Harley XR1200

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by GS Bones, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    This got me excited...... for a minute.....

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  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    4400 miles in 4 months.

    Best mods? OEM tankbag. V+H riser blocks on X shocks. PR2's and 3's.

    Worst mod? Scotty mod (34 to 38 tooth front pulley). I have a high horsepower/not as torque-y exhaust (D&D 2 into 1) and it wouldn't pull 5th even with 87 hp on tap. I need rev's to make power with my setup so all I got for my money was a 4 speed Sportster with an overdrive. Not good.

    K&N goes on this week.

    Next up. Lower, straighter bars. Then maybe X rotors, steel lines. Then Racetech front. Then Sargent or Corbin seat. ....then..then...lol
  3. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    Interesting. In the Big Twin world, the 2 into 1's are the torque exhausts, and the 2 into 2 are the higher HP exhausts (ie: they don't generate the torque like a 2 into 1).

    Wonder what is different about the sportster's tuning that your D&D 2 into 1 isn't generating the torque you need? Did you retune the computer after adding it?
  4. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    The pipes and tuner were on there when I bought it.
  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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  6. LngRidr

    LngRidr Been here awhile

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    The one thing that is seriously stopping me from thinking about this bike is the lack of availabilty for pannier racks. Does anyone know of any racks available to mount some aluminum panniers? Also, a rack to mount a top case, yet still have room for the passenger?
  7. MisterPX

    MisterPX Been here awhile

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    You could buy the factory rear cargo deck, and would have to make your own racks. Incidently, nobody makes racks, and most likely won't, due to the nature of this bike. Hell, it's hard enough to get performance parts besides from the european market.
  8. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Have a look at www.XR1200ownersgroup.com -- mostly overseas owners; they've had a chance to work with the bike and the aftermarket a bit more. I lurk there pretty often and if I run across anything I'll update here. I've seen a Givi system on one bike there.

    Ventura makes a good system - that's probably what I'll use. Might not be what you're looking for, but worth a look.
  9. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    My particular bike on the dyno made 87.6 and 76. Don't know if it is making that now or not but I want to find out.
  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yup. I am member there, too. Great bunch of owners.
  11. Uglyprimate

    Uglyprimate UglyPirate

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    If your passenger has an ass as small as a house cats,then "maybe".

    But I think aluminum panniers on this bike would make it ugly enough to never attract a woman anyway.
  12. LeChatNoir

    LeChatNoir artiste

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    I was looking for a new bike- i have a DRZ supermoto and i figure i can change that to a full bore adventure bike- but i was looking for a fun all arounder with more go and show than the old honda Cb750.
    Monster- didn't like the fit, Diavel- great but so expensive- even tried my old GS500E, and a Z1000 (great ride, but not 'timeless' enough.
    the triumphs- love them but after riding the thruxton- i was so underwhelmed i went home dejected.
    i test rode the XR1200X on a whim- it fit.
    it fit perfect for me- the reach to the bars, the motor, the positive shifting, the side stand is goofy, but what a blast!:D
    it handles better than the honda CB- and every bike i test rode. (not the diavel but close IMHO)
    it flat out rips in canyons and around town, it is the anti harley- you can chill on it, but it is a great barn burner, and canyon runner-
    Just terrific the wieght? it must be dimensional- because it feels nothing close to a GS1200/1150 Bandit 1250 or anything like that.
    it really is a timeless looking keeper.
    bought it sunday with 26 miles on theODO-
    by sunday night when i rolled in I had 223miles. not bad. can't wait to swap pipes and lose some wieght but
    what a hoot:clap
  13. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Welcome! :thumb I'm still in love with mine.

    pics?
  14. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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  15. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Found a new one. Sitting on the showroom floor. Kind of out of the way, as not to disturb the "real" Harley's. Have to wonder if they'd take my Suzuki in trade? Doubt it.
    Lyle
  16. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Should of rode the speed trip...you would be looking at most bikes in the rear view.
  17. isldtime

    isldtime The oldest kid I know

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    Don't worry about that. Rode to my LHD to pick-up the rear seat cowl I ordered for mine. Parked away form the pirates but they all still watched me ride out on my orange,stock muffeled XR.
    Maybe it was the Arai XD and the Cortech jacket! (I wore black Levis so I wouldn't be out of place)
  18. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    As long as you don't mind taking the hit that you'd take (on a trade) at any dealership, trading with the H-D dealer will probably be just as painless.

    A lotta' H-D shops have a dealer (or two), who sells Japanese motorcycles, in their Rolodex. If the H-D dealer needs to take a trade on a Japanese bike, or the dealer of Japanese motorcycles needs to take a trade on an H-D, they will call each-other.

    The dealer of Japanese motorcycles will give them a number, and they will pass it on to you (and it will reflect as your "trade-in value"). At least, that has been my experience.


    Happy hunting...


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  19. n8dawg6

    n8dawg6 krunkin'

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    My dealer took my little honda cruiser in trade, and gave me $1000 more for it than I was requesting on craigslist. Part of that is that they were dying to get the XR I was buying off their showroom floor. Nevertheless, they do a pretty steady business on trade ins. They keep some of the trade-ins and sell them at the dealership, but they haul most of the bikes off to auction on a regular basis.
  20. n8dawg6

    n8dawg6 krunkin'

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    agree with that ... speed or even street triple will give you face-tearing acceleration and sewing-machine sound.