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Old 06-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #256
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Nice picture.
How far do you go like that?
What gears?
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #257
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I got a new photo of my X-Country

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Hey RobbieO where did you get your tank bag?
I like the tiny size for everyday riding.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:24 PM   #258
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That was just a quick "look over" wheelie in second gear.
Usually I wheelie from 2nd to 4th.
The tank bag is a Cortech I bought from a fellow ADVer last winter.
It expands even bigger, but I can't see my GPS, so I never expand it
Here it is. Very reasonably priced and it fits well.
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/prod...?productid=143

Here's another shot of the tank bag.


ps. this bike loves to wheelie

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:53 AM   #259
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Great,thanks
I can't keep the bike up when I shift from 2nd to 3rd.
Tell me you changed the intake filter or put a 14 teeth sprocket on yours.
I see that you have modified the tail several times!
What do you think of the stock tank bag "G650X".
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:02 PM   #260
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The BMW tank bag looks really nice, but it's too expensive. I don't always ride with it and am just getting used to having it on the bike.

Ihaven't changed the gearing, but I have installed the foam air filter from BMWAtlanta, and it makes a small difference.
I am waiting for my Scorpion Exhaust, and am hoping it makes a difference.
I'm keeping my wheelies to a minimum at the moment, as I have wrecked my wrist, and can't pull the clutch in with one finger.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:24 PM   #261
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Methow Valley this past weekend

Here are a couple of shots from a trip I took out to Winthrop, WA:

Northeast of Plain:



Somewhere between Winthrop & Omak:

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Old 06-11-2008, 07:54 AM   #262
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How many miles did you ride for that trip?
Did you have to bring some extra fuel in your bags?
Seems there's a bunch of service road down here.
Beautifull scenery!
What tires did you put? seems to fit great!
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:04 PM   #263
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How many miles did you ride for that trip?
About 550 all told, maybe 100 or so off-road. Wish that ratio was higher, but it's a long way to the dry side from my house...
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Did you have to bring some extra fuel in your bags?
Seems there's a bunch of service road down here.
Beautifull scenery!
I brought a 33oz MSR bottle but never needed it.

It was gorgeous out there, the pictures don't come close to doing it justice.
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What tires did you put? seems to fit great!
TKC80's. They're kinda rumbly on the pavement -- I mean, they're knobbies after all -- but they handle great on-road or off. I got onto some singletrack but it was all hard-pack, haven't tried 'em in mud or sand yet. They're fantastic on gravel though.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:51 PM   #264
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Here are a couple of shots from a trip I took out to Winthrop, WA:

Northeast of Plain:



Somewhere between Winthrop & Omak:

Nice shots! The TKCs look sweet.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:19 PM   #265
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Set up for campin

This is my bike set up for campin. The gas can aint pretty, but I can go 210-220 miles fully loaded.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:06 AM   #267
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This is my bike set up for campin. The gas can aint pretty, but I can go 210-220 miles fully loaded.
Awesome, man. I think you take the prize for most luggage on an XCountry. Please show & tell us details of how you mounted those cases on there.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:41 AM   #268
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #269
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IMO, a fairing something like this would be good.




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Old 06-12-2008, 03:18 PM   #270
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case mounting

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Awesome, man. I think you take the prize for most luggage on an XCountry. Please show & tell us details of how you mounted those cases on there.

I have been looking since 4/07 for a way to mount side cases on my bike. I have done several 2000+mile trips. I was looking around and checking out farkles for the challenge and I stumbled across the german hepco becker website. I couldn't read the print, but as I was checking it out I saw a picture of the country with this rack on it. I then checked out the us site and it wasn't there. So I emailed the company in germany and they just told me to contact euro tech and they got it for me. I was totally stoked. Any of the hepco becker cases will work with this rack. I had previously stripped out some of the threads for the handle mounts, so I drilled them all out and heli-coiled steel threads for the front two holes and through bolted the rear. I don't trust the 5mm aluminum threads to carry all that weight. Seems to be really sturdy, I have taken on a couple of off road ventures so far. I had a remus exhaust on my bike that does not work with the rack. I'm sure some industrius person could fab up a bracket that would make it work, I was kind of happy to get rid of the loud exhaust anyway. Not to happy to spend all of that money and not have it work.
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