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Offline SAVAGEFOX

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New here
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:58:10 PM »
Hey everyone, just 2 weeks away from picking up my new XR from BMW Park Lane.

It will be a Sport SE Ocean Blue Metalic Matt with the seat height reduction option, panniers set, top case, back rest, GPS, Black carbon Akrapovic.

Advices for mods?
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Re: New here
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 09:20:19 PM »
Nice!  :400:
Check out the photo album mate loads of ideas!
Screen, bar ends are popular  :305:
Look forward to seeing pics

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Re: New here
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 11:09:02 PM »
 :400: to the Forum, SavageFox...
As a first mod/addition, I'd definitely recommend a radiator and oil cooler guard...
After that, it would all depend on how many "shekels" you have spare and how you want to personalize your weapon!

Here's a pic of mine... Front and rear axle protectors, rad and oil cooler guards, fork wrap, screen extension, front hugger extension, engine protectors or bars, crash bungs, HP seat, bar end weights, luggage, HP rearsets, Akra exhaust, rim stickers and a couple of other bits and pieces such as Optimate 4 and grease Ninja, a workshop manual and a set of torx sockets!










 
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Re: New here
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 11:17:27 PM »
On a slightly different note, I would suggest an "interim" oil change at 5000Kms!
Not sure if the forum will agree with my thinking here, but an oil change at 1000 and the next at 10000 seemed a bit "light" to me... so changed filter and oil at 5k for peace of mind. It's a small price to pay...
Some of you will probably be thinking that the quality of oil nowadays is much better and to stick to manufacturer recommendations but it was my choice...  :038:
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Re: New here
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 11:45:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by serge1966 [+]
:400: to the Forum, SavageFox...
As a first mod/addition, I'd definitely recommend a radiator and oil cooler guard...
After that, it would all depend on how many "shekels" you have spare and how you want to personalize your weapon!

Here's a pic of mine... Front and rear axle protestors, rad and oil cooler guards, fork wrap, screen extension, front hugger extension, engine protectors or bars, crash bungs, HP seat, bar end weights, luggage, HP rearsets, Akra exhaust, rim stickers and a couple of other bits and pieces such as Optimate 4 and grease Ninja, a workshop manual and a set of torx sockets!




Looks great and you gave a few good ideas, I already have the radiator guards in black from my “old” 2016 S1000R. Akra exhaust will be the same as yours, my ideas for first mods would be the front and rear axle protectors and possibly a tail tidy. I forgot to mention that it will also come with the BMW crash bars, and also with the low seat option, which I need to see if it won’t be too uncomfortable before thinking about swapping for the HP.
I would consider the screen extension for longer journeys as for me to commute doesn’t make that big of a difference.

Could you tell me where you got:
Screen extension
Fork wrap
Axle protectors (since it already comes with stock ones)

And could you also tell me about the Optimate 4 and grease Ninja as I have no clue what they are.
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Re: New here
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 12:08:10 AM »
Welcome Savage.   :002:

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Re: New here
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 12:22:47 AM »
I picked up the screen extension of Ali Express for A$30 for a test before, maybe, getting an MRA or Puig... but it's working great (6'2) so won't bother with another one just yet. Same for Carbon wrap, EBay or Ali Express.
As far as I know, BMW doesn't make rear axle protectors so ordered some of EBay.
Optimate 4 is a battery charger/conditioner required for CAN-bus vehicles such as BMW's.... which I plug in, whenever I head offshore for 4 to 6 weeks.
The grease ninja is a surprisingly simple but ingenious way to grease your chain perfectly... greaseninja.com

Hope the above helps...
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Re: New here
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 12:32:35 AM »
You’re right, my mistake, I meant bar end weights and not axle protectors, but I did have the HP ones on my S1000R

But yeah, thanks for the info
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Re: New here
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 11:08:42 PM »
Welcome savage hope you enjoy every ride on your new steed
My wife gets me to feed your mates every night over the back fence any thing for a quiet life

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Re: New here
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 07:28:12 PM »
And with one week to have my new bike in my hands I wanted to ask if there’s any difference between a 17MY and a 18MY?!

Even though mine was originally ordered in February this year, I wasn’t able to actually pick it up until now and I noticed on the original order sheet that it is a 17MY
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