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Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
Hi Mike, I have a pair of WP 4860 and the...

Hi Mike,

I have a pair of WP 4860 and the lower Emig clamp waiting in my garage to get adapted to my '07 XCh. I contemplated buying the axel from them, too, but I somehow balked at the price... in...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By alpi
hennessy hammock ultra fast set up technique...

I found the technique described in the video (http://youtu.be/1iJTjful66M) below to be the most satisfying. I tested this year in a couple of occasions already, after purchasing a pair of carabiners...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,386
Posted By alpi
A few thoughts: 1. For someone attempting to...

A few thoughts:
1. For someone attempting to "hit as aggressive a trial as possible" changing a wheel out should become a very simple 2 minutes manoeuvre. It's essentially much simpler than patching...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
Thanks Wayne! I was hoping, though, someone...

Thanks Wayne!
I was hoping, though, someone would have the official factory offset spec, as it seems the precision in measuring "Distance to Post" (51) and "Post Hole Diameter" (32) is very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,194
Posted By alpi
FYI, before I purchased my 2151 from Dualsport...

FYI, before I purchased my 2151 from Dualsport Plus, I asked K&P Engineering directly and they confirmed in an email: "Scotts is the only filter that is a genuine K&P filter besides the ones with the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
Wink final decision: WP 4860

After much deliberation, feedback from Jim @ Cycle Improvements (http://www.cycleimprovements.com/) and taking advantage of a visit south, I had my last change of mind in favour of WP 4860. This time...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,937
Posted By alpi
Yes, there's this thread...

Yes, there's this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605316&page=2) that contains a spreadsheet (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18125310&postcount=17).
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,836
Posted By alpi
some updates

I just updated the parts spreadsheet on comment #17 (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18125310&postcount=17) with some information gracefully shared by khpossum...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
There's a thread mentioning them (luggage setups...

There's a thread mentioning them (luggage setups on a xchallenge? (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520960)) where someone seems to be happy with them...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By alpi
There is another thread...

There is another thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16321018#post16321018) on the subject where I posted my experience with the Saddle Shoppe, and I have some pictures below....
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
I used to have the hard part mounted, but the...

I used to have the hard part mounted, but the center stand seem to protect that area implicitly quite well, so I wasn't that concerned when I realized they cannot coexist on the same mounting bolt. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
I'm not quite certain if the bash plate that came...

I'm not quite certain if the bash plate that came with my Xch is the large one from Tourtech (or if a medium one even exists), but I did install the SW-Motech myself without any issues as seen below...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
Same to you, AZ-Twin! May all your trails be...

Same to you, AZ-Twin!
May all your trails be full of enjoyment and delightful surprises, while on your mighty X bikes, out there!
Happy holidays & Bonne fête!
:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
4860 front assembly transplant on the 650X Ch

Walter, you mentioned your front forks "4860s were from a 640 Adventure". I was wondering, how complicated was the adaptation in the frame head... I contemplating a front assembly (fork, triple,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
I have some doubts about that, given the # of...

I have some doubts about that, given the # of sold vs. available is been like that ever since, more than 2 weeks ago... something is a bit fishy about that deal, unless there's something that keeps...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
Thanks, Wayne, that's much appreciated. I guess...

Thanks, Wayne, that's much appreciated. I guess you've done that WP4357 conversion already... was it worth the trouble, or you think Shiver 45 could get one in the same place cheaper and simpler ?
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,723
Posted By alpi
yeap, decided for WP 4357 instead

Yeah, I did bite the bullet last week and started the transplant process through Jim @ Cycle Improvements (http://www.cycleimprovements.com/), and will get you more details in the next couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,836
Posted By alpi
Thanks for sharing, macrocephalic! I'll add the...

Thanks for sharing, macrocephalic! I'll add the fan part number & source to the spreadsheet.

I was thinking about getting a backup just to avoid dealing with such a failure in the middle of a long...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
You can find this info (16X22-CU) and more here...

You can find this info (16X22-CU) and more here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605316&page=2):
Forum: Canada 07-25-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By alpi
right there, right now...

I'm right in Markham (Thornhill) and I do enjoy various levels of terrain but especially dirt & gravel backroads and fire roads up North. I usually take trips in the weekend going NE or NW early in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
There's a spreadsheet (compiled by Muddler some...

