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Thread: Help & advice prepping an X Challenge for almost RTW trip

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    Hi All,

    Bas at hyperpro in Holland is going to be sorting the suspension for me and I will do the bike build in his workshop there. I am going to go with some WP forks off a CRF and a hyper pro on the rear.

    Good advice on the chain guide and disc armour, do you need to drill break points in the F650 shift lever? (that was my plan for the stock item).

    what are the thoughts on swapping bolts for stainless?

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    rad protection?

    i tried to fit the TT radiator hard part - impossible - especially with the large TT bash plate on
    i plan to go instead for the radiator guard. how difficult is it to fit? is there much 'taking other things off' involved to fit this?
    i've bolted on a tool tube to the front of the bash plate and this seems to work well
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clearandlock View Post
    Good advice on the chain guide and disc armour, do you need to drill break points in the F650 shift lever? (that was my plan for the stock item).
    I wouldn't bother with drilling break points. the standard F650 gear lever is very soft- i've had one on my XC since new, and there has been more than one occassion that has seen this lever bent back right under the foot peg.

    I'd also make sure you carry a spare. they will on bend and allow straightening so many times. don't ask me how i know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorro View Post
    i plan to go instead for the radiator guard. how difficult is it to fit? is there much 'taking other things off' involved to fit this?
    just a single bolt at the top centre and then the bolts to the side panels, i've drilled into the top cover to attach the rubber cover up and over the air intake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorro View Post
    i tried to fit the TT radiator hard part - impossible - especially with the large TT bash plate on
    Hi, its not impossible - just a pain to get the clamps for the "hard part" to fit around the frame where the welds are. I used a longer bolt than those supplied by TT to "draw" the clamp close and then replaced it when the other one of the pair was tightened. Does that make sense??

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    Hi Guys,

    any advice on heated grips? I know the XC is challenged in the power dept.

    Is there a more efficient product when it comes to performance versus power draw?

    thx,

    Clayton

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    Hi Clayton

    Don't know about power but I would probably go for the under grip variety rather than the grips with the heaters built in. This allows you to use your choice of soft, grippy grips. The oxford grips work well but are better for road use as they are made from harder rubber, no good with mucky gloves. They do have a textured version now which might be worth a look.

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    What Rossi said. Heating elements mean no trailing wires too. When you see an Oxford setup you will know what I mean. That always worried me. Not so much snagging but I can't help feeling that heavy wire is going to slow down the throttle reaction.

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    The prep has begun!

    Hi All,

    Just an update, spent a day over at Hyperpro this week, unfortunately TT had not delivered the parts, (hey I only ordered the "in stock" parts 6 weeks ago from TT Holland) so I could not fit the sub frame.

    New forks and hub are in, new rear shock ready to build, X tank with 35mm extra, bash plate from Scheffelmeier Metall. triple clamps have been delayed but Bas is going to adapt another set.

    Thankfully there is another XC in the shop when I attempt to put it back together, the bike is a lot simpler than I thought and less daunting to work on once I had stripped a few things off it.

    Having every tool at your fingertips is awesome. (i know you only really need a few). Extremely great day!

    Big thanks to Bas at Hyperpro and Eric over at Hotrod for there help and advice.

    stay tuned.

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    Update! Almost done

    Just spent a few days in Holland, almost there with my bike.

    Big thanks to Bas @ Hyperpro, Eric @ Hot Rod Welding and Walter for ferrying my bike around Holland and his help with "how does this go back together" questions every other minute.

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    Pannier racks and electrics to come

    The pivot pegs are weird not sure if I like them or not.
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    Not too loud, i like the satin finish.

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    Erik at Hot Rod weldings master piece, light, incredibly rigid, it is a work of art.
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    Awesome .... is that the first of the fairing supports that erik was working on? looks like a whole front end replacement. dare i ask how much the forks and fairing set you back (if its not a trade secret :p) The pivot pegs i find are fabulous, i've dropped mine to the lower setting which suits my leg length and height better

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    Can someone give me the contact details for Bas in Holland
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    Can someone give me the contact details for Bas in Holland
    Hyperpro Service Center Alphen ad Rijn*
    Eikenlaan 261G
    2404 BP Alphen aan de Rijn
    Tel: +31-172-417171*

    I can't recommend bas enough.

    Cheers,

    Clayton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clearandlock View Post
    Hyperpro Service Center Alphen ad Rijn*
    Eikenlaan 261G
    2404 BP Alphen aan de Rijn
    Tel: +31-172-417171*

    I can't recommend bas enough.

    Cheers,

    Clayton
    Any email details, thanks for the above though
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    So many roads...........So little time......

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    bas at hyperpro.com

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    Front End

    Quote Originally Posted by frostyuk View Post
    Awesome .... is that the first of the fairing supports that erik was working on? looks like a whole front end replacement. dare i ask how much the forks and fairing set you back (if its not a trade secret :p) The pivot pegs i find are fabulous, i've dropped mine to the lower setting which suits my leg length and height better
    Hey Frosty, I believe this is the prototype, the MKI. I need to check the price for the fairing mount, whatever it is, it is way, way lighter than the TT one (walters is in the shop) and rock solid.

    I did not know you could modify the height of the pivot pegs, I am back in london today, will collect the bike in a week or so.

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