X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. CalGSer

    CalGSer Robust Adventurer

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    Hey, I'm new to the X Challenge and interested in the recommended set of tools for the XC for travel. Don't want to over inventory, which I typically do, nor rely on the toy set that is included with the bike. I looked on the site but haven't come across a recommendation.
  2. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    well one thing that is necessary is a wrench for the axle nuts....goofy 26mm size.
    the rest of the stuff is pretty standard- allen keys, open/box end wrenches or sockets, tire levers, etc.
  3. Rev Kiecker

    Rev Kiecker Been here awhile

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    I stopped at Galfer USA today after placing my order at cyclebreaks.com (15% off if you mention ADV) for a new rotor. The 2010 Galfer catalog says DF663FLW fits the front and the 703 fits the rear. In 2011 they removed the listing for the rear rotor. I had heard from tbarstow the 703 bolt patten did not match our hubs. We confirmed this today. They measured my hub and rotor, cross referenced it to current parts, and it appears a new part will have to be made. I was told this would take around 3 months or so. While there they also measured up my lines and will cross reference those as well. I'll check back in a few months and will post up as I know more information.
  4. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    I'm glad there is one guy here that knows what the hell is going on. :lol3:lol3:lol3
  5. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    You think.
  6. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    How did I miss the constructive reply? Thanks!

    This one?

    http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/fandango-tank-bag
  7. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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  8. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Do you sell the giant loop stuff James?

    I was just comparing the tank bags, the small wolfman I have is a 6 Liter, the Giant Loop is a 10 Liter, and the big Wolfman is a 12L.

    I still need to get the pictures of my seat to you so we can work out how I can have a comfy seat, and my toes on the ground when I stop on the trail. I been thinking tall thoughts, but I am still at 5"10":rofl:rofl

    I think I see one of these in my future. Thanks for all the help guys.

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  9. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    PM incoming.
  10. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    No doubt the designer of the stock Xchallenge seat is a descendant of the designer of this device.

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    But seriously, I have a very nice Renazco seat that is well made, and comfy, but with my longer forks, and ohlins shock, my feet barely reach the ground. So I took my stock seat to a local upholstery guy, who did exactly what I asked, he scooped a bunch of foam out, and recovered it.

    I was left with a lower, uncomfortable seat.

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    Now I am trying to determine if I should get James to just start from scratch on my lower stock seat that is not very comfortable, or if I should send him my renazco seat to work on.

    Man, I don't know what to do. I emailed these pics and a bunch more to him and he will give me some good advice, no dobut, but I wanted to see what you all have to say too.

    Here are a couple pics, you can see the profile diff of the modified seat, and the comfy renazco seat. Believe it or not, the modified seat does not seem that much lower when I sit on the two in the shop. But it is slightly lower.

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    The camera was on a tripod and not moved.










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  11. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    I need to clarify something as this post seems confusing. Since the stock seat is made of hard foam, and the Renazco seat is a nicer foam, the renazco seat gives a little more than the stock seat, however, with the renazco my toes barely touch the ground, but with my OEM modifed seat, I can get the balls of my feet onto the ground nicely. This is on a flat garage floor, on the trail is a different story. I guess my point is on my bike that inch or so in front of where I sit makes a big difference.
  12. Gas Can

    Gas Can Gas Can

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    I love my Renazco. Its a tall bike to begin with and If you raised the forks, you made a compromise on comfort.
  13. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Renazco for sale in the Flea Market.

    I am working with James on fixing up my other seat and need the cash.
  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Don't you just love how clean black bikes look for about a minute after they were washed?:lol3

    Hello Rob.:1drink
  15. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Yeah, until they dry, then all the scratches show up. :rofl

    What are you doing wasting time on here, don't that berg need an oil change and valve adjustment?:lol3
  16. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Hell no, I just trade in and get a new one before that happens.:lol3
  17. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    I chose to have Rich Mayer do my seat, I am very satisfied!!!!
  18. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    post up some pics please. :ear
  19. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    here is one showing the side view

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  20. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    and a top view comparison

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