Blond Dutch Chick RTW X-Country Adventure bike!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Maggie Zantstorm, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. longdude17

    longdude17 Adventurer

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    I have got to make it down to the netherlands.......oh and sweet bike!
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  2. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Just thought it would give her a little more exposure ! Doesn't everyone think Maggie needs a little more - exposure !?
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  3. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Yeah. What he said! :D
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  4. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    The leg humping resumes:)
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  5. Mtrain

    Mtrain free range

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    You'll like the xcountry Maggie. My wife has done 50,000 ks on hers in the last couple of years on dirt and sand and whatever and it has been great. With the rotax motor it has to be one of the most under estimated bikes for shorter riders.
    have fun.
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  6. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Im wondering if a long epic trip could not have been made just as well, if not better, with more of the stock set-up.

    That big skinny front wheel is good for rolling over very rough terrain but for a variety of broken asphalt and dirt roads, I like the 19 inch. Handles better on hard surface and gives more traction too.

    I admire this effort. Do it while you can ! No kids or entanglements of life to hold you back is a good time.
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  7. edgy

    edgy Been here awhile

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    Wow!
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  8. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Whoa shit, seems like you have a ton of money to spend. Care to teel how much so far? :ear
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  9. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Those guys are doing everything free for her just to have her hang-out around their shop !
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  10. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    I'm too old and ugly to fall for that, sorry :wink:

    :D :D

    And it helps she lives abt. 250 kms away also
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  11. The Jester

    The Jester Been here awhile

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    :rofl:rofl

    If everything else has gone south then perhaps you don't have much to offer, apart from being well equipped and good with your tools :evil
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  12. Maggie Zantstorm

    Maggie Zantstorm Dutch Biker Chick

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    Hahahahaha shave your face Erik, shave your face! Hahahaha :rofl

    Aha! You are happy that I live 250kms away!! I'm NOT!!!!
    I sent a spy this monday :eek1

    The bike looks very good he said!! Compliments! You know what you are doing! Hope to see you soon :wink: :wink: :clap
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  13. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Nice bike build.
    Did you ever get your other bike back from after the accident?
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  14. Maggie Zantstorm

    Maggie Zantstorm Dutch Biker Chick

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    The bike (and also Allans bike) arrived 16th of January :eek1 :lol3 It took a while, but they were in good order though!!
    Happy :D
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  15. Maggie Zantstorm

    Maggie Zantstorm Dutch Biker Chick

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    After Bas did some stuff on the bike, I brought the bike to 'Hot Rod Welding' Erik in Zwaanshoek. The bike will get a tremendous make over by Erik! First of all:Rally fairing (including mount) and Rally dashboard. Besides that he will manufacture an X-rack, 9L X-tank, and protection parts on it.

    Regarding the Rally Fairing: Erik made a dozen of X-Challenge fairings the last few months, but one for an X-Country he has not made before. Mine will be the first one!
    And as the X-Country, especially the seat of it, is much much lower than the X-Challange, the Fairing (of course the mount included) had to decline as much as possible. Erik managed it to rebuild the mount 8cm lower than the mount on the X-Challenge! So the Fairing will also be lower for 8cm!
    I haven’t seen it live yet…. Unfortunately.... But I’m lucky Erik sends me pictures every now and then.

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    When you think the yellow part in white, its pretty cool isn’t it?? :clap

    This is the status for now! Hope to have more new pics soon!! Thanksss Erik, for all the work up till now (and of course Bas too, with all the questions I have….).

    From Erik, the bike will go to Hyperpro Bas and Rayz seats. To be continued!!!

    Bye bye, kiss, Maggie :wink:
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  16. Motorfiets

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    looking good!! :D
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  17. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Maggie, it is hard to tell by the photos and it wasn't on Walters list, but have you replaced the standard gear shift lever for a steel model from Yamaha or TT?
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  18. Maggie Zantstorm

    Maggie Zantstorm Dutch Biker Chick

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    Hey Cruzz! Aha somebody who's paying attention!! :) Erik had some gear shift levers in stock. I don't know which mark! One who will bend instead of break.
    Besides this item, I think I need an other stand too (is it a stand in English?). This one is to short.
    Thankz!
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  19. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Good stuff Maggie, pretty sure Eric can add a bit to your current side stand.

    You fitting a centre stand as well?

    Do you stand a lot when riding, I can recommend the Pivot Pegs over the standard ones if you do, plus something like Tag Metals hand grips for extra comfort and longevity.
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  20. FinnDuro

    FinnDuro Winter wonderlanding

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    Yebbut, I'm envisioning the white part in yellow, like mandarin bmw'esque yellow fairings? Yummy, colourful - like yourself! Think about it :)
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