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Offline Ant

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New member from California
« on: June 18, 2016, 05:34:39 AM »
I'm on week 3 of my new XR in the faster red color (8 more horsepower than the white ones I was told)
What can I say that hasn't been said already: It's a fun and awesome bike!

Already added a Ztech touring screen and bar risers, real happy with the results. And I'm sure there will be more money spent because that's just the way it is  :002:

Btw, can someone tell me how to add an avitar pic?

Thanks

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 01:36:56 PM »
Hello and welcome, can you tell us more about how the screen preforms, please?

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 05:29:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by zei220 [+]
Hello and welcome, can you tell us more about how the screen preforms, please?

I'm 5 10" and it's a huge improvement over stock. With the stock I was getting a lot of wind noise but very little helmet buffeting. With the touring screen there's no buffeting at all and the wind noise is greatly reduced, I can hear the engine/exhaust and even the drive chain as clear as a bell where I couldn't before above 60 mph. You can even ride with your shield all the way open if you want and not get blasted in the eyes.
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Re: New member from California
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 08:22:59 PM »
Almost forgot the pics. The tail bag is from my beloved and now sold R1200RT, a bit of history for the new ride and works perfect. I removed the side case rack and the fugly hand guards, looks cleaner to me.

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 08:43:14 PM »
Thanks,   I also need to remove the case frames.

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 01:45:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by zei220 [+]
Thanks,   I also need to remove the case frames.

You can use the bolts from the case frame to plug the holes in the frame & under the seat handle but they will be silver. I bought black replacement bolts (looks nicer imho)
(2) 8mm x 50 mm metric button bolts for under the seat handle.
(2) 8mm x 16 mm metric button bolts for the frame.
whole job takes about 10 minutes. You'll need a torx socket or allen  to remove the factory bolts and metric socket or allen  to put on the replacements.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2016, 01:49:11 AM by Ant »

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 09:07:47 AM »
Welcome Ant  :400:


*Originally Posted by Ant [+]
8 more horsepower than the white ones I was told
They lied. Because the white ones are better / faster and thus more popular they have to talk up the red ones to shift them  :001:


What bar risers did you get ? I've been thinking that it was the seat that made me move forward all the time but I'm now more inclined to think it's cos my little arms can't reach properly (I'm 5'10" too  :034:) and I subconsciously drift forward

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 10:15:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jockser [+]
Welcome Ant  :400:

They lied. Because the white ones are better / faster and thus more popular they have to talk up the red ones to shift them  :001:


What bar risers did you get ? I've been thinking that it was the seat that made me move forward all the time but I'm now more inclined to think it's cos my little arms can't reach properly (I'm 5'10" too  :034:) and I subconsciously drift forward

Bought these from Twisted Throttle. Takes about 5 minutes to install and then about 4 hours to adjust to the perfect setting if you have OCD  :034: 
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-handlebar-risers-for-bmw-s1000xr-15-16-silver-20mm
Red XR's can wheelie in neutral.

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Re: New member from California
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 12:26:23 PM »
Thanks for the link  :821:
Luckily I don't have OCD !