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Old 12-18-2012, 09:49 AM   #7261
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my wife's and my XCountry near San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy, fall 2012
Awesome, I was there last fall. Unfortunately in a rental car. I was sure missing riding in that beautiful area. Thanks for the picture!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #7262
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my wife's and my XCountry near San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy, fall 2012
Walkrider, welcome!
Nice bikes, FT-wife and I thought we were the only couple with XCo’s. We love them and they’ll have to pry them from our cold dead fingers

Here’s a pic of ours from last year:

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #7263
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Donnh... are you coming to south america ??? will you ride Sao PAulo, BRazil ???
We're going to Pucon, Chile then to Buenos Aires where we will fly home to Seattle. I do want to go to Brazil, but it will have to be on the next trip.

Nice to see some new people to the group and good looking bikes!
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #7264
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It's a a200. Just put mine on, a little short. Like it, but I think the a210 would be nice 3" taller


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which Givi windshield is that? looks like a really great fit, I'd love one for my bike.
edit: just went to givi website, it appears to be the A210?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #7265
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Yes it's the a200. I am 5'09" so the wind is right at faceshild level where I wanted it. If you are pushing 6' or better the 210 would likely be a better choice or if you want a higher wind deflection.

Love the husband/wife bikes!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:20 AM   #7266
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Walkrider, welcome!
Nice bikes, FT-wife and I thought we were the only couple with XCo’s. We love them and they’ll have to pry them from our cold dead fingers

Here’s a pic of ours from last year:

Now this screen, I like. Can you tell me what this was is, the one on the black bike. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:35 AM   #7267
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Yes it's the a200. I am 5'09" so the wind is right at faceshild level where I wanted it. If you are pushing 6' or better the 210 would likely be a better choice or if you want a higher wind deflection.

Love the husband/wife bikes!
yah im 5'8" so i guess the A210 would be a bit tall.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:27 AM   #7268
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Now this screen, I like. Can you tell me what this was is, the one on the black bike. Thanks.
It's a MRA road shield, www.mra.de
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:20 AM   #7269
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XCo would be a great bike to ride in Tuscany. I bet the wife's bike is the yellow one.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #7270
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nice to see that there are other couples with Xcountries on the road.

@leafman60 we've been in Tuscany a few times, but this year was the first time on our XCo's and I have to admit, that the XCountry really is the best bike for this region. Much lighter than our Honda Valkyries and much more suspension comfort than my Aprilia.

And your guess is right, this is my wifes XCo:



and here's me on the Passo dei Vestiti (the last 500m were a bit tricky cause of the snowy road, especially with the Metzeler Tourances on wifes XCo):

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #7271
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Leo vince fitment question

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Walkrider, welcome!
Nice bikes, FT-wife and I thought we were the only couple with XCo’s. We love them and they’ll have to pry them from our cold dead fingers

Here’s a pic of ours from last year:

I recently fitted HB racks on Mrs. West's XCountry. I also have a Leo Vince exhaust to install. Preliminary assembly seems to put the exhaust port directly in front of the turn signal. Are the turn signals in this picture in the stock position? Did you modify the exhaust hanger in any way? I ended up putting the stock can back on for now as I work out the bugs of fitting Ortlieb Dry Saddlebags over a very wide rack, and very near a hot exhaust.
Any hints, suggestions appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #7272
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wow, that looks like it would be frightening!
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #7273
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I recently fitted HB racks on Mrs. West's XCountry. I also have a Leo Vince exhaust to install. Preliminary assembly seems to put the exhaust port directly in front of the turn signal. Are the turn signals in this picture in the stock position? Did you modify the exhaust hanger in any way? I ended up putting the stock can back on for now as I work out the bugs of fitting Ortlieb Dry Saddlebags over a very wide rack, and very near a hot exhaust.
Any hints, suggestions appreciated.
Turn signals are in the stock position, no modification of the hanger, but the rear bolt tends to rotate after some time.
This happened on my second ride with the Leo:




I applied lots of Locktite, Since then it hasn't happened again.. Maybe you already know it, but it's good to check the distance from the coolant hose to the header pipe from time to time, if you have a Leo.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #7274
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Put an aluminum plate between the pipe and your bag for a heat shield. If you can, use two, putting one inside the rack tube and one outside the rack tube.

For the Leo Vince pipe, take the stock pipe to your local muffler shop and see if they can recreate (or move) the lower hangar bracket to the LV pipe.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #7275
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Hi everyone,

I´m new here. I´d like to introduce myself. Started riding Enduros again this year. I found a nice 2009
Xco with only 3000 KM´s on the odometer in July. I didn´t like the yellow that much so I did a new paintjab on the
parts. Had a little time today to start putting em on again including a new Hattech exhaust.

Thing coming up are a new suspension and ContiEscape tires.

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