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Offline Jgunshon

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New owner in Manchester
on: January 28, 2021, 08:04:42 AM
Hi everyone, just picked up a 2016 low mileage XR SE sport  :001:, absolutely love it! Just needs a few changes to suit my needs.

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Offline Mr NSB

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 06:28:30 AM
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Offline PhilMill

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 08:30:37 AM
Welcome, good fun bikes for sure..
Too many bikes, not enough time.....

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Offline otrp

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 11:53:11 AM
Welcome.  :002:

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 12:40:52 AM
A warm welcome, get some tyres that perform well in the wet, I was born near Manchester  :016:

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Offline Darty65

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #5 on: January 30, 2021, 10:14:06 AM
Try Michelin Pilot Road 5s. Much more inspiring the Roadtech 01s in the wet and cold!

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Offline Bertiebot

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #6 on: January 30, 2021, 02:29:04 PM
*Originally Posted by Jgunshon [+]
Hi everyone, just picked up a 2016 low mileage XR SE sport  :001:, absolutely love it! Just needs a few changes to suit my needs.

Welcome. They are ace bikes and so much fun. Mine is a 2016 which I have put 18k on and its been excellent. Mods I have done include weighted Evotech bar ends, tail tidy, radiator guards, converted the satnav mount to GS locking spec, Akrapovic end can, and a BMW GS Vario top box which fits straight on and is a better size and shape than the XR one as its rectangular and can fit a laptop bag in (if you need to)
Lovely bikes those XRs

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Offline Jgunshon

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #7 on: January 30, 2021, 03:20:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Darty65 [+]
Try Michelin Pilot Road 5s. Much more inspiring the Roadtech 01s in the wet and cold!
Bike came with some pilot 5s impressed so far, had no traction lights coming on in the cold/wet. Was impressed with the road 3s on my old multi 1200

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Offline Jgunshon

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #8 on: January 30, 2021, 03:22:45 PM
*Originally Posted by Bertiebot [+]
Welcome. They are ace bikes and so much fun. Mine is a 2016 which I have put 18k on and its been excellent. Mods I have done include weighted Evotech bar ends, tail tidy, radiator guards, converted the satnav mount to GS locking spec, Akrapovic end can, and a BMW GS Vario top box which fits straight on and is a better size and shape than the XR one as its rectangular and can fit a laptop bag in (if you need to)
I’ve just put the evotech hand guard protectors & weights on, hopefully reduce those vibrations. Quick one on the exhaust. I’m looking to put my full akra back to a slip on. The low end fueling is bad atm! How is yours with the slip on ?

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Offline Bertiebot

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Re: New owner in Manchester
Reply #9 on: January 30, 2021, 03:29:23 PM
Mine is the official BMW Akra slip on and I didn't get a remap. The fuelling is perfect, mind you I am not surprised as the can does bugger all and is pretty much straight through as the cat does all the heavy lifting in silencing. The bike I test rode happened to be the Evotech test bike and had all their kit on it so the bar vibes were slightly worse than I expected when my one turned up. Soon sorted by raiding the Evotech catalogue!
Lovely bikes those XRs

 



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