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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2010, 08:57:21 am »
Have a look at this gold mine of information:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335086
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #101 on: May 24, 2010, 09:04:11 am »
• those of you who don’t have crash bars, are you planning on getting and if not, why not? or which ones are a 'must'...
I would not bother. The bike crashes well enough without protection. the_wes' X-challenge fell a lot and it never had damage to critical parts nor did the plastics suffer much afaik.
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: the plastics get scratched, that's about it - they are very tough, even when i wrote the bike off the plastics were just scratched, no cracks or breaks - a xchallenge is a dirt bike, imho crashbars are money better spent elsewhere

• how useful would you rate the bmw luggage rack vs a touratech (or other) one & which small tailbag for daily use?
I rate it highly. Either one will do. It is only suitable for unbreakable stuff though. I wouldn't put a camera or beer in the tailbag. Also consider a tank bag.
tailbag = www.kriega.co.za - PM leftless. tough, water and dust proof, exceptional stuff


• bmw handguards or barkbusters, or other?
I have BMW guards. I like the way they look and they seem extremely strong. Most people will tell you to go with the flashier barkbusters though,
get the barkbusters  :deal:


• handlebar risers: are the wild@heart ones cool, or which ones should i look at? i just want basic ones not fully adjustable front to back. was happy with the ones i got from runner, don't know the brand... my bike is a non abs model.
Any will do imho.
any risers made for fatbars will work. I have a set that allows you to try different heights - if you want i'll sell em to you, send me a PM

« Last Edit: May 24, 2010, 09:04:40 am by the_wes »
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #102 on: May 24, 2010, 09:22:11 am »
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #103 on: May 24, 2010, 10:18:08 am »
(Jou naam so btw?)

Huh? ???

Jou naam so by the way?
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #104 on: May 24, 2010, 10:27:23 am »
(Jou naam so btw?)

Huh? ???

Jou naam so by the way?
Lekker om iemand op sy naam te ken, djy weet!  :thumleft:

Goeiemore, nous ek eers by. Bietjie min slaap met die babie.  :sleepy1:

My naam is in jou PM. En ek onthou jou naam van toe jy nog PastoorWillem? was.
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #105 on: May 24, 2010, 10:53:32 am »
(Jou naam so btw?)

Huh? ???

Jou naam so by the way?
Lekker om iemand op sy naam te ken, djy weet!  :thumleft:

Goeiemore, nous ek eers by. Bietjie min slaap met die babie.  :sleepy1:

My naam is in jou PM. En ek onthou jou naam van toe jy nog PastoorWillem? was.

Lekker BR, jip, babies hou mens wakker ne?
Anyway thx vir jou raad sover , waardeer!  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: May 24, 2010, 11:07:25 am by LuckyStriker »
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #106 on: May 24, 2010, 03:02:15 pm »
So is drilling holes in the gearlever better that fitting an aftermarket one?
Which AM lever will be the best there?

Willem, most MX bike gearlevers will fit. When I still had my X id drilled holes in the OEM lever nd carried a spare, form a KDX200 (I think).





Berrm, so that 3 holes is more than enough to let it brake rather then hurt something inside?
Do anyone have actual experience that it did break on that place where its was drilled?

Educated guess I would say No
The remaining cross-sectional area is still big.
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #107 on: May 24, 2010, 04:48:26 pm »
So it would be better to get a Touratech AM lever , Sliante?
Any idea of price and where to  get?
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #108 on: May 24, 2010, 08:30:05 pm »
Hey Tank Girl
I just took my X for a service at a dealer 2 weeks ago and they replaced the battery. It was out of warranty but apparently there was a previous campaign (i.e. recall) to replace the batteries. You may want to check with your dealer, you may be lucky.
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2010, 12:10:20 am »
Hey Tank Girl
I just took my X for a service at a dealer 2 weeks ago and they replaced the battery. It was out of warranty but apparently there was a previous campaign (i.e. recall) to replace the batteries. You may want to check with your dealer, you may be lucky.

For interests sake, which service was this and what was the cost of the service?
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2010, 07:08:02 am »
So it would be better to get a Touratech AM lever , Sliante?
Any idea of price and where to  get?

swannie, wild@heart verkoop ook een vir die X.  ek dink hulle is so R800
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 07:08:25 am by dgeldenhuis »
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2010, 08:22:13 am »
So it would be better to get a Touratech AM lever , Sliante?
Any idea of price and where to  get?

swannie, wild@heart verkoop ook een vir die X.  ek dink hulle is so R800

Thx D...(Dawid?, David? Danie?)  waardeer jou hulp!  :thumleft:
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #112 on: May 25, 2010, 08:26:18 am »
So it would be better to get a Touratech AM lever , Sliante?
Any idea of price and where to  get?

swannie, wild@heart verkoop ook een vir die X.  ek dink hulle is so R800

Thx D...(Dawid?, David? Danie?)  waardeer jou hulp!  :thumleft:

Dewald, maar naby genoeg  ;D
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2010, 11:47:16 am »
I thought I'd mess with your heads a little.

