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Old 12-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #5551
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I had a SW Motech center stand and removed it because it kept getting hung on rocks. It's not such a big deal for the Challenge but a 650 Dakar I was riding with came down hard and bent the center stand enough that it fouled the rear suspension linkage. The rider managed to make field repairs with off the shelf bolts.

My skid plate setup is the Hyde over stock setup. During LAB2V I smacked a rock hard enough to gouge the Hyde and deflect the bottom of the stock skid plate just bit. I'll hammer it back into shape and put it back.






The stock plate is more than strong enough to support the bike on a stand.

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #5552
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I had one ..I can tell it it 100% NOT waterproof despite the claims even in new condition .It's a nice mud plow and catches shit well and your tools all rust up. I had the clips break a few times but he did send me replacement parts for free so the after service is good. I fitted a hasp n staple with a padlock to be shore.
I am thinking of building another XC this time I will buy the standard guard with holes in
Thanks for the feedback Kito. I wouldn't expect or count on the toolbox to be waterproof - I saw the claim as new, but I certainly am not going to rely on it being watertight (for long) - just like my panniers on my GSA..

I guess living in the relatively dry west US, the rusting will be easier to avoid. Funny I did have a bunch of tools rust on my trip to AK this summer on my GSA .

All good food for thought...
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #5553
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Sorry for another question for which I am sure the answer is posted somewhere but I have not been able to find it. I am going through my new to me Xch with oil changes etc.... Is there an oil filter to use in replacement of the OEM one that is readily available from a good manufacture? Just looking to save a few bucks. I can buy the o-ring from the dealer separately if I need it. Thanks.
If you are after premium quality at higher than average Hiflo, K&N, Champion etc prices (but still probably cheaper than OEM), try these:

Mann MH 65/1
Mahle Knecht OX 119 (I use these and they are very, very good!)

Otherwise:

HiFlo HF151
K&N KN151
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #5554
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If you are after premium quality at higher than average Hiflo, K&N, Champion etc prices (but still probably cheaper than OEM), try these:

Mann MH 65/1
Mahle Knecht OX 119 (I use these and they are very, very good!)

Otherwise:

HiFlo HF151
K&N KN151
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:17 AM   #5555
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Anyone use KTM folding mirrors on their X?

Thinking about ordering some but I am not sure what size to get. I think 243mm?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #5556
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I can strongly recommend the Double take mirrors. Did you give them thought?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:56 AM   #5557
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I can strongly recommend the Double take mirrors. Did you give them thought?
Never heard of them, but those look good too. But same question: long or short arms?
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #5558
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I like the 3 inch arm to get my shoulder out of view. FWIW

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Old 01-19-2014, 04:47 AM   #5559
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Convenient Battery Jumper for BMW Singles

I've been meaning to post this for some time. Since the battery on the XCo is diffcult to access quickly, I have wired-in a fish trolling motor connecter that greatly facilitates jump-starting the bike or giving someone else a jump.

The set-up is simply connecting and attaching a receptacle to the bike that is wired to the battery. Then, fabricated jumper cables with the mating trolling connector on one end and pinch clamps on the other makes jump-starting a convenient task.

I've done the same thing with other bikes. This is not expensive and it works great.

Two-pronged electric trolling motor receptacle available at most marine supply stores.


Extended leads with terminals installed


The mating trolling motor connector attached to heavy (8ga+) wires with pinch clips.


Receptacle attached to bike with positive wire routed up to the battery terminal and negative wire to ground.


Connectors plugged-up when in use. Cables stored in tail pack.

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Old 01-19-2014, 04:58 AM   #5560
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:33 PM   #5561
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Hey guys,

Just listed my Meyer saddle in the flea market:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949119

Lemme know if anyone is interested :)
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:55 PM   #5562
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Anyone use KTM folding mirrors on their X?

Thinking about ordering some but I am not sure what size to get. I think 243mm?

I have them on mine. They work great. You can adjust the arms in/out to get them past your shoulders. Had them on for at least 2 riding seasons or about 30k miles, still work like new. I bought the pointed ones. But I believe the round ones work the same?

Bought them from moto-science
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:31 PM   #5563
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I have them on mine. They work great. You can adjust the arms in/out to get them past your shoulders. Had them on for at least 2 riding seasons or about 30k miles, still work like new. I bought the pointed ones. But I believe the round ones work the same?

Bought them from moto-science
Have you got a part# for the KTM Mirrors??
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:04 PM   #5564
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Boosterplug

For those interested, I finally got my hands on an IAT trick plug, boosterplug, accelerator modue or whatever you want to call it.

As many know, it is basically a NTC resistor with an external air temp sensor that fools the ECU by giving incorrect lower than real IAT. That information is not fixed like the first versions or the cheap home made mod, its variable value, depending on the external sensor. This chart will give you an idea.. basically as the air temp rises, the % of fuel added is lower.




I've only had 1 chance to ride the bike after the install, and so far, I like it a lot.

The starting issues I mentioned a few days ago on the index thread are gone.. no more backfiring or pops, no lurching when cold...

cold and hot starts are way better.

Rideability seems a bit improved... better throttle response on low rpms and seems to have a little more grunt everywhere.

that's it.. dont expect any real BOOST.. it just makes the throttle response snapier and the starting easier..


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Old 01-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #5565
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I would have placed the temperature sensor up at the inlet to the airbox. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what I did.
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