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Old 11-22-2007, 06:11 AM   #16
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Posted before but no thread index so can get lost in the XC threadfest.

1. Loose the snorkel box cover.



opens up a larger aperture as seen here.



2. Toss this rubbish out.



And stick one of these in instead, available in the States from BMW Atlanta, outside of the States from Unifilter in Oz.



3. No place to grab onto the back end of the bike, get a set of handles from bm that fit the xcountry, or make your own like these.



4. It never ends, ditch the stock tyres and get Dunlop D606 on the back and a Maxxis Maxcross IT for the front, I hear good things about the Bridgestone tyres as well.



5. Stock bash plate is about as usefull as a handbrake on a canoe and offers no protection to the water pump and starter motor. As the local Touratech did not have stock, what a suprise, I got an alternative, excellent quality at $110.00 US.



6. For added daylight visibility I made one of these from perspex. $4.28.



7. Remus rulz



That will teach the neighbour to shut the yapping porch shitter dog up.

The last pic also shows my pooratech tail piece mod, works like a bomb.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:21 AM   #17
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Also meant to add the Acerbis Multi-Plo Rally bark busters, not sure why some guys cut the lever ends off, these fitted straight on. With hindsight I would have gone for the Cyra as the mounts are better and they are 1/2 the price, anyway that's life. The Acerbis woork well enough.



One thing worth pointing out is that while working on the bike I have noticed that the fasteners are dry as dust so I always put some copperease on the threads before re assembly. The threads are also showing signs of rust?
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:22 AM   #18
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I like your engine guard, I suppose the maker is local, does he have a website? Wouldn't mind getting one over TT

Thanks for the farkles pictorial
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:46 AM   #19
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Steady,
Great write up!
When you pulled the airbox cover and installed the pipe, did the FI compensate for the changes?
When I pulled my airbox cover, the bike sounded like it had an exhaust leak. Maybe it's the stock filter?
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:11 PM   #20
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Gadget Boy I'll get that link for you Friday AM my time and PM you. RobbieO I think that you may be hearing the bike breathing a sigh of relief at the extra air intake, it does make more noise in the air box, but worth it. No problems with the extra air.

The upside to the bash plate is that it comes std with a rubber pad and no holes underneath for dirt and muck, downside is that you need to take it off to get at the sump plug. I prefer it protected behind the plate myself.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:13 PM   #21
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Thanks Steady.. one can always drill a hole to get to the oil drain plug.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:56 PM   #22
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Please post the link for that bash plate, and thanks for posting the pics!!
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:20 PM   #23
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Please post the link for that bash plate, and thanks for posting the pics!!
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #24
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And a couple of side views of the bike showing the bashplate coverage wouldn't hurt either, unless it's listed on their site

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Old 11-22-2007, 05:36 PM   #25
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Renazco seat is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Very excited.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:28 PM   #26
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let's hear about the Renazco seat once you have had it broken in...

there's an X-C Renazco seat thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271052
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:27 AM   #27
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Roger that...
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:37 AM   #28
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And stick one of these in instead, available in the States from BMW Atlanta, outside of the States from Unifilter in Oz.


What is the approximate size of this filter? You think I could just buy a dirtbike filter and it will work or is this special in any way?
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:01 PM   #29
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Seat is back. Looks great. Will post more pics in the Renazco specific thread.


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Old 11-23-2007, 12:09 PM   #30
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Seat is back. Looks great. Will post more pics in the Renazco specific thread.



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