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Old 11-01-2011, 06:46 PM   #256
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Do it! I just took mine on a 3200 mile summer run. With a 38 tooth primary you will have a capable sport tourer; bit short legged but nothing creative farkling can not fix.


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Sweet! What's the rack setup?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #257
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #258
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:24 AM   #259
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Hello all I have been lurking here for a while. I am jonesing for an XR. I have a bagger and would like something a little sportier. I would probably have to lower the pegs and maybe get a new seat. I dont think I would tour on it just tear around and commute. I had a 04 Sporty and loved it. The bagger is great but.... should I pull the trigger??
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:37 AM   #260
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Hello all I have been lurking here for a while. I am jonesing for an XR. I have a bagger and would like something a little sportier. I would probably have to lower the pegs and maybe get a new seat. I dont think I would tour on it just tear around and commute. I had a 04 Sporty and loved it. The bagger is great but.... should I pull the trigger??
Not sure how tall you are. I am 5'10" and the seat peg relationship is great. My 68 year old riding buddy has put 20k touring miles on his XR in about 6 months. Florida to Texas and back numerous times plus Forida to Canada via the long way. Mine is very comfortable for me too. Freakin' awesome bike. Barry
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:04 AM   #261
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Hello all I have been lurking here for a while. I am jonesing for an XR. I have a bagger and would like something a little sportier. I would probably have to lower the pegs and maybe get a new seat. I dont think I would tour on it just tear around and commute. I had a 04 Sporty and loved it. The bagger is great but.... should I pull the trigger??

YES. Instead of lowering the pegs, build the seat up and put 2" Bar risers on it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #262
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The main problem is that I am fairly upside down in the bagger. I am goin to a stealership today where they have two on the floor. One of them with the VH exhaust and a race tail. Maybe they would giive me a little play if I ordered a NEW XR 1200X? I love the look of the bike and its simplicity.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:20 PM   #263
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The main problem is that I am fairly upside down in the bagger. I am goin to a stealership today where they have two on the floor. One of them with the VH exhaust and a race tail. Maybe they would giive me a little play if I ordered a NEW XR 1200X? I love the look of the bike and its simplicity.
Buying one they have on the floor is going to get you a better deal. Nothing has change between the 2011 and 2012 models. Even the Colors stayed the same.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:35 PM   #264
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Sweet! What's the rack setup?
The rack on my XR is a Ventura rack. Works like a charm; use the tall rack with a gas can mount vertical or horizontal depending on my load out.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:08 PM   #265
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The rack on my XR is a Ventura rack. Works like a charm; use the tall rack with a gas can mount vertical or horizontal depending on my load out.
Excellent! That's the system I'm thinking about buying.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:00 AM   #266
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Buying one they have on the floor is going to get you a better deal. Nothing has change between the 2011 and 2012 models. Even the Colors stayed the same.
Definitely agree with that. They will be motivated to sell what they own. The V & H's and race tail are very desirable for me. You should ask for the original exhaust system and factory take off parts too. I just have to say that the Vance and Hines with the V & H fuel pak is a perfect combination on my bike.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:03 AM   #267
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Do it! I just took mine on a 3200 mile summer run. With a 38 tooth primary you will have a capable sport tourer; bit short legged but nothing creative farkling can not fix.


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Love the Ventura rack system. I had one on another bike and it just works. I do wish they made their bags waterproof though. Can you tell me more about the 38 tooth primary setup? I'm curious how much it cost and degree of difficulty to install. I turn about 4k at 70 mph. How much difference in rpm did it make for you? Thanks, Barry
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Love the Ventura rack system. I had one on another bike and it just works. I do wish they made their bags waterproof though. Can you tell me more about the 38 tooth primary setup? I'm curious how much it cost and degree of difficulty to install. I turn about 4k at 70 mph. How much difference in rpm did it make for you? Thanks, Barry
I do not use the Ventura bags so I can not comment. I use various tried and true Chase Harper bags.

The 38 tooth primary conversion is easy. It is around $100 and is a hours worth of work. I droped around 500 rpms but the main gain is more top end with very little bottom end loss. The conversion is called "Scottie's mod" and you can read about it at

http://www.xr1200ownersgroup.com/sit...ures-%2A%2A%2A

It feels like my XR gained a 6th great. Besides the interstate I rode the whole ride in 4th without any issues or to high of rpms. Best farkle I made on the XR!
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:09 PM   #269
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The stock engine sprocket on the XR is a 34 tooth. So, 38 divided by 34 equals 1.117. 4500 RPM would drop to about 4028 RPM. Of coarse, you also loose about 12 percent torque at the rear wheel. When I first bought an XB1200S, the first thing I did was to put a 34 tooth sprocket in. The 900's came with a 34. (as does the 883's). Oh, and I donot want less power.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:35 AM   #270
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I do not use the Ventura bags so I can not comment. I use various tried and true Chase Harper bags.

The 38 tooth primary conversion is easy. It is around $100 and is a hours worth of work. I droped around 500 rpms but the main gain is more top end with very little bottom end loss. The conversion is called "Scottie's mod" and you can read about it at

http://www.xr1200ownersgroup.com/sit...ures-%2A%2A%2A

It feels like my XR gained a 6th great. Besides the interstate I rode the whole ride in 4th without any issues or to high of rpms. Best farkle I made on the XR!
Thank you. I'm thinking this is a must do for me. I bet the front tire will still catch some nice air after.
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