X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Redbull Addict, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    In honor of Gadget Boy, who volunteers his time to this site and wants pictures of X-Challenge farkles...

    Please add yours...

    Touratech rear bag 11 liter, expandable to 19.5(?)
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    Touratech Chain guard
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    Touratech bashplate (large)
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    Spray on sound deadening (rubber)
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  2. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Little doohickey
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    GPS mount (Touratech)
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    Large tail bag mount
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    Powersource (not sure this qualifies)
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    Carbon fiber cover
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    Rear disk protector
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  3. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    GPS Mount
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    socks...
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    another cover
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  4. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Looks great!! Thanks for showing us... It looks like you cleaned out Touratech's X-C catalog!! :lol2

    Is the chain guide really necessary? :ear
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  6. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    The chain guide is not really necessary if you keep the chain at the right tension.

    I tend to keep it on the loose side (always better than to have it too tight) and for peace of mind fitted the chainguide.
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  7. FlyingFinn

    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    Is Touratech a public company? I want to buy some of their share.
    Revenue and profit should be pretty good nowdays :D

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  8. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    I'm the reason Touratech USA is out of stock on everything.
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  9. GB

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    Nah, :nah, Touratech is German for "backordered" :lol3
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  10. El Diablo

    El Diablo Mama I'm goi'n fast!

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    Damn...so when are you selling the bike?:evil
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  11. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Looking to make a 50cent on the dollar investment?? :D
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  12. CBejbl

    CBejbl Long timer

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  13. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    I have twice ordered a Touratech catalogue and the bastards haven't sent me one, yet.

    Tail tidy.
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  14. GB

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    Those TT bags and tank bags look great, are they water proof? :ear

    Keep those X-Challenge farkles pics coming.. :lurk

    RobbieO: Touratech USA will not mail the catalog to Canada, it costs way too much, you have to get in touch with the useless Touratech Canadian rep in Calgary who stocks NOTHING but is the TT rep in Canada :rolleyes

    Tell us about the tail tidy.. did you cut the stock unit and relocate the lights?
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  15. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    GB, I was able to use the stock tail lights and plate light without cutting into the stock wiring harness.
    I had to drill out the hole for the plate light and drill two smaller holes for their mounting bolts. None of it was tough.
    I didn't want to go with the supplies LED lights and the resistors that come with the kit. I have this thing about cutting into wiring harness's.
    The whole job took about 1/2 hour start to finish.
    I bought it from a Canadian supplier for $115 (including sticker) and have the unopened LEDs if anyone is interested.
    Canadian supplier:TOPENDZ.COM
    Phone: 416.450.3634
    part # LP0049BK
    The guys name is Simon Evans....good guy!
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  16. Steady

    Steady Flogster

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    Posted before but no thread index so can get lost in the XC threadfest.

    1. Loose the snorkel box cover.

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    opens up a larger aperture as seen here.

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    2. Toss this rubbish out.

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    And stick one of these in instead, available in the States from BMW Atlanta, outside of the States from Unifilter in Oz.

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    3. No place to grab onto the back end of the bike, get a set of handles from bm that fit the xcountry, or make your own like these.

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    4. It never ends, ditch the stock tyres and get Dunlop D606 on the back and a Maxxis Maxcross IT for the front, I hear good things about the Bridgestone tyres as well.

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    5. Stock bash plate is about as usefull as a handbrake on a canoe and offers no protection to the water pump and starter motor. As the local Touratech did not have stock, what a suprise, I got an alternative, excellent quality at $110.00 US.

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    6. For added daylight visibility I made one of these from perspex. $4.28.:clap

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    7. Remus rulz:deal

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    That will teach the neighbour to shut the yapping porch shitter dog up.

    The last pic also shows my pooratech tail piece mod, works like a bomb.
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  17. Steady

    Steady Flogster

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    Also meant to add the Acerbis Multi-Plo Rally bark busters, not sure why some guys cut the lever ends off, these fitted straight on. With hindsight I would have gone for the Cyra as the mounts are better and they are 1/2 the price, anyway that's life. The Acerbis woork well enough.

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    One thing worth pointing out is that while working on the bike I have noticed that the fasteners are dry as dust so I always put some copperease on the threads before re assembly. The threads are also showing signs of rust?:huh
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  18. GB

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    I like your engine guard, I suppose the maker is local, does he have a website? Wouldn't mind getting one over TT :ear

    Thanks for the farkles pictorial :thumb
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  19. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Steady,
    Great write up!
    When you pulled the airbox cover and installed the pipe, did the FI compensate for the changes?
    When I pulled my airbox cover, the bike sounded like it had an exhaust leak. Maybe it's the stock filter?
    Thanks,
    Rob
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  20. Steady

    Steady Flogster

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    Gadget Boy I'll get that link for you Friday AM my time and PM you. RobbieO I think that you may be hearing the bike breathing a sigh of relief at the extra air intake, it does make more noise in the air box, but worth it. No problems with the extra air.

    The upside to the bash plate is that it comes std with a rubber pad and no holes underneath for dirt and muck, downside is that you need to take it off to get at the sump plug. I prefer it protected behind the plate myself.
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