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Old 04-06-2011, 02:33 AM   #4486
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fair enough, good to have some discussion ... I thought the question was needed. Otherwise we would look more like fanatics rahter than being reasonable on what are the bike capabilities. Remember that one bike may not be an example (Walter case) as a bad one isn't either.

For instance my bike has a much better life than Walter's however I had to adjust valve clearences at 40000K which still is pretty good. Also my bike had the shaft broken on a 10k an our lay down .... I know I suck as rider, nevertheless was something to address


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I've seen a 950 ADV rear swing arm break on this board, some F800 issues, some 1200GS issues...I've seen a KTM 200 break the steering neck in person (the dude was flogging it like he stole it!)...

Bottom line: everything tends to break if it is being flogged hard...
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How many?

Only heard of 4 so far counting this one. One smashed the sidestand mount off and broke the frame there, 2 others have broken the swingarm like Snooker, which I think is more to do with a failed shock and severe bottoming out, and this one. If they were having inherent frame problems I think Walter would have found it out a few times over by now, plus a lot of others on here who ride them long and hard. If they pack right and pack light there should not be problems.

How many broken frames on Te610s, LC4s, XRs etc?

Any using a non steel frame have a greater chance of breaking.

Any bike being overloaded for its suspension or carrying capacity has a good chance of being damaged. Some people load the rear frames of bikes up incorrectly with all the weight out the rear.

These are Enduro bikes, which were never designed originally to carry that kind of weight and that kind of gear on them, what is really at fault here?

The owner or the bike designer/builder?
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:32 AM   #4487
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fair enough, good to have some discussion ... I thought the question was needed. Otherwise we would look more like fanatics rahter than being reasonable on what are the bike capabilities. Remember that one bike may not be an example (Walter case) as a bad one isn't either.

For instance my bike has a much better life than Walter's however I had to adjust valve clearences at 40000K which still is pretty good. Also my bike had the shaft broken on a 10k an our lay down .... I know I suck as rider, nevertheless was something to address
Well,l I never liked Kool Aid even when I was a kid. The X challenge is still a GREAT BIKE and there are many examples of bikes that have served the owners very well indeed, There are ALWAYS things about any motorcycle that make me scratch my head and think WTF!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:23 AM   #4488
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Well,l I never liked Kool Aid even when I was a kid. The X challenge is still a GREAT BIKE and there are many examples of bikes that have served the owners very well indeed, There are ALWAYS things about any motorcycle that make me scratch my head and think WTF!
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Where my X-CH is concerned, I often wonder what I would replace it with if I were to get the notion. And so far the answer is, for the type of riding I do with it nothing is better suited.
That's for me though .......
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:27 AM   #4489
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Where my X-CH is concerned, I often wonder what I would replace it with if I were to get the notion. And so far the answer is, for the type of riding I do with it nothing is better suited.
That's for me though .......
I wish I could put the X engine in my KLR. I think I would be good to go!
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:02 AM   #4490
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Where my X-CH is concerned, I often wonder what I would replace it with if I were to get the notion. And so far the answer is, for the type of riding I do with it nothing is better suited.
That's for me though .......
I don't know either... There really isn't anything else quite like it. A 450 would be better in the woods but worse on the road, an 800 is better on the roads but worse in the woods.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #4491
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I don't know either... There really isn't anything else quite like it. A 450 would be better in the woods but worse on the road, an 800 is better on the roads but worse in the woods.
Exactly!
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #4492
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...Another one is the exhaust mod, a cheap and very good solution as FMF Q4 powerbomb exhaust tube...Here is the result:

(If anybody needs the drawings of my mods I can send them in any format)






I'm curious to see how that FMF pipe fit up on your bike. Was it much of a hassle or did it drop right in? Also, besides the sound, has performance been affected much?
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #4493
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WTB stock headlight

Hey there - broke my headlight glass today as I was re-installing the HID set-up , saw that it was +$300 on Max's fiche!!!

