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Old 10-21-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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There are lots of G650X Challenge and Country threads - let's see your G650X Moto!

I sold my Challenge and got a new Moto. First order of business was to add the Akrapovic full-Ti system ...

Original header


New Ti header


Going on the new bike


Added the axle sliders


And peg sliders


Exhaust system includes nice carbon heat shields


Ready for the first ride




The results? Awesome! Pipe is loud but it is a good loud. Sounds great rolling the throttle through the middle gears. Bike handles well at higher speeds. I need to get a few more heat cycles on the motor so I can ramp her up. This bike is going to rock down in the hills!

Stay tuned, I have a couple plans for the bike including Challenge wheels/tires and maybe some bodywork changes.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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That's a really nice exhaust. Whereabouts did you pick it up?
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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That's a really nice exhaust. Whereabouts did you pick it up?
It is 2 BMW part numbers ordered at a BMW dealer. I can provide them if you need (not handy at the moment).
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:03 AM   #4
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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It is 2 BMW part numbers ordered at a BMW dealer. I can provide them if you need (not handy at the moment).
Sure thing...when you get the time let us know.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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There was a similar thread to this one about showing the Xmoto, but I can't seem to find it.. it only went to 3 or 4 posts..

I'm afraid to ask what the Akrapovic system cost you.. Does it come with a slip on catalytic converter like the one available for the F800GS?

I asked my dealer for a price on it and it was about $1400 just for the can, and the header was... , I can't recall..
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Sure thing...when you get the time let us know.
The header is BMW part number is

71 60 7 711 649

and the muffler is

71 60 7 714 114

This is the "racing use only" system. They were supposed to develop a "homologated" street-legal version but it doesn't exist yet, so I got the loud one. Very nice.

And no, there is not a catalyst included ...
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:58 PM   #8
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We can't just let this thread die after one post! Here's mine:
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:06 PM   #9
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Full Remus exhaust, unifilter air filter, airbox lid removed, charcoal canister removed, CRG bar-end mirror, ummm....uhhhh.....more coming.....custom seat, Isotta windscreen....maybe try the Touratech large fuel tank.
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Full Remus exhaust, unifilter air filter, airbox lid removed, charcoal canister removed, CRG bar-end mirror, ummm....uhhhh.....more coming.....custom seat, Isotta windscreen....maybe try the Touratech large fuel tank.
Uni filter and airbox mod ... I gotta do that too! I think after a couple more rides I need more incoming air to match the new exhaust. I'm getting a slight stumble just above idle when cold. Hopefully the filter mod will help the cause?

I got a set of Cycra handguards to throw on, will report back with pics when that's done.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:07 AM   #11
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Sweet exhaust system you have there! I've seen the full "race" system for $975 but I have to wonder how loud is it, or how loud is loud?

I went with the X-challenge as it's easier to convert back and forth to a motard then the X-moto. Dirt one day, street the next.

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Old 11-01-2008, 05:50 PM   #12
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Cool wheels, ropedrag, did you get them from Redbull Addict? I almost bought them from him to put on my Challenge but it ended up being cheaper for me to trade the Challenge for the Moto.

I have a set of spoked Challenge wheels I'll throw onto the Moto when I want to go play on gravel roads.


I got 4 sets of used tires with the purchase of the used wheels


But for now the new Moto is a blast to ride! It runs from 85 up to 100 pleasingly quickly and is quite stable at speed. Here's the bike tonight after installing the Cycra handguards and Touratech tankbag.



Footnote to exhaust: this thing is stupid-loud but it makes you grin with each brap of the throttle.

Heh.

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Old 11-01-2008, 06:48 PM   #13
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No I bought the wheels off Jackhole they came from Woodys and seem to be great wheels, I'm quite happy with em. I do need to buy a spare set of rotors, and ABS rings along with an extra rear sprocket though.

What are you're plans for the front fender when you swap out to off road mode?

Not sure what 17" rubber your running but the Avon Distanzas are sweet like candy! Soft and grippy meaning they won't last to long but a cornucopia of grip. The hand guards look good!
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:52 PM   #14
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Stock tires are Pirelli Diablos. After a 250-mile backroads blast today, I can say they have ample traction on pavement but none on gravel. Distanzias are on the list for when these wear out. I might also try the Avon racing rain tires they make in the 120 and 160 sizes. Many little tread blocks make me wonder if they'll be decent on gravel roads although I'm sure they're as soft as pencil erasers and mileage will be very short. We'll see.

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:04 PM   #15
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Some action shots

It's one thing to show the bike in the garage, here it is out in the wild ...













It's a ton of fun to ride!
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