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Old 01-04-2008, 03:48 PM   #361
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I posted my same experience in the Threadfest. I contacted TT-USA and they have had others experience this as well...but that was the last I heard from them on the subject.

I won't lie...I'm no mechanical ace and taking a dremel to the sloppy welds of the frame tubes intimidates me...but I may do it anyway
Just my .02,
You would be messing around with the frame of the bike and the welds that hold that frame together. God forbid the bike did break and you really hurt yourself, you would also be dealing with the fact that there is no way BMW would honor there warranty and fix the bike for you either.

It sounds to me that screwing around with welds and the possibility of having a broken bike someday is a lot worse and more expensive then a broken radiator, that is if the touratech part that dosnt fit your bike will even protect your radiator in the first place.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #362
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+1, I'd leave well enough alone and I'm not really sure that TT rad guard is needed if you just drop the bike on the trail here and there..

If you just want to install it, I'd mess around with the TT rad guad to make it fit around the welds, and would not mess around with the welds on the frame. Grinding down welds will at some point weaken the weld.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #363
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Ok, can one of you guys post a picture of the offending "weld". If any of you guys have actually welded anything you'll know that grinding is not the end of the weld. Ever heard of Penetration
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:08 PM   #364
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Ok, can one of you guys post a picture of the offending "weld". If any of you guys have actually welded anything you'll know that grinding is not the end of the weld. Ever heard of Penetration


Note the scratch marks below the zip tie on the weld goober where the TT Rad guard wanted to clamp down...not sure how much filing/grinding it would take for it to fit.

Obviously I'm not going to risk injury or frame damage just to get a Touratrinket to fit...still, I appreciate the concern from you FFs

Note: the TT part wraps around the frame tubes - hence the fat welds make the tube "diameter" too large. See the TT part photo here
http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/me...49-0540-02.jpg
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:17 PM   #365
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Wow, thats one hell of a bead I myself wouldn't be afraid of grinding a bit off the top to make it fit. I honestly can't see how the bike will fall apart from a bit of grinding. That part is really stought for what it is, don't you think?

I'm betting that the bars will add some strength, but I think the they're are ugly as sin anyway


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Note the scratch marks below the zip tie on the weld goober where the TT Rad guard wanted to clamp down...not sure how much filing/grinding it would take for it to fit.

Obviously I'm not going to risk injury or frame damage just to get a Touratrinket to fit...still, I appreciate the concern from you FFs

Note: the TT part wraps around the frame tubes - hence the fat welds make the tube "diameter" too large. See the TT part photo here
http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/me...49-0540-02.jpg
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:50 AM   #366
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HYDE products

Has anyone else come across HYDE products for the G650X and HP2 before now? Some interesting stuff, most of which I would gladly do without, but at least someone else is producing AM parts for the bike... http://www.hydedevelopments.co.za/pr...nture/bmw.html


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Old 01-05-2008, 01:52 AM   #367
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Sorry Steve, what you are saying is not true.

When you look at it from a strength/weight perspective, the hollow shape is stronger that's true. But a solid shape with the same outer dimensions as the hollow one will always be stronger on an absolute scale. I think you are mixing these up. (ever seen a hollow pry bar? ;-) ) And a rectangle shaped tube is stronger than a round tube in the direction square to the shortest side.

And when it comes to withstanding the abuse from impacts (dropping your bike for example), nothing beats a massive bar or rod.
Ye well... You probably know more about this stuff than me Max. I admit I was repeating what my stainless & aluminium fabricator was telling me and I may have been out of context with my statement.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:06 AM   #368
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Has anyone else come across HYDE products for the G650X and HP2 before now? Some interesting stuff, most of which I would gladly do without, but at least someone else is producing AM parts for the bike... http://www.hydedevelopments.co.za/pr...nture/bmw.html
Their add-on sumpguard looks pretty good. It protects the waterpump and the magneto cover, while still staying sleek.

I can live without the rest. The Xchallenge does not need frame or swingarm protectors. Remember that when you fit these addon protectors sand and mud can get behind them. Which in turn still can damage the paint....And you can't rinse the sand away that gets between the protector and the frame.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:36 AM   #369
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Cycra Handguard Mounts

Has anyone tried the Cycra triple clamp handguard mounts on the Xch?

How abot the solution mount?

I am thinking of mounts that leave more room for that long banjo bolt on the ABS bikes....

The triple clamp mount should be pretty clean.... not sure about the height of the BMW bars - if it is too high for this mount option.

The Cycra Solution mount also moves the mount away from the brake perch, but I am afraid it will block the instument cluster and/or interfere with the ignition....
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:00 AM   #370
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How about a pic

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I bought a generic MX stainless steel header pipe heat shield from my local bike shop, cost about R150 ($20). It fitted exactly in the space between the frame and the carbon fiber heatshield on the pipe. It remains cool enough to touch with my bare hand. Also blends in nicely with the rest of the bike... Works like a charm!


Hey Dirthugger
Do you have any pix of your heatshield installed with the LeoVince pipe?
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:12 PM   #371
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Has anyone tried the Cycra triple clamp handguard mounts on the Xch?

How abot the solution mount?

I am thinking of mounts that leave more room for that long banjo bolt on the ABS bikes....

The triple clamp mount should be pretty clean.... not sure about the height of the BMW bars - if it is too high for this mount option.

The Cycra Solution mount also moves the mount away from the brake perch, but I am afraid it will block the instument cluster and/or interfere with the ignition....
A friend of mine put a set on his x-ch, he had to modify(= grinding flat) the triple clamp to make them fit right, I would not suggest it myself. Mabye if you could use some round tube spacers it might work.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:14 PM   #372
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Has anyone else come across HYDE products for the G650X and HP2 before now? Some interesting stuff, most of which I would gladly do without, but at least someone else is producing AM parts for the bike... http://www.hydedevelopments.co.za/pr...nture/bmw.html


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Old 01-06-2008, 07:09 AM   #373
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Just set the suspenders for fat boy duty & heading out for day 2 of break in. No time to pick up a tank bag today. I guess I'll find all those hidden pockets in the First gear jacket. I'll be happy I have to stand all day work tomorrow. Stock seat = Butt cheek blues
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:55 AM   #374
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What this bike really needs is a decent chain guard. The stock plastic one is a waste of time. Any recommendations? Anything but Touratech please, non existent here at the moment I'm afraid.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:17 AM   #375
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What this bike really needs is a decent chain guard. The stock plastic one is a waste of time. Any recommendations? Anything but Touratech please, non existent here at the moment I'm afraid.
From the threadfest:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2454

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2460


Other than this I am of no help.
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