So we've all heard/seen the 650 xchallenge...let's see your XCOUNTRY!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Olas, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Finally have 1 in the garage, been looking for awhile. Will be a winter commuter.
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  2. purdsam

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    Nice looking ride. You'll love it. I use mine to commute to work in Houston and really enjoy it.
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  3. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Looking for both owners and shop manuals, as the bike came with neither.
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The owners manual doesn't have much in it. Buy the shop manual from BMW. It is worth the price .
  5. danielks

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    Leafman!

    I do not use my XCo as a heavy off road enduro bike.... so, will fit the KN, and fell it...

    Thinking about to hand made a rally look exhaust!

    the scoop... you have opened an hole in the plastic part that covers the air filter? thinking about to do it, plus install a filter foam on the opening to help on the filtering.

    I also run anakees os my 8Gs... it´s very nice on twisty roads!!!


    Snooker! as I said to Leaf... I don´t use my Xco as a heavy off road bike... will try the KN, but will buy a foam too....

    the 17 sprocket is out of my plans, since I like the bike response, and not use it for long travels....

    Will look for something about the lights!!!

    I´ve read all your moods! congrats for it! helps a lot!!!!

    Catneck! congrats for the bike!

    I´ve got a service manual (CD) on the ebay....
    gelps a lot if you like to do it yourself maintenance.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-G650-X-...anuals_Literature&hash=item1e74070943&vxp=mtr

    and is cheap too!!!!

    Regards to all
  6. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Yeah the RepRom is the way to go. I wasn't sure you could still find one on eBay. Even if just for the various torque settings of things.
  7. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    This is my primary bike now. Nice light commuter, with enough power to have some fun. And amazing economy. Early morning ride found a glaring (literally) issue. The windshield mounts far enough forward to catch a great deal of the headlight beam and funnel it right to my line of sight. Cobbed up a headlight brow, fixed. Bought the RepRom, looking forward to opening up the X.
  8. mcgiggle

    mcgiggle Been here awhile

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    Crossing the Darien Gap two weeks ago :D

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  9. danielks

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    Catneck!

    I had the same issue with a touratech headlight protector..... the glare come right to my eyes... fixed easily... some blacknylon tape on the up face... :D doesn't look so good, but works!
  10. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    The bike looks great.:clap
    David
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    I would like to see the bike uncovered and the very cool looking sail boat!!!

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  12. mcgiggle

    mcgiggle Been here awhile

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  13. danielks

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    Mcgiggle!!!! nice bike man!!! what´s this exhaust ???
  14. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Looking at attaching an MSR bottle where the cannister now lives. I am guessing it has been done before. If so, a link would be appreciated.
  15. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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  16. donnh

    donnh Been here awhile

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    Cool. :eek1 What boat were you on? I'll be that way in January or February and need to find a way to Columbia. :D PM me. Thanks.
  17. mcgiggle

    mcgiggle Been here awhile

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    It's Caf's my wifes bike I'm the clown in the ditch/field after going straight on at a T junction on my X Challenge!

    The exhaust is a Scorpion (british company) it's OK for the money we paid (about £250 for a titanium) but the on I have on my XCH is a replacement because the sleeve slip by the end cap on the original.

    Cheers
    Pete
  18. danielks

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  19. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    I was recently in San Diego for a week and went by the local Guzzi dealer, GP Cycles. It's a very nice shop.

    They're also a Husqvarna dealer and I had the opportunity to see the new Husky Terra 650 that reminds us of the BMW X series.

    Priced at $6999, I think this will be a good seller for Husqvarna and, yes, the bike has similarities to our X bikes.

    The Terra is not as trimmed-out as the XCo. Doesn't have ABS and the body parts are simple. It does boast more HP, though- almost 60 !

    I think we will see switchable ABS on it soon.

    GP did not have the "Strada" version of the bike that offers a 19-inch front wheel that I prefer and ABS.


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  20. rafendafen

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