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Old 07-02-2009, 04:24 PM   #61
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Running Pirelli MT60's F/R now...great tire, wears pretty fast but the off-road grip in dry conditions is great. A true 60/40 street/dirt tire.
Could you post a picture of your XMoto with the MT60's ?

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Old 07-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #62
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What are you long distance riders doing to store extra fuel? At @2.3gal, you can't go very far without filling up. Even with the great mileage the XM gets. I'm thinking of putting a Touratech 4.2g tank on mine (keeps stock tank for a total of 6.6gal). Now we're talking KLR range or better!
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:10 AM   #63
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Where does the Tourtech tank fit? My tries at added tankage have all failed.

A fellow named (IIRC) Max from (IIRC) Netherlands, has a wonderful tank fabbed but it cost too much for my wallet.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #64
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Ray,

Where does the Tourtech tank fit? My tries at added tankage have all failed.

A fellow named (IIRC) Max from (IIRC) Netherlands, has a wonderful tank fabbed but it cost too much for my wallet.
Take a look here:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/me...3220GJo1B37932

This one isn't cheap either......$765.00. I might look into getting it painted to match the bike, so that'll add some cost as well. If the XChallenge and XMoto are similar enough, it should fit. Has anyone else tried it?
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:56 AM   #65
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I think Max's was 750 euros. Anyway, this one looks like it'll accommodate the challenge but not the country. I don't know about the moto. Check the seat out. Does that look like the moto seat to you?

Anyway, at even $750, it's too rich for my budget (now anyway)
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #66
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the tt tank will fit the moto. the seat and side panels are the same as challenge in different colors.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:25 AM   #67
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The tank will fit the moto but i wouldn't try painting it there is a thread in here about a guy that had his painted and the fuel vapors coming through the plastic ruined it .
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:27 PM   #68
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I hear the plastic has to be specially prepped in order for a paint job to work/stick/flex. Do you know if that guy had it done right?
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:08 AM   #69
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He had a professional prep and paint it. and while i'm sure they did what needed to be done like sanding and adding a flex additive the plastic is still porous so fuel vapors come through and bubble the paint. there is talk about putting an epoxy on the inside of the tank and letting it cure so that this won't happen. ITs in a thread called G650X touratech gas tank paint problems or somethin.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #70
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I took the Touratech tank to the painters today. After consulting with a chemical engineer, the final conclusion was that the tank could not hold a paint job for any longer than a year or two.

Here is some of their discussion:

The tank would not seep fuel vapors as has been described in another thread here. Rather it's the oil in the tank material itself that continues to "bloom", and that's what causes the paint to bubble or simply rub off.

Trying to coat the inside of the tank would have the same effect as trying to coat the outside. Any epoxy just won't stick.

Getting the tank to hold paint for the year or two would require some extensive prep work. Washing with dishwasher soap, bead blasting, coating with an adhesive, then painting with a porous paint (Krylon rattle can) with no sealer or clear coat over the top. And even with that, the paint that's on there would come off with not much effort.

I'm sending my tank back to Touratech.

Anyone have a better solution to improve fuel range? One that looks good on the bike? Any photos of your solution?
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:45 PM   #71
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Paint won't stick to plastic tank

Same issue with the plastic GS tanks from the 1100. You may wish to check over at the GS forum to see if anyone solved it.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:10 PM   #72
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Anyone have a better solution to improve fuel range? One that looks good on the bike? Any photos of your solution?
Have you seen the Max Kool tank? It's 7 liters and gives you at least another 100 miles range, and easy to install and remove, no drilling, no tapping, and your air filter is still easily accessible, and it looks good too. It comes in white, but you could get it powder coated black if you ask...

check out Max Kool's thread in Vendors.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #73
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Have you seen the Max Kool tank?
Yeah, that's the route I'm heading next. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:32 AM   #74
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Quick Q to Xmoto Xperts

hi guys, nube to thumpers and dual. just have a quick Q about my steed. my xmoto starts 'shivering' at 150kph and am reluctant to punch it further although I feel it can still take more.

can anyone point me to a compatible steering damper for our machine?

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:04 AM   #75
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hi guys, nube to thumpers and dual. just have a quick Q about my steed. my xmoto starts 'shivering' at 150kph and am reluctant to punch it further although I feel it can still take more.

can anyone point me to a compatible steering damper for our machine?

many thanks,
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I can't help with that, but when I had that problem with a KTM SM, I solved it by adjusting tire pressure.
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