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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GB, Apr 24, 2008.
The Karoo 3 are supposed to be more street oriented than the 2s and quieter too.
Here I am again, quoting myself.
I have completed the installation of the 2009 X-Country clutch cover onto my 2007 X-Challenge and took it for a spin after adding new oil. What a change, at a complete stop I can find neutral without any difficulty. I sure hope this lasts with the steel bushing in the X-Country cover!! Now I am trying to separate the TT carbon fiber case guard off my old clutch cover. The silicone sealant is really bonded that thing to the clutch cover.
Now there is just one last upgrade left to do on my X-C, the 400W alternator.
Thanks to @crash a-ron and @Dutchgit for the advice!
As previously posted, Scheffelmeier Metall makes stainless steel replacement wheel spacers.
There is an inmate selling third party manufactured cush rubbers. I have a set and you can't tell them from the BMW originals. See link for details.
You might also be able to use these Aprilia Pegaso cush rubbers (5 required):
Here's a link to a fuel filter, and fuel pump components while we are at it:
And a chinese clutch cover to replace the 07 and 08 units without a bearing:
Just take a pair of scissors and shim it with strips of milk jug
Or you can use pieces of an old inner tube.
anyone still running my old X Challenge? Would love to see some current pics!
Looks a little like the way @Wyocrawler use too. But I'm sure it's not.
Why are you looking for it?
Just curious, sold it, went to a Moto Guzzi RoadBurner for a couple years, left the country for a couple years on sailboats, now have an older Yammie S10.
A buddy of mine is looking at buying an X Challenge, and it just got me to thinking, where is my old bike????
it was an awesome bike, took me some amazing places, and never let me down.
Still a lot of the old gals out there. And I'm surprised how many are hiding in the back corner of someone's shed or garage that pop out once in awhile
I have had mine for 3-4 years. The one bike I'm not sure I will ever sell. I like its character.
I know right where mine is. Turkey, with Nate.
That’s how I got my XCountry - found covered with an old army blanket in the back of someone’s garage. It was a starter bike.
Well I've had mine for about 3-4 years now also. Bought it with 8×× miles on it so you know it wasn't rode. Totally stock down to the tires (which sucked I might add). Even tho I'd sell her and actually had her a few times in the market place. I still have her. I've heard it more than once, " I wish I would have never gotten rid of it". It's good at alot of stuff, but not great at anything, I've heard that and I have to agree. If only parts were so damn hard to find anymore.
And Nate is putting her through hell and back too. I only wish I had half his gall to even try to do what he is.
could someone point me to that thread? Love to check it out - thanks
I don't think he has a thread on here but checks in on this one from time to time. On Facebook he posts almost every day tho. Can't think of his last name now sorry
@gnarlynate24 on here
He is taking good care of her
For the time they were made, they are great bikes! 450 weight, 650 power, fuel injection, pretty reliable motor.
Other than fixing the suspension, which you need to do on most bikes, and adding fuel capacity, the were pretty good out off the showroom floor.
I totally agree. At the time of production they were way ahead of the rest. You said 450# I think more like 320# listed so 340# realistically after fluids
What I meant is not 450 pounds, but the weight of a 450cc bike.