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Old 04-25-2011, 06:02 AM   #151
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There are two reasons for doing that.

1-When I bring the cases into a motel room and toss them on the furniture, the brackets will be on top. If on the bottom, I'd scratch the furniture. Applies to the furniture at home too.

2-When I want to get something out of a case, I lean against it, pop the latch, then slowly crack open the case. Using my leg, I allow the case to slowly open while I fish around inside. All the stuff stays in the case because I'm opening the deep part of the case, not the lid. If I mounted the brackets the other way around, everything would fall on the ground or at least spill out the sides before I could find that thing I'm looking for.

Makes sense to me. Never considered mounting them any other way. But maybe I'm not thinking this through. What are the advantages to putting the mounting brackets on the base instead of the lid? Are there any?
Caribou does the base mount and most I've seen are mounted that way:


I like what you did and your rationale is sound. I'm just wondering if you had to do it again, would you mount it differently? Based upon what you said above, I think you're as happy as a bug in a rug.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:02 AM   #152
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Thumb Awesome infomation from everyone on this thread

I had been looking around for a light bike that i could do short weekend trips and one that i could also tow with my 2010 Honda Fit If i want to go to the N.W) i live in miami. I was about to buy a 2009 KLR when at the last minute I came across a 2007 X -country with 400 miles and ABS for 4700.00 so i jumped on it and bought it (seen them at the dealer before, but they way over priced) i could not really find any forums with the aomount of details this one offered. I pick my bike up on Monday and i cannot wait wait to start modifying, once again thanks to all for the great information.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:25 AM   #153
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Welcome to the forum! And congrats on the new bike! Hope you love it.

Don't miss the "main" thread for the XCountry--you can find it by clicking HERE.

Also, page 1 of the Index thread will connect you to lots of other good info on mods--HERE.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #154
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Anybody who happens to wade their way through this thread this far, congrats! Hopefully you've searched the forum and found how much more info there is on modding the G650X. Offsite, if you haven't seen it yet, is--

Snooker's BMW G650 XCountry Page


If not, click on the link. It's worth a good long visit.

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This bike was sold in the Flea Market--April 2012. Not monitoring this thread anymore. If you have questions for me, hit me up with a PM.

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Old 06-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #155
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With my size 48 boots, and flat feet too, the OEM pegs work OK but sometimes they feel too small, like especially when going uphill on a gnarly road. You guys with little feet are lucky!

So I got me some RocStompa pegs! These pegs are what RocStompa calls the "LongStomp".
Dang, looks like these aren't available for the G650X any longer. User ETMOTO hasn't been active on the site in three months, and the other links I've found are just for a handful of other bikes with no mention of ours. I do see the pegs Touratech sells, but these really do look better, particularly for those of us with gargantuan feet (size 14 US, 48-49euro). *sigh*


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Old 09-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #156
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Caribou does the base mount and most I've seen are mounted that way:


I like what you did and your rationale is sound. I'm just wondering if you had to do it again, would you mount it differently? Based upon what you said above, I think you're as happy as a bug in a rug.
the ultimate trick is to use bag linners and leave the cases on the bike, just bringing soft luggage in with you.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:01 PM   #157
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I'm purchasing a 2006 BMW 650GS. It has the lower seat and so I'm looking for a higher seat (stock). Does anyone have a higher seat they want to sell/swap?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #158
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Back from the great beyond! Enjoy all you new moders!

Full disclosure, I or my wife own Drone's luggage cases. They open a little odd but you get used to that and they work and look great.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:49 PM   #159
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YES!!

For whatever reason, Photobucket stats show most of the pics at the beginning of this thread are still getting 200 to 250 views a week. Don't know who's looking at these pics, but hope they're of some use to somebody somewhere.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #160
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DRONE, you bet! They are great!

Just realised I posted in HDB thread instead of here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=253

Would you be so kind and remember a few details?
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #161
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Question Regarding Xpel headlight protection film

Thanks for your comprehensive post regarding all the mods on the X country.

Would like to know which model or reference you used to purchase the correct size for the stock headlamp.
Much appreciated!
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #162
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Thanks for your comprehensive post regarding all the mods on the X country.

Would like to know which model or reference you used to purchase the correct size for the stock headlamp.
Much appreciated!
It was the 5" round universal kit--H9904A. Check this page here -- http://www.xpel.com/products/universalhl.asp
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