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

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

  1. tootiredsteve

    tootiredsteve duke of earles.....fork

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    Me too, 6'2" and my 2007 seat was too low and the slope pushed me forward; so...tried some seat surgery- pull the staples, shaped a wedge of seat grade foam to level it back to front, fought like hell to stretch and staple the seat cover in place and covered the operation w/ an Alaskan sheepskin- sweet cheeks! Oh yeah, pull the rubbers off the pegs for another 1" of leg room. P.S.- I want your DR, shoot me a p.m.
  2. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Thanks, at 650+ pages long this thread is a bit daunting, but I'm slowly getting thru it. Just wanted some quick answers, but will trudge along:evil
  3. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Thanks for the info, do you have a photo of your seat. Good info on the foot pegs.

    Sent you a pm on the DR350 for sale.
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    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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  5. sbn

    sbn Been here awhile

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    My wife liked you called her pretty :D And I do know I have a great bike on my hands. I must say it performed superb on our little trip. I was a bit worried how it would do but it did great. The 21inch front wheel seems great to me no problems road riding. Just have to work it a little harder in the turns. I want to upgrade my suspension and Im getting a slipon exhaust for it too. Think it sounds a little weak with the standard exhaust plus it takes up to much space and weighs more.

    I just always liked the way the x country looks. Like a proper scrambler/dual sport. The 19inch front wheel, low fender, naked front and the tall handlebars. Very good looking. I do understand why you use a windscreen on your bike. Its a must for longer travels I think. Your bike looks great all packed any ready for adventure :evil

  6. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Good SBN.

    Leo Vince makes several nice-looking and nice-sounding mufflers for your bike that are not super expensive.

    Most of my friends have gone to the aftermarket mufflers and then fitted a tool tube to the empty space on the right side.

    The stock bike does sound more like a lawnmower than a motorcycle! lol
  7. sbn

    sbn Been here awhile

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    Just my plan with the tooltube and yes the stock sound is just like a lawnmower:rofl
  8. Zeus99

    Zeus99 Been here awhile

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    Just to let you know guys, I'm now a proud owner of a 2007 Xcountry :wink:

    It is definitely a difference coming from a street bike but it's extremely fun!
    It buzzes around town like a hormone filled teenager, nimble and light.
    I tried only a little bit of gravel road, which is completely new to me and I was amazed with the level of confidence this little beauty inspires.

    Thanks for all the help with your answers!

    Ride on!
  9. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    1. Yes but not sure how much. Maybe a half inch - just guessing.
    2. Yes (LINKY) plus you can increase the length by adjusting the lollipop (heim joint) at the bottom of the shock. It is a lightly sprung shock, I personally hate it, and of course you have read all the posts about buying an after market shock $$$ like HyperPro, Yacugar etc which could give you more travel and better damping for off road, and seat height of course.
    3. I really like my LeoVine but they stopped selling them so are really hard to find. I would sell my OEM muffler but it is huge, heavy and a thermo nuclear heat source, I really recommend an aftermarket one.

    There is always somebody looking for the thinner seat and even the shock.
  10. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Thanks Snooker, I have a small windscreen from a R1200R, its the same as what goes on the x-country but the part that bolts to the triple clamp is different.

    Does anyone have a photo of their screen of where is attaches?
    I'm thinking I could fabricate something to make it fit.
  11. chassr

    chassr Adventurer

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    See this post for muffler from another bike: http://bit.ly/1yA2OZj

    Totally agree on the Leo Vince. There's a new one currently on eBay: http://ebay.to/1FZLT1T
  12. leafman60

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    With a little research, trial and error, I think someone could come up with an easy way to adapt a currently-produced muffler to the X bikes.


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  13. Zeus99

    Zeus99 Been here awhile

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    Does any one know if Hepco & Becker crash bars and Scheffelmeier bash plate (the one with cut outs for Sw-motech crash bars) fit together?







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  14. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    sure looks like they will!
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  16. triggerfisher

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    Ktm meets reliability
  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Yep, One of my mates needed parts when we were out on a ride yesterday. Good thing the ktm dealer network is so wide spreead :lol3


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  18. c-m

    c-m Long timer

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    Currently riding the pistes of Morocco. I'm not a good off road rider but am finding the xCountry terrible on the large stones or rocky ground.

    The front is too stiff and non compliant, hops from rock to rock.

    I'm about 80kg and the rear consistently bottoms out.

    The Sertao seem alot happier though appears a bit worse on fuel (could be the riding style) and not as happy in certain types of sand.

    More work to do. Sigh
  19. triggerfisher

    triggerfisher Adventurer

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    Sounds like you need a trip to see Bas at Hyperpro Alphen!
  20. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    The Sertao has a 21" front wheel. That can make a fair difference as well as the suspension. The rear shock is very soft spring-ed on the XCountry.