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Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8,925
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Posted By paul_g
windshields and mpg on the XCo

Just recently bought a National F-15 windshield and Touratech hand protectors in hopes of increasing my mpg.

The fairing is the same as the one that Janet from Joisey put on her XCo (same year,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
count me in as a potential candidate for the...

count me in as a potential candidate for the luggage
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8,925
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Posted By paul_g
Dude, at 325 pounds dry, and low center of...

Dude, at 325 pounds dry, and low center of gravity, you can handle the XCountry like a street bike. The tight turns... wheel turned to max in parking lots and such.

I've also had it on fire...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
more info on windshields

Amazing how much work one has to put into finding real information in a world drowning in it.

As it turns out, the F Series of National fairings are an older line of windshields that are currently...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
Ummm

how come I only notice these things AFTER I put my money down?

So, I bought the F-15 fairing from Amazon because they had a good price... ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 10:21 PM
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Posted By paul_g
oof. that wasn't meant for me. disregard...

oof. that wasn't meant for me.

disregard my comment!
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
Can't afford anything that fancy. I bought the...

Can't afford anything that fancy. I bought the F-15 National, same one as Girl from Joisey. Looks good and price is right. It may be as thin as acrylic but the specs say it's polycarb. I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
Re Pass Creek

Did I finish Pass Creek and 255 and back you mean?

Oh yeah.

It goes pretty quick. There are plenty of straightaways bunched together. The twisty parts are at the beginning and end of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
Long time away...

Hi Everyone...

Been a few years since I logged in but have been reading your posts now and then.

Loving the XCountry that you helped me decide on back in 2009. It edged out the DR650 and KLR,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,298,557
Posted By paul_g
Well, I'm at about 17.5k miles on my XCo and had...

Well, I'm at about 17.5k miles on my XCo and had to stop riding it recently until I get new sprockets. Still the same sprockets I bought it with.

Actually, the front sprocket still looks nearly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By paul_g
Socorro to Silver City?

Had a conversation today with a KLR rider here in Taos, NM, and he was recommending a long mostly dirt road ride to Silver City from the Socorro area, much of it through a canyon along a river. But,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
follow up... XCountry serviced and back to normal

Thanks to all the valuable info and advice on this problem. Couldn't have worked this out without this forum.

I had my 2009 Xcountry towed to Santa Fe BMW (because of the separate snapped...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Sudden throttle failure

Model: (xCountry)
Year: 2009
ABS: no
Mileage at time of issue: 9,000+
Date of occurrence: June 22
Modifications (if any): headlight, nothing mechanical
Description of Failure(s): throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By paul_g
Hi Andrew, I appear to have the identical...

Hi Andrew,

I appear to have the identical problem you experienced and am now working to resolve it with BMW.

One question I have is how the new pipe has influenced mileage, if you've taken...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Plumber Mike, One thing that isn't quite...

Plumber Mike,

One thing that isn't quite clear:

Was your blockage in the tail pipe or in the area of the pipe where it turned bluish?

Did you replace the entire exhaust pipe from the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
awesome. thanks for the list of manufacturers. ...

awesome. thanks for the list of manufacturers.

that may end up coming in handy.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Very interesting. Thank you. That does sound a...

Very interesting. Thank you. That does sound a lot like my problem.

Would you share with me what manufacturer/part you replaced it with?
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Thanks for the comment. If you are...

Thanks for the comment.

If you are referring to the region where the pipe wraps around to the left and behind the small guard where the oxygen sensor is connected to the pipe, then I would say...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Thanks Somber. All good thoughts. ...

Thanks Somber.

All good thoughts.

After considering your comments, I think it is likely something involved with the fuel, either that it's getting blocked off, or flooding, or the engine is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
XCountry loss of performance over 60mph

Model: (xCountry)
Year: 2009
ABS: no
Mileage at time of issue: 8,000 (approx)
Date of occurrence: April 10 (approx)
Modifications (if any): headlight, nothing mechanical
Description of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Wow.... that is a pretty strange procedure, and I...

Wow.... that is a pretty strange procedure, and I am really puzzled why this info doesn't seem to be anywhere, including the BMW maintenance manual.

