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Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 1,307,905
Posted By August West
Hey I'll take it if no one else has spoken for...

Hey I'll take it if no one else has spoken for it.

Will PM my address.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 1,307,905
Posted By August West
I am happy with the Dakar model found here: ...

I am happy with the Dakar model found here:
http://www.parabrisascurtain.com/shop/g-650-x-challenge-90234-dakar-pay.htm
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 156,535
Posted By August West
I read this incredible RR ignoring 98% of the...

I read this incredible RR ignoring 98% of the posters not named Cycles. You know yourself well Cycles, a wonderful gift. You are very good writer and are loved. Thanks for sharing this saga.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By August West
Had the same problem with X Moto pants. Mine had...

Had the same problem with X Moto pants. Mine had Klim D30 armor in the knees, still moved around and never felt like it was in the right place or going to be there when I needed it. For me this...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,056
Posted By August West
I rode through Idaho with Pol and Lucy a couple...

I rode through Idaho with Pol and Lucy a couple of summer's ago, great folks. How cool! Great RR. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By August West
+2 on Rev Zilla Rev Zilla has been...

+2 on Rev Zilla

Rev Zilla has been incredibly helpful with sizing concerns. Klim sizes are all over the place depending on model. I just tell the Rev Zilla guys my dimensions and the item I am...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By August West
Black RP3 heat reflectivity?

I am considering buying an RP3 jacket. I prefer gray, but they are more scarce than black. Does anyone have any real world experience with the alleged heat reflectivity of the black RP3?
Also, how...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 155,259
Posted By August West
This is what I and others have done on...

This is what I and others have done on XChallenges, same ignition obviously.
No problems with or interruption of electronic functions.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By August West
http://www.rei.com/product/733956/msr-dromlite-2-l...

http://www.rei.com/product/733956/msr-dromlite-2-liter

I have used the 2 liter on river trips with the drink tube. Have not used it on the bike yet but intend to mount it as a tankbag. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By August West
No help, but....

X Tank, Pro Screen, Leo Vince, nice find! You'll love it. Put a little blue loctite on the Pro Screen Fasteners, they tend to back out otherwise. Mine did anyway. Have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 1,571,726
Posted By August West
If your canister has been removed, I believe that...

If your canister has been removed, I believe that connector was for the sensor involved?
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By August West
FYI I saw a set of BMW orange knee pads in the...

FYI I saw a set of BMW orange knee pads in the flea market yesterday.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By August West
Thanks that is helpful!

Thanks that is helpful!
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By August West
You might find that the RP2 pads are much bigger...

You might find that the RP2 pads are much bigger and may not fit in your pad pockets. Klim and other manufacturers make D30 pads that you can buy separately. There may be some you can trim to fit....
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By August West
RP2 pants - Real world fitment info sought

Thanks for reading this far. I need some help with fitment. Over the last year I have dropped from 175 to 158lbs. My waist was 35 and is now 31. None of my gear fits any more. Any of you with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 1,571,726
Posted By August West
Thanks Purdsam! I suspected as much. She would...

Thanks Purdsam! I suspected as much. She would not appreciate the extra height.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 1,571,726
Posted By August West
XCh air shock on an XCo?

I bought a spare airshock for my XCh. (Because I thought it was CHEAP insurance.) There is a chance I would put it on the wife's XCo if her stocker craps out. If you have put an XCh shock on an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,225,914
Posted By August West
You are welcome. When the fuel/vacuum problem...

You are welcome. When the fuel/vacuum problem was discovered I thought, "what did I do last that was unusual?" "Ah, my friend's GL!"
I took a found piece of wood and wedged it right next to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,225,914
Posted By August West
I had identical symptoms. Partner and I were...

I had identical symptoms. Partner and I were helping a friend who had broken down mid ride. We took him to a local airport. I loaded my partner's Giant loop onto the X so he could take the other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,225,914
Posted By August West
panniers

I really like the Enduristan Monsoons, see them at Black Dog Cycle Works.
http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop/brand/enduristan/enduristan-monsoon-soft-saddlebags-250-detail.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 1,307,905
Posted By August West
The metal rails on the frame are supposed to go...

