X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Does any one want to trade my small touratech rack for your extra skid plate (factory or otherwise). I can add cash if needed to make up the difference. Shoot me a PM if you've got an extra bash plate you don't need.
  2. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Found a bash plate, thanks
  3. khpossum

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    I worked on some other bike projects but got back to the tank 2 weeks ago. I got the siphon to work eventually, but I had to seal the keyhole of the gas cap. It seems air was leaking in there an breaking the syphon. At times there is also a small gas weep around the gas cap, indicating my gas tank stays full and therefore siphoning. It looks like I may need a new gas cap, but BMW wants nearly a $100 for one, Anybody found an alternate replacement. I don't care if it is locking or not.

    KP
  4. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    Touratech sell a replacement but it is no cheaper.

    You can take the cap apart: Put it upside down on a bench, push the inner piece down against the spring and slide out the retaining pin. This will release the lock barrel. You can then replace the O ring that seals the barrel.

    The weep around the gas cap will also cause a problem. You need to source a small piece of 2mm thick Viton rubber sheet. I googled it, found a supplier and emailed them, they were able to send me an offcut. Taking measurements from the original seal I drew 2 circles with a pair of compasses and cut it out with a Stanley knife. The supplier I used wont be much good as I'm in the UK.

    Good luck
  5. khpossum

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    I saw that Touratech cap, but, maybe it is just me, that $160 seemed just a tad outrageous. I had the barrel apart, but did not notice the oring. I will do that again and get a replacement o-ring. I will see if I can hunt down some viton sheeting. Thanks!!

    Update: found that sneaky little oring and got a new one. Also ordered some viton sheet. Since we live in the great country with its super high tech measurement system I could not find a metric thickness except in a huge quantity / price. But I did find a 6" x 6" x 3/32" sheet, just a bit thicker at 2.38 mm, but that may make the seal a little tighter.

    I did find out the syphoning / sealing had worked reasonably well. When I took the gas cap off a lot of gasoline came out, it was filled well above the fill level. Good deal!
  6. khpossum

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    Probably just a dumb question, is the xmoto seat interchangeable with an xchallenge seat?
  7. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    It is... When I bought mine, it had the XMoto seat installed... Same pan, different color cover...
  8. WHALENTJ

    WHALENTJ Been here awhile

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    Anyone use one?
  9. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    National Deflector DX, removable. Works great for the highway.
  10. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Look what I received this morning :clap:D

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  11. an13

    an13 Adventurer

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    Replace Touratech 20mm riser bolts with stainless steel "hardware/bolt store" ones, they tend to rust and bend very easily.
  12. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip!
  13. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Nice!

    Como hiciste para importar todo eso? Hasta donde yo sabia es un quilombo pasar cosas for aduana ...

  14. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    Any details you could share?
    What material?
    Where did you find the fuel cap and weld in nipple for it?
    Dim's?

    Thank you.
    Sean


  15. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    No seras oficial de Aduana o de AFIP no?? :rofl

    Trabajo para una compañía que representa acá en Arg a una empresa americana con headquarters en Houston.

    Básicamente compro en TT USA, me lo hago enviar a Houston y cuando voy para allá o viene alguien para acá entra en equipaje de mano, que podes entrar hasta USD 300 legalmente.

    En este caso, me encontre en Peru con una persona que venia de USA, me lo entrego y yo lo pase.

    Con las cosas voluminosas es mas complicado.. pero tampoco es imposible, sabes como es el tema aca.. jejej


    lo mismo hice con esto::d


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  16. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    bueno es legal asi que no importa si aduana ve esto je. Si, se como es :cry por eso preguntaba ... aca es mas simple

  17. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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  18. khpossum

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    I think I finally got the syphoning to the TT tank to work reliably. The vent flange was not sealing reliably enough despite a new gasket. Sometimes it sealed and sometimes it did not. I was hesitant to tighten the screws too much, since they go in the plastic of the tank. Well, it seems some of these screw holes were pretty much stripped. I added some black RTV to the gasket surface and now things finally seem to work fine. Anybody find some oversize screws of the same type to use?

    I added a clear fuel filter in the line to the XC tank. I can see if the syphon is working.

    Checklist:
    - TT tank (bought it used from Norway) works, riding range now acceptable
    - TT bash plate installed (bought it used from Norway)
    - Hotrod Welding rack installed
    - Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags bought and installed and used for my first weekend ride.
    - Horn replaced and it quit working, need to go back to Napa
    - Fan-On LED installed
    - Air shock replaced with Hyperpro
    - Hyperliights installed
    - Toolkit assembled
    - Small Seahorse box installed on rack for around town riding
    - SparkBright Voltage LED monitor installed, cheap way to check your charging system
    - Got my riding spare parts
    - Installed center stand (SW-Motech), not so easy to get it on the center - stand when the bike is loaded.
    - MRA windshield
    - Heated gear wiring installed

    Left to do:
    - Seat Concepts seat redo
    - I have been looking at a vaportech, anybody used it on an XC with std dashboard?
    - I need to install some other front fender. Last weekends ride with some mild mud crudded up parts of the radiator quickly.

    The bike is just about ready for some long trips this summer and for another big one next summer, still working on my 2014 options.

    KP
  19. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    received my TT tank today :D

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    90% installed, still got to route the fuel lines to the vent on the stock tank..

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    I think i'll add some vinyl graphics to the tank.. it looks too white.. I'm thinking something like this (sorry for my lack of pic editing skills)

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  20. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I recommend replacing the fuel line that comes with the tank with something better. I have only had my tank for about 12 mo this and am having to replace the line because of cracking already.

    Just my 2 cents.