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Accessories, Mods, and Appearance / Re: Centre stand removal
« Last post by chip0704 on Today at 03:00:04 AM »
I realize this is an old post, but I'm considering removing the center stand on my XR once I get it.  Was this issued solved?  What to do with the open hole left when the stand is removed?
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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Insurance Rates in USA
« Last post by chip0704 on Today at 12:56:52 AM »
I ended up going with GEICO.  Although they pulled another fast one at the end.  My original quote was for a 2019 XR for $333.  I ended up buying a leftover 2018.  GEICO charged me $70 more for the 2018 because "they have more data on that model."  So I dropped the underinsured and uninsured coverage, although I need to research more what health insurance actually covers.  Why pay twice?
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Last post by rmh999 on Yesterday at 10:53:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by wilbert [+]
Whilst killing time waiting for my bike to be fixed at the dealers I had a look round the new bikes they had in stock. Interesting to see that none of the XRs were shod with T30's but had Pirelli Rossos on instead.


My 2016 came with Pirelli Rosso`s - interesting as its was an ex-demo bike
So do they (dealer or BMW) put sporty / sticky tyres on the demo bikes to inspire confidence and then you buy and get the cheap rubbish option ?

Had about 1000 miles on the bike so would not have "needed" to be changed....and did  nto look new

Just had the front replace and stuck with the Pirelli`s - although there is a newer version I got a deal on the same older version and fitted same day...
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Last post by Markymark11 on Yesterday at 10:48:45 PM »
See mine had rosso's on and they were done at 3000 miles and really hard to hold a line in a corner. Replaced with Mich Road 5's, 4k miles ago and only just past half worn and corners like a dream - I expect 6k or 7k which will be great. The T30's on the Versys 1000 were actually really good - just shows how different we all are on the same equipment lol  :002:
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Electrical, Lighting, and Wiring / Re: Rear brake wires
« Last post by GeekDroid on Yesterday at 10:36:18 PM »
Yes, exactly.  It has male and female connectors that snap into the factory connectors.  No cutting or splicing!!



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Tyres and Wheels / Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Last post by wilbert on Yesterday at 09:45:23 PM »
No idea. Only thing I know about the T30's were that they were average in the dry and shite in the wet. Glad to see the stock rubber has improved somewhat
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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Clutch Drag / other issues
« Last post by Bree on Yesterday at 09:12:54 PM »
 :047: :047: :047: Best description of the R nine T. I have yet heard.           
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Cant find Neutral
« Last post by Bree on Yesterday at 09:08:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Speedy [+]
Could it be that BMW did not do an adjustable clutch lever for this very reason?  Maybe they knew there was an issue with the cable stretching and wanted to keep a long pull.  Otherwise, why do you not include an adjustable lever to match the adjustable brake lever - it can't be more than a few dollars difference on the assembly line of a $20k bike.

Seems odd....

Is it only those of us with aftermarket adjustable levers that are having the problem?  Next time I ride I'll move mine out to the furthest setting and see if it makes a difference.


I do not think it has anything to do with the cable stretching. Its all to do with heat when the clutch is cold there is less play, so if you have play in the lever when cold, as soon as the clutch heats up that play gets bigger. So when you apply the lever to get into neutral the clutch is not fully engaged. Hence the difficulty in engaging neutral.
The tried and tested way is to reduce the lever play at cold to near zero. This then puts it at the accepted gap when the clutch is hot. I have adjustable levers and they work okay using this method....
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Last post by wessie on Yesterday at 08:48:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by wilbert [+]
Whilst killing time waiting for my bike to be fixed at the dealers I had a look round the new bikes they had in stock. Interesting to see that none of the XRs were shod with T30's but had Pirelli Rossos on instead.

the T31 has been out some time. Are T30 still made?

Also, the euro dipped against the yen earlier this year so maybe European sourced tyres became cheaper? BMW often uses Metzeler tyres (Z8 on my RS) which is a sister brand to Pirelli, so no surprise they have a batch in.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Cant find Neutral
« Last post by Speedy on Yesterday at 08:37:53 PM »
Could it be that BMW did not do an adjustable clutch lever for this very reason?  Maybe they knew there was an issue with the cable stretching and wanted to keep a long pull.  Otherwise, why do you not include an adjustable lever to match the adjustable brake lever - it can't be more than a few dollars difference on the assembly line of a $20k bike.

Seems odd....

Is it only those of us with aftermarket adjustable levers that are having the problem?  Next time I ride I'll move mine out to the furthest setting and see if it makes a difference.
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