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Old 04-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #4621
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I got a TT subframe recently; but a week after BMW installed it my shock blew a seal or something... Don't know if it was the shock or the shock/frame combo and BMW avoiding dealing with the issues you mentioned.

When I get the shock to the dealer and they take a look I will let you know
Here's what I'm having to do:

Local shop will discharge gas from shock to reposition hose and temporarily mount with EPM Performance bracket (~$75) that will allow oil reservoir and TT subframe to play nice, tighten hose in new position, ship back to EPM Performance to be recharged, permanently mount when shipped back from EPM Performance.

A major hassle, but looks like my only option.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:11 PM   #4622
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Good day out, favorite road was slightly wet with new ruts to navigate. New Dunlops made it even better.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #4623
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Good day out, favorite road was slightly wet with new ruts to navigate. New Dunlops made it even better.
Nice looking rig there...is that the std size X-Tank (6.5l)? I have the same HB pannier racks that I just made some adapter plates to offset the right side rack by 2" in anticipation of a fuel tank back there. Any mods to your rack to accommodate the tank?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #4624
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Nice looking rig there...is that the std size X-Tank (6.5l)? I have the same HB pannier racks that I just made some adapter plates to offset the right side rack by 2" in anticipation of a fuel tank back there. Any mods to your rack to accommodate the tank?
Yes, standard tank, adds about 1.9 gallons. Welded a plate to the right lower HB mount to offset 1-1/2", that was all it needed.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:33 PM   #4625
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Yes, standard tank, adds about 1.9 gallons. Welded a plate to the right lower HB mount to offset 1-1/2", that was all it needed.
Thanks..that's a little more capacity than I thought (thinking 1.7G). While I have your attention - on HB adapter (bolted to the frame on that side) did/have you had any issues with the smaller (M5?) bolt used on the upper bracket mounting? Seems like HB missed that one as the head of the M5 bolt almost goes through the hole provided. Nothing washers cant solve I guess - just seems kinda sketchy...

Need to get my XT on order!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:33 AM   #4626
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Thanks..that's a little more capacity than I thought (thinking 1.7G). While I have your attention - on HB adapter (bolted to the frame on that side) did/have you had any issues with the smaller (M5?) bolt used on the upper bracket mounting? Seems like HB missed that one as the head of the M5 bolt almost goes through the hole provided. Nothing washers cant solve I guess - just seems kinda sketchy...

Need to get my XT on order!
I felt the same way, but haven't had any issues using the smaller bolt and a washer. May be a small benefit of using the TT steel subframe, but until the aluminum subframe shows signs of fatigue I will live it. Not sure how wide the threaded boss is, it may hold up to drilling out to next size.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #4627
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I felt the same way, but haven't had any issues using the smaller bolt and a washer. May be a small benefit of using the TT steel subframe, but until the aluminum subframe shows signs of fatigue I will live it. Not sure how wide the threaded boss is, it may hold up to drilling out to next size.
Yea, had a look at doing that, not much meat there..

I just remade that bracket and made it long enough to attach to the lower bolt hole in the frame too. So two M8's and the small M5 now. The new bracket is one piece to incorporate that extra 1.5-2" needed for XTank clearance.

I had an opportunity to get a steel 09' XCo subframe from BMW (20% off) but decided to pass for now, until the aluminum one give me trouble. I think the XT or even other brackets help make that alum sub frame a little more robust.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts/insights!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #4628
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Air shock

I have an air shock from my X-Challenge with only 6,000 miles on it. IF someone needs one let me know before I put it on the flea market. Not sure how much as of now. Let me know.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:38 AM   #4629
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Can anyone tell me what tools I'll need to install the HB racks on an X challenge?
I'm doing a fly and ride and need to set the bike up before the ride home.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #4630
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Can anyone tell me what tools I'll need to install the HB racks on an X challenge?
I'm doing a fly and ride and need to set the bike up before the ride home.
Thanks!

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I just installed mine but I'm not at home right now. I have the HB installation instructions PDF that contains the hardware included...just can't remember the hex key and nut sizes off hand. If nobody else chimes in...I'll PM you the info tonight. It's only a few tools. If you brought a metric set of hex keys and a small crescent wrench....you'd be fine.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #4631
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I just installed mine but I'm not at home right now. I have the HB installation instructions PDF that contains the hardware included...just can't remember the hex key and nut sizes off hand. If nobody else chimes in...I'll PM you the info tonight. It's only a few tools. If you brought a metric set of hex keys and a small crescent wrench....you'd be fine.
Sweet. Thanks alot! Sounds idiot proof...perfect for me....

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #4632
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Thought our new SII LED Light kit might interest you
We also give advrider discounts

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=666110
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #4633
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Thought our new SII LED Light kit might interest you
We also give advrider discounts

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=666110
Wondering if that will fit with the TT tank I have installed...

Asking because the TT listed light doesn't (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/4...650X-Challenge)
"Does not fit with large tank 049-0131"

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #4634
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Rear Sprocket Options

Hey All, Surprised to see no options for rear sprockets for my X-Challenge. Is anyone using something different than the stock 47 tooth unit? Was hoping to drop the gearing down a bit as an experiment, and since it is worn and in need of replacement. Any leads/cross references greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #4635
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I'm using Supersprox, Super happy with fit and finish. You've several tooth count options as well. Excellent wear so far on my bike.
http://www.supersproxusa.com/products.php?cat=1106800
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