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Old 11-16-2012, 04:32 AM   #4171
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I am starting to get paranoid. I have 37k miles on the original water pump
Check the drain hole in the pumpcover is clear and keep an eye on it for leakage. If you are planning a cross continent trip change it before you leave, otherwise keep riding.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:16 AM   #4172
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Check the drain hole in the pumpcover is clear and keep an eye on it for leakage. If you are planning a cross continent trip change it before you leave, otherwise keep riding.
Or buy a bike made by the Japs
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:49 AM   #4173
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Or buy a bike made by the Japs
Go back to air cooling and you won't need to worry about the water pump. Thing is every bike seems to have a compromise somewhere, whether it is a reliability or performance issue. Your old XT might not have had a water pump to fail but it probably used more fuel and I know which I would prefer to ride.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #4174
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jester you are right in what you are saying but that Yamaha went to over 30 countrys with not 1 single problem with the engine or electrics. I then sold it to a guy who did the TAT on it this summer . he told me 2 spokes snaped and the chain had some wear. Not bad in my book . my BMWs fan spat its dummy in the first country and in the 5th the water pump went . it allso nocks on 84 octain. the yam was happy on the best 76.
MPG 76 was the best 45 the worst on the XC
allways 55mpg +- 2 on the XT
After this trip the BMW will be going but I am not going back to a XT . I am thinking somthing smaller for the green lanes

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #4175
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crazy frakelization is going on right now. Ohlins (i know not as awesome as the hyperpro) just got installed, lowered 20mm to flatten the bike out., and I am looking forward to how this rides. And on the near horizon I'm throwing on a KTM 48mm front end... should be interesting. I think this is over kill, but I couldn't pass up the deal
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #4176
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crazy frakelization is going on right now. Ohlins (i know not as awesome as the hyperpro) just got installed, lowered 20mm to flatten the bike out., and I am looking forward to how this rides. And on the near horizon I'm throwing on a KTM 48mm front end... should be interesting. I think this is over kill, but I couldn't pass up the deal
enjoy . you will like the difference
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #4177
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O shit exhaust studs on my bike dont want to come off .i have tryed in the past and they dont want to budge. so does the swing arm have to come off then ?? what kind of retard desingns somthing in such a way ? on the plus side its only 20 metres to the bar
Do you have access to Kroil in some form. I've found that works wonderfully in cases like you studs.

As a general rule, I'd say do not do this work if annoyed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #4178
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I got a (used) blue tip left over - only issue is that you're in Australia and I am in germany


It's yours if you pay the shipping, though.
Thanks for your kind offer. I may have to get over your way and pick it up
Personally 😜.

Any Chance of obtaining a freight cost to AU, without going to too much trouble?
Do you have a Paypal account
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #4179
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A while back there was some discussion about fitting an alternator from an F650 single into an XChallenge. But I don't think it went any further than discussion. Has anybody looked into whether the 400W alternator from the Husky Terra would fit?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #4180
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A while back there was some discussion about fitting an alternator from an F650 single into an XChallenge. But I don't think it went any further than discussion. Has anybody looked into whether the 400W alternator from the Husky Terra would fit?
Here's the part numbers for both:
K15 G 650 Xchallenge (0165,0195) Generator:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...69&hg=12&fg=31

R13 F 650 GS Dakar 04 (0176,0186) Generator
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...69&hg=12&fg=31

I don't know if the associated regulator need changing also.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:20 AM   #4181
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Hi Everyone this is one pic from the last weekend at "La Ruta del Condor" here in Santiago de Chile

The most of the snow is retire and there is the chance to ride at mountain








I hope u like it btw is at 2800 mts high

Thanks to all for the feedbacks and comments !!


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Old 11-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #4182
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an xch has come my way for good money

but it has been very heavily raced and shows signs of it.

I asked any mech issues,said had valves done by last owne, new starter clutch plate but has lot starting issues when hot.

now where do i stant. cosmetic i dont mind i plan thrash bike. but internally are these issues so common that they can be fixedas lot people seem have the issues
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #4183
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post oil change

I know theres volumes on oil changes for this thing, but how much of an issue is it if the bike is slightly over filled? I dod oil and filter, and put 2 litres in and ran the bike until the fan came on. Checked oil and it wasnt on the stick. Added about 300ml and now when the dip stick is screwed in(debate on this too) its about 1/3 of an inch high.
Should I get some out or am I fine? I figure since the tank is essentially a holding tank that a bit extra isnt a problem as the oil runs though it, but dont want to end up screwing something up
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #4184
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I know theres volumes on oil changes for this thing, but how much of an issue is it if the bike is slightly over filled? I dod oil and filter, and put 2 litres in and ran the bike until the fan came on. Checked oil and it wasnt on the stick. Added about 300ml and now when the dip stick is screwed in(debate on this too) its about 1/3 of an inch high.
Should I get some out or am I fine? I figure since the tank is essentially a holding tank that a bit extra isnt a problem as the oil runs though it, but dont want to end up screwing something up
You'll be fine. Stop worrying and go ride.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #4185
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I did go ride! First time in a 2 weeks. The mercury finally got to 0 and no snow or rain so I had to get my fill with dry roads. Supposed to be around 0 all week so im going to ride until the snow is up to the forks!
Maybe tomorrow I will take the bike out on the ice for some photos
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