RTW X-Challenge Adventurization

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Colebatch, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. MaxThePanda

    MaxThePanda Psycho Panda

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    Hi - do you have an email add for Bas? Hyperpro aren't responding to me via their website and I wanna check out options from them before I pull the trigger on the Ohlins I was planning. Thanks
  2. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Check PM Max
  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Colebatch, did you just leave the inner spring on the throttle cam after disconnecting it?

    Did the spring mod to mine today and it certainly makes it easier on your right hand/wrist with only the one spring working.

    No known problems caused by this mod?
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I don't know the full details on that mod as it was done prior to me picking up the bike by Pavey's mechanic. It looks like one spring is just popped off its clip. But having ridden it with the one spring and with the stock two springs, there is no comparison. It feels much lighter and snappier with the one.

    I have had absolutely no problems in all my miles with it
  5. PacificPT

    PacificPT Long timer

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    Fantastic looking X-Challenge, nice trip to take it on.

    For soft bags did you consider the Dirtbagz? I have been running mine on my Husky for more than 2 years now with good results.

    Thanks for taking the time to put the report on the bike together, I wish the factories would read these reports to get ideas.....
  6. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Thanks for the tip .. i will have a look at them
  7. FinnDuro

    FinnDuro Winter wonderlanding

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    If I may suggest, start eyeballing eBays and such for some Husqvarna TE series Marzocchi Shiver 45mm units. TE 610 forks up to production year ´07 is your closest bet, as they come with close to correct spring rates as stock. Suitable units appear every now and then, not too often.

    I did the Shiver fork mod last spring, found a very good deal on eBay UK for a set of those TE forks. HP2 Peter was a good source of info, and if you need some detail prep info on this mod, you're welcome to ask me as well, I have every bit of that mod in good memory. It's not direct plug and play, but not very far from it.

    Some tasters: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10104363&postcount=3114
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    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    how do feel about the mod now? Big difference? OK difference? or not worth it?
  9. FinnDuro

    FinnDuro Winter wonderlanding

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    For the type of riding I used X for, I would definately do it again. That was mostly off-road, single/double track, sportish type of solo riding, usually with no luggage. Didn't do too much travelling myself.

    I foremost wanted and needed more initial plushness in the hi speed compression area, and that I got with the adjusters and re-valving possibilities. Add 30mm more travel, totally rebuildable and adjustable comp unit's - so, you can pretty much set them up to suit your needs any way you want them.

    I got a used TE '06 fork set really affordably, so moneywise it didn't hurt much.

    For adv-travelling type of riding, I'm sure they'd feel lovely as well. Maybe not as much needed as in attacking trails, but... a quality adjustable suspension units are just that, quality suspension units. You'll learn to love them, and then it's no going back.

    Difference to stock: think comparing the stock X rear air suspension to full-blown Hyperpro unit. There you go.
  10. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Well if you put it that way ... hyvaa fu@king hyvaa !!! ... I have the Hyperpro rear, and adore it compared to the original unit.
  11. Erik RS

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    As a matter of fact a package from Dirt Tricks just arrived at the Sibirsky General Warehouse :D
    Walter you owe me € 25,- on import duties and clearance charges :deal
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    I hate Dutch customs guys!!! :gerg
  13. Erik RS

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  14. olyflyer

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    No customs charges in Oz :evil one good thing!

    mines all go had it on all good, had the bike die on me the other weekend the battery finally gave up the ghost lucky it was when I arrived at Dales gorge camp ground as I went the disused track up Yampire gorge that Cris Scott filmed the Gorge Riders DVD would of been easy a 2 day hike out of there

    battery replaced under warranty and the road side assist is good, although had to hitchhike 110klm to the nearest town to get phone reception, they organised a tilt tray truck to come and get her back to Tom Price, had me a hire car sorted out but that was another 80klms away the opposite direction I was headed and I had 350klms to get home so and extra 2 hours was not in my plans, any got a lift with some guys in their ute the 4 hour trip back, all for a 40Klm track that was 400Klms away I must be crazy :jump oh and the group of 11 french backpackers that helped me out and later crashed at mine what a weekend! always an adventure up here!

    The white thing in the creek is my pressure suit so it can cool me down on the ride as it was 44C love the wet season
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  15. Dirty POG

    Dirty POG Been here awhile

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    If you don't mind me asking, how much did the Hyperpro rear shock cost you? I can't seem to find anything other than front fork springs on their website (and no listed prices for that matter).
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    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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  17. Dirty POG

    Dirty POG Been here awhile

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    link won't work for me :dunno
  18. Pine Sol

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    That may be an old price as the date on the top of the file is 07. Not sure.

    Price quoted for Australia for rear shock was approx $1600 aud. about 2 months ago.
  20. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    i emailed epmperf for the latest pricing and this was their reply: