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Old 05-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #5071
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I had a similar problem with my HID setup, I tried various things, but even if the engine was running and I turned on the HIDs, my instrument cluster would get zapped, and trip meter zeroed. Eventually I went back to halogen headlights and that solved the problem. I'm thinking about reworking my headlight fairing setup and if I do I might go down the path again with full sized ballasts, instead of the slim ballasts.
Did your HID's always do that from day one, or did it/they start doing it after some time? I've been running the slim ballasts (on a manual switch) for six months now and they work great. New battery in October, maybe that helps provide the brief current draw when the ballasts pull their spike.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #5072
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They did it from day one, and I bought them new. Mine were DDM slim ballasts. Now I am useing one on my GSXR 600 to fire a D2S lamp in an Infinity housing, and it works great. I don't think it is a power issue, I think it is an RF issue.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #5073
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Mine also have done it since day one, but the dash would always cycle back on. I have independent switches for both lights and it would happen whether the bike was off, idle, or at RPM. On a month long ride the dash went blank and didn't cycle back on but kept running. A day later it came back on. 2 weeks later the dash went out and didn't come back on for the remainder of my ride. Doesn't seem to be consistent. Looking into the ignition switch first to make sure that's not an issue, then will be looking at Leafman60 posted here to see what I can do to solve the issue.

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I've had HID's on bikes since 2000. Absolutely love riding with them especially solo at night. Plus I gain available wattage for other accessories.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #5074
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Bar vibes

So I had pretty bad bar vibrations at about 80mph +/-2mph and tried the Vibranators to reduce it, which didn't help much. I then got some longer bolts and installed a pair of heavy bar-ends I had lying around from my Thruxton and these have reduced the vibrations by 80-90 % at 80mph and smoothed out everything else before or after.



Problem is they stick out and are vulnerable in an off-road drop. I might try the Bark Buster ones now, even though they are lighter than the ones I put on and might not be as effective.

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Old 05-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #5075
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the stock x-country bars have integrated bar-end weights. maybe try and get some of them?
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:48 AM   #5076
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X-country bar end weights

For what its worth, the BMW fiche lists the same part number for the bar on the X-Challenge and the X-Country. Therefore the X-Country adapters (#32 72 7 710 446) and absorbers (#32 72 7 708 773) should be an easy install on any X-Challenge. The adapters thread into the bar directly, and the absorbers are the actual bar end weights. These bolt to the adapter.

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:18 AM   #5077
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Apologies for the SPAM

Figured this is the better crowd: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793396
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #5078
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Disco,
How do you like the Hella horn you got there? Plug and play?
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #5079
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How do you like the Hella horn you got there? Plug and play?

Yeah, reused one of the bolts for that electric box thing protector and then hooked up the 2 spade connectors...yellow cabbies jolt away from me now!
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:32 AM   #5080
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Yeah, reused one of the bolts for that electric box thing protector and then hooked up the 2 spade connectors...yellow cabbies jolt away from me now!
Can you post the source DD?
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #5081
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Can you post the source DD?
I got mine from www.rallylights.com
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:58 AM   #5082
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I got mine from www.rallylights.com

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #5083
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Yes the bar end weights work well with the touratech hand guards. I have the XCountry with the stock bar end weights and they should go right on the Xchallenge bars no problem. All I did was slice off the rounded part of the weight so it fit flush with the guard and there you go. You have to use the stock bolts from the weight to fasten the guard at the end, because the bolt from Touratech is larger.















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the stock x-country bars have integrated bar-end weights. maybe try and get some of them?
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:37 PM   #5084
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Question hagon shock

still waiting to find out how the lowered Hagon shock is performing . PS how was the side stand shortened
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #5085
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Hey guys. I am preparing for my trip this summer and decided I better get some spares. Wheel bearings, seals, a clutch cable, and I think that is about it.

I been looking through the threads and can't find the wheel bearing dimensions, and i know I have seen it posted several times. Once I find that I am looking for a good place to order bearings on-line.

Do any of you guys know a good source to order the wheel bearings on the net instead of from the BMW dealer? Preferrably a source in the USA, as that is where I am. I think once I find the dimensions I can probably have my local Napa order them, but not sure.

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