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

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

  1. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    i am moving to colorado springs this summer. i am pretty stoked about the riding i will be able to there. i already have a few destinations in mind.
  2. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    PM me once you move here. I only live about 50 miles North of Colorado Springs. There is LOTS to ride around here.
  3. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Here's a few pics of an X Country I saw last fall


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/1445104500/" title="Over the river and through the woods by antontrax, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1261/1445104500_a7d0607371_o.jpg" width="615" height="1053" alt="Over the river and through the woods" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/1436262168/" title="X Country by antontrax, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1098/1436262168_0b0a6667f9_o.jpg" width="800" height="1133" alt="X Country" /></a>
  4. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    my remus doesnt seem to want to fit.... i bought it used off an x-challenge. the pipe diameter seems to large for my header pipe. the web site says it is the same exhaust for all x-series.... any help

    araracho... i will get in touch when i get to co springs in jul.... pretty stoked about having a good placed to ride for once... alabama gets pretty boring and it is damn flat.... aleast in my area.
  5. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Hey deli,

    Rob Metzger put up a post in the F650 forums about his Remus pipe...mentioned something about there being a gap at that junction you're speaking of and needing to use a gasket. Here's the link: http://f650.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=217905
    Hope that helps and definitely get in touch!
  6. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Awesome pics!! I love seeing the xcountry getting dirty.
  7. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    asaracho .... you are the man..... i knew i had seen it someplace... unfortunately in my excitment i butchered the gasket trying to get it out this morning.../ i am an idiot / i'll see if i can make it work while i order a new one..


    Antontrax... those are some great pics//
  8. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    i got my remus installed and WOW.... big top end difference with much better sound. i also remove the cover to the airfilter.... :thumbup

    i am having a hard time believing that there are not more x-country rider out there... according to bmw atlanta, the country is out-selling the challenge...
  9. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    I bet you a lot of them come out of their shells in the spring/summer :D . The new pipe does make a difference, doesn't it? I noticed the same thing with my Leo Vince. BIG top end difference. Can't wait for spring, man. It's snowing right now. Right after we had a 70 degree day on Saturday we get hit with a damn snow storm. :cry
  10. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    the weather has been great here in GA. in a bit cool in the AM, but by noon its been in the 70's everyday. i will miss that about the south when i move to CO. i guess the trade off is having great places to ride... damn its flat here.
    [​IMG]

    resizing my photos in photo-bucket isnt working very well.
  11. intheways

    intheways Been here awhile

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    Anyone try a set of MEFO Explorers on the Xcountry? They would probably work really well.
  12. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Hello MoxNix,
    Nice bike.Looks great! Hey what's the piece of plastic over the rear end tank just above the canister?
    I don't have it on mine. I checked at bmw parts don't seems to have it here in France.
  13. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    That's just to dress it up a little bit I suppose. Not really needed. It has it on both sides and actually bolts up under the seat as one solid piece. I've thought about taking mine off since sometimes I catch my pants on that part.
  14. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Thanks asaracho , I like this part anyway. I've got to find one later.
    I've got my Xcountry for three weeks and I really loved it. I sold my XTR660 which was much heavier and I almost crush the header pipe bellow the engine when trying to climb a sidewalk during heavy traffic. The g650x engine is also smoother at low revs. It's a delight in the morning to commute. I also test ride it on the 'country side' and it really handles great if you ride it easy . Just got stuck in a small trail trying to make a Uturn. Had to push it hard to get off the hole made by the spinning of my rear wheel.
    The only dark side of this bike is the small tank. Mine hold 7 liters before the light goes on on the dash board . Which is about 150km not a lot but I used my bike to commute most of the time and I kind of pull a bit hard on the throttle to keep away from those cars. ( I leave in France!)
    Well I wish touratech w've have made an extra tank that fit under the seat like 3 more liters would have been good enough but they don't plan to build one.
    Not heard anything like that on the net as well.
    ps: Next time I post my fuel consumption riding it on a long trip to compare.
    chears
  15. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    welcome lewis...
    congrats on the new x-country. i am pretty hard on the throttle in town also. even more so with the new exhaust. my gas light comes on right at 100 miles... on the highway it will come on around 120 miles.
    i always seem to have just shy of one gallon left in the tank when the light comes on.
    have a great time with your new bike and keep us posted.:ricky
  16. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Welcome to the club :D . Post pictures if you get a chance also! We like those... :evil
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    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Yep. I'll post some this week-end.
    deli-g650, did you get a chance to refuel when the gas light came on to know how much liters (galons) was consumed.
  18. deli-g650

    deli-g650 bring'n the funk

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    i beleive it was a about 1.7 gallons to fill up after my light comes on. (after riding in town) i will pay better attention tomorrow when i fill up.

    asaracho..... havent seen any pics from ya lately..... whats up man?
    too much snow???
  19. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Pretty much...that and I bought a Husky, so I've been playing with that as well. But yeah, weather's been improving lately so there will be new pics up soon..I promise! :D
  20. uxc

    uxc adventure nerd

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    Welcome, Lewis!
    Your experience sounds very similar to mine. I commute into NYC almost daily and get a few well appreciated side tours in the mountains in this area. There's nothing better to wake you up in the morning than a little car dodging and acceleration, but this bike is even better because you can take it out onto the trails to relax afterwards.

    What city are you commuting to? Are you near the Alps or Pyrenees? I've been looking at some rides around there--Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

    I rode a bicycle for a while in the traffic of Paris. It's another world there with everybody and their mother on a scooter or motorcycle. They really understand lane splitting.

    I'm looking forward to seeing some photos.