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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:51 AM
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Posted By snooker
Does this make sense to anyone? If so why would...

Does this make sense to anyone? If so why would the throttle cable having a little free play in it cause it to die on the kickstand while idling?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:14 PM
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Posted By snooker
Changing the battery is easy and this bike is so...

Changing the battery is easy and this bike is so proven to being very picky about voltage you should get a strong battery NOW, based on your video where it sounded very weak.
Spark plugs: I've...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:58 PM
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Posted By snooker
I installed the OEM bar weights with the...

I installed the OEM bar weights with the Barkbusters. It is a bit of a pain as you have to mount further to the outside. I do like how it gives your hands some extra room on the outside.
If you have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6,866
Views: 1,044,310
Posted By snooker
I have a Yacugar shock on my XCountry now, but...

I have a Yacugar shock on my XCountry now, but for 4 years I have always had my kickstand down and step up onto the left peg to mount. Always. Whether fully loaded with bags or just my daily commute...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By snooker
Glad my effort is not going to waste. Drone...

Glad my effort is not going to waste. Drone inspired me and I got carried away on that website. It will probably never happen again? :eek1

But this pair of stiffeners is really simple and SO...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By snooker
I ripped my rear fender off on the first time I...

I ripped my rear fender off on the first time I took it offroad...
Here's what I did to fix FARFS (Floppy-Ass Rear Fender Syndrome): LINKY...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Thanks guys for the links to pinch ear clamps and...

Thanks guys for the links to pinch ear clamps and pliers. Compared to traditional worm drive hose clamps however... I'm thinking about field repairs on trips - they would be SO much easier than...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:58 AM
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Posted By snooker
Here's what I did - to not unplug the side stand...

Here's what I did - to not unplug the side stand switch cable, but instead move it elsewhere and zip tie it always "enabled": LINKY (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/Kickstand/index.htm)
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:25 AM
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Posted By snooker
Interesting. Are you talking about this line? ...

Interesting. Are you talking about this line?

http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/pics/wornoilline.jpg
http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/pics/wornoilline2.jpg

This pic is with the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:43 PM
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Posted By snooker
Scheffelmeier skid plate. Saved the day during...

Scheffelmeier skid plate. Saved the day during my infamous swingarm incident in 2010, when it was the only thing holding the bike upright at 70mph, other than the front tire ... :clap
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Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:03 PM
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Posted By snooker
Johnny, I have quite a few pics of my 07 that may...

Johnny, I have quite a few pics of my 07 that may help you out, go here then scroll down a bit: LINKY (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/Bags/index.htm#gbasin)

Here is one example pic:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By snooker
No fun rides yet this spring, but I did run...

No fun rides yet this spring, but I did run across some vintage guys

So here's a couple of awesome scramblers - new and old...
(This one's for you Geoffster, if you're still with us little 650...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By snooker
That's why we go to ________ . (insert favorite...

That's why we go to ________ . (insert favorite under-populated under-regulated region of the world - for me it's Baja baby!) :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:28 PM
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Posted By snooker
Hey Mike you still around? nice! Yeah I'm still...

Hey Mike you still around? nice! Yeah I'm still loving my XCountry.

I just replaced my sprockets and chain, and I'm glad I read all the posts about the front sprocket manufacturers not having...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:29 PM
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Posted By snooker
I think I have the stock fork springs. PM me and...

I think I have the stock fork springs. PM me and I'll go look if interested.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By snooker
So I'm coming from a PC and am new to the Mac so...

So I'm coming from a PC and am new to the Mac so thought I'd add more details of what I learned lately to this thread. Who knows maybe someday I'll be reading this myself when I forget this crap in a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By snooker
We are gonna HAVE to see mounting pics of this...

We are gonna HAVE to see mounting pics of this setup. And part number or link. I assume it has Hi/Lo beams. Have you happened to measure the current it takes? I'd be curious.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Yes I am. I think I read they discontinued it for...

Yes I am. I think I read they discontinued it for the G650X motor. Can't imagine they sold many. I only really find it useful for nasty technical hill climbs like in 2nd gear where you slow down and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,866
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Posted By snooker
what? I thought my 07 Rotax does NOT have the...

what? I thought my 07 Rotax does NOT have the steel sleeves that were added into the 09 Loncin (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23705271&postcount=8454)?? so confused.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Let's face it, this isn't exactly a sought after...

Let's face it, this isn't exactly a sought after or well known bike, it is a niche, and a damn fine one. I'm not up on current prices but it seems reasonable due to the low miles. I got my 07 in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By snooker
Maybe the winter has been too long and I've...

