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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7,471
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Posted By c-m
Spray come up from the rear of the tyre and down...

Spray come up from the rear of the tyre and down from the font.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,721
Posted By c-m
Yes it is. But if it's not be viewed then it...

Yes it is. But if it's not be viewed then it should be removed from the xchallenge index thread.

It's useless without images.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,721
Posted By c-m
I guess we're never going to get the pics back in...

I guess we're never going to get the pics back in this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
You know that there is no need to ever reach the...

You know that there is no need to ever reach the batter to jump the bike.

You can connect a positive directly to the starter motor, and a negative to the frame. Job done. Saves you taking the...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By c-m
Go on then. I'll take one. I'll PM you

Go on then.

I'll take one. I'll PM you
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 139,263
Posted By c-m
Are the routes/tracks available anywhere for...

Are the routes/tracks available anywhere for these pistes?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
I delicately tried to jiggled the battery out,...

I delicately tried to jiggled the battery out, then gave up and used brute force. The wires are so comedically short I dread it any time I have to take the battery out.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
Don't continental do 3mm 17" tubes? They are...

Don't continental do 3mm 17" tubes?

They are natural rubber too, so more flexible/playable than nitrile/butyl based ones.

EDIT: I take that back. The 2.7mm and 4.5mm aren't available in 17"
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
I've just been waiting for someone to confirm...

I've just been waiting for someone to confirm that these led bulbs with heatsink and fan will easily fit in the xCountry's rubber boot.

I need those extra 20w :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
How could "how the shock was installed" have been...

How could "how the shock was installed" have been a problem. It's only two bolts. There isn't much too it.

Or do you mean how the show was setup before you installed it? If you built it up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
How easy was it to install the LED with the...

How easy was it to install the LED with the heatsink and fan?

I can't see how they would easily fit under the rubber cover (xCountry).
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By c-m
BMW G650x Conutry ...

BMW G650x Conutry

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ud1Pr1baxS0/U7HDT4lX9CI/AAAAAAAAC_I/WL32_BadqoM/s800/DSC_2793.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By c-m
I've actually got the 5l acerbis, but am missing...

I've actually got the 5l acerbis, but am missing the syphon kit.

Can't seem to find one in the UK.

Have you got a template rockydog, have you got a template for your mounting?
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 01-17-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By c-m
Maps and tracks for morocco

What are currently the best maps (garmin compatible) maps for Morocco?

Previously people recommended olaf's but they are 8 years old and don't work with basecamp. They only work with Mapsource and...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By c-m
I think that's a bit of a nonsense really, as any...

I think that's a bit of a nonsense really, as any decent pannier rack will stick out enough so that the back of the back is past the swing arm.

Or are you trying to say they would somehow fold in...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By c-m
Why not just use normal streetbike panniers then?...

Why not just use normal streetbike panniers then? You'll find them many times cheaper, just as well made, and probably more durable.

The only problem would be water proofness, but then you'll be...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By c-m
Most ADV types like the Magadans are square. IMO...

Most ADV types like the Magadans are square. IMO a rectangle shape would be better, to get the load lower. The quare bags tend to sit quite high.

Wolfman's Rocky Mountain bags are square too, and...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,487
Posted By c-m
That plastic handle would snap under stress. Of...

That plastic handle would snap under stress. Of course such small bolts shouldn't be torqued up too much, but you never know when you're on the road and need to remove something. Sods law says it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
I think this could be the problem. The dash...

I think this could be the problem.

The dash will always under-read the voltage by up to 0.5v

With the headlight on you'd never see 14.5 on the dash unless there was a problem with the charging...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,487
Posted By c-m
Great idea for a tread. Nothing to add yet,...

Great idea for a tread.

Nothing to add yet, but subscribed for all the good tips :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
Did you find the indicators got in the way and...

Did you find the indicators got in the way and that there is a massive gap between the bottom of the screen and the headlight?

I cut the bottom rear corners off mine to allow me to get move it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 698,585
Posted By c-m
I plan on changing to a MOSFET R/R anyway on...

