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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,871
Posted By michel700c
I've got a 2008 X Country that I found too tall...

I've got a 2008 X Country that I found too tall for comfortable street use. I slid the fork tubes up in the clamps about 3/4 of an inch, and shortened the stock shock.
Details are over in the X...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,291
Posted By michel700c
I've got a 2008 G650X Country. About 350lbs,...

I've got a 2008 G650X Country. About 350lbs, rated at 53 HP, good torque. I ride it on the street, lightened up a bit and with a Leo Vince pipe and really like it. No one bought 'em! After 2 years...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,725
Posted By michel700c
Excellent craftsmanship on that idler! Is there...

Excellent craftsmanship on that idler! Is there any way you could position it so that it presses up on the lower, slack run of chain? All the driving power to the rear wheel is transmitted by the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 1,433,342
Posted By michel700c
My 2008 has the black tank and a non-Rotax motor....

My 2008 has the black tank and a non-Rotax motor. At first I was disappointed, but hearing of the bushing upgrade is welcome news. I switched to synthetic oil at 15,000 miles, and improved gearbox...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,715
Posted By michel700c
This place looks interesting:...

This place looks interesting: http://www.omwracing.com/engines_rotaxds650.htm (http://www.omwracing.com/engines_rotaxds650.htm)
730, 770, or even 800cc!
Power Commander makes a tuneable fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,410
Posted By michel700c
From what I understand, the latest 2 stroke...

From what I understand, the latest 2 stroke direct injection systems inject fuel after the exhaust port closes, so no benefit from the expansion chamber design.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By michel700c
what do they really weigh?

Could've sworn I saw a thread listing actual weights of a bunch of thumpers. Tried a search, and scrolled through 15 pages. Did I miss it? Can anybody direct me to that thread?
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 142,994
Posted By michel700c
Would not idle when cold

My 2008 X Country with 13,000 miles would not idle when first started cold.(Fall weather in Georgia, 60-70degrees F) It would start fine, but required opening the throttle to keep from dying. Once...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 26,586
Posted By michel700c
I downsized from a R1200GS to a 2008 G650X...

I downsized from a R1200GS to a 2008 G650X Country. I can short shift it and ride the torque, or rev it out and ride the horsepower. But if I short shift the first couple of gears, then wind it out,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 142,994
Posted By michel700c
When I bought the LeoVince for my 650X, the...

When I bought the LeoVince for my 650X, the dealer strongly suggested that I disconnect the battery during the installation (and then reconnect of course) so that the fuel injection control module...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By michel700c
Battery died. BMWMCOA drove out, picked me up in...

Battery died. BMWMCOA drove out, picked me up in their truck and replaced/upgraded the battery under warranty. No problem since.

Front brake rotor warped/started pulsing severely. BMWMCOA replaced...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,848
Posted By michel700c
I have a 2008 X Country and lowered it without...

I have a 2008 X Country and lowered it without spending a dime.

1. Slide the forks up in the triple clamps. Do one leg at a time. Loosen the pinch bolts, slide the tube up 1 inch and retorque the...
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