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Offline markkp

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New Member Newcastle area
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:04:42 AM »
So after 3 years without a bike (last being a BMW S1000RR) I have now purchased my 2015 XR SE sport  :046:. Only problem is I'm away at work until 18 April so wont get to ride it until then  :110:. Bike is fairly standard with no mods- so will be looking at some minor mods (screen, tail tidy, crash bobbins etc.) also need to look at panniers and top box- any advice on these most welcome.

Mark

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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 12:52:37 PM »
For baggage, I selected Shad.  Many prefer the BMW OEM, but the Shad offerings were half the price and were made in simple, flog-able flat black.  The mounts are much beefier and far more elegant than BMWs, and look better when bags are off. 

My belief is that all panniers should be flat black because they get pounded by feet, corners, car doors...

Why in the world would BMW - the king of flat black panniers - suddenly start color matching the bags???

Bah.  I'm ranting.  Regardless, welcome to the board!  :400:
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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 01:02:30 PM »
Welcome matey every thing u need to know is on here when u can get a straight answer from some one  :008:
As far as panniers and top box’s can’t stand em I only ride solo so it’s a roll bag length ways behind me no drag  :150:

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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 01:04:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Waynexr1000 [+]
... a roll bag length ways behind me no drag  :150:

Provided your arse is wide enough to block the air flow, yes.  :002:
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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 01:23:12 PM »
 :400:  Low-Brau only has the panniers to carry around his large collection of sequined underwear and pink camo jeans,.    :435:  Yes you will get used to the highly intelligent level of interrogation ( yes I do mean interrogation )  :001:.   :821: 
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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 01:38:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Low-Brau [+]
Provided your arse is wide enough to block the air flow, yes.  :002:


You haven’t seen how tight I can roll my bag   :745:

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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 02:25:55 PM »
Hello Mark. Welcome back to riding and welcome to the forum.   :002:

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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 04:55:44 PM »
Welcome Mark, you’ll enjoy the xr even coming from the rr😬 be warned though the farkling is addictive, I’d recommend the Shad top box, I went for the 58x, great idea as expandable. I opted for soft panniers as didn’t need huge amounts of space and are quite neat on by sw motech.wunderlich screens are good, plenty protection too.best mod for me though being inside leg challenged has been  the soupy lowering kit. That and Cree drl’s to match standard drl for those sorry I didn’t see you moments🤬

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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 05:10:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
:400:  Low-Brau only has the panniers to carry around his large collection of sequined underwear and pink camo jeans,.    :435:  Yes you will get used to the highly intelligent level of interrogation ( yes I do mean interrogation )  :001:.   :821:

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Re: New Member Newcastle area
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 03:34:21 AM »
Cheers for all the advice Guys- I'm afraid my bosses wont be getting much work out of me whilst I'm at work as spending most of the time on net  :173: searching for the mods and deciding which way to go on clothing - Leathers or Carbon Denim - leaning towards leather, as a second set of extra thick skin is always useful whilst on the bike... :305: My new Missus has insisted that she will be coming along on some rides as pillion  :087:  So I've managed to offload my old Shark lid to her :821: so now in market for replacement- looking at flip up lids and quite like the look of the Schubert ones- anyone with any experience with these or any advice on others?

Must dash more net searching to be done to earn my daily wage....  :745: