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Old 06-19-2011, 07:13 PM   #4576
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Not really a farkle... more like a pant saver...
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #4577
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nice vid ... what bars do u use? I'm looking to get a higher with less sweep ...
i use renthal twin walls --- ktm high bend i think model 994, slightly higher, wider and with less sweep if that helps, recommended to me by a dakar rider
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:52 PM   #4578
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i use renthal twin walls --- ktm high bend i think model 994, slightly higher, wider and with less sweep if that helps, recommended to me by a dakar rider
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:59 PM   #4579
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Test ride confirms that it all works well:
Nice vid. I would think a Rekluse would help on that section - mine helps a lot but haven't had it on very difficult rocky hills yet. Ever considered it Tim? Certainly has its downsides as well.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:02 AM   #4580
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Not really a farkle... more like a pant saver...
Koof,
I know very little about that exhaust wrap. Do you have to get it somewhere special? Or would any auto parts store carry it? Did you start it the same way you ended it? (looks like a radiator clamp.)
Mine's got melted pants, and all kinds of other crap stuck to it..
Be nice to just have it looking clean again..

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:05 AM   #4581
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Thanks tbarstow!

Here's what i'm thinking in terms of fittings so that I can take the tank off easily for air filter maintaining and still have the ability to drain fuel from the tank if I need to spare some for a fellow rider...

1. Petcocks on both side...nothing new there...
2. Coming out of each petcocks, install a free flowing quick disconnect, so that I can use the on/off switch at the petcocks to manipulate the flow
3. This will connect to a shut off quick disconnect leading to a Y split, a filter, and then to the breather...so that fuel won't leak back from the lines as we disconnect...

Makes sense? Thinking of going with MotionPro for all these items..

Thanks for any feedback...I'm terrible at fuel stuff and electrical stuff...
I've installed cut off QR's and also have a female end with a short piece of rubber pipe attached to it so I can fill my stove bottle, if you don't want to carry the female/pipe set up you can just use the end of a screwdriver or similar to release the ball bearing in the QR to allow fuel to pass.

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:22 AM   #4582
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Not really a farkle... more like a pant saver...

Koof,
I know very little about that exhaust wrap. Do you have to get it somewhere special? Or would any auto parts store carry it? Did you start it the same way you ended it? (looks like a radiator clamp.)
Mine's got melted pants, and all kinds of other crap stuck to it..
Be nice to just have it looking clean again..

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:10 AM   #4583
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Koof,
I know very little about that exhaust wrap. Do you have to get it somewhere special? Or would any auto parts store carry it? Did you start it the same way you ended it? (looks like a radiator clamp.)
Mine's got melted pants, and all kinds of other crap stuck to it..
Be nice to just have it looking clean again..

Jeff
Hey Jeff, I ended up getting a roll from a buddy at my local dealership but you can buy it from most auto parts places / exhaust shops. If you're on a budget though; ebay.
I did use SS hose clamps but SS zip ties or SS straps used for cinching the rubber boots on CV shafts would work as well.
I started it at the can and worked my way towards the header to overlap the leading edges (so it doesn't collect s#*t while you ride). I also soaked the wrap in water prior to installing it; allows you to wrap it tighter and when it dries (first time you fire up the bike) it snugs up nicely.

Hope that helps!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #4584
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center stand

Anyone running a center stand on their Xchallenge? I am thinking one may come in handy on the road, not sure if I should buy one, build one, or just prop a cut off broom handle under the skid plate.

If anyone has one on their bike, what does it mount to?

Thanks
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #4585
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I had an SW Motech but took it off as soon as I got home from the trip I brought it for!
It mounted from the foot rest mounts and when in use the whole bike wobbled and twisted and made me very nervous about it falling over so I never used it really, I only got one puncture so just proped the bike against a tree.
It weighs and absolute ton as well.

My 10 cents worth save ya $

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:06 AM   #4586
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I tried one... (SW Motech)

I had to do a little hammer modification to the bracketry
Wouldn't work too well once on - not high enough - with my Ohlins
If your'e considering weight - leave it off.

Granted I never actually tried it in "real world" as I was in the trial and error phase of my build up. Others I've seen seem to work for them, (one looks as though he cut and rewelded the brace bar) as it is close to the rear wheel when up. Don't recall who. Here's a another thread from the 650X specific -looks to work okay. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2073

I decided for less weight and simplicity and got two http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235

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Anyone running a center stand on their Xchallenge? I am thinking one may come in handy on the road, not sure if I should buy one, build one, or just prop a cut off broom handle under the skid plate.

If anyone has one on their bike, what does it mount to?

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #4587
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Anyone know if the headlight assembly and bracketry from a X Country swaps right on to the Challenge? In looking at the parts fiche it seems the gauge cluster cover is different as well.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #4588
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Anyone know if the headlight assembly and bracketry from a X Country swaps right on to the Challenge? In looking at the parts fiche it seems the gauge cluster cover is different as well.
The XCountry headlight assembly mounts to the upper and lower fork brace. The part numbers for those braces are the same for the two bikes, but I don't know if other XChallenge parts will get in the way. And if you don't know, that headlight bracket is plastic painted to look like aluminum.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:54 AM   #4589
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Anyone running a center stand on their Xchallenge? I am thinking one may come in handy on the road, not sure if I should buy one, build one, or just prop a cut off broom handle under the skid plate.

If anyone has one on their bike, what does it mount to?

Thanks
Rob--in addition to the beefs the other guys expressed, it will also reduce your ground clearance. Like SCFlyer, I carry a Trailstand. Works fine for chain maintenance or rear wheel removal. Can also be used for front wheel removal though it's a little trickier to find a good place to deploy it.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:46 PM   #4590
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Thanks guys, you all convinced me the center stand is a bad Idea. I will snatch a broom out of the store room and start working on a prop, as long as the house dragon does not catch me that is.
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