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Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11,108
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Question

Thanks for all the work you guys have put into this thread!:clap
I'm considering a used KLX 300, and I'm wondering if you
experienced guys would please consider a few questions?
RE luggage rack- ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,043
Views: 1,286,805
Posted By Bored
I called my BMW salesman today to find out about...

I called my BMW salesman today to find out about his experience in Cali riding the new X bikes with Jimmy Lewis; and I brought up this 450 prototype. The opinion concensus in Cali was that the 450...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
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"short x challenge review" is a seperate post. ...

"short x challenge review" is a seperate post. It is on page
7 of all the thumper posts. Sorry I did not make that clear.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
If you go to page 7, and look for " short x...

If you go to page 7, and look for " short x challenge review"
I think that you will understand this photo better.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
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Thanks Kicksave! And thanks to everybody else...

Thanks Kicksave! And thanks to everybody else who has posted recently! Lots of real info, and wise comments.
I'll probably end up with an X-Challenge. My salesman is in Ca this weekend, at the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
RE the rear air shock

RE the rear air shock on the HP2 and X-Challenge-
WP makes a traditional style replacement for the HP2 air shock, and Ohlins makes a traditional style replacement for the X-Challenge air shock. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,055
Posted By Bored
Does anybody use the reuseable filters?

Does anybody use the reuseable filters?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bored
There are currently a couple threads about dual...

There are currently a couple threads about dual sporting the 2007 street legal KTM EXC 525. I think that those guys could appriciate a carbon fiber rear sub frame that would support a rack, or Dirt...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By Bored
Smith Turbo Fan Goggles on sale

www.sahalie.com (http://www.sahalie.com)
Has SMITH TURBO FAN GOGGLES on sale for $86.99.
Has anybody had any experience with these? A small fan prevents fogging. They are advertized for skiing,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,863
Posted By Bored
No worries SPEd600. Small print just gets ...

No worries SPEd600. Small print just gets moderately blurry, especially when I'm tired. I need to get some cheaters, but I never seem to get around to it. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,863
Posted By Bored
Just trying to make it easier for me to see, but...

Just trying to make it easier for me to see, but it's not as important on the screen as it is on the printed page. I'll stick to # 2 for posts, as you are not the first to be bothered
by #4.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,863
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[quote=Bored]WOW :eek1 that is very different ! ...

[quote=Bored]WOW :eek1 that is very different ! I predict lots of low speed tip over's for inexperienced riders. Riders will instinctively reach out with a foot, when it doesn't touch the ground...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,863
Posted By Bored
WOW :eek1 that is very different ! I predict...

WOW :eek1 that is very different ! I predict lots of low speed tip over's for inexperienced riders. Riders will instinctively reach out with a foot, when it doesn't touch the ground gravity will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,863
Posted By Bored
Thanks HBRDR

Thanks HBRDR ! I have been waiting for a ride report since Oct 2006. I sat on one at the Chicago IMS, and was able to fully plant the balls of my feet. How much higher does it go when under power?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By Bored
Husky owes Big Dog also

I'm a fan of the Big Dog also. I have been: entertained, educated, and inspired by his reports. I have thanked him here
on ADV, but still feel that he deserves more; so I will add my support to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Got it

The third time was the charm. I clicked on the original link instead of the quoted link. Thanks GSL ! I just spent the last half hour looking at the X Challenge stuff from Touratech. "Available...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
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A little help please

[quote=GSL]"no shit? most of the fuel is under the seat. It would be interesting to see how its made"

http://www.touratech.de/new/main.php?content=19

The catalog is a 100MB download. It has a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Verdana, 2, white... got it. Maybe my eyes will...

Verdana, 2, white... got it. Maybe my eyes will improve with a workout. What do you mean by spindly front fork?
On a side note, I just got off E-Bay. A KTM dealer in Moline Ill is trying to move...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Saw the X Challenge today, decided to pospone making a deposit.

