to talk to Rekluse lately about a repair (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/RekluseClutch/index.htm#repair) I've had to make to my Rekluse clutch... and their main designer Sean...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
Clutch side cover replacement fix - again!

Yeah this is old news... but hey I'VE GOT A VIDEO ! :deal

Here's a snippet of my longer post (with pictures!) over on the XCountry thread...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
+1 See LINKY ...

+1 See LINKY
(http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/GearShiftLever/index.htm)
I prefer the Touratech 041-0702, other solutions out there too.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Clutch side cover replacement fix - details!

I was repairing a problem with my Rekluse clutch (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/RekluseClutch/index.htm#repair) so while I had it apart I decided to update my '07 with the new improved '09...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
My fix for the oil return hose. This seems to...

My fix for the oil return hose. This seems to have come up a lot for others recently as well. I figured I'd post how I fixed mine. No big deal.

I think the covering on mine was worn by my pants...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Front Rotor FS

Spare parts clearance.

I have an almost new EBC front rotor MD650LS that I need to sell. $90 + $10 ship continental US. It only has about 200 miles on it and is almost like new, nothing wrong...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9,218
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Posted By snooker
Does this make sense to anyone? If so why would...

Does this make sense to anyone? If so why would the throttle cable having a little free play in it cause it to die on the kickstand while idling?
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9,218
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Posted By snooker
Changing the battery is easy and this bike is so...

Changing the battery is easy and this bike is so proven to being very picky about voltage you should get a strong battery NOW, based on your video where it sounded very weak.
Spark plugs: I've...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
I installed the OEM bar weights with the...

I installed the OEM bar weights with the Barkbusters. It is a bit of a pain as you have to mount further to the outside. I do like how it gives your hands some extra room on the outside.
If you have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
I have a Yacugar shock on my XCountry now, but...

I have a Yacugar shock on my XCountry now, but for 4 years I have always had my kickstand down and step up onto the left peg to mount. Always. Whether fully loaded with bags or just my daily commute...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
Glad my effort is not going to waste. Drone...

Glad my effort is not going to waste. Drone inspired me and I got carried away on that website. It will probably never happen again? :eek1

But this pair of stiffeners is really simple and SO...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
I ripped my rear fender off on the first time I...

I ripped my rear fender off on the first time I took it offroad...
Here's what I did to fix FARFS (Floppy-Ass Rear Fender Syndrome): LINKY...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Thanks guys for the links to pinch ear clamps and...

Thanks guys for the links to pinch ear clamps and pliers. Compared to traditional worm drive hose clamps however... I'm thinking about field repairs on trips - they would be SO much easier than...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
Here's what I did - to not unplug the side stand...

Here's what I did - to not unplug the side stand switch cable, but instead move it elsewhere and zip tie it always "enabled": LINKY (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/Kickstand/index.htm)
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Interesting. Are you talking about this line? ...

Interesting. Are you talking about this line?

http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/pics/wornoilline.jpg
http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/pics/wornoilline2.jpg

This pic is with the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
Scheffelmeier skid plate. Saved the day during...

Scheffelmeier skid plate. Saved the day during my infamous swingarm incident in 2010, when it was the only thing holding the bike upright at 70mph, other than the front tire ... :clap
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Johnny, I have quite a few pics of my 07 that may...

Johnny, I have quite a few pics of my 07 that may help you out, go here then scroll down a bit: LINKY (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/Bags/index.htm#gbasin)

Here is one example pic:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
No fun rides yet this spring, but I did run...

No fun rides yet this spring, but I did run across some vintage guys

So here's a couple of awesome scramblers - new and old...
(This one's for you Geoffster, if you're still with us little 650...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9,218
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Posted By snooker
That's why we go to ________ . (insert favorite...

That's why we go to ________ . (insert favorite under-populated under-regulated region of the world - for me it's Baja baby!) :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Hey Mike you still around? nice! Yeah I'm still...

Hey Mike you still around? nice! Yeah I'm still loving my XCountry.

I just replaced my sprockets and chain, and I'm glad I read all the posts about the front sprocket manufacturers not having...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
I think I have the stock fork springs. PM me and...

I think I have the stock fork springs. PM me and I'll go look if interested.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2014, 01:00 PM
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Views: 4,968
Posted By snooker
So I'm coming from a PC and am new to the Mac so...

So I'm coming from a PC and am new to the Mac so thought I'd add more details of what I learned lately to this thread. Who knows maybe someday I'll be reading this myself when I forget this crap in a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
We are gonna HAVE to see mounting pics of this...

We are gonna HAVE to see mounting pics of this setup. And part number or link. I assume it has Hi/Lo beams. Have you happened to measure the current it takes? I'd be curious.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Yes I am. I think I read they discontinued it for...

Yes I am. I think I read they discontinued it for the G650X motor. Can't imagine they sold many. I only really find it useful for nasty technical hill climbs like in 2nd gear where you slow down and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 1,102,725
Posted By snooker
what? I thought my 07 Rotax does NOT have the...

what? I thought my 07 Rotax does NOT have the steel sleeves that were added into the 09 Loncin (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23705271&postcount=8454)?? so confused.

EDIT: ok I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Let's face it, this isn't exactly a sought after...

Let's face it, this isn't exactly a sought after or well known bike, it is a niche, and a damn fine one. I'm not up on current prices but it seems reasonable due to the low miles. I got my 07 in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Maybe the winter has been too long and I've...

Maybe the winter has been too long and I've forgotten what my beautiful baby looks like... but I cannot picture what hole in the clutch cover plate has a spinning shaft going through it??? When you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9,218
Views: 1,380,322
Posted By snooker
Wow I completely got your quote backwards, I read...

Wow I completely got your quote backwards, I read it too quickly and assumed you were saying you had an 09 somehow... and my question above is backwards and should be ignored!!! Sorry!

So it is...
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