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Old 03-12-2014, 05:36 PM   #5626
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I had identical symptoms. Partner and I were helping a friend who had broken down mid ride. We took him to a local airport. I loaded my partner's Giant loop onto the X so he could take the other guy two up.
I cinched the GL down tight enough that it pushed the plastic body work down that covers the fuel line coming out of the x tank. I crimped the line and interrupted the vacuum. My main tank was dry and the x tank was full. Imagine my surprise when I opened the X tank and got a whoosh of gas splashing out!

I have the leaky gas cap syndrome as well, but it is something I can live with, for now anyway.
Very interesting. I have the Giant Loop as well and had adjusted it at the gas stop a few miles earlier. That would certainly explain why there was pressure in one tank and none in the other. I need to look into any possible crimp spots and make sure the hose is protected. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:25 PM   #5627
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Anyone have a recommended set of soft panniers for the xrack. I know the magadan bags were kind of made to fit the xchallenge but I am looking for something more affordable and sourced in North America.
Was thinking wolfman but open to other suggestions
I also have xrack and looked at ALL the soft bags and went with the wolfman rocky mountain. Upgraded the subframe, still getting xtank back on (drilling out for bigger bolts, then xrack) so haven't used wolfman bags yet.

Giant Loop siskiyous looked great but won't work over xrack, due to geometry on top -- two levels.
Magadan needs external support straps, I hate that.
Wolfman has structural supporting straps built in.
Kreigas were too heavy, spendy and finicky on/off.
Enduristan -- I love their tank bag but monsoons looked crazy wide and may need straps. Also 22lbs/side weight limit, no.
ATG Overlanders say "must be at least 10cm/4in from exhaust." No go.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:42 PM   #5628
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Giant Loop siskiyous looked great but won't work over xrack, due to geometry on top -- two levels.
Magadan needs external support straps, I hate that.
Wolfman has structural supporting straps built in.
Kreigas were too heavy, spendy and finicky on/off.
Enduristan -- I love their tank bag but monsoons looked crazy wide and may need straps. Also 22lbs/side weight limit, no.
ATG Overlanders say "must be at least 10cm/4in from exhaust." No go.
Wolfman bags are nice, but they are a PITA to get into and get your stuff out of (everything grabs the inside of the bags). There is a link on the WR250 thread about putting some plastic trash cans inside them to make them more functional. I did this but haven't used them yet.

The other thing I don't like about the Wolfman bags is the "over the seat" strap". I need to get the sewing machine out and remedy this.

I still like my Pelican 1450's on my X.

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Old 03-13-2014, 04:45 PM   #5629
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Very interesting. I have the Giant Loop as well and had adjusted it at the gas stop a few miles earlier. That would certainly explain why there was pressure in one tank and none in the other. I need to look into any possible crimp spots and make sure the hose is protected. Thanks!
You are welcome. When the fuel/vacuum problem was discovered I thought, "what did I do last that was unusual?" "Ah, my friend's GL!"
I took a found piece of wood and wedged it right next to the fuel line where it goes between the plastic and the subframe to keep the space open. It's still there.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:28 PM   #5630
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will probably go with the wolfman basic model or the Nelson rigg bags to keep costs low. Anyone use the nelson bags on an xchallenge ?
I only do a couple of weekend trips a year. Maybe a week at most so no round the world expedition grade bags needed for me

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Old 03-17-2014, 04:46 AM   #5631
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Very interesting. I have the Giant Loop as well and had adjusted it at the gas stop a few miles earlier. That would certainly explain why there was pressure in one tank and none in the other. I need to look into any possible crimp spots and make sure the hose is protected. Thanks!
This happened on my last long ride.. Had the GL cinched down pretty tight. Had the reserve light come on at 120 (approx) miles.. Couldn't figure it out until now.. Thanks for the explanation.
I also have a weepy main gas tank cap. I've tried to keep it below the max fill line when filling up, but it pulls in from the X Tank fast enough so that the main tank gets filled up, and sure enough when I stop, the main starts weeping again.
Somebody was working on a new cap.. I thought.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:02 PM   #5632
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Wolfman bags are nice, but they are a PITA to get into and get your stuff out of (everything grabs the inside of the bags). There is a link on the WR250 thread about putting some plastic trash cans inside them to make them more functional. I did this but haven't used them yet.

The other thing I don't like about the Wolfman bags is the "over the seat" strap". I need to get the sewing machine out and remedy this.

I still like my Pelican 1450's on my X.

Looks like a nice set up, mind if I ask if you made the racks or bought them??
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:37 PM   #5633
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Looks like a nice set up, mind if I ask if you made the racks or bought them??
That is the TT rear subframe and pannier racks.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:11 PM   #5634
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That is the TT rear subframe and pannier racks.
Ok thanks! I looked into ordering the subrame and racks from TT a couple weeks ago and there's no stock anywhere and would be back ordered...

It does look like a quality upgrade though.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #5635
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Sorry Koof, I got the last subframe and rack out of the states a month or so ago!
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #5636
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Try Erik http://hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=5
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:57 PM   #5637
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Looking for a stock Xch muffler with shields in good shape. Shoot me an email if you have one available...
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:21 AM   #5638
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I was considering buying a leo vince exhaust for my xch and motorcycle superstore seemed to have one in stock a couple of months ago but they are not showing it as unavailable. Not finding it around at other places. Does anyone know of a vendor that still has these in stock?
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:44 PM   #5639
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Looking for a stock Xch muffler with shields in good shape. Shoot me an email if you have one available...
Found one, Thanks Ponzerelli!
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:19 AM   #5640
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Enduro Set Up Xchallenge


Well... this was my first enduro and it will be the last one I do on the Xchallenge
What a wonderful weekend it became. I loaded up the bike for a well deserved weekend of fellowship with FF's and riding.



Well the start of the race went well across the bridge and at that point I recognize we are in for a good time. My go pro camera battery diet so the finish not caught on camera. I DNF and cut out the last 6 miles and it was the best decision I made all weekend!



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