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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By Dirt Hugger
I also had the OEM comfort seat, liked it at...

I also had the OEM comfort seat, liked it at first, and sold it...

At 1.83m (6 feet), it cramped me up too much.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,817
Posted By Dirt Hugger
36 :ricky

36 :ricky
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,019
Posted By Dirt Hugger
I had the same issue on my XChallenge, clogged...

I had the same issue on my XChallenge, clogged fuel filter, and/or old tired fuel pump. The pump and filter is part of the fuel pump assembly, and BMW will only replace the whole assembly. Apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,092,207
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Hehe! I think we should call it the...

Hehe!

I think we should call it the Prawn-head. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Dirt Hugger
By 'On fast roads the rear looses traction', do...

By 'On fast roads the rear looses traction', do you mean the rear wheel starts bouncing?

I find that my rear wheel bounces when riding on tarmac at freeway speeds on anything but smooth surfaces,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Dirt Hugger
I have a mountain bike front air shock pump that...

I have a mountain bike front air shock pump that also works on the XCh...

I weigh 100kg all suited up, and get good results with 108-110psi.

I also cannot feel the difference between hard and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Loose steering head bearings?

Loose steering head bearings?
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dirt Hugger
My steering head bearings were tightened slightly...

My steering head bearings were tightened slightly a week ago (not that I had noticed them being loose, just a routine check).

The steering felt fine for three days while commuting, but after this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dirt Hugger
XChallenge steering head bearings?

Have any of you replaced steering head bearings on the XChallenge?

Mine is toast after 9 months and 9000km's... :eek1

BMW is replacing them under warrantee... :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Dirt Hugger
The speedo on my XChallenge also leaked (it...

The speedo on my XChallenge also leaked (it developed a small hairline crack in the sight window, but I am not sure if that was the cause of the leak)

BMW replaced the whole unit under warrantee,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Thanks Oni, Mine is busy shipping as we...

Thanks Oni,

Mine is busy shipping as we speak... :D

No-one has commented yet on maintenance of the damper? Should I presume there is no maintenance worth mentioning?
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7,052
Views: 1,094,258
Posted By Dirt Hugger
I always thought a service is an inspection, with...

I always thought a service is an inspection, with some additions :huh
(while BMW still did the services for my 1200)
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Yeah, thats true... I have been emailing Paige,...

Yeah, thats true... I have been emailing Paige, and she is always quick to reply and very helpful :nod

I think I'm going to bite the bullet on the Emig... :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Thanks guys, Sounds promising... Do any...

Thanks guys,

Sounds promising...

Do any of you know what routine maintenance is required? Yearly fluid change? Is it possible to do it yourself?

Or do you just install and forget about it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Question Xchallenge Emig Steering Damper - opinions?

Calling all XChallenge owners running the Emig steering damper...

Are you happy with it?

Is it reliable?

If you had to choose again, would you get the Emig again? Or would you rather opt for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 69,291
Posted By Dirt Hugger
This might be the answer...

I also get an instability from the front end when riding on the freeway at speeds over 110km/h, especially over rough surfaces. Standard Sahara's, correct tyre pressures, correct air shock pressure....
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Mine squeaked from day 1... It irritated the...

Mine squeaked from day 1...

It irritated the hell out of me, but I have kinda gotten used to it...

I don't think it is something to worry about. Seems to me the squeak is caused by normal...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Question Xchallenge HID/Xenon bulb?

Has anyone replaced the stock headlight bulb on the Xchallenge with a HID/Xenon bulb? I am not talking about adding additional lights, but replacing the original bulb...

I am playing with this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,160,286
Posted By Dirt Hugger
They made it multipiece, so you don't need to...

They made it multipiece, so you don't need to break the chain. 10 min job to install... :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Dirt Hugger
If it fits on the XCountry, will it fit on an...

If it fits on the XCountry, will it fit on an XChallenge?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Mine is still OK...

Mine is still OK...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,160,286
Posted By Dirt Hugger
The alu Cycra's will also fit the ABS model ...

The alu Cycra's will also fit the ABS model

Have them on my non-ABS, but when I bought I was assured they were one of the few guards that would fit on both models. Love them!

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Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,045,668
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Great!

Thanks a lot! Very useful info... :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Sorted!

Thanks for the input guys...

I have re-installed the gasket this weekend, and all is good! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Thanks Max...

The gasket was sticking to the insert quite a bit - that might be the reason the tech did not want to reuse it...

But not having any gasket in there seems a bit dodgy...

Will have a look if I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Xchallenge Leo Vince X3 graphite gasket

Hi all...

Need some advice from you guys that have the Leo Vince X3 slip-on on the Xchallenge.

Are any of you running with the spark arrester? And now for the actual question: Have you re-used...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 130,179
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Max, what is the tank-chain clearance on full...

Max, what is the tank-chain clearance on full suspension compression?

Without a chain guard, wouldn't a broken chain cause a tank rapture and a big :kboom

Are you still taking orders? :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Dirt Hugger
100kg (220lb) - 105-110 psi

100kg (220lb) - 105-110 psi
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Dirt Hugger
So they swapped the Xchallenge rear shock with...

So they swapped the Xchallenge rear shock with the one from the X-Country?

I suppose only time will tell if that was a good idea... :huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Cool2 Go big or go home...

Large rack works for me as well...

Not too large, not intrusive at all, and it gives some options when you are looking for bungee points
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Blinkers underneath

When viewed level from behind
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Blinkers underneath

Or you can make two small aluminium brackets an move the blinkers below the silencer...

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Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,045,668
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Lowering the rear

I found exactly the same thing, but on the road above 120km/h, and also over rough dirt. After reducing the rear shock pressure by a few psi to 108 the front became much more stable. I weigh about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Hey Crankshaft, Could you perhaps post your...

Hey Crankshaft,

Could you perhaps post your riding impressions about this damper?

I am interested to get one of these, but is not sure if its worth the money?
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,160,286
Posted By Dirt Hugger
My U clamps are mounted other way round (Like a...

My U clamps are mounted other way round (Like a 'U', with the Cycra logo not upside down)
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Cycra

I have fitted Cycra aluminium hardguards on my non-abs, very happy with them. :thumbup

The dealer told me they are the only aftermarket ones he knows of that will also fit the ABS model without...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,160,286
Posted By Dirt Hugger
A pic of the generic stainless heat shield to...

A pic of the generic stainless heat shield to supplement the carbon fiber one of the Leo Vince pipe. Got it from a local bike shop... :thumbup

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Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,160,286
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Chain Guard

Steady,

I got my chain guard (the KTM branded one) directly from Touratech, via their online shop at www.touratech.de (http://www.touratech.de). They will ship directly to you, as our SA Touratech...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Dirt Hugger
Mine has it as well, although the manual does not...

Mine has it as well, although the manual does not mention it...

Quite usefull
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