So we've all heard/seen the 650 xchallenge...let's see your XCOUNTRY!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Olas, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    Free ice cream for @DGR ! I feel like the injector cleaner was a placebo. And all the altitude stuff had nothing to do with it. All I had to do was tighten the positive terminal. Easy fix on the top of Col d'Izoard.

    While working on the bike I also spotted another X-Country! A black one from Germany. I was very excited but he just said ha and rode on :(
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Glad it’s fixed. That’s the 2nd XCo died on the top of the Alps.

    The good news was an easy fix and continued their journey.
  3. underontop

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    Well I have a dead bike. Hasn't moved from the shed since I last used it & turned off about a week ago. Turn key on, nothing. Battery 12.8v,
    leads tight. Took back off dash looked at ignition switch connector, no power there. Looked at fuses. 15amp fuse for starter relay & indicator lights has blown. Replaced it. Nothing. Thought I'd ask here before embarking on "learning to use a multimeter 101"

    Update. new fuse has blown. What are the chances of a crook starter relay ?
    Update. Put another fuse in, got a few seconds of "A65" and various dash lights with the key OFF. So, one ignition switch removal operation about to commence.
    Update. Plastic bottom half of ignition switch is sitting on the kitchen table. What a prick of a thing to take to pieces. The soldered wire connections are good.
  4. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    I blew that fuse when I messed with the accessory socket next to the oil tank. Bike did nothing. Perhaps something to look for.
  5. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Check the wiring loom where it goes around the airbox on the right side of the bike. Also where it dives under the front mounting points of the rear subframe.
  6. underontop

    underontop Adventurer

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    Loom is all fine .It seems like the ignition switch blew that fuse. With the switch out and the switch connector bridged everything is fine. Strange because I can't see any burn marks on the switch innards. Anyway, I have a simple on off Yamaha switch coming. I'm not going to have any more of that awful oem thing. I'll be in there with a Dremel tomorrow hacking that security bolt out.
  7. nordic1

    nordic1 Been here awhile

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    I just placed my ‘09 XCountry up for sale on the forum if interested
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  8. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Did mine yesterday. The bolt is alloy so easy to get out.
  9. underontop

    underontop Adventurer

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    Can someone please advise what this vacant screwhole in the airbox means ? The parts fiche show a large headed screw in there but no indication
    of what it does.......do I put a screw in there, or do I bog it up ?
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  10. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    @underontop , Thats the point where Xch/Xmo owners mount their seat. The seatpan has a slot that slides under the large flat bolt.
    I think it's redundant on the Xco and can be left empty, but perhaps an Xco owner can confirm this.
  11. miniboxer

    miniboxer Been here awhile

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    DGR is right!
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Mrs Merkel is giving me headache again. The ride has been great for vet 3 weeks until today.

    Here in Salzburg and the bike quit 3 minutes after I put a full tank of gas.

    It turns over and fires up for a second, then just cranking.

    My guess is chamber not getting any fuel. Possibly clogged up injector or fuel filter. It has about 17k miles. I could continue to trouble shoot but it’s dark and cold.

    I left the bike at a gas station about 5 miles from the hotel room. In the morning, take a taxi and see if there’s spark.

    I may end up staying here for another day.

    Thanks in advance.
  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Who wants to guess?

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    All is good again.
  14. bikerdude

    bikerdude Adventurer

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    Does the ECU learn that it's getting more fuel and eventually cancel it out?
  15. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Do you have any more info on the Yamaha switch? Got a broken key, no backup.....
  16. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    Not sure to what degree the ECU is able to compensate, but that is a possibility.
    However, before mounting it the bike would sometimes stall when cold. It's never stalled since then so there must be some effect remaining.
  17. underontop

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    It's a generic simple electrical on-off switch with just two wires, no mechanical steering lock. Dr Google will find dozens that will do the job.
    It's suspended in the yoke hole by a threaded neck hanging onto a large washer which is silicon rubbered in place. A couple of crimps ....
    See this link for info ...https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2304903162
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  18. underontop

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    You put diesel in ?
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  19. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Looking at the smoke, that might well be a possibility.
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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    I made it to a disco fog machine.

    Diesel aaaargh. Diesel in CA is green nozzle. In EU it’s the opposite.
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