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Old 02-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #5566
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Cheers, thinking about it I should have known, I've seen that plug lying idle on several bikes (Guess it's time for holidays or at least some days off, I'm getting a bit numb)
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:15 AM   #5567
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Still kind of lusting after an X-country or X-moto after riding one a few years back.

I do have one thing that really bothered me during that test ride, not having a tachometer in some cases. What are you guys doing for a tachometer (for those who care actually care about not having one)? Just going with something from Trailtech or considering wiring up your own analog tachometer? Does the coil have a pickup for a tachometer? I've tried to research on here for a concrete solution, but I have not seen anyone go in-depth about it; or I might have missed it.

If I were to buy one in the future, I would like to keep the regular speedometer; because it has some pretty good features. I am not particularly a fan of digital speedometers or tachometers, but I could live with it given how well I liked the bike and for what I would be using it for (fireroads, commuting to keep miles off the SV, etc.; nothing crazy seeing as what I have seen 1 case on here of swingarm failure when many small things add up offroad).
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:36 AM   #5568
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Dynojet Powercommander V gets RPM signal from crank sensor wire, located behind rectifier. Don't know does it do some conversions for signal, but it's available. See http://www.powercommander.com/downlo.../eng12-006.pdf
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #5569
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Still kind of lusting after an X-country or X-moto after riding one a few years back.

I do have one thing that really bothered me during that test ride, not having a tachometer in some cases. What are you guys doing for a tachometer (for those who care actually care about not having one)? Just going with something from Trailtech or considering wiring up your own analog tachometer? Does the coil have a pickup for a tachometer? I've tried to research on here for a concrete solution, but I have not seen anyone go in-depth about it; or I might have missed it.

If I were to buy one in the future, I would like to keep the regular speedometer; because it has some pretty good features. I am not particularly a fan of digital speedometers or tachometers, but I could live with it given how well I liked the bike and for what I would be using it for (fireroads, commuting to keep miles off the SV, etc.; nothing crazy seeing as what I have seen 1 case on here of swingarm failure when many small things add up offroad).
Who needs it? The engine has a rev limiter in the off chance you spin it up too high, but at the end of the day we are talking about a big single, not a 4-cylinder.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #5570
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Still kind of lusting after an X-country or X-moto after riding one a few years back.

I do have one thing that really bothered me during that test ride, not having a tachometer in some cases. What are you guys doing for a tachometer (for those who care actually care about not having one)? Just going with something from Trailtech or considering wiring up your own analog tachometer? Does the coil have a pickup for a tachometer? I've tried to research on here for a concrete solution, but I have not seen anyone go in-depth about it; or I might have missed it.

If I were to buy one in the future, I would like to keep the regular speedometer; because it has some pretty good features. I am not particularly a fan of digital speedometers or tachometers, but I could live with it given how well I liked the bike and for what I would be using it for (fireroads, commuting to keep miles off the SV, etc.; nothing crazy seeing as what I have seen 1 case on here of swingarm failure when many small things add up offroad).
After a few rides or 50 miles at the most, you get a sense of the engine making a tach truly redundant. The engine speaks to you through its voice and feel.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #5571
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Just got the question from a US client for an Xtank.
At removing the charcoal canister connected to the breather of the fuel tank, can you just disconnect it or has to be some jumpering or tricking done? No idea if this gives a feedback to the ECU and I don't have the plans for the US version
I assume you have read the info on the cannisterectomy linked to from page 1 of the XChallenge Thread Index that goes here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3130

That pretty much covers it. People have sealed off the vacuum line various ways with threaded bolts vs. plugs, etc.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #5572
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i got used to listen to the engine which is in my view better since taking sight out of the road can be dangerous. I do fair amount of commuting and its not problem either.


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Still kind of lusting after an X-country or X-moto after riding one a few years back.

I do have one thing that really bothered me during that test ride, not having a tachometer in some cases. What are you guys doing for a tachometer (for those who care actually care about not having one)? Just going with something from Trailtech or considering wiring up your own analog tachometer? Does the coil have a pickup for a tachometer? I've tried to research on here for a concrete solution, but I have not seen anyone go in-depth about it; or I might have missed it.

If I were to buy one in the future, I would like to keep the regular speedometer; because it has some pretty good features. I am not particularly a fan of digital speedometers or tachometers, but I could live with it given how well I liked the bike and for what I would be using it for (fireroads, commuting to keep miles off the SV, etc.; nothing crazy seeing as what I have seen 1 case on here of swingarm failure when many small things add up offroad).
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #5573
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Dynojet Powercommander V gets RPM signal from crank sensor wire, located behind rectifier. Don't know does it do some conversions for signal, but it's available. See http://www.powercommander.com/downlo.../eng12-006.pdf
Thank you, that is pretty interesting. If I decide to actually go further into this, it would probably be a good idea to get a service manual so I can figure out what each wire does.

To the others, I hear your reasoning but I like knowing where the engine speed is at when I want to.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:16 PM   #5574
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I assume you have read the info on the cannisterectomy ....
Of course not, I live in a civilised part of the world without cannabisterscannisters
But thanks of course because I wasn't aware of this thread
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:37 AM   #5575
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Cheers Erik!

Thanks for the dims. Now I just have to find the time to make it...

And I'll have to tell my wife what you said... maybe she's right when she says I'm spending too much time on this site!

-Ruis
Just curious... What's the downside on having grooves worn in the spacers? I still have the original ones, they are pretty grooved. 12,000 miles of mostly rough riding, I just figured the replacements (if I ordered BMW) would re-groove in no time. So I'm just running them as is..

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:25 AM   #5576
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Hey Jeff, how's the ankle?
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:37 AM   #5577
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J... What's the downside on having grooves worn in the spacers?...
Filth, grime and particles getting in behind the seal (and because of the seal not getting out easily), eating the bearing seal and wearing the bearing. That's why we opt for stainless spacers nowadays
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #5578
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Hey Jeff, how's the ankle?
The ankle is a pain.. Literally. I'm trying not to be mad at my X, because it chose to land on it, and break my fibula..

Hopefully it will be well soon.. I still can't decide wether to take the XC, or the GS out west.. I'm going to try and take the big pig on the SBR. If it tortures me, I will be trying to fix up the XC..

Hope you are doing well..
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #5579
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Filth, grime and particles getting in behind the seal (and because of the seal not getting out easily), eating the bearing seal and wearing the bearing. That's why we opt for stainless spacers nowadays
I need to get them ordered.. I need to order a big X Tank too, but there are only so many $$$$..

How about a package deal? Ha

Thanks
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #5580
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1 Xtank + 1 set of stainless spacers from Scheffelmeier + only one time shipping charges. Is that a package deal?
Jokes aside, I will have a demo XL Xtank (normal version) available soon. Send me a pm if you're interested

Are ankles an XC specialty? Did some OTR training on a trials ground the other day and hurt mine severely (don't try to roll away from the bike when it lies on your foot ) , though no real damage as far as I can tell at the moment.
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