X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Mojo

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    Yeah but definately worth the Trip mate! Let me know when you have some points and a few weeks to spare!! :lol3
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  2. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Mojo

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    WooHoo!! My office called and my TT stuff including the tank has arrived... I should also get my SW Motech rack tomorrow and hopefully the exhaust from Germany :clap:clap:clap
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  3. Steady

    Steady Flogster

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    Only downside I can see is that it would appear from the photo that the starter motor is unprotected.
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  4. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    Unprotected from what?
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  5. bruceride

    bruceride City Boy

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    Yes, I have one on my bike, and you could definately use it for a grab rail. Big enough and strong enough. Although, I think the BMW rack would be more comfortable to hold...
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  6. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Mojo

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    Hey if anyone else is interested in new rims for their GX, now is the time to act! Woody has just made some amazing "Light as a feather, custom trick alu, wheel hubs" for the HP2 and I am begging him to make some for the GX... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5807896#post5807896

    At the moment if you want Excel rims you are stuck with the BMW hub which weighs TOO MUCH!

    Max Kool! Weren't you thinking of new wheels for the GX?
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  7. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    I sure want a set of them, but I realise ordering a set of wheels at Haan Wheels here in Holland would be cheaper.

    BTW, I personally don't care much for the weight of the hubs. So far they have proven to be strong enough (from the shape and finish they seem to come from the same factory as the Aprilia and Husky hubs).
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  8. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Is anyone going to install any of the frame sliders available from www.bmwbikebits.com? :ear They also have sliders for the forks and swingarm..

    Steve, let's see the wheels Woody built for you when you mount them :thumb
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  9. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    That stuff is pricey. :eek1
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  10. GB

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    Everything in the UK is pricey, there's gotta be a source for these over here. Maybe if there's enough interest for US/CAD riders, we could organize a group buy.

    Any interest?

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  11. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    Me!
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  12. shardzero

    shardzero I have a bike.....

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    I wish someone would release a hard date for the tank I am getting very impatient!!!!!

    SteveREd I want lots of pictures please. You can complete the first kit and install guide for us unfortunates that don't have contacts.
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  13. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Gadget Boy, you should be glad you know me.
    Those sliders are made by R & G racing, the same people that make the Tail Tidy.
    R & G's Canadian Distributer is........found on page 1!

    Canadian supplier: TOPENDZ.COM
    Phone: 416.450.3634
    The guys name is Simon Evans....good guy!

    R&G's web site is: http://www.rg-racing.com/<!-- / message -->
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  14. KRAUTER

    KRAUTER Riding the forest

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    Hey folks!
    I don't own a G650XC but I know, that a lot of people wanted some more pic's/info.
    Well, I went to the IMS show in Seattle and TT had the tank on display.
    According to TT, the tank will hold 16 liters; cost around $800.00 to $900.00 here in the US and will be available within the next two months.

    What I noticed: It is of white color but you can look through it to check the fuel level.
    It is equipped with two petcock's at the lowest possible point(check attached pic's) and will be conected to the main tank.

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    Hope that helps.

    Krauter
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  15. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    Intrested:clap :deal
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  16. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Mojo

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    Ye i have the tank but am waiting for the LeoVince which I ordered weeks ago to arrive so I can set aside a whole day for all my farkling :wink: I can send you some pics of the tank OFF the bike :lol3
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  17. shardzero

    shardzero I have a bike.....

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    Hey Krauter, what exhaust was on that G650X, any pictures of the end-can??
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  18. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Is it just me or do the bottom sides of the tank look awfully unsupported laterally and the petcocks look awfully exposed?

    :dunno
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  19. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    The petcocks are on the inside, out of harm's way. And besides, they have to be somewhere, don't they? And below the radiator you see the TT radiator brace, which will work as a lateral support for the tank as well.

    It don't see anything awfull.
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  20. GB

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    I had the big ass IMS tank on my KLR. I never mounted the front bracing which allowed the tank to flex somewhat on contact. If I had the front of the tank braced against the radiator frame, it would have damaged it. Several off road biffs later, no damage at all.

    Looking forward to SteveRed's pictorial of the tank off and on the bike and how it will be plumbed to the main tank. Take lots of pics!! :thumb
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