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Old 12-04-2007, 05:38 PM   #91
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Everything in the UK is pricey, there's gotta be a source for these over here. Maybe if there's enough interest for US/CAD riders, we could organize a group buy.

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I was looking at these too. But I have a question. I can see where these would be useful for street use, where the likely mode of usage is when the bike is sliding along the asphalt. But what about on dirt? Wouldn't having these appendages sticking out be more likely to grab onto something and make it more likely to tweak the frame, swingarm, or fork?
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:58 PM   #92
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What's the advantage of the Rekluse clutch?
You can't bump start the bike, You loose compression braking on steep down hills, They SUCK
But it does make allot of people get through the nasty stuff without stalling the engine. But with electric start that is not an issue to me, May be with a hard to start kickstart bike????
They are not for me, as my riding style I use the clutch to make the bike do things, learned it from riding Trials
But they sell the hell out of them.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:48 PM   #93
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Hey guys... Need a volunteer!? Woody says he may be interested in building some alloy Billet hubs for the X-Challenge to superlace onto some sexy excel rims. However he needs a doner bike to measure up! http://www.advrider.com/forums/priva...m&pmid=2164656

Someone take two steps forward please.. Or everyone else take two steps back! This is for the good of the GX community

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I live about 5 minutes away from woody's...Are the wheels from the xcountry the same as the xchallenge? If so i'd be a willing participant...your link didn't work btw..
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:12 AM   #94
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The X Country and X Challenge to do not share the same wheels.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:21 PM   #95
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but BMW is offering X Challenge handguards through, well, BMW.

They are standard metal pro-bend handguards with an optional small or large weather cover. You can also get an additional spoiler.

Metal handguards are $100 and change complete with mounting kit. Hand weather covers are between $15 and $20.

They are a direct bolt up item. Just ordered them for mine. Will post pics and opinions once I get them.

Also, ordered some rim locks through Motion Pro. About $9 a piece. 2 for the rear and one for the front.

Once these arrive, I'll post the pics of these and the TKC's mounted up.

Just installed the Touratech large shelf and bag. Easiest install I think I have ever done. Took longer to unpack the box than it did to install. Perfect fitment, looks great, and now a place for the toolkit/trail mix/tubes/camera is taken care of. The handles are very easy to use as well.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:32 PM   #96
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but BMW is offering X Challenge handguards through, well, BMW.

They are standard metal pro-bend handguards with an optional small or large weather cover. You can also get an additional spoiler.

Metal handguards are $100 and change complete with mounting kit. Hand weather covers are between $15 and $20.

They are a direct bolt up item. Just ordered them for mine. Will post pics and opinions once I get them.

Also, ordered some rim locks through Motion Pro. About $9 a piece. 2 for the rear and one for the front.

Once these arrive, I'll post the pics of these and the TKC's mounted up.

Just installed the Touratech large shelf and bag. Easiest install I think I have ever done. Took longer to unpack the box than it did to install. Perfect fitment, looks great, and now a place for the toolkit/trail mix/tubes/camera is taken care of. The handles are very easy to use as well.
The advantage of ordering oe BMW accessories at the time of sale, is that they are then covered by the same warranty as the bike. I ordered the same ones as well as the TT large rack. It is all in and I will put it on this weekend! Thanks for the report.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:36 PM   #97
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Why would you need warranty on handguards? Warrenty is only against manufacturing defects anyway...
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:37 PM   #98
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Just installed the Touratech large shelf and bag. Easiest install I think I have ever done. Took longer to unpack the box than it did to install. Perfect fitment, looks great, and now a place for the toolkit/trail mix/tubes/camera is taken care of. The handles are very easy to use as well.
Could you post some pics of the TT large rack/frame/shelf, if it's not too much trouble. I'm trying to decide between that and the BMW rack. Want something that provides good grab handles on the rear as well.

Were in NorCal do you live? I'm in Sunnyvale in the South Bay.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:39 PM   #99
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Why would you need warranty on handguards? Warrenty is only against manufacturing defects anyway...
In this particular case it is a moot point. On one of my bikes I did have a w/s added that cracked from a stress point in mounting or perhaps a tweaked mount set, but at least it had a warranty. So depending on the type of accessory it could be worth while...
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:40 PM   #100
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Could you post some pics of the TT large rack/frame/shelf, if it's not too much trouble. I'm trying to decide between that and the BMW rack. Want something that provides good grab handles on the rear as well.

Were in NorCal do you live? I'm in Sunnyvale in the South Bay.
I live in Diamond Springs, CA. This is just outside of Placerville, CA which is 30 miles east of Sacramento on Hwy 50.

Just came on shift this morning (Folsom City firefighter) and won't be home until Friday night so it will be a bit before I can get something up. If nothing is up by then, I'll post them when I get home.

***EDIT: Take a look at the first post of this thread. That is what I just installed. RedbullAddict has some great pics of the exact set-up I have.***
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:47 PM   #101
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Handguards under warranty? I'll doubt it... Mine are bend just in a small crash in the mud...No warranty off course... But they should have held it in my opinion. On the other hand, the Touratech bolts of the 2cm bar raisers did bend as well, as is the magura handlebar.(only slightly) Only 5 km/h, in deep mud...
Front digs in, handlebars agains right hand side lock, and of I went... Enough to bend everything. Front brake reservoir did not move enough, and basically the handguard is bend against the reservoir... Handguard did move a bit too easy... But it's a great bike. I was lucky, because most of the time I'm flat out in second... about 70kmh or something... really need my smaller front sprocket now, after 8 weeks still waiting from two different suppliers... I think I'm the only one in Belgium or so
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #102
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I made this rack this weekend. Cost me $30 and time.

I designed it so I can put different racks on top.




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Old 12-05-2007, 05:49 PM   #103
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Nice work Trailace , wanna make me one? I have Happy trail's aluminum Givi plate to mount to your frame!
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:50 PM   #104
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but BMW is offering X Challenge handguards through, well, BMW.
Do you have a part number for the guards and plastic covers, please?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #105
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GB,

I'll see if I can't get the entire accessory sheet emailed over to me tomorrow. If I can, I'll post it for all.
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