X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. magno

    magno Adventurer

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    Saw this neat little oil cooler on an old R850R outside my house yesterday.

    Nice neat cooler that looks easy to mount on a approx 10mm bar.

    Should be easy to mount on the X bikes if required.

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  2. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    So I invested in a new GPS and got Zumotarded with a 665, just in time for the new Montana to come out. The problem being that the OEM motorcycle mount being rather flimsy for the riding I do, I shelled out for the TT mount. RAM mounting it on the bars just puts it in the way and I hit it too much when riding the whoops and climbing hills, so a better solution was needed.

    Introducing my new rally bracket:

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    To be tested this weekend. But it still looks like I need to come up with some better fasteners on the Lynx fairing.
  3. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Looks good! You have the Buckin' roll on the TT? Been thinking of getting that...how do you like it?
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The Buckin' Roll works great! My backpack is now pretty much empty when I ride now, plus thigs ae much more accessible when I stop.
  5. plumber mike

    plumber mike Highdive Deepened

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    i think i have one. i'll double check and pm you.
  6. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    Could you please post a picture with a better view of the Buckin' Roll on the bike?
  7. Old crawler

    Old crawler n00b

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    While recharging a very depleted battery I noticed the lights flashing on my instrument module. The ignition switch was off and the key removed. I suspect these are trouble shooting codes but cannot find any reference in the BMW shop manual. Anyone have any info on this?
  8. FinnDuro

    FinnDuro Winter wonderlanding

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    They could just be the normal iginition on type of light / code sequence that the bike runs through once, when it finally receives some juice from the charged battery. The trouble shooting code may have just been the wheel circumference information that flashes once every startup. This kind of initialization sequence happens also if you disconnect the battery, and then hook it back on - or remove and re-insert the main fuse. If your bike's trip meters and clock were reset to zero at the same time, this would sound pretty normal behaviour & would not worry much about it, if this only happened once, and since then everything seems normal.
  9. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    I just installed a Michelin Desert tire on the rear of my XChallenge. I have run D 606 and MT21,s with no problems. I am now experiencing a strange weave on my bike. It wants to follow every little groove in the road.
    Is this a common trait of the Desert Tire or do I need to look farther? Maybe wheel bearing or something? The steering head bearings seem fine.

    Thanks for the help.
  10. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    Big rear luggage rack, the "large" TT one is too damn small. I'll order one today if he comes up with a decent design.
  11. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    2 years on.....

    the fabricator had problems getting insurance to supply parts and nothing much came of it.

    I remember someone did make a larger plate for thr TT rack and might even have offered them for sale. Other than that it would be Hepco and Becker.
  12. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Yeah, that was me. Had the Vendors thread posted up for about 3 months. Got zero interest other than from guys saying "Hey, if you can modify it to fit my [KTM, XR, GS, etc--fill in the blank] then I want one!"

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  13. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Drone, you got any of them plates laying around, I would buy one. Honestly, I never look in vendors.

    PM sent.
  14. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    No, that was two years ago. Mine is a one-off. Got no interest from the Vendors thread so I deep-sixed the project. If anybody wants the shop drawings to get it made locally, just PM me your e-mail address.
  15. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    I got the plans from Drone and am trying to send them to BoxerMetal (does metal fab, in the vendor section) for a quote. If I can get one made in the US by the end of the year I might do that, otherwise I'll probably have one made here in Moscow. I will let you know what I hear back from BoxerMetal.
  16. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    hey i could have the guy that recently made the hard parts do it.

    he has very quick turn around. every job is done in 7-10 days. when i was calling around for prices he had the best. plus he is a really nice guys, and rides motorcycles too!!
  17. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    Sounds good, could you PM me with his e-mail?
  18. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    sure thing
  19. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    I've received one quote for the luggage rack: $74 for 3/16 alum, + $20 for powder coating. He says if we order seven he can cut the price by almost half. Still waiting for one other quote. I am going to order one, if anyone is interested send me a PM by Monday, October 3.
  20. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Lots of questions on how much different the lithium batteries are in size compared to the OEM batteries. Here's a pic:

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    Sorry about the silty photo. The Nevada silt gets on everything and doesn't go away.

    The OEM battery fills the battery compartment COMPLETELY.

    Here's the wiring that goes in with the battery:

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    Here's the extra set of leads from the battery that I had made just in case I would need a jump or someone needs a jump;

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