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Old 11-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #5446
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Hi,

I picked up a 2007 xCh some weeks ago, and am enjoying it. But one of the previous owners had small hands and decided to bend the clutch lever, and ran it with the clutch not fully engaged.... needless to say the clutch is shot. It kind of lurging when I pull off (bite,nothing,bite,nothing.... until it finally engages).

So I need to change it.

But what would be the best option an ECB or an OEM. The OEM is more expensive, and the ECB allows me to run full synthetic oil, hmmmm....



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Old 11-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #5447
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Not seeing any valve adjustment procedure on page one, like you suggest?
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #5448
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Not seeing any valve adjustment procedure on page one, like you suggest?
Does anyone here know how to search the internet on their own?

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Valve_Shim_Check_FAQ.htm
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #5449
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Does anyone here know how to search the internet on their own?

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Valve_Shim_Check_FAQ.htm
apparently, you do...
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #5450
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Hey guys I've been having this issue lately with my ABS.

It will just randomly turn off after many miles of riding - the red light will illuminate. Sometimes it will illuminate solid when just starting the bike, causing me to have to power cycle the bike.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #5451
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Hey guys I've been having this issue lately with my ABS.

It will just randomly turn off after many miles of riding - the red light will illuminate. Sometimes it will illuminate solid when just starting the bike, causing me to have to power cycle the bike.

After a quick look at the DVD it appears that you're going to have to plug it in to get the fault code and fixes.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #5452
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Gotta say thanks to everyone who answered in this thread. I've hit it about 30 times over the last week. Right now the bike it apart getting ready for LAB2V.

I came up with a dollar store swing arm pivot puller for the right hand side. It's a simple 2" u-bolt with a hole drilled in the cross bar to accept the bold that threads into the pivot.

tbarstow, you riding LAB2V this year?
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #5453
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Rust in oil tank!??

Searching only gave this - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300621

Have a look inside your oil tank - does anyone see rust inside? Mine is off the bike and drained now, and with a torch I noticed spots of rust developing far inside.....What to do?
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #5454
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tbarstow, you riding LAB2V this year?
Not planning on it. I can go ride all of that stuff for free any day of the year.

Be prepared for lots of sand and racers on little dirt bikes roosting you and trying to stuff you in corners. Then run them over on the wide open sections where they don't have enough speed.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:47 AM   #5455
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I would appreciate a picture of Hepco&Becker pannier rack, left side upper mounting point. I need some ideas on how to fabricate pannier rack, but I cant find any picture showing left side...
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #5456
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I would appreciate a picture of Hepco&Becker pannier rack, left side upper mounting point. I need some ideas on how to fabricate pannier rack, but I cant find any picture showing left side...


Let me know if that is what you need. I can take more from whatever angle you want... It is on an XCo, but same system..
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:47 PM   #5457
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Let me know if that is what you need. I can take more from whatever angle you want... It is on an XCo, but same system..
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Thanks! It will be enough for now, I will kindly ask for more if I stuck somewhere in design.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:24 PM   #5458
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Be prepared for lots of sand and racers on little dirt bikes roosting you and trying to stuff you in corners. Then run them over on the wide open sections where they don't have enough speed.
Yep, been there. Last year I was separated in a narrow section from my two riding buddies behind, well, let's just say slower economy models. By the time I got out of the narrow section and around the cast iron, my buddies had taken a wrong turn (never trust GPS) and I ended up passing them too.

I have the bike prepped with the exception of the upper chain roller that disappeared somewhere on the ET500 and changing out the aux tank. I also have a swing arms bearings on order, but I don't know if I'll change them before I go or not.

Any suggestions on routing spare cables? I've tied a spare throttle and clutch cable to the existing one and the engine end it fine. The ends near the controls are the issue. I've tucked them in behind the cowl but that may not be the best spot.

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Old 11-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #5459
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Any suggestions on routing spare cables? I've tied a spare throttle and clutch cable to the existing one and the engine end it fine. The ends near the controls are the issue. I've tucked them in behind the cowl but that may not be the best spot.

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Just route them with the existing cables. Wrap the ends up good to keep the sand and silt out of them.

Have a spare air filter so you don't have to clean it in the hotel room, or add a piece of unifilter foam over the intake to help keep it clean.

I wouldn't worry about the bearings, unless they are loose or crunching before the ride. Half of the problems people have on LAB2V are due to lack of normal maintenance. If you have enough gas range, skip the intermediate fuel stops to get out of the crowd.

Keep your GPS zoomed in to about 800 feet. I prefer to run Track Up, so the blue line is in front of me. Also adjust the color to something you can see that stands out, as the dry lakes and creek beds are shown with water on the GPS.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #5460
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I'm finding I ride my X a lot less on road and am finding the TKC80's wanting in the mud and corn fields. I'm ordering a set of Pirelli MT21's and can't wait to try them out. I realize blacktop is going to be worse, but I should see a marked improvement off road. I bought the dual sport book they sell on just about every gear website and the author made a great point. 60/40 or 50/50 tires are bad everywhere. Either get a street tire or go aggressive knobbies, so I'm going with the dedicated off road tires. I'm excited to see how it transforms the already excellent off road XChallenge.
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