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Offline Troppo

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Farewell R. Hello XR.
on: August 24, 2016, 10:08:02 AM
Well, today was the day.

My trusty R and I departed....




...and the XR and I arrived....





I spent the afternoon removing the scaffolding from the rear and installing a SW motech tank ring for my trusty daypack bag.





Impressions....(after 5 km  :018:):

Wonderful! 

Vibration is probably 80% less than every other XR I have ridden.  None through the pegs or seat.  Very slight through the bars.

Bike was built in March 2016.

And...before some smart arse comments  :164:....yes, it is a "standard" suspension model.....

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Last Edit: August 24, 2016, 10:14:32 AM by Troppo

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Offline Gatsoburner

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 04:08:25 PM
 :152:, excellent colour and agree the bike is wonderful, just struggle getting out on it enough, mines been laid up for almost a week now due to work... :157:
I hope the vibes have been fettled and the medicine they used rolls down to those that need it, my bar end purchase pretty much killed it off, still £40 spend on a 15 grand bike shouldn't be happening  :182:
Therapy...

You'll never see a motorbike parked outside a psychiatrists.

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Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 07:53:25 AM
Nice one, Troppo. :028:

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 08:30:47 AM
Thanks.

I installed HVMP bar ends today. 

BIG difference!   :028:

HVMP need to supply BMW.  A simple and very effective fix.
Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 08:32:23 AM by Troppo

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Offline Troppo

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 08:35:12 AM
Scrubbed the tyres today on my fav private race track, the Gillies Range.

Hit the soft rev limiter in 2nd....wooooooo  :007:

What a weapon...!. :020:

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Offline Flashman

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 12:42:39 PM
Happy new bike! If you think your new steed is fast, wait till you try a wicked white one.  :001:

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #6 on: August 25, 2016, 05:33:25 PM
BMW does have the parts - just put the GS bar ends on the XR.

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Offline damodici

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #7 on: August 26, 2016, 05:48:54 AM
*Originally Posted by skapan [+]
BMW does have the parts - just put the GS bar ends on the XR.

Do you know which GS bar ends?

would it be these? - http://www.rainbowbmw.com/BMWETK/Products/0A01_32060.php

part 32718526494

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 06:13:31 AM
Get the HVMP ones.  Probably cheaper... :002:

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Offline mahseve33

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Re: Farewell R. Hello XR.
Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 08:20:06 AM
*Originally Posted by Troppo [+]
Get the HVMP ones.  Probably cheaper... :002:

HVMP = £117 last I looked. BMW look  a bargain incomparison.
Anyone know the weight of the GS ones, off hand?

 



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