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Old 12-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #5506
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Wow!

I actually was thinking about sorting out a set of spiked tyres and trying out my X in the snow, but...after watching your videos....

What tyres do you have?
Weight-how serious of an issue here eh?

It is even possible to stay on a straight line?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #5507
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At speed it was much easier to stay on the pegs, kinda like deep sand. I spent a lot if time in 2nd gear and some time in 3rd gear. Spiked tires would be very helpful but we do not get that much snow here in AR.
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Wow!

I actually was thinking about sorting out a set of spiked tyres and trying out my X in the snow, but...after watching your videos....

What tyres do you have?
Weight-how serious of an issue here eh?

It is even possible to stay on a straight line?
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #5508
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WTB/WTT: X-Challenge low seat or X-Moto seat

Hope this is the appropriate place to post this. The last time I checked, my inseam is 28 inches, or was that 27? Anyways, you get the idea. Looking for a low seat for my XCH. If I'm not wrong, the X-Moto stock seat = the XCH low seat. Well, either way, as long as it's lower. Can trade or buy. Seat I have has 1400 miles on it. Please PM me if you have something.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #5509
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You know you can trim your seat yourself to the height and shape required and reuse the oem seat cover?

Works very well and was more comfortable all round.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #5510
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Cruz, thanks for the suggestion. I take it you're done it on yours. Can you PM me a picture of how it turned out? I've done trimming and stapling back the original seat covers for all my WR's and YZ's that I've had over the years. Just thought I'd put it out there in case someone wants a taller seat.
If I don't get a response soon, I might just do the usual trimming myself.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:35 AM   #5511
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It is in this thread somewhere early on. The seat foam is the best I have come across to reshape. I will see if I can find the photos.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #5512
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BMW Part# added to the above Post..................... it's 80000610612

Indicators fit fine with no adjustment and there is plenty of clearance from exhaust - no need to remove can to fit
i saw this but cant seem to find The exact part on any of the fiches. Anyone know where I can find a link to a fiche?

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Old 12-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #5513
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So as long as we get along I will likely be picking up an Xchallenge very soon. I've tried to learn as much as a I can over the last couple of weeks as a possible purchase got closer by reading through this site and others but I've got a couple of questions that maybe someone more familiar with the bike's history can answer.

Are bike specific accessories (skid plate, maybe racks, etc...) becoming harder to obtain since the bike was only sold in the US for one year and that was some time ago? The bike I am looking at is pretty much stock. Are their any other good options for a skid plate besides the TT one?

Seems like an aftermarket exhaust (either full or just cat back) is a pretty common mod in order to drop a few pounds, some bikes suffer from a too lean running condition with an aftermarket exhaust. Have people found the bike runs fine with no ill effects on reliability running with the stock fuel map?

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #5514
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So as long as we get along I will likely be picking up an Xchallenge very soon. I've tried to learn as much as a I can over the last couple of weeks as a possible purchase got closer by reading through this site and others but I've got a couple of questions that maybe someone more familiar with the bike's history can answer.

Are bike specific accessories (skid plate, maybe racks, etc...) becoming harder to obtain since the bike was only sold in the US for one year and that was some time ago? The bike I am looking at is pretty much stock. Are their any other good options for a skid plate besides the TT one?

Seems like an aftermarket exhaust (either full or just cat back) is a pretty common mod in order to drop a few pounds, some bikes suffer from a too lean running condition with an aftermarket exhaust. Have people found the bike runs fine with no ill effects on reliability running with the stock fuel map?

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TT or Scheffelmeier Link

Leo Vince is about the only aftermarket exhaust left for the X. Most other mfgs seem to have discontinued their X product. The stock FI will be fine with a different exhaust. You can also add a Booster Plug, Ice Air or similar device to richen the mixture during closed loop operation.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:56 AM   #5515
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Are their any other good options for a skid plate besides the TT one?

Seems like an aftermarket exhaust (either full or just cat back) is a pretty common mod in order to drop a few pounds, some bikes suffer from a too lean running condition with an aftermarket exhaust. Have people found the bike runs fine with no ill effects on reliability running with the stock fuel map?

Thanks
I'm using the Hyde skid plate and am happy with it. I'm also using the Leo Vince exhaust and can say that it reduces weight and increases the low and mid range noise. The air box mod seemed to impact performance than the exhaust. At 8k miles (26K total) I've experienced no issues after changing the exhaust.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:23 AM   #5516
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i saw this but cant seem to find The exact part on any of the fiches. Anyone know where I can find a link to a fiche?

thanks!
It's a BMW Internal factory oart, not a retail part

You will have to visit a BMW dealer in person and see if he can get you one

It's actually a 1200GS part
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #5517
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Mine has aftermarket plastics and graphics. I haven't had any issues with the front fender:




Have you ever ran down the exact source for the black plastics and decals?
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #5518
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No. It was like that when I bought it. I was told they're German in origin.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:27 AM   #5519
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No. It was like that when I bought it. I was told they're German in origin.
I've read that regarding your bike several times. I've yet to find any German websites that have them listed. Stupid unicorn bikes.............
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #5520
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