I inspected the X Challenge today at the Chicago IMS. My first impression was that it is bigger, in all demensions, than expected. The test rider in the photos must be a tall guy. The stock tires...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,997
Posted By Bored
Thanks to you and Markjen

Thanks to you and MarkJen for a good dose of practical common sense. My Buddies agree with you, a chem heat pack is much less expensive, and much less apt to fail than a battery powered sleeping pad...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Bored
I have the Extreme pictured above

I use my Extreme for surfing on Lake Michigan. It's great to be able to put a little hot water in my wetsuit before I go in, and to warm up and rinse off when I get out. I only have one complaint-...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,997
Posted By Bored
Thanks for posting this

Thanks for posting this. I am interested in the big Agnes bags also.
I have found a radical new pad that could be used with a Big Agnes bag.
It has heating elements in the chest and foot areas. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,348
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High Hopes for new BMW G650 X Challenge

I hope that the new BMW G650 X Challenge will be a good do it all bike for me. My definition of all is: short trips around town, dirt roads, ATV trails, simple single track, and country highways back...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Bored
Thanks Gaspipe

Thanks for the info, and for all the awesome, mesmerizing adventure reports !!!
You and your buddies have provided great therapy for bored guys like me.
I'm just getting into DS rideing, but can't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Bored
Why do high performance thumpers need frequent valve checks

In my thumper research I have noticed that valve checks are often mentioned RE Huskys and KTMs, but never RE KLR and DR 650s. Why is that?
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
BMW X Bikes News Letter

I got my first X Bikes News Letter today. It was disappointing.
Remember the movie CHRISTMAS STORY ? There is a scene where Ralphy works franticly with his new decoder ring to decode a message...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Does Anybody Have Contacts In Europe ?

I was told that the first production run of the X series bikes will be sold in Europe. Does anybody have contacts in Europe that might provide a ride report?
I was also told that the first shipment...
Forum: Face plant 01-08-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 61,937
Posted By Bored
Advice for Comes Naturally

Deer hunters sometimes attach motion activated cameras to trees near trails in order to see what is moving through. Some of these cameras are designed with locking cables because they are left in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,648
Posted By Bored
Two wheel drive Thumpers

The latest Popular Mechanics mag has a one page article on a two wheel drive kit for dirt bikes. www.christini.com (http://www.advrider.com/forums/www.christini.com)
It looks interesting, but at...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
THANKS CRUD :clap You are helping me to retain...

THANKS CRUD :clap You are helping me to retain hope, and infatuation for the X Challenge ! :nod :wave
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 124,189
Posted By Bored
They claim 100MPG at 55MPH. Check out...

They claim 100MPG at 55MPH. Check out www.m1030.com (http://www.advrider.com/forums/www.m1030.com)
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
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I like your logic SQD8R. :nod And I appreciate...

I like your logic SQD8R. :nod And I appreciate your info. But I would like to throw another variable in. I am trying to antisipate the trail MPG of the X Challenge. The Sherco MPG was all...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
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Doubts about BMWs MPG claim

I have read every post in this thread; and I am very interested in the X Challenge! My plan had been to inspect it at the IMS in Chicago Feb 9th, and if I liked it, to then put a deposit down. But...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,893
Posted By Bored
I recomend campgrounds, especially for solo...

I recomend campgrounds, especially for solo bikers. Isolated people are vulnerable to opportunistic criminals. But if you insist on risking your life to save a few bucks... Cabelas has some great...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Thanks FYRMD

Thanks FYRMD :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Check the post right above your's for pricing at...

Check the post right above your's for pricing at a Wisconsin dealer, and please submit any other info or impressions that you got after inspecting the X Challenge in person.:ear It looks like the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
X Challenge pricing and availability

I just got off the phone with my BMW dealer. Ball park price on a G650X without ABS is $8600 + $495 freight. He does not have any info on accessories like the Akrapovic pipe, or the panniers.
It...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Thanks for the report Brett ! :clap It is...

Thanks for the report Brett ! :clap It is incouraging. It is exactly the type of info that I have been looking for, and not finding, for the last month.
I believe that you are right about the MPG. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,088
Posted By Bored
Only 2 gal of gas, but an advertised range of 155...

Only 2 gal of gas, but an advertised range of 155 miles. 77.5 MPG, probably due to FI.
What were your other impressions of the X Challenge ? IMS does not come to Chicago till..... I think Feb 07....
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,031
Posted By Bored
Thanks MARKC

I fell for it hook, line and sinker. :nod Probably because I want to believe it. But I'm not mad. Quite the contrary. It was an entertaining distraction. Thanks MARKC. I have made up my mind to...
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