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

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

  1. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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  2. cyclopathic

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    Non-plus Mitas e07 are not available in 130/80 only plus you will have to go to 140 if you want it.

    I'm running Sava mc60 front/E07 Dakar rear on my other bike in 110/80 140/80 and want to go to common size.. at least for rear.. will keep front as 100/90 is better off pavement and IIRC front rim is 2.0" not 2.5".

    Since the mc60 are no longer available I am thinking Anakee Wild/E07 Dakar f/r with tubeless kit.. will see
  3. cpallen

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    "Non-plus Mitas e07 are not available in 130/80 only plus you will have to go to 140 if you want it." - it's listed on the Mitas website - I should know later today what the dealer says. The part numbers are 24133 for the standard 130/80-17 E-07 and 24135 for the E-07+. I don't see a Dakar version listed in that size. Specs say (I haven't measured it myself) that the Xcountry front rim is 2.5" wide. The 140/80 is too wide for the 3.0" rear wheel (again, specs say IDK that personally). I'm going to stick to the OEM sizes if at all possible until I get to know the bike in it's standard form.
  4. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    I have the E07 100/90 in the front and E07+ 130 in the rear. Good combination, works great.
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  5. Red Sand

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  6. cpallen

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    So then that would be the 1st generation - or in the USA, 2007 or 2008 model year.
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  7. cyclopathic

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    Any suggestions on inexpensive (generic?) bigger windscreen?
  8. Zeus99

    Zeus99 Been here awhile

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    Take a look at Givi A660
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  10. cyclopathic

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    So does it really fit, have you tried?
  11. Zeus99

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    If you're considering a windshield that small a good option might be Puig 0869.

    I have one on my Xco now.
    It's fantastic off road and I even prefer wind protection on road to the much larger Givi A660.
    Very cheap and very easy to install.
  12. cyclopathic

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    Bike already has OEM windscreen I am looking at something bigger for winter.. like Givi 147A
  13. Zeus99

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    That's cca 6cm taller than the A660 I was using.
    I think that's a very good choice.
    The A660 was directing the wind to the top of my helmet, creating a lot of buffeting and noise at speed.
    The extra 6cm would take care of that.

    The A660 comes with a kit for steel handlebars, that's too small for our aluminium bars so I had to get a set of adapters. It's probably the same for 147A.
  14. cyclopathic

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    147A is for R1200R and should mount to stock bracket
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  15. NSFW

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    I ended up getting the complete OEM kit.
  16. cpallen

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    How stiff is the sidewall on the rear? And how do they work on wet pavement vs on (easy) trails?

    I have accumulated most of the parts for a maintenance marathon.
    Still waiting for spark plugs and the oil filter compartment o-ring.
    » Oil and filter change (10-40 Mobil 1 motorcycle oil). Switching to a Touratech flush drain plug.
    » Cooling System Flush
    » Replace Air filter
    » PM: Clean Throttle body and idle air actuator, install crankcase breather filter
    » Tires/tubes/rim strips. Check wheel bearings and spacers. Check/replace? Cush rubbers.
    » Brake pads front and rear
    » Brake fluid flush (Non-ABS)
    » Chain Maintenance, maybe swing arm bearing clean and repack?
    » Front fork service (oil change, seals seem to be fine)

    I have an XChallenge Skid plate and touratech luggage rack to install. I substituted my Krauser top box mounting plate for the touratech piece. Bolted right up with only a minor enlargement of two mounting slots. Not sure if the Aprillia hanguards will fit.
  17. computer_freak

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    Don't know about the sidewall, I guess it's stiff? Works nice on wet pavement. At on point I was on a concrete section of the autobahn in the pouring rain, a rear wheel drive Mercedes had spun out but I didn't feel anything wrong with my bike. I have had some traction issues with slick asphalt in Mediterranean countries.
  18. cyclopathic

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    Depends on which one (Dakar or not) you get but they both stiff moFu to the point that I will never install one with tubes again.

    They work fine on pavement as long as you don't run high (36psi+) pressure. People were running 32psi on S10 so for XCO I wouldn't go more than 28 rear/22 front.
  19. cyclopathic

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    The r1200r kit? XCO kit with short screen? could you elaborate thnx
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i think there's only one kind for the XCo. it's that one.

    [​IMG]

    you'll see it in my recent EU RR.
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