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Offline Haket

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New San Jose, CA owner
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:35:17 AM »
I'm 2weeks into my S1000XR adventure :-)  bough used so no running in and still a lot to learn about this beast.   This will be my ~25th bike over the last 20years and the best handling.

Its going to be a fun winter !,

                               MARK

Offline Elvisto

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Re: New San Jose, CA owner
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 07:26:34 AM »
 :400: Mark, Didn't think you had winters  :001:  enjoy the new bike,
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Re: New San Jose, CA owner
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 12:40:14 PM »
Hello and welcome Mark. The XR is definitely a beast.

Offline JustD

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Re: New San Jose, CA owner
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 01:25:21 AM »
Hey Mark.

I'm in San Jose, too, and just got my (used) S100XR yesterday. Fun bike, so far!

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Re: New San Jose, CA owner
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 03:05:42 AM »
I hope you enjoy your XR as much as I have mine. Also, I think you'll really enjoy the XR's versatility, handling, power and comfort on all the various great roads you have in Northern California (which reminds me, I need to get up there and ride).
 
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Re: New San Jose, CA owner
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 04:26:08 AM »
I took her out for a test ride this morning and WOW, a big step up from my beloved Triumph Bonneville. I love the Bonny, but about 80MPH is all she has in her comfortably. Today I glanced down and was going 90 on the BMW; a tiny twist of the wrist saw me at 105 before I got scared and backed off!

I'm taking off the big Givi side cases (too big for daily commuting) and ordered a nice top case today. This bike has a tall VStream windscreen which I think I'm going to replace. Not sure if I go with their short one or the midsize...

 



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