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Old 04-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #6466
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:14 AM   #6467
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whoa, snook, you musta spent some time reading!!!!

havent even gotten back to the bike since i noticed the ghost lights!!! argh! im feel like im never going to ride that thing again! I hope to pull the dash apart and check the ignition switch this sunday. ill let y'all know how it goes.

the mysterious lights has also recently afflicted muddyrabbit!
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:54 AM   #6468
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I might get proactive about this. I'm thinking about replacing the ignition switch with a discreet toggle switch. I may leave the key for a steering lock, but I really never use it. I also think a volt guage hooked directly to the battery(fused of course) will help with diagnosis when the stock display is acting funky. I must say that the wiring on these bikes is the smallest/cheesiest wiring I have seen on a bike.

I'm still saving up for a big scheffy order.Toolbox skidplate, SS wheel spacers, etc.. My last major purchase for the bike. Well,I still need a new shock excel 21" a60 front wheel with the superlace Will it ever be done?
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #6469
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...Will it ever be done?
Picking up my bike tomorrow and HOPING TO DEAR GOD THAT IT IS 100% DONE (A60s, Faring, etc...)...
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #6470
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Picking up my bike tomorrow and HOPING TO DEAR GOD THAT IT IS 100% DONE (A60s, Faring, etc...)...
....and knowing it's done right! Priceless
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #6471
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Hiya Snooker,
Thanks for the mention. Did you see my fix to prevent shift shaft damage on my bike. I put up a few pics on one of the other inmates threads. If I can find it I drag it over here if you haven't.
Safe riding guys, and have fun...
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #6472
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....and knowing it's done right! Priceless
Let's HOPE so!
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #6473
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So i decided to check my IAC again to make sure it was still clean and also did the reset while it was out of the throttle body to make sure it was moving ok and it popped apart. Pretty sure i saw 3 pieces fly out but can't be sure. Is there a spring under the sleeve the pushes out of the plunger piece? All i can find on the ground is the plunger and the sleeve that goes under it.

Edit: Found it sitting right next to the throttle body tucked behind the frame. Put it back together and it idles great for about 10 seconds then back to it's low cold idle then stalled... boo. Stayed running after the next attempt with a little nursing of the throttle.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #6474
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Hiya Snooker,
Thanks for the mention. Did you see my fix to prevent shift shaft damage on my bike. I put up a few pics on one of the other inmates threads. If I can find it I drag it over here if you haven't.
Safe riding guys, and have fun...
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Mike, And you got a lot of us exited hoping you will build them to sell.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #6475
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Many thanks to my friend Troy for taking the time to put together this ride report featuring my very yellow little Xcountry!

Day 1 is posted here with day 2 and 3 on the way. Some great shots and video of the Xcountry in action. This little bike continues to amaze me!

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:25 AM   #6476
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Hiya Snooker,
Thanks for the mention. Did you see my fix to prevent shift shaft damage on my bike. I put up a few pics on one of the other inmates threads. If I can find it I drag it over here if you haven't.
Safe riding guys, and have fun...
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No I didn't see it please post it here. All you new guys take note this is your number 1 priority to prevent the biggest flaw from becoming a disaster! Install a bendy steel gear shift lever! http://www.mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCou...ever/index.htm
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:08 AM   #6477
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Here Ya go Snooker,


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My shift Shaft solution

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Moose Racing shifter for the Yamaha YZs... I drilled 3 holes to weaken it...



Hiya Macadamia,
I've seen lots of different ideas for swapping, drilling, weakining etc for the shift levers on our X bikes. Here's what I've done and so far it's even passed a crash test by an '81 Dodge truck that wasn't watching the road.

1st design was a MSR YZ shifter with a piece of aluminum welded to it and a hole drilled in line with the shift shaft. Then I made a plate (similar to your kick stand guard one) that has a pin to engage the new hole in the shifter. This provides a double shear or the shift shaft.

1st version


1st version



1st version installed



My 2nd version employes upper and lower shift travel limits, because not only is the shift shaft subject to bending and breaking, if it is "over extended" up or down, it can bend the internal plate on the inside that ratchets the shift drum. (don't ask how I know)



2nd version plate



2nd version with shifter at rest



2nd version at down limit




2nd version at upper limit.


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Old 04-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #6478
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Brilliant! You've finally solved the problem in a this-can't-fail fashion!!

Make a kit and we'll all buy one!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #6479
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Which one would be the best for all brands?
The second in the picture?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #6480
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Which one would be the best?
The second in the picture?
It still doesn't fix the problem of the shifter taking a hit from the front when you take a spill when riding. When I broke mine, I looked at the fracture surface and you can tell that it broke from the front to the rear, no the bottom up.
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