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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GB, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Thanks. I will see what the reality of availability is when I try to pay! :-)

    Just did it and it looks like a bit of a wait......we'll see
  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Fresh tires scooped up & spooned on my xMoto.
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    Gonna be nice not having the crappy heidenau on the back anymore.

    I also got some ODI Rogue V2 lock-on grips. There's a cam that matches the stock pretty well. It still seems my throttle is quite a bit heavier than it should be. Should I just go ahead and get a new throttle cable on order, or anything else I can try to make it more light n snappy like my KTM 350.
  3. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks Supporter

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    Just thought about what might happen if the spring broke, gas may be wide open, not good.
  4. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    Just about got her done.
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  5. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer Supporter

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  6. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Looks Great...! Nice job. These things are a LOT of work and not to be taken on by the faint of heart...:fpalm....:pope....:stupid
  7. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    What bags do you run with the dirtbagz rack you have on your X? I couldn't get mine to work with any of the wolfman bags that I have. :dunno Looks great though. :thumb
  8. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I believe he's running Dirt Bags now. He switch's back and forth with a couple he's tried off eBay tho too
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  9. rryd

    rryd Adventurer

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    Hi.
    I’m looking for some Bi-Xenon to my TT fairing.
    I have oe Hella (Halogen low beam and Xenon high beam)

    Any idea what I can use who have better light output than oe Hella and is dustproof?

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  10. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    I use dirtbagz rangers with a 10 or 20 litter Kreiga US depending on how much crap I want to carry.

    I’ve tried several different bags and I haven’t found any that work as well for me as what I’m using now.
  11. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Mines finally ready to go......although I pulled the racks off.
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  12. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    So I have tried to read up on batteries for the x including snooks page. Given today's tech vs a few years back what battery would be most reliable in the long run with this bike and sensitivity to voltage minimums?
    I don't run more than heated gloves and stock lighting. I like the idea of the lithium ion for weight but not a must.
    Certainly not looking to turn this into an "oil thread" but I do need a battery and appreciate the guidance.
  13. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    I needed a battery last year in a hurry. Did a little research and found out Walmart AMG batteries are made by Johnson controls. It’s been really good for $60. No problems so far a year in.
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  14. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I got the Hella Module 60 for low beam and it does a good job as far as I am concerned. You can fit a Xenon to that but you might opt for an LED bulb as it's a projector style light. It's dust proof too for it not being a permanently sealed unit.


    I tend to go for the cheapest Gel battery I can find. That has worked well for me in the last 7 or 8 years. (2 batteries so far)
  15. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    I have a plug and play LED light kit from Brittania Composites. Hella housing with cyclops led bulb for the low and Baja squadron pro for high. Really great kit.
  16. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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  17. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    https://dakarparts.com/en_US/p/CFX-Rally-Highlights-2018-street-legal-set-Low-High-Beam/111 also has a video for comparison


    KTM/Hella part numbers:

    - High Beam: 76414001000
    - Low Beam: 76214002000

    These are the same units Hella part numbers US chaps look around I have seen these for as low as $76
    $100 each with or without frame from here
    Low Beam w/o Mounting Frame - 998670021 https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/998670021/
    High Beam w/o Mounting Frame- 998670031 https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/998670031/
    Low Beam w/ Mounting Frame - 998670041 https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/998670041/
    High Beam w Mounting Frame- 998670051 https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/998670051/

    Product Highlights

    With the new CFX Rally Modul 60 LED, is introducing an ultra-compact headlamp that achieves a high light output despite its size. A specially developed lens system concentrates the light and distributes it to the range of operation.

    Technical information

    • Light function: Low Beam & High Beam

    • Homologation: Premium Version:
    SOP: October 2017

    - ECE R113-D

    - FMVSS108 motorcycle.dot (with LB and HB in combination) Standard Version: ECE R113-B, SAE J 1623,

    • Power consumption: ~16 Watt

    • Operating voltage: 12V (9-16V)
    • Type approval: ECE-R10

    • Integrated HB3 Connector
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  18. redape53

    redape53 WetSump’d

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    Seaside, Did the same research as you. Having had AGM’s on past bikes I trusted them. The one that came with the bike was 3-years old and I’d get pretty wide volt readings but this time I spent the extra for AntiGravity lithium (8-cell). I do want to emphasize weight reduction that the x-co has a good head start on already. Voltage has varied only a few tenths & always above 13v. Starts faster and hasn’t stalled.
  19. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Thanks redape. Leaning to the updated option over oem which has a 2 year warranty.
    I suppose the proper charger makes sense as well.
    Source for your set up?
  20. redape53

    redape53 WetSump’d

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    Im just feeling my way thru the fog, but; I got battery off Amazon..$155. I also purchased a Battery Tender branded selectable between lead or lithium on amazon for $35. I find afterward that AntiGravity does not recommend selectable tenders. But I bet it works fine. Also the battery comes fully charged anyway & they HOLD A CHARGE! My voltmeter read 13.4v upon install.
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