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Offline Winkie

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Greetings from Bangkok
« on: June 22, 2015, 08:02:02 AM »
Hi All

Greetings from Bangkok

Ordered a red XR back in March.  Cancelled ordered last week, and then re-ordered again from different dealer (first dealer truly sucked!),  Am expecting to take delivery of my bike on August 1st (original dealer was quoting my early October!).

Really looking forward to receiving this bike, even those we will be mid-Rainy Season by then.

Not sure if I am the first from Thailand on this forum.  To my knowledge, at time of ordering, I was No.11 in Thailand, and only 30 will be imported this year (I understand that not all 30 have yet been sold).

Have also ordered Panniers/Top Box, Liners, engine Bars and Nav V, already warned that I will have to wait a while for the Panniers and Top Box to arrive.  Nav V already in stock in Thailand.

To say I am a little excited about the arrival of this bike would be quite an understatement, am watching (on a different forum) all the reports of those taking delivery around the world in the last 2 weeks or so.  Quite envious at this stage.

Handlebar vibes reports do not worry me too much (Although wish they were not present), however, there seems to be at 4 bikes so far that veer to the tight side, when ridden hands-free, don't like the sound of this report too much.

That's all for now, nice to meet you all

Winkie  :001:

 

Offline grnmtvt

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 03:15:52 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Like you, lots of people are waiting for their bikes to arrive.  A few of have gotten lucky and managed to get our bikes a little sooner.  You are going to love this bike once you get on it.  The vibration isn't really a big problem for me.  Most bikes have some type of vibration and it hasn't taken any of the pleasure of riding it away.  Some people have discussed the drifting to the right but no matter how I've tried to find that with my bike it's not there for whatever the reason.
Been raining here a lot lately and "rain" mode has made riding in the rain much less of a problem. 
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Offline Winkie

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 03:35:57 AM »
Thanks for the welcome Grnmtvt

I count myself amongst the lucky ones, as my original delivery date was early October, so early August is fine.

I'm sure the vibes will not worry me too, am currently riding a Ducati which has the odd vibe or 2 also.  Glad to hear that you cannot detect the right-side veer, good to know.

Enjoy your new toy!

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015, 05:31:22 AM »
Welcome to the forums, good to see this bike making it's debut in other parts of the world.

Do not worry too much about the engine vibes, to me they are way over blown and not the nasty deep harmonics you get from some cruisers and badly balanced motors. At just shy of 600 miles, I do not even notice much anymore and had a nice long ride today with my butt in the seat for almost three hours, too bad it gets dark here... You will absolutely love the Nav V, hope you get the GPS prep as it makes this bike and the data it maintains a major bonus in my book, even tells you things like how many times you applied the front and rear brakes  :008: Too many years riding dirt and I see a pattern in my riding that needed addressing, get off the rear brake and get to using that front brake more often  :430:

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 07:31:49 AM »
 :305: Welcome Winkie.....hope that you get her on the day you say....sounds like you'll be in rain mode most of the year being in Bangkok!......Enjoy the forum...I hope you find the postings useful to you. Ride safe... :028:
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Offline Winkie

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 07:59:39 AM »
Hi Robbie and Fasttrak

Thanks also for the welcomes.  What a polite bunch you all are!  Maybe that's a civilized BMW thing, I am not sure as this will be my first ever BMW.

Yes, rain mode will certainly be engaged for most of the time, at least until October anyway, then the cool season arrives, and this is by far the best time for riding.  Already have some trips planned, will be riding down to Kuala Lumpur for the Moto GP, and for sure will be riding up to Chiang Mai again before the year end.  This bike is going to love those roads. Oh, there I go again, day-dreaming!  Wake up... Wake UP!!!!

Back to reality....

Anyway, nice to chat with you guys.

Take care all

Winkie  :001:


 


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