My RTW XChallenge

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Rone, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    Here are a few pix of my XChallenge.
    I made the bike to travel trough Africa.
    The 25th of october I start my overland from Belgium to South Africa and maybe back home.
    Before I will made a try out in Morocco for 2 weeks starting the 24th of April.

    If you have questions, shoot.
    (you only have to except that my English is very bad :wink: )

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  2. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Very nice!

    How did you extend the wiring harness for the instrumentation in order to mount it that high?
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  3. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    I only had to extend the wiring of the handlebar. The one for the instrument cluster was just long enough. When I bought the bike, it had the ABS. I took of the ABS and that was a lot of work to modify the cable harness.
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  4. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Nice bike! That's how I would set up an X-Challenge if I had one.:thumb
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  5. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Nice set-up man...any plans to fix the license plate holder?
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  6. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    before I used the TT spray guard (and I didn't used indicators), but in mud it didn't protect enough.

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  7. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    What shock did you choose?
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  8. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    It is a Ohlins from TT. They are special made for TT, so they are different to the one you can buy from Ohlins.
    I also placed a spacer inside of it to make the bike a little lower.
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  9. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    So when do I need to roll out the welcome mat here.......??
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  10. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    I 'm from Belgium. 24th of april I go to Morocco for 2 weeks as a try-out.
    The 25th of october I start my overland to South-Africa. (and maybe back home)
    After that there is still a lot of the world to travel. So I let you know when Sydney is on my route :beer
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  11. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    I modified my first post a little bit :wink:
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  12. Marcbar

    Marcbar Been here awhile

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    Is that a TT bash plate?
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  13. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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  14. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Looks great.. when you're back, let us know how the equipment on it worked. Safe journey :thumb
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  15. derder

    derder Adventurer

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    Sweet setup. Enjoy!!
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  16. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Are they LED's on a strip below and between the head lamps?
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  17. Rone

    Rone Adventurer

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    Yes, these are inside the rally fairing set of TT as you can see on photo 23 and 24 of the installation instruction
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  18. kpie

    kpie Been here awhile

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    You have gone all out on this one. Looks great and should be the perfect bike for your journeys. Send more info and pics along the way.:D
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  19. W8-4IT

    W8-4IT Been here awhile

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    Who did your seat? What bags are you using? Great looking bike:thumb
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  20. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Wonderful. Now I know how mine will end up looking minus the tank and stand. Gonna go with the soft bags too, and muckpee tank...someday.

    You said the shock is different than what you'd get from Ohlins...I bought the 650X shock BM636? from Dan Kyle and talking to Ohlins usa about some stuff they didn't mention a different one/type. Just curious as to what the diff. may be.

    Thanks for posting the pics. Good luck on the trip/test ride!

    Oh, forgot. How do you like the Remus street version you got? I went with that one too due to the noise and like how it tucks up in to the side. How did you work the aft fairing since that Remus doesn't have a hole to screw in the spacer as on the stock exhaust?
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