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Old 02-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #316
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Just got my used xChallange forks in the mail today. Im going to use them to make my forks adjustable, and paired with new springs = Sweet!!

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #317
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Just got my used xChallange forks in the mail today. Im going to use them to make my forks adjustable, and paired with new springs = Sweet!!





my favorite mod so far!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #318
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awesome man, can't wait to see how this turns out
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #319
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #320
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Single rotor?
Im only taking a few of the parts from the xChallange forks, the cap and some internal parts.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #321
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Took the morning to take my forks off.

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The first one came off fine, but the other side.... i stripped one of the star bolts that hold the caliper, so fuck my life, ill have to figure out how to do that side.

(i had to install it back into the bike in order to get the top cap off)

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Once i got it off you just slide it down and pour out the oil.

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After you take out the cartridge. you can see that not only are they the same. but the xChallenge one is adjustable and a little longer!

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I dont have my new Race Tech springs yet, but i just wanted to see how it all went together. Looks great!

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #322
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Took the morning to take my forks off.



if anyone wants to know where the xChallenge gets the extra 40mm of travel take a look at the uppers(gold tube) from both forks and you have your answer, it is ~40mm shorter then the F800GS allowing the fork stroke to be longer giving it the extra travel.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #323
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bike look good ... how many time to do the tank swap ??
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #324
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bike look good ... how many time to do the tank swap ??
I did it over a few days working maybe 2 hours a day.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #325
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if anyone wants to know where the xChallenge gets the extra 40mm of travel take a look at the uppers(gold tube) from both forks and you have your answer, it is ~40mm shorter then the F800GS allowing the fork stroke to be longer giving it the extra travel.
If you are putting the X-Challenge cartridges into the F8 outer tubes, make sure that the travel is limited internally, and not by the longer upper tube bottoming out.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #326
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If you are putting the X-Challenge cartridges into the F8 outer tubes, make sure that the travel is limited internally, and not by the longer upper tube bottoming out.
It shouldn't, the cartridge body is 4-5mm longer, besides that both dampers compress and extend the same length, the upper tubes are ~40mm shorter, the lower tubes ~40mm longer, they both share the same stock spring (same exact part number)so all things equal it should not be an issue since the cartridge sits further in the lower tubes which is what allows it to move the extra 40mm or so on the xChallenge.
I have ridden mine on some pretty rough terrain and have hit a few drops and have yet to bottom it out. I should only travel as far as the spring allows it to.
Static sag was a ~3-4mm higher but that should be caused by the stiffer Ohlin's springs.
Also remember static sag should be shorter on the xChallenge since it is close to 100lbs. lighter

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #327
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The day has come! The Xchallenge cartridge swap is complete! A fully bolt up mod that cost me a total of $275. Way better than $1,300 for something very similar.

Took it around the block ( thats all i can do since there is 20" of snow on the ground) and WOW!!!!! Just wow. What a difference. It blows my mind just a little bit!

Literally all you do is switch out the cartridge and put in new springs. anyone can do it!

Look how pretty they are!

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #328
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You bastard. You'll get to stretch its legs next month.

If I'm able to ride you can be my fueling station in DV.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #329
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The day has come! The Xchallenge cartridge swap is complete! A fully bolt up mod that cost me a total of $275. Way better than $1,300 for something very similar.

Took it around the block ( thats all i can do since there is 20" of snow on the ground) and WOW!!!!! Just wow. What a difference. It blows my mind just a little bit!

Literally all you do is switch out the cartridge and put in new springs. anyone can do it!

Look how pretty they are!





Looks awesome..... I just don't seems to be able to find a pair of XC forks.....
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #330
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Looks awesome..... I just don't seems to be able to find a pair of XC forks.....
Yeah, that is gonna be the hard part....
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