X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    Like I said, if the steering lock gets in the way, I'll gladly grind it off.

    Keep me posted, I hope I can abuse you as my mailman when the next few roll off the lathe.
  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Thanks for the confirmation.. I suppose you didn't take pics of the XMoto seat on the XC?? I am going to order the low seat for the Xmoto and put it on my XC when I'm off roading. I'm not sure how the gray part of the seat will look on the XC.. I was hoping the seat was all black..
  3. Ian640

    Ian640 Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    Planning on fitting the BMW 12V axiliary socket. I understand the loose wire for this is 'under the seat' but can't find it. Can anyone describe where or post a picture of the wire?

    Thanks in advance.
  4. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Leave it on the bike if the fit is good; you`ve got your answer! :wink:
  5. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I knew you would like it:lol3 It was $100, which is very reasonable I think.
  6. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    :thumb
  7. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Any chance you can get a discount on a Scott damper from these guys?

    You have Paypal, can sleep when dead & ESP, apparently! :lol3
  8. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    Take the seat off, & look just forward and to the left of the shock. There is a wrapped two wire conductor and small plug coming off the wiring harness. Some of these have the polarity reversed, so the pins on the inside of the plug have to be lifted and slid out and put in the correct spot.
  9. toofast4uu

    toofast4uu adventurer

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    1) My bike is stamped July 07. I purchased mine 10/07.

    I doubt they changed the setup. Give it some time, and you'll likely see the wear. It took mine a good 1200 miles to show up. When I picked my bike up, I had a 600 mile ride to do, so I took a piece of gorrilla tape and covered up the raised writing on the flap. This worked well for long time..when I finally got around to the mod, you could see the clean shiny spot that was rubbing, no damage, but definitely rubbbing.

    2) In regard to the Scotts Mount..That "Protect" looks great! I just ordered a weld on mount, but I'm going to wait and see if they come out with a bolt on...Welding the frame turns into a hassle, have to remove the airbox, then repaint...

    3) I'm starting to read about guys swapping out their fork fluids. Do you have a manual that details this procedure? How did you know what quantity to refill? I guess the shop manuals are available now? This is my next Mod..
  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Ok Folks, I brewed a pot of coffee and headed out to the shed tonight. I couldn't wait until morning:lol3


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    The clamp was from my 2000 640 ADV and its a bit tight, but still fit around the steering tube. I used a flat blade screw driver to pry the clamp open a bit. As you can see, the tube that the bolt from the steering lock slides into is in the way. Looks like I can grind away most of the weld on top and a bit of tube to make it fit. Otherwise, its a go!

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    Another view of the clamp on post. It clears the "Faux" panel with ease.

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    I took the triple clamp right off to mount the clamp and mess with the clearances wihout all the junk in the way. Looks pretty sweet:evil
    I like this undermount much better than a lot I've seen over the years. You don't need the hands of a 14 year old to adjust on the fly and since my glove size is XXL, its a plus for me:deal

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    Ahh..... the side view.... sweet still.... uh oh...... The little cap screw head sticks out just a bit to much for the short stepped arm and the clamp on post. A bit more grinding or another type of bolt will solve the problem.
    Since its late, I didnt bother.

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    Here is a front view. The bolts lined up and the center of the damper shaft is centered on the steering tube shaft ( or whatever the f&*% you call it).
    I guess I can measure, so I'll call Pete in the morning to let him know the damper worked. I did make a mistake on the bolt length, but its the same as the TE610, so no problem. I would personally grind the entire lock mechanism off and hit the spot with some touch up paint, but thats me.

    The Bar height is very much improved for a long armed monkey like me with the Pastrana bars, but for the average guy, I bet the stock bars with this setup will be great.



    Who loves you ya bastards:lol3

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  11. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    OK OK.. So when can we expect to get our hands on these??? :D I'm ready when Pete is!!! :ear
  12. Metteke

    Metteke Beemer beat in me

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    great job! Really looks good, and price is fair if you ask me... Max, will we ship two to the eu? :freakyLove the combination with the pastrana's...Something more I'll have to order.:D BTW: What is the correct bolt length? I see that there is a nut on the bolts, do you need it? Or does the part has internal thread (as I'll expect, but then it must be possible to use the original bolts)??

    Auch, bikee is getting more expensive by the minute, ICO Rally VRL has arrived.:lol3
    For those interested: £ 233 including shipping to Belgium. Top guys at demonmx in uk!:clap
  13. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Looks like there`s enough clearance to keep the outer end of the tube intact by grinding down the weld & the tube just enough to clear the thickness of the tower clamp; is this the case without having to grind the tip of the locking bolt itself?



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    If it`s about the bolt in the red circle,
    Wouldn`t it be simpler to add a couple of spacer washers to raise the mount assembly? (I`m not a big fan of grinded down bolts)
  14. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Howbout a pic of this ''ICO Rally VRL'' whatever it is thinggie?

    My bank manager, as well as I, would like to know why I`m applying for a second mortgage on the house! :lol3
  15. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Nope, wrong bolt. You circled the cap on the right fork leg:lol3 Move the circle almost straight down and to the right a bit. Its the Cap screw on the vertical plane that clamps the steering bolt (not sure what else to call it).

    When you turn the bars, it rubs on the bolt on post mount.
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I fired up Photoshop......

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    :lol3
  17. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Howbout ''Excentric'' spacer washers, then? :augie

    Btw,
    How the heck did the right leg fork cap wind up underneath the mount assembly? :lol3
  18. steveboyo

    steveboyo Adventurer

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    Fitted one this morning!
    Under the seat near the fuse box, along side the ECU, tucked in beside the loom is a short bit of cable with a socket on the end. This has to be re-routed below the ECU unit to the socket mounting position. Just plug it in and hey presto. Tested the polarity with a meter as | understand some early XCs has the wrong polarity on the socket (should be - centre pin positve)- all ok. Also fitted a 14t front sprocket.
    Rgds Steve
  19. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    Can you take a pic of the plug under the seat that you connect too????

    That would be very helpful.

    Thanks

    J
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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