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Old 04-10-2008, 05:39 AM   #166
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Both Xchallenge and Xmoto have a lowered seat as option. There's no difference except in color. GB would have had the exact same height with the low Xchallenge seat but he liked the Xmoto colors better.

The low seats are 20 mm lower and more importantly for seat comfort, the main seating area is a bit wider. It's probably not nearly as nice as a wide custom made seat (i.e. Renazco) but it's a step in the right direction.
The low seat is WAY more comfortable than the stock X Challenge seat and I only got the X Moto version so the bike has a different look than having 2 blue seats. I've also got a Renazco suede seat on order, but I think I will use the low seat mainly for off roading, when reach to the ground becomes critical.

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:31 PM   #167
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Last one taken in the veld on the hill. Saw a lot of mx bikes go up the hill before, didn't have the nerve to take my XT660 up, but as soon as I got the XCountry, there was no stopping me!
Exactly the same to me... and same bikes exchanged
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:22 PM   #168
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This is the first time I looked at this thread and I must say it is a cool little bike. Great looking DS bike, watch out TW!
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #169
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That kid looks cold...
You have a brilliant workshop/garage!!!
my work place for my bikes is my cold open dark garden.

The kid is "drcool's" kid, so he comes by it naturally.
Thanks for the compliment on the garage.
Here's the outside.

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Old 04-11-2008, 07:16 AM   #170
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Getting dirty with the wife... ;)

The bashplate was locally made by a guy here in Pretoria, but unfortunately I don't know who it was. The sales guy at the dealers (Bavarian Motorcycles) just told me about the aftermarket bashplates that they can get. He rides enduro with his XChallenge, and highly recommended this plate. I paid R800 (about $100) for it, which is not bad, as it covers the the water pump and starter on the other side. I could get you some more info if you need.
Hi Riaan

I live in JHB and I'll have my X-country within the next two weeks. Could you please forward the details for that bashplate. R800 is not much in my opinion.

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BTW, your bike looks pretty damn good!
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:34 AM   #171
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Anybody have any battery problems? Mine got down to a charge of 10 after a quick stop, mid commute. Lucky for me, it died three blocks from where the NYC ADV riders meet up in Manhattan every tuesday, and someone was able to help me charge the battery. Once it got back up to 12, it started again. Any ideas on what caused this problem?

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Well, I took the bike in and had it fully checked out. It seems the only problem was that the battery was low. They say I need to ride it longer, faster, and more often--Now that's a prescription I can live with.

My commute is only 7 miles and about 25-30 minutes with a lot of stop-n-go traffic. Apparently that type of driving is not enough to fully charge the battery? Well either way, I'll be paying more attention to the charge and now have an excuse to spend more time on the road--fine by me
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:45 AM   #172
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As you know, I bought my Xcountry few weeks ago It's got 2500km on it and I noticed that I had to screw almost all the way the screw at the clutch lever to tense the cable so I can change all gears more easily (specially from 1rst to 2nd but that's maybe another story).
For information I've checked with the F650 spec. It says :
'clutch operating clearance at handle bar lever : 1 to 2 mm'. which is very tight!
It seems that the outer cable is way shorter than the inner cable. Looks like the cable is not made for the g650x!

Is this something that I have to get solved by the dealer since it's still under warranty and did you experienced the same problem?
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Concerning the battery problems, Mine has died also and I have had replaced it with a ducati one which is only 8 Amps/H instead of 10Amps/H capacity for the stock one. Actually, they are replacing all stock BMW batteries that fuses because it seems that they are having some issues of chemicals defect.
I live in France though.
Hope the ducati battery will handle all the startup next winter cause 8Amps is not much!
I also had trouble getting the clutch lever working just right. The bike was horrible getting it from first to second and into neutral. I had them adjust it several times in the first couple months. They had to make an adjustment where the cable meets the engine to give it more leeway. Once they did that and after I broke her in a bit, it was fine.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:50 AM   #173
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Last one taken in the veld on the hill. Saw a lot of mx bikes go up the hill before, didn't have the nerve to take my XT660 up, but as soon as I got the XCountry, there was no stopping me!
South Africa looks beautiful! And the bike's not bad either. The knobbies and that bash plate really make the bike look a lot more aggressive.

More photos from everyone! I'll try and get some city shots to add to the mix.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #174
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Here's a photo from a recon ride I did before this weekends adventure...

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Old 04-16-2008, 06:55 PM   #175
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Nice pic, Robbie. You planning on replacing that exhaust? You won't regret it if you do.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:38 PM   #176
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The Scorpion Ovall SS exhaust is enroute
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:53 AM   #177
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Here are some NYC shots of the XCountry for you all to enjoy!
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:55 AM   #178
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