Why doesn't it just drain down into the case...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
top oil reservoir not draining

2009 Xcountry

I'm trying to drain the oil. Two quarts of it has come out from below, but the top filling reservoir is still full! Dipstick says full, and I can see it sloshing around in there.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,032,171
Posted By paul_g
Still riding the XCountry in December

Looked for a "Gear" or "Jacket" thread without luck.

Just wanted to make a quick mention that I've now put over 3600 miles on the XCountry and still riding here in Taos, NM. (and obviously still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By paul_g
help: how to drain bmw xcountry oil reservoir?

Ok,

So, bike was due for an oil change. Unscrewed the 2 (two) undercarriage plugs, one for the main chamber and one connected to the tube that runs down from the bottom of the oil fill reservoir....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 60,621
Posted By paul_g
I'm an interactive web designer / developer out...

I'm an interactive web designer / developer out of Taos, NM. Been at it since 1997.

Still working but had to stop freelancing and take a FT gig with less pay.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Good to know. Thanks. The dealer wants me...

Good to know. Thanks.

The dealer wants me to stop by for a look at it. I seem to have a new battery coming to me too.

As it turns out, I DO need a new front brake pad already! A little...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
brake fluid reservoir

Originally Posted by paul_g
Model: (xCountry)
Year: 2009
ABS: no
Mileage at time of issue: 3500
Date of occurrence: noticed it first in late August 2009
Modifications (if any): none...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
incidentally... all operational issues resolved...

incidentally... all operational issues resolved and I've had perfect reliability and operation for a few weeks now. There is one oddity I will be reporting next though...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 79,867
Posted By paul_g
Thanks DRONE. It's the LB-H04SF for sure... ...

Thanks DRONE. It's the LB-H04SF for sure... but on the checkout page they still list the optional wiring for it. Not required, but made me wonder if I needed it.

Sounds like it's safe to...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 44,239
Posted By paul_g
adding night tim conspicuity

I am pretty well sold on the Freeway jacket... but have been concerned about the lack of nighttime reflectivity.

This site has a good variety of reflective tapes, iron-on, and sewable tapes from...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 79,867
Posted By paul_g
Quote: Originally Posted by paul_g This the...

Quote:
Originally Posted by paul_g
This the product in question?
http://www.luminicsusa.com/detail.as...-H04SF&Type=H4

Yup.


DRONE, just put in an order for the true blue bulb, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
I will most definitely look into that. Thank you.

I will most definitely look into that. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
scratch that, reverse it. Of course I meant...

scratch that, reverse it. Of course I meant raising rpm's but I think you followed my gist. That doesn't seem like the right solution after all, because it isn't consistent.

you know, I wonder...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,426
Posted By paul_g
No worries. Incidentally, my stalling issue...

No worries.

Incidentally, my stalling issue appears to have resolved itself. Seemed like something was in the fuel line, an air bubble? Piece of debris? Condensation?

Who knows. Once it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
fuel line?

Model: XCountry
Year: 2009
ABS: No
Mileage at time of issue: 2800
Date of occurrence:Aug. 17 2009
Modifications (if any): none
Description of Failure(s): repeated stalling. bike won't idle...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
Thanks. Not crazy. I'll look into it. I have ...

Thanks. Not crazy. I'll look into it. I have been riding in a dusty area.

About a half hour after I reported the stalling, the bike started and held an idle, but, it was a wavering idle. It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,751
Posted By paul_g
repeated stalling. will not idle

Just encountered this for the first time today.

Model: XCountry
Year: 2009
ABS: No
Mileage at time of issue: 2800
Date of occurrence:Aug. 17 2009
Modifications (if any): none
Description of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,426
Posted By paul_g
Wow... I have never heard anyone make these...

Wow... I have never heard anyone make these recommendations for new riders.

If anything, I felt like I was pushing it with getting a 650 for my first bike.

That said, the lightness and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,426
Posted By paul_g
On the contrary, I love my XCountry. The two...

On the contrary, I love my XCountry. The two years I spent keeping up on it and comparing bikes toward a decision was well worth it. Near perfect for me.

Getting 67 mpg, and handling the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,021,258
Posted By paul_g
2009 XCountry gas mileage report

Had the bike for almost a month now and did the entire week commuting back and forth on it (22 miles each way).

Last fuel up, I used 1.782 gallons to travel 119.6 miles for slightly over 67...
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