Category Archives: BMW Xcountry

BMW G650 XCountry ~ 10,000 mile report

XCountry Index of Posts • Introduction • Stage 1 mods • Swapping the subframe • X-tank and X-rack • Suspension • Tutoro chain  oiler • Midsummer update • The Spanish Plain • Mitas E07 tyres The BMW 650X range came and went between 2007-08. They were light and … Continue reading

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Morocco gallery

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Click this for the long version with captions Want to do it in 2015? Click this  The rest of the photos are here

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BMW XCountry – On the Spanish Plain

Today the XCo was humming away like a generator, covering 760 clicks of deserted dual carriageway and Autovia strung out in an arc between Madrid and the Portuguese border. All at a 95kph average but never exceeding 110. A week ago I was … Continue reading

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Mitas E-07 tyres on BMW G650 Xco

With so many good tyres around these days, for each trip I try to use something different. For me that’s usually a trail tyre for the getting there and being there (Morocco in November). So far, in terms of all-surface grip and longevity, it’s … Continue reading

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Tested: Tutoro Chain Oiler on BMW 650 / Kawasaki Versys

The BMW oiler was supplied free of charge by Tutoro. I bought my own for the Kawasaki and re-fit it to my CB500X. It’s not sprocket science I‘ve been thinking that some sort of automatic chain oiler really is the way to go. No, really! For … Continue reading

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BMW Xcountry ~ Xtra fuel and Xrack

Xcountry index page “frequent refuelling interruptions are not the journey” The Xmachine is a pretty economical bike – over the last 2500 miles I’ve averaged nearly 74mpg (26 kpl) with backwind best of 83.5 (29.5kpl) while cruising at 70 where possible. … Continue reading

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BMW X Country – Introduction

XCountry Index of Posts • Stage 1 mods • Swapping the subframe • X-tank and X-rack • Suspension • Tutoro chain  oiler • Midsummer update • The Spanish Plain • Mitas E07 tyres • 10,000 mile review  Time and need for a new project bike so next on my … Continue reading

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