Blond Dutch Chick RTW X-Country Adventure bike!!
Hello hello everybody :clap
Here Maggie again! You know, from the Blond Dutch Chick goes Long Way East thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...nd+dutch+chick
In short: I went from The Netherlands to Mongolia on a F650GS (June 2011), broke my ankle in Numrug Mongolia (8 July 2011), came back by plane, and within 2 months I bought myself a BMW X-Country!! :rayof
Why an X-Country? The F650GS is just to heavy for extreme off road (though it was not the cause for my crash). But still.
Hyperpro Bas (Alphen ad Rijn) and Walter - Sibirsky Extreme - Colebatch gave me the advice to buy an X-Country. I would have loved an X-Challenge, unfortunately such a bike is way to high for traveling for me. Haha I'm just a short girl...1m63cm :eek1
Anyway.... The bike was bought and plans had to be made!! Together with Walter and Bas, we made a plan (hahaha they made a plan, I had to provide the money).
Walter made me the list below:
- Hyperpro fork conversion WP 48mm forks, triple clamps
- Hyperpro 461 fully adjustable rear shock
- Hyperpro Haan Front 21 x 1.6 Excel wheel
- Hyperpro Haan Rear 18 x 2.15 Excel wheel
- Hot Rod Welding 9.5 litres X Tank
- Hot Rod Welding Protection Parts
- Hot Rod Welding Fairing
- Hot Rod Welding X-Rack
- Scheffelmeier Adventure bash plate
- Scheffelmeier Case Saver
- Scheffelmeier wheel spacer
- Adv Spec Barkbusters
- Adv Spec Double Take Mirrors
- Adv Spec Unifilter and prefilter
- Touratech chain guide
- Rayz Seat
- Oxford heated grips
- Adv Spec Sibirsky Extreme luggage
- Touratech radiator protector
Most of the parts I ordered directly and/or called with Erik (Hot Rod) and Ray (Rayz Seat) to make an appointment. Walter arranged the forks for me, and got me in contact with Adventure Spec. Thankzz Walter!!
And off I went to Hyperpro Bas, to change the original forks, the wheels and of course, the suspension. Hyperpro purple it must be :rofl
New forks and disabled headlight
Bas working on the bike
This is the first part of my X-Country rebuild Rally/Adventure bike!!
The next part will be about Hotrod Welding!!! Erik is gonna make an extraordinary Rally fairing + Mount special fit for the X-Country!!!
CU Laterzzz, kiss from The Netherlands, Maggie Extreme Zantstorm!! :wings
Hey Maggie, good choice! Always take the bike that best fits you're size! I did, just sold my hp2 and will get a KTM 690 enduro cause its a better fit for my needs.
Like a long offroad trip to Mongolia!
Anyway, if someone can make suspension wonders its Bas!
Keep on posting...
I have got to visit the netherlands! :clap
have fun, be safe.
great to see you back in the saddle after the ankle injury! it probably seems like a long time for you, but boy, it sure doesn't seem that long ago i read your report about the accident.
I see London, I see France...
I spent A LOT of time in NL when I was stationed in Germany. I would give ANYTHING to be able to go back over there and RIDE!! Nice bimmer! Looking forward to following your thread!
Congrats on the new scooter, enjoy!
What is this, "Adv Spec Sibirsky Extreme luggage" ?
Nice selection of parts Maggie! :thumb
When it's done there won't be much X-Country left of it anyway, and I think you can actually get the X-Challenge plastics to fit as well? Walter or Bas should know the details, somebody had that done at Hyperpro.
Have a look towards the end of this thread, there are lots of pics and a description of the design, materials, functionality, etc.
woot! Maggie is back at it! :) i'm with ya again! :clap
And now I like that bike even more!
My oh my, what attention a pretty girl can get !
I've never seen those guys look so enthusiastic about working for us hard-tails !
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