Anyone selling their OEM after going to another set-up?

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:50 AM   #4494
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Hey there - broke my headlight glass today as I was re-installing the HID set-up , saw that it was +$300 on Max's fiche!!!

Anyone selling their OEM after going to another set-up?

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Old 04-17-2011, 12:56 AM   #4495
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Quick fix that will eliminate the "Leo Vince exhaust toasts coolant hose" problem:



Dump the supplied exhaust hanger bracket that attaches to the carbon fiber clamp. Drill & tap the front hole to 8mm. Loosen the header bolts and bolt the CF clamp directly to the rear subframe.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:21 AM   #4496
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yikes, keep an eye on that sub frame!
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #4497
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I snagged this photo from Motoged's ride report and was curious if anybody has heard of something similar happening to the frame/swing arm mount?


















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Looks like where mine broke I had about 1500 miles on it then(still rockin the tourances) The mount for the sidestand switch hangs below the rest of the bike and likes to grab rocks as you ride. I removed the sidestand switch,metal gaurd for the switch and ground the metal for a little more clearance. Let's see if I can find a pic

The hard part has been groung down as well

Same pic....different location.....I'm glad I was a few miles from home, and it was rideable

A little blurry, but you can see where the frame section snapped below the swingarm, taking out a bolt boss on the engine case as well.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #4498
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Found a little better photo

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Old 04-22-2011, 09:01 PM   #4499
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Hey Rob, how good would the standard Buell light setup be compared to the oem light?

Is the Hid worth all the extra work and hassle?
I switched back to halogen lamps 2X H7 wired through relays. I still have the diode so both relays fire on high beam, anda the voes is nice too, I did have to add a vacuum check valve so the light did not go off at WOT, and it drains down after 30 seconds without the engine running. I guess I should bore you all with another wiring diagram, but I just don't have the energy now.

Anyway, I am getting really nice light out of the Buell housing with the standard H7 bulbs, so I am done with this. Really nice light, nice pattern, and my trip meter and clock stay right.

Sweet!

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Old 04-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #4500
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FinnDuro's Xchallenge R

It's been a long and cold winter here in Finland, resulting in cabin fever of the worst kind. Had lots of ideas to work & modify on my X, wanting to roughen it up a bit, give a little extra punch, lose some weight maybe + do all sorts of other cool things to make it an "Xchallenge R". Then all of the sudden spring is here, and my bike is in bits all over the garage!

Well, as with many freshened up models, it foremost comes down to this: Bold New Graphics! Man, you would not believe how fast I feel now.



Fairings sanded, painted and newly stickered for the Motorrad race replica looks. Design by yours truly. Fork guards feature the 2011 International Six Days Enduro graphics - highlighting 2011 ISDE Finland.


Well, there's bit of this and that behind the pretty looks, to warrant at least some of that R-stature. Larger diameter Remus headpipe into custom made even larger mid-pipe into the standard X3, with baffle and spark arrestor. Air filter remains unchanged from the past, Unifilter foam filter. To make things spring to life, there's then a Power Commander V tapped in, unit sitting below the seat pan. With these mods, as I've noted on the PC V thread, this bad boy now wants to lift the front wheel with very little effort.

So, I had to add some weight up front, you know, to balance all that newly unleashed power. OK, some aluminium plate bent up in all directions, lots of wiring, and one boat anchor called Hella Bi-Halogen 90mm should do the trick. I wanted a bit of race-replica attitude shine through, and this single eyed beast gives it the looks, and should give out a nice beam pattern, currently with H7.

I finally wrapped it in the corporate off-road guise, front beak and light mask out of Husky's new TE449.




I just need to bolt on a bash plate, handguards and finish up with some wiring for the GPS and other blinkers, and head off to pester local 690 riders.

EDIT: Pic with missing bits bolted on, wirings & 'angel eye' for parking light.
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