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Old 02-01-2009, 07:36 AM   #781
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Yo, bug, that seat is just terrific looking.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:58 AM   #782
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Yo, bug, that seat is just terrific looking.
That's Kicksave's bike - I just put the pics up for him
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #783
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For those not knowing, there is a recall on the clutch lever mount / housing. I know it's on the '09, can't speak for other years. My dealer performed this recall work while warranty-ing my crap front rotor.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:52 PM   #784
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sounds to me like your backpressure is a bit low..... but it is hard to tell unless you run it a bit longer......

anyway...... that is a great looking custom seat.

Hey Deli. You were right. I took a laxative, and the exhaust sounds better now .

I put about 200 miles of tight canyon tarmac on it today . The seat was a joy. On the Freeway at 85 mph, I could slide back on the seat and it pulled my upper body forward, allowing the windscreen to do its job better. And it gave me more leg room. The guys at Erwin's Upholstery did a great job with that seat. I'm very pleased.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:07 PM   #785
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Possible purchase.

I was just wondering if any of you think the price will go down on this bikes? If not do you think it is worth $8200 cnd?

I have never owned a thumper but I had a cruiser (Vstar 1100, to laid back, everyone see me bike) and sport bike (R6, to sporty for the city).
So I am thinking this may be the kind of city/short trips up north, bike I am looking for.

Suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #786
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In US$, a 2009 G650 Xcountry with ABS sells for $8898. There was a $1000 dealer incentive that ended Dec. 28. If a dealership was able to lock in the incentive, the adjusted retail price would be $7898. Ask your local dealer about that.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:47 AM   #787
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this dealer incentive still applies here in brussels belgium. 2 dealerships have now quoted new price of 6500 incl ABS which is more than 1000 cheaper than the previous price (and didnt include ABS). i now have the option of a new one but since i wanted a black one dealer managed to find me one with 1200Km on the clock (broken in and first maintenance done) for 500 less than the new price.

or i can pay 400 to have the yellow repainted to black. just testing out some dakar's and then ill make my choice
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:21 AM   #788
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this dealer incentive still applies here in brussels belgium. 2 dealerships have now quoted new price of 6500 incl ABS which is more than 1000 cheaper than the previous price (and didnt include ABS). i now have the option of a new one but since i wanted a black one dealer managed to find me one with 1200Km on the clock (broken in and first maintenance done) for 500 less than the new price.

or i can pay 400 to have the yellow repainted to black. just testing out some dakar's and then ill make my choice
Buy my Black 07 Rotax motor, with farkles for $6000.

I'm in Stuttgart Germany.

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:16 AM   #789
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Wow, Kicksave!

Seat looks both comfortable and stylish!

Is that the BMW windscreen for the X-Country that is listed in the parts fiche?
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...d/B0004851.png

No Part Number Description Qty Each
01 46637697209 sport windscreen (KLAR L=280MM) BUY 1 $281.22
02 71607705971 set of parts f windshield BUY 1 $136.60


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Old 02-02-2009, 08:23 AM   #790
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I was really looking for an Xmoto but after seeing all you guys and your Xcountrys I might just have to change my mind. How is the seat?
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:26 AM   #791
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I don't like the step in my seat and I think others agree it's not a good thing but as others have said, it's addressable. I spent some time on a x-moto. I found it not nearly as comfortable as the x-c. Really a wholly different riding experience.

Even with that, I have no problems with 500 mile days which include dirt. The only functional issue which prevents this bike from, in stock form, being the perfect go everywhere bike, is the limited range. I added a quick removable aux tank for about $100 plumbed into the main tank. It comes off in a few minutes if I want. With that, the bike has a 250 mile range and it becomes perfect for my uses.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:40 AM   #792
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Wow, Kicksave!

Is that the BMW windscreen for the X-Country that is listed in the parts fiche?
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...d/B0004851.png

No Part Number Description Qty Each
01 46637697209 sport windscreen (KLAR L=280MM) BUY 1 $281.22
02 71607705971 set of parts f windshield BUY 1 $136.60


Thanks,
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That is the factory tinted windscreen that is also used on the R1200 R. I'll verify the part numbers because I'll be at the dealership in an hour. But mine is definitely a BMW accessory.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:50 AM   #793
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Question to step or not to step

[quote=slide]I don't like the step in my seat and I think others agree it's not a good thing but as others have said, it's addressable. I spent some time on a x-moto. I found it not nearly as comfortable as the x-c. quote]

I didn't mind the step in the seat. I just thought a flatter seat would give me more seating options. I agree, the X-Moto seat is harsh. Ironically, I spent quite a bit of time on an X-Challenge and didn't mind the seat so much. And it's identical to the X-Moto seat. I assume the more compliant suspension on the X-Challenge made it bearable.

But adding height to my seat definitely made a difference for me. It increased my leg room considerably. And I will explore some light off roading. Removing the step allows me to move back on the seat, particularly when going downhill, with ease.

The added foam on my seat is softer than factory foam. I'll have to see if that makes a difference on long trips. Firm foam is usually a little better for longer rides.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:51 AM   #794
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Buy my Black 07 Rotax motor, with farkles for $6000.
considered it the moment i saw it posted, but importing it is a bit of a pain and i like the 1 yr guarantee the local dealers offer. sorry, cause its a nice looking machine at a good price
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #795
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Kicksave's XC:




I was concerned the slope of the seat would slide me toward the "tank", even after adding additional padding. By using softer foam on top of the factory foam, I'm cradled into the seat wherever I place myself. I'll have to take it on a longer ride, with plenty of highway miles to gauge long distance comfort. That's how I plan to sell it to the wife anyway . I put 200 twisty miles on it Sunday morning with no discomfort.
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