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

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

  1. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    it does look great that clean! i wish i had the patience to clean mine that thoroughly.
    is that a full fork swap you've got there or just reworked internally?
  2. The Spanish Biker

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    Come on Johnny, fly the flag matey! How about a picture of the bike splattered in all that mud you Northerners are always on about.:rofl

    You know you can do it - just find a mud hole, close your eyes and think of England, and get dirty! Well, OK, you're excused the 'close your eyes' bit but I won't spell out the alternative, besides the fact that this is a family forum I don't think the 'lying down and opening your legs' posture will be much help on the trails :evil
    Regs

    Simon
  3. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Ok, I'll try

    It's a bit cleaner than when i picked it up:D
  4. Jim Lad

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    Guys, how practical is it to fit a TT 16L tank for XChallenge tank on to an XCountry. Looks like I'd at least need an XCh seat. Are there any other major mods needed?
  5. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    I looked at doing the same thing...it's to much work as you'll need all of the CH parts, also it's more volume than you'll ever use, plus the weight is forward and load the front wheel to much in my opinion...I settled for the Hot Rod Wielding, X-Tank as it smaller, easier to install and the bike balance is better: http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3
  6. Jim Lad

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    Thanks Tracks1. I am planning a trip next where I may need this capacity and more.. I'm aware of the Xtank but in this case I have the option of a 2nd user TT tank which makes it financially more attractive, however when I consider the cost of the extra parts then it may still be too expensive. I also take your point of having so much weight so high and changing the balance of the bike.
  7. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Not worth it, too much to change - a lot of unseen bracketry and stuff around the rad too
  8. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    You'd spend more than the TT tank costs new to do the mods.

    It is extremely cumbersome to deal with and you have to get your front suspension reworked to deal with the extra weight up front. It also kills your fuel economy as you're now pushing a barn down the road in front of you.

    I went with the smaller version of this: http://justgastanks.com/product_info.php?products_id=2829

    I expanded it to ~1.3 gallons and reshaped it a bit. Fuel range is now 200 miles to empty. I would only go about 240 with the big TT tank.
  9. Jim Lad

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    Thanks guys for the feedback. I'll pass on the TT Tank and stick with developing my Acerbis solution. The Acerbis works OK I just need to firm up on where to mount it, as keeping it in the Dirtbagz pannier is not ideal!
  10. SchillerM

    SchillerM Been here awhile

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    Finally got around the working on the (now) wifes XCo. 75mm lowering rear was really simple to install, 50mm progressive front springs weren't that bad either. Had I known how little time was involved I would have done them a lot sooner.. Live and learn!

    Between the lowering and the 50+ # drop in rear spring the bike sits VERY low for me. Just took it for a quick spin in the neighborhood, to make sure everything is ready for her to start riding it, and my feet are way close to the ground in turns. I suppose that should be expected though :lol3

    I will snap some more pics, hopefully tonight, of it all together.

    Old vs New (Wilbers 640 vs custom Wilbers 540 with 75mm drop)
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    Old 640 length (33.3mm)
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    New 540 length (31.3mm)
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    Forks hanging to drain while I worked on other things
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    Bike without front, being kept company by its siblings ;)
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    Stock vs Yacugar 50mm lowering spring
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    Unfortunately I was in a hurry to start and forgot to take pre measurements. I will take some post ones though.

    Matt
  11. RichBMW

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    Finally, my bike arrived on Friday, so after spending some time fitting some accessories yesterday, while it rained, I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about this funny little bike, today!:lol3
  12. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Cool!
    some action pics?
  13. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Here ya go

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    I like!:lol3
  14. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Yeh! nice
    I can't believe the perspective for this bike was short-lived...
  15. The Spanish Biker

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    Nice one matey, welcome to the club!

    Simon
  16. RichBMW

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    I'll get some more pictures this weekend for everyone!:evil
  17. Johnnyboxer

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    Not if it snows:D
  18. Crisd

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    Gentleman,

    I have just finished up my custom bike build using the G650X Rotax engine.
    It currently has a full hand made custom exhaust, hand made intake using the BMW throttle body bored out 2mm, and Power Commander module. Basically everything is hand made except the parts I used from the BMW doner (all parts not used are for sale) Parts used are the handle bars with controls, wheels and brakes, all electronics, fuel pump, kickstand, front foot pegs, and chain. Every thing else is hand made except the head and tail light, and the dampers on the seat.
    What I want to more power for red light races on the street. 0 to red line, what ever speed that happens to be. After riding the bike around all day on it's maiden voyage I raced a Harley Davidson and got beat. Unacceptable! LOL
    If you notice in the attached video, the bike shifts with the right hand, meaning that any race ends as soon as my hand comes off the throttle to shift. So, I need the bike to pull hard all the way to the redline (and if I figure out how to raise the red line even better). I'm not looking for top speed, I'm looking for fast acceleration to the red line... race over... shift.
    In this video my dad is just cruising along while I video the bike from my vehicle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIM1FFGVs-U
    Any input is greatly appreciated.
    Respectfully,
    Cris
  19. SchillerM

    SchillerM Been here awhile

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    That was unexpected!

    Pretty slick looking machine :clap
    Matt

  20. SchillerM

    SchillerM Been here awhile

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    Quick question for those with a lot of tire experience...
    Wondering if the overall diameter of a Heidenau k60 is a lot taller than a street tire?

    Thanks
    Matt