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Old 01-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #7336
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Thank you all GX[ers!!!

I'm afraid of fuel line cleaners.... some can damage the system....

anyone here can advise me about it.. ?? here in brazil we almost have STP (for cars)....


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Check the fuel pump and fuel pump wiring. Mine gummed up after sitting for a while. People complain of stalling and such and the fuel pump could be the culprit yet every body points at the battery. The batteries were intially bad but if a new one was installed I would move on. The blended fuels seem to cause problems if these bikes aren't ridden. Yours with 5700 kilometers is not even broken in yet and being a 2007 probably sat for a while. Maybe somebody here knows how to clean a fuel pump that is gumbed up with gasoline additives. A new BMW pump is expensive but there are probably auto pumps that would work. This is just an opinion as I am no mechanic.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:07 AM   #7337
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #7338
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Does anybody need a brand new 26mm socket head for a 1/2" drive? This is the size that fits the XCountry axle nuts. I am looking for, in trade, an intact XCountry left grip. PM me. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #7339
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Clearwater, gulf side near Tampa. If you come down again and your near by send me a PM we can meet up and ride!!
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Yes, I will. Maybe over in Ocala Park....
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #7340
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I sold my DRZ last month, and I'm ready to buy my next bike. I'm looking at an X-Country that is mostly stock except for barkbusters. I want this bike to be capable on and off road, so what things are considered vital to protect the bike when I drop it? I consider a better skid plate a necessity. I was also looking at the many styles of crash bars that surround and protect the engine. Is that a must? Anything else?

FWIW, I plan to use the bike mostly on the road, but have committed to a 2 week summer trip in Colorado near silverton. We plan to do the trails in that area. I know I will drop the bike. I don't want to turn it into a beat up pile of steel and aluminum.

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #7341
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I sold my DRZ last month, and I'm ready to buy my next bike. I'm looking at an X-Country that is mostly stock except for barkbusters. I want this bike to be capable on and off road, so what things are considered vital to protect the bike when I drop it? I consider a better skid plate a necessity. I was also looking at the many styles of crash bars that surround and protect the engine. Is that a must? Anything else?

FWIW, I plan to use the bike mostly on the road, but have committed to a 2 week summer trip in Colorado near silverton. We plan to do the trails in that area. I know I will drop the bike. I don't want to turn it into a beat up pile of steel and aluminum.

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Barkbusters, a Scheffelmeier skidplate to protect the engine and maybe some SW motech guard rails to protect the radiator should work fine for you
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #7342
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xCountry in Joshua Tree

Just took the xCountry through lots of back trails in Joshua Tree -- including a DR6 (DR = "difficulty rating"... although I probably don't have to tell that to you guys) trail with huge boulders. The bike did great, although JT has a number of trails with deep sand, which were a pain (especially considering that I'm running mostly-street tires!!!) Here's the full gallery of pics and here are a few of my faves. (Lots of Land Rover Defender pics in there too)









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Old 01-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #7343
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Barkbusters, a Scheffelmeier skidplate to protect the engine and maybe some SW motech guard rails to protect the radiator should work fine for you
That's the route I took (see my mods here). I especially love the Scheff skidplate, you can see why on my mods page (or simply google "g650 swingarm", but let's not rehash all of that again on this thread ;)

Scheff also makes a ($$$) rally style skid plate with integrated toolbox on the front. Don't know much about it but if you are serious it might be worth it. Touratech skid plates are your next best choice but why bother when Scheff is the Best! Do yourself a favor and save on shipping costs from Germany and order his 2 other "Scheff exclusive" items while you are at it: his case saver and especially his stainless steel wheel spacers. Nobody else makes these G650X parts AFAIK (at least not in this quality).

I later added the SW Motech radiator guard but it is of lesser importance unless you are someone that feels you will be dropping your bike over onto its side. Personally I avoid those situations on this bike (sometimes its unavoidable but... I tend to avoid them)..
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #7344
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... I am looking for, in trade, an intact XCountry left grip. PM me. Thanks.
Why? Are you a black market GX parts broker now, BumbleBee?
Do you just want the grip itself? I might have one not sliced open.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #7345
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Just took the xCountry through lots of back trails in Joshua Tree -- including a DR6 (DR = "difficulty rating"... although I probably don't have to tell that to you guys) trail with huge boulders. The bike did great, although JT has a number of trails with deep sand, which were a pain (especially considering that I'm running mostly-street tires!!!) Here's the full gallery of pics and here are a few of my faves. (Lots of Land Rover Defender pics in there too)
Welcome to our happy little XCountry thread!

Nice pics too! (But DR6, I thought that was a DR650 ?? ) so 6 is on a scale of 1 to ?? Yeah I can imagine it wasn't the most fun on deep sand with the Tourances, I wouldn't do it so good for you!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #7346
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that's the route i took (see my mods here). I especially love the scheff skidplate, you can see why on my mods page (or simply google "g650 swingarm", but let's not rehash all of that again on this thread ;)

scheff also makes a ($$$) rally style skid plate with integrated toolbox on the front. Don't know much about it but if you are serious it might be worth it. Touratech skid plates are your next best choice but why bother when scheff is the best! Do yourself a favor and save on shipping costs from germany and order his 2 other "scheff exclusive" items while you are at it: His case saver and especially his stainless steel wheel spacers. Nobody else makes these g650x parts afaik (at least not in this quality).

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #7347
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I just did a weekend outing in Blackwater River State Park east of Pensacola on the XCo. Thought some of you may want to see the bike in action. The land there is basically flat and sandy with lots of streams and creeks. Not very challenging but still off the paved grid.

Several of us thought we were going to a group ride of 5-6 people and about 30 showed up. When they turned right, I turned left and did my own thing.

The 650 is a perfect-sized bike that serves me very well. I can tour on it. I can sporty ride on it. I can trail ride on it. Very versatile.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:23 AM   #7348
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Another winter ride

Another winter ride. Nothing daring. My friend with a "new" "world class" KLR needed to experience some pavement and dirt.



We almost turned around before noon the first day. The KLR had an electrical gremlin we eventually traced to a loose battery terminal, and my fuel light failed to come on and I ran out of gas on the freeway. Fortunately, we were less than 10 miles from Mojave, the weather had warmed to the high 50s, there was no wind and full sunshine, and most importantly, I had an empty 1.5 liter fuel bottle in my saddlebag. I even got to have a pleasant conversation with a CHP officer who inquired about my status.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:44 AM   #7349
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Lol, we need to keep the thread going, guys.

Hey, Ive been using EBC sintered pads on this thing (209 on front, 213 on rear). Anyone had better luck with something else? Organic pads?
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:31 AM   #7350
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I use organic Galfer.
Galfer is Spanish manufacturer but a distributor in USA.
I would buy the cheapest brands contrasted.

http://www.galfer.es/asp/home.asp?idm=ANG

http://www.galferusa.com/
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