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Old 03-26-2008, 11:34 AM   #811
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Tail tidy: I added this UK built unit, it comes with mini turn signals, but you can also fit your stock turn signals, and it also comes with a great little LED tail light which replaced the huge stock one:

http://www.topendz.com/mm5/merchant....ory_Code=G650X

How does the center stand mount to the bike, in the footpegs holes?

Redbull: The wheels look awesome
GB, I also installed this tail tidy, and I do like it, but I don't think I would buy it again.

My biggest complaint is the turn signal location. Even using the tiny LED signals, it is way too close to the exhaust. If you retain the stock signals it will definitely be touching the can. I relocated them lower down. The second problem was that it is not designed to accomodate a North American plate, but this is understandable as it is a UK company. By the time I finished modding it to my satisfaction, I would have been better off just building something from scratch. I do like the LED taillight and plate light, though.

EDIT: Clearance problem was with Remus exhaust, not stock. Still, I think it would have been better to put the blinker mounts a little lower.

Not a great pic, but here's what the end product looked like (exhaust temporarily removed).


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Old 03-26-2008, 11:37 AM   #812
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Fella's, keep on eye on your forks seals...I went out to prep my bike for this weekends enduro, and found a puddle of oil under one of my forks...
Wait! Stop the presses! Can I assume that you mean that you went out to prep your other bike for this weekends enduro or are you actually going to saddle up the X Sunday morning???!!!

You can't ride an ECEA enduro on that fancy european dual-sport bike....
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:32 PM   #813
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I honestly have to give you TONS of credit for doing NJ enduros on a X. I have no idea how the hell you fit through the stick forest sections

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Wait! Stop the presses! Can I assume that you mean that you went out to prep your other bike for this weekends enduro or are you actually going to saddle up the X Sunday morning???!!!

You can't ride an ECEA enduro on that fancy european dual-sport bike....
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:49 PM   #814
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GB, I also installed this tail tidy, and I do like it, but I don't think I would buy it again.

My biggest complaint is the turn signal location. Even using the tiny LED signals, it is way too close to the exhaust. If you retain the stock signals it will definitely be touching the can. I relocated them lower down. The second problem was that it is not designed to accomodate a North American plate, but this is understandable as it is a UK company. By the time I finished modding it to my satisfaction, I would have been better off just building something from scratch. I do like the LED taillight and plate light, though.

I can't take a good picture to save my life, but here's what the end product looked like (exhaust temporarily removed).


I have ridden my X for over 100 miles with that same tail tidy with the stock turn signals.

No burns melts or anything and I put them where they are supposed to go.

I figured since I had the little led's from the kit, if I melted one signal I would install the led's.

No melting so not worried. (until they do melt )
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:40 PM   #815
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hey GB

did you post a pick of your rear fender clean up bit....
did I miss that?

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:51 PM   #816
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The new Odyssey PC310 battery fits but it works best if you put the positive side on the outside.

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:03 PM   #817
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I will post some images of my TT tail install, went well and highly reccomended.

Are there pictures of the installation of the Scotts steering damper available? Where do you get the Pro-tech risers from? Does the final setup mount under the bar?

Anyone ridden offroad with the TT 16L tank?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:18 PM   #818
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I also have the tail tidy but have added my own LED indicators and because I was getting so much dust and mud spray up from the back wheel onto my Wolfman Tail Bag and jacket etc, I added a cheap trailer mudflap tp deflect all the crap...

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #819
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How is the front light on these for night driving?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:29 PM   #820
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Has anyone considered HIDs for the XCh?

How is the front light on these for night driving?
It's not too bad, actually.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #821
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Has anyone considered HIDs for the XCh?

How is the front light on these for night driving?
The front light is pretty minimal but possibly better than most dirt bikes. I have considered the trailtech 8" race HID light as it only draws 35watts instead of 55watts that the halogen version does... http://www.trailtech.net/3832-EX-00.html
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:33 PM   #822
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Damn I really wish you didn't post that pic. now I gotta call woody.


For the record, my eyeballs are telling me the front rotors are the same as the f650 and you can get a galfer wave for that for $100 or so. Don't know about abs ring or the rear though.

You have to call woody or you have a woody?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:35 PM   #823
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Wait! Stop the presses! Can I assume that you mean that you went out to prep your other bike for this weekends enduro or are you actually going to saddle up the X Sunday morning???!!!

You can't ride an ECEA enduro on that fancy european dual-sport bike....
Shawn, you are correct in your assumption...There's no way in hell I could afford to maintain the X with the destruction that takes place at these enduros..

I treat my X like a princess you would take a ball...or the fine cigar you save for those special occasions... okay, maybe not really..but I try...

Jolly, believe it or not, the X really handles like a 400 in the woods...It's when you hit the pavement and can do 100mph you realize your riding something bigger...

Smithy, I'll be riding red on sunday...Good luck man...
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:37 PM   #824
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The front light is pretty minimal but possibly better than most dirt bikes. I have considered the trailtech 8" race HID light as it only draws 35watts instead of 55watts that the halogen version does... http://www.trailtech.net/3832-EX-00.html
I was thinking about doing the same but still need to d some other stuff first.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:50 PM   #825
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