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Author Topic: Peter´s X9 500 with new panniers and seat  (Read 6346 times)
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« on: May 10, 2012, 10:34:07 »

Peter visited me and I took some fotos of his X9 500 with his new panniers and freshly recovered and customized seat











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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 10:51:11 »

That looks in perfect condition. What year is it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 11:23:51 »

You Germans love your chromed X9's. Not to my taste, but I do like the rack on the top box.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 11:39:45 »

That looks in perfect condition. What year is it?

As far as I know a 2004. It´s just getting new clutch, variomatic, rollers with drivebelt and the electric mainstand repaired.

It has 78.000 km now on the clock
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 12:20:54 »

How is the handling of the bike affected with all the weight to the rear of the rear wheel, the X9 is very light on the front to begin with ?
It certainly catches the attention though. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 13:48:29 »

How is the handling of the bike affected with all the weight to the rear of the rear wheel, the X9 is very light on the front to begin with ?
It certainly catches the attention though.  

Peter adds plenty of weight to the scoot, hehehe. He told me that the handling is same up to 150 kmH, above that he gets increasing vibrations at the rear
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 14:53:51 »

I hope he has put the heavier bar ends on - they  help stabilise the bike.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 19:14:33 »

I hope he has put the heavier bar ends on - they  help stabilise the bike.

He has the heavy ones, but  it affects the rear end of the scoot, not the steering.

I think a new tire can fix it because his is alrtedy older and needs to be replaced. He uses only Heidenau though I think Michelin City Grip is much better.

After the experiences that the members of my german X9 Forum report Michelin City Grip  are the best choice for the X9´s, better handling, better grip and longer life than the Heidenau. Many report that the quality of the Heidenau tires has decreased a lot since they have changed the rubber mixture.
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 19:45:02 »

Not sure I like the lack of lower grey panels or the extra width they create. If the mounting plates fitted flush up to the bodywork rather than standing off the chrome bars the width would be almost halved on each side.
I tried something similar a while back but I hung the plates off the lip around the top of the seat box using some curved flat steel bands with rubber backings, then just wedged the lower supports between the upper and lower panels as all the weight was taken on the top mount. Still a bit wide though and the boxes were much higher up.
I do like the top box rack though.
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 21:52:59 »

Not sure I like the lack of lower grey panels or the extra width they create. If the mounting plates fitted flush up to the bodywork rather than standing off the chrome bars the width would be almost halved on each side.
I tried something similar a while back but I hung the plates off the lip around the top of the seat box using some curved flat steel bands with rubber backings, then just wedged the lower supports between the upper and lower panels as all the weight was taken on the top mount. Still a bit wide though and the boxes were much higher up.
I do like the top box rack though.


The grey panels are off for further maintenance and repair, they will be refitted after Peter finished the job
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 23:08:45 »

That might cure the vibration as the air won't get funnelled under the rear 'bumper' and trapped with the side panels in place.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 04:01:23 »

That might cure the vibration as the air won't get funnelled under the rear 'bumper' and trapped with the side panels in place.

Makes sense, hopefully does
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 02:15:17 »

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