There's a spreadsheet (compiled by Muddler some time ago) which is now maintained here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605316&page=2). I hope it helps and maybe one day could be moved to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 51,860
Posted By alpi
That's what they call a 4S (JST-XH male)...

That's what they call a 4S (JST-XH male) connector and you could find the wire extension at any RC store. I got mine here (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9737),...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,194
Posted By alpi
Sweet. I need a pair... even if I don't have the...

Sweet. I need a pair... even if I don't have the pannier frame for them yet. What is the recommend frame, BTW?
Do you happen to also know the price and their availability on the adventure-spec...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,821
Posted By alpi
I know many would frown upon adding such a...

I know many would frown upon adding such a relatively heavy (~ 3lb) center-stand on such bike (designed and built to be lightweight), but I got one and never looked back, especially since it's very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 233,750
Posted By alpi
I noticed there's a variety of opinions regarding...

I noticed there's a variety of opinions regarding the engine break-in procedure ranging from the "see factory recommendations" to "drive it like you stole it"... and there's an even more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,194
Posted By alpi
PampaX, you may want to read about some of the...

PampaX, you may want to read about some of the facts in this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364) (results of experiments did by JoelWisman in quite a professional manner)....
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,937
Posted By alpi
I have the CTEK Multi and it's great for charging...

I have the CTEK Multi and it's great for charging the battery, but I wonder if you ever used that wire to jump-start... it looks way too thin, 14 or 16 AWG...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 96,187
Posted By alpi
Hm, I'm not sure we refer to the same incident...

Hm, I'm not sure we refer to the same incident (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23613.0). The one linked (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23613.0) has only a picture and...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By alpi
That looked pretty remote, when I last looked...

That looked pretty remote, when I last looked around that area, and gas could be scarce, but I'd also be interested to try it after some additional preparation. It's probably quite important the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 96,187
Posted By alpi
I am afraid, there's at least one incident...

I am afraid, there's at least one incident (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23613.0) that received visibility and subsequently acknowledgement from a Shorai tech...
Forum: Canada 03-29-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,309
Posted By alpi
I'm still planning to go, but it's still going to...

I'm still planning to go, but it's still going to be 5*C... it's going to get stiff, I guess.
Forum: Canada 03-27-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By alpi
Welcome to the asylum! I may not attempt the...

Welcome to the asylum!
I may not attempt the single trails in the Ganny again, yet (too technical for my level), but I do enjoy a lot of gravel travel on back roads, fire roads, ATV/snowmobile...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
I just tighten the straps as much as it allows...

I just tighten the straps as much as it allows (no bending of the fender is noticeable), and due to the clips' position and the fender shape (width enlarged toward the front) it won't slide out. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,179
Posted By alpi
I've been using the Wolfman fender bag for the...

I've been using the Wolfman fender bag for the last 6 months and although I don't do much heavy single track, I carry a single tube, small tire irons + repair kit, and an air canister. It's kind of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 51,860
Posted By alpi
I'd be quite interested to hear how that battery...

I'd be quite interested to hear how that battery heater pad can make much of a difference, unless of course it's powered up for at least a couple of hours, until the battery core reaches a more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,836
Posted By alpi
sharing the spreadsheet

Muddler kindly offered the existing spreadsheet for sharing with all interested inmates and this is my attempt to make it visible from the Google Docs, where is now located for public sharing. Please...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,194
Posted By alpi
As far as I can tell, it is possible, although I...

As far as I can tell, it is possible, although I wish the reservoir line banjo mount was rotated some additional 30-45 degrees (Klaus @epmperf.com confirmed it can be done, but needs to be shipped in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,194
Posted By alpi
Tbone, it may be useful to read about "the sprag...

Tbone, it may be useful to read about "the sprag clutch swarf, fouling the pick up coil" on the BMW G650X Issue Log (xCountry, xChallenge, xMoto) thread...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,194
Posted By alpi
Interesting. That actually explains how my local...

Interesting. That actually explains how my local dealer lists quite similar ones (http://www.dualsportplus.com/oil_filters.html) but labeled Scotts. I was going to call them to clarify, and you saved...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By alpi
Done.

Done.
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