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Offline GregKingston

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Better late than never
« on: December 12, 2016, 10:29:46 PM »
I'm a bit slow joining - I've had my XR since the middle of last year. I've taken her to the Peak District, Wales and Swiss & French Alps  so far, with Austrian Alps planned for next year. I've put 7,000 miles on her so far. Ambitiously me and a mate (on a Triumph Explorer) are planning to ride to Nordkapp and back in 2018.

Previous bike was an Aprilia Caponord 1200 and then an Aprilia Shiver 750 before that. I'm a firm believer that the best bike you'll ever own is the next one you want to buy, but the XR is doing a very good job at the moment. I'm a keen photographer, and shamelessly take photos of the XR whenever I'm out and about.

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 06:40:05 AM »
Welcome.  The XR would be a hoot in the Swiss Alps and the Peak district, for sure!

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 08:32:31 AM »

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 09:25:30 PM »
 :400: Nice YouTube edit of your Alps trip  :062:
“Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 05:18:34 AM »
I recognise Furka, Grimsel and Susten - the XR would be fantastic there.

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Great vid, thanks.


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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2016, 04:22:31 PM »
1st photo Dunwich car park, near the sea Greg??

Offline GregKingston

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2016, 04:27:14 PM »
Absolutely! Great bit of coast and some nice rides around that area. I only live 30 minutes or so away.

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2016, 04:31:56 PM »
yes it's a lovely area, I was born in Dunwich....many moons ago :002:
Now live in another fine area....Peak District just above Sheffield

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 08:25:44 PM »
hi...im new to forums and usless on lap tops too....how do i post messages to everyone lol.
im Chris from uk and  just put deposit down for xr. im a new rider and its my second bike only but test riden 1or 2.
hope my jump from my 650 vercy to my bm isnt too quick ?
past my test via a direct access course never riding anything small other than a 125cc on my direct access.
Any advice of any members would be invaluble.
ps....All the riding modes have me a little bit confused!!!

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 01:54:37 PM »
hi...im new to forums and usless on lap tops too....how do i post messages to everyone lol.

Well you've already done it lol  :008:

However what you have done is "replied" on a topic when in this instance you probably should have started your own topic. So basically the process is more or less the same but instead of clicking on the "Reply" button you should have clicked on "New Topic" instead.

What you need to do is read the FAQs in the Help pages here:

https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/page,faq_index.html

You need the one entitled "How to Post a New Topic

Once you've read that have a practice in the Post Practice Board  It's there just so that you can practice, and no one will be bothered if you make any mistakes etc  :038:

Hope that helps  :028:

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