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Old 10-12-2011, 03:01 AM   #4801
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:30 AM   #4802
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What the heck - I took my laptop, some wire and a basic on/off switch, went ahead and experimented this already, as it really seemed like a simple fix. And it is!

On the Power Commander software, you can activate a configuration setting for a map switch.
Once you activate that setting, you can select a map file, and send it to the PCV unit. Once you hit "Send Map", the software always asks you whether you want to send the map to Map 1 or Map 2 position. Sweet.

The actual PCV unit in the bike has wire slots, one for Map 1 and one for Map 2. You hook up a thin wire on both of them. OK, these two wires then should go to opposite ends of a simple On/Off switch, which basically just connects or disconnetcs these two wires. That's it, it's that simple. When the two wires are disconnected (Off), you have a Map 1 active. When you connect the two wires (On), Map 2 becomes active. The maps change On The Fly, while bike is running.

I'll try and permanently hook this switch up during the weekend: I now just had some wires hanging off the PCV, and laptop connected so I could see the map changing with on-off-on selections.
If anybody's further interested in that PCV fuel map switch thing, I finally wrote a brief installation guide with a couple of pics in the dedicated G650X PowerCommander thread. It's easy And cheap And it works.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #4803
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"Now the screwing is over."


That was my last sentence.
Well I was with the xch 2500km Offroad in Romania.
I had so much dirt on the throttle that I have the original air filter
have thrown out.
I think with the new system, I'll have even more power less dirt.
Next week I'll work on the dyno.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:32 AM   #4804
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Ill be very interested to hear your results. I have wondered how that type of setup would go.Is that a KN filter? Ive heard they are not all that good for the fine dust. Good luck with the dyno.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:39 PM   #4805
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Ill be very interested to hear your results. I have wondered how that type of setup would go.Is that a KN filter? Ive heard they are not all that good for the fine dust. Good luck with the dyno.
+1

I used to have a CCM 604 which had a filter with a very similar shape, except it was a foam filter. Knowing CCM, I'm sure it was a generic filter that was available from the parts bin.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:56 PM   #4806
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dont use a shorai battery if you plan on ever riding your bike in below 35 degree weather.. been there done that... 2 day old battery left me stranded... when they freeze or get damn close they have no power... they need to be heat cycled... you're welcome to experience it yourself, but I'm not a fan here in WA where I ride about 11.5 months out of the year..
I started mine before LA-Barstow-Vegas last year when it was 29F outside. It takes a little bit of time, but it does crank. Turn the lights on for a couple of minutes, then try starting it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:40 AM   #4807
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hi thanks for some feed back. i have just put my order in for a hyperpro at a cost of 593 they said about 3 weeks .they have a cheeper option at 371 but less adjustment .
where did you order your shock from ? was it in uk or from bas at hyperpro?

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Old 10-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #4808
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Motercycle road and race ..in the uk .01784229666.
they phoned me the next day after i placed the order to say the was going to be a longer wait and asked if that was ok and if i wanted to keep my order .
had a phone call yesterday to say my shock had been make and the next batch was getting shiped out on wednesday and i will get it the next day after they get it .
cant wait . stephan also emailed me to say my goodys from him are getting shipped today so next weekend the will be a few change to my bike
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #4809
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Motercycle road and race ..in the uk .01784229666.
they phoned me the next day after i placed the order to say the was going to be a longer wait and asked if that was ok and if i wanted to keep my order .
had a phone call yesterday to say my shock had been make and the next batch was getting shiped out on wednesday and i will get it the next day after they get it .
cant wait . stephan also emailed me to say my goodys from him are getting shipped today so next weekend the will be a few change to my bike
Many thanks
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:05 AM   #4810
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X-Challenge help for Maggie please!!!

Hi guys, its Maggie from Holland (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715670) ... and I am building up an X-bike for my next adventures (part x-country, part X-challenge). I guess a few of you guys have the Touratech fuel tank? Which means maybe a few of you guys will have spare side panels and airbox covers etc that you don't need anymore?

I am looking for those parts for my bike build so if anyone has any they want to get rid of, can you please PM me and tell me what you want for them.

Its great to join the ranks of the X-C riders

Bye Bye Maggie
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #4811
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Inexpensive Windscreen for the XChallenge

I've been wanting to get a windscreen for my XChallenge for a while now, but really don't want to fork out the money for new lights and windscreen. So the other day I went into the shop, mad a template, transferred it to some black ABS plastic, cleaned it up and velcroed it to the backside of the small headlamp bezel. I bent the top because it blocks part of the speedometer and I have to say....IT WORKS! I went on a drive on the highway yesterday for 20 miles or so and it really blocks the wind off my chest. It make a big difference so i thought i should share it with everyone. Here's the pics.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:58 PM   #4812
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more pics of the windscreen.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:58 PM   #4813
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K&N Filters

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"Now the screwing is over."


That was my last sentence.
Well I was with the xch 2500km Offroad in Romania.
I had so much dirt on the throttle that I have the original air filter
have thrown out.
I think with the new system, I'll have even more power less dirt.
Next week I'll work on the dyno.
Hey: From my expericence with K & N filters, it's a bad idea, they let more dirt into the motor then anything else.

I think they are best on street bikes or drag racers, but have no place on a dirt bike. IMHO

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #4814
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #4815
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Had my Ironman sprocket delivered today, looks to good to install onto the bike!
A heads up for anybody outside the USA, the invoice/value on the packaging was for $40 but I still had to pay an additional $13 in customs etc. It was approx 2 weeks door to door.
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