X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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    Well I've had a slight issue with my BMW GX. Basically, long story short I ordered some switchgear from Highwaydirtbikes. Sadly I'm living in Cambodia and they went missing in the post to which they very decently refunded my money but cut off contact. I can hardly blame them for not wanting to deal with me again but it's a problem. It's a problem because I own several other bikes and have had to scavenge the switchgear. I have used a chinese kill-switch. Wow, just wow. It's wired backwards and the switches fell out in one day. So I got to to thinking and my dad is a retired engineer and he's building me a whole new set of switches. Let me give a rough description. On the left you have a maximum of 50mm width and on the right, about 30mm if you removed both pods. So we've come up with 25mm pods, I'll use two on one side and one on the other. Straight off, I'm changing the way my indicators work. I prefer the BMW push button so I'm using a hybrid of that and the Harley Davidson method, ie, click left to go left and push the same button again to cancel. Each pod has two switches, I'm sourcing a hazardproof IP67 switch, water and dustproof and I'm adding a custom top clamp for the remaining functions. So, my dad is planning to offer these for sale if they work out well enough. They'll fit any bikes with a 22mm bar, be turned by hand from solid billet aluminum and fitted with either push to make or latching switches in black, red or blue. They can be used to add switches or replace the horrible standard gear with something pretty. The clamps will have space for 3 more of the same type of switch, ideal for adding spotlights or interrupters. Here are some preliminary drawings, the prototypes should be fitted in about 4 weeks.
    Cheers. PM me if you're interested.

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  2. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    hello,

    just thought that i would pass this on.
    i bought these from ebay.
    the brake fits straight on, and the clutch needs some tweaking... but it will fit.
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  3. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    So what did you do to the clutch?

    I really like the set BS-Motoparts sells but they wont ship to the states or Canada.

    Sean
  4. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    the only reason i tried the adjustable levers was because, i (and the shop) just couldnt get more pressure for the brake lever. and now with the new adjustable brake lever, the feel is much better

    as for the clutch, the mounting hole, was longer then what was needed, so i had to trim it down, it also needed a shim (sleeve for the screw to go through) of something to stop the wearing on the mounting screw, same as the brass shim on the stock lever. and then it needed some re-shaping to fit into the housing.
    it wasnt difficult, just some patients, but the end result is well worth it....
  5. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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    I'm using a Honda CR250 clutch lever. I wanted adjustable because I've got a heavy duty clutch and because... well... it looked cool. I had to sand off a little metal, took about 10 minutes with wet'n'dry wrapped round a file. Perfect.
  6. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Sounds like xaman found a bash plate.. I have a small TT rack and a plastic skid/bash plate, I'd like to trade, plus some $$ for a different skid plate. I have the plastic one (I can't remember the mfg.) it's got a lot of scratches in it..:deal
    I'd like to find a substantial metal skid/bash plate instead.. :ear. (I'll also throw in the factory skid plate that rides inside my plastic one.)

    Jeff
  7. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Look what I've just picked up :evil

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  8. khpossum

    khpossum poster

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    As mentioned in an earlier post I got my Touratech siphoning to work. I also installed a filter in the line that takes the fuel to the factory tank. That is working fine as well. It did get me curious though, where is the factory fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator. It does not have what my Dakar had, an external integral fuel filter/regulator. So, I assume it is al built in the fuel tank, but I do not see anything on a part fiche. So where are these things?

    Just curious,

    KP
  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Work on your Google skills and look harder at the parts fiche. It is the top flange in the gas tank. Filter is part of the pump system.
  10. khpossum

    khpossum poster

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    I must be lacking reading skills, not necessarily Google skills. It must be my old eyes, I do not see anything called "regulator", "pressure regulator" or "filter" or anything like it in the parts fiche. I do see a strainer, but a strainer does not equate fuel filter. All fuel pumps I have seen have a strainer at the fuel pump inlet and a separate fuel filter. If it is part of the pump assy then only that answer really would have sufficed. ..........

    kp

    Edit: deleted all my sarcastic comments.
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Using Google to search ADV will tell you the following:

    There is a filter, but that BMW only sells the whole fuel flange assembly.

    There is a list of non-BMW parts on ADV that lists the fuel filter.

    posting from the phone, so I try to keep my answers short, not trying to be an ass.
  12. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Added link in above line. I just found this recently so had recorded it on my Links page (see my sig).
  13. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    I just received this pics from the guy at the graphic shop (I'm working 2k km away at the moment), cant wait to get home and put it on..:D
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  14. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Now don't throw a fit when your graphics bubble and peel off from the gas vapors that will permeate through the walls of the tank. This permeability of the tank is normal.
  15. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Yes, they look great, but I imagine they will last a very short time.
  16. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    yes.. I've read about graphics peeling off on plastic tanks..

    the guy told me that they use some kind of sealer in the areas that they put the vinyl on..

    I noticed that both Pavey's, Faber's and the TT bike had graphics on the tank.. maybe they replaced them quite often??

    anyway, I guessed I'll give it a try, lets see how long it lasts..
  17. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    Did you have any issues with the new lever not making contact with the clutch switch?
    What did you go with for a bushing in the hole?

    Sean


  18. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    i have had zero problems from the levers. they have been absolutely brilliant, best 30 bucks i have ever spent.
    originally, i picked up a scrap brass pipe to use, but ended up making a nylon sleeve (will report back if it wasnt the best material to use)

    the brake lever was (as i remember) darn near exact, in that i required no modifications.
    the clutch, needed sculpting, shaping, and patients to make it fit, but it wasnt that hard, (seemed obvious to me) just use the original lever to find the shape, and also remove the housing that it will seat into, to ensure that it fits the way that you want it to...
  19. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I ordered a set as well and the brake lever was a perfect match! I will spend some time on the clutch lever later as I don't have time to modify it right now. However it doesn't have the right shape to push the switch I have a few thoughts on getting that to work.
  20. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    couple of pics with the new graphics on the tt tank, 4 days with the vinyl on the plastic tank.. so far no bubbles.

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