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Old 03-26-2008, 05:38 AM   #796
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:40 AM   #797
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That bike is way too clean.

I'll post pics of my muddy X with a set of SM wheels next week for you

My 17's are on the way from Woody... thanks for the pics redbull!
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:06 AM   #798
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Thanks! I'm having a blast on it... I definitly need to come up with a good bracket that will tidy up the rear end better.
Tail tidy: I added this UK built unit, it comes with mini turn signals, but you can also fit your stock turn signals, and it also comes with a great little LED tail light which replaced the huge stock one:

http://www.topendz.com/mm5/merchant....ory_Code=G650X

How does the center stand mount to the bike, in the footpegs holes?

Redbull: The wheels look awesome
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:14 AM   #799
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Thumb center stand

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Tail tidy: I added this UK built unit, it comes with mini turn signals, but you can also fit your stock turn signals, and it also comes with a great little LED tail light which replaced the huge stock one:

http://www.topendz.com/mm5/merchant....ory_Code=G650X

How does the center stand mount to the bike, in the footpegs holes?

Redbull: The wheels look awesome
Hey GB, got that same tailtidy setup as you. It is pretty nice only problem is she's really a mud flinger now.

As for the centerstand, it comes with longer bolts and fits behind your footpegs. It does make your footpegs go out farther but didn't seem to bother my reach for the shifter and brake pedals. Then again I wear a size 14 boot so nothing is too far from me.

It is a little touchy, as you can see in the video. Doesn't take much to put the bike down. But works great in a pinch!

Good luck

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:22 AM   #800
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Here's my dilemma. Have a BIG trip coming up in a little over a month. Need decent windshield for the X challenge.

Have had the Hyde racing windscreen on order since Jan. 15th. Called up Jay this morning and he informed me another 6 weeks for shipment. I can't wait that long.

Levity informed me to use a laminar lip off of the Funduro. Don't know if that is really going to work and don't want to waste $85.

Anybody have any other idea's for a windscreen? I will be patiently waiting for replies.

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I've done a bit of research on this...The Spitfire for $48 from "Slipstreamer" on amazon
has received praise from all the dual-sporters that I've approached and questioned. It's clips on/off easily, and works great where you need it at highway speeds...I'll be using one on my X...Oh, did I say it's <$50!!

http://www.amazon.com/Slipstreamer-S...537467&sr=1-10
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:25 AM   #801
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Fork Seals leaking at 2,100 miles...

Fella's, keep on eye on your forks seals...I went out to prep my bike for this weekends enduro, and found a puddle of oil under one of my forks...

Time to bring the X in for new fork seals..and possibly have then replace the fluid with the next higher fork oil viscosity...

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:31 AM   #802
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Fella's, keep on eye on your forks seals...I went out to prep my bike for this weekends enduro, and found a puddle of oil under one of my forks...

Time to bring the X in for new fork seals..and possibly have then replace the fluid with the next higher fork oil viscosity...

Ride on!
Thanks for the info of the windshield. I have looked at those with my KLX400 but I couldn't remember what they were called.

Looks like I have a windshield afterall. I should probably get the 1" mounts!!!!

Also with the fork seals, have you ever bled your tubes????? Do that after every ride and you won't have any problems.

Same thing kept happening to me with my KTM's. After the 4th set, the mechanic at the dealership told me to bleed the tubes. I guess he wanted more money. Glad I replace them myself.

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:32 AM   #803
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How does the center stand mount to the bike, in the footpegs holes?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:02 AM   #804
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:24 AM   #805
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Very nice indeedy I am tempted to send Woody the hubs off my OEM wheels and have him lace me up a set of street tyres!! What$itco$t??
Yeah, I'd be interested to hear what you paid for hubs + 17" excel wheels too if you wouldn't mind sharing. Around $2k US maybe?
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:10 AM   #806
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I kept my original wheels for the knobbies. So Chris from Woody's Wheel Works hooked me up with the rims, spokes, hubs, sprocket, carrier, tires and tubes. It came mounted and balanced. Price was ~$2100

I transfered over the rotors and abs rings to save about ~$750. Damn rotors are ridiculously expensive.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:49 AM   #807
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^^^^Thats sharp!!^^^^

Hows the handeling ?
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #808
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Fella's, keep on eye on your forks seals...I went out to prep my bike for this weekends enduro, and found a puddle of oil under one of my forks...
I put some Seal Savers on my bike. Similar to the one's on the TT site...but much cheaper . They are supposed to greatly extend seal life.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:14 AM   #809
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I kept my original wheels for the knobbies. So Chris from Woody's Wheel Works hooked me up with the rims, spokes, hubs, sprocket, carrier, tires and tubes. It came mounted and balanced. Price was ~$2100

I transfered over the rotors and abs rings to save about ~$750. Damn rotors are ridiculously expensive.
Good price for that whole package. I moved to be closer to work a few months after I bought the bike, and now that I have to drive an hour to get to any trails, I'm thinking a SM conversion will get me more use out of it, since I like the bike otherwise.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:28 AM   #810
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I kept my original wheels for the knobbies. So Chris from Woody's Wheel Works hooked me up with the rims, spokes, hubs, sprocket, carrier, tires and tubes. It came mounted and balanced. Price was ~$2100

I transfered over the rotors and abs rings to save about ~$750. Damn rotors are ridiculously expensive.

Damn I really wish you didn't post that pic. now I gotta call woody.


For the record, my eyeballs are telling me the front rotors are the same as the f650 and you can get a galfer wave for that for $100 or so. Don't know about abs ring or the rear though.
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