Found this on the interweb...





Not very practical, but interesting mod nonetheless.
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2010, 12:00:24 pm »
So it would be better to get a Touratech AM lever , Sliante?
Any idea of price and where to  get?

swannie, wild@heart verkoop ook een vir die X.  ek dink hulle is so R800

Thx D...(Dawid?, David? Danie?)  waardeer jou hulp!  :thumleft:

Dewald, maar naby genoeg  ;D

 :imaposer: Dewald, het jy jou naam gechange, was jy eers dgeldenhuis ne? Lekke Dewie! :thumleft:
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #115 on: May 25, 2010, 05:51:21 pm »
Quote from: Jovan
they replaced the battery. It was out of warranty but apparently there was a previous campaign (i.e. recall) to replace the batteries. You may want to check with your dealer, you may be lucky.
thank you! that's what i was actually asking ;)

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The bike crashes well enough without protection. the_wes' X-challenge fell a lot and it never had damage to critical parts nor did the plastics suffer much afaik.
imho crashbars are money better spent elsewhere
thanks, this was my feeling also

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I wouldn't put a camera or beer in the tailbag. Also consider a tank bag.
tailbag = www.kriega.co.za - PM leftless. tough, water and dust proof, exceptional stuff
will check it out, thanks. i do enjoy a tankbag, so will probably end up with one, i'm sure i've seen ones that can be used both ways too

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Quote from: LuckyStriker
I have BMW guards. I like the way they look and they seem extremely strong.
get the barkbusters
what about something like this, almost like what's on n[]va's drz

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After doing the stone guard mod I no longer fear it rubbing through and popping either.
link?


i'll keep investigating screens for now and try to figure out the suspension setup somehow, thanks for all the info so far :)


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Found this on the interweb...
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #116 on: May 25, 2010, 06:02:44 pm »


Barkbusters are about R945 I think, and are very good from what I've heard - excellent value


My favourite handguards are the Cycra pro-bend. A bit more (+-R1300), but excellent  :thumleft:
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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #117 on: May 25, 2010, 08:13:58 pm »
Hey Tank Girl
I just took my X for a service at a dealer 2 weeks ago and they replaced the battery. It was out of warranty but apparently there was a previous campaign (i.e. recall) to replace the batteries. You may want to check with your dealer, you may be lucky.

For interests sake, which service was this and what was the cost of the service?

Annual service @ about 5000 km. Cost R1204. Included Oil change & new filter, clean air filter, replace brake fluid, consumables, etc.

 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2010, 07:39:12 am »
So it would be better to get a Touratech AM lever , Sliante?
Any idea of price and where to  get?

swannie, wild@heart verkoop ook een vir die X.  ek dink hulle is so R800

Thx D...(Dawid?, David? Danie?)  waardeer jou hulp!  :thumleft:

Dewald, maar naby genoeg  ;D

 :imaposer: Dewald, het jy jou naam gechange, was jy eers dgeldenhuis ne? Lekke Dewie! :thumleft:

dis reg ja  ;D
 

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Re: The BMW X-Challenge Thread
« Reply #119 on: May 26, 2010, 08:30:04 am »
Quote from: LuckyStriker
After doing the stone guard mod I no longer fear it rubbing through and popping either.
link?

I will show you:

first pic shows my solution:
A. This is where the shock rubs through. The guard is too close to the shock
B. This was the original location of the guard
C. I used a heat gun  to soften the plastic guard and pulled it away from the shock. Once it cooled it remained in the new position
You will notice that the stone guard now rubs against the tyre instead. I may have been a little over-eager with my bending

second pic is the recommended solution first mentioned on ADVrider
A. Remove the bolt. The stone guard will detach
B. Place two or more flat ring washers around here. I am not sure about the exact placement, just make sure it moves the guard further away from the shock.
C. The guard should have moved a centimetre away from the shock which is all the clearance you need
I never tried this method so my instructions could be incorrect. You will have to search ADVrider for the original thread


I agree that my modification might be a bit drastic but it works so I'm happy