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Old 09-14-2009, 04:26 AM   #91
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2400 miles 5 days. Tucson AZ. to Allentown Pa. 50lbs. luggage. Stock shocks. 190lb 62yo rider. About 3000 miles now on return trip. About 8000 miles on bike. 80 to 90mph 4500 to 5000 rpm. all day. No problems. Changed oils and filter only. Real road warrior. Great bike. Racer07 P.S. About 450 to 500 miles per day.
I need to know. Why Allentown?

I never made it to Tuscon. I've been to Phoenix, Flagstaff, Williams, Mesa, and Scottsdale AZ. Arizona is up there with Texas and Colorado as my favorite states I have visited.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:56 PM   #92
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I need to know. Why Allentown?

I never made it to Tuscon. I've been to Phoenix, Flagstaff, Williams, Mesa, and Scottsdale AZ. Arizona is up there with Texas and Colorado as my favorite states I have visited.
Went too visit a favorite aunt whose getting up there in years(81yo). Also went down to WV. to look up a friend I served with in the Army in 1967-68. Found him too! After 41 years. Way kool. Well worth the ride. I'm in Dalhart TX. with 4500 miles rhis trip. 8900 total miles on the bike. Earlier today in Kansas I spent some time in the 100-110mph zone passing strings of trucks. Tough bike. I think I'll keep it. CEEEYAAAA Racer07
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:21 AM   #93
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Went too visit a favorite aunt whose getting up there in years(81yo). Also went down to WV. to look up a friend I served with in the Army in 1967-68. Found him too! After 41 years. Way kool. Well worth the ride. I'm in Dalhart TX. with 4500 miles rhis trip. 8900 total miles on the bike. Earlier today in Kansas I spent some time in the 100-110mph zone passing strings of trucks. Tough bike. I think I'll keep it. CEEEYAAAA Racer07
Cool. I work for Allentown, so let me know if you ever need her looked on or if she needs anything from the PD.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:16 AM   #94
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Bones,

How does the handling compare with the Uly? (I really like Uly )

I was at the dealership Saturday and they offered me a test ride on the XR.

I declined due to lack of funds on my part.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #95
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Bones,

How does the handling compare with the Uly? (I really like Uly )

I was at the dealership Saturday and they offered me a test ride on the XR.

I declined due to lack of funds on my part.

Different than the Uly in some ways, but it has all I loved about the Uly and none of what I didn't love about it.

Handling wise, it turns great, great front end feel, great brakes, nimble in turning, but stable in turns, feels like it has more down low torque and plenty of top end...it actually feels more powerful than the Uly (despite a spec sheet that says otherwise). Less room for luggage and more limited tank range...but not by much. Much better quiet air than the Uly. Less tall than the Uly. Ergos, for me, are actually just as good. The Uly would wheelie very easily...the XR, not so much...different wheel base and weight distribution. For real world riding, I don't feel like the XR is a compromise in terms of riding fast in the twisties, though it is tough to beat the Uly for that.


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Old 09-17-2009, 09:24 AM   #96
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Thank you.

I am glad you are enjoying your new bike.

Can't wait until your next RR.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:24 AM   #97
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Saw this on Killboy and wondered if it is anyone from around here?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LxZ4Mi3rR3...h/img_6950.jpg

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:53 PM   #98
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Saw this on Killboy and wondered if it is anyone from around here?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LxZ4Mi3rR3...h/img_6950.jpg

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Could be anybody...?!

The bike in the photo is not an XR1200, but an orange Sportster with XR styling. I saw one at the dealer like that and did a double-take.

'sides, XR1200 gets leaned over way more than that.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:11 PM   #99
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Any latest news on how the XR is going?

We have a new upgraded model in Aus now.

The XR1200X, comes with fully adjustable suspension and what look to be new discs.

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Old 10-22-2009, 05:45 AM   #100
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Any latest news on how the XR is going?

We have a new upgraded model in Aus now.

The XR1200X, comes with fully adjustable suspension and what look to be new discs.

Now THAT is nice!
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:53 PM   #101
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Any latest news on how the XR is going?
I got one. 4 mo and 5 k. Maybe a lemon law candidate. First HD ever, never had so many problems with a bike in 30 years.

It is fun to ride though..... Ummm, when it's not in the shop.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:21 PM   #102
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Any latest news on how the XR is going?

We have a new upgraded model in Aus now.

The XR1200X, comes with fully adjustable suspension and what look to be new discs.

Why don't they put the pipes on the same side as the exhaust ports?
The pipes look dumb. Do them like the XR750.
Put on two front heads and two throttle bodies while your at it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:44 PM   #103
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Any latest news on how the XR is going?

We have a new upgraded model in Aus now.

The XR1200X, comes with fully adjustable suspension and what look to be new discs.



Lewi,

It is going great. See my ride report "Stroking Virginia...(and she liked it)" for some details.

It now has a bit over 3,500 miles, and is ready to be put away for the season. Those miles were put on in the month after purchase, give or take a few days.

My upgrades included the shocks pictured in what you posted. I ended up taking them off and selling them because they were way oversprung for me....but I only weigh 140 lbs. The stock shocks on the '09's were said to be undersprung. May be true if you weigh 190 lbs or more, but not for us small guys. I also put on a Remus exhaust and had the bike remapped for that, and it is great. Love the bike.



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Old 10-22-2009, 06:52 PM   #104
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Why don't they put the pipes on the same side as the exhaust ports?
The pipes look dumb. Do them like the XR750.
Put on two front heads and two throttle bodies while your at it.
x2. i've commented to someone i know who has an xr the same.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:05 PM   #105
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Lewi,

It is going great. See my ride report "Stroking Virginia...(and she liked it)" for some details.

It now has a bit over 3,500 miles, and is ready to be put away for the season. Those miles were put on in the month after purchase, give or take a few days.

My upgrades included the shocks pictured in what you posted. I ended up taking them off and selling them because they were way oversprung for me....but I only weigh 140 lbs. The stock shocks on the '09's were said to be undersprung. May be true if you weigh 190 lbs or more, but not for us small guys. I also put on a Remus exhaust and had the bike remapped for that, and it is great. Love the bike.



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Thanks Bones will have a look.
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