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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Olas, Dec 3, 2007.
my xmoto has wedge bulbs.mabey a uk difference.
Ah... 25 is a bit much or we'd have you all sleeping in turns
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 !
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.
Ride up the stairs if you want. Cool. I'll do that !
It was nice and I'll be doing that more often !
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 :)
Cool ! We're looking forward to it !
And todays challenge was: How to get the other rider as wet as possible.
nice set of images.
Who makes that skid plate?
Selling my X-country.. Got a Wilburs lowering shock for sale as well.
It's a Touratech one I think.
This guy makes them as well: http://www.bashplates.de/BMW-G-650-Xchallenge-Xcountry:::1.html
I don't think so Ard - unless there are two models:
It woud be ungallant to ask Mrs D to copy the pose on her bike
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@coyotedave what screen is that?
Also have you added a blanking plate above the bash guard?
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.
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.
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.
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?
I've never actually paid attention to that, I'll see if I remember next ride.
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.
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)
A DRZ-S isn't 119kg dry, a DRZ-E maybe is in Enduro trim
The S is more like 130kg++ dry
Again not apples with apples
DRZ-S 132kg Dry http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_drz400S 09.htm
DRZ-E 126kg Dry http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_drz400e 06.htm
BMW XCountry 144kg Dry http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_g_650x_country 07.htm