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Old 04-10-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Another X Challenge prep thread

Hi All,

Started my bike build this week. Thought I might contribute to the group by posting my prep and get some advice from the more experienced with the XC (I have only had mine a few months).

Am trying to do the hack work myself to learn the bike and the guys at Hyperpro are doing the important stuff.

anyways here we go...

Hyperpro between Amsterdam and Rotterdam



New Front end
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I am fitting the TT subframe


which arrived the next day when I was back in London


X Tank with extra 35mm thanks to Eric and Hotrod, I dropped by his workshop, saw Maxcools bike there.


Preloved cockpit from colebath.


Scheffelmeier Metall bash plate


Not sure if I will move the battery or not, it is all wired to go though and is watertight.


Any advice on what to check, replace or attend to while I have it in pieces? The bike has done 2000miles.

I have been working my way through the XC threads but any advice would be appreciated from those that have been on the XC threads a lot longer than I.

I was planning to go from London to Kenya via north Africa, however am now revising my plans...

cheers all.

Clayton
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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Check, regrease or replace the wheel and sprocket carrier bearings and check and regrease the headset bearings.

Check the bearings on the upper and lower chain rollers.

MUST replace the oem shift lever with a steel model from a Yamaha YZ.

Fit a Unifilter and prefilter kit and take 1 or 2 replacement sets pre oiled with you on your journey.

Fit a 14 tooth front sprocket (Stephan's)

Fit aftermarket rear disc pads.

Replace all the clip hose clamps with normal adjustable type hose clamps.

If you plan on standing up a lot fit longer and wider foot pegs.

Enough to start with?

Can supply more if you get bored.

Should look good.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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Hey Cruz,

good advice, had planned on only some of this.

many thanks!
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #4
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I think I saw on HUBB that you were thinking about installing some non-TT fairing, do you have a link?

Have you relaced the seat? RayZ is also there in Holland.

What about shortening the kickstand? I'm a big guy but sometimes had problems mounting the beast on uneven surfaces until I shortened it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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I'd get rid of the air shock.

Are you putting Colebatch's cockpit on your bike?
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:25 AM   #6
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Wheels

Don't for get to replace the wheel spaces with stainless steel. The seals will quickly eat into the original spaces. Then the dirt and water get into the bearings and hey presto its time for new bearings again.


Lots of mods you could do. If you want a low guard look at using the F800GS front guard.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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Low guard

Hey Lankbrown,

Is your low guard off a 990 or 640?

thx,

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Old 05-28-2011, 06:58 AM   #8
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The Build

So I am going with the Lithuanian fairing with a mount made by Hotrod welding in Holland.

Scroll down this link for details on the fairing, it is cheaper than the TT one and looks awesome IMO!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...35086&page=101

I am replacing the rear shot with a hyperpro unit, I cant recommend Bas at Hyperpro enough, a total legend!

will be back over in a few weeks to finish the build.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:31 AM   #9
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #10
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:58 AM   #11
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Check, regrease or replace the wheel and sprocket carrier bearings and check and regrease the headset bearings.

Check the bearings on the upper and lower chain rollers.

MUST replace the oem shift lever with a steel model from a Yamaha YZ.

Fit a Unifilter and prefilter kit and take 1 or 2 replacement sets pre oiled with you on your journey.

Fit a 14 tooth front sprocket (Stephan's)

Fit aftermarket rear disc pads.

Replace all the clip hose clamps with normal adjustable type hose clamps.

If you plan on standing up a lot fit longer and wider foot pegs.

Enough to start with?

Can supply more if you get bored.

Should look good.
Fitted the CJ racing long extenders to the pivot pegs, one of the best mods to the bike.

The pivot pegs are made of some tough stuff, it too the chap in beni tejet, a lot of resharpening on drill bits after each attempt to drill them.



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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Fairing question

resurrecting this thread to ask how you like the fairing . Does is decent protection? How is the buffeting and how tall are you ?
Its a great looking product and a great looking build
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:18 PM   #13
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I am 182cm with a arai tour x, the buffeting at high way speed was moderate to bad at 70-80mph.

I fitted the Touratech GSAscreen lip spoiler that reduced the buffeting almost completely.

I do think that the helmet is to blame also.

Love the setup though.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #14
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thanks, I figured it would to some degree and was thinking one of those spoilers would be a way to address it, unlike wind screens these fairings are costly if the buffeting can't be addressed.


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Old 01-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #15
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I fitted the Touratech GSAscreen lip spoiler that reduced the buffeting almost completely.
Clearandlock, I assume that applies only when you're on the saddle?
When standing up, does your fairing make a difference?

Could you also give some more details about you forks, in particular how you went about matching up the wheel, axle, axle clamps and ktm low fender...Where the forks and triples are from, what front wheel hub is it, etc etc.
Thanks in advance!

Oh, and did you keep 210mm tube spacing?

PS. How did it work out with your ipad cockpit setup?

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