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Old 03-22-2008, 09:16 AM   #136
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It's all ready to go.
What is this "spring" you all speak of?

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:51 AM   #137
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Looking good Robbie, If only that damn snow would go away..
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #138
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snow.... shmow... yeah i know easy for me to say, i am in alabama.. down side is i dont have crap for areas to ride around here. although it is 72 degrees today... i will be in CO soon.
robbie ... i asume that is the TT bash plate you have under there.

here are a few things i am tossing around for my bike..
first.. i need an electrical outlet for my GPS.. anyone know if i can get one from the dealer that is plug-n-play or does it need to be hard-wired in?
second ... foam airfilter... anyone made this switch yet?
third... maybe some frame sliders... not sure about that one yet

anyone else have any good ideas that they are considering or have tried lately?
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:46 PM   #139
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The bash plate on my bike is the aluminum one from an X-Challenge. I bought it from another ADVer who put a TT one on his challenge.
Those "challenge" guys are giving them away because the don't think there is a market for them.

I bought a foam air filter from BMWAtlanta (ADV inmate) and installed it last week. I also left the cover off the airbox. I havn't riden it yet, but will give a seat of the pants dyno report soon.

It's hard to see in the photos, but I installed Cycra Probends on the stock bars. It's easy to do, just re-tap the threaded bar end dohickies for the cycra mounting bolt. No need to change bars at all.

I have also ordered some Pirelli MT-60's (damn 19" front wheel) Anybody used them? Any good?
I had Michelin Siracs on my DRZ and loved them.


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Old 03-24-2008, 08:34 AM   #140
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I had mine leak from where the engine splits after a couple thousand miles...All I had to do was tighten the bolts from the left side of the engine. There's quite a few of them that go around the case and when I tightened mine I found quite a few to be loose. I guess it's part of the break in, probably not on all but on some for sure. It hasn't leaked since.
So it appears that the problem was a faulty ring gasket on the oil drain plug. Nothing serious, just a tad annoying. They replaced it free under warranty.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:24 AM   #141
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The bash plate on my bike is the aluminum one from an X-Challenge. I bought it from another ADVer who put a TT one on his challenge.
Those "challenge" guys are giving them away because the don't think there is a market for them.
Sooo WTF can't I find a bash plate?

If any one has one PM.

Thanks,
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:58 PM   #142
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I just casually mentioned in the "threadfest" that if any X-Challenge owners had one after replacing their stock bash plate with an aftermarket one, please pm me.
I bought it later that day.
Those Challenge riders ain't that smart.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:04 AM   #143
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so i got my gps mounted on my bike. (waited 2 weeks for a mount that didnt fit anyway) took tha mount apart and made a trip to home depot to get it to work.
pics to follow later
i did not get the aux electric socket option with my bike....
does anyone know if it is already wired for a cigarette lighter style electric socket? i know there is a wire conection under my seat that i am hoping this is for.
maybe even a part number for the correct aux plug. the BMW dealer told me to bring my bike in to see what one fit.. (2 hours away)
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:01 PM   #144
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Glad I finally found this thread, I'm about to pull the trigger on a X-Country, and need a couple of bits of advice.
1- The dealer has an 07 on the floor, he says he is motivated and really wants it to go, what should I be paying? I have read some guys getting countrys and challenges for $7000.oo or less plus tax and title in the last month or two. That seems like too much to hope for.
2- Is there a larger fuel tank option for the country?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:18 AM   #145
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Glad I finally found this thread, I'm about to pull the trigger on a X-Country, and need a couple of bits of advice.
1- The dealer has an 07 on the floor, he says he is motivated and really wants it to go, what should I be paying? I have read some guys getting countrys and challenges for $7000.oo or less plus tax and title in the last month or two. That seems like too much to hope for.
2- Is there a larger fuel tank option for the country?
If you can get it for around $7000 out of the door I'd say that's a great deal. I paid a lot more because I bought it when they first came out.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:41 AM   #146
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i also paid more... i got them down to 8k plus tax.... wouldnt even throw in a helmet.... oh wait i gues i got a free hat.... imo 7k would be a very good deal.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:33 AM   #147
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Here's a question for you.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326263
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:36 AM   #148
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Damn good question... what brand and weight is the oil that your using?
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:23 PM   #149
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:31 PM   #150
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Anybody have any battery problems? Mine got down to a charge of 10 after a quick stop, mid commute. Lucky for me, it died three blocks from where the NYC ADV riders meet up in Manhattan every tuesday, and someone was able to help me charge the battery. Once it got back up to 12, it started again. Any ideas on what caused this problem?

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