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

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

  1. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Nice job. I'm not sure what picture you were looking at Tim? It looked like the main items were removed ?? Anyway, I have to fix my water pump soon so gag I'm gonna have to get er done.

    Anyhow, for future reference I've tried to collect a lot of links to common issues and repairs on my XCountry webpage. Search there for "swingarm removal" for links regarding this.
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  2. King Rat

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    Keep it going guys. I can't post any pictures (on G650 facebook page there is) but you are making my hospital stay more entertaining and I look forward to the day I can get back on the bike. It won't be this summer though. More tests, pokes and proddings tomorrow and decisions about surgery - driver on the phone took me out on the motorway (freeway / autobahn / whatever you call them in your country).
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  3. Defender63

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    Hi !

    I'm Marco from Marina di Pisa ,Italy
    I'm a new member , of this wonderful forum .
    I'm also new owner of a G650 Xcountry My 08 , Km 8600 .
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  4. DGR

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    Welcome Marco, feel free to post some pictures of your bike! I wouldn't mind seeing that Defender either :thumb
  5. Defender63

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    My Xcountry


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  6. Defender63

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    My Defender 110 Puma SW "SE" Galway Green MY 2009

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  7. Defender63

    Defender63 Adventurer

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    ........and my Ex Defender 90 Puma SW "S" Santorini Black MY 2010



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  8. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    Nice rides!:clap

    Btw, do a search for the G650X shifter modification, your shifter appears to be stock and should be modified or replaced with a steel one as soon as possible to prevent damage to the gearbox.
  9. Defender63

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    Thanks DGR !

    I have read some posts about the G650X shifter modification ....

    What gear shift lever have you ?
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    leafman60 Long timer

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  11. DGR

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  12. Defender63

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    Thanks for your replies !
  13. leafman60

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    Several other shift levers will fit and be better than the stock lever. If you do a search of the thread, you will find several posts about this.

    You can also drill holes through the shank of the stock shift lever to make it weak so it will easily break or bend during a crash.

    For example from one of the past posts-

    Shifters
    Those shifters fits in our bikes
    YZ250F (06-08)
    YZ 450 (06-08)
    WR250F (03-08)
    WR450F (03-08)
    XR650L


    Also this from the Husky TR650 (same motor as G650X) site-
    http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/interchange-list.30631/page-5

    I used a lever model FG4 (MCSonline) from a XR650. They are designed to bend so it was surprisingly easy to bend it to match the original. The 11mm spline fits exactly and I used a bolt with a locknut to make certain it stays tight. Original on the left.
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    Even more information here-

    http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/folding-tip-shifter.30629/



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  14. Defender63

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    Thanks leafman !



    I have found this MCS Gear Shift for XR 650 r :

    https://www.mxstore.com.au/p/MCS-Honda-CR125R-250R-500R-XR650R-Gear-Shift-Lever/FG6

    Is it ok ?

    Or :

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/YAMAHA-YZ250...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Moose-Racing...793481?hash=item1ecb0f4149:g:a6sAAOSwhgJZYpby
  15. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    According to people who have posted about them, those should work. I would go for the one that looks more likely to bend on impact. That MCS lever looks the best in that regard.

    I am using the Touratech but I am not sure it is available now.

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  16. Defender63

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    Thanks leafman !


    The Touratech is unavailable .
  17. Craig Cutright

    Craig Cutright Been here awhile

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    For anyone interested, I will be doing fireworks August 11th in Hoopa California, just North of Willow Creek. I posted about our ride last year, and we will be doing the same tracks again this year. You are free to join in and tag along or I can share tracks and you can take your own damned time getting there ;)

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/bay-area-adventure-riders-club.530333/page-284#post-30136500

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/bay-area-adventure-riders-club.530333/page-284#post-30136574

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/bay-area-adventure-riders-club.530333/page-284#post-30136592
  18. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Well inmates I consider this my home thread so it's probably time to make an announcement.

    I was in a serious accident and as a result I will be out of commission for a while. The accident was a quarter mile from my house and unfortunately it was all my fault, I turned left into my home street after having gone to Walmart to buy something. I turned right in front of a car according to eyewitnesses, so embarrassing i was apparently distracted.

    I broke my back and both legs and wrists. The good news is that my expensive Shoei helmet saved my life I don't have any signs of any kind of head or neck injury. I have been in the hospital for 2 weeks and now I am in a rehabilitation center four more weeks but overall it will be a while before I can walk. So that's my story be careful out there. The X bike is probably totaled I haven't looked at it.
  19. Craig Cutright

    Craig Cutright Been here awhile

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    WOW!! Sorry to hear about your accident. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Let us know if and when you are ready to source a new X bike. Need to keep you in the family.
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  20. ModMan

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    Sorry to hear about your accident but glad to hear you're going to be ok. Take it easy :)
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