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Old 04-11-2007, 07:12 AM   #11
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Default Re: A Factor of X: BMW G 650 Series

But is it really worth 9+ large? There are lots of other options out there at a much lower cost.



Hope to ride an X-Challenge this weekend. We'll see if it's better than an XR650L.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:13 AM   #12
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Default Re: A Factor of X: BMW G 650 Series

"The Xcountry also spins gleefully down pavement or dirt on a set of spoked rims. The front measures 19 inches and carries a 100/90-19 tire while the rear is a 17-incher with a 130/80-18 tire attached."



How do you get an 18" tire on a 17" rim?
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:21 AM   #13
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"How do you get an 18" tire on a 17" rim?"



Use the tire stretcher.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:28 AM   #14
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I thought everyone knew that.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:34 AM   #15
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Actually, I think the wheel stretcher would be better suited for this job.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:37 AM   #16
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I really want a good road-going single but for the price of the 800, I'll buy the 800.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:40 AM   #17
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Default Re: A Factor of X: BMW G 650 Series

It's hard to keep the details straight when you're busy thinking up colorful moto-journalist phrases like: "spins gleefully down pavement..."
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:14 AM   #18
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Default Re: A Factor of X: BMW G 650 Series

It's on the shelf next to the coil of chow line. Beneath the bucket of steam.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:42 AM   #19
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Default Re: A Factor of X: BMW G 650 Series

I love BMW motorcycles, really I do. But just sold my last one and will wait for a good used one to come by because it seems that the M in BMW stands for Money (servicing is insanely expensive, at least for the big K) and kinda proves the saying, "the only thing cheap about a BMW is the owner"... Nice bikes though, if I were in the market for that kinda thing. Seem a bit pricey in typical Beemer fashion...
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:37 AM   #20
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Default Re: A Factor of X: BMW G 650 Series

Good catch on that one, boys. Yes indeedy if I weren't trying to squeeze something creative out of every inch of my tiny head I might have caught that after the sixth or so read thru.





Perhaps we'll just cut our losses and just start posting in OEM spec sheets as stories.

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