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Old 10-06-2009, 06:20 AM   #796
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I am after saddle bags for the XC without all the luggage frame stuff. Does this exist? Any recommendations that can deal with the exhaust? Other easy options? I have tried searching with no luck. XC is standard, few mods and factory exhaust. Cheers - Hugo
Try Wolfman.
My buddy used a duffel in Baja that worked great.
Eric owned a X while he developed luggage for it. Contact him he likely has soft saddle bags for the X.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #797
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Try Wolfman.
My buddy used a duffel in Baja that worked great.
Eric owned a X while he developed luggage for it. Contact him he likely has soft saddle bags for the X.
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What model tank bag was that? The enduro or explorer? I will most likely be sourcing a tankbag from Wolfman and any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:42 AM   #798
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I am after saddle bags for the XC without all the luggage frame stuff. Does this exist? Any recommendations that can deal with the exhaust? Other easy options? I have tried searching with no luck. XC is standard, few mods and factory exhaust. Cheers - Hugo
Go with a Giant Loop bag. I have a Great Basin and it works great. I attach it by putting some lifting shackles in the passenger peg bolt holes. I have pics of it in the West forum, but I'll have to dig them out later.

With any system, the biggest obstacle is the exhaust with the %#)(*&% catalytic converter that will melt anything that touches it. To get around this with the GreatBasin, I went to the snooty cooking products store and bought a silicone baking mat that is rated to 1100F. It worked nicely to keep the bag from getting fried.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:14 AM   #799
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What model tank bag was that? The enduro or explorer? I will most likely be sourcing a tankbag from Wolfman and any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:41 AM   #800
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Go with a Giant Loop bag. I have a Great Basin and it works great. I attach it by putting some lifting shackles in the passenger peg bolt holes. I have pics of it in the West forum, but I'll have to dig them out later.

With any system, the biggest obstacle is the exhaust with the %#)(*&% catalytic converter that will melt anything that touches it. To get around this with the GreatBasin, I went to the snooty cooking products store and bought a silicone baking mat that is rated to 1100F. It worked nicely to keep the bag from getting fried.
x2 on Giant Loop...I have pics of my X with it on the Giant Loop thread in Vendors
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:57 AM   #801
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I have the Wolfman Ridgeline on mine. It's nice, but it isn't the best if you are going to be going in and out of the bag since you have to fight with four straps. I am going to get the HB racks and put my Ortliebs dry bags on them. That set up worked well on my DRZ - although a bit bulky to leave on all the time. I will save the Ridgeline for trips (combined with the dry bags) as opposed to day to day storage.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:27 AM   #802
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auxiliary gas tank for the G659X Challenge

Hi all! I'm new to forums, so please forgive me if my post is not at the right place!

I bought days ago my new G650X Challenge, and I'm already concerned with the limited range of the bike. I'm searching for a solution about this and came upon threads in this forum. I really like the brilliant idea to have the main tank feeded by it's vent from the aux. tank.

I'm looking to add between 3 to 5 liters only and I wish to keep the cost low and do it myself.

I'm especially interested to use the right hand side of the subframe (where there is 2 bolts used to hold a canister of some sort...), attach to it a small plastic auxiliary tank and do the plumbing to use the vent of the main tank....

Many of you have presented their solution. Is there some concensus on what setup presents the best combination of effectiveness, low cost and durability?


Thanks for the advice!

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Old 10-12-2009, 04:42 AM   #803
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:41 AM   #804
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Hi all! I'm new to forums, so please forgive me if my post is not at the right place!

I bought days ago my new G650X Challenge, and I'm already concerned with the limited range of the bike. I'm searching for a solution about this and came upon threads in this forum. I really like the brilliant idea to have the main tank feeded by it's vent from the aux. tank.

I'm looking to add between 3 to 5 liters only and I wish to keep the cost low and do it myself.

I'm especially interested to use the right hand side of the subframe (where there is 2 bolts used to hold a canister of some sort...), attach to it a small plastic auxiliary tank and do the plumbing to use the vent of the main tank....

Many of you have presented their solution. Is there some concensus on what setup presents the best combination of effectiveness, low cost and durability?


Thanks for the advice!

Regards,

JF
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335086

scroll down and look under extra fuel
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:14 PM   #805
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Hi all! I'm new to forums, so please forgive me if my post is not at the right place!

I bought days ago my new G650X Challenge, and I'm already concerned with the limited range of the bike. I'm searching for a solution about this and came upon threads in this forum. I really like the brilliant idea to have the main tank feeded by it's vent from the aux. tank.

I'm looking to add between 3 to 5 liters only and I wish to keep the cost low and do it myself.

I'm especially interested to use the right hand side of the subframe (where there is 2 bolts used to hold a canister of some sort...), attach to it a small plastic auxiliary tank and do the plumbing to use the vent of the main tank....

Many of you have presented their solution. Is there some concensus on what setup presents the best combination of effectiveness, low cost and durability?


Thanks for the advice!

Regards,

JF
Sonymalc and I used the Koplin fuel pack Jr. ( will hold 1.7 gal) they worked great on out last 2200 mile offroad ride, We did add a brace made from some 3/4" aluminum angle , all worked great and was never a problem to use the fuel, we did not plumb it up to draw fuel from it first, not a big deal for us.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:35 AM   #806
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All,

I bought an Xchallenge last month and was wondering if anyone with the acce$$ory BMW passenger footpegs could chime in on how useful they are as an alternative place to put your feet on longer highway stretches.

I would not buy them solely for that reason (would use the mounts as an attachment point for a Great Basin Giantloop bag), but it could get me off of the fence.

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Old 11-09-2009, 12:22 AM   #807
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Anyone know if other brand spockets fit the X Challenge ?
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:31 AM   #808
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DS, look here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335086
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:36 AM   #809
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Anyone know if other brand spockets fit the X Challenge ?
This past summer, I sent an old sprocket to Sprocket Specialists. They now offer one for XCh in aluminum for around $50. They sent me a free one in exchange for the pattern one.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:19 PM   #810
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I am looking for an instrument cluster for the X challenge as mine has been damaged. I think X Country and X Cross are the same also aprillia pegaso. Please PM me if you know where I may be able to find one. thanks
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