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post #1 of 13 Old 09-30-2015, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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650XT 'beak' removable?

I'm looking at buying an XT, but don't really like the beak. Is this removable, without leaving any sign that it was there?
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I'm looking at buying an XT, but don't really like the beak. Is this removable, without leaving any sign that it was there?
From what I can remember correctly without having to go outside to look, is the beak is connected to the sides of the bike as well and removing it would be very noticeable. I swear to god if you keep the beak for a month it will grow on you. Literally. Kakawww kakawww
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If you removed it, there would be a gaping hole there.

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Probably need to get the std part to fill the void.

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yes, you can order the pre xt model front piece. I did the reverse and put the beak on my new leftover 14
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Be careful when removing it. You should be able to sell it on here so long as you don't break it.

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Heresy for even thinking of removing the beak!!!
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post #7 of 13 Old 09-30-2015, 10:32 AM
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So is it because of the spoked wheels that you want the XT model?

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Heresy for even thinking of removing the beak!!!
Haha that's what I'm saying Big B. And to the OP, I'd give it some time and you'd come around to it. There's an old thread about this when the photos were first released to the public called Beaked and spoked 650 or something like that. It seemed at first a lot of people didn't like it then as the thread went on it grew on people. Maybe you already have your mind made up and I respect that, but that beak adds 30hp, less drag, big improvement on suspension and better braking. All from that piece of plastic.
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And.......talk about the added value of the beak. You could add BMW badges and....umm...never mind......
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I will bet you can trade with someone for the other bit. Or I might consider selling mine as I have added the beak and like it.

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