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New Member Introductions / Re: RR to XR
« Last post by Winger on Today at 07:19:04 AM »
Bagster system for me with several bikes in use means I can use one tank bag that I can swap between them, that can be zipped up or down size wise depending on how much kit you want to carry  :001:, best of all when fuelling up just un-clip the rear one ones and flip the bag up rather than the hassle of taking it off and putting down on some skanky garage forcourt.
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New Member Introductions / Re: RR to XR
« Last post by bazzer on Today at 07:11:01 AM »
Do SW Motech still do a powered version of the mounting ring? I have the previous version and it provides power inside the bag.

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Clunking Noise Under Bike
« Last post by lospsi on Today at 05:10:35 AM »
I cheched the centerstand, although it can bounce it has rubber stops and the noise is different. Maybe the exhaust servo mechanism/cables do that, as you point out...
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New Member Introductions / Re: RR to XR
« Last post by JerryG on Today at 02:23:40 AM »
Welcome!

Tank bag recommendation: SW-Motech Pro Daypack Tank Bag. The Pro version just came out last fall. Unlike previous versions, the bag can be adjusted forward and backward as needed by loosening four bolts on the underside, sliding the upper ring forward or back, and retightening the four bolts. With this adjustability, I can easily move it back and forth between my RR and my XR. See pics.

Grip Pads and Tank Protection: I've had both Stomp Grips and TechSpec; I prefer TechSpec. The XR Techspec set came with a matching tank pad that I didn't use; instead, I used a faux carbon fiber tank protector that covered more area and looked good with my CF components. See pics.

M Chain: I have 9130 miles (14,700 km) on my M Chain so I'm still thousands of miles from knowing how this chain will ultimately perform (my RR regular chain lasted until 18,000 miles (29,000 km)). I have noticed that after three tire changes, the mark I use for setting the M Chain's tension has not moved at all, i.e., the chain length has not increased at all so far. Be aware that the owner's manual has a different take than the PR release, it says: "The low-maintenance drive chain is cleaned and lubricated in the course of the annual service interval. In the interest of an optimum service life, the low-maintenance chain can be additionally relubricated using a chain lubricant suitable for low-maintenance chains." Given this, I still apply a light coating of dry Teflon chain lub after every full day of riding.

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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Gen 2 seat comfort comparison
« Last post by JerryG on Today at 01:49:00 AM »
My 2021 came with the low suspension and low seat. I found the low seat to be unacceptably harsh. I bought a comfort seat and I found that to also not be quite enough. I had 3/4" of memory foam added to the comfort seat. Note: This was be done without having to make a new cover; the OEM cover is removed, 3/4" memory foam is added on top of the comfort seat's foam, and the OEM cover is reinstalled. I just completed a 2440 mile ride on this seat and found it to acceptable 95% of the time. If you like the low seat height, I recommend you add 3/4" of memory foam to it and see if that works. Adding the memory foam does not increase the height noticeably.
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*Originally Posted by wood [+]
This science project is detailed - thanks.

One BIG QUESTION - this talks about pairing headset to TFT, Headset to NAV, Phone to TFT, Phone to NAV and then pilot to passenger or possibly another bike (headset to headset).  Running most things through the TFT - does this affect the volume when talking with someone else?

We wear earplugs to save our remaining hearing.  Garmin NAV audio is booming; but helmet to helmet is much quieter.  Manufacturer (Nolan) says that the NAV will take a priority audio channel and the helmets will take something lower in the stack = hence the volume being lower.

Worried about TFT dropping audio volume.  Any input?

Thanks

My Garmin Nav audio was booming too until I selected "Volume" on the "Where To" & "ViewMap" Screen and then I adjusted the Master Volume down to 60.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Newbie arrived.
« Last post by otrp on Today at 01:20:20 AM »
Welcome.   :002:
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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Seat hight
« Last post by smithy on Today at 12:36:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by Raf [+]
Thanks for the prompt replies, the dealer it came from said it was all standard seat and hight wise. Just wondered if a previous owner had fitted a lower seat, not a huge problem but I would like my knees to be not quite as bent when riding. When stood both my feet are flat on the floor with a bit to spare.

Are you able to post a pic of the bike..?? A lowered one will be obvious.

Smithy.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Clunking Noise Under Bike
« Last post by smithy on Today at 12:32:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by Molsal [+]
Mine also clunks, usually at low speed with balanced throttle or very light power application.

I suspect this is more of a fueling/mapping/emmisions/Euro-5 issue rather than a chain and/or centerstand issue. A proper map and decat exhaust will sort it instantly.

Smithy.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Clunking Noise Under Bike
« Last post by smithy on Today at 12:25:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by lospsi [+]
Clunky noise here too, occasionally on harsh bumps. Checked chain tension, centerstand and undertray for loose bolts but everything seems OK. I guess the chain does it as the amount of freeplay is quite big from factory.

Unless the chain can actually hit the swingarm at full deflection, it's highly unlikely to be the chain. My center stand bounces up and down a little when going over speed humps etc...You can eliminate as the issue it by zip tying it up in place to stop it moving. If it still does it, it's not the center stand.

Smithy.
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