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

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

  1. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Very nice. XC0=Helluva bike
  2. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    New exhaust?!
    Well, never seen that one before. Can you tel a bit more about It?
    Thanks
  3. Stani

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    Hi,

    it´s an exhaust from a German manufacturer.
    Took it out for the first ride yesterday.

    Deep sound and I believe a liitle more torque in combination with a Wunderlich blue air filter.

    just google hattech.de The exhaust has a reasonable price and the quality seems ver good.

    Best regards for Christmas
  4. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Seems the one I've been waiting for a long time.:evil. Is It possible for you to post a little video of It here.
    Just asking.
  5. leafman60

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    Im very familiar with hattech stuff. Good quality.
  6. Stani

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    There´s a good clip on youtube with a g650 gs. They guy ride the same Hattech dark style as I do.
    He films it with and without the db eater. Here´s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KctFJwJKO8

    By the way has someone here have any experience with the tail and tidy license plate holder from r&g.

    I´m also looking for mini led turn signal indicators that fit well on the Xco.

    Thanks for your help in advance
  7. leafman60

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    Yes, I listened to that clip. Sounds sorta like my Ti Akra system on the XCo.

    Maybe it's just me but, darn, these things do not seem THAT much louder without the baffle installed. The tone is different. The non-baffled sounds deeper in tone and a bit louder but, I don't know if it's a huge amount louder.

    I run my Akra with the baffle in.

    On the signals - I probably differ from many others. I don't like the look of aftermarket signals. They give the bike a "patched-on" look. I know I know, so I HAVE patched-on a lot of other stuff. I prefer the current stock signals and I think they give better visibility, especially at wide angles.

    If you are good with basic electronics, you can make up a module that will keep the signals on at full intensity as running lights and then make them flash on and off as turn signals.

    Make a module that passes through your tail light running current to the turn signals but pass this current through left and right side normally-closed relays. Then trigger the relays with the turn signal pulse wires in order to make the lights flash when you hit the turn signal button. You'll have to also wire-in a resistor to the relay trigger in order to create proper resistance to make the flasher pulse at the correct rate.

    I think I posted more detail way back in the thread somewhere.
  8. Stani

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    Well, thanks for the reply, I agree with the turn signals. I just don´t like the look of the rear end with the license plate.
    The holder from r&g will make it difficult to fit the original signals though. I´m kind of in the middle of decisions at the moment.
    By the way, took out hte Xco for som 480 km´s with the new Hattech exhaust and am very satisfied with the sound. It seems to be a liitle to loud for german regulations though. I measured with a cheap db guage while my son rode by close to 90 db.

    My tires are down to the limit now and I´m going to order the TKC 80´s even though I have new Conti Escapes laying around the garage. But since I´m heading out for some enduro trails in france this spring I think these would do better.

    I wish everyon here in the forum a happy new year:clap:1drink
  9. leafman60

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    U2 !
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  11. jezuar

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    Stani the white color looks great to Xcountry jejejejejeje.
    In my Xcountry yellow with vinyl.

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    In my Xcountry black is paint

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  13. jezuar

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    I have also seen several xcountry painted red.
    This is the last I saw in France

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  14. snooker

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    For my 3rd time in our XCountry thread I'd like to say...

    HAPPY NEW YEAR !

    ... and yes the horns are mounted in aerodynamic mode...

  15. lewiss66

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    Yep Snooker, Longue life to us and our Xcountry :clap

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  16. snooker

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    I see you finally decided on which tires to buy... :rofl


    Mefo or Heidenau? I love my rear Mefo, wore like 6000 miles and I'm getting another one. Kinda like the TKC front better than the Mefo though.
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  18. lewiss66

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    Yeh, You're right. Took me some times to decide. But now I'm pretty happy with my all purpose (40/60) Tyres. As I said here in West Europe there are far less free lands and open trails to decide to go wherever you want with more agressive tyres. Still with a good GPS and little bit a law codes readings ( You might find some fences in the middle of the trails for no reasons) you'll be good for a nice little round trip around the (X)Country.
    Front Heidenaus K60 M+S (looks like the K60 scout) + Rear Metzeler enduro3 sahara.:nod
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    I used the givi bracket. Doesn't look as good. But it makes it taller, plus with the headlight guard I have it works for me.
    Took a four hour tour and really like the windshield!


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