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Offline kwarrs1000xr

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Hello all
« on: July 27, 2018, 04:28:44 PM »
Hiya, I have just done a deal on a 2018 S1000XR. Trading in my Kwaka GTR1400. I pick up the bike next Wednesday, its kinda (yet another) birthday present to myself. I am a born-again biker been biking this time round for about 10 years. I am very happily retired after being made redundant 3 years ago.

Iv'e had some shoulder problems lately so didn't book any tours this year ..... apart from when I hired a GS for 4 days and rode the mountains above Malaga. So I will look to get back to the Picos in September or October.

I had the GTR for six years and absolutely loved it. IF Kwaka had made a new model with riding modes, cruise control etc. I'm pretty sure I'd have had another one. Even though the bike is not brand new, (2,500 miles) I put it on PCP and dealer gave me a great deal on panniers, top box and Nav 6.

Over the years I have done a bit of my own servicing and quite a bit of farkling'..... I have now decided I am too old and 'achy' to be scrabbling around on the garage floor.

Having been spoilt with the shaft drive GTR I just hope I'm not oiling and adjusting the chain every weekend...???

Ohh and I should say, I will post a bit, but I won't be by any means 'prolific'..... I much prefer to be riding than sitting in front of a PC. I find that those who work and sit in front of a pC all day are more 'active'  :008: :008: :008: :008:

Offline Martin

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 04:33:54 PM »
 :400:

Now what is it I should be doing at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon again...... oh yeah working on my PC rather than being 'active' on a motorcycle forum :008: :008: :008:

Offline Bree

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 04:49:01 PM »
Active what do you mean active,  :015: :015: Dont know what you are talking about.. Anyway a very ACTIVE welcome to the forum.  :001: :001:
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Re: Hello all
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 03:05:45 AM »
Welcome kwarrs.   :002:

Offline zbdmark

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 08:01:27 PM »
 :400: reference the shaft vs chain drive conundrum, unless you are away for weeks on end I don't see a chain being a problem. Modern bikes don't need chains adjusting very often, only a occasional clean and lube which isn't a massive job IMHO. 
Avoiding depression is easy - ride your bike as often as possible

Offline Gairo

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 05:11:23 PM »
:400: to the XR forum, hope you enjoy the new steed :028:
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Offline kwarrs1000xr

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 05:04:56 PM »
Many thanks for the warm welcome guys (and gals??)....
Picked her up earlier today. Thoughts on riding her home (as opposed to the test ride)....
Yep a little buzzy here and there (WHY did I bother reading that thread!!)
No difference I could notice with the panniers and and top box on (mind you, I wasn't doing 140MPH :008: :008:
Loved the pull and the cruise control, v simple, just used it to try it out TBH, but I can see it being useful when on tours and take a m/way option.

Now, 1st of the silly questions from me...... how the hell do you unlock the pannier strap thingy's (the elastic bands inside the panniers with the red button), tried pushing, pulling, twisting..... I know its me and I know its gotta be SO SIMPLE........ so please someone have a giggle at me and put me out of my misery by telling me....please

Offline Watshot

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 06:12:16 PM »
Whilst keeping your thumb on the middle (red button); snap the two ends outwards (towards you) and they should release. Once apart you should be able to see how they engage.  :028:

Offline kwarrs1000xr

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
Many thanks

Offline SAVAGEFOX

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 08:38:03 AM »
Welcome to the forum and there’s nothing we like more than silly questions...
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