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Old 04-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #6406
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Does anybody still have the OEM tool kit? I need a list, or a pic, or what's in it. I need to reassemble mine so that I can pass it on to the new owner.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #6407
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Does anybody still have the OEM tool kit? I need a list, or a pic, or what's in it. I need to reassemble mine so that I can pass it on to the new owner.
I'm too lazy to go OUTSIDE to the garage and actually remove the seat so I'll just type in page 60 of the MOM (Motorcycle Owners Manual) to wit:
Toolkit
Standard onboard toolkit
1 Fuse clip - replacing fuses
2 Open-ended wrench, 8/10mm - adjusting chain tension
3 Open-ended wrench, 14mm - adjusting mirror arm
4 Open-ended wrench, 15mm - adjusting mirror arm
5 Screwdriver handle - screwdriver handle
6 Allen key, 3mm - replacing headlight bulb
7 Allen key, 4mm - Removing and installing body panels
8 Allen key, 6mm - Adjusting headlight height
9 Screwdriver blade - Phillips and straight blade
10 Screwdriver, small - Replacing turn indicator bulbs

Had a SWEET ride around eastern Olympic penninsula today, my buddy and I were the only BMW's among a torrent of harleys.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #6408
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Thanks, Yukon! I rode my Norge today and ran into hordes of sport bike guys!
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:34 AM   #6409
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Stalling Year 4 on a 2008

After four years and one BMW campaign, the bike started stalling at idle. Read the forum checked the Idle valve. Almost ordered a new battery, but held off because I didn't see a pattern. Read one post about not touching the throttle until after the cluster went through it's self check. Didn't cost anything, so it was worth paying attention to how I handled the bike at start up.

Interestingly enough, the stalling went away! The bike is stock for fuel and exhaust system and has a two year old Yuasa battery put in by the dealer under warranty. I don't understand why it worked, but it did.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #6410
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Originally Posted by plumber mike;[URL="tel:18515618"
18515618[/URL]]So I really need a new chain and sprockets. What was the decision as far as where/what to get. Is muddy still the go to guy? Drivesystems USA?
I'm thinking a 15/49 to go with my Xch wheels which are a little taller. I'm at 14/47 now and the ratio is about perfect, but the 15 on the front should be a little better for the chain and lower my highway rpm slightly without goofing up my low speed side. I will still probably keep a 14 & 16 tooth front in my bag for extreme rides on the highway or dirt.
Mike the only sprockets I can get are 15 & 16 front and 47 rear. Since these bikes were so low production and the rears do not interchange with anything else without modification I've stock piled a few for myself just in case they suddenly become hard to get.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #6411
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Someone could help me understand how to take off the rear trim black panel of my Xcountry.
It says on the shop manual "to remove the 5 screws and that's It" but mine still remains locked by something on the rear side. I'm not sure if I have to pull It hard or remove screws that seems hard to reach right underneath.
Thanks for your help!

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #6412
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Lewis- I believe the screws that are preventing you from removing it are accessed from underneath. I seem to remember having to pull the taillight. I'll go look for that part in my bin and check.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:39 AM   #6413
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effectively. It has two screws under unseen.
You have to remove the Rear fender.
I did not put these screws later.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #6414
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To those who are keeping their bikes:

1) At what interval are you checking valve clearances?

2) At what interval are you doing brake fluid replacement?

3) At what interval are you changing coolant?

I won't ask about oil, because that's the stuff of the Spanish Inquisition.
according to the maintenance manual.

1) every 20.000 km
2) every two years
3) does not include the change of refrigerant

also:
spark plugs every 20,000 km
oil front amotiguador every three years
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #6415
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MKJDDS- What was the decision as far as where/what to get. I'm thinking a 15/49 to go with my Xch wheels which are a little taller. I'm at 14/47 now and the ratio is about perfect, but the 15 on the front should be a little better for the chain and lower my highway rpm slightly without goofing up my low speed side. I will still probably keep a 14 & 16 tooth front in my bag for extreme rides on the highway or dirt.
Regarding sprockets, everyone is different and it depends on the type of riding you do.

On my XCo, I am extremely fond of the 17 tooth front sprocket with the stock 47 size rear sprocket. I do dual-sport running and the 17 works fabulously on the road. Offroad (you can see pics posted of conditions) the 17 works fine for me. It tractors down slow enough for dicey places and it will roost the rear wheel in third on dirt. My fuel economy seems to be improved too. It sure cadillacs nicer when running speed on the slab. It also pulls hard on the curvy mountain roads.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:26 PM   #6416
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some photos from my ride home from work today...





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Old 04-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #6417
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Has anyone had their seat re-done at Cycle Solutions??

Muddyrabbit turned me on to them and my seat is being done tomorrow!!!!

I hope it helps.....maybe my ass will stop falling asleep........
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:21 AM   #6418
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New here and new Xcountry owner!

Hello All,


I've been checking this site out (and in particular this thread) for the past few months trying to get more info on the X-co...

Well I bit the bullet and got a second hand one for 3250 with 6.2k on the clock, I think the price was reasonable? it's coming from a dealer with 12months MOT and they gave it a good check over an replaced the front rotor!

Well it's getting delivered in about an hour and a half if I have any problems with it I know I'll be coming here to try and find solutions!

look forward to posting some trip reports/photos soon!

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Old 04-24-2012, 03:35 AM   #6419
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Has anyone had their seat re-done at Cycle Solutions??

Muddyrabbit turned me on to them and my seat is being done tomorrow!!!!

I hope it helps.....maybe my ass will stop falling asleep........
Make sure you tell Jim how you found them!
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:17 AM   #6420
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Make sure you tell Jim how you found them!
Oh, I did muddy! I also got a discount because I'm an Inmate!
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