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Old 08-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #391
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Wheels but that is way too pricey for me. I have replaced stock pegs for Oberon and taken off the rear pegs.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #392
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Apparently, missing from the H-D line-up in 2013...


http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...torcycles.html


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Old 08-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #393
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They're fun touring bikes as long as you don't need too much range or to carry too much. If it had longer range, a hard luggage option, and some better fairing options, it would be great touring bike. I did get 178 miles on one tank.

I had mine for 1.5 years. It was my first Harley and won't be my last. I sold it because I just needed a more touring oriented motorcycle and also one that wasn't so damn beautiful. Honestly, it was almost like a museum piece for some reason, and I've never said that about any other bike I've owned. The bike just exudes style. The only thing I didn't like was the rear suspension. Granted I didn't upgrade the shocks, but that would have been my first move had I kept it. It needed more travel and less spring. And it will -never- handle like a Ducati no matter what you do to it, but it's equally fun to ride.

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:03 PM   #394
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Speaking if road hugging weight, where can thisbike shed some, the exhaust, the smog equipment .. where else.
it doesn't feel as heavy as they say it is.
I guess titanium everything would work- but I am not a billionaire.
and how has everyone set up the suspension?
I am 180lbs. I think it has to much compression damping built in or set up as is, but I only have 150 miles on it
It's not even started breaking in yet.

You can go to the Storz catalog to find hipo wave rotors lighter than stock. They also have wheels (spoke). A replacement swingarm would also bring weight down, since the stocker is cast.
Replacing the battery with a small one can take several Kg off the bike too.
http://www.storzperf.com/jpgs/page8.html

Really though, just ride the damn thing. If you wanted a 370lb super sport bike, you would have bought one.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:55 AM   #395
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Right - I did ride sport bikes and really wanted a more versatile set up, I was completely surprised at how much fun it is. I put 100 miles on it after work yesterday, it does not feel out of its element anywhere so far, but I have yet to sneak up a dirt road or something.
The XR is a real good moto. Harley haters have to ride it to believe.
I am going for a nice breakfast now, I hear of a nice cafe in Santa Barbara not to far from orange county :)
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #396
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I've got the stocker on there. It adds to the "road hugging weight".

Agree completely--I just want to drop some weight from the bike, not sound like something with apehangers. I've looked at the FMF slipons. Mellow, not a lot of bark.



This probably sounds a little OCD, but if I buy a system with two cans that have the manufacturer's logo plastered on it, I want the logo on just one can, not both, if at all. Not "Vance & Hines Vance & Hines" or "FMF FMF". Okay, yeah, maybe it's just me being weird. I'm sure I'll give some company's customer service fits. "Please delete the second logo so I don't pry it off and scratch the hell out of it."



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Old 09-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #397
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The XR is a real good moto. Harley haters have to ride it to believe.
glad you're enjoying it. It really is a cool bike. I'm glad I got one when I could. It's got a ton of personality. I did my first 800 mile weekend a few weeks ago. Aside from needing to figure out luggage (i.e., pry money out of my purse) it was flawless. It was the first really good mountain road ride and the bike was truly in its element. That team at HD knew what they were doing.

I can see this bike becoming an obsession, though. It's perfect the way it is, but...maybe a tweak here and there, some bolt-on goodies...

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I don't know why that bugs me, but it does. Sort of like the harleys that have "ride to live, live to ride" on every square inch of bolted on covers. Once will do, TYVM. Got the message. Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #398
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:lol3 :crash I don't know why that bugs me, but it does. Sort of like the harleys that have "ride to live, live to ride" on every square inch of bolted on covers. [I
Once will do, TYVM. Got the message. Thanks.[/I]
Sounds like a Pontiac G6 I had. I think it had at least 10 Pontiac emblems on it! I would have taken them off except that would have looked even worse the way they were in depressions, screwed, or sewn on.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #399
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Shoot.....

....my ole '97 Ducati Monster has "Ducati" stamped all over the bike. It must be visible in twenty-four spots.

Harley doesn't do "branding" any more than Ducati or Triumph.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #400
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Invert and swap mirror s works well, a bit weird at first and it does look cool.
Any ideas on removing the smog stuff?
Oh, last 3 tanks,132, 127, 130 and the gas low light goes on. That is okay by me.
the drz stumbles to reserve at 80-90miles
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #401
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Invert and swap mirror s works well, a bit weird at first and it does look cool.
Any ideas on removing the smog stuff?
Oh, last 3 tanks,132, 127, 130 and the gas low light goes on. That is okay by me.
the drz stumbles to reserve at 80-90miles
Got to 138 yesterday before the random fuel level light came on. Must've been mostly commuter riding (no happy fun ball) on that tank, some 2-up.

I did the mirror flip/swap, too. Works great for me; no problem with tank clearance, and I've got room to rotate the levers/pods down a bit. Took me about a week to get used to it after a lifetime of "normal" mirrors, but zero obstructions now. I used to have to tuck my arm/elbow in to get a look.

I'd really like to do a track day on the bike, so some frame sliders are probably first on the list...just in case.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #402
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where can i get torque specs?
in fact where do i get a service manual?
i was going to put frame sliders on (the front one from Sato Racing to protect the oil cooler) and i need the specs to the two front torx above the oil filter.
i looked everywhere and can not find it. are these the front motor isolator mount bolts? because 95-105 ft lbs seems a lot on a torx bolt- imagine if it slips yowza!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #403
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where can i get torque specs?
in fact where do i get a service manual?
i was going to put frame sliders on (the front one from Sato Racing to protect the oil cooler) and i need the specs to the two front torx above the oil filter.
i looked everywhere and can not find it. are these the front motor isolator mount bolts? because 95-105 ft lbs seems a lot on a torx bolt- imagine if it slips yowza!
have you asked around at the XR1200 Owner's group? You might get someone to give you the specs to get you by.

Let me know how you like the Sato kit...I'm looking at the Sato setup, too.



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Old 09-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #404
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I put axle sliders in this morning, easy 10 minutes. And sato. Racing shifter, nice tidy piece, much more precise and adjustable,
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #405
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I put axle sliders in this morning, easy 10 minutes. And sato. Racing shifter, nice tidy piece, much more precise and adjustable,
I'd love to see pics and hear more about the shifter!

I'll need a root canal this coming week...the expense delays the XR1200 goodies. I'm a full-time student juggling two part-time jobs so the upgrades aren't going to happen quickly.
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