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Old 05-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #4756
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Thanks for the detailed pics!


I love your graphics, where did you find those?
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #4757
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In my opinion, the pre filter kit should come with a properly sized aluminum cover instead of that crappy plastic one. Maybe I'll fab one out of a alloy sheet some day
..

Thats what I did to get a good fitting pre filter.
Also be carefull when tightenening those three holding down srews. I dosn't take much force for those metal thread inserts (air box) to "let go".
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:49 PM   #4758
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You just reminded me.

As well as the TT tank and Scheffelmeier case saver I have advertised in the flea market, I also have a 10% oversize injector in the shed. PM an offer if you can use it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:55 AM   #4759
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In my opinion, the pre filter kit should come with a properly sized aluminum cover instead of that crappy plastic one. Maybe I'll fab one out of a alloy sheet some day
..

Thats what I did to get a good fitting pre filter.
Also be carefull when tightenening those three holding down srews. I dosn't take much force for those metal thread inserts (air box) to "let go".
I'll let you know on Friday arvo if you need to make two....
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:37 AM   #4760
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I'll let you know on Friday arvo if you need to make two....
Hopefully we can welcome you into the fold, S___
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:01 PM   #4761
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Hi,

Begining this year I bought and started to modify a very interesting Xmoto to be prepared for some trips in mind for this year.
Most of the information I'm getting from this forum so I taught that it was about time to show off and thank you all for the knowledge sharing.

Here goes some pics of my project bike... adventurization in process, rayz seat booked and a visit to hotwelding planed for some frame adaptation and front strut.




Using as template the ktm smt... I should make an interesting G650X for travelling.

By the way even with road tyres is a very easy bike to take off-road, no mud yet

Cheers

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #4762
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Hi,

Begining this year I bought and started to modify a very interesting Xmoto to be prepared for some trips in mind for this year.
Most of the information I'm getting from this forum so I taught that it was about time to show off and thank you all for the knowledge sharing.

Here goes some pics of my project bike... adventurization in process, rayz seat booked and a visit to hotwelding planed for some frame adaptation and front strut.




Using as template the ktm smt... I should make an interesting G650X for travelling.

By the way even with road tyres is a very easy bike to take off-road, no mud yet

Cheers

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2

Congrats on a great bike.

Looking forward to watching your transformation progress!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:17 PM   #4763
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Bluhduh MPG- Gas Tank

So... hey there to all... this forum was instrumental in my purchase...

one thing, it seems my MPG has dropped from 60 to around 50...and that whenever my fuel indicator goes off, I no longer actually have the 0.5 gallon reserve...

this change happened several months ago, after I got caught being mesmerized by the rolling golden hills of West Sonoma County and drove off the damned road...
it killed the left plastic and the radiator was mauled...

ANY ideas would be muchly muchly appreciated...
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #4764
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So... hey there to all... this forum was instrumental in my purchase...

one thing, it seems my MPG has dropped from 60 to around 50...and that whenever my fuel indicator goes off, I no longer actually have the 0.5 gallon reserve...

this change happened several months ago, after I got caught being mesmerized by the rolling golden hills of West Sonoma County and drove off the damned road...
it killed the left plastic and the radiator was mauled...
Check to see if your front brake is staying on while you're riding.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #4765
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Check to see if your front brake is staying on while you're riding.
will do...

am thinking also, somethig is up since whenever I refuel, it's NEVER more than 2.1 gallons.

capacity is sposed to be 2.6..

BTW, the thumbs down isn't directed at the response... just my fuel system...

Lotus1967 screwed with this post 05-15-2013 at 11:18 PM
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:46 AM   #4766
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Check to see if your front brake is staying on while you're riding.
I have noted, over the life of my bike, a decrease in mpg going from a solid 75 to a current 68. I attribute it to more ethanol in the fuel.

Anybody else seeing similar? I don't think that's the cause of the guy you are responding to but it got me to remembering what I used to get mpg-wise.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #4767
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will do...

am thinking also, somethig is up since whenever I refuel, it's NEVER more than 2.1 gallons.

capacity is sposed to be 2.6..

BTW, the thumbs down isn't directed at the response... just my fuel system...
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I have noted, over the life of my bike, a decrease in mpg going from a solid 75 to a current 68. I attribute it to more ethanol in the fuel.

Anybody else seeing similar? I don't think that's the cause of the guy you are responding to but it got me to remembering what I used to get mpg-wise.

75 & 68 mpg? Are you standing next to the bike and pushing it? Maybe pulling it behind a bicycle? Keep in mind that since the speedometer reads 10% high, so does your odometer.

The switch to summer gas blends will beat up your mileage, as well as running the crap California gas.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:47 AM   #4768
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Back in 07 when this was new, others reported similar mpg from theirs. Remember, mine is a Co which may make a diff.

As to speedo / odo, the info I have is that the TUV is so strict that BMW calibrate their speedos to read no less than the actual speed no matter what tire used meaning they calibrate about 10% high for stock tires. The odos are supposed to be spot on. I checked and confirmed this with the GS but not with the X.

Anyway, my readings of mpg are from the uncorrected odo.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #4769
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Forgive the newb question, but:


I'm looking at my rear brakes pads, after:

1.) my ABS light has been inconsistent lately. sometimes it stays lit, sometimes it is normal.

2.) it also seems like my rear brakes haven't been as grippy of late.


I was looking for the typical pad wear lines or grooves, and the front pads have them plain as day, but this is what I see in the back:

Out side:




In side:




The out side looks a little boogered up, chipped on the corner. Is this ok, anything to worry about?

Should I be seeing wear lines, or is this a different kind of pad?

BTW, bike is a 2007 xmoto, put in service in 09, has 6700 miles on it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:49 AM   #4770
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Thanks for the detailed pics!


I love your graphics, where did you find those?
Its custom painted, I bought it that way from a friend. The bike also had the ohlins shock, excel rims, leo vince exhaust and some random TT stuff when I got it..

26k km on the oddo
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