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Offline bagwafu

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Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« on: December 03, 2015, 10:32:50 AM »
Anyone been?  Any bargains for the XR?  I'm going Saturday.
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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 09:28:28 PM »
Not really show seems a bit smaller than last year met ForestBoy at the BMW stand on Wednesday but spent a lot of time at Triumph drooling over the new Thruxton and Bonnie.  Sorry my father had one and want to get a weekend retro always loved the sound of the P Twin but the older one always seemed under powered.  Power Bronze had the xr there and had all their farces on it. 

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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 05:24:24 PM »
Went Tuesday.
Bought the R+G Rad protectors and their new exhaust hangar, had to try hard but got a 10% discount on all.

Also saw the Power Bronxe XR, wasn't for me the mesh in all the carbon fibre add on's looked poor.

No Evotech so had to come home and order their Tailtidy, a 7x5 plate etc.

Both arrived within 48 hours, Exhaust hangar due next week.

Loads of folks sitting on the two XR's on the BMW stand.

Good show but £12 to park and £6 for a Hotdog was a bit steep 😳

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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 02:01:10 PM »
I don't know what powerbronze are smoking. Their xr products are gash. The opportunity was there to make a real nice job of those bits, and instead it looks like a halfords,  max power kit

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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 05:20:26 PM »
I agree with Johnboy, the team at Powerbronze must have had a design and quality bypass! Most of their products look cheap and nasty and do not match the lines or finish of the bike, the cheap aluminum mesh does nothing but make a poor product look even worse, reminiscent of the boy racer body kits that Mk5/6 Escort owners fitted in the late 1990's.

Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 05:43:06 PM »
Maybe Powerbronze got their wires crossed, and thought they were making products for an XR3i! :745:

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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 07:58:47 PM »
Agree re Powerbronze - not my cup of tea tbh.

I did manage to sit on the demo XR on the Beemer stand - it had the HP sports seat fitted - it felt really, really comfortable (in that very controlled environment) - so a question for the guys here who have one - is it really comfortable on long rides (and for pillions) ?  I'm wondering whether its worth the investment   :164:
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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2015, 01:52:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by bagwafu [+]
Agree re Powerbronze - not my cup of tea tbh.

I did manage to sit on the demo XR on the Beemer stand - it had the HP sports seat fitted - it felt really, really comfortable (in that very controlled environment) - so a question for the guys here who have one - is it really comfortable on long rides (and for pillions) ?  I'm wondering whether its worth the investment   :164:

I just put the HP tall Sport Seat on my XR and it is by far the most comfortable seat I have ridden on; although it is 1/2 inch taller than stock, I can still flat foot the bike (I have a 32 inch inseam).  The HP tall seat has memory foam.  I did a 300 mile ride the first day I installed it and it was great.  Also looks good on the bike.

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Re: Motorcycle Live @ NEC
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2015, 07:00:54 AM »
Be careful of the fabric on the seats.  I have put a hole in my sport still seat (normal height)  from boots.  The low one seems much ,ore resilient have had that on for 4 months not a sign of a split.  But agree with majority the sport seat is comfortable for 300 miles not too good for all day.

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