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  • Offline mikeyh69   gb

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    Newbie saying hello.
    on: August 24, 2021, 01:08:04 pm
    August 24, 2021, 01:08:04 pm
    Good afternoon all, Newbie here from Sherburn in Elmet near Leeds UK. awaiting delivery off my new to me 2020 S1000xr TE in grey so very excited,

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    Re: Newbie saying hello.
    Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 01:33:48 pm
    August 24, 2021, 01:33:48 pm
    Welcome Mikey, you will no doubt enjoy the bike. What are you changing from?

    (I was reading about "in-Elmet" place names in a book I am reading at the moment, name apparently is a hangover from an old Brittonic kingdom - apparently Elmet was an old Celtic kingdom...very interesting but I digress!  :001: ).
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    Re: Newbie saying hello.
    Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 01:41:34 pm
    August 24, 2021, 01:41:34 pm
    Hi Becksy thanks for the welcome and the brief history lesson. I've traded in my R1200GS TE as realised I do more quick ride outs than touring although I do like a few trips a year . I had a ride on friends gen 1 xr and just fell in love with it straight away. before the GS I was riding sports bikes so the XR crosses over very well. I also race motocross in the old vets champs so used to wide handlebars more than narrow clip ons.

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    Re: Newbie saying hello.
    Reply #3 on: August 24, 2021, 01:44:35 pm
    August 24, 2021, 01:44:35 pm
    Yes, the XR is better for ride outs, but also works for tours. Did 5 day tour on mine recently. Enjoy!

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    Re: Newbie saying hello.
    Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 01:59:52 pm
    August 25, 2021, 01:59:52 pm
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    Enjoy the forum- you'll find it very useful
    My Elmet is a Shoei Neotec !  :001:  :431:
    Cheers.Andy
    Andy