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Old 04-22-2012, 07:17 AM   #46
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Thanks for the follow-up report on your great bike. Got a few pics to share with us?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #47
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Thanks for the follow-up report on your great bike. Got a few pics to share with us?
I have very few pictures of this run.


NRS at Abilene, TX HD stealership


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Old 05-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #48
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Wicked Update on the NRS

Not having done much to the NRS as of late I thought I might show you what I did with the NRS. A nice "test" road trip in TX:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792837

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Old 05-22-2012, 05:20 AM   #49
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Hell, most of ADV isn't even pro-Harley, regardless of the model.

Any bike is a great bike as long as it brings you smiles.

I'd love to see what that V-Rod motor would do in an XR1200 frame.
I'd love to see what Eric Buell could do with a V-rod motor.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #50
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I'd love to see what Eric Buell could do with a V-rod motor.
We've been waiting for someone to do something decent with that great motor.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #51
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Thanks for the follow-up report on your great bike. Got a few pics to share with us?
Best picture to have of ones bike, on the road!


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Old 05-23-2012, 07:28 AM   #52
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I love the way it can support an entire helicopter landing on the hand grip.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #53
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I love the way it can support an entire helicopter landing on the hand grip.
Figured out why H-D stuff is so heavy, eh? OVERBUILT!

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #54
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Figured out why H-D stuff is so heavy, eh? OVERBUILT!


they are,

in 2007 one of my buddies knocked my bike over with his benz, (i parked my bike way out of the way and he still managed to hit it,) and it fell on the right side. the lower pipe had a slight scratch, and the front brake lever took the impact and bent 180 degrees, the rubber throttle grip had a scuff at the end . i cut the lever at the bend and rode for around 3 weeks with about 2 inches of front brake lever. replaced the lever for around 40 bucks.

all is good
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #55
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Question 2012 NRS tire wear

I have 8.5k on my 2012 NRS and I have noted a strange tire wear behavior. It seems that the stock Scorchers, no burn outs just highway millage and commuting, seem to wear slightly more in the front than the rear.

I know I am due for a new set of tires but this is the first bikeI have ever owned that wore the front tire slightly faster than the rear. Most of the time, have owned just about every brand of bike and tire, one uses two rear tires to one front. Just as a FYI, I run 36psi F and 42psi R.

The question now is, is this due to the bike or my riding habits? The tire are wearing even and there is no other visible wear save the wear indicators are coming more and more into view.

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #56
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Possibly rider habit? I say that only because I have heard from a couple different people with either the XR like you have or the XR1200X that they burn through fronts faster than the rear. Maybe from more spirited riding with a heavier bike?

Either way, 8.5K sounds good to me. My little ex500 needs a rear tire between 3-5K miles.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #57
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Eek Front v.s. Rear wear

Did a bit more research and found out that it is a "trait" of the V-Rods to use F and R tires in a 1:1 ratio. Given that one keeps up with the tire pressure it does not seem to matter how spirited the rider is the F and R wear together: also given that no burn outs are done.

Oh well, I guess it will be a set at a time. This time I will go for the Pirelli Night Dragons. The stock Scorchers are good but the Night Dragons are supposedly way better; also I refuse to pay a stealership $300 for one rear tire when I can get a set of Pirellies for the same price.

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #58
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Thumb Pirelli v.s. Scorcher

Well, the stock Scorcher's lasted to 11,500 miles. They gave me very good service and are not a bad tire; save the cost of obtaining them at the stealership. After a lot of reading and searching I settled on a set of Pirelli Night Dragons.

That was one of the best tire choices I made since the Pilot Road 2's for my XR. The Pirelli tires are not only a lot better in corners, they also absorb a lot more of the bumps and jolts of TX roads. Riding the NRS over the same roads I take to work every day I noted a big difference in the way bumps and corners are handled by the bike. Missing are the back killing jolts from swollen road seams; they are more like bumps now instead of "out of the seat lifting" jolts.

Now if the mileage is as good as they where on the Scorchers I will have found my tire for the NRS. In two weeks the NRS will go on a 3 to 4k trip and it will show how they hold up.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #59
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Good thread !

Rudolph, thanks for keeping your thread going. I really appreciate it. It is enjoyable and informative !!!

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Old 08-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #60
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Good to see you still like putting some serious miles on her, please continue the updates.

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