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Old 01-18-2013, 12:01 AM   #4381
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Thanks for the battery pics Butters. I don't think you will regret the EarthX.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:46 AM   #4382
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I went for a MotoBatt, which is a direct equivalent of the OEM Yuasa, but with better specs and less than half the price @ 47 delivered from M&P, next day delivery

Fits snugger than than a snug thing, perfect fit for the XChallenge and better than the Yuasa in reality

Nifty option is the spare set of terminals, great for accessories etc

Once fitted, she fired up first turn of the starter - despite being stood for 2 months

Battery registered 14.1 volts straight out of the box, that'll do for me
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:43 AM   #4383
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I went for a MotoBatt, which is a direct equivalent of the OEM Yuasa, but with better specs and less than half the price @ 47 delivered from M&P, next day delivery

Fits snugger than than a snug thing, perfect fit for the XChallenge and better than the Yuasa in reality

Nifty option is the spare set of terminals, great for accessories etc

Once fitted, she fired up first turn of the starter - despite being stood for 2 months

Battery registered 14.1 volts straight out of the box, that'll do for me

Motobatt here too, no problem.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:14 AM   #4384
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Motobatt here too, no problem.
Thanks for the tip, good choice
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:05 AM   #4385
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fuel filter

Without going right through this thread.

I need to replace my fuel filter,we all know mahle will not supply the filter direct to us and a complete pump system is 220.50.

Has anyone managed to fit a different filter ? The pump still works fine,but even replacing that,its only around 65.
The k100 and lada filters look like they could be made to fit, has anyone else tried this.?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:11 AM   #4386
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Without going right through this thread.

I need to replace my fuel filter,we all know mahle will not supply the filter direct to us and a complete pump system is 220.50.

Has anyone managed to fit a different filter ? The pump still works fine,but even replacing that,its only around 65.
The k100 and lada filters look like they could be made to fit, has anyone else tried this.?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:40 AM   #4387
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Butters, with the upcoming cold mornings could you report back how the cold starts are? Like you, my bikes are ridden in the winter and I am hoping that the battery is good enough no matter the temp (in the DC area).
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #4388
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Butters, with the upcoming cold mornings could you report back how the cold starts are? Like you, my bikes are ridden in the winter and I am hoping that the battery is good enough no matter the temp (in the DC area).
I was definitely concerned about that. I rode in this morning and it was 36F when I left and was in the 20s overnight. I keep the bike in the garage, however, so it was probably stored in the 40s. It fired up like a new battery. I really don't ride much below 30 degrees. Worst case that I would personally see would be if I was somewhere I had to store the bike outside down into the teens. I think I will be fine, but it sounds like the warmup routine is pretty simple should I ever actually need it.

That being said, the battery I got was not a direct replacement, it was the biggest one I could fit in the space. Because of this, in addition to the increase in Ah, it is also listed at 230CCA, whereas the stock Yuasa is listed at 190 and the Odyssey is listed at 100CCA. So lets say it actually takes 100CCA to turn over the engine, my 230CCA battery may have only been putting out half that at 36F, but it was still plenty to turn over the bike.

Now if you wanted to save weight and bought the EarthX ETX12B, which is closer to a direct replacement, it only puts out 135CCA. So there is a lot less margin for error there if you lose CCAs due to the cold.

At least that's my theory.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:36 AM   #4389
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After a few simple mods, i have fitted the fuel filter from the bmw k75, Mahle kl145.

At a saving of 205, thanks bmw......
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:42 AM   #4390
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After a few simple mods, i have fitted the fuel filter from the bmw k75, Mahle kl145.

At a saving of 205, thanks bmw......
Awesome! Pics? Writeup?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:45 AM   #4391
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Blimey, now you,ve put me on the spot. i,ve never posted any pics.i,ll try....
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #4392
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Air Filter Hiflo?

Can anyone comment on Hiflo air filters for the X bikes? I pulled the air box covers, on my new to me X Challenge, a new looking stock paper filter. Great! Not really. I removed the filter and found the inside of the air box coated in fine dust. I greased the sealing surface hoping that will help. I need a better filter.

Is the Hiflo foam or paper?

I found this comparison Uni vs Twin Air. Are either of these still available? They do not readily pop up on a google search. It looks like they both retail for $50 to $100. The Hiflo is available for $10 to $20.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508841
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:42 AM   #4393
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My X-Country's fuel light failed to come on last week, and I ran out of gas. Never before, and not since.

Ambient temps were in the low 30s when it malfunctioned.

Anyone else have low-temp transient failure(s)?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #4394
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My X-Country's fuel light failed to come on last week, and I ran out of gas. Never before, and not since.

Ambient temps were in the low 30s when it malfunctioned.

Anyone else have low-temp transient failure(s)?
The only problem I've had close to that is the light not coming back on after I turn the bike off. It doesn't get under 40 here very often so I guess I won't be too helpful.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:05 AM   #4395
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It doesn't get under 40 here very often
Now you are just showing off!
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