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Old 10-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #7171
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You were very clear! Thanks
Sounds like you made the good choice for you.
Have fun with your new stelvio.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #7172
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An upcoming adventure that will require a better 2 up bike also has me contemplating selling my beloved X-Co. I hate to do it, but the prospect of a 20 day trip, 14 days riding, multiple 250-300 mile days, with a passenger, may push me over the edge. I love her, but this may be beyond her capability. And hell, I just got the bike kitted out the way I want with the aluminum luggage and fuel tank! It's not set in stone yet, I had the seat redone from scratch due to the foam having deteriorated (bad batch), and we made the passenger area bigger. Plus the passenger will be my rather small niece, who will be 17. Maybe between her small size and the enlarged seat it will work.

I toured Europe for over a month with a pillion and lots of luggage doing around 200-400 miles per day. Then I went 10000 miles over the Middle East into Asia. Now I explore tracks and commute daily on the same bike after nothing more than an oil change. I have a mate out here who toured the world for 5 years on an F650gs Dakar without a single fault. Good luck finding anything that comes close.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #7173
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Leafman60 and muddyrabbit, pm me with details, I am looking to buy.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:20 AM   #7174
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I toured Europe for over a month with a pillion and lots of luggage doing around 200-400 miles per day. Then I went 10000 miles over the Middle East into Asia. Now I explore tracks and commute daily on the same bike after nothing more than an oil change. I have a mate out here who toured the world for 5 years on an F650gs Dakar without a single fault. Good luck finding anything that comes close.
That's why I also keep it ; plus very pleased with the light weight compare to new trails (dual-sports) bikes...
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:14 AM   #7175
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I toured Europe for over a month with a pillion and lots of luggage doing around 200-400 miles per day. Then I went 10000 miles over the Middle East into Asia. Now I explore tracks and commute daily on the same bike after nothing more than an oil change. I have a mate out here who toured the world for 5 years on an F650gs Dakar without a single fault. Good luck finding anything that comes close.
With a passenger on the back the whole time?
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:31 AM   #7176
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I toured Europe for over a month with a pillion and lots of luggage doing around 200-400 miles per day. Then I went 10000 miles over the Middle East into Asia. Now I explore tracks and commute daily on the same bike after nothing more than an oil change. I have a mate out here who toured the world for 5 years on an F650gs Dakar without a single fault. Good luck finding anything that comes close.
about time we seen a few photos of the 10000 miles over the middle east to asia
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #7177
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I'm browsing eBay's listing for smaller BMWs and came up on an 08 X Country with a rebuilt title. The last picture in the auction shows damage from an electric short in the rear lights. Would an insurance company write off a bike because of such a small amount of damage?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/08-BM...-/170931761178

The bike looks pretty clean. 4800 miles and buy it now price of $4600. I'd prefer a bike with sensible farkles, but I wouldn't cry over a clean stock bike.

I'm thinking a salvage title is worth at least 15-20% price hit, which suggests the $4600 BIN price is too high. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #7178
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about time we seen a few photos of the 10000 miles over the middle east to asia
2nd, PICS !!!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:32 AM   #7179
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Okay guys. I gotta apologize. I'm NOT selling the XCo afterall.

I know, I know, I thought about it. Hey ! I hadn't been on it for a while since I was too busy thrashing the Stelvio about!

I started adding up all the things I'd put on the XCo. I have $14k+ in it. Gosh, amazing how that stuff can creep up on you over a period of time (I splurged big time 1500 on the Akra system).

Anyway, I was thinking that I'd strip everything off and put the bike back to stock. People won't give you anything for such items.

So, I took the little bike out a couple of times before beginning the strip. Within a mile or so, I realized - "What was I thinking?" This thing is so light and pulls so hard in every gear at any speed, it is a thrill to ride in any circumstance.

I have it tricked-out just like I want it. About 4 gallons of gas, tach, seat, shock, on and on. I'd be a fool. I need to keep this thing and just take it to the nursing home with me some day !

There's nothing like it out there nowadays. Yeah, the new Husky thing coming out looks interesting but I prefer this BMW set-up.

Sorry for the alarm. Also, sorry to a couple of you who inquired about it.

I'm keeping the yellow XCo.

(The 1200GS is a different story!)
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:09 AM   #7180
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. Mister leafman60.
Welcome back my friend!
Long life to the Xco!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:56 AM   #7181
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Ok, Im back. Where is everyone else ??????? Helloooooo, anybody left on the XCo thread ???
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #7182
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Ok, Im back. Where is everyone else ??????? Helloooooo, anybody left on the XCo thread ???
I'm here. I've been riding my RT but will be back on my 650 tomorrow.

Like you, I can't part with mine. It's too perfect for too many roads.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #7183
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In case anyone is wondering, after an entire riding season with my XCountry sitting in somebody else's garage, no regrets here. I did the right thing. But I agree with all the comments here. A great little do-it-all bike!
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #7184
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Yukon ho!

I've been planning a grand >7,000 mile tour of Alaska, Yukon & NWT next summer, remembering how sweet the big RT is for big miles at 80mph... gravel not so much... thinking seriously about getting a new or used F800 or R1200GS, aftermarket cruise control, or 2013 R1200GS with factory cruise...
Then this rainy Seattle morning I buzzed out I-90 on my XCo (nickname: Honey Badger) -- DEFINITELY riding her on the big tour next summer. LOVE this bike!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #7185
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I'm still here reading all the X-Co and X-Ch threads to stay up to date, even though my bike has been in storage, unridden, for just about a year now.
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