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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Keyfob Question
« Last post by bobdave on Today at 04:29:51 pm »
Unless I'm going abroad or away for a few days I leave my spare key at home and if I need it I will call the wife and get her to bring it out to me. If I take it out with me all the time I'm sure I'll loose it!
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Agreed - good question Andy  :762:
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*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
I strap a 30L kreiga to the frontof the topbox (I have the same one) on the pillion seat, so the weight is lower and forward of the axle. Works quite well, apart from I can't then sit on the rear seat to stretch my legs :-)

Cheers

I suppose I could take the tent out and fasten it to the rear seat to spread the weight..  :084:
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*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
I'd be careful weight wise, I took home 2x12 cans of monsters (don't ask  :008:) the other day in my top box with no panniers to balance out the weight and the bike handled super top heavy, not too bad when you're going but at slow speed it wanted to tip over so bad and was very sensitive to steering input.
What does that weigh?  Like 12 kg?  I carry a 20 liter Kriega back there that is just under 7 kg on pretty much every ride (mostly tools, GS911, spare gloves and a rain liner).
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I strap a 30L kreiga to the frontof the topbox (I have the same one) on the pillion seat, so the weight is lower and forward of the axle. Works quite well, apart from I can't then sit on the rear seat to stretch my legs :-)

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Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Re: M sport seat Gen II S1000XR
« Last post by lieu910 on Today at 01:25:45 pm »
SOLD
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Chasing my mate around the Alps on his R1200RS is what made my buy they 1290 Super Adventure.

It just sounds like you are riding the XR like a hooligan, where the Boxer motor just wafts out of the corner.  I love it but it makes you quite conspicuous compared to the BMW. It's spin upto hairpin brake down into 1st drive out shift into 2nd and rinse and repeat. Lots of fun but quite tiring on long days. Where the boxer or LC8 engine is just 2nd gear wafting.

Again not criticising the XR, just different character.

 
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*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
I'd be careful weight wise, I took home 2x12 cans of monsters (don't ask  :008:) the other day in my top box with no panniers to balance out the weight and the bike handled super top heavy, not too bad when you're going but at slow speed it wanted to tip over so bad and was very sensitive to steering input.

Only 2 packs of 12  :187: You need a bigger top box..  :008:
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Events, Meets, and Ride Outs / Re: West Coast meet?
« Last post by Becksy on Today at 12:45:24 pm »
Have you had a look at the members map? Shows a few down your way.
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*Originally Posted by garyculb [+]

In the mountain twisty’s the BMW 1250’s definitely have an advantage. The bike can be in a single gear and they plow right through the turns. The XR requires allot of shifting. Thankfully, the bike has shift assist pro.



Having switched to a 1250RS this year I most definitely concur.
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