The metal rails on the frame are supposed to go inside the square holes in the seat plastic. The seat is not supposed to rest on top of them.
Looks like the rail on the far side is bent down pretty...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 134,895
Posted By August West
No cell signal most places I want to ride.

No cell signal most places I want to ride.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By August West
Not sure if this helps. I have Santiago pants...

Not sure if this helps. I have Santiago pants 42/52. They fit when I had a 35" waist and weighed 175, 5'11" Lost weight now 158 and 31" waist. The 42/52s fit but just barely. I have the waist...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,327
Posted By August West
Nice, looking forward to the rest of your trip. ...

Nice, looking forward to the rest of your trip. Wansfel, I am the guy you stopped to help in Lolo a couple of summers ago. I was on the XChallenge with my as yet detected ignition switch crapping...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,225,914
Posted By August West
It does, maybe a good excuse to look for XCh...

It does, maybe a good excuse to look for XCh take-off for the Country? Is the stock XCh strong enough? I have a synthetic Hyde Racing skid plate over the stocker on the XCh.

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,225,914
Posted By August West
Bike Stand/Lift, looking for recommendations

What stands do you guys use/prefer for performing maintenance. The X is my first bike without a center stand. We have a XChallenge and a XCountry in the family and would like a stand/lift that...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By August West
Olympia X Moto: How much ventilation?

X-Moto owners and Bushwacker/Moab owners please weigh in. I am considering buying one of these jackets. My main concern is protection with good ventilation during the really hot months. How much...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By August West
I have the Wolfman tank panniers on my G650...

I have the Wolfman tank panniers on my G650 XChallenge.
They work really well and are very secure. They eat a lot of tools, spare tubes, goggles, Clif bars. Maybe not as voluminous as the big...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 56,528
Posted By August West
+1 on the ignition switch. Same symptoms I had...

+1 on the ignition switch. Same symptoms I had when my switch went south.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By August West
-1 I bought this recently and the attachment to...

-1
I bought this recently and the attachment to the valve stem will not stay secure without leaking air, it is unusable. Was really hopeful because it was priced well. Obviously others have had...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,029
Posted By August West
+1 for the X Tank. The out of pocket was way...

+1 for the X Tank.
The out of pocket was way less than the TT tank allowing me to buy the tank, a bash plate, and wind screen for the price of the TT. The guys I know that have the TT say they...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By August West
liners

I found a set of Olympia X Moto liners, wind/waterproof plus thermal jacket liners and wind/waterproof pant liners, that I wear under my Santiago jacket and pants. (Call me a cross dresser.) $50 for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 1,307,905
Posted By August West
Disconcerting rumble

My bike makes a gravel and broken marbles in a tumbler rumble when I roll it in neutral. Happens forward and backwards. It's hard to push it and bend down to hear where it is coming from. Sounds like...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 1,571,726
Posted By August West
Perfect - Thanks!

Perfect - Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 1,571,726
Posted By August West
Dumb tire question

I got a tube type TKC front tire for our family's new to us XCountry. Do these bikes normally ride on tubeless tires? If so, can I run a tube type TKC without a tube? Do I just use a tube with...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By August West
AST 2 Blue

Blue Olympia AST 2 jackets are on sale for around $250. Good value!
Rev Zilla - $227
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By August West
Chain tool recommendations?

I have owned 4 motorcycles including my current XChallenge. This is the first bike I've owned with a chain. I am coming to some fundamental maintenance issues (chain maintenance/replacement)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 1,571,726
Posted By August West
What seat is that? You don't intend to refit a...

What seat is that? You don't intend to refit a stock seat do you? If so I might be interested in the seat pictured.
Surely (hopefully) there is a buyer for this as is.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,802
Views: 1,083,767
Posted By August West
You can buy a puller from a dealer. The caps are...

You can buy a puller from a dealer. The caps are the coils and, apparently, can be damaged if removed incorrectly. This would be quite costly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 1,307,905
Posted By August West
The front is still good, the rear is shot at 3k,...

The front is still good, the rear is shot at 3k, 1600 really hard dirt miles (hard for me anyway, old guy going as fast as he can), 500 or so easy to moderate dirt mile, the rest pavement.
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