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Old 04-07-2009, 05:21 PM   #16
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You need to quit spending time and money on farkles and ride the damn thing!!! The nubs are still on the tires!!!
My last bike I took it out and rode it BEFORE I installed stiffer fork springs and a belly pan. Bottomed out on a rough road on my 2nd ride and cracked the crankcase -- $3600 damage. So on this bike I decided I'd do the mods FIRST, then ride it! Getting the fork springs done took the longest. As soon as they came in, I buttoned everything up, then took the pics you see above. Five hours later the bike was covered in mud.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:24 PM   #17
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Do you have any more details on the tank options?
Muckpee $200 Tank - not yet available

Max Kool $700 Tank - available now

The Jester's Tank - not yet available

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Old 04-07-2009, 06:47 PM   #18
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also check the Bike specific thread for the X-Challenge stickied at the top of Thumpers... in the mods there are several options for extra fuel - everything from 1L MSR bottles, to some universal tanks that people came up with mounting options...

I ordered the new 1 gallon Rotopax offering covered in Vendors (including options for an ADV discount) that I play to use to drag some extra fuel along on certain trips...

also remember that the bike gets solid mileage, as has been pointed out in several threads across the board, the range is comparable to many bikes with larger tanks because of that relative efficiency - basically I'm just saying the small tank hasn't as big of a compromise/hassle/limitation as I thought I was swallowing when I chose the X-Co
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:45 PM   #19
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The Staintune is much louder than stock. Much louder. It's about 6 pounds lighter. Fit was perfect, no adjustments needed, but you need a new exhaust gasket and it's not included in the kit. I used gasket goop in a tube. As for power difference, I'd have to dyno it to find out.

The "hard parts" protect the frame down there near the pegs. The engine bars I think would protect only the engine in a fall and also act as sort of a "brush guard."
Thanks for that info, wish the pipe wasn't so loud.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:20 PM   #20
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I have a Staintune on my Xc. On Staintune`s web site they claim; 4hp power gain, 3 kilogram lighter, 92 DBA (@3500 RPM) up from 90 DBA, and easily fitted. I didn`t need a new gasket, just used the one from the standard muffler. They do have a bit of a bark under load, but Staintune say they comply with ADR`s and can provide documentation if needed. I reckon they`re neat.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:40 PM   #21
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Nicely done! After sitting and watching a light go through two full cycles as I sat there on my bike and just blowing through it in frustration, I will be adding those magnets asap!
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:21 AM   #22
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Holy shit!

Awesome pimping man, makes me want to own a Xcountry again =[
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:27 AM   #23
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I have a Staintune on my Xc. On Staintune`s web site they claim; 4hp power gain, 3 kilogram lighter, 92 DBA (@3500 RPM) up from 90 DBA, and easily fitted. I didn`t need a new gasket, just used the one from the standard muffler. They do have a bit of a bark under load, but Staintune say they comply with ADR`s and can provide documentation if needed. I reckon they`re neat.
Will have to have a listen to yours then.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:44 AM   #24
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Nice job, your bike looks awesome. I thought I was doing well, with adding a windscreen, handguards, tankbag, and a ADV RIDER sticker. LOL I'm gonna need a second job to keep up to you. LOL

Congrats, on great looking bike.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:02 AM   #25
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Nice job, your bike looks awesome. I thought I was doing well, with adding a windscreen
which windscreen did you go with? Got pics? I am contemplating the $300 freaking Cee Bailey euro. Please share
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:46 PM   #26
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I went with the the really expensive BMW one. I didn't want to mess around with aftermarket ones that may not fit well.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:41 PM   #27
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I went with the the really expensive BMW one. I didn't want to mess around with aftermarket ones that may not fit well.
did you ever ride it without? does it make a big difference with?
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #28
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Not trying to be a stick in the mud, but it might be best if we don't repeat everything about the Xcountry that's been discussed already in this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290240

When in that thread, the "Search this thread" function works super-fantastic.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:24 PM   #29
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yikes drone! the def g-x!!!

if u doan mind, can u say what yr total investment is?
Over $3000. You can cut that cost in half by skipping the first 5 mods.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:27 PM   #30
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Hight adjustment, how?

I'm looking into buying a 2007 x country, but its a bit too high, how can I adjust the hight?
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