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Old 04-20-2012, 06:16 AM   #5026
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From the XCo thread -

Ok, I received my Touratech gas cap today. I havent tried it yet except to make sure it fit ok and it did.

This is a pricey piece at $156 before shipping but I have to say that it is a very well-made and quality piece of work. All parts appear to be machined metal and the cap looks good on the bike, virtually oem in appearance.

I hope to heck it does not leak.

The design is analogous to the stock cap. The cap locates to the tank opening and the twist handle turns a bayonet lock that engages and pulls the cap tight.

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:17 AM   #5027
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The Touratech gas cap seems to be sealing and working fine.

For newbies to this issue, my switch was for functional reasons rather than aesthetics. Sooner or later, the stock plastic gas cap will develop leaks. You can mitigate this by replacing the internal o-ring and making a new sealing gasket ( see earlier posts).

This inevitable leakage may not be a problem for many riders. However, if you are using an auxiliary gas tank, it is a huge issue. As the auxiliary tank fills the stock tank above the gas cap level, if the cap leaks, it will trickle down the side of the tank. A leaking main tank cap can also break the vacuum that may be needed to prime the flow from the auxiliary tank.

Anyway, at $156, the TT is pricey. I have fixed my stock cap as described but, since this motorcycle is discontinued, I decided to spring for a TT cap while they are still available.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #5028
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XPC Racing seat

Well, first ride yesterday on my new XPC Racing seat. Took me 6 weeks to get it and I asked for as low a seat as possible without sacrificing comfort for a 200 mile pavement ride to get the dirt. The balls of my feet just touch the ground at stoplights but in the dirt it's all good! Yesterdays ride was 336 miles, 80 of it dirt, 6 water crossings, some sand and lots of rocks. The seat was okay, a bit uncomfortable towards the end of the long day. New TKC's absolutely perfect for everything I threw at them (as always) including fast twisties on the way home.

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Old 04-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #5029
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Well, first ride yesterday on my new XPC Racing seat. Took me 6 weeks to get it and I asked for as low a seat as possible without sacrificing comfort for a 200 mile pavement ride to get the dirt. The balls of my feet just touch the ground at stoplights but in the dirt it's all good! Yesterdays ride was 336 miles, 80 of it dirt, 6 water crossings, some sand and lots of rocks. The seat was okay, a bit uncomfortable towards the end of the long day. New TKC's absolutely perfect for everything I threw at them (as always) including fast twisties on the way home.

Upper Salt River Canyon, AZ:


I really like my XPC seat. The more I ride it, the more comfortable it becomes. It is breaking in nicely.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:23 AM   #5030
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I really like my XPC seat. The more I ride it, the more comfortable it becomes. It is breaking in nicely.

Do you know how it compares to a Renazco Seat?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #5031
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Do you know how it compares to a Renazco Seat?
Guy I ride with (who has a 990) has had both and said he prefers the Renazco (which is what's on his 990 now). When I ordered my XPC (about 2 mo ago) the wait for a Renazco was 9 months and the XPC was supposed to be 3 weeks (turned out to be 6 weeks, after prodding).
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #5032
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Has anyone tried Vibranators on their XCH? Noticed the handlebar vibes are pretty bad at 80mph plus/minus 2mph. Didn't notice on my Dakar, but it had bar ends...
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:46 PM   #5033
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Has anyone tried Vibranators on their XCH? Noticed the handlebar vibes are pretty bad at 80mph plus/minus 2mph. Didn't notice on my Dakar, but it had bar ends...

Would make handguards hard to mount.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #5034
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Would make handguards hard to mount.


Looks pretty easy to me...
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #5035
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I use manic salamander bar end and love them. I pair them with dirt grips. Add in the BMW rubber footpeg inserts and a Rich Meyer saddle and I hardly feel the vibes any more. (Xmoto)
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #5036
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Even the new model small end pieces on the latest Barkbusters offer some improvement in the bar vibration.
Never noticed the change in vibration around those speeds though.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #5037
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Even the new model small end pieces on the latest Barkbusters offer some improvement in the bar vibration.
Never noticed the change in vibration around those speeds though.
I have Barkbusters, and considered their accessory bar-end weights, but they are about $45 and the Vibranators are about $55 with adv discount so I thought I'd try them first. Maybe both

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:36 AM   #5038
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The BMW handguards come with bar weights added

Work well for me
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:38 AM   #5039
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Has anyone tried Vibranators on their XCH? Noticed the handlebar vibes are pretty bad at 80mph plus/minus 2mph. Didn't notice on my Dakar, but it had bar ends...
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I don't think that is the link he sent. But thanks for finding it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #5040
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Has anyone tried Vibranators on their XCH? Noticed the handlebar vibes are pretty bad at 80mph plus/minus 2mph. Didn't notice on my Dakar, but it had bar ends...
I had some over 75mph, but found that when I balanced the tire myself almost all of it went away. I think that the service interval of shop balancers can be a bit extreme.
http://www.marcparnes.com/Universal_...l_Balancer.htm
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