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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    Not trying to overdo the pics, guys. Just trying to keep the thread going here !

    X - C - O ........ X - C - O

    All together now-

    XCO XCO
  2. snooker

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    You have that backwards, (the 09 actually is shorter than the 07).
    Good luck with your choice, most people say the 09 (thin) seat is VERY uncomfortable but perhaps for a smaller person it is ok? dunno. (Hey FlatlandCloggyMan !! What does your wife say?)

    I have not had good luck with my Wilbers shock but I think there is something wrong with it, maybe some dirt in the internal valving or who knows but they should be a good brand. But for your use (If under say 170 lbs weight and not extreme off road....), if you want to stay cheap try to buy someone's 09 stock shock cheap, I bet there are guys with working used ones just sitting on a shelf in their garage. This thread is the place to ask.
  3. Murphy Slaw

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    Ditto that.

    Whew....
  4. Rosa-Brazil

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    I am lightweight, and being vertically challenged I got used to thin and uncomfortable seats, since I always end up with the "low" models or shaving top and sides. But I think for off road riding, thinner is best.

    So if anyone has an 09 seat gathering dust, let me know!
  5. Flachlandtiroler

    Flachlandtiroler sincere amateur

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    Well, I just asked my swmbo. She has owned an old R50,a Funduro,Honda Hawk, a Transalp and a Suzuki DR650. She says the XCo-seat is the most comfortable of the bunch, even better than the Transalp, which I found very comfy, too On the other hand, she has ridden the DR from Cloggyland to Spain, through the Pyrenees and back, about 4000 kilometers, and didn’t complain, although to me it feels like sitting on a 3x4 cedar log after 100 km. on it. Maybe it’s a matter of weight, her 130 lbs against my 176 :norton
  6. leafman60

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  7. Shining

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    Tuscany country with my new continental tck 80 (very good tyres)

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  8. leafman60

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    Id sure like to see more of those pictures from Tuscany....
  9. leafman60

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    Anybody here ever run 110mm front tires and 140mm rear on an XCo?
  10. Shining

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  11. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Love the Italy pics! Don't remember seeing many XCo posters from Italia. Anybody else???? Going there in a few months (no moto :cry). PM sent.
  12. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    swmbo that's a new one for me! I had to look it up! :rofl

    In my case my SWMBO is my beautiful black XCountry! She is demanding I get her back out of the garage, been a long winter!

    So I'm taking her on a 3 day 400 mile ride (all off road) starting in Moab with about 20 riders. I'll be with the half that are camping off of their bikes -- which will be a true test as obstacles like Elephant Hill will be a handful with a loaded bike. And because most of them are plated KTM dirt bikes - I may have the biggest bike doing the hard parts of the trip (and with the least ground clearance).

    Wish me luck! I'll post pics when I'm back.
  13. leafman60

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    Ive spent time in Italy and in Tuscany.

    I remember a few years back standing outside a quaint winery atop one of the rolling Tuscan hills. In the distance I could here the methodical beat of a Harley Big Twin. Sure enough, in a few minutes he appeared cresting the hill by the winery. He passed on by, gently plying the twisty road up one hillside and down another curving right and then curving left and disappearing over the horizon long before the sound of the engine faded.
  14. jezuar

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  15. jezuar

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    Snooker we will be eagerly awaiting those pictures jeje
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    I also like this jeje

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  17. leafman60

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    Any XCo owners in southeastern US ? Any plan on attending the Georgia Mountain Rally in Hiawassee the first weekend in May ?

    Im planning on attending and looks like I may ride the XCo instead of the Stelvio.
  18. muddyrabbit

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    My X-Country seems to suffer from constant "mission creep". Mala Bunny and I just bought a bigger 2up bike, and I am going to return the X-Country to stock ride height so she can ride it on the road. So I will be letting go of the 21/18 wheel set, complete Husqvarna front fork conversion, and some other bits. I'll also be looking for a low seat. If you are interested in any of this kit, let me know.
  19. valkrider.de

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    been there twice in 2012, so here are some pics

    Fall 2012 San Gimignano

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    Fall 2012 Passo dei vestiti

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    spring 2012 - the Crete

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  20. leafman60

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    Good pics !