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Offline Detritus

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Suits me Sir!!
« on: July 13, 2016, 06:53:45 PM »
Bought the XR to compete in the International Police Rally in Liege in May. Probably too much bike for the task but an absolute hoot all the same. Even won a cup😀

Still trying to work out what the the Rain and Road modes are for and have solved the 4500 - 5500 rpm vibration problem with a little help from a BMW specialist.

Now done 3500 miles and planning to take it to St Petersburgh in September.
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space 😈

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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 12:20:41 PM »
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*Originally Posted by Detritus [+]
Still trying to work out what the the Rain and Road modes are for
Us oul fellas what have come from boxer twins  :164:


*Originally Posted by Detritus [+]
have solved the 4500 - 5500 rpm vibration problem with a little help from a BMW specialist.
Do tell....

Offline Detritus

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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 12:32:55 PM »
It appears that it was very simple. BMW needed something on the dial between 0 and 7000 rpm, you're not actually expected to ride it in that range😂😂😂😂
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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 08:46:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Detritus [+]
It appears that it was very simple. BMW needed something on the dial between 0 and 7000 rpm, you're not actually expected to ride it in that range😂😂😂😂

so whats that mean?
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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 10:13:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mta1000XR [+]
so whats that mean?

seems straightforward to me - keep the revs over 7000 and you will not get the nasty vibrations

as someone else has said above, many people come to the XR from a boxer twin. Some then ride the XR like a twin using high gears and keeping the revs at 5k, exactly where the vibrations come.

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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 10:44:52 PM »
Lol thats what i was afraid you'd say lol
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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 11:01:30 PM »
I need to get me along to one of these BMW specialist training courses!
I need to return some videotapes.

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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 11:11:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman [+]
I need to get me along to one of these BMW specialist training courses!

I think it is more an Italian method of riding/driving. Select the lowest gear possible that does not end in the engine seizing. Comes from their early years, riding 50cc 2 strokes and driving Fiat Pandas.

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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 12:45:01 AM »
Hello and welcome to the forum.   :002:

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Re: Suits me Sir!!
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 11:04:26 AM »
I have used another solution. Between 4500 & 5500, I ride hands free. With my feet off of the pegs. I can also eat my sandwiches at this point, and quaff on can of lager. So have never felt these so called Vibes.   :002: :002:
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