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Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Bike#8
TINK, nice photographs 👍

TINK, nice photographs 👍
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 669,305
Posted By Bike#8
According to the guys at the excellent CB1100...

According to the guys at the excellent CB1100 forum this is a great place to order stuff for the CB1100 http://www.samurider.com/?cat=98

Here is a MRA screen on my CB. It keeps the wind off my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,671
Posted By Bike#8
Honda CB1100. I owned a 2007 Honda 919. The new...

Honda CB1100. I owned a 2007 Honda 919. The new CB is easier to ride and has a more comfortable seat.
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 669,305
Posted By Bike#8
Thanks Mark, kinda what I thought might be the...

Thanks Mark, kinda what I thought might be the case. The CB is built like a tank.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 669,305
Posted By Bike#8
Low load capacity?

While reading about the CB1100 I never came across a reason as to why this bike has a smaller loading carrying capacity than my XMoto.

The tires have a combine load capacity of 1190 pounds. So,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 669,305
Posted By Bike#8
Thank you 😀 I'm really liking this bike! I'll...

Thank you 😀 I'm really liking this bike! I'll break out the heat gun today and remove those stickers.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 669,305
Posted By Bike#8
I test rode a 2013 CB1100 Saturday afternoon. The...

I test rode a 2013 CB1100 Saturday afternoon. The bike had 1 mile on the odometer. Spent the weekend reading every thing I could find regarding the CB1100. Went back Monday after lunch to pick it up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Speed in gear chart

Both the XChallenge I used to own, and the XMoto I currently own have speedometer error. I installed a tachometer on my XMoto so I can calculate accurate speed in various gears. My bike idles at 1480...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Thanks for the tire info.

Thanks for the tire info.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
How well does the MT-60R grip on the road? I'm...

How well does the MT-60R grip on the road? I'm ready to replace my Conti SM tires... considering the Bridgestone S20's, but would like to spend some time light exploring off road this summer.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Bike#8
I'm another guy that picked up the XMoto for...

I'm another guy that picked up the XMoto for $5995 on close out. Currently my only bike, though new bikes (Honda 919 and SV1000S) have come and gone. I'll buy another road bike, but the XMoto will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 139,992
Posted By Bike#8
My XMoto started stalling after fueling up on...

My XMoto started stalling after fueling up on Saturday. Would not run unless lots of throttle was applied. Rode it home, surging, popping, loss of power. Had a chance to look at it today. Saw this......
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Bike#8
I've had one in my XMoto for a year and a half...

I've had one in my XMoto for a year and a half now. So far so good. Bike sat in my garage for five months over the winter. Fired up my bike right away after all that time.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Bike#8
Hey TobyG, Thanks for the info. My XMoto...

Hey TobyG,

Thanks for the info. My XMoto sees a few fire roads, most of the dust is behind me :) I appreciate the oil filer info.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Bike#8
Thanks for the heads up. I'll stick with stock...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll stick with stock filters.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Bike#8
Anyone using the K&N oil filter in their BMW 650X?

The stock bmw filter has a rubber like tube that interfaces with the back of the filter housing. The K&N has a metal to metal fit. Was wondering if others have any experience with the K&N filter they...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Hey Violetpop, What make of front fender do...

Hey Violetpop,

What make of front fender do you have on your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bike#8
11.5k miles on my bike. Except for battery...

11.5k miles on my bike. Except for battery replaced under warranty, no issues. Fun to ride, 72.5 mpg my best tank. Usually high 50's mpg, but will drop to low 40's when flogging it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,363
Posted By Bike#8
Building motorcycles since 1923. Long before BMW...

Building motorcycles since 1923. Long before BMW car production started. I like to point that out to folks when they look at my bike and say... "I didn't know BMW... :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By Bike#8
BMW 650X Gear Chart

I had a request to repost my RPM vs Speed Gear Chart. Here they are in order 15 tooth > 16 tooth > 17 tooth front sprockets for my 2007 XMoto.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bike#8
+2 on the MRA screens. I've owned two different...

+2 on the MRA screens. I've owned two different models and will buy a third. The mounting kits are great and have a lot of adjustability. This is the Road Race model on my XMoto.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,690
Posted By Bike#8
You are right. I saw the inflow when I was...

