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    on: June 28, 2015, 08:18:52 pm
    June 28, 2015, 08:18:52 pm
    Hi everyone I am 76 and now have a S1R with about 17,000 mi. on it I went to the dealer to see the XR I want one but will have to wait I owe too much on mine now. But I will get a XR as soon as I can.

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    Re: New member
    Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 12:32:35 am
    June 29, 2015, 12:32:35 am
    Good to hear, hoping I can keep my body together long enough to enjoy retirement and still ride a sporting street bike. The two bikes are so similar, S1000R and XR, I would do the same and just get the R as comfy as possible. With 17K miles, I am sure you have it setup nicely and have had some serious amounts of fun with it. If my body was not so beat up, I probably would of bought the S1000R the minute they released it, the price was just too good for everything they offer on that model. BMW sure put a hurting on a lot of Japanese mfg with the release of the S1000R, not that much more and a more refined street bike with the heart of a race bike.

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    Re: New member
    Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 02:45:34 am
    June 29, 2015, 02:45:34 am
     :400: oldbiker!  I just joined the forum.  Traded my 2014 S1000R for a new 2016 XR yesterday.  I loved the R but wanted the comfort and touring of the XR.  It is a fantastic bike and worth waiting for.

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    Re: New member
    Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 05:26:48 pm
    June 29, 2015, 05:26:48 pm
    Welcome to the forum Oldbiker!!  Sounds like you have a pretty nice ride right now.  Have you done a demo ride on the XR yet??   :305:
    Many people ride.....but for a select group of people it's more than a ride....it's one of life's great passions.

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    Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 02:23:23 am
    June 30, 2015, 02:23:23 am
    I have not gone for a test ride yet I  think if I ride it I will want it more then I do now. I went for a 400 MI. ride today and my back side hurts but it was a fun ride.

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    Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 02:41:33 am
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    *Originally Posted by oldbiker [+]
    I have not gone for a test ride yet I  think if I ride it I will want it more then I do now. I went for a 400 MI. ride today and my back side hurts but it was a fun ride.

    If you are able to handle the heat of riding around Nevada in the summer, you're doing ok in my book and if a sore bum is all you ended up with  :062:

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    Re: New member
    Reply #6 on: June 30, 2015, 01:37:13 pm
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    It was a hot ride I think I will start riding at night I think it will be better with no sun