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Old 05-13-2011, 12:13 PM   #4921
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was in the garage early checking out the bike, cleaning it up a bit.
noticed a few drops of oil on the floor, and the crank case drain bolt was wet. removed the plastic plate on the bottom of the bike, follow where the oil is coming from, noticed that where the right engine cover meets the rest of the motor is wet along the bottom of the gasket. check the bolts around the cover and the 3 bottom most ones where scary loose!!!

anyone else ever experience this? anything else i should be concerned about or check along those lines?
This is a known problem with some 2009s. Although I believe the Chinese engine is better (certain problems corrected), the case screws were under-torqued on early builds.

My 2009's water pump was loose.

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:54 PM   #4922
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From another ADVrider thread

From http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...524638&page=45



That would be a 2009 XCountry with XChallenge bodywork.

Lots of G650X-pr0n on that thread!
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #4923
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layed my bike down on the street this evening! she's been down in the dirt before, but this is the first time it went scrapy on the street. no real damage, just my ego and the right sided engine case is scratched up.

i feel like an idiot!
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #4924
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layed my bike down on the street this evening! she's been down in the dirt before, but this is the first time it went scrapy on the street. no real damage, just my ego and the right sided engine case is scratched up.

i feel like an idiot!
I think they say "It's not if you wreck, it's when".
Glad to hear your x-co is ok. Oh yeah, you too.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:49 PM   #4925
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layed my bike down on the street this evening! she's been down in the dirt before, but this is the first time it went scrapy on the street. no real damage, just my ego and the right sided engine case is scratched up.

i feel like an idiot!
I've wrecked a few times on the pavement. At first, I felt like an idiot too. But after a while, I didn't feel like an idiot, I KNEW I was an idiot! Sorry for your misfortune. Enjoyed those powerline pics. Reminded me of my 20 years in Mt. Airy.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #4926
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was in the garage early checking out the bike, cleaning it up a bit.
noticed a few drops of oil on the floor, and the crank case drain bolt was wet. removed the plastic plate on the bottom of the bike, follow where the oil is coming from, noticed that where the right engine cover meets the rest of the motor is wet along the bottom of the gasket. check the bolts around the cover and the 3 bottom most ones where scary loose!!!

anyone else ever experience this? anything else i should be concerned about or check along those lines?
AS many others have suggested, I am double checking the torque and Loctite, and of course replacing the buggers that fell out along the way....Good QC and assembly on my machine
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #4927
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anyone still selling those "hardparts" that fit between the pegs and the frame?
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #4928
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AS many others have suggested, I am double checking the torque and Loctite, and of course replacing the buggers that fell out along the way....Good QC and assembly on my machine
Check the bottom bolts on both side cases. Mine were all good from new but in the first 2000 klm the bottoms ones all needed to be retensioned once. Every now and then just check them again.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:50 PM   #4929
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anyone still selling those "hardparts" that fit between the pegs and the frame?

Good question, here is the thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354340











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Old 05-14-2011, 07:58 PM   #4930
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Check the bottom bolts on both side cases. Mine were all good from new but in the first 2000 klm the bottoms ones all needed to be retensioned once. Every now and then just check them again.
that is exactly what happened to me, the bottom ones were loose but all the others were okay.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #4931
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I put it down to the motor vibe, there are some bolts on these bikes that over time make their way loose, the bottom side case bolts, the rear mudguard bolts under the back wing etc.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #4932
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so is there anyone who is interested in buying some hard parts if i were to get a batch of them made?

just trying to get a rough estimate so i can get a quote from the local water jet cutter guys.

sorry for the cross post between here and the x-challenge thread!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #4933
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HDB yay!

got my handguards, modified the stock x-country bar end plugs. they need to be tapped out to an m8 from the stock m6. these guards are freakin sweet!!!

drill out the endplug


start the tap in the lathe to make sure it starts true, moved to the vise to for the rest of the tapping.


all bolted up
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:55 PM   #4934
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got my handguards, modified the stock x-country bar end plugs. they need to be tapped out to an m8 from the stock m6. these guards are freakin sweet!!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:59 PM   #4935
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actually i crashed just after i got them installed, and scuffed up the plastic guard. they already did their job!!
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