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Old 06-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #6691
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Sweet action shots. Would love some details on the mods and location.
Well TeeBee himself would be the man to talk about the mods, since its his bike but he doesnt have internet right now. So I will give you as much of a summary as I know of:

Hyperpro rear shock, longer than standard
300mm travel Marzocchi factory series 45mm shiver forks, re built, re valved and with the slick new SKF green seals
KTM 21 inch front wheel
Raised stock front fender
Custom rear fuel tank (7.5 litres)
Scheffelmeier Rally bash plate
Scheffelmeier case saver
XT660R plastics
Remus exhaust
Custom oil cooler
Custom luggage racks
Custom headlight assembly using twin bixenon projectors
stock hand guards
generic bar risers
Modded seat


Locations are all along a route I am riding with him at the moment, from the EU to Magadan, all off road (3.5 months). So at various locations in Ukraine and European Russia.

We will be joined by 3 more riders in Kazakhstan in 10 days time including the equally well prepped X-Country of Beemster ... so will have more pics of the bikes in off-road action after that.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #6692
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Thanks Colebatch and jtw, you guys are feeding our fix for adventure. Wish I was there... Love to see the modified XCountry too!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:43 PM   #6693
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Nice to see another modded XC. I notice the first thing everyone swaps out is the rear shock. I wonder why that is, Snooker? The headlight is usually next. I hope he made a better job of the seat, I had mine done by Archer in Kent. He did a good job for a good price but the hotter it got, the more I realised a gel seat was a big mistake. It was quite comfortable passing through snowy mountains but not many snowy mountains out here. I'm planning a trip out to some off road spots. I was assured there were many just out of town by an extremely attractive young lady with extremely low morals. Probably not a great idea to post photos of that???
Anyway, the dude I rode here with is arriving on the 2nd so we're having a few nights on the town. After that, I'm heading down the coast where i'm assured there are many more attractive young ladies with even less morals. I might carry a spare though, just in case.
Well I'm hanging out with a dude who does Harley Davidson tours. I got to use his workshop yesterday and made some progress towards getting her straight. The oil leak was a breather tube that had come loose. I couldn't do an oil change though, the sump-bolt decided that hexagonal was a boring shape to be. So that's now fu**ed. I read somewhere a KTM bolt fits but that might have been the rear wheel bolt. Anyone know of a replacement bolt? Ideally from a chinese 250?


OK... here's some topless porn for you guys.


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Old 06-14-2012, 04:19 AM   #6694
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overheating

The XCountry has been riding alongside my X-Challenge and we noticed the fan coming on far more often on the X-co than on the X-Ch. Closer inspection shows the X-Co radiator grille to be the prime suspect. It covers both both radiator tanks and huge portions of the radiator itself. A bit ridiculous quite frankly.

Terry took to it with a drill and some wood bits:




Since he was on a roll I had him do the X-Ch one as well.

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:47 AM   #6695
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Mine runs hot, I'm noticing it more than ever now as I'm sitting in slow traffic in a clogged third-world country in heat that could melt a plastic helmet. I was going to flush the rad because of it (she's due). I have long considered getting rid of the entire assembly because it's rubbish, it never quite manages to go back on straight. Definitely a weakness in the design and funny that BMW have made less airflow on a machine designed to spend half it's time in an urban environment.
The shape of the plastic around the airbox is complicated but if i can find a decent fabricator then I'd like to build a hard guard and then shield the rad either side with a panel like they fit as an optional extra on the MT03. A couple of cheap rad panels from an enduro would be ideal as they'd be cheap to replace after a fall.

This is what I had in mind... more practical and it looks a hell of a lot better. I love my Country but she's not a looker.



Also worth noting, she's been in a desert, rad blocked rotten with sand and she never once overheated.

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:51 AM   #6696
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What is this? I don't think I've seen one in the U.S. of A.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:14 AM   #6697
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This is the MT-03 (Yamaha). It's a 660 single-powered road going only bike. Nice to look at though. What I'm talking about is the rad-guards. They make so much sense on an enduro though as they're cheaply replaceable. I'd love to box my rad in with steel and have these outside for functional styling. One of the main reasons I moved out here was to play with ideas like this.
Sorry to derail but I've seen some of these out here and wanted to share. How awesome is this little beauty? The weird shape is to accommodate wheelies and other silly stunts.

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:46 AM   #6698
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By way of an apology for derailing the thread with Yamahas (albeit sexy ones) here is some of the rugged awesomeness of Pakistan with a goddam XC soaking up the abundant fun.





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Old 06-15-2012, 06:16 AM   #6699
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Put a dose of Water Wetter in your radiator to help the cooling capability.

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #6700
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Ok guys, I think we have another looming problem with the steering head bearings on these bikes.

Mine has definitely notched out after 15-16k miles. I happened to come across something about this on a 650GS thread. The GS apparently uses the same part and they are experiencing the same issues.

One theory is that the vibration characteristics of the 650 single is causing a wear pattern on the bearings. Mine is notched in the position where the wheel is straight forward. That would be where the bearing spends most of its time. Maybe those long-distance, high speed runs have taken their toll.

The aftermarket part is SKF 320/28 XQ and it is about the same price as the BMW part at retail.

They are about $50 each and two are needed.

These sort of things keep coming up.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #6701
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Ok guys, I think we have another looming problem with the steering head bearings on these bikes.

Mine has definitely notched out after 15-16k miles. I happened to come across something about this on a 650GS thread. The GS apparently uses the same part and they are experiencing the same issues.

One theory is that the vibration characteristics of the 650 single is causing a wear pattern on the bearings. Mine is notched in the position where the wheel is straight forward. That would be where the bearing spends most of its time. Maybe those long-distance, high speed runs have taken their toll.

The aftermarket part is SKF 320/28 XQ and it is about the same price as the BMW part at retail.

They are about $50 each and two are needed.

These sort of things keep coming up.
I guess it's a good thing that I ride in many straight lines!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #6702
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Another cool bike -- like the Tenere -- that we'll never see in America because America is mentally ill.

We must have 5,000 square foot homes.
We must have 40' RVs.
We must have dogs that weight at least 75#.
We must have 8" Johnsons. Or Double D boobs.
We must have 3 LARGE bore guns for every member of the household.
We must have the biggest military in the world.
We must be at least $600,000 in debt to the government (per family, counting unfunded liabilities).

AND WE MUST HAVE MULTI-CYLINDER MOTORBIKES.

I want a constellation of 650 and 700 cc singles!!

I guess I need to move.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #6703
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I guess it's a good thing that I ride in many straight lines!
And you'll save some cash by not needing a steerong damper!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #6704
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And you'll save some cash by not needing a steerong damper!
I think u hit the nail on the head - steering bearings will wear on tthese bikes precisely because they are so stable - you never turn the bars above 20 mph - all the hits therefore occur in exactly the same place - and tge cup gets notched unusually quickly. Its the price u pay for exceptional stability
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #6705
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Can they be rotated every five thousand miles or whatever?
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