G650X Challenge with X Moto low seat and top case.

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  1. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Some of you have PM'd me asking me to post pics of the XMoto low seat on the XChallenge. It's basically identical to the XChallenge low seat, except for the seat color. I figured no point in having 2 seats the same, plus the dark seat will show less dirt. With my 30" inseam, I'm on tippy toes with the stock seat and I'm flat footing it with the low seat. I use the low seat for off roading. Oh, and the low seat is waaaay more comfortable than the stock seat. Now, I'm waiting on the Renazco suede seat.

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    Now, where's is my meter stick? never mind, this piece of lumber will show the difference in seat heights.

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Note the Touratech rack with the JC Whitney removable top case plate, and reloacted turn turn signals and additional Brake! LED strobing brake / running light.

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  3. GB

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    Turn signals mounted higher, and I could not resist installing the X shaped Brake! LED unit from the KLR. Topcase for my daily commute on the X.

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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Folding mirror pivots:

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  5. jondd21

    jondd21 Adventurer

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    Very NICE !
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  6. Flo_Evans

    Flo_Evans Been here awhile

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    very very nice! How much was the low seat? I have basically the same problem, 30" inseam and I am tip toe-ing at stoplights.
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  7. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    GB, stop fiddling and start riding!!!!!!
    It's too clean:lol3
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  8. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I got mine from my dealer with a discount for $200. It's a much better seat than the stock height seat.. highly recommended.

    Order it from Hammersley's and you get a discount off list.
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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    What do you mean? :lol2

    is the snow melted up where you are yet?? :rofl

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    I also got the BMW/Touratech chain guard and front sprocket cover.. but didn't install them.. and probably won't.. time to post them in the Flea market.
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  10. GB007

    GB007 Been here awhile

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    Cool! Thanks for posting the pictures. I also got the JC Whitney trunk for my daily commute (got the idea from you). It works great, so I can put my gloves and helmet in there.

    I am also 30 inseam, and the bike is too tall. I'm thinking about buying the low seat, but maybe I'll just get the Renzaco. I'll be interested to see your Renazco seat and your comments about how comfortable it is in comparison to the low seat.

    Thanks :norton
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  11. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Dude that this is WAAAYYYY too clean and scratch free!
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  12. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    We did the Nipissing trail last weekend.
    Where were you?
    You have to start hanging out in the CANADA forum instead of the farkle forum...:D
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  13. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    James says his seat won't be as low as the low seat, because he needs to shape the seat different to make it comfortable. We'll see.
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  14. Roadie

    Roadie 2-Wheels Rule Supporter

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    Off topic, but can you tell us how many miles you are getting to a tank on your daily commute?

    TIA
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  15. ENDODB4

    ENDODB4 b00n

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    off topic x2, are passanger pegs availible for XcH?
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  16. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Yes, you can mount the passenger pegs from the X Country on the X Challenge, they are sold as a kit for about $300.

    Mileaage: 4 liter per 100 km, so that's about 62 miles to the gallon. I have the Max Kool tank on order, which will add another 7 liters.

    I also ordered a set of Excel wheels from Woody's Wheel Works so I can mount knobbies on them.

    Hey Rob: We'll ride together soon :deal
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  17. RideThereNow

    RideThereNow Fortunate One

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    Thanks for sharing GB, very nice rig. I just picked up my new X Challenge today. It's a heck of a change from other bikes I've owned over the years. It's keeping the R1200GSA company and will be seeing some Colorado and Utah dirt soon.:D
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  18. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    I have the Low seat fitted to my XC and at 5'10" makes a world of difference. I do like the black though.

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  19. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    Is the XMoto low seat lower than the Xchallenge low seat?

    BMW specs list the Xchallenge low seat at 930mm and the Xmoto at 860-880mm.

    Maybe it is just the subframe that is different. I do like the black seat, but the blue one is still nice.

    Are you selling the black one yet GB?
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  20. P3R

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    No exactly the same, only color differs.
    Subframe is the same. Try wheel size and suspension travel ... :evil
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