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

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

  1. riaan

    riaan n00b

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    Here's some pics of my new XCountry. Got it on Saturday morning, and immediately took it to the country! I have to say, SO much better than my XT660 on the rough stuff! The handling is superb, mostly due to the less weight and lower centre of gravity, and of course the Conti TKC's fitted!

    I removed the mirrors and tail section just in case I went down, which luckily never happened! I have to say my friend on his much lighter XR 250 went down once. I had him ride in front so that I could plan my route better! ;) I'm also getting a custom alluminium bashplate later this week, will post some pics later.

    Anyway, I really love this bike! A blast on the road (even with the knobblies) and real fun on the sandy/rocky/muddy stuff. And the wife loves it too!

    PS. How do you embed multiple images in the post, without attaching?

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    You have to host your pics at smugmug.com or similar photo hosting site and link to this site.. attached pics are limited to 145kb and 1 per post.
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  3. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    I just emailed Roger at Caribou Cases, what is the interest in his set-up for the XCO?

    riaan- your bike looks dead sexah!

    Chris
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  4. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Bliksem Riaan, that bike look super cool :thumb :tb
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  5. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Here's some pictures of the pelican 1440 installed on my home made rack. It holds my tool rool, spare tube and tire irons. Perfect, if you ask me :evil .

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    Installation was easy, just drill 3 holes, get some mounting hardware from the store and there you have it.:freaky
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  6. rich_mc

    rich_mc Full Fledged MEM-Ber

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    Are any of you X Country owners also former DL650 owners?? If so, I might have a question or two for you......
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  7. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    this is a pic of my recent trip to florida from Alabama. about 900 miles... bike ran like a champ... all though stopping in the sand was almost a bad idea
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  8. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Deli, is that the BMW windshield you aked about on the previous page?
    Looks good!
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  9. WaterOx

    WaterOx Farklevergn├╝gen

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    Asaracho,

    PM'd you...bash plate on its way...you should get it tomorrow. :thumb
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  10. riaan

    riaan n00b

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    Thanks MoxNix and michnus! I'm getting the new custom XChallenge bashplate tomorrow, and will take more shots this weekend.

    Michnus, you on wilddog.za.net as well?
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  11. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Thank you!:clap
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  12. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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  13. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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  14. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    it is ALOT more stable than i thought it would be.... i had to trial and error with mounting to get it just right... at highway speeds when it is cold out, i can lean a little forward and it takes a bit of the wind off me. makes it a bit more bearable when i'm riding to work at 4 am. cant beat the price. the BMW version was just too much $. plus another $120 for mounting hardware. crazy!
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  15. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    a couple more pics from my florida trip.

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  16. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Sweet! :thumbup How many miles did you cover and in how many days? Look like a fairly sized load you got there, what all did you bring?
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  17. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    Glad I found this thread. I saw one at the dealer last fall and really liked it. Thought it was a bit expensive though. Now that I see that the price has been reduced I'm going to reconsider. Good stuff keep it coming.
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  18. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    it was a 4 day trip that was just over 900 miles. i camped a couple nights and hoteled the other night. so i had a bit of stuff. i did manage to keep the weight 35lbs.
    tent
    sleeping bag
    hatchet
    change of clothes
    food / water
    a few tools
    fuel bottles
    stove
    french press / cup
    book
    camera / gps / map
    rain gear
    Springfield XD

    thats is most everything i took.... the tt rack i got for x-mas worked very well.
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  19. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    a picture of a ferry ride as i ride the A1A up the east coast.
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  20. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Good deal , deli. Can't wait to take my 650 on some trips this summer..:clap