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Old 04-20-2011, 01:39 PM   #4816
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It's not the real VIN
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #4817
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #4818
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It's not the real VIN


I figured 123456 was a little doubtful, but I sure appreciate you giving the first half. They only gave me the BJ##### part.

Another day down, another day without "the call".
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #4819
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This whole situation would be a lot better if a number of unscrupulous dealers hadn't cheated.

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On principal I agree but I gotta say, I'm glad some cheated. I called one of the local dealers today and they had just gotten a white roady with ABS this morning, not spoken for.
They've got it in the shop now, should be ready to go tomorrow afternoon. I'm going down Fri. morning to make the deal.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:11 PM   #4820
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I ordered an orange XC ABS a couple of weeks ago. Today I got an email from the dealer. "Tom, your bike has been VIN allocated SMTE06BF3BJ123456." She said it might be on the boat right now.

Last week she told me late June or early July, but she also mentioned it could show up early, just out of the blue.
After speaking with my local dealer today, I was told May delivery for black XC with ABS. He said that the VIN was allocated. I wasn't given an actual number though. Not sure if this was a good thing, or what. Did anyone else receive a "VIN allocated" word from their dealer?
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:01 PM   #4821
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anyone want to buy everything I own so I can get one?$?$?$?
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:05 PM   #4822
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Went up to Indianapolis today to see the new XC. It was sold already, so I couldn't ride it, but sitting on it and looking at it was exactly like an F800GS. That's not a bad thing. Dealer told me he's sold 12 of them already.
Thanks for the pics John. Did you notice if the humpy black plastic bits attached to the sides of the fuel tank are easily removed/replaced? It looks like those are there to protect the expensive bits in a tip-over, taking a page from the book of Buell....

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:08 PM   #4823
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from the above video:

anyone want to buy everything I own so I can get one?$?$?$?
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LOL!

Watch the rider closely in that clip when he lands from that jump. I think his chin hits the gas tank.

I'm sure that bike hitting the ground registered on seismographs nearby....

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #4824
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LOL!

Watch the rider closely in that clip when he lands from that jump. I think his chin hits the gas tank.

I'm sure that bike hitting the ground registered on seismographs nearby....

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after further review I think you are correct...LOL
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #4825
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Another tank of gas, and another solid 52.5 mpg here. That includes about 50 or so miles of dirt road on the way back from my first service last Friday.

God, I love this bike!
Those are excellent news, I was expecting at least 47 mpg but reading people saying from 38 to 45. 250 miles for me is the minimal range for an adventure bike.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:49 PM   #4826
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Thanks for the pics John. Did you notice if the humpy black plastic bits attached to the sides of the fuel tank are easily removed/replaced? It looks like those are there to protect the expensive bits in a tip-over, taking a page from the book of Buell....

Yes, they're very easy to replace. Held on by two Allen-head bolts, and they can be removed without removing any of the other bodywork.

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #4827
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I've put about 400 miles on mine since picking it up Friday evening, and it's fantastic. I would never guess it has a 21" front wheel if I didn't know. Handling is quick and easy; it's an incredibly sweet bike to ride. Furthermore, the stock suspension is quite good and soaks up bumpy roads well without feeling wallowy in the twisties. Roads up here in Vermont are in terrible shape, and I rode some broken-up, bumpy twisties with confidence this weekend at speeds at which my Wee-Strom (with upgraded forks) would be scary.

I haven't ridden the standard 800 so can't compare, but the XC handles much better than I expected it to.

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:15 PM   #4828
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I would really like to hear your comments on the low seat. Do you think it will be comfortable for 10 hour days or did they just shave the padding to make it lower? Also, how much lower is it?
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I received the low seat when I picked up my bike, so I have over 600 miles on it now. It is very comfortable, and I really like the 2-tone look compared to the stock seat. I have done a 200+ mile day on this seat, without any issues. It's probably fine for 10 hours, as much as any seat is fine after 10 hours!

It's probably about an inch lower than the stock seat, in the lowest position. It is also adjustable, so you can raise it a bit higher. I haven't done any measurements, but the two settings on the low seat seem to put it a little bit lower, or a little bit higher than the stock seat in the low position. Does that make any sense??
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:19 PM   #4829
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Those are excellent news, I was expecting at least 47 mpg but reading people saying from 38 to 45. 250 miles for me is the minimal range for an adventure bike.
Well, as others have mentioned, I do live at a higher altitude so I guess I'm getting better fuel economy than others at sea level.

However, I don't think you'll *quite* get 250 miles out of this bike. My fuel light came on at 178 miles, I filled up at 188 miles. 200 miles is probably a safe range with this tank.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #4830
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I received the low seat when I picked up my bike, s.... Does that make any sense??
That is just the info I was looking for and yes, it made perfect sense. Thanks much!
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