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Old 11-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #811
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This past summer, I sent an old sprocket to Sprocket Specialists. They now offer one for XCh in aluminum for around $50. They sent me a free one in exchange for the pattern one.
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Thanks for that. I see that they now sell them on thier website
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:26 AM   #812
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I am looking for an instrument cluster for the X challenge as mine has been damaged. I think X Country and X Cross are the same also aprillia pegaso. Please PM me if you know where I may be able to find one. thanks

I could have sworn someone was selling one on the flea market. I'm too lazy to look, but you should
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:08 PM   #813
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Oil Consumption

I have a bit of a concern with oil use on my X . . .

I generally try to check the oil at least every other fill up. I bought the bike new. At some point prior to it's first service, I checked the oil level (after having checked it several times previous) and it was WAY down - like nearly a quart. I was concerned but figured since it was a new engine breaking in, some consumption was normal. Kept checking it every/every other fill up and never saw any further use.

Fast forward to today (1700 miles). I probably hadn't checked the oil for at least 250 miles, but it was WAY low again. I checked it cold, but it was barely visible in the resevoir and not measuring on the dipstick. Put in maybe half a quart (what I had left on hand) and that got it measuring, but not topped off.

I have never seen any smoke out of the tailpipe.
I have no leaks.
It has lived a very mild life (the vast majority being backroad riding). Very little interstate and the only off road is fire/gravel roads.
It has never overheated and never had a temp light on.
Sounds normal and performs normally.

Is this normal? I just think it's weird that it doesn't steadily burn oil, but will hold steady for awhile and then lose quite a bit over a few hundred miles.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #814
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It's a dry sump. Check it when the oil is hot (very hot). Bike should idle till the fan comes on for a minute. You've probably way overfilled it. Made that mistake too...
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:25 PM   #815
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yet another new shifter

just got new mx boots .. first real boots for off road work. i have been spoiled by the balance boots... I know we have a shifter link here but need better input. I would like to know what shifter is working for you guys.. size 12 foot here. what length peg and what is good placement?

thanks and happy riding..
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #816
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It's a dry sump. Check it when the oil is hot (very hot). Bike should idle till the fan comes on for a minute. You've probably way overfilled it. Made that mistake too...
Thanks MTP. I knew it was a dry sump, but I guess I got a little freaked when I visually saw how low it was (I had run it a minute or two).

Definitely not overfilled as I checked it after my ride. But I will definitely only check while warm in the future. Both times I checked it when it was low it was a cold check at the start of a ride. I usually check at the end of a ride or a fill up so it is warm. So it probably is an overreaction on my part.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #817
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What model tank bag was that? The enduro or explorer? I will most likely be sourcing a tankbag from Wolfman and any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks

I have the wolfman tank panniers . Good placement and are water proof . From the inside.. Water in , none out.. I still like the extra payload they offer,, Install a couple eyelets in the lowest points to allow drainage.. Ziplock or dry bag your gear..


That is Banshee next to bike on Canaan Valley loop trial.

Any input on my shifter question yet?
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #818
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For longer reach you can use a Yamaha 250-450 WR shifter from early 2000 ish to at least 2007.


For shorter lever us a Yamaha YZ 250-450 of same vintage.

Buy either in steel and bend a little bit where necessary.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:31 PM   #819
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I like the TT shifter very user friendly with the adjustments you have.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:32 PM   #820
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For longer reach you can use a Yamaha 250-450 WR shifter from early 2000 ish to at least 2007.


For shorter lever us a Yamaha YZ 250-450 of same vintage.

Buy either in steel and bend a little bit where necessary.
the balance boots are quite flexible. the new mx boots not at all. I guess the long one will get it way out in front
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:36 PM   #821
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Longer works better with the stiff boots.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #822
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Longer works better with the stiff boots.
going that route
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:20 AM   #823
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Hi butters, I've noticed the G650X is really picky with the oil if the procedure on the manual is not followed carefully you'll get very different levels.

In my experience with 27000Km (16700miles) on the bike it doesn't connsume any oil (almost any). Since last service at 20000K have added 100cc at most ... same between 10-20 thousand

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Thanks MTP. I knew it was a dry sump, but I guess I got a little freaked when I visually saw how low it was (I had run it a minute or two).

Definitely not overfilled as I checked it after my ride. But I will definitely only check while warm in the future. Both times I checked it when it was low it was a cold check at the start of a ride. I usually check at the end of a ride or a fill up so it is warm. So it probably is an overreaction on my part.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:01 PM   #824
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looking into the TT

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I like the TT shifter very user friendly with the adjustments you have.
That might work too.. Knowing TT they are probably out of stock.. they make most of their parts out of unobtainium. the rarest metal on earth.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:38 AM   #825
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All,

I dropped my Xchallange yesterday on the right side. When I picked her up I did not see any damage other than the mirror poping off at the breakway mount. When I got back in the saddle I notice the handlebar was crooked.

The bar was not bent but the right handle bar mount was no longer lined up properly (it was closer to me than the left mount) The Mount was no longer level (i.e. the gap to the trippleclamp was higher on one side than the other. Has this happened to anyone?

I cannot tell if all I need to do is unbolt everything and remount the bar or if the bolt is bent? Or the mount needs replacing. If I can learn from someone elses experience I would appreciate it.
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