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Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By nwx
Yeah I have a wheel builder here in town who can...

Yeah I have a wheel builder here in town who can build it for me I just need to know about sizing. I'm not considering OEM rims, obviously. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By nwx
Question G650X Challenge Excel Rims?

So I can't find anyone who can give me a straight answer on this one. The Excel colorworks rims are the only ones I can find that come in the sizes for the X Challenge (21" x 1.60 Front, 18" x 2.5...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By nwx
Thanks for the firm reassurance! Appreciate the...

Thanks for the firm reassurance! Appreciate the help.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By nwx
Links?

Links?
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By nwx
So we're looking at around 70-80W available at...

So we're looking at around 70-80W available at any given time, yeah?
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By nwx
Ultimately, I'd like to be able to run the grips,...

Ultimately, I'd like to be able to run the grips, gerbings liner and have an item plugged in through the euro plug - a camera or my phone, plus have the high beams on.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By nwx
Question G650X Alternator / Watts / Lights

I've searched the forums for a while now and can't figure out a few things:

1. If the alternator on the X is 280W, how much does it take just to run the bike? I can't figure out how many watts I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By nwx
Slime 300 Air Compressor Works for X Challenge Shock

I bit the bullet and decided to try to hook up the Slime 300 to the X air shock (if you're wrong trying something like this, then it will let all the air out and you'll have to do it manually).

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By nwx
The Slime 300 does have a locking chuck. In...

The Slime 300 does have a locking chuck.

In any case, does anyone else have a helpful recommendation for a good portable air compressor that works for this? Or a good shock pump?
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By nwx
Do you have a suggestion for a portable...

Do you have a suggestion for a portable compressor that will work?
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By nwx
Thumb BMW G650X Challenge Air Shock Compressor Recommendation

Post has been solved, but I'll leave it here since it's always an issue. If you don't want to take that stupid bike pump for the shock with you, you can get the Slime 300. It's $12 and it DOES lock...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 71,792
Posted By nwx
Redverz / Mototent

Just to give you guys an update:

The Mototent copycat violated the patents that Redverz had for their tent here in the US. Redverz has filed suit against them and now they can't sell in the US....
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
I did a little video of him doing a seat a while...

I did a little video of him doing a seat a while back, and I did the same this weekend. Once I've got it all cut together I'll throw it up on YouTube and share the link so you can see the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Wink Crocodile skin seat

Don Weber in Albany, Oregon made me a custom seat on saturday and I decided to go insane with it. It looks crazy, it's really comfortable and I laugh every time I see it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5,697
Views: 1,173,419
Posted By nwx
Life is not a beauty contest, my friend. Them...

Life is not a beauty contest, my friend. Them boxes are behind me, and everything in front of me gives me a smile.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5,697
Views: 1,173,419
Posted By nwx
Cool2 Paint, rack, tires, heat, windscreen...

Below is my bike, which the previous inmate who owned it did a bit to, and I've done the other half. Here's the list:


TT sprocket guard
Shark fin
Chain guide
Acerbis handguards
Hyde...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Slip Streamer Spitfire

Works on this bike, for sure. I'd buy the largest hardware though, the 1" didn't fit right and I barely got it mounted to the end of the bars.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Cool2 Added boxes, went for a ride.

http://northwestexplore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/done.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Eek Custom bike thread

I'm going to hijack my own thread and just turn this into my own custom bike thread since I'm doing more to it every day.

I got a rack that the previous inmate who owned the bike had smashed to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Talking Finished Project

Finally finished everything. Painted and cleared the body parts, repainted the rear rack. I also did the old silicone and metal bbs in the handlebars while I was at it, and got new black Acerbis...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Cool2 I did it by hand. However, I wouldn't recommend...

I did it by hand. However, I wouldn't recommend sanding with any grit bigger than 220. I tried to take some big chunks off with 150 and it created scarring in the ABS, which was a headache. Stick to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Eh? Design change and primer

So, I spent the weekend finalizing my design and prepping for it, as well as finishing sanding on the bodywork and applying primer. My original idea was to do desert camo, so I used wax paper, an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Sanding

Did some sanding. You need to wait 24 hours or more for the abs to work, and you have to make sure you don't glob it on otherwise it just peels off.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Thumb ABS cement filler

Added the ABS cement filler tonight. Any idea on how long this stuff takes to cure? My Googling says it's 48 hours before I can sand it down but I'm not sure. The rear piece didn't need any fixing....
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Puke Stripped the plastic down

Last night I took a hair dryer and took off all the old stickers. If you've never done it before, it's really easy. Just heat up the stickers a bit, get a razor blade under it to start it and peel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Cool, looking forward to it!

Cool, looking forward to it!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
I have experience painting motorcycle stuff, but...

I have experience painting motorcycle stuff, but no one I knew could give me a clear idea about whether getting it wrapped was a good idea. I figure this is going to be cheaper, the trade-off being...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,130,808
Posted By nwx
Laugh Painting the X

Fellow X owners:

I've started a thread to show the progress of painting my X. Started today, just ripped it all apart. Thread is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=772237

Thought...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,751
Posted By nwx
Cool2 BMW G650X Challenge Custom Paint

It's stormy and wet here in Oregon, so I figure now is as good a time as any to rip apart the X and repaint it. The previous owner (another inmate) bashed it up pretty good so it's going to need some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
Cool2 Just mounted Shinko 700s

Just mounted them up yesterday. Rode to a buddy's house with them geniously tied to the side of the X.
http://northwestexplore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/IMAG0207.jpg

Recycling bin did the...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By nwx
They went on really easily, thanks for the help

They went on really easily, thanks for the help
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By nwx
Question Special Directions for Adding Tubes to Tubeless Tires

I'm putting on some tubeless Shinko 700's on the X tomorrow and I want to make sure I don't need to do anything special. I've read (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487872) that using...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 119,071
Posted By nwx
Eek Gross, sticky mess

I found this behind the front sprocket of my X Challenge :huh

http://northwestexplore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/IMAG0182.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
Wicked Received Shinko 700s Today

Just got my Shinko 700's after a day's worth of shipping from Motorcycle Superstore. The benefits of living in Oregon I guess. Here's the comparison from the old Pirelli's to the new tire. Pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
Cool2 Just ordered shinko 700s for front and rear....

Just ordered shinko 700s for front and rear. Should get here tomorrow. Let you know how they are once I've mounted them and report back with photos of the X:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
Cool, I think this is what I'm going to do,...

Cool, I think this is what I'm going to do, unless there are any objections? Hope the tubes in the Pirellis work fine!:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
Shinko 700

So I think I'm going to go with the 700 after everyone's responses. However, I'm running tubes now. Are the X Challenge rims already setup for tubeless or am I going to have to do the whole...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,439
Posted By nwx
Haha! Yeah this one ended up being more in my...

Haha! Yeah this one ended up being more in my price range just because it's not very pretty...but who cares? Stay tuned, I'll be sure to put ride reports up and you can always check out my blog. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
How rumbly are the K270s? I might prefer the...

How rumbly are the K270s? I might prefer the 761s, but maybe I'm being greedy.


Also, tell me about the Mefos. Thoughts?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,755
Posted By nwx
That looks like the right amount of tread for me....

That looks like the right amount of tread for me. Good reviews as far as I can tell as well, I've had Kendas before and liked them.
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