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Offline harryp

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another newbie
« on: March 21, 2016, 10:07:00 PM »
Hi all, just to say 'hello'.
I've had my XR since last October but caught some sort of viral thing and was beyond riding for a while, hence have only 1400 miles on it.
I think it's a great bit of kit and more Sports bike than Adv tourer. I'll have a better idea after I've done the Swiss Alps in June.
I'm fortunate in also having a Yam XT660 Tenere 2011 which I love in a different way to the  Big Girl!
I'm looking forward to learning from you guys and girls.
Cheers!

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 07:33:33 AM »
 :400: Harry
Done the Alps twice on it 2up fully loaded and the way my wife packs I mean fully.  She is quite an accomplished machine for a sports bike on stilts.  My wife is not liking the comfort factor much any more and want me to get the new Tiger Explorer.  Going to test next week to see how they compare.  Cannot have another bike as it will not fit in the garage.

For single riding, sports or travel it is a good bike the suspension is wanting over bad roads for comfort but for control it is hard too beat.  That comes from going trough the pass from Italy to Switzerland last year when they had the surface off and gravel was everywhere.

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As Always Ride Safe.

Offline harryp

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 11:05:39 AM »
Thanks FG,

I have 'er well trained, we can both manage for 2 weeks out of one 50 ltr roll bag and a tank bag.

I have the Pans and Top-box for the XR but doubt I'll use them

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 04:09:02 PM »
Welcome Harry. Glad you're enjoying the bike. Shame about the enforced lay-off.

I have mine well trained too - she doesn't come anywhere near the bike  :152:

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 09:00:08 PM »
Jockser, I can only admire your conditioning of 'er self!

I've heard your name bandied about many times.....hope to meet you before too long goes by..  :001:

 

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 10:09:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by harryp [+]
I've heard your name bandied about many times.....hope to meet you before too long goes by..  :001:
Oh dear  :034:
Are you not the Harry I met at the NorthWest a couple of years ago ?

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 01:36:56 PM »
.........aaaaaaaaaah, sorry Jockser!   

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Re: another newbie
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 05:02:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by harryp [+]
.........aaaaaaaaaah, sorry Jockser!

That's alright Harry. I obviously made a big impression  :012:
Might see you this year, we'll probably be up with wee DavyG again.