|02-05-2012, 05:13 AM||#1|
Dutch Biker Chick
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Blond Dutch Chick RTW X-Country Adventure bike!!
Hello hello everybody
Here Maggie again! You know, from the Blond Dutch Chick goes Long Way East thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...nd+dutch+chick
In short: I went from The Netherlands to Mongolia on a F650GS (June 2011), broke my ankle in Numrug Mongolia (8 July 2011), came back by plane, and within 2 months I bought myself a BMW X-Country!!
Why an X-Country? The F650GS is just to heavy for extreme off road (though it was not the cause for my crash). But still.
Hyperpro Bas (Alphen ad Rijn) and Walter - Sibirsky Extreme - Colebatch gave me the advice to buy an X-Country. I would have loved an X-Challenge, unfortunately such a bike is way to high for traveling for me. Haha I'm just a short girl...1m63cm
Anyway.... The bike was bought and plans had to be made!! Together with Walter and Bas, we made a plan (hahaha they made a plan, I had to provide the money).
Walter made me the list below:
- Hyperpro fork conversion WP 48mm forks, triple clamps
- Hyperpro 461 fully adjustable rear shock
- Hyperpro Haan Front 21 x 1.6 Excel wheel
- Hyperpro Haan Rear 18 x 2.15 Excel wheel
- Hot Rod Welding 9.5 litres X Tank
- Hot Rod Welding Protection Parts
- Hot Rod Welding Fairing
- Hot Rod Welding X-Rack
- Scheffelmeier Adventure bash plate
- Scheffelmeier Case Saver
- Scheffelmeier wheel spacer
- Adv Spec Barkbusters
- Adv Spec Double Take Mirrors
- Adv Spec Unifilter and prefilter
- Touratech chain guide
- Rayz Seat
- Oxford heated grips
- Adv Spec Sibirsky Extreme luggage
- Touratech radiator protector
Most of the parts I ordered directly and/or called with Erik (Hot Rod) and Ray (Rayz Seat) to make an appointment. Walter arranged the forks for me, and got me in contact with Adventure Spec. Thankzz Walter!!
And off I went to Hyperpro Bas, to change the original forks, the wheels and of course, the suspension. Hyperpro purple it must be
New forks and disabled headlight
Bas working on the bike
This is the first part of my X-Country rebuild Rally/Adventure bike!!
The next part will be about Hotrod Welding!!! Erik is gonna make an extraordinary Rally fairing + Mount special fit for the X-Country!!!
CU Laterzzz, kiss from The Netherlands, Maggie Extreme Zantstorm!!
* Follow your dreams *
* Live life on the edge & enjoy *
|02-05-2012, 05:32 AM||#2|
62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50
Joined: Feb 2008
Hey Maggie, good choice! Always take the bike that best fits you're size! I did, just sold my hp2 and will get a KTM 690 enduro cause its a better fit for my needs.
Like a long offroad trip to Mongolia!
Anyway, if someone can make suspension wonders its Bas!
Keep on posting...
2014 KTM 450 EXC - 2013 Harley-Davidson XL 1200 C
b l a c k S P e c i a l s
|02-05-2012, 05:56 AM||#3|
crash test dummy!
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Tucson, Az
I have got to visit the netherlands!
have fun, be safe.
DON'T TRUST CUT 7! HE IS A CROOK! ASK ME HOW I KNOW.
'12 LC8 990R, '02 LC4 640, '05 WR 450f (part-out), '98 XR400R, '76 KE100, '05 525 (Step-Child)
|02-05-2012, 06:16 AM||#5|
we build, we fight
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
great to see you back in the saddle after the ankle injury! it probably seems like a long time for you, but boy, it sure doesn't seem that long ago i read your report about the accident.
"If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective." Ted Nugent
Motorcycle storage with a personal touch
|02-05-2012, 08:27 AM||#6|
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: So. Oregon
I see London, I see France...
|02-05-2012, 09:10 AM||#7|
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Birmingham, AL
I spent A LOT of time in NL when I was stationed in Germany. I would give ANYTHING to be able to go back over there and RIDE!! Nice bimmer! Looking forward to following your thread!
|02-05-2012, 09:22 AM||#8|
Joined: Feb 2003
Location: Prescott, Arizona USA Earth
'03 KTM Adventure 640
'43 BSA M20WD
|02-05-2012, 02:09 PM||#10|
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Dunedin. New Zealand
What is this, "Adv Spec Sibirsky Extreme luggage" ?
2012 KTM 690 R
2010 KTM 990 R (Sold)
2008 N.Z.Yamaha Safari: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306905
2007 N.Z.Adventures Safari: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201557
|02-05-2012, 02:41 PM||#11|
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Yorkshire, UK
So many roads...........So little time..!!!
2005 BMW R1150GS Adv - Black
2005 BMW R1150GS Adv - Silver
2007 BMW G650 XCountry - Black
|02-05-2012, 03:03 PM||#12|
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently Central Asia
Nice selection of parts Maggie!
When it's done there won't be much X-Country left of it anyway, and I think you can actually get the X-Challenge plastics to fit as well? Walter or Bas should know the details, somebody had that done at Hyperpro.
Have a look towards the end of this thread, there are lots of pics and a description of the design, materials, functionality, etc.
RTW trip blog: https://www.facebook.com/AroundTheWorldWithLukasM
|02-05-2012, 03:08 PM||#13|
Joined: May 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonger, CA
woot! Maggie is back at it! :) i'm with ya again!
'12 Triumph ST3R corner raper, '09 HusaBerg FE570 and a bunch of 2 strokes that you dont want to read about. :)
|02-07-2012, 04:28 AM||#15|
Joined: Aug 2005
My oh my, what attention a pretty girl can get !
I've never seen those guys look so enthusiastic about working for us hard-tails !
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