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

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

  1. satur9

    satur9 angry black guy

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    my xmoto has wedge bulbs.mabey a uk difference.
  2. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Ah... 25 is a bit much or we'd have you all sleeping in turns :lol3

    Anyway, on with the topic in hand: I went on a roadbook ride together with some German (forum)friends in the south of Holland.
    It was a nice experience although we didn't finish it due to various reasons (one being torrential rain)

    On my way Sir !

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    Here's my roadbook holder. It's cheap but it works if you're in no hurry and it lets water in and then collects it. Great. :cry

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    Ride up the stairs if you want. Cool. I'll do that !

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    It was nice and I'll be doing that more often !
    Cheers, Ard
  3. The Spanish Biker

    The Spanish Biker The Essential Companion to Biking in Spain

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    Hi Ard,

    It looks like there might be at least four of us on X-Co's at my HISS rally in September. If I could muster up a few locals we could aim for the biggest concentration of them in Europe for a photo call :)

    Simon
  4. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Cool ! We're looking forward to it ! :clap
  5. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    And todays challenge was: How to get the other rider as wet as possible.

    I won. :rofl

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  6. c-m

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    nice set of images.
  7. TangoMcBlasty

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    Who makes that skid plate?

  8. dieselwolf

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  9. Dutchgit

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  10. The Spanish Biker

    The Spanish Biker The Essential Companion to Biking in Spain

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  11. coyotedave

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    Here's mine.
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  12. c-m

    c-m Long timer

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    @coyotedave what screen is that?

    Also have you added a blanking plate above the bash guard?
  13. coyotedave

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    The screen is a issota. Got it from M+P I think.

    Ha, blanking plate is a piece of old mud flap.

    I'll make a tenplate out of card for extensions to the sump guard and get it welded up and powder coated this winter.

    Cheers Dave.
  14. c-m

    c-m Long timer

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    Do you know which model Isotta it is? My Puig doesn't fit very well.

    Did you have to cut it at all for the indicators?

    EDIT: No worries. I found it at Busters.

    Now it's just a debate whether to get that or the Wunderlich one.
  15. coyotedave

    coyotedave 50 Plus

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    The screen is well made and not thin. It's had a couple of knocks and come out of it ok.

    You pays ya money, ya makes the choice.


    Cheers Dave.
  16. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    Oddly I've ever though that my Xcountry front steering was a bit too heavy when riding on the trails. This is when standing up on the bike. Like when you want to change path by making quick moves on the handlebar you feel like a latency in reaction.
    I wonder if this is due to the type of the tyres or the 19-inch wheel behaviour.
    It could be something wrong on my bike. But i'd doubt.
    Have you ever experienced this same feeling?
  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I've never actually paid attention to that, I'll see if I remember next ride.
  18. Yukon Ho!

    Yukon Ho! We can go ANYWHERE! Supporter

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    Yes. I've got a lot of crap glommed onto the handlebars & forks (massive HDB handguards, Lynx fairing & HID's, GPS on the handlebar clamp, kaoko throttle lock) and I'm used to it but go ride a pure dirt bike and feel the huge difference.

    A very experienced friend who rides a DRZ 400 tried my xco on dirt and hated the heavy steering.
  19. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Not really an apple to apples comparison. It's a 63 lb/20% difference. Most people don't ride their big bikes like little bikes using the same techniques.

    DRZ400 = Dry Weight: 119 kg (262 lbs)

    X-Co Dry weight: 148.0 kg (326.3 pounds)
  20. Johnnyboxer

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