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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:27 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Gas Cap

I'd be interested in the gas cap as well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Front brake issue

Speaking of front brake issues, I took my X out of the garage for the 1st time in a couple months yesterday and noticed the front brake required a lot more force than usual to get stopping power. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Yes, but the gold plated Touratech gas cap is...

Yes, but the gold plated Touratech gas cap is discontinued. (at least it was priced like it was made of gold) Does anyone know of an alternative solution?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By purdsam
The 2009 model was only offered in Yellow, if I'm...

The 2009 model was only offered in Yellow, if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Rear only ABS??

Does the bike have the red ABS push button on the left grip cluster? I would say if it does, then it came with full ABS, if it doesn't, it has no ABS.

I'm with you, as I've never heard of a 1/2...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By purdsam
I did the Sachs--> Conti Air shock swap with no...

I did the Sachs--> Conti Air shock swap with no compatibility issues or additional hardware required. I gained at least 2" in seat height, maybe more. You'll have to find a way to extend the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Center stand

Hello. Can't remember the brand of my center stand, but I bought the one for the X-Ch and cut it down to size. I've never had any rubbing or clearance issues with it. There are some pictures in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 03:57 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Rear rack

I like the SW-Motech one. I use it with the Hepco Becker 42L topcase. I did add aluminum reinforcements to it because the topcase stuck out pretty far on the back and was beginning to bend the rack.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 09:28 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Wunder windscreen bracket

Don't bother with the Wunder windscreen. I'm on my second one, and both brackets failed in the same manner. For the second one, I even took it to an aluminum welder to have it reinforced on on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By purdsam
RTW Farkles

All of those are good suggestions for farkles. I would add that the Wunderlich windscreen aluminium bracket is under-engineered and will crack. I even tried taking it to an aluminum welder for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 01:59 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Nice bike

Nice looking ride. You'll love it. I use mine to commute to work in Houston and really enjoy it.
--Sam
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 06:34 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Tires

Great pics lewiss. What kind of tires are those?
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 12:58 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Thanks!

Thanks for the link. I'm glad you're still on the thread, sans XCo!
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 11:44 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Bar risers

Does anyone know if there are bar risers out there for the Xcountry that will fit with the Highway Dirt Bikes handguards mounting system? I'd like a little higher front end to compensate for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 09:18 AM
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Posted By purdsam
XCo spotting in Europe

I just had my first European XCountry spotting in Interlaken, Switzerland! I always keep one eye out for them, but not many around. Plenty of GS's though.

I can't wait to get back to the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2012, 05:16 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Thumb Great stuff

Thanks for sharing. Looks like an awesome weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 02:49 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Nice ride

Nice pics! It looks like a great ride. Makes me miss my bike a lot (it's in a container somewhere in the Pacific). Keep up the good work!
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 07:17 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Ive tested the extremes with the X-tank a few...

Ive tested the extremes with the X-tank a few times on my South America trip. Note that the below info is with stock tank (10L), plus X-tank (7L), plus 4 additional 1 L bottles. (hence 21L total) ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 10:39 AM
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Posted By purdsam
South America Ride Report

Hello all. Ive finally gotten around to making my ride report from my South America trip. Id still like to add some helmet cam videos to it, but here is thats going to have to wait. The link is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 09:50 PM
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Posted By purdsam
South America update

Well, only 10 days left on the trip and both the XCountry and I are still kicking. I had a 45mph crash test on a mountain pass in Bolivia. I was passing a pickup truck when it made a sudden left...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 03:51 PM
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Posted By purdsam
South American Xcountrys

Im in Santa Cruz, Bolivia now headed towards Cusco via La Paz in the next couple weeks. Any chance our paths will cross? With two Xs in Mexico and two more in South America, we might be throwing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 07:14 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Hello from Argentina

Hello all. I am having a great trip so far. Today I had my first issue with the stok tank draining and the aux tank staying full. I hope it is just an issue of some dirt on the stock caps gasket. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 07:31 AM
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Posted By purdsam
South America here I come

Well, I'm off to the airport for my 16hr journey to Santiago. Hopefully I'll be able to get my bike out of custom's hack tomorrow afternoon before everything shuts down for the weekend. If all goes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2012, 08:48 AM
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Posted By purdsam
An X's Journey to the South

So long bikes! See you in Santiago, Chile next week (fingers crossed). :D

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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 09:41 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Headlight

I haven't ridden it since I've installed it. I actually copied this idea from Drone's X-Country page here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450945). He could give you a better answer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 03:08 PM
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Posted By purdsam
An X in a crate!

The final stages of the crating process. We had to remove the windscreen and left hand gaurd, and rotate the left front turn signal, the right hand gaurd, and the handle bars down. Final step is to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2011, 10:30 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Wolfman and HB

I really like the Wolfman bags with the HB racks set up. I was also pleasantly surprised that the horizontal end bar of the rack acted as a support/stabilizer for the flimsy stock tail. Just be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2011, 10:13 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Final bike prep questions

Hello all. I hope everyone here in the states had a great Thanksgiving. The long weekend gave me some much needed time to work on the bike. It was a mighty struggle to pry the stock rear Tourance...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 09:18 PM
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Posted By purdsam
I would buy one

I would buy one
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 09:00 AM
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Posted By purdsam
South America

Nice. Will you be updating at all along the way? My South American route will be Santiago south Ushuaia then north through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia. Maybe our paths will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 08:21 AM
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Posted By purdsam
New parts

Just got done with installing a new sprocket, chain, chain guide, and centerstand last night.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2011, 01:49 PM
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Posted By purdsam
South America preps

Here are some pics of the work done so far in Michigan with the help of my dad.

The new look from the rear with R&G Tail Tidy, Leo Vince exhaust, and Hot Rod Welding X-tank. Notice all the extra...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 09:21 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Question Stock tires

Does anyone have a pair of the stock Tourances they would like to sell to me? I've checked the flea market already. Thanks--Sam
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 06:34 PM
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Posted By purdsam
California and Oregon pics

Here are a few pics of my 3 week west coast trip. Full ride report coming soon!

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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2011, 08:52 AM
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Posted By purdsam
Side bag rings

Hello. The Wolfman bags came with 8 D-ring loops that velcro on to any luggage rack. Their website says they will work with TT racks as long as the distance between the top and bottom of the rack...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 11:21 PM
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Posted By purdsam
Starting my shake-down ride

Hello all. I'm heading out on my 4 week west coast trip tomorrow morning, starting with Joshua Tree NP (94 degrees F!) and continuing up the coast to Crater Lake NP and back down through Yosemite...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2011, 05:10 PM
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Views: 3,353
Posted By purdsam
Thumb Great Report

Thanks for sharing. Great photos and write-up. Reading about your trip has gotten me even more excited to start mine. I'm doing a 4 week round trip ride from San Diego to Crater Lake NP and about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2011, 11:05 AM
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Posted By purdsam
I'll be riding my G650 X-country with the stock...

I'll be riding my G650 X-country with the stock Metzler Tourances and plastic bash plate being my biggest limitations in the dirt. A nice country drive through some twisties would be fun as well. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2011, 10:12 PM
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Posted By purdsam
9/19-9/23 Day Trip rides

Hello all. I'll be visiting my girlfriend in Suisun City for a week in September and was looking for suggestions/riding partners for some M-F day rides while my girlfriend is at work. I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2011, 07:45 AM
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Posted By purdsam
The Shorai Li-Fe-K battery is also a good option...

The Shorai Li-Fe-K battery is also a good option if you plan on air freighting your bike as well. I'm hoping to avoid a headache with the airlines by shipping a battery without hazardous liquids...
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