X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Should have added that I am 5' 9-1/2" with a 31" inseam, have the Ohlins rear shock (former owner put it on) and HyperPro Progressive springs in the front.

    I don't think the seat is some how going to get lower to the point it fits me as well as I had hoped but can give the foam time to brake in and maybe I will get more comfort with some time.
  2. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    That's a pretty short to do list on yours. Did you get that TKC mounted? I like mine on the front, although I'm starting to notice a bit of cupping. I had a T63 on the rear, but I was only riding street and it was pretty loud, so I swapped back to the Sahara before I totally burned through it.
  3. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    The problem is the Ohlins. Not that it isn't a great shock, but it actually increases the seat height from stock. One of the ADV'ers near me just bought a used X with an Ohlins and I had a chance to ride it. Holy smokes was it tall! I'm only 5'8", but managed just fine with the stock setup. But with that Ohlins I couldn't even get tip toes down. He actually just ordered a lowered Hyperpro.

    So you sell it Royal Tiger and then buy a Hyperpro:lol3. Or, if you have a suspension shop nearby, maybe they can shorten it.
  4. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Yes. I put the TKC80's on my KLR650 and really liked them. They feel pretty good on the XC so far. If I could ever afford the Excel rims from Touratech ($1800+) I'd go with Pirelli Scorpion MT90's (70 on/30 off) on the stock rims and Pirelli MT21's (10/90) on the Excel's.
  5. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    After you trash your OEM wheels, have them rebuilt at Woody's Wheelworks. You can do both wheels with super spokes for less than what TT charges for one rim.

    I don't see why you guys are so worried about putting 2 feet on the ground. If you keep moving, you don't need to put your feet down......
  6. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I fall a lot and still prefer to have more ground clearance than touching with both feet. I'm always standing while offroad which is actually the only time I fall. I have to get of the bike to park it and don't see it as a problem and also not being able to touch has helped me to improve my balance :lol3
  7. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    +100 for Woody's. A Superlace rebuild on my existing hubs was just under $1000.00 and done in two days this time of year...
  8. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    The idea was to have two sets. I'd love to go with MT21's all the time but they aren't good on the street at all.
  9. Inniswhe

    Inniswhe Been here awhile

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    With lots of seat talk I thought I would post a few pics of my current diy seat build in progress. Will post some more as the seat gets finished and ready for a cover

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  10. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    I already have a small Wolfman Enduro Tankbag, but wanted something a bit larger for longer trips and one that specifically had an A4 Mapcase

    Only thing that seemed to fit the bill was a TT one

    They make 2 for the G650X series, one for the XCountry and the other for the XChallenge

    Both the same bags, just with a different rear fixing arrangment - velcro or 2 straps for the XChallenge

    One came up last week for a XCountry on Ebay and managed to get it for £40 (TT new price is £140:huh) and it was as new

    So all good, but wouldn't be able to use the XCountry rear fixing of Velcro

    So made some straps, from 20 mm black webbing, couple of plastic dog lead clips and 2 Male and Female Belt buckles each side, which is very similar to the Wolfman fixing system anyway

    All the webbing and clips are available on ebay for less than a fiver and got the local cobbler to stitch them up as needed

    Fitted it altogether this afternoon and all works spot:thumb

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    Pleased with it and a step closer to going away on it at Easter
  11. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    Try attaching the rear tankbag tie down straps under the seat and the bag will move less. Plus you are less likely to push the buckles with your knees and wear into the plastic trim panel. bring them out under the seat like
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  12. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Cheers

    Any better close-up pics?

    Also what seat is that?
  13. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    check page 315 of this thread for saddle info

    I don't tend to take pictures as I create mods... just loop the beggining of the strap around the front top rails of the subframe (instead of the lower sections of the frame which you are using). stick them out from under the seat, pull them forward (there is a lip on the saddle). Then connect them to the bag and snug everything up. As you say Easy Peasy - or Bob's yer Uncle.
  14. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Been on the seat for 7 days now and it is much better, however even with the great work on it and the brake in time its just to tall with the Ohlins shock.

    It was setup for a 5' 9-1/2" guy with a 31" inseam on a bike running stock rear shock. (I told him it had a Ohlins but I don't think he new that = taller that stock by a few)

    If anyone has been considering a Renazco let me know, I am now debating if I should let it go. Would be willing to consider a possible trade/cash for my G650X Challenge seat.
  15. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Thanks
    I'll go back out into the garage and use your info:clap
  16. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    Johnnyboxer (or is it Johnnybriefs?),

    I took a pic today fer ya

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  17. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Many thanks:D

    I'll try it as an alternative
  18. Caprilian

    Caprilian Adventurer

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    Take a hacksaw to the side stand- take off 5-7 cm and screw and epoxy a disc onto the end. This is especially necessary for a loaded bike and if you have a rear aux fuel tank setup- all these decrease the lean angle of the parked bike.
  19. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I assume you mean 5-7mm. The bike is only lowered one inch, if I took 2+ inches off the sidestand I think I'd have even bigger problems.
  20. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Wow! That's one tall dude :what:

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