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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GB, Apr 24, 2008.
have a look here.....
(i never know which thread to post stuff)
Proscreen does make a unit that fits the X-Country headlight configuration (I'm assuming you are interested for your X-Co). I ordered two units, one for the X-Challenge, the "Dakar" model, and one for the X-Country. Both fit up easily, and both seem to work well. Here is the page for the X-Co model:
If you want a photo of the screen on the X-Co let me know. I'll try to get out to take one today and post it.
The shipping from Argentina took about 29 days. I did talk to the owner about more expedited shipping, but he didn't have anything faster to the U.S.
Ride down and get it?
Mark, seat came in, I will get pics for you this evening.. Don't think you guys will be interested, its quite the touring cut... Will make a perfect base for custom foaming @ seatconcepts though :)
This is actually my first post here. Going on a 2 week trip from Lindesnes to Nordkapp(both places are in Norway - the most south to the farthest north). In total me and my friend are going to ride about 7000 kilometers in those two weeks.
Before I leave I will attempt to do an oilchange on the Xchallenge. Never done it before but it does not look like rocket science ....
The oil I am planning to use is Castrol Power 1 10W-40 Semi-synth.... Is this good enough? I talked to a mechanic that has worked for BMW and he recommended 10W-40 semisynth... Called BMW and they say that 15W-50 should be used... Now I am confused ... Can somebody please help ....
And one more thing... Anything special I need oto add on this trip besides the list below:
Tent, sleeping bag, stove, sleeping matt, camera, clothes, a GPS, toilet stuff, MP3, waterproof bags....
Leaving on friday
I'd go with the BMW recommendation. The 50 vs the 40 will give you a bit of extra protection for the warmer weather.
It will probably never be over 20 degrees celsius... And often under 10 celsius in the morning...
I use the 15W-50 in conditions from -5C to 38C which is the range of temps I ride in here. I would think you won't experience engine failure if the temp is 20 and the weight 40 but why are you hesitant to follow the engineer's recommendation?
It's not like the engineer is saying use only oil derived from a almost extinct variety of penguin only found 200 kms off the coast of Antarctica.
Hahaha.... There is none 15W-50 in the shop where I bought the 10W-40... I`ll check some other place if there is some Castrol 15W-50 semisynth... Thx for the reply.....
Good luck and enjoy your trip.
Thank you man
He's probably sending it with regular "Correo Argentino" service. it gets there but it sometimes takes a lot of time..
Correo Argentino has an international EMS service.. 5 to 7 days delivery time, signature on delivery and tracking number. I searched the site looking for shipping costs, but the site is being updated and the info is not there right now.
You can ask for the cost of sending it with FEDEX, UPS or DHL but those are very expensive services here..
I think Correo Argentino EMS service is your best bet.
Let me know if I can be of any help..
I dont know how remote you will be or what sort of surfaces you will be riding on. Have you considered spare tubes (as a minimum) and tools required to change a flat if you have the skills?
I have just completed a 5,000 klm ride in Australia and found this little gadgit called "Eudurostar" http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235 trail stand very usefull for oiling chain and changing wheels etc.
How is your air filter?
Not much time left for prep. Have a great ride
Not so remote, but will sometimes be pretty lonely
Air filter looks good, checked it two days ago... I am trying to travel as light as possible so I can enjoy the ride even more...
Thank you... I still haven`t realized that I am actually going...
This may already be in this, but.
Has anyone tried/succeeded in installing these on their Xch:
I know it's been done multiple times on the XCo, and I would guess on the XC as well. Fairly straight forward, but you will have to tap your bar ends from M6 to M8. If you have any questions, HDB customer support is top notch in my book! Mine will be here Thursday and installed this weekend
Yes. Had them for a bit, found the mirrors to be useless and the guard bar to top bar clamp setup put the bars in a really goofy "rolled way back" position.
Oh, it never occurred to me the HDB setup forces you to rotate the bars to a specific position but I guess that makes sense. But damn they look strong!
Ok thanks and to you too Butters. I am happy with my (out of production) Sportech windscreen but wanted to document this for others on my webpage, since a good windscreen is hard to find it seems.
Having said that, the ProScreen is ACRYLIC :eek1 and not the safest like polycarbonate. It says High Impact Acrylic and I'm not an expert but...
It may be worth repeating... or not but... See this video by National Cycle (which may not be comparing the exact same high impact acrylic) but....
... I just think about riding 80 mph and an object hitting your windshield, shattering it and sending it towards your neck....
I have recently purchased a 2007 g650 and noticed that the fork dust seals are cracked and there is a build up of rust around them.
Can they be replaced by just removing the front axle mounts at the base of the forks or do I have to remove the whole leg?
Any comments appreciated
They are strong, but you bend the center clamp ears if you crash.