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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By DROdio
Yeah that's what it looks like to me as well. ...

Yeah that's what it looks like to me as well. So.... what are my options? Any ideas on what I'm going to need to order (and from who??? BMW directly?) to fix it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By DROdio
Uh-oh. Handlebars are crooked. Not a good sign. Any tips? + Bent rim; how to fix?

I just noticed today that the handlebars on my G650 XCountry are crooked:

http://f.cl.ly/items/2Y0W2F3k3i110V170s0i/Image%202013-07-27%20at%205.49.44%20PM.png

(I drew a line to highlight the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
Yeah although I had to take the entire airbox off...

Yeah although I had to take the entire airbox off just to find the simple fix (and I could've fixed it w/o doing all of that), I didn't mind that it was an easy one!
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
Figured it out!!!

I figured the problem out! Here's a video of the problem + solution:

https://socialcam.com/v/82fEesG4?autostart=true

When I took the canister off, I'd plugged the vacuum tube. Looks like the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
exactly the same problem

BTW this guy is having EXACTLY the same problem as I am: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9p_7mgj0Cg
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
It's not the battery

I charged the battery; still have the idle problem. Gonna try to clean the idle actuator next.

re: canister -- no I removed it last summer & have an MSR bottle in its place now.

BTW I also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
battery

Huh, maybe it is the battery, because it is showing low. I'll put a battery tender on it and see if that helps. Thx for the tip.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
reset didn't work

BTW just tried the reset (easiest thing first, right?) but that didn't do it. i'll hope it's the idle actuator.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
thx for the quick replies

thx for the quick replies! I'll try these things this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By DROdio
2007 BMW XChallenge - Engine keeps quitting

The engine keeps quitting in my 2007 XChallenge.

It starts up fine and runs for a few seconds -- between, say, 5 to 30 seconds, and then it just dies. It'll do this over & over at idle.

If I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,058,215
Posted By DROdio
anyone know what size bolts are used in charcoal canister

For anyone removing the charcoal canister as per the instructions provided by @Flo_Evans:

Can you tell me what size the bolts are?

I just bought an xChallenge that had the canister removed......
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By DROdio
... or maybe...

I'd emailed the MXHauler guys and they just wrote me back after they saw the pics above:

It looks like the rear of the skid plate is much stronger and would work. Most of the weight ends up being...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By DROdio
Yeah... took a closer look

Yeah I took a closer look and you guys are right -- I just don't see how it would work.

Here are some pics -- even though there are rubber spacers, all the force would be on those four small...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By DROdio
re: weight

The xChallenge is 340lbs wet. So it's not out of the league of what's reasonable. There are a bunch of reasons I'd prefer to put it on something like the MX if possible.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By DROdio
re: bash plate

Yeah that's what I'm worried about. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has upgraded the way the bash plate is connected to the xChallenge to allow for it to rest on it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By DROdio
Used to own an xCo, just upgraded to xCh

I took my xCountry through some pretty hard trails at JoshuaTree and wished it was just a bit better offroad, so I switched to an xChallenge and I'm super happy with it. Happy to share more details.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By DROdio
OK to transport BMW xChallenge on Ultimate MX Hauler?

Just picked up an xChallenge; as you know it has a metal bash plate.

I'm looking to transport it on this Ultimate MX Hauler (http://ultimatemxhauler.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=9),...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,058,215
Posted By DROdio
Got the MSR bottle conversion working -- some notes

Thx @Flo_Evans for the tutorial on how to do this; I just did it!

A few notes for anyone who's going to try it:



You don't need to take the big hose off the servo -- that entire assembly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,529
Posted By DROdio
xCountry in Joshua Tree

Just took the xCountry through lots of back trails in Joshua Tree -- including a DR6 (DR = "difficulty rating"... although I probably don't have to tell that to you guys) trail with huge boulders. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,529
Posted By DROdio
Oceano Dunes

http://drodio.smugmug.com/Travel/Oceano-Dunes-State-Park/i-Vbt8nd7/0/L/20121013-P1000697-L.jpg

http://drodio.smugmug.com/Travel/Oceano-Dunes-State-Park/i-DBwGnn2/0/L/20121013-IMG6637-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,652,197
Posted By DROdio
Oceano Dunes

Here are a few pics from Pismo Beach Oceano Dunes State Park, CA:

http://drodio.smugmug.com/Travel/Oceano-Dunes-State-Park/i-DBwGnn2/0/L/20121013-IMG6637-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,649
Posted By DROdio
Best on & offroad tire combo?

I just posted this question on the G650X thread but am now thinking I should've posted it here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19612326#post19612326

Also after reading this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,392
Posted By DROdio
Best on & offroad tire combo?

Just picked up a 2007 Xcountry.

The current tires are very much road tires, with some limited ability to handle fire trails (not sure what brand they are, but a pic is below). I tried to tackle...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By DROdio
BMWs?

Also wondering what you guys think about the Xmoto, Xchallenge and Xcountry... a bit out of my price range, but maybe I can find a deal and/or stretch the budget a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By DROdio
and the contenders are...

@jon6.0, fuel range isn't a big consideration. This bike is going to be a "get to places the truck can't" type of bike when it's on the truck, and a daily driver in the city when I'm not out...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,960
Posted By DROdio
Bike Recommendation? Lightweight dualsport in 600cc range

I just sold my Ducati ST2 to get something more offroad capable. I'd also like to find something lightweight that I can carry on the front of my diesel pickup (like this:...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By DROdio
Looking to buy a '04-'07 GS 1200

This is my first post, hope I'm not out of line here but I'm in the market to join your crazy crew, so I'm looking for an '04 - '07 R 1200 GS.

I'm not in a huge rush but if anyone's considered...
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