ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #4786
mcgarrett
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mcgarrett's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: DC Metro area
Oddometer: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcgarrett View Post
I'm going to give the Fandango a try. I do like the waterproof aspect and the other features.
I ended up getting the Diablo because of its lower profile. Not mounted yet.

For those of you with the Fandango or Diablo, has anyone sealed the seems?
mcgarrett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #4787
macadamia
XK Red 27 Technique
 
macadamia's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Oddometer: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcgarrett View Post
I ended up getting the Diablo because of its lower profile. Not mounted yet.

For those of you with the Fandango or Diablo, has anyone sealed the seems?
I did on my Fandango, but I'm not sure it was necessary... No leaks though, used in several heavy downpours...
__________________
"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." Unknown
'12 BMW R1200GSA '02 BMW R1100S BCX
macadamia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 02:31 PM   #4788
mcgarrett
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mcgarrett's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: DC Metro area
Oddometer: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by macadamia View Post
I did on my Fandango, but I'm not sure it was necessary... No leaks though, used in several heavy downpours...
I'm having some difficulty getting the bag set up on the bike. If you have any photos of how you've routed the straps, I'd really appreciate it.
mcgarrett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #4789
Noillek
Nomada Portugues
 
Noillek's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Oddometer: 23
Hi all,

Need your advises, recently did a 2000km trip in 3 days, that include riding on the autobahn... got to excited and when for a long time at speeds higher than 140km/h... result oil leak from carter and loose screws and one missing.

What can I do, as simple fix. As I'm not very handy guy. To avoid this to happen again.

My solution so far is buying a new screws use loctite and put as well a bit on the others, there's anything else that I should do?

Thanks

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
Noillek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 02:42 PM   #4790
jjmead1
now THAT"S a bike!
 
jjmead1's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Lakewood, CO
Oddometer: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noillek View Post
Hi all,

Need your advises, recently did a 2000km trip in 3 days, that include riding on the autobahn... got to excited and when for a long time at speeds higher than 140km/h... result oil leak from carter and loose screws and one missing.

What can I do, as simple fix. As I'm not very handy guy. To avoid this to happen again.

My solution so far is buying a new screws use loctite and put as well a bit on the others, there's anything else that I should do?

Thanks

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Replace the shift lever with a more pliable one immediately. Touratech make one that works well.
jjmead1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #4791
john_aero
Beastly Adventurer
 
john_aero's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 1,138
just keep an eye on your bolts.

my old dakar used do same. singles vibrate and bolts get loose.

i had all my clutch cover ones come loose before

just replace bolt, loctite it and make sure rest are all snug fit.

they will and do loosen up just have keep eye on them.

think thats bad. some the older ktm 640's uses vibrate so much nearly have bring fulls et bolts when go trail riding (ok bit exagerated there)
__________________
women are like clouds.......
once they fuck off it is a really nice day.......
john_aero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 07:18 AM   #4792
john_aero
Beastly Adventurer
 
john_aero's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 1,138
Enduro Exhaust

Has anyone retrofitted an mx or enduro exhaust to their bikes

cant afford a new xch specific one

was thinking the crf exhaust as they are common and not a tiny unit so should be quiet compared to some pipes

happy with current one, just i plan getting 2 exhaust and fitting one to the right hand side same as the TT rally bike and making it into a fuel tank
__________________
women are like clouds.......
once they fuck off it is a really nice day.......
john_aero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #4793
Noillek
Nomada Portugues
 
Noillek's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Oddometer: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by john_aero View Post
just keep an eye on your bolts.

my old dakar used do same. singles vibrate and bolts get loose.

i had all my clutch cover ones come loose before

just replace bolt, loctite it and make sure rest are all snug fit.

they will and do loosen up just have keep eye on them.

think thats bad. some the older ktm 640's uses vibrate so much nearly have bring fulls et bolts when go trail riding (ok bit exagerated there)
Thank you John, I think that there's no other option than check the screws every now and then.

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
Noillek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2013, 06:33 AM   #4794
john_aero
Beastly Adventurer
 
john_aero's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 1,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noillek View Post
Thank you John, I think that there's no other option than check the screws every now and then.

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
i do this all the time on the bike and now and again few always have to be tightened up
__________________
women are like clouds.......
once they fuck off it is a really nice day.......
john_aero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #4795
jonb
Montana Adventurer
 
jonb's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Montana backcountry
Oddometer: 284
Hyde Racing Windshield-

I have a Hyde Racing Windshield for sale on the Flea Market thread.
Blue. Looks sweet on the bike. Pics on the Hyde Racing website.
__________________
JB
jonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 01:42 AM   #4796
Cruz
Lost but laughing.
 
Cruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Northside Brisbane, Qld Australia
Oddometer: 5,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by john_aero View Post
Has anyone retrofitted an mx or enduro exhaust to their bikes

cant afford a new xch specific one

was thinking the crf exhaust as they are common and not a tiny unit so should be quiet compared to some pipes

happy with current one, just i plan getting 2 exhaust and fitting one to the right hand side same as the TT rally bike and making it into a fuel tank
I have seen a KTM 625 SXC can fitted to the standard header and also a 530 can modded with mounts moved to the opposite side fitted. Guy said he had to repack the 530 can fairly often.
__________________
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”

George Carlin
Cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #4797
Antti
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Antti's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Finland
Oddometer: 140
Question

Would 8cell Antigravity battery be enough for Xch?
Anyone using?

It has higher cca value and ah. But for some reason their importer is recommending 12 cell. My old battery is already four years old, still working but might be time to change it.
__________________
R1100GS, G650X Challenge, R80G/S project bike.
Antti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #4798
an13
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Finland
Oddometer: 33
I have 12 cell Antigravity and at least it works great. No more hot start issues, 13.2 volt idle voltage is nice, plenty of voltage for ecu to start even when warm and hard start situation.
an13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #4799
pampaX
Gnarly Adventurer
 
pampaX's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Oddometer: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antti View Post
Would 8cell Antigravity battery be enough for Xch?
Anyone using?

It has higher cca value and ah. But for some reason their importer is recommending 12 cell. My old battery is already four years old, still working but might be time to change it.
PM sent. I'm pleased with the battery and the service.

I have the 8cell and it works ok, the first cold days are upon and still starts first crank. however, I believe they recommend the 12 cell one now which clearly is going to be better.
__________________
---

My G650X Challenge, Bike build thread on
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...7#post15320987
pampaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 03:32 PM   #4800
Butters
. . . . . .
 
Butters's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: NoVA
Oddometer: 2,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antti View Post
Would 8cell Antigravity battery be enough for Xch?
Anyone using?

It has higher cca value and ah. But for some reason their importer is recommending 12 cell. My old battery is already four years old, still working but might be time to change it.
I actually went with an EarthX-18. The cca and Ah values are kind of like comparing apples and oranges. Especially in Finland, the Li battery is going to have reduced cca in the cold. Likely it will be fine once you warm it up (headlight on for a few seconds or a crank or two). But I would err on the side of extra cca. I had no loss in cranking performance even at freezing temps.

The Ah values are also "Pb-acid equivalent", not true Ah. Unless you plan on using the extra space in your battery compartment for something, I would go as big as possible. The difference between an 8, 12, or even 18 or 24 is only ounces with Lithium batteries. Regardless which Li battery you get, it will be several pounds lighter than the stock battery, even if it has the same dimensions.

Or the short answer - I would definitely get at least the 12 cell.

Here's a link to pics of my install: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4379
__________________
Marc
07 XChallenge
Butters is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014