Maybe the winter has been too long and I've forgotten what my beautiful baby looks like... but I cannot picture what hole in the clutch cover plate has a spinning shaft going through it??? When you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Wow I completely got your quote backwards, I read...

Wow I completely got your quote backwards, I read it too quickly and assumed you were saying you had an 09 somehow... and my question above is backwards and should be ignored!!! Sorry!

So it is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Hope the cover fixes that. So I've been hearing...

Hope the cover fixes that. So I've been hearing this problem off and on for the last 4 years but was never clear, and don't have this problem....

EDIT: actually I may have this problem on my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6,866
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Posted By snooker
<sigh> what a crazy day that was and a sad sight...

<sigh> what a crazy day that was and a sad sight with 2 dead X's in the back of one pickup. KTM 398 BMW -2. I will never post that picture again (without proper compensation), thanks for the rescue...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By snooker
Agreed in principle. But actually back in 2010 I...

Agreed in principle. But actually back in 2010 I heard of one per BMW North America but no details. And one on a XCountry involved in a lawsuit.


Well I wouldn't say "extreme use" exactly, up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By snooker
No Baja, but I dream of it still. I have no big...

No Baja, but I dream of it still. I have no big plans as of yet. Why don't all you guys come over here to my house and we'll all ride Colorado and Utah together? :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6,866
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Posted By snooker
I can only wonder who or which incident you are...

I can only wonder who or which incident you are talking about that was annoying. :eek1 If you care to explain then PM me and perhaps we can both learn something.

I believe the actual rate is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Nice graphic, Cloggyman ! Yeah I'm still here...

Nice graphic, Cloggyman ! Yeah I'm still here and still lovin my XCo too ! Spring has sprung here!

Welcome back on the bike Niedz !
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,322,489
Posted By snooker
HiFlow HF151 $8 on Amazon...

HiFlow HF151 $8 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Hiflofiltro-HF151-Premium-Oil-Filter/dp/B00230F2HG/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394781424&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=hi+flo+oil+filter+hf151)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-14-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By snooker
Glen Haven road videos

FYI here's some road footage of the Drake and Glen Haven area, posted by a guy who was also with the Loveland Fire Dept on the day of the flood going up the canyon and all of them were stranded in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Hey pibyk haven't seen you online, say did you...

Hey pibyk haven't seen you online, say did you ever install a Rekluse clutch on your XCountry? Mine has saved me offroad on more than one nasty hill climb.... just curious.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,692
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Posted By snooker
Ok let's just say I'm glad to live in a dry area!...

Ok let's just say I'm glad to live in a dry area! My XCo is the first "off-road" bike I've had in 40 years that I don't know where the spark plug even IS -- much less carry whatever crazy tool or...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,866
Views: 1,044,310
Posted By snooker
If you are asking this only because you are...

If you are asking this only because you are concerned that you bent a bolt, I had a getoff and thought my left bolt was bent severly. I even bought new aftermarket bolts then proceeded to pull out...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
I have the exact same 2 "offroad" bikes as well! ...

I have the exact same 2 "offroad" bikes as well! I rode my XR400 to prerun the Baja 500 course 3 years ago, and I doubt the XCo would have fared very well, simply due to ground clearance (and of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 10:39 AM
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Posted By snooker
Exactly. Way too expensive and yeah real nice...

Exactly. Way too expensive and yeah real nice photo I would steer clear on the price alone.

Are you sure those are the only 2 factory colors, my factory color is black/truckbed liner black :...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
Interesting. Look closer, it says: Current...

Interesting. Look closer, it says:

Current Draw 2A/12V, 1A/24V(1Lamp)

Beam Angel 360

I wouldn't do it but it does look interesting, thanks! I like having my 2 aux lights as an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/AuxLed/IMG_75...

http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/AuxLed/IMG_7569.jpg
On full power.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,322,489
Posted By snooker
Most of the LED replacement light bulbs you guys...

Most of the LED replacement light bulbs you guys have posted links to seem to have very low lumens. Although admittedly there does not seem to be much of a trustworthy standard for spec'ing LED...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
My short answer is I tried the piggyback rez hi...

My short answer is I tried the piggyback rez hi end Wilbers for almost 3 years and put 2 more stiffer springs on it and it still bottomed out WAY too easily - I've posted a lot on this or check my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By snooker
As I'm sure you already know, trying to get the...

As I'm sure you already know, trying to get the preload circuit to compensate for too soft a shock spring will eventually blow out the preload on the Sachs. You did not mention whether you were...
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