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Old 07-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #856
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Thanks Danii. Will this work?

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The sundowner and mid controls really make this Sporty all day enjoyable. Next task is to find a better low tone horn.
You have to paste into the icon that looks like mountains above the edit frame.

The wife has a Sporty (883L), and I've lowered it another inch in the rear. . The Sundowner doesn't work on her bike, as it leaves a gap between the tank and the seat. We have a corbin, but are still using the stock seat. I put engine guards on it (which she has already used once ) after this pic.

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Old 07-08-2009, 01:02 PM   #857
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maybe this will work

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Old 07-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #858
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Congrats LoriKTM! How are you likng the XR? The suspension and seat woking ok for you?
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:12 PM   #859
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Congrats LoriKTM! How are you likng the XR? The suspension and seat woking ok for you?
The seat is ok, haven't done any high mileage (>250) days yet.
The rear shocks suck! Any little square-edge bump and it bucks me off the seat. I just haven't decided what to replace them with yet.

Other than that, I LOVE this bike! Stable at speed and in cross winds, gets great gas mileage, and oh-so-fun in the twisties. And that's just my morning commute.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:33 PM   #860
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The seat is ok, haven't done any high mileage (>250) days yet.
The rear shocks suck! Any little square-edge bump and it bucks me off the seat. I just haven't decided what to replace them with yet.

Other than that, I LOVE this bike! Stable at speed and in cross winds, gets great gas mileage, and oh-so-fun in the twisties. And that's just my morning commute.
I'd be looking at Progressive (440?) shocks. I had Works, but the Progressives have much better rebound control.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:11 PM   #861
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LoriKTM,

I know you say the rear shocks suck. I wonder how I would feel coming from an 02 XLH Hugger.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:24 AM   #862
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merc16,

I traded in an 05 1200R for my XR1200, and I agree the shocks could be better, but they are a big improvement from the Roadster. I really like the XR, great fun.

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Old 07-10-2009, 06:32 AM   #863
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What, no oil leak? You must've taken this picture after the engine got cold and you pushed it just a few feet forward =)



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Old 07-10-2009, 12:54 PM   #864
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no leaks

It doesn't leak. That's the way she is.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:18 PM   #865
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merc16,

I traded in an 05 1200R for my XR1200, and I agree the shocks could be better, but they are a big improvement from the Roadster. I really like the XR, great fun.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:26 PM   #866
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Thanks,(fun to shoot too!) same to you.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:07 AM   #867
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Can you post a pic of your XR?
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:09 AM   #868
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I will as soon as I can figure out how to post a picture !
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #869
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Here is one from last week, taken at Hatcher Pass.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:45 PM   #870
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