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Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 1,043,188
Posted By Gas Can
Thanks to all the inmates that gave advice over...

Thanks to all the inmates that gave advice over the last few years. It really helped me pick the best mods for my X Challenge. Real sad to have to sell it but Im having money issues. Its for sale in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 1,043,188
Posted By Gas Can
I have an annoying squeek every time I hit a big...

I have an annoying squeek every time I hit a big bump, always had it. Others have posted on this same thing. Some thought it was the air shock but not sure. Could the noise be from the swingarm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,691
Views: 1,143,687
Posted By Gas Can
I love my Renazco. Its a tall bike to begin with...

I love my Renazco. Its a tall bike to begin with and If you raised the forks, you made a compromise on comfort.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
I had a problem with the fuel capacity. It would...

I had a problem with the fuel capacity. It would always shut off a gallon early but I would think it was full.
The problem was that the gas pump always shuts off way before its full. Now I have to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,599,290
Posted By Gas Can
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/bike...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/bike-3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/?action=view&current=bike-3.jpg)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,610
Posted By Gas Can
Nevada

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/?action=view&amp;current=bike-3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/bike-3.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,751
Posted By Gas Can
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/bike...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/bike-3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/?action=view&current=bike-3.jpg)
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 648,217
Posted By Gas Can
13 pics of a small part. You must be an engineer?...

13 pics of a small part. You must be an engineer?

I have the same Touratech single piece lever in the pic and its perfect. I didnt want to think about the two nuts ever coming loose on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
Big mistake. Why risk having to split the cases...

Big mistake. Why risk having to split the cases over a cheap part? Especially after you just read from 4 guys here explaining why not to.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
When mine bent you couldnt tell by looking at it....

When mine bent you couldnt tell by looking at it. It was bent internally and the bike wouldnt shift above 2nd gear. I have the Touratech shifter on now.

Here is a link to my situation ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
Koof- From your posted pic, it doesnt look like...

Koof- From your posted pic, it doesnt look like you ever take your bike offroad. But if you ever do, that drilled out shifter wont save the shaft. I drilled out my stocker and still bent the shaft...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,175
Posted By Gas Can
Im surprised it isnt already posted here but BMW...

Im surprised it isnt already posted here but BMW has recalled the mudgard for the X Challenge. I got the new one installed recently.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 1,043,188
Posted By Gas Can
delete

delete
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 648,217
Posted By Gas Can
Thanks for the pics Walter. Update after my...

Thanks for the pics Walter.
Update after my gearbox was rebuilt, it's not notchy anymore. It's perfect and smooth now so there was a silver lining to my mishap with the bent gear shaft. Yours is ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 1,043,188
Posted By Gas Can
Hey Fellow X Challenge riders, Just thought I...

Hey Fellow X Challenge riders,
Just thought I would let you know that I joined the club of guys with a bent gear selector shaft. I dropped the bike in a dirt corner and as others have said on here,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,610
Posted By Gas Can
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/IMG_...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/IMG_0005-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/?action=view&current=IMG_0005-1.jpg)
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,751
Posted By Gas Can
Pyramid Lake, Nv. Great ride day.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 30,474
Posted By Gas Can
I like the pictures you posted especially that...

I like the pictures you posted especially that crazy sunset. Good to meet you two at KTM. Im still sore from my ride Sunday out by Pyramid. The X did OK on 90% but the group I went with were mostly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By Gas Can
Great thread. What tires did you use on this trip?

Great thread. What tires did you use on this trip?
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
I probably should get rim locks with my next set...

I probably should get rim locks with my next set of tires . I want to be able to lower the psi and not worry about it spinning.
Since I like to ride the freeway to my spot, Im assuming It's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
"8-10 PSI off road, 20-25 psi road should work...

"8-10 PSI off road, 20-25 psi road should work for most bikes. Off road pressures are fine for short journeys on tarmac, I'd only worry if I was heading 30+ miles down the highway.[/quote]
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
Here's my chop job w/ $19 flush mount lights...

Here's my chop job w/ $19 flush mount lights from motorcycle superstore.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/belair/IMG_0116.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,751
Posted By Gas Can
I drove up to Palomar Observatory. This is ...

I drove up to Palomar Observatory. This is looking over Pauma Valley.<table style="width:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,386
Posted By Gas Can
If you just scroll up 7 posts you would have seen...

If you just scroll up 7 posts you would have seen the link I posted.
http://www.rvbprecision.com/motorcycles/bmw-g650x-challenge-oil-change-proceedure.html
Its Easy. Dont go pay a dealer $100 for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By Gas Can
Nice to see some decent photography on here for a...

Nice to see some decent photography on here for a change. Nice report. No apology needed for the self pics.
I take it like you left all the hassles and headaches of society at home, and said F'...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 648,217
Posted By Gas Can
Colebatch, Merry Christmas from San Diego. I...

Colebatch, Merry Christmas from San Diego.
I got a brand new X recently and think I should put some hand gaurds on. Your Touratech ones look better than the BMW ones available. Did they fit good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,751
Posted By Gas Can
On the way to Julian, Ca.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,386
Posted By Gas Can
I just did my first oil change after 600 miles....

I just did my first oil change after 600 miles. Man, that oil looked horribly mucky and black.
I would have done it at 300 and again at 700 if Id known.
That tin foil method worked good around the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,386
Posted By Gas Can
I found this great link of the oil change...

I found this great link of the oil change procedure of an X Challenge with pictures.
http://www.rvbprecision.com/motorcycles/bmw-g650x-challenge-oil-change-proceedure.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/70/7303/I...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/70/7303/ITEM/Bikemaster-Universal-Flush-Mount-Marker-Light-Kit.aspx
Thats where I got them.
I was thinking of flush mount LED's for about $90 after relay...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
Thanks guys, all better now. I forgot that since...

Thanks guys, all better now. I forgot that since I cut off the license plate light, I had an extra wire that I didnt need to use.
Here is a pic of the home made tail tidy. Apparently these are not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
Turn signals remounted but not working..yet

Can someone with some basic wiring knowledge help me out. Im putting new turn signals on my X Challenge. Since I chopped off most of the tail, I cut the bulk of the wires shorter. Its only 4 wires ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,751
Posted By Gas Can
A short ride up to Mt. Soledad in San Diego

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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 1,043,188
Posted By Gas Can
I love the sound of the Leo Vince. It made the...

I love the sound of the Leo Vince. It made the bike a lot more fun to ride. Not only did it shave off about 4 lbs but to me its no fun riding a bad ass bike if it sounds like a moped. I want it to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,964
Posted By Gas Can
Thanks Cruz

Thanks Cruz
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,964
Posted By Gas Can
De-Cat

[quote=Cruz]I just had the cat taken out of my stock muffler and after an hours ride this afternoon I was able to place my hand quickly onto the muffler without getting burnt. Previously you just...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,321,271
Posted By Gas Can
La Jolla, Ca.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 1,043,188
Posted By Gas Can
New Bike

I had my first good ride today on the new bike along Torrey Pines and La Jolla. I really like this bike so far. My CRF450R feels a lot faster though if I were to compare the two different animals....
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By Gas Can
What kind of oil are you guys using?

What kind of oil are you guys using?
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,036,387
Posted By Gas Can
Does anyone know what size coupler and what size...

Does anyone know what size coupler and what size Vacuume plug to use for the canister removal? It didnt say in the index instructions .They had different sizes at Kragen, 3/8, 5/16? I dont get my...
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