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Old 03-13-2008, 05:04 PM   #121
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Oil Leak

Has anyone experienced an oil leak on the xcountry yet? I noticed some dripping today and since I happened to be parked at the dealership, took it in to get looked at. It was collecting at the very bottom of the bike, but I didn't get a chance to figure out where it was coming from.

Also, a PSA: there are several recalls on the bike. Make sure your mechanic has made all necessary updates for you. One just came out last friday, apparently. Nothing major, but you should get them all taken care of since they're free.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #122
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i have about 3500 miles on mine and havent noticed an oil leak.. how many miles / kms do you have on your bike? recent services or anything?

when i took mine in for the 600 mile break-in service they took care of recall issue then. i wasnt even aware of it at the time.

if ya find out anything about the leak, let us know.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:06 PM   #123
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Has anyone experienced an oil leak on the xcountry yet? I noticed some dripping today and since I happened to be parked at the dealership, took it in to get looked at. It was collecting at the very bottom of the bike, but I didn't get a chance to figure out where it was coming from.

Also, a PSA: there are several recalls on the bike. Make sure your mechanic has made all necessary updates for you. One just came out last friday, apparently. Nothing major, but you should get them all taken care of since they're free.
I had mine leak from where the engine splits after a couple thousand miles...All I had to do was tighten the bolts from the left side of the engine. There's quite a few of them that go around the case and when I tightened mine I found quite a few to be loose. I guess it's part of the break in, probably not on all but on some for sure. It hasn't leaked since.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:41 PM   #124
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Hello everybody,
Sorry for not posting pictures yet. My friends are keeping me busy this week end.
I'll try tomorrow but I will post them for sure. I acually live at Grenoble which is in the french alpes. There's plenty of roads in the mountains to ride and nice scenary but also we have to be carfull were we ride. There a lot of area forbiden for motorcycles when offroad.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:03 AM   #125
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:33 AM   #126
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Does anyone know where to get a center stand for an X-Country?
These bikes don't sit on my stand very well for oil changes ect.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:01 AM   #127
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Does anyone know where to get a center stand for an X-Country?
These bikes don't sit on my stand very well for oil changes ect.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3792/595/

There's one on that website, just noticed it said it doesn't fit the xcountry or the xmoto. Anyone have any idea as to why? Would it be maybe because they have a lower clearance?
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #128
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Too clean. Go out get it dirty and try again

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Old 03-17-2008, 11:27 AM   #129
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Have done it already but the trail are too slipery and steep around here with this kind of tires. Not so easy. But don't worry I'll post some picture of my country's trails. I 've got also 15 years of Trial bikes in my feet that's why I like the trails bike like the Xcountry for It's duall purpose as well.
I bought a piece of metal that you can tight around the exhaust header pipe to protect your leggs from the heat .
It's a touratech part. That help a bit. Better than nothing. That'll keep from having your pant burned after a long trip I guess.
http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/p...4e2cfd347a86ad

I've checked again my fuel consumption on an easy long trip this time and I made 175Km with 7 liters. Not bad at all.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:46 PM   #130
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Have done it already but the trail are too slipery and steep around here with this kind of tires. Not so easy. But don't worry I'll post some picture of my country's trails. I 've got also 15 years of Trial bikes in my feet that's why I like the trails bike like the Xcountry for It's duall purpose as well.
I bought a piece of metal that you can tight around the exhaust header pipe to protect your leggs from the heat .
It's a touratech part. That help a bit. Better than nothing. That'll keep from having your pant burned after a long trip I guess.
http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/p...4e2cfd347a86ad

I've checked again my fuel consumption on an easy long trip this time and I made 175Km with 7 liters. Not bad at all.
Ah, so THAT's why all my pants have a hole burned into the inner left ankle!
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #131
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Xchallenge 2009 is released. New colours, lower suspension and seat height, adjustable clutch and brake levers, rear pegs, topbox ready mounts…

http://www.motorcyclists-online.com/...Xcountry-.html
http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?p=306004


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Old 03-18-2008, 03:38 PM   #132
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Can someone do me a quick favor and measure the distance from the seat to the footpeg?

The X-C is on my shortlist and I want to compare it to another bike as far as leg room

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Old 03-18-2008, 03:41 PM   #133
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I'm still a little fuzzy, but by it looks like they've lowered the XCountry a ways. I wonder if it's enough to affect the offroad worthiness of it? I think I like the look of the new model just a hair better.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #134
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That yellow is funky...don't know if I like that they lowered it! Maybe more people will buy it that way I suppose...
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:29 AM   #135
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I looks like they just slid the fork tubes up higher in the triple clamps.
Won't this make the front end more twitchy?
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