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Old 04-14-2009, 08:27 PM   #46
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Hey Solace,

Would you mind doing a nice exhaust video for us? I've yet to hear an Akra on the G650X. I have a Leo on my X-Moto, but am looking for something a little smoother/deeper sounding for my X-Challenge.

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Interested in selling your Leo?
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:53 AM   #47
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Another xmoto owner here!
Hi from England, got a 1 mile 07 xmoto for just over 2/3 rds original price..... , kinda happy with the deal.

Have a few mods in the pipeline, sliders & crash bobbins, luggage rack or some kind of tank bag, exhaust, gotta do something with the god awful seat to be honest - like riding on a razor blade.

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Old 04-16-2009, 01:41 PM   #48
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I'm having a big smile at how we've come around in some sort of circle all the way to the point where someone seriously is putting luggage rack on a SM bike.

I'm not laughing at you. I'm thinking of how we mold what we want from what we start from. Some guy last year or so wrote about a long cross country (almost) all dirt ride on a Gold Wing. Another guy is doing deep sand in Africa on an R1.

Now we'll soon see SM's with Jesse's and a large fairing.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #49
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LOL...I run this exact same setup on my x-moto:

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An XMOTO with a side of practicality makes for an unbeatable city commuter.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #50
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Now we'll soon see SM's with Jesse's and a large fairing.
Now theres an idea.....

I know what you mean, but as the following poster said, I'm just after something to make the journey a little more (to me) enjoyable.

What do fellow xmoto owners use?
Rucksak, tankbag, tail bag.
Any prices and links would be helpful guys.

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Old 04-19-2009, 01:55 PM   #51
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What I was driving at is that SM's are constructed to be as light as possible given the cost point. Adding any accessory is running against their design criteria. Of course folks are free to use their equipment as they see fit but it always strikes me odd when someone buys a highly specialized machine & then uses it against its specialty.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:21 PM   #52
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Lowering an XMoto

Can someone give me an idea of how low I could get an XMoto with a shorter shock and fork mods with the low seat as well? I can buy an XMoto for a couple of grand less than an XCountry or G650GS. I am looking at the XMoto cause I could run the wheels on my XCh, but I also need a bike for the wife to ride.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:22 AM   #53
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I found this site that had a g650x moto lowered by 125 mm.

http://www.motorradzubehoer-hornig.d...Hypermoto.html
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:34 AM   #54
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I found this site that had a g650x moto lowered by 125 mm.

http://www.motorradzubehoer-hornig.d...Hypermoto.html
Cool. We now know it can be done!
Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:57 PM   #55
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I actually went out and bought the real thing!
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:47 AM   #56
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I actually went out and bought the real thing!
WOW! You sure did. Nice.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:19 PM   #57
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:24 AM   #58
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There is a lot to be said about morphing one bike into another purpose.........

For example, the X Moto and X Challenge are specialized motorcycles. But sometimes you need to get to the area where their specialization can be used.

I'm setting my X Challenge up to be a long distance touring bike. Lots of luggage and extra weight to "get there"...........but once at the camp site or hotel, all of this comes off for some serious dirt riding. Same thing with a Moto. Load it up, ride 800 miles to the Smoky Mnts, unload and ride the piss out of the roads down there.

These bikes are excellent "transformers". The engines are supper smooth on the slab and they can keep up with anything you'd ride on the highways, yet they can also hold their own in the dirt or in the twisties........
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #59
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Speaking of morphing, I have an xmoto and was contemplating throwing a set of 21/18 wheels on it for certain rides in the near future.

does anyone know if xchallenge wheels will work?
if it is just a matter of cooking up some spacers, I'd be ecstatic!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #60
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Speaking of morphing, I have an xmoto and was contemplating throwing a set of 21/18 wheels on it for certain rides in the near future.

does anyone know if xchallenge wheels will work?
if it is just a matter of cooking up some spacers, I'd be ecstatic!!!
18" and 21" are cheaper than going the other way. You will need an Xmoto disc instead of an Xch tho...
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