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Offline jackandthebear

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Picking up my XR tomorrow
on: October 18, 2018, 07:16:14 AM
So my XR is bought & paid for but my lift on Friday let me down to Woburn from the other side of Oxford a 90 min drive
No trains that were feasible, a bus service would be 3 changes and 6 hrs ! A taxi .... £120 sir ...  oh what to do !!
So I entered my journey in liftshare.com .... bingo a lift at the correct time a £10 petrol money !!  :152:
The weather is looking good ... a days leave booked ... the Cotswolds beckon ... slightly excited rider

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Offline Lmorris2794

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 08:07:06 AM
Enjoy your new bike mate.

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 10:34:48 AM
"New bike day". Nothing beats it.

Enjoy :305:

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 10:42:19 AM
Never heard of Liftshare - but a great concept!

Hope you get some decent weather to enjoy your new bike.   On the plus-side..... you should be able to get it serviced easily!

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 12:09:10 PM
Think  you'll love it Jack.  Just go careful... they are pokey  :152:
Which is why I bought mine.  :305:
Have fun though. I hope the weather is nice tomorrow.
Andy

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 06:10:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Harry H [+]
"New bike day". Nothing beats it.

Enjoy :305:

+1 on that!

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 06:45:13 PM
So assuming its dry tomorrow, what Modes did this forum select for their 1st ride ?

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 06:55:18 PM
*Originally Posted by jackandthebear [+]
So assuming its dry tomorrow, what Modes did this forum select for their 1st ride ?

Brand new bike?  You are limited in revs electronically until first service.

But - in all cases, I would recommend ROAD.    No horsepower restriction, but the electronics will assist in keeping you out of the hedges.

Get used to the bike, before exploring Dynamic Pro.


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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 06:57:58 PM
road.  but no choice as running in. 
I'd leave it on road for a few days if I were you.  Depends what you were riding before I suppose. Looks like weather going to be fantastic. And I won't be able to get out on either of them  due to family stuff   :003:
Andy

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Re: Picking up my XR tomorrow
Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 07:55:31 PM
It’s a bit catch 22 because a new bike is restricted you want more and yet after the 600 service and got the plug fitted it’s rare that I need to go much over,having said i’ve Never been into rain ever and probably maybe done a mile or so in road my 18 year 955 Tiger has way more go in it,ran mine in Dynamic for 600 and hardly ever been out of Pro since just keep feeding it gears that’s the whole idea of the bike  :001:

Oh and stay away from steady 5k revs