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Old 07-17-2013, 05:15 AM   #4966
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what shifter is that? looks like the stock one almost.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #4967
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Tim,

Thanks for the tool box pics. How was the installation?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:06 AM   #4968
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Tim,

Thanks for the tool box pics. How was the installation?
It bolts right on. The front is attached with brackets that require replacing the two lower engine mount bolts (included) instead of 2 - 6mm bolts into the frame.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #4969
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what shifter is that? looks like the stock one almost.
The shifter is an aluminum Moose Racing WR450 shifter.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:55 AM   #4970
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Goodie Box:

I thought your sandwiches were in there

What footpegs are you using mate?
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:59 AM   #4971
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I thought your sandwiches were in there

What footpegs are you using mate?
The oil bottle is the sandwich place holder.

Those are the Fastway Evo pegs. You have to machine the spacer to make them fit correctly.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #4972
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4800 euro's for a 2008 with ABS only 5000km on it. good deal or not?

oh and there's extra set of excel SM wheels included in that deal.

new the bike was just under 10k I believe.

thanks!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #4973
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Kind of begs the question what is considered high miles for a Xchallenge? I have been looking at the X for sometime now as they are getting harder to find and wonder the service that can be expected from the engine or other spinning parts??
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #4974
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Tough to say due to different usage patterns, but the engine is almost identical to the one used in the F650 for many years. I"ve heard of those going over 80,000 miles w/o a rebuild.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #4975
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Mine Xchallenge has 48.000km on the clock. Ridden quite hard. For last 5 years just one major failure - sprag clutch - after aprox 10.000 km. thats all.
a lot of mud sand and water riding causes that Im replacing all the bearings once at one-two years (wheels, steering, rear suspension).
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #4976
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Any thoughts on trying to rehab a gas cap that won't seal properly vs. just buying a new one? That seems to be what's causing my off-and-on issues with the X-Tank feeding into the main. Everything else checks out ok.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #4977
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Any thoughts on trying to rehab a gas cap that won't seal properly vs. just buying a new one? That seems to be what's causing my off-and-on issues with the X-Tank feeding into the main. Everything else checks out ok.
A guy in the X Country thread tried a few different seals. Head over there and search, as I recall it was with mediocre results but i could be wrong.

Actually I think it was Neidz first post on top of this page.....
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:37 PM   #4978
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I took the gas cap apart , made another thin gasket out of some material I had around.
Added the gasket under the OEM gasket, also used a new o ring on the tank lock lock cylinder.
The gas cap closes now tight and gives a good seal to for the Aux tank to work.
Check also the connection of the TTtank fuel line to the bikes tank.
I have seen some problems with that on a friends bike.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #4979
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Just saw that you have the X tank.
You need a hoseclamp where the fuelline connects to the OEM tank vent.
The supplied cabletie will nor seal properly.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #4980
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Kind of begs the question what is considered high miles for a Xchallenge? I have been looking at the X for sometime now as they are getting harder to find and wonder the service that can be expected from the engine or other spinning parts??
I have 140,000 km on mine , about 2/3 off road, and feel the engine has just about had enough. I also think alloy frame parts, (lower frame legs and swingarm) have wear. I think for gentlemanly use, mostly commuting or onroad, the bike should not be much different to the F650 GS that came before it, which could get to 200,000 km.

I could do a full engine rebuild but feel its wiser to buy a low mileage X-moto and swap my aftermarket over to it. Then all bushings and fittings are like new as well.
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