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Old 06-05-2011, 11:16 AM   #5056
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Wow, a frickin' flurry of activity on here suddenly! That collection of X bikes in Spain has to be the largest one I've seen! thanks for the pics!

Is this turning in a shock thread?? (again? ) I find it very interesting that John at Moto-Pro has figured out how to re-valve the shock and I think that could help make an inexpensive fix for many gentler riders if it works and doesn't just find a different weak link in the Suchs shock. See what you started, Drone??

I also found the emulsion shock discussion VERY interesting, I had my suspicions without any real DATA but now I have some facts. Even my new 642 still bottoms occasionally (am I re-inforcing Geoffster's opinion of my riding style??? ) so I might ask for a stiffer spring or ask about the re-valving... I specifically stated "aggressive off-road" for my style just to try to get them as far in this direction as possible - but I still don't consider myself aggressive - I do NOT ride this thing like I would if it were an XChallenge!

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Old 06-05-2011, 12:32 PM   #5057
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So I tried to shift with MX boots but couldn't. Argh. Tried to raise it and was hitting the crankcase. Hmm. Would the TW200 shifter (Aftermarket from Outlaw Racing) fit? It sure did. It's fugly red but who cares.

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Old 06-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #5058
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Your shock will fail and you will burn in hell for all eternity.

Or not.

Seriously, did you buy your 640 from Ted? Did you lie to him?
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #5059
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Your shock will fail and you will burn in hell for all eternity.

Or not.

Seriously, did you buy your 640 from Ted? Did you lie to him?

Yes, bought it from him and this is what we discussed. Told him, I WILL ride mostly off-road, I'm 115 lbs, with ATG. If my TW200 can take so much abuse with that cheap shock, this should be fine.

Or not.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #5060
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Yes, bought it from him and this is what we discussed. Told him, I WILL ride mostly off-road, I'm 115 lbs, with ATG. If my TW200 can take so much abuse with that cheap shock, this should be fine.

Or not.
Last year I went on a diet and LOST 115 lbs!
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:47 PM   #5061
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It's fugly red but who cares.

OK, 115 lbs, I get it--you have tiny feet. My size 48's would not like that shifter!
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #5062
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OK, 115 lbs, I get it--you have tiny feet. My size 48's would not like that shifter!
My husband tested it first before sending me off in the dust, wearing work boots size 45 and he had no problem. I can ask him to see if he can raise it up more.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #5063
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Last year I went on a diet and LOST 115 lbs!
Nice!
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:01 AM   #5064
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Hi dieselwolf,
So I see that you've been familiar with the Heidenau K60.
Do you like them?
How do they perform so far on wet road and mud?
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:04 AM   #5065
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Hey Dieselwolf, what kind of hand guards are on your bike? Any problem with brake or clutch lines? Do you have bar end weights?

Thanks, Bret


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So I tried to shift with MX boots but couldn't. Argh. Tried to raise it and was hitting the crankcase. Hmm. Would the TW200 shifter (Aftermarket from Outlaw Racing) fit? It sure did. It's fugly red but who cares.

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The Ken Sean mirrors for Yamaha also fits and works just fine.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:40 AM   #5066
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Hey Dieselwolf, what kind of hand guards are on your bike? Any problem with brake or clutch lines? Do you have bar end weights?

Thanks, Bret
These are BMW OEM. The Hand protection bar sold separately from the protector. I have the small protector. They were about $160.

BMW G650 X Small Protector # 71607705963

BMW G650 X Hand Protection Bar # 71607705949

The hand protection bars are the basis.
The small or the large protector may optionally be installed on the hand protection bars. An add-on spoiler is available for the large protector
Rugged, closed stainless steel curved bar.
Lightweight plastic polyamide in black.


I think I read somewhere on this forum that it fits for the '07 but not easily on the the '09. The screw they supplied was not long enough and had to find a longer one. No problems with brake and clutch lines. I would have to look if it has bar end weights.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:44 AM   #5067
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Looks like the BMW ones with the small wind deflectors.

I just talked to John at Moto Pro suspension also. He's very excited about these shocks. He is heading towards developing his own parts to rebuild these, and he said the biggest challenge was they weren't designed to be easy to take apart. The most important thing to me is he said all the other parts of these shocks including the guts are high quality and by fixing the couple of issues with them he feels they will be a durable unit. Sending him mine that is collecting dust for him to play with.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #5068
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Hey, you beat me to the response while I was typing!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #5069
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Hi dieselwolf,
So I see that you've been familiar with the Heidenau K60.
Do you like them?
How do they perform so far on wet road and mud?
I have about 60 miles on the XCountry - mostly sandy - so I can't say I'm familiar with the tires. Small sand (2-3") was surprisingly fine, big sand (8" and up) was scary. I have Kenda Trackmaster on my other bike and and I don't think this will match that performance. But that has 16.5mm thread depth so would not be fair to compare. There's not much mud around here, but if I see some I just nicely go around it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #5070
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Thanks for the reply. I like them. Too hot in Florida for large hand guards.
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