X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

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

  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Top end cruising suffered a bit, but I could still do gravel road speed bursts up to 86 mph(gps). For the nasty rocky stuff here in New England, I would rev out in second, but not be able to have enough forward speed for third.
    Now I can haul in third and lug in second. 1st is a good approach gear now.

    Did the 380 mile ass burner yesterday and the gearing worked well, but it was just a bit peaky on the tarmac. Speed limit in Vermont is 50mph, but I usually ride at 65... the simple solution is to ride the speed limit, but thats no fun:lol3 I think for extended tarmac travel with moderate trails, a 15/49 might be the best compromise. I'll try and throw the 15t cs on this week and give her a go.

    I was climbing a nasty,rocky,loamy section and field modified my shift lever:eek1 It lasted about 4 miles until a log snagged it in a mud hole.
    I said screw it and rode the final 220 miles shifting with the nub:rofl

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  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Here is a clip of my X with the Stock muffler cored. Should give you a decent idea of what it sounds like under load. It certainly gave me better throttle response and better revving.......

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  3. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Mojo

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    Hey Crank... That's a pretty good "make-shifter' :lol3 GET IT!?


    Oh don't worry.......... :puke1
  4. TymeRider

    TymeRider Been here awhile

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    I had a pair of 2008 KTM Fork Protectors (P/N: 7800109400030) laying around the garage and noticed that they fit the stock X-Challenge forks perfectly. They offer a bit more protection since they wrap completely around the slider, and the brake and ABS sensor lines are mounted in front (versus on the side on the stock units) so that the lines are less likely to get snagged.

    They now make a new version that snaps around the fork slider so that you don't have to remove the forks from the triple clamp to install them. Here is a link to the description of the snap-on version.

    Here are a couple pics of the KTM fork protectors (older non-snapon version) installed on my X.
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    Don't forget to bend the upper wire cable guide in toward the center so that the cables don't bind at full fork compression:
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  5. Storm

    Storm Currently Between Crashes

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  6. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Mojo

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    :clap:clap:clap Well done. I always say... If you don't crash, you ain't trying hard enough! :lol3
  7. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    After 105 pages of this thread, I am burry of vision. Not including the couple gazillion other pages on the other threads!! I looked but could not find.

    As I am expecting my new hard parts from Kutch today or tomorrow, I figured it was the right time to put the Pivot Pegz on. That being said, is it the HP2 pegs that fit our X? I appreciate your help on this one. Once I know which ones to get, I'm off to the dealer to pick them up.


    I'll do a phot essay so it can be included in the appropriate reference thread by GB.
  8. smithy1

    smithy1 rally bike slut

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    This should answer your question (post 837)

  9. Storm

    Storm Currently Between Crashes

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  10. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Thank you!! HP2 pegs it is!!!:thumb:thumb
  11. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    Tracking says it should be on your coast...!
  12. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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  13. Metteke

    Metteke Beemer beat in me

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    Has someone tried the Touratech carbon fibre alternator and clutch covers?:ear

    I have some really nasty dents and scratches on my alternator cover. I think due to transport in Poland, where we had several bikes lined up, and maybe a bikes peg has touched and scrached. Quit a bit of aluminium is gone... The cover itself is 170euro, the carbon TT part is 55 euros...
    It is partially cosmetic for me as well, but the main purpose is really to prevent damage and leaks...
  14. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    So is there any word on the new filter?
  15. Cail

    Cail Been here awhile

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    I'm pretty sure it's 36. If you are using other than stock wheels, you have to have someone drive the hubs for larger spokes. BMW used a non-standard spoke size. So you have to have the hub drilled for larger, normal offroad, spokes. Woody's can do it. See the above mentioned thread.
  16. Cail

    Cail Been here awhile

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    Has anyone used the Scott's stabilizer mount made by Scott's? I ordered it because I wasn't 100% sure the Protec would work. 2 questions:
    1) Is the Protec, I think it's the KTM 640 kit you all are using, a direct bolt on, or is there modification to the Protech parts? If it's a direct fit, I'm going that route.

    2) For those that have used the Scott's kit: It sure seems like the post and pin are a little short. They say you have to have a min. of 20mm from the bottom of the pin to the plastic pin collar. I'm right there are the pin barely fits into the link arm. They say it is supposed to be centered. I moved just bought the mount kit, as I have a Scott's on my YZ. Scott's didn't send me a different link arm. Did your guy's kits come with new link arms.

    I just want to make sure I have every thing right before I Tig weld this post in place.
  17. Cail

    Cail Been here awhile

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    I have size 14 feet and the shifter was always a little too close. I didn't like the whole idea of a bolt together shifter and Fastway doesn't have a listing for footpegs for the X. So after spending 2 hours trying to get this Scott's post lined up and welded on, still did tack it in place as I think it's just not right, I started working on other things. I had just received some Moose pegs for my YZ and after taking the Fastway pegs off of it (I ran them in the low position and they were just too low with my big clodhoppers, kept basing rocks with my feet), they bolted right onto the BMW. I did have to adjust them a little with the set bolt and washers and I had to use the YZ springs. But they did bolt right on. The bars are off the bike so I could ride test it, but sitting on the bike in the garage they seem to have more room between the shifter and footpeg. They are mounted in the lowboy position.
  18. Cail

    Cail Been here awhile

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    Alright, one last tid bit for tonight (kick me off if this has been said before, but 105+ pages is a long read).

    For you guys like me with big feet try these shifters:

    http://www.hammerheaddesignsinc.com/order-yamaha-yz250.html

    They have numerous extended lengths. I just ordered the +15mm one. When I get it I'll report on fit and feel.
  19. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    I live close to Scott's. I brought my X down and they got out the calipers and rulers. I wanted a clamp on post and below the bar mount...but they said there was not enough volume to fabricate one. I didn't want a weld on post with this frame.

    Scott's is a cool little shop and I try to support them and buy a lot of stuff there...but I'm getting an Emig stabilizer/triple clamp.

    Uhhh...sorry. Guess I didn't help at all with your question...:lol2 If you have any more mounting problems let me know and I can swing by there with my bike so they can take more measurements. Maybe the post they sent is too short?
  20. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    HP2 model Pivot Pegz are bolt on.

    Also, I was just cruising the Touratech site and see that they have added this shift lever for the X - LINKY