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Old 05-12-2008, 09:10 AM   #226
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My readings also tell me that the front brake lever is 5 way adjustable, and the clutch lever is 4 way.
Anyone know if these are a direct fit to the 2007 X-Country?
Looked at the '09 Xcountry today when it was standing next to my Xchallenge and couldn't see anything preventing fitment of the new levers on an '07. But don't take my word for it, it still may not fit.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:55 AM   #227
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OK, number one problem with the G650X bikes is fuel capacity. While I admire MaxCools inginuity with the side tank, to me 7 liters still isn't quite enough for those who want to go do long distance travel, which I really feel this bike would be great for if it could carry the fuel. So let's say hypothetically an X Country owner was talking with a couple of plastics manufacturers about producing an auxiliary tank similar to the touratech tank for the X Challenge. The TT holds 4.2 gallons, but $950! Gimme a break! I'm shooting for 2.5 to 3.5 gallon capacity (9.46 to 13.25 litre). Although not as big as the TT, that's still a huge improvement giving a total of 5 to 6 gallon (18.93 to 22.71 litre) fuel load. That should get you to at least a 250 mile range. I'm not getting ambitious with the capacity in hopes that keeping it simple will keep the cost down. I'm also thinking that a simple black color will be cost effective, and look OK, especially after you slap a new set of factory stickers on it. Obviously it would be more marketable if we could make it fit all the G bikes, and bring the price down, but it might not be doable. So what does the X Country owners community think? First off, what would it be worth to you? Obviously these would be relativley low production, which drives the cost up, but I think it could be done cheaper than the TT if there was enough interest in the market.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:29 AM   #228
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For me The solution would be to increase the size of the current fuel tank. This could be done by rerouting the exhaust pipe and enlarge the tank on the left where the empty room is left by the move of the pipe. I bet it's a 3 liters gain and would not affect the look of the bike
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:23 AM   #229
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Guys,

if you do not have ABS, chack the space behind the cylinder. Plenty enough room there to fit a custon made one gallon tank.

(as a matter of fact, now that's an idea? )
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:58 AM   #230
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if you do not have ABS, chack the space behind the cylinder. Plenty enough room there to fit a custon made one gallon tank.

(as a matter of fact, now that's an idea? )

Trouble is, how do you get to it? I have a Stebel Nautilus Compact airhorn that I wanted to install in this space, I can see it, but can't access it.. without removing the stock fuel tank, which is a big chore..
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:06 AM   #231
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You basically have to disassemble the seat, exhaust, shock, rear subframe and the stock tank (so dismantle the complete bike)...

Could be my next winter project...
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:14 AM   #232
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Asaracho's bike, now my bike, and also for sale.

Too many bikes, not enough cash.

Do like the front fairing I added, though...



really like the look of your bike

Would you mind telling me what size pelican you put on the back and what kind of windscreen that is?
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:56 AM   #233
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i always thought the reason the TT tank was so expensive had to do with the FI (the pump or something). so (going by my logic) anything besides an auxiliary tank that feeds into the original tank or expanding the original tank itself wouldn't necessarily work would it?

plus at 60mpg max kools tank would get you a 260 mile range.
in my opinion it's the best option right now, and it doesn't add to the weight of the front.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:56 PM   #234
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Guys,

if you do not have ABS, chack the space behind the cylinder. Plenty enough room there to fit a custon made one gallon tank.

(as a matter of fact, now that's an idea? )
What about my idea? It might just needs to put a smaller pipe and that'll do the job. Just stick an extra tank or enlarge the stock one!
Still keeping ABS on which is something that after a little while you can get ride of.
Is it something that needs technical expert?
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:32 PM   #235
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I talked to the person Clarke Manufacturing today. They have had a lot of requests for an auxiliary tank for both the country and the challenge. They are going to take a serious look at it. Sounds like they are confident they could bring it in for a far more reasonable price than the TT tank. I think enough people emailing them would help sway their decision. I think $300 for a 2.5 gallon would be sweet.

I for one don't think that adding the weight up front is bad. Especially if you are planning to carry other gear on the back of the bike. Having the added fuel load up front instead of at the tail will balance the load better, versus having the added fuel ang gear at the tail.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #236
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i always thought the reason the TT tank was so expensive had to do with the FI (the pump or something).
I was under the impression that the factors making the TT expensive were that
1 it's made in Australia where manufacturing is expensive to sart with.
2 then they get shipped back to Germany before getting shipped out worldwide
3 the Touratech logo is really expensive to make, kinda like the green paint on John Deere's
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #237
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3 the Touratech logo is really expensive to make, kinda like the green paint on John Deere's
that explains it all!
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:55 PM   #238
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Alright, fellow Countryers!

What the hell is this?
What's it do?
What's it for?
Thank you.

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Old 05-14-2008, 07:19 PM   #239
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Pretty sure that's where you plug in the bike for diagnostics at the dealer...

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Alright, fellow Countryers!

What the hell is this?
What's it do?
What's it for?
Thank you.

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Old 05-14-2008, 07:20 PM   #240
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really like the look of your bike

Would you mind telling me what size pelican you put on the back and what kind of windscreen that is?
That's my old bike . The pelican, I believe, is the 1450...smaller one but comes in handy.. Not sure if that's the correct number on the case but it's probably about 9 inches wide.
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