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Old 11-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #1831
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Walter -
Which specific Montana do you have?

600, 650, 650T ?
600

Afaik the navigation and memory hardware is identical between them all.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #1832
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I am in the process of having a few of the oil coolers manufactured, i should have some news this week of costs, and availability.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:53 AM   #1833
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... RTWDoug stopped here on the way to Alabama, showed him your bags and he liked them. You've developed a good product, thanks go to your team for bringing them to market.
Well if big bad Doug likes em, he is gonna ask me to get him a set soon!

I dont think I deserve a lot of credit for brining the product to market, I just think other manufacturers should have done it a long time ago. I dont want to go into the adventure motorcycling business. I did it thru necessity.

If there is one thing I have noticed about adventure motorcycling in general, its that the people who design and make the products (and the bikes) for adventure motorcycling, dont actually do adventure motorcycling - at least not in the form of trans continental or RTW adventuring through the developing world. So if you are like Doug or myself, setting off on a 3 month trip thru the non-western world, you sorta kinda have to build your own stuff (or get custom stuff built for you in my case) in order to do the job you want to get it done. Because ironically, despite the popularity of the image of adventure motorcycling, the products to do the job in real life arent really there.

The US market is dominated by domestic weekend riders, so US made bags like wolfman etc, are not large enough for serious international touring, and not lockable. The European market is dominated by German manufacturers, who make massive aluminium boxes to fit on massive bikes that dont even have 21 inch front wheels, and are not really designed to go off road. The German notion of adventure motorcycling is very much about carrying 400 kgs of bike and gear around the world, in large inflexible metal boxes, at a sober pace, on bad asphalt or occasional gravel roads. The US version of adventure motorcycling is dominated by the idea of having a lot of fun on a single cylinder dirt bike with light luggage on a 4 day ride around Moab. Those are the two main adventure motorcycling markets on the planet. And most adv gear manufacturers come from those two countries - and design products to fit those two concepts of adventure motorcycling.

Somewhere in between those is what I (rightly or wrongly) call the British version - taking a single cylinder off road bike (as per the US version) and going to the 3rd world on it (as per the German version) ... thus combining the most exciting aspects of both - as per Austin Vince, Chris Scott et al. The problem is in Britain there are very very few manufacturers supporting adventure motorcycling (and by extension very few products exist to support this "mid-atlantic" version of adventure motorcycling) ... so historically, people like myself, or Austin Vince, or Chris Scott have often had to patch together home-made semi-experimental solutions to questions like luggage.

Hopefully over time, there will be more products available for this version of adventure motorcycling which combines the thrill of fast aggressive exploratory off road riding, with the excitement of travel through exotic 3rd world cultures. I have been very lucky with my bike to have manufacturers like Hot-Rod and Hyperpro in Holland, Scheffelemeier in Germany and now Adventure-Spec in the UK work with me to create products specifically to fit those requirements.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:06 AM   #1834
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600

Afaik the navigation and memory hardware is identical between them all.
Thank you. My Zumo has begun to exhibit it's limitations.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:06 PM   #1835
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Hi Walter,

Assuming you are still using the FX-R headlight projectors, how did they hold up after all the trips you put them through? Did you have any problems with them at all? Would you buy them again if you had to choose a HID projector?
And very important, where did you get the projectors from? Did you find any seller in Europe, or you brought them from the US?

Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 AM   #1836
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Hi Walter,

Assuming you are still using the FX-R headlight projectors, how did they hold up after all the trips you put them through? Did you have any problems with them at all? Would you buy them again if you had to choose a HID projector?
And very important, where did you get the projectors from? Did you find any seller in Europe, or you brought them from the US?

Thanks!
I like them - I have no plans to change them. I have a few spare sets.

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:25 AM   #1837
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Fesh Fesh ate my XC

Could not lift it out, had to unload everything.

