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Old 05-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #5341
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Does any one want to trade my small touratech rack for your extra skid plate (factory or otherwise). I can add cash if needed to make up the difference. Shoot me a PM if you've got an extra bash plate you don't need.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:51 AM   #5342
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Found a bash plate, thanks

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #5343
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Im interested and a little skeptical of this description because my self and at least five other people I know have xtanks which draw fuel through the breather valve into the main tank as the main tank empties. To plumb them in all we do is pull the breather hose off the tank breather ( that white hexagonal thingy in the photo) and push the fuel line off the xtank on instead and it will syphon. No need to fiddle taking bits out of the breather valve.
Why does the TT tank require this extra step?

Having rethought what I described and what you are stating above, I was mistaking in my explanation of why the breather check valve needed to be removed. Thank you for pointing out my mistake.

The tank vent check valve does not need to be removed to allow the vacuum drag to occur from the TT tank to the stock tank. I believe it was recommended to me to remove the check valve to ensure free flow, as in no obstructions that could possibly hinder the flow gas.
I worked on some other bike projects but got back to the tank 2 weeks ago. I got the siphon to work eventually, but I had to seal the keyhole of the gas cap. It seems air was leaking in there an breaking the syphon. At times there is also a small gas weep around the gas cap, indicating my gas tank stays full and therefore siphoning. It looks like I may need a new gas cap, but BMW wants nearly a $100 for one, Anybody found an alternate replacement. I don't care if it is locking or not.

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #5344
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I worked on some other bike projects but got back to the tank 2 weeks ago. I got the siphon to work eventually, but I had to seal the keyhole of the gas cap. It seems air was leaking in there an breaking the syphon. At times there is also a small gas weep around the gas cap, indicating my gas tank stays full and therefore siphoning. It looks like I may need a new gas cap, but BMW wants nearly a $100 for one, Anybody found an alternate replacement. I don't care if it is locking or not.

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Touratech sell a replacement but it is no cheaper.

You can take the cap apart: Put it upside down on a bench, push the inner piece down against the spring and slide out the retaining pin. This will release the lock barrel. You can then replace the O ring that seals the barrel.

The weep around the gas cap will also cause a problem. You need to source a small piece of 2mm thick Viton rubber sheet. I googled it, found a supplier and emailed them, they were able to send me an offcut. Taking measurements from the original seal I drew 2 circles with a pair of compasses and cut it out with a Stanley knife. The supplier I used wont be much good as I'm in the UK.

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #5345
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Touratech sell a replacement but it is no cheaper.

You can take the cap apart: Put it upside down on a bench, push the inner piece down against the spring and slide out the retaining pin. This will release the lock barrel. You can then replace the O ring that seals the barrel.

The weep around the gas cap will also cause a problem. You need to source a small piece of 2mm thick Viton rubber sheet. I googled it, found a supplier and emailed them, they were able to send me an offcut. Taking measurements from the original seal I drew 2 circles with a pair of compasses and cut it out with a Stanley knife. The supplier I used wont be much good as I'm in the UK.

Good luck
I saw that Touratech cap, but, maybe it is just me, that $160 seemed just a tad outrageous. I had the barrel apart, but did not notice the oring. I will do that again and get a replacement o-ring. I will see if I can hunt down some viton sheeting. Thanks!!

Update: found that sneaky little oring and got a new one. Also ordered some viton sheet. Since we live in the great country with its super high tech measurement system I could not find a metric thickness except in a huge quantity / price. But I did find a 6" x 6" x 3/32" sheet, just a bit thicker at 2.38 mm, but that may make the seal a little tighter.

I did find out the syphoning / sealing had worked reasonably well. When I took the gas cap off a lot of gasoline came out, it was filled well above the fill level. Good deal!

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #5346
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I have an extra xmoto seat with seat concepts upgrade (original xmoto vinyl and foam available too) that I could use for trade fodder :)
Probably just a dumb question, is the xmoto seat interchangeable with an xchallenge seat?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:33 PM   #5347
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Probably just a dumb question, is the xmoto seat interchangeable with an xchallenge seat?
It is... When I bought mine, it had the XMoto seat installed... Same pan, different color cover...
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #5348
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #5349
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Anyone use one?

National Deflector DX, removable. Works great for the highway.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #5350
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #5351
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Replace Touratech 20mm riser bolts with stainless steel "hardware/bolt store" ones, they tend to rust and bend very easily.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #5352
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Replace Touratech 20mm riser bolts with stainless steel "hardware/bolt store" ones, they tend to rust and bend very easily.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #5353
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Nice!

Como hiciste para importar todo eso? Hasta donde yo sabia es un quilombo pasar cosas for aduana ...

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:56 PM   #5354
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Any details you could share?
What material?
Where did you find the fuel cap and weld in nipple for it?
Dim's?

Thank you.
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I made my own 1.75 gal tank that looks and fits similar to the X-tank that's plumbed off the top of the factory's vent, same as everyone else's is plumbed and have only had one fuel flow or transfer issue in 16K miles. My only issue was due to the rubber gasket between the factory gas tank and the locking gas cap started to leak a little. I first noticed a little fuel leakage on the side of the tank after the bike was topped off. Then one one occasion the low fuel light came on at around 100 miles and no fuel was pulled from the accessory tank. That gasket leak at my main tank filler "broke" the vacuum that pulled fuel from my accessory tank as the main fuel was used. A quick tightening of the bolts that hold the filler in place brought everything back to Golden, and all has been well ever since.



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Old 06-04-2013, 07:59 AM   #5355
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Como hiciste para importar todo eso? Hasta donde yo sabia es un quilombo pasar cosas for aduana ...
No seras oficial de Aduana o de AFIP no??

Trabajo para una compañía que representa acá en Arg a una empresa americana con headquarters en Houston.

Básicamente compro en TT USA, me lo hago enviar a Houston y cuando voy para allá o viene alguien para acá entra en equipaje de mano, que podes entrar hasta USD 300 legalmente.

En este caso, me encontre en Peru con una persona que venia de USA, me lo entrego y yo lo pase.

Con las cosas voluminosas es mas complicado.. pero tampoco es imposible, sabes como es el tema aca.. jejej


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