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Old 07-10-2013, 06:52 AM   #4936
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This may already be in this, but.
Has anyone tried/succeeded in installing these on their Xch:



(http://highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/)
Yes. Had them for a bit, found the mirrors to be useless and the guard bar to top bar clamp setup put the bars in a really goofy "rolled way back" position.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #4937
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Yes. Had them for a bit, found the mirrors to be useless and the guard bar to top bar clamp setup put the bars in a really goofy "rolled way back" position.
Oh, it never occurred to me the HDB setup forces you to rotate the bars to a specific position but I guess that makes sense. But damn they look strong!
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #4938
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Proscreen does make a unit that fits the X-Country headlight configuration (I'm assuming you are interested for your X-Co). I ordered two units, one for the X-Challenge, the "Dakar" model, and one for the X-Country. Both fit up easily, and both seem to work well. Here is the page for the X-Co model:

http://www.parabrisascurtain.com/sho...-x-country.htm

If you want a photo of the screen on the X-Co let me know. I'll try to get out to take one today and post it.

The shipping from Argentina took about 29 days. I did talk to the owner about more expedited shipping, but he didn't have anything faster to the U.S.

Mark
Ok thanks and to you too Butters. I am happy with my (out of production) Sportech windscreen but wanted to document this for others on my webpage, since a good windscreen is hard to find it seems.

Having said that, the ProScreen is ACRYLIC and not the safest like polycarbonate. It says High Impact Acrylic and I'm not an expert but...

It may be worth repeating... or not but... See this video by National Cycle (which may not be comparing the exact same high impact acrylic) but....

... I just think about riding 80 mph and an object hitting your windshield, shattering it and sending it towards your neck....
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #4939
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g650 x country fork dust seals

Evening,
I have recently purchased a 2007 g650 and noticed that the fork dust seals are cracked and there is a build up of rust around them.
Can they be replaced by just removing the front axle mounts at the base of the forks or do I have to remove the whole leg?
Any comments appreciated
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #4940
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Oh, it never occurred to me the HDB setup forces you to rotate the bars to a specific position but I guess that makes sense. But damn they look strong!
They are strong, but you bend the center clamp ears if you crash.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #4941
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Evening,
I have recently purchased a 2007 g650 and noticed that the fork dust seals are cracked and there is a build up of rust around them.
Can they be replaced by just removing the front axle mounts at the base of the forks or do I have to remove the whole leg?
Any comments appreciated
Not 100% sure on the Xco.. but on the Xchal the Reprom says you have to remove the fork to change the seals.



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Old 07-10-2013, 02:05 PM   #4942
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Its only the dust seals I wish to replace not the oil seals
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:24 PM   #4943
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Its only the dust seals I wish to replace not the oil seals
As far as I know its the same procedure.. you've to remove the fork leg to get to the dust seals/oil seals.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #4944
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Its only the dust seals I wish to replace not the oil seals
You are taking the legs off the bike for sure. might as well do a fork oil change as well plus any other work. I did both legs at about two hours time...having never done it before. I had a bit of help but did most of the work. My guess is the bushing is bad as well so might want to pick those up before you go in. Mine was just leaking and not cracked and the bushing was toasted.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:47 AM   #4945
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I thought by removing the bolt at the base of the fork leg would allow the axle mount to slide off and therefore allow replacement of the dust seal without removing the leg or stripping the leg down.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:48 PM   #4946
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If anyone has the Scheffelmeier rally bash plate with tool box, I'd greatly appreciate hearing your feedback on this product. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #4947
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If anyone has the Scheffelmeier rally bash plate with tool box, I'd greatly appreciate hearing your feedback on this product. Thanks.
The fit and finish are good. I haven't had the opportunity to really go ride with it offroad.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #4948
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I thought by removing the bolt at the base of the fork leg would allow the axle mount to slide off and therefore allow replacement of the dust seal without removing the leg or stripping the leg down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2G-b66F3es

different fork, ours is way simpler, but this is basically what you are gettin into and will relatively show you the innards of most upside down forks.

Obviously things are not ALL going to match up but use the search feature on YOUTUBE and watch a few videos they should all basically show you several slight variations on the basic steps.

Again I'd say plan on changing the bushing its cheap and the hard part is being done anyway.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:29 AM   #4949
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The fit and finish are good. I haven't had the opportunity to really go ride with it offroad.
Thanks Tim. Any thoughts on the design? Does the tool box stick out that much?
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:02 AM   #4950
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Thanks Tim. Any thoughts on the design? Does the tool box stick out that much?
No more than a tool tube. You gain corner space, so it holds more than a tool tube. I need to make a roll for my tools, as playing tool tetris could get annoying.
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