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Old 07-05-2009, 01:46 PM   #1636
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... and what a difference it has made for me as well!! now both my feet actually touch ground, and I can flatfoot with at least one, without sliding halfway off my bike!

thanks again, TG!
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #1637
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@ 5Chord:

The LeoVince is a little louder than the OEM, but sounds quite acceptable with the long insert and the spark arrestor, with a nice braaap when you open the throttle.The header stays cooler and the bike feels a little more responsive now.
Finish is nice, too. Someone advised to mount the can with the OEM mount, to avoid vibrations, and so I did. It turned out to sit just a tad too low, which I noticed too late of course, focused as I was not to let the header touch the coolant hose that runs right under it. Here’s the victim:



LOL Melted signal! I should be OK. I got rid of my rear fender and got a Fender Delete from Andrew
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:27 PM   #1638
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I did a 430 mile (both way) to MD from NY. What do you think caused this?
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:28 PM   #1639
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:18 PM   #1640
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From behind
to me it looks like your back wheel tried to have your numberplate for breakfast...
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:10 AM   #1641
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could someone please post the make and number of the battery that is going to be changed? i.e the old one? we have not heard anything like that in South Africa, so armed with more info we can take it up with our dealers?

Thanks!
I've no idea what make/model. All I did was ring the dealer who didn't know about it, but he keyed in my VIN number and up came a list of recalls, some done, and the battery outstanding. I assume this is a global BMW system, so if your dealer checks online he should see what needs doing.

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Old 07-06-2009, 04:43 AM   #1642
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I did a 430 mile (both way) to MD from NY. What do you think caused this?
I had my splash guard on for a while -- it's a GREAT place for an ADV sticker, isn't it? -- but when I saw my shadow and how much it flexed at speed, I hung it on a nail in my garage. It's failure disguised as a flap.

Seriously, the whole rear fender is seriously (my thesaurus is broken) undersupported. The less mass and drag back there, the better.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:31 AM   #1643
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at last a pic of my baby! i can't wait to get her dirty!!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #1644
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at last a pic of my baby! i can't wait to get her dirty!!!!!!
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CANT GET THE PIC TO SHOW!!!!!!


aaarrrrggggggggggggggggg
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:28 AM   #1645
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South Cascades, WA

Getting back to the title of this thread - LET'S SEE YOUR XCOUNTRY - here are some pics from the last few rides including a camping trip.

Stuart Range from Manatash Ridge


Chinook Pass


Lake Keechelus


Lake Cle Elum


Mt. St. Helens


This poor fella gave his all just so's I could have HID lights!


Mt. Rainier


Secret stealth campsite on Morse Creek


BTW, with driver and gear weighing 375 lbs, I bottomed out the shock at least 5 times on that road to Mt St Helens (FR25), scraped the frame "hard parts" 3 times on pavement (big frost heaves) and rode about 50 miles of dirt on a 500-mile camping trip and can report back that the HB pannier rack, the Seahorse Cases with the Happy Trail mounting system, and my custom tail rack all performed great!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:42 AM   #1646
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awesome pics, Drone! beautiful country!

glad to hear the bike is holding up so well! cant wait to get mine back from the dealer.. long story... hanger for front caliper was bent, one brake pad completely worn down.. so it went back for some fixing.. hope i get it back before the weekend!! aaarrrgghhhh.....
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:28 PM   #1647
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Pimpin the Pegs!

I haven't seen too many aftermarket pegs pictured in this thread so take a look at these. For a complete write-up and more pics, see page 4 of the "My XCountry" thread in my sig.





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Old 07-07-2009, 01:47 PM   #1648
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at last a pic of my baby! i can't wait to get her dirty!!!!!!
She's beautiful! Enjoy:-)
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #1649
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I got it dirty :-)

Yesterday I rode some sandy country roads. That’s about all we have, here in Flatland, but I had a nice ride. Compared to my Africa Twin the bike’s steering was just a little heavier, must be the 19” wheel I think. But the bike is much more nimble and the suspension is better when riding on bad surfaces. On tarmac you can feel the difference with the Metzeler Tourances, especially when going faster than 80 mph, but the bike always stays firmly planted, you never get the impression of riding a small bike (but what’s a small bike anyway?)






Rode right through a fresh puddle of ,nice to have a large skidplate





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Old 07-07-2009, 05:35 PM   #1650
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Sadly, pics in link below:

If it sells all stock, all farkels will show up in flea market as well.
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