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Old 01-18-2010, 01:26 PM   #961
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sorry about getting off subject Steady..
How friendly is your area to tourists Roof?

just to keep from hijacking the XC thread Steady , I will now ask a thread related question.

Which valve stem cap is better to run on the XC's tires? Plastic or metal?
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:06 PM   #962
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i'm just playing with my bike at the moment. unfortunately the stock cartridge is non-serviceable so what i would have to do is modify your cartridges (requires machining of the cartridges) and install my valves. once that is done, you will be able to do all the adjustments (shim stacks) yourself since it will be fully servicable.

the real question is whether there is enough interest to make a run of the valves worthwhile.
Interest?? YES!!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:58 AM   #963
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Hi Guys few questions

Got my X Challenge a week ago, its got 2K miles on it and some toys mostly TT (Touratech) stuff.
I have read 40+ pages of posts and picked up on all the essential mods

I have an issue with the rear brake lever, its too high and too close to the crankcase, its got the TT extender on the end but i want to lower it, checked the BM Reprom and manual but no mention of how to adjust it, tried winding the threaded rod up and down but this only adjusts the gap between the rod and hydraulic piston. Any ideas how to lower it ?
Went for 1st ride yeaterday and welded my new Arlen Ness's to the Scorpion can so i have put the original back on for now.
The Scorpion is very loud so i am looking at the Leo Vinci, does it come with the black heatshield as seen in a few photo's on this great site ? or is that an extra.

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Old 02-01-2010, 07:11 AM   #964
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I have an issue with the rear brake lever, its too high and too close to the crankcase, its got the TT extender on the end but i want to lower it, checked the BM Reprom and manual but no mention of how to adjust it
Use stopper part #6 - you must loosen #8 and then move around part# 6 to get lever down
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:12 AM   #965
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Got my X Challenge a week ago, its got 2K miles on it and some toys mostly TT (Touratech) stuff.
I have read 40+ pages of posts and picked up on all the essential mods

I have an issue with the rear brake lever, its too high and too close to the crankcase, its got the TT extender on the end but i want to lower it, checked the BM Reprom and manual but no mention of how to adjust it, tried winding the threaded rod up and down but this only adjusts the gap between the rod and hydraulic piston. Any ideas how to lower it ?
Adjust the round piece at the rear of the pedal. The one with the allen screw that is offset from the center. Then adjust the threaded rod.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:23 AM   #966
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I take it that it works on a cam system ? not come across that before
Saw something on the Reprom about using a feeler gauge on #6.
Awesome guys thanks, I will give it a go when i get home.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:39 AM   #967
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The Scorpion is very loud so i am looking at the Leo Vinci, does it come with the black heatshield as seen in a few photo's on this great site ? or is that an extra.

cheers

I too recently installed a Scorpion exhaust on my bike. It was obsecenly loud!!! (I was surprised to find that it basically was a "straight" pipe, with no baffling...

Luckily i'm a "hoarder" and I had some old parts laying around the shop...

I then installed a stock spark arrestor that came out of my old 2002 Yamaha 660 Raptor quad...

It slipped right in, and lowered the sound to a real nice rumble, only slightly louder then stock...

Part#18 "PIPE, OUTLET" 5LP-14752-00-00

http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_sectio...2002&fveh=1072

If your cheap, and not in a rush, I bet you can find these used online somewhere...Most quys remove this the minute they buy the machines...

(You will need to make a little flat tab to hold the silencer in place...)
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:44 AM   #968
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Mine has the baffle in, dearn't take it out I will probably sell it to someone who rides in less delicate areas
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:48 AM   #969
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Leo Vince

Yes, the Leo comes wth the carbon heat shields and it has several core options. I used the quietest one w/ the spark arrestor and have been happy for 2 1/2 years. You may need a bit more than the carbon shield depending on how your bags fit.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:15 AM   #970
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #971
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:58 PM   #972
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Originally Posted by Big Den
Got my X Challenge a week ago, its got 2K miles on it and some toys mostly TT (Touratech) stuff.
I have read 40+ pages of posts and picked up on all the essential mods

I have an issue with the rear brake lever, its too high and too close to the crankcase, its got the TT extender on the end but i want to lower it, checked the BM Reprom and manual but no mention of how to adjust it, tried winding the threaded rod up and down but this only adjusts the gap between the rod and hydraulic piston. Any ideas how to lower it ?
Went for 1st ride yeaterday and welded my new Arlen Ness's to the Scorpion can so i have put the original back on for now.
The Scorpion is very loud so i am looking at the Leo Vinci, does it come with the black heatshield as seen in a few photo's on this great site ? or is that an extra.

cheers
Good move getting a Leo Vince for the XC, great sounding without being offensive, unless you put the race baffle in that is, jaysus!!
I ordered mine from www.racespec.co.uk after struggling to get anyone to supply me with one and yes it is supplied with the carbon heatshield
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:52 PM   #973
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Which valve stem cap is better to run on the XC's tires? Plastic or metal?

Plastic caps tend to leak air more readily than metal caps.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:38 PM   #974
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Plastic caps tend to leak air more readily than metal caps.
I use the NATO caps...on my buggy I run them without valve cores...no leaks...
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #975
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Good move getting a Leo Vince for the XC, great sounding without being offensive, unless you put the race baffle in that is, jaysus!!
I ordered mine from www.racespec.co.uk after struggling to get anyone to supply me with one and yes it is supplied with the carbon heatshield
might be a bit late, but works out a bit cheaper from here
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