So we've all heard/seen the 650 xchallenge...let's see your XCOUNTRY!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Olas, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Isn't it just great to ride everywhere with your best mate who happens to be your partner too ? :rogue

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    Cheers, Ard and Tessa
  2. LostInTransit

    LostInTransit Been here awhile

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    Ard looks like we are both extremely lucky guys!! :clap

    Regards

    Dave
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  3. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Indeed we are Dave !
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    Craig Cutright Been here awhile

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    Had a nice sunset ride with the wife and good friend, AND got to see Jupiter, 3 of 4 moons and a double shadow transit across the surface in one ride......success!!

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  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Counting down....

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    Here is a picture from a ride last weekend in West Virginia with my wife who rides a X-Country.
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  6. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I grew up in San Jose but didn't start motorcycling until I moved out to VA. I missed out on some great riding. But on the other hand, I rode my bicycle on all those great roads (Mt. Hamilton, Hwy 9, Alpine, Page Mill, etc) and was in much better shape.
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  7. leafman60

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  8. Craig Cutright

    Craig Cutright Been here awhile

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    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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  10. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Search for Fuel Nanny. Same thing.

    Had one for a while, the Wunderlich (Performance Controller?) variant.
    Compared to so many of the cheaper things (most of which essentially are the air temp resistor mod with a hefty price tag) it does actually have an effect on fueling.

    However, it will not magically measurably, much less noticeably, increase horsepower.

    I only played around with it because I got it cheap and wanted to see if I could use it to adjust fuel delivery so the bike would perfect even with the O2 sensor disconnected (I did not have one mounted, since there wasn't enough space to mount one - the downsides of having a bike that is modified in almost every way imaginable).
    Did kinda sorta work, but not really.

    In other words, if - for whatever reason - you do have some issues with too rich or too lean a mixture in a certain RPM range, you can use this to counteract,
    but setup can be somewhat tedious and your G650X won't turn into a sports bike all of the sudden.
  11. ADVEarth

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    Hello my dear XCountry brothers!
    I need some help here....

    I'm trying to take out my left engine cover to service my water pump.

    After a lot of work on the swingarm and all the screws of the left sub-chassis it won't come out! Since the square tube for the rear footrest it still connected...

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    I wonder how to take the sub-chassis frame out and if anyone have done this job in the past? It won't go down/up/left or right!

    Thank you for any advise on this problem!
  12. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    You don't have all of the fasteners or necessary parts removed yet to get the cover off. Google it here on ADV and you'll find a tutorial on it.

    You still need to remove the following:
    Rear Subframe
    Swing arm
    lower shock bolt
    Foot peg
    Lower frame casting

    Have fun!
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  13. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Lots of work.
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  14. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Well, I'm tempted but mine runs so good with the BoosterPlug that I think I'll leave it alone.
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  15. leafman60

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    Cyclops LED update.

    I've been running a Cyclops H-4 LED conversion in my headlight for several months now after using an HID system.

    I had gone to HID years ago but always had the fault code issue looming when the bike was started before the diagnostic sequence was finished.

    The LED is working great. I don't think it puts out as much light as the HID but there is no radio interference that causes the fault code.

    Along with my two aux LED driving lamps, I have plenty of road illumination.
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  16. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    It could be normal that the system check for presence of current drawn by the head light for safety. If the level detected is too low, which is the case with low concumption LED light, then it showes a fault code.
    Just a guess...
  17. leafman60

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    No no, the problem is with the HID system, not the LED.

    When the HID igniter strikes to activate the bulb it can cause interference with the electronics of the 650. If you properly wait for the diagnostics to run your chances of a fault are lessened. I also rewired mine so the headlamp doesn't even come on until the bike is running.

    The X bikes do not have Can Bus to detect and fault low voltage draws on bulbs.

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  18. Bli55

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    Stupid question but just in case...you did remove the 3 bolts from the "inside", where the oil tank is?

    As for the subframe, don't need to remove it fully, but DO need to tilt it up by removing the other side lower bolt, (and maybe, can't remember) slacken both the top bolts.
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    Thermostat.

    With the recent discussion. Could a faulty thermostat somehow worsen the "leaking coolant through weep hole even after water pump rebuild" condition? It seems to not be possible since on a cold engine the coolant flow is through the small loop anyways....and if the thermostat were to be always blocked in closed position, bike would overheat always? Mine doesn't, in fact, lots of heat coming off the radiator as normal.

    Thanks!
  20. ADVEarth

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    Thank's for your reply!
    Yes I removed those 3 screws near the oil tank.

    Just last night I was on Ebay looking for a service manual (leafman60 recommended that to me a while ago Thank's my friend ), and found this photo:

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    Someone was selling a rear back subframe an it hit me!
    To loose a little the upper screws that go under the seat.....
    And it work perfect the lower piece of the chassis came out and now I have the left engine cover totally expose to work on it....

    It's insane to take so much of the Country just to get the engine cover removed!
    This just prove that the guys who design the bike never get to use or repair it!!