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #1838
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Doing everything yourself, design, prototyping a.s.o. doesn't speed up things

But since this week there is a working and fitting basic setup of the KTM 690 rallyfairing on the XChallenge. It can either be fitted with a dash/sat cockpit or a roadbook/imo setup according to the personal wishes. I'm happy with the lightweight boxconstruction, the stem itself only weighs a mere 750 grams (sorry, + 130 grams for the lightbracket ) I just have to design the lower mounts. These will be probably in the form of a simple integrated radiator guard, since a connection to the lower frame has to be made anyway as far as I can see now. Probably a second version that will fit to the TT radiator guard also has to be designed for people who already have that piece of equipment. Any comments or suggestions on this are welcome of course.
I'm very happy to have my own tailor's dummy now, so I can just play around with all my ideas
The pics:

















This one has been taken off the bike for the moment and a new setup for the other fairing replaces it for fitting purposes


To be continued.....................
I may have missed it, but where would one be able to purchase this fairing and bracket? Cost? Thinking of ditching the GSA for a lighter, durable adventurer tourer. Went the 690R route and one point and will not go down that road again. Love the wind protection and look from this fairing on the X.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:36 AM   #1839
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Give Erik a shout http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/home.php
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:17 AM   #1840
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So here it is!
I finally had 1.5 days off in a row, hung the Panniers over, used 2 ROK straps on each side, one in the intended horizontal place, and one vertically through the lock loops. Both 2L bottles filled with water, one stuffed with extra layers for myself. the other, with spare tube and tools. Pounded some whoops in the desert, and some sagebrush before i remembered the new width of the vehicle. I think in those few brushups the shrubs lost!

All I can say, this is one sweet (tough) set of luggage! Love it! Very roomy.



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Old 12-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #1841
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All I can say, this is one sweet (tough) set of luggage! Love it! Very roomy.
Thanks dude .... cool pics !
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #1842
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Oil Cooler ready for order

Had a fair few questions this year about the oil cooler prototype from Terry Brown that Terry and I were running in Siberia this year ... the round cylindrical thing where the oil filter cap normally lives.



Well the legendary Stephan Scheffelmeier is now set to begin producing a batch, improved and refined from the prototypes we had, to his normal fantasy quality and will kick start the CNC machine for it once there are an initial 20 takers.

In return for being one of the initial 20, he is offering a 20% discount, for a price of 114.24 EUR.

The oil cooler adds a couple hundred ccs to your oil capacity (2.5 litres) and by both increasing oil volume and by proving a finned cooling chamber to reduce the temperature of the oil, the level of protection for the engine is significantly enhanced. One of the few causes of failures on this engine under rallying conditions was losing the main bearings, due to the oil being too hot under extreme conditions and being behind bashplates that cut off any airflow to the bottom of the engine. Increasing the volume also increases the service life of the oil, meaning cleaner, better lubricating oil at any given amount of mileage.

For me personally, fitting some sort of oil cooler has been a goal for several years, both to increase capacity and cool the oil. But there was never an easy or economical way to do it ... until Terry hit upon his simple solution. Rather than 500-600 EUR for an oil radiator,plus plumbing, plus finding some way to tap into the oil circuit twice, this simple easy solution has done exactly what I wanted something to do ... offer both cooling and extra capacity for the oil that is simple to fit and use and is very affordable (much cheaper than I thought it would turn out to be). To get it manufactured with scheffelmeiers quality is the icing on the cake.

So can we have a show of hands .... and when we get to 20 I will tell Stephan to fire up the CNC machine.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #1843
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Hmmm.... I would guess that it would fit all the Rotax Engines from 2000 up to 2007?

(Probably the China 650's, too?)


Could anyone confirm especially if this would fit the single spark Rotax?




Other than that, cool item, for a pretty good price, I've been thinking about the oil cooler issue for some time now.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #1844
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So can we have a show of hands .... and when we get to 20 I will tell Stephan to fire up the CNC machine.
I'll take one!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #1845
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I'll take one!

You can order it here: http://www.bashplates.de/BMW-G-650-X...ingle::83.html
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