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Old 12-21-2009, 05:51 PM   #4216
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Looked for a "Gear" or "Jacket" thread without luck.

Just wanted to make a quick mention that I've now put over 3600 miles on the XCountry and still riding here in Taos, NM. (and obviously still loving it)

I've ridden my 17 mile commute in as low as 23 degrees (at speeds up to 70) while staying snug as a bug, thanks to a thermal lined Teknic Freeway Jacket, a pair of ski pants, a neck long ski mask, and a good pair of BMW all-year gloves.

Sometimes, the tips of the fingers get a little too cold, but not so much that it's a problem. If I add on some hand guards, I might not even need heated grips. If I add a fairing, I can see riding the bike down to maybe 15 degrees before I bail and take the truck.

I think it has something to do with the "dry cold" we have here. It doesn't go through you at all. Very tolerable.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:34 PM   #4217
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My low beam dont work. I have replaced the bulb and fuse appears to be OK. Any clues?


I see in the parts manual there is a relay. Does anyone know where it is located?
My bike has done the same last week and is at the dealer for repair. We tried the same as you with bulb and fuse but still did not work
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:44 PM   #4218
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Hi Guys
I've seen your threads on tanks, and the fact that apart from TT, you haven't really found a solution.

I've found this:


8L, simple to mount, and with fuel line run to the efi vent and about $220 Australian + freight.

The lobe is probably on the wrong side for an X Ch, but maybe you could be creative.

http://nomadtanks.com.au/

NB: I have no affiliation with Nomad, I don't even know if they still produce them.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:17 AM   #4219
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I've seen your threads on tanks, and the fact that apart from TT, you haven't really found a solution.
Wake up call, Mr L0cky!

Apart from TT monstrosity, Xtank is THE solution.
Pricey, yes - but does solve your fuel issues beautifully.


Like here (Xmas-time has me fondly longing for some old members of my garage): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2933
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:01 AM   #4220
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Wake up call, Mr L0cky!

Apart from TT monstrosity, Xtank is THE solution.
Pricey, yes - but does solve your fuel issues beautifully.


Like here (Xmas-time has me fondly longing for some old members of my garage): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2933
Except the bloke that makes them can't get insurance, and isn't producing them.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:08 AM   #4221
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Are you sure Locky?

When did Eric stop producing them?

From their website;

"Additionally, besides having our company logo pressed in at the outside, the tank is engraved with a serial number that corresponds with the pressure test certificate that comes with it. This to enable entering the tank in the bikes papers at f.i. the German TüV"
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:23 AM   #4222
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Except the bloke that makes them can't get insurance, and isn't producing them.
Excuse me to get into this discussion, but I'm afraid you've mistaken me with someone else. I know someone was setting up a cheaper replica of our Xtank and I understood that getting it into production failed. You can imagine that I don't mind toomuch it failed. Though there is a saying in our language that would translate to something like: "better well stolen, than badly invented", I'm not of that parish

Our Xtank is still produced and sold though (just click on the link in my signature ).
I still think it's fairly priced for a handcrafted, high quality, low-volume piece of work. Yet I understand that for people outside the Eurozone that may not be the case anymore. The problem is that I don't earn 1 eurocent extra even when the price in f.i. the US has risen with abt. 50%
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #4223
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Low Beam does not work

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My bike has done the same last week and is at the dealer for repair. We tried the same as you with bulb and fuse but still did not work

Still can not find out why the low beam will not work. We have even changed the light switch but still will not work.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:51 AM   #4224
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Still can not find out why the low beam will not work. We have even changed the light switch but still will not work.
Sounds daft but try the connector to the clocks, or the clocks themselves. Some bmw bikes have the headlights wired through the clocks so the mechanics can use a sequence of button presses to turn off the headlight during servicing. I can't remember who but someone here had a problem with the lights caused by a burnt out connector on the back of the clocks. I think it needed new clocks in the end. My vote would be to bypass this and put a switch on the bars so I could turn the lights off myself.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:39 AM   #4225
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Has anyone used the Kriega packs on their X Challenge?

Has anyone here had experience in using the Kriega US-20 and US-10 packs in the combinations to make a US-30 and US-40?

I have used them individually on the rear rack and on the tank but I am just wondering how well they pack together and how much they move around on each other on the back of a bike.

The Tank fitting works on the X Challenge with the US-10 very well but the US-20 is too large and interferes with the bars on full lock.



Has anyone used the US-20's as saddle bags on a frame?



US-20



US-30 combo



US-40 combo
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:10 AM   #4226
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Thanks jester, I have actually swapped the multifunction display with no luck. Off to the auto electrician tomorrow
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:27 PM   #4227
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g650 xmoto front light on a g650 xcountry

hi guys
has anyone put a xmoto front light assembly on a xcountry
i think it would look super kool
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:00 PM   #4228
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hi guys
has anyone put a xmoto front light assembly on a xcountry
i think it would look super kool
If your going to do that, look into the Rally HID lighting instead. That's something that I want to do!

http://trailtech.net/8in_race_lights.html
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:14 PM   #4229
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I'm in the UK. No new G650 XCH are available. There are virtually no secondhand xchallenge either (which is the one I want). I think that's it - kaput. I can't see any other country that has them listed new either.

That's a real shame as I'm selling my DRZ400SM and wanted to get an xchallenge!!

boo

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:21 PM   #4230
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ps is there any easy (visual) way to tell if one has (or has not) got ABS?
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