You are right. I saw the inflow when I was refilling the tank after a oil change. I did check today and saw oil spitting into the tank from the top tube.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,690
Posted By Bike#8
Remove the dipstick while the engine is running....

Remove the dipstick while the engine is running. Shine a light into the tank and you can observe the oil flow returning to the tank. Memory is vague regarding direction, so best to check for yourself.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Well, I finally found my paperwork...I was on the...

Well, I finally found my paperwork...I was on the wrong side of the planet :) The abs corrector ring came from these guys...

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/home.php

It was 43 Euros delivered in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
I understand completely. My speedo also reads 88...

I understand completely. My speedo also reads 88 mph vs 80 mph GPS. At one time I had a small printed "speedo vs actual" spreadsheet chart taped to my handlebars as a reference. I'll see if I can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By Bike#8
The tach came with a sticky 3M products base. But...

The tach came with a sticky 3M products base. But it stuck to my old bike yoke. I'll pick up some sticky sided Velcro to replace the Velcro strip wraps.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By Bike#8
Sorry for the delay, busy, rainy week so far. ...

Sorry for the delay, busy, rainy week so far.


http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd104/Rippington/543F7F9E-5E64-45D7-A303-BDECE08E3160-11423-000016E0AA7CEF29_zps6095cd4b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By Bike#8
I'll post a pic for you on Monday.

I'll post a pic for you on Monday.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By Bike#8
I added the trail tech tach to my XMoto. Cost was...

I added the trail tech tach to my XMoto. Cost was $37, wrapped around the spark plug wire. Works fine... Engine cut off occurs at 7500 rpm, other tach speeds match up vs rpm according to speed vs rpm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
I'll check the packaging, but if I remember...

I'll check the packaging, but if I remember correctly I purchased if from a gentleman in Australia. This would have been ~ 2 years ago. I had forgotten all about it until looking through my parts box...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
I forgot to mention the Shorai battery I...

I forgot to mention the Shorai battery I installed in my XMoto a couple of weeks ago. So far it it doing a great job. Also, I have a ABS speedometer correction ring I picked up. I'll try to get it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Lol on the 10 1/2! dB Dawg is the exact product I...

Lol on the 10 1/2! dB Dawg is the exact product I was thing of, but couldn't remember. Thanks!

Xaman, the main reason I made the exhaust switch was to avoid the leg roasting catalytic converter....
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
First ride of the season...

I took my XMoto out last week for a ride and have gotten a couple more in since then. Mid February MC riding in Idaho :)

I have a few questions maybe you guys can answer...

I have the Scorpion...
Forum: Face plant 02-13-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By Bike#8
As others have stated... I've learned to listen...

As others have stated... I've learned to listen to that 6th sense that something is not right. I recently sold my SV1000S and will ride just my XMoto with ABS. The little danger monkey on my shoulder...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Thanks guys for the replies. High Tech Speed...

Thanks guys for the replies. High Tech Speed sells a resistor, I'll include one in my order.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 51,652
Posted By Bike#8
Hey guys, I had High Tech Speed X-Arc turn...

Hey guys,

I had High Tech Speed X-Arc turn signals on my recently sold SV1000S. The bike needed a new flasher relay to get the flash rate correct. Any thoughts on if the XMoto will need something...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,165
Posted By Bike#8
I bought a new red FT500 in the summer of 1984...

I bought a new red FT500 in the summer of 1984 for $995 when Honda was fire selling them. A very neat bike. I'm looking for one myself to bring it back to stock condition. I know at this time dumping...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By Bike#8
Lol, yep. Inside a nice warm showroom. I received...

Lol, yep. Inside a nice warm showroom. I received my new Shorai battery today. Can't wait for a day that climbs out of the 20's/30's F so I can go for a ride.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By Bike#8
Bought back my BMW XMoto today.

I sold my 2007 SV1000S yesterday. So for the first time in years I didn't have a motorcycle to ride. That situation lasted about one hour :) I hustled over to the shop that had taken my XMoto in on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,542
Posted By Bike#8
A earlier poster mentioned the early '80's Suzuki...

A earlier poster mentioned the early '80's Suzuki GS bikes. I had a new '82 650E. Put 17k miles on it in less than two years. Never thought about the seat, it was a sofa.

Worst? BMW XMoto and...
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