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Old 04-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Another BMW Cross Country question .

I've been reading as many threads as I can on the CX but one thing I can't find out. The bike I'm looking at has the high front guard... which I don't really like very much.

Is it possible to replace this with the low guard or is the fork different?
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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The XCountry came with a low guard so unless the owner changed the forks then you should be able to bolt the original front guard back on.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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OK, cool .

This is the bike I'm looking at .

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:21 AM   #4
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Hi Sibbo, I will swap my low guard for your ABS! Looks like a nice one.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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Hi Sqiz ... if I buy it it's a deal .Is your's yellow ?
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #6
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Just to prove its yellow. The low guard does suit the bike a bit better. When you buy it, see if you can get the previous owners details, he might still have the low guard, worth a shot.

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Old 09-01-2014, 05:34 PM   #7
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I still haven't got a CX , I'm still riding my R80 ST .

Back on the CX, what are the rims like for tire repairs on the side of the track?

Are they tubed and easy or tubeless and a bitch ?

Are you there squizzy ?
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:35 PM   #8
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Hi Sibbo, tubed tyres, black rims so could be easy to mark. Sold mine a few months ago. Nice bike. Went well with a staintune, bit loud till I put a baffle in it. Hope that helps. Cheers Ian
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:47 PM   #9
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Thanks Ian, I'm moving slowly but I do reckon a CX is still my next bike .

Is there any things you didn't like about it ?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:21 AM   #10
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Hi Sibbo, sold the bike to an inmate in Qld. Don't know if he still has it. Problem now would be finding one in good nick as they are getting a bit old. The Husky Terra and Strada seem to be the go now. Same motor which is very smooth, XCountry was about 30 kg lighter though. I found the bike was sort of in between, not enough ground clearance or suspension travel for rough stuff, and a bit light on for road stuff. Some people love them, I started going in another direction, and it just did not suit. Would not buy one again, probably go for a sorted DR650 if going down that path. That all said, quite a nice bike if you can find a good one. Good luck. Ian
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:59 AM   #11
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I know of a good one for sale, let me know if are interested.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:16 AM   #12
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You'd be lucky to give one of those things away these days.






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Old 09-03-2014, 01:34 AM   #13
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Why do you say that Dave? I don't know much about them.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:56 AM   #14
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They were only made for a short time and weren't a big seller, along with the Xchallenge and Xmoto which were the same under the skin. I had a Xchallenge that I spent a heap on but never could trust it to get me home. If you ask, most people wouldn't know what they are. Just my opinion, but I couldn't wait to get rid of mine.

Here's mine, I tried to like it.

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Old 09-03-2014, 03:38 AM   #15
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I used to have the F650GS single, which essentially had the same motor, and thought it a great machine, and I figured the X - Country would be better off road.. Sort of like a Bavarian DR.
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