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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Solace, Oct 21, 2008.
Yeah, the peg and axle sliders are BMW part numbers.
Would you mind doing a nice exhaust video for us? I've yet to hear an Akra on the G650X. I have a Leo on my X-Moto, but am looking for something a little smoother/deeper sounding for my X-Challenge.
tarmacter, do you ever think about having one of your X bikes being something different or do they compliment each other?
LOL...I will probably sell the X-Moto next year. I really like the GS but am considering the K1200S....
On my XC I can ride(on Karoos) at around 70% of my XM pace. The biggest different in aggressive street riding is corner entry speed. I have race Pirelli's on my XM and can outride most sportbikes in the twisties.
Interestingly, I find the X-Challenge to be more highway friendly, and it has a better ride. I just took it on a 500mi day ride and could have went another 200.
The XM is a great city bike. However, its suspension can't handle aggressive trail riding(I blew out my rear shock), and I find it to be a bit on the porky side for true, tail-out SM riding. It's reliability and SUPER low maintenance intervals are it's strong point. It would be a great 3rd or 4th bike for me.
I was thinking of buying the XMoto and making it my main ride with wheels and stuff from my XCH, but I was liking the idea of the coil over shock. It sounds like an inferior shock and I would end up replacing it anyway
Interested in selling your Leo?
Another xmoto owner here!
Hi from England, got a 1 mile 07 xmoto for just over 2/3 rds original price..... , kinda happy with the deal.
Have a few mods in the pipeline, sliders & crash bobbins, luggage rack or some kind of tank bag, exhaust, gotta do something with the god awful seat to be honest - like riding on a razor blade.
I'm having a big smile at how we've come around in some sort of circle all the way to the point where someone seriously is putting luggage rack on a SM bike.
I'm not laughing at you. I'm thinking of how we mold what we want from what we start from. Some guy last year or so wrote about a long cross country (almost) all dirt ride on a Gold Wing. Another guy is doing deep sand in Africa on an R1.
Now we'll soon see SM's with Jesse's and a large fairing.
LOL...I run this exact same setup on my x-moto:
Photo of my XC:
An XMOTO with a side of practicality makes for an unbeatable city commuter.
Now theres an idea.....
I know what you mean, but as the following poster said, I'm just after something to make the journey a little more (to me) enjoyable.
What do fellow xmoto owners use?
Rucksak, tankbag, tail bag.
Any prices and links would be helpful guys.
What I was driving at is that SM's are constructed to be as light as possible given the cost point. Adding any accessory is running against their design criteria. Of course folks are free to use their equipment as they see fit but it always strikes me odd when someone buys a highly specialized machine & then uses it against its specialty.
Can someone give me an idea of how low I could get an XMoto with a shorter shock and fork mods with the low seat as well? I can buy an XMoto for a couple of grand less than an XCountry or G650GS. I am looking at the XMoto cause I could run the wheels on my XCh, but I also need a bike for the wife to ride.
I found this site that had a g650x moto lowered by 125 mm.
Cool. We now know it can be done!
Thanks for the link.
I actually went out and bought the real thing!
WOW! You sure did. Nice.
There is a lot to be said about morphing one bike into another purpose.........
For example, the X Moto and X Challenge are specialized motorcycles. But sometimes you need to get to the area where their specialization can be used.
I'm setting my X Challenge up to be a long distance touring bike. Lots of luggage and extra weight to "get there"...........but once at the camp site or hotel, all of this comes off for some serious dirt riding. Same thing with a Moto. Load it up, ride 800 miles to the Smoky Mnts, unload and ride the piss out of the roads down there.
These bikes are excellent "transformers". The engines are supper smooth on the slab and they can keep up with anything you'd ride on the highways, yet they can also hold their own in the dirt or in the twisties........
Speaking of morphing, I have an xmoto and was contemplating throwing a set of 21/18 wheels on it for certain rides in the near future.
does anyone know if xchallenge wheels will work?
if it is just a matter of cooking up some spacers, I'd be ecstatic!!!
18" and 21" are cheaper than going the other way. You will need an Xmoto disc instead of an Xch tho...