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Offline XRRICH

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New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« on: March 08, 2019, 07:12:39 PM »
Hello, I hopefully collect my 2018 S1000 XR on Sunday its a factory low SE Sport in Blue with a whole 306 miles on the clock!. I am new to BMW and have come from a Triumph Tiger Sport 1050, so this is going to be interesting and fun :)

I've already got a load of parts to put on the bike sitting in my lounge.

I am based in the UK in the Midlands :)

Rich


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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 07:55:44 PM »
 :400: Rich.  Enjoy it.  :821:   Andy
How come it only has 306miles?
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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 09:01:36 PM »
That’s a good question, If the info the dealer gave is true,  someone bought it and has recently had a new baby so was forced to sell it by their wife!
It’s not an ex demo, and looked in excellent condition.

Thank you for the hello :)

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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 09:05:55 PM »
Hello XRRICH. Enjoy the new aquisition.   :002:

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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 09:22:52 PM »
Hi Rich and   :400: Just the sort of bike I look for, used low mileage and a lot cheaper than new.  Enjoy the ride..............
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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 10:42:34 PM »
Tough  decision.. get rid of the bike or the wife?  Hmmmm :084:
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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 08:45:21 AM »
Welcome XRRICH. Enjoy the bike.  Let us know what the lowered version is like. Am thinking of goi g for a lowered version when it’s time to change.

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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 09:13:23 AM »
I have a factory lowered HP Motorsport one since September 2018 - 1800 miles on it
Rides and feels like a regular one just that I can get my feet on the floor....
Had a full size one from March 2016 and struggled a few time so fitted the Soupys lowering kit which solved the problem but was an extra cost
Did about 4000 miles before lowering then another 12000
I'm 5'10 with a 31 leg. but it's not the height it's the way the seat splays your legs apart
HP seat seems less severe

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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 09:35:25 AM »
Similarly am not a short arse, about 5'10" and whilst I can manage the standard no problem, just think a little closer to the ground would just be a tad more comfortable.

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Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 01:37:27 PM »
I'm 6'0 and have the Low chassis. I traded the low HP seat for the high version and the bike feels great. Seat height feels just like any normal higher sport-bike style bike now. I can easily flat foot both feet. If I were doing it again, I wouldn't seek out a low version, but it works just fine, and I'm not scraping any extra hard parts. If it were on a track, the center stand would need to be removed anyway. It could possibly be nicer to have that extra 25mm in suspension travel is all. I find road mode a bit too spongy and dynamic a bit too stiff for cruising and a tad soft for really charging. I'm also 225 lbs.

 



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