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Old 02-01-2010, 04:44 AM   #3661
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Had the stand before the Ohlins, yeah too short, had a mate weld a new crossbar in to give extra clearance and now the whole stand twists around. I'll only use it in an emergency to change tyres, when I get back for this trip i'll probably junk it and make do with lumps of wood or rocks, worse case i'll just lay it on it's side. Complete waste of money IMO.Weighs an absolute ton as well.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:58 AM   #3662
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Ohlins and Hepco Becker rack

I also found that the Ohlins and the Hepco Becker rack are not compatible.
The stock bracket for the reservoir canister needs to be altered.
Here is a pic of the altered hanger.

I have many pics if anyone runs into this and needs some advice. It is probably one of several solutions, but the best I could come up with.

I'm sure many of you have realized, there is not a lot of room to alter or add changes to the XChallenge. Takes some creativity!


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Old 02-01-2010, 07:45 AM   #3663
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That looks really good for spray on. I used some of that in aluminum panniers. I may give that a shot.

The previous picture with the two f650s was line-x. Cost was $185. Cheap, the business who did it, did not make any money on it. Its very thick compared to the spray on. Kinda over kill.

I am just wanting something that will last when i drop the bike or hit a tree.

What technique did you use when spraying? Spray it like spray paint? How many layers?

You sanded the plastic prior to spray right? Just a light grit for sand paper?

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I sprayed a fender on my old 950 and it never wore off, even after a few years.
I just recently replaced the stock front fender of my XC with an acerbis. The front part was YAMAHA blue. I painted over the blue with the black and looks great.

In summary, it works great on plastic and inexpensive.



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Old 02-01-2010, 07:24 PM   #3664
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Decided to give it a try. I used "Rust-Oleum truck bed coating" on the outside. Got it at Lowes for $8 a can. Its a lot finer than the "Dupli-Color Truck Bed coating". I am so far at 3-4 light coats. I used Dupli for the inside. The dupli was left over from a previous project. Its a lot thicker. Looks more like line-x or rino liner.

I did use a little sand paper both gritty and smooth.

I am no spray paint expert but I practiced on the bottom of a drink cooler first. Then attempted the bike parts. I am surprised at how well it looks. It looks better than my old f650 that was line-x.

I will get the bike pics up in a few days.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #3665
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #3666
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new WOLFMAN EXPEDITION SADDLEBAGS

I just posted this on another XChallenge thread on THUMPERS.
Thought I would post it here as well.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...335086&page=66
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:20 AM   #3667
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Had the stand before the Ohlins, yeah too short, had a mate weld a new crossbar in to give extra clearance and now the whole stand twists around. I'll only use it in an emergency to change tyres, when I get back for this trip i'll probably junk it and make do with lumps of wood or rocks, worse case i'll just lay it on it's side. Complete waste of money IMO.Weighs an absolute ton as well.

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Thanks for the reply. Ill be taking it to an engineering shop this week for alterations. It cost me too much money just to junk it. Ill post pics tomorrow of the current problem.

Ill be taking the matter up with the suppliers as well. They should have a warning that the stand does not fit with aftermarket rear suspensions.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:41 AM   #3668
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If you move the crossbrace closer towards the pivot you lose torsional rigidity and the bike is unstable when on the stand. I tried using a semi elliptical brace, brace made out of angle iron but the only thing that worked (sort of) was the OE brace that rubs on the chain and doesn't give enough clearance. Keep us posted if you find a solution.

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #3669
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Hepco Becker Vs Touratech

Can someone tell me if Hepco Becker pannier racks will fit on the Xchallenge with a touratech large rack. If so anyone got a picture of the fitting. Thanks
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:33 AM   #3670
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Can someone tell me if Hepco Becker pannier racks will fit on the Xchallenge with a touratech large rack. If so anyone got a picture of the fitting. Thanks
Yes someone has done it on the other X Challenge thread, have a look on there, 4 pictures with wolfman bags, TT rack and Hepco Becker racks.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:06 AM   #3671
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Can someone tell me if Hepco Becker pannier racks will fit on the Xchallenge with a touratech large rack. If so anyone got a picture of the fitting. Thanks
Look at Jimmy2020's link a few posts above yours.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...335086&page=66

looks like he has the setup you are talking about.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:26 AM   #3672
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i'm pretty sure mine is the small TT rack...

but it should give you a good reference to see if the large rack would fit.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #3673
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but it should give you a good reference to see if the large rack would fit.
Thanks. So the rack and the pannier share the same mounts behind the seat?
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #3674
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Thanks. So the rack and the pannier share the same mounts behind the seat?
Yes. You pull out the bolts for the TT rack then insert the bolts through the HB mounting plate then back into the TT rack then into the frame and tighten. You lose about 1/8" of thread grab this way. To be safe, I bought longer bolts.

The HB racks then attach to the mounting plates. The mounting plates (very unobtrusive) remain in place even when the HB rack is not on the bike.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #3675
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