I plan on changing to a MOSFET R/R anyway on mine.

Other than that is the F650 complete generator a straight plug and play swap?
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 698,585
Posted By c-m
I think this needs some further explanation. What...

I think this needs some further explanation. What did you do to get 400 stators working on the xCountry?

AFAIK simply switching the stator from an F650 doesn't work, it's been tried by a guy on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
Ah right, that's more basic than I thought. Easy...

Ah right, that's more basic than I thought. Easy enough to create. Cheers.

Is your chain guard a one piece affair? Mine seems to be. I've still got the OEM endless chain so have to wait until I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
KTM chain guide

Earlier in this thread I think a couple of people (perhaps Dutch git was one) mentioned they have a KTM chain guide on their X bike. I got hold of the chain guide, but now need to get a bracket made...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
Cool, nice to know there are options. The Pegasso...

Cool, nice to know there are options. The Pegasso Factory wheels probably fit too then.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 698,585
Posted By c-m
Pre 2009 have a aluminium subframe and welded on...

Pre 2009 have a aluminium subframe and welded on non-removable pillion pegs. Whether you have the aluminium or steel subframe makes no odds whatsoever for carry a pillion, but of course means that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,727
Posted By c-m
Which Pegaso? The old Cubes, the Factory,...

Which Pegaso?

The old Cubes, the Factory, Strada, or Trail?
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
Acerbis 5l tank

Do any of you guys run the Acerbis 5l auxiliary fuel tank?

I recently got hold of one only to find that its just slightly too deep to sit behind the Dirtbagz pannier rails. It's about 2cm out.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By c-m
The main tank will be vacuum fed from the main...

The main tank will be vacuum fed from the main tank breather, so it won't matter where the rotopax is mounted. It doesn't matter where the Acerbis is mounted, I've seen them mounted down on the skid...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By c-m
Orientation would be upright. I just need a...

Orientation would be upright.

I just need a cap with a breather and a nipple.

Fuel will be syphoned out of the rotopax and into the main tank via the main tank breather.

Everything needs to...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,481
Posted By c-m
The best goretex jackets and clothing will have a...

The best goretex jackets and clothing will have a hh of around 20,000 which is about 25psi.

That will keep you dry in heaviest of rains while out hiking or whatever.

Going 80mph into a head...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By c-m
I asked about these a while back but there was...

I asked about these a while back but there was little response. Odd I thought with them being a US company and the amount of guys from the US on here.

I saw Lyndon's review of them. They don't...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By c-m
I'd love to have heated gear, just can't power it...

I'd love to have heated gear, just can't power it all with the tiny 280w alternator.

There's no power upgrades for the G650x, and fitting a 400w F650 alternator has been shown not to work. I've...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By c-m
Yep 4c isn't that cold. I used to commute at -7...

Yep 4c isn't that cold. I used to commute at -7 sometimes. That was cold, but I've been shopping in Vienna in -18c. Water droplets formed on the outside of trousers at the time and froze. Anyway I...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By c-m
Ah right. I've been told the temperature can drop...

Ah right. I've been told the temperature can drop a fair bit in the evening up to -10 in the extreme, but mostly around -2.

Of course I plan to do all my riding during the day, but who knows.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By c-m
The girlfriend has a heated vest, and I have...

The girlfriend has a heated vest, and I have heated grips and bar muffs. The bike can barely take that. Poor little xCountry.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By c-m
I'm not going as far a Ushuia. It's more Uyuni...

I'm not going as far a Ushuia. It's more Uyuni and the Atacama that will be cold. I'll be in that region between September and early November.

Camping too if I can help it.

There also a couple...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By c-m
Extreme climate gear

How do you guys keep warm on the bike low temps? I'm talking like -10c for long periods of riding.

In the UK where is doesn't get that cold, I still get cold on the bike wearing a 100% merino base...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,464,442
Posted By c-m
Yeah the straps are fine. I was very very...

Yeah the straps are fine.

I was very very careful at first. I didn't want to burn my new bags, but the run I did on Christmas day with them has given me confidence.

For piece of mind, you can...
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