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Old 10-13-2008, 11:08 AM   #136
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What tools are you guys carrying with you for tire repair?

Finding something that is small-ish for taking off the wheel nut (26MM) is pretty tough...

Any other good tool tips?
One of these:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=11906&mmyId=

Plus these:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=11906&mmyId=

Add this to your combo tire lever:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=11906&mmyId=

Then add your 26mm socket.

I didn't spend the extra $15 bucks and just use the 27mm combo lever. It doesn't fit on the front end though so I would recommend getting the adapter.

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Old 10-13-2008, 11:13 AM   #137
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Perfect answer. And quick too... Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #138
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transmission horror

the last weekend while running the pb300, I rea;ized how horrible the xchal transmission is, its less than 1000 miles on the engine and it was finding neutrals everywhere but where neutral should be, half-shifts with horrible cartoon like grinding noises searching for gears, landing on jumps and the momentum of landing shifting the lever down one... everything was shitty

I heard that switching to synthetic oil fixes a .lot of the issues..but why is it so bad to begin with, and does the oil change actually fix anything
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:02 PM   #139
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What tools are you guys carrying with you for tire repair?

Finding something that is small-ish for taking off the wheel nut (26MM) is pretty tough...

Any other good tool tips?
I have a spare 21" tube, some small irons, the minimal amount of tools possible, and a Mastercraft Professional 1.25" adjustable wrench for the 26mm socket. It was expensive, but it doesn't mess up the nut.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:59 PM   #140
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Let's list them here and then I'll copy them there:

There are the 3 listed in the Must Do Mods.

I also have the stalling issue which is from a pinched breather hose.
Some have reported battery failures, but that's the battery not the bike.

I've also listed the recalls.

what else could we add?
How about a "Nothin but Pics" link.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:02 AM   #141
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Coolant

Man, I must say that I'm thoroughly disgusted with the X Challenge owner's manual. I know this has been brought up before, but what was Gunter thinking when he built a bike, but didn't tell the rider/wrench how to perform basic level maintenance.
Was installing the Uni air filter and de-snorkeling the X when I noticed that the bike could use a little coolant. The manual has zip, nada, nothing on the coolant type or mixture ratio used in the bike. It obviously ain't a conventional "green" anti-freeze. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT TYPE COOLANT AND MIXTURE RATIO TO RUN IN THE MY X CHALLENGE?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:19 AM   #142
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Well, any motorcycle coolant would work, or use the universal (aluminium safe) and mix at 50/50.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #143
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How about a "Nothin but Pics" link.
Check out the Ride Reports link in the Index thread, or start a show us your X Challenge thread..
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #144
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Well, any motorcycle coolant would work, or use the universal (aluminium safe) and mix at 50/50.
And don't forget the bleed bolt for the Cooling System, an airlock caused us a lot of problems.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:46 PM   #145
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And don't forget the bleed bolt for the Cooling System, an airlock caused us a lot of problems.
Could you pls describe procedure for exchanging cooling unit? after loosing hose going to water pump - now I have an mixture which contains mostly water ... and I would like to switch to more normal cooling fluid as cold days are coming....
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:46 PM   #146
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UPDATE on brake pads! (dont know if anyone had said anything on this i looked today for pads and the 209/hh where no longer avalible so i found this) also has rotor numbers!

EBC cahnged part numbers

Organic Pads / Shoes (Front)Sintered Double-H Pads (Front)OE Replacement Rotor (Front / Left)OE Replacement Rotor (Front / Right)Contour Rotor (Front)Custom Rotor (Front)Organic Pads / Shoes (Rear)Sintered Double-H Pads (Rear)Contour Rotor (Rear)Custom Rotor (Rear)

FA209/2FA209/2HHMD650LSFA213FA213HHMD651


picked them up from oemcycle.com for $30.94 front and $26.94 rear.

this is driectly from EBC part catalog.

http://www.ebcbrakes.com/catalogues.html

might wanna update the main index!
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:28 AM   #147
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Man, I must say that I'm thoroughly disgusted with the X Challenge owner's manual. I know this has been brought up before, but what was Gunter thinking when he built a bike, but didn't tell the rider/wrench how to perform basic level maintenance.
Was installing the Uni air filter and de-snorkeling the X when I noticed that the bike could use a little coolant. The manual has zip, nada, nothing on the coolant type or mixture ratio used in the bike. It obviously ain't a conventional "green" anti-freeze. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT TYPE COOLANT AND MIXTURE RATIO TO RUN IN THE MY X CHALLENGE?

I used some Shell Rad coolant, mixed @ 50/50 to top up mine and all seems ok
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:19 PM   #148
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I used some Shell Rad coolant, mixed @ 50/50 to top up mine and all seems ok
Coolant capacity is 1.1 litres, mixed 50/50 for normal use. Can be run as high as 60/40 in really cold climates per BMW. Coolant used MUST be sulfate and nitrate free.

Just run down and grab a gallon from your local dealer - LINKY

Just went through this after I sheared the water pump cover off riding through a boulder field.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:44 PM   #149
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I checked the oil in my xchallenge about 100 miles ago and it was in the middle of the hi-lo marks. It hadn't been started for about a month, so today I rode about 20 miles and when I checked it, it was just touching the bottom of the stick. I let it tick over with the fan on for a couple of minutes and made sure it was upright etc etc.

Has anyone else noticed a dramatic drop like this? Or did I not ride it far enough?
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:51 AM   #150
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One of these:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=11906&mmyId=

Plus these:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=11906&mmyId=

Add this to your combo tire lever:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=11906&mmyId=

Then add your 26mm socket.

I didn't spend the extra $15 bucks and just use the 27mm combo lever. It doesn't fit on the front end though so I would recommend getting the adapter.

Your welcome!

I think I have come up with a slicker solution?: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2261

Tell me what you think?
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