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

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

  1. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    It might be the outer most earth pin on the plug to the fuel pump. (On the tank cover)
    If you take off the plug and smell the socket bit and you smell gas then that's on its way out.
    It also might have discoloration.
  2. King Rat

    King Rat Been here awhile

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    Muppetry.... sheer muppetry! :D
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  3. King Rat

    King Rat Been here awhile

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    I think the idle valve might be sticking - it just needs a clean. OR, when was the ast time you changed the fuel filter? Is it a fuel flow problem? Is there fuel coming through the injector?

    Just go through the basics.. first port of call is to clean the idle valve thing on the inlet.
  4. cyclopathic

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  5. King Rat

    King Rat Been here awhile

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    Try resetting the throttle position sensor. The sequence is straightforward, provided you can count!

    Turn the ignition on.
    Wait for the dash lights to go through their cycle, don't touch anything.
    Slowly twist the throttle from off to fully on, then slowly return it to the stop. PAUSE. Repeat the throttle twist, slowly. PAUSE. Repeat the throttle twist slowly.
    Count to 10.
    Turn the ignition off and leave it for 30 seconds.

    When starting don't rest your hand on the throttle, there is a tendency to twist the throttle even a little bit and this upsets the sensor setting. Just push the start button with your finger tip... it doesn't need anything else.

    See if that makes a difference, it has to me when I have had the bike stalling in traffic before. Reset the throttle and all dandy for months afterwards.
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  6. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    I tried reset and wow what a difference! Starts like a clock, runs noticeably smoother.. exhaust pipe no longer grills my left thigh and pop on deceleration is almost gone. Haven't tried it sitting in traffic (splitting is a capital offense here) but I would guess this is the fix. Thank you for your help!
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  7. King Rat

    King Rat Been here awhile

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    Enjoy the ride! The X Bikes are one of the hidden gems in motorcycling. Too many people get hung up on the 'bigger is better' race and they don't have the thickness of skin, broadness of shoulder or length of penis to ride anything else. :D
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  8. K12Pilot

    K12Pilot Without a Care

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    Not submerged just ridden in wet salt & put away for a long nap (( I gave him an offer as a good parts bike which as it sits IMO is what it is. If those 2 bolts don't come out of the head, the head will have to come off for some surgery, Not really looking to go there. I am picking another one up from an inmate on Saturday with my daughter (straight off a plane from Miami) She is going to shit!! LOL. If the other guy comes back with a worthwhile counter, I may just grab that one also & stash it for parts... I have a habit of that ((. AND I have done the same as you many times, kicking a dead horse if the price is right. My friends an I call it Motorcycle math, almost never correct!!! LOL


    Thanks for the help guys, I will update ya'll over the weekend.
    Ride Safe
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  9. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Sources for water pump seals?
  10. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    The only part of that which is valid is starting the bike without touching the throttle, all the rest is pure urban myth which does nothing
  11. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    New shoes for the new kid....

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  12. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Just get the whole kit, sooner or later you'll need the impeller shaft anyway.
  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    already? how many miles?
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    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    the 07+ rear looks nice. think i will go for it.
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  16. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    22k and it isn't leaking just wanted to swap for nitrile triple lip before trip
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  17. King Rat

    King Rat Been here awhile

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    Yet it works for me and others who try it....
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Anyone know what's the thread size 8mm or 10mm of the side mirror stem? LH or RH? 2009 XCountry. I don't have my bike here with me.

    Thanks.
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    There is a guy in the Dakar thread who is also making an updated shaft available soon I think...so no wear issues. Not sure if the exact same parts?
    He's saying probably buy the BMW kit and use his shaft? I think he looked into better seals and no deal???

    Anyway you'll get opinions here.
    Don't touch until you need to as it may never leak vs they leak every 20k so just do it.
  20. cyclopathic

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    The way I look at it it's 10yo bike and don't have to remove clutch cover to replace seals which are both inexpensive ($4) and problematic. Just need to find good nitrile triple lip seals