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Offline MildlyWild

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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2020, 12:36:17 pm »
Sies man!! Sounds like some of you should rather ride Goldwings  :imaposer:
I'm comfortable with 3 consecutive 400km+ days so far, with lekker offroad mostly. Find that loooong tar stretches is worse on my butt with the high vibration - cycling shorts underneath my gear helps a lot.  Stock seat.
But then, 24 years of mountain biking must have frazzled the nerves in my butt a bit
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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2020, 12:55:09 pm »
Must say, I have always worn cycling shorts for all trips, anything over 2 hours to 14-hour days in Namibia, they are the answer, I see no point in battling....

But I actually was quite happy with the seat!

My old XT500, that vibrates a bit too - we used sheepskin on the seat for long trips....
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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2020, 03:30:02 pm »
I've managed 18 hour days riding on my (padded) seat, with cycling shorts.

And I've dropped my price if anyone wants an X without a plank, check the for sale section.
 

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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2020, 08:10:03 pm »
I've managed 18 hour days riding on my (padded) seat, with cycling shorts.

And I've dropped my price if anyone wants an X without a plank, check the for sale section.

Respect!!
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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2020, 11:28:25 pm »
Did 320km yesterday and I almost died..... could not sit down or get up out of seat. 70% gravel
 

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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2020, 03:55:37 pm »
Did 320km yesterday and I almost died..... could not sit down or get up out of seat. 70% gravel

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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2020, 09:23:01 pm »
We "Lisa" has one! We did 11000Km in 6 weeks last year, 95% off road. Great bike in sand and runs on fumes! Have an additional 8 litre tank on opposite side of exhaust! Jup she wears a cycling pants! She's done some Funduro's on it as well!
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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 09:37:36 pm »
+1 here. Didn't now it was a rare bike?
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Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2020, 09:17:41 am »
Had a Xcountry and Xchallenge. Sold them to someone who including mine had 5. Great bikes!
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