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Old 01-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #5551
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DiscoDino, would you happen to have some more precise references (part #) for the break lines you ended up using (pics would also be highly appreciated)? ... Oh, I'm so glad/lucky someone went there before me... I got the 2" Roxy risers since couple of months and during initial tests I seem to only need maybe 1" additional length for the break line (have ABS, too) in order to accommodate also my existing RalleMoto RM1 steering dumper (which probably raises another 1.5").




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I haven't updated the brake line thread, but I've done some progress in terms of longer brake lines for the ABS Xch...

1. The "double banjo bolt" on the front brake lever is not a double flow. Meaning that the short/single hose that goes from the neck (ABS modulator if you will) to the bolt is the hose that brings the "command" of the lever to the modulator. In turn, the oil goes from the modulator through the long oil, that goes via the double banjo on the bar, to the front caliper. Now when we were fiddling around with the new hoses, we installed a new double banjo bolt that had both of the hoses "flowing together". We couldn't bleed the system, and therefore found out that the bolt is not "flow through", and that each hose goes it's separate way. Result: one can get a single longer hose from the modulator to the caliper (+2" say), attach it with a SINGLE banjo bolt. Then, from the modulator, go with a longer hose DIRECTLY to the caliper (any length you want...won't be an issue if OEM length). Interesting, huh? If I have some weird verbiage kindly correct me !
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #5552
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Rox Riser and Cable extensions

thanks to all the thoughts and ideas regarding cable extensions and bar risers...

at the moment, im still stuck in asia and my bike is in detroit. after looking and hearing about cable extensions problems. i can see extending the ABS cables to a bit of a problem if they are not free flow...

for now, its reading and learning as much as possible and will review in april whether or not to venture. be it risers or bars.

cheers for all your thoughts.....

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #5553
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apli, I am away for the rest of next week and will only be back Monday 16th...pm me or something next Sunday and I will chec what I have to post up
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:27 AM   #5554
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low down

Any body brought one of these down to a reasonable height?
We are thinking of getting one for my wife but will need to lower it .Also can you geta larger tank for them ?
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:07 AM   #5555
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Any body brought one of these down to a reasonable height?
We are thinking of getting one for my wife but will need to lower it .Also can you geta larger tank for them ?
The 2009 X-Country (Yellow) is lower than any of the others. my (Thai) wife can sit the bike ok in standard setup and she is short.

As for tank, I recommend the X-Tank from Erik at Hotrod....here

2 sizes 6.5 litre and 9.5 litre. If you specify its for an X-Country, he makes them slightly differently to allow for the lower rear end.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #5556
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Front wheel spacer length?

Could somebody give me the precise length of the front wheel spacer (2007 XChallenge)? I seemed to have misplaced it during a tire swap and I need to machine a steel one anyway! I understand the stock aluminum are crap.

All dimensions are welcome but the length of spacer is what I most need.

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #5557
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I've got a sketch in the workshop for the non-abs version. Could check it tomorrow
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #5558
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28 mm length for non abs
25 mm is the seal dimension, at the clamp side it tapers out to 30 mm
20 mm axle (hole)
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #5559
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Removing Charcoal Canister

Just got the question from a US client for an Xtank.
At removing the charcoal canister connected to the breather of the fuel tank, can you just disconnect it or has to be some jumpering or tricking done? No idea if this gives a feedback to the ECU and I don't have the plans for the US version
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:34 AM   #5560
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28 mm length for non abs
25 mm is the seal dimension, at the clamp side it tapers out to 30 mm
20 mm axle (hole)
Thank you for your response, Erik. However, my bike is ABS equipped and I see online that there is an ABS and non-ABS version of this part!

Anybody have the measurements for the ABS version?

Thanks advriders...
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #5561
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Just got the question from a US client for an Xtank.
At removing the charcoal canister connected to the breather of the fuel tank, can you just disconnect it or has to be some jumpering or tricking done? No idea if this gives a feedback to the ECU and I don't have the plans for the US version
I got my X used from a fellow on this forum (well-used!) and it just has the canister removed and the wiring disconnected. I don't think jumpering anything is necessary. I've had no problems, anyway...
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #5562
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Cheers Ruis, I'll pass the message

oh and since you're so sweet I took a moment to measure an abs-spacer
Though you could have just subtracted the length of the ABS bracket from my previous measurements of course

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #5563
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Cheers Erik!

Thanks for the dims. Now I just have to find the time to make it...

And I'll have to tell my wife what you said... maybe she's right when she says I'm spending too much time on this site!

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Cheers Ruis, I'll pass the message

oh and since you're so sweet I took a moment to measure an abs-spacer
Though you could have just subtracted the length of the ABS bracket from my previous measurements of course

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #5564
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... maybe she's right when she says I'm spending too much time on this site!

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #5565
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Just got the question from a US client for an Xtank.
At removing the charcoal canister connected to the breather of the fuel tank, can you just disconnect it or has to be some jumpering or tricking done? No idea if this gives a feedback to the ECU and I don't have the plans for the US version
I'm pretty sure you just disconnect it from the connector. I'm in Australia ... so no charcoal canister, but I just used the plug which is switched off the battery with the ignition for a source for a relay for switched power for heated grips and a gps, so it's still useful.
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