Harley XR1200

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

  1. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Do it. I can't tell you how fun the little bastard child Harley is. Just grinning like an idiot riding it ...uh......like an idiot. ;)
  2. Trinity_Session

    Trinity_Session Been here awhile

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    Has anyone here ever ridden one of the race setup version of the XR1200? I am just interested in how much it wakes it up.:)
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I haven't checked the regs but I don't think the race bikes are making that many more HP than a well-tuned streetbike. Lots of fellas dynoing about 95 rwhp. Without displacement, headwork and internals, I am betting that's close to max.
  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Long timer

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    The Vance and Hines XR's simply add the X pipes from V & H and their Fuelpak and dyno tuned. That's all. They are all at about 85 hp.
    Barry
  5. Trinity_Session

    Trinity_Session Been here awhile

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    Rodger that,

    In terms of bling the Euro racer version of the XR are pretty sweet. Termi exhaust, Ohlins shocks and fork internals.:D

    Thanks for the info.
  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Barry. When set up originally my bike made about 87 (87.6 and 76.8) with just a D&D and a Screaming Eagle Pro tuner. Some of the folks on the XR board with much greater access to a dyno and bigger wallets are tuning up to 95. I am sure the race bikes are doing better than me.

    The Termi pipes look great but in exhaust shoot outs they are making good tq but not great HP.

    I am gonna take mine in soon as I just added a K&N and I am not sure I moved forward. Or even in the right direction. May be time to do an airbox mod. Or fix my exhaust. Or both. lol
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Oh, yeah. And for us beer budget guys, standing it on its head works wonders for turn-in.

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  8. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Stop it! man pix like this make me miss my 09' XR. Startin to think i traded her in to fast:(
  9. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    How does the XR compare to a new Triumph Bonneville? Obviously, the torque is much better on the Harley, but the Bonneville oozes style and can easily be hopped up handling wise. I'm wondering about general comfort, fun factor and reliability. I have been wanting a Bonneville forever, but every time I stare at the XR -- especially the 1200x, with the blacked-out motor -- I feel a little flutter!
  10. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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  11. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Have there been recent changes in the base Bonneville? I haven't been keeping up.
  12. redscare

    redscare Been here awhile

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    I got the factory luggage rack and put a Givi top case on it. Works like a charm, you just have to drill a couple of holes in to get the Givi plate screwed on properly (Two bolts will fit right through the existing holes but you need two more to properly secure it; I didn't have a big enough drillbit and ended up using zipties for the two that I had to drill). Bike would look absolutely ridiculous with panniers. Somehow, this is the only pic of the bike with the case on that I have handy:

    http://imgur.com/LieLU
  13. TRRcheck

    TRRcheck Been here awhile

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    Anybody know where I can get replacement factory luggage bags? My zippers on both bags are shot and now won't close. Have any of you had them repaired?

    BTW, I just passed 30,000 miles on my baby last night :)
  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Somebody on the XR forum said something about zipper repair done by "sew sew". No connection Might have been Joe P
  15. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I was between the XR and a new Bonnie as well. Test road both a few times. All your questions are subjective.
    09 and up Bonnie changes are EFI, and 17" front/rear mag wheels on the standard and SE models. (T100 still has spokes)
    I wont get into the pros/cons on a pro XR thread (I've been on adv long enough to know better) but I will say the 09 XR I rode was 10,999 with 7000 miles and a brand new Bonnie was 8000. Though I know you can find better XR deals through private sales, I needed a dealer for financing aid.
    I got a 2012 Bonnie Black and I'm very happy with it.
    :1drink
  16. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Dang, goodcat. That dealer was just a bit optimistic. lol You can buy an 11 for way less than that all day long. Heck, I might have made that choice considering resale and his $4k of "optimism".


    I paid $6900 for mine in perfect shape with nice upgrades and 2400 miles in January.
  17. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    If I'd stumbled across one for $6900 I might have different wheels in the garage.
  18. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    As I may have mentioned before, this bastard step-child Harley is about the most smiles per dollar I have found IMO the used X is the best deal around.
  19. Uglyprimate

    Uglyprimate UglyPirate

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    Left over '09 still sitting on dealer floor was $7400 and that included the two year unlimited mileage warranty.

    Harley financing with shitty credit, no questions asked except "Will the wife co-sign?"

    I wanted a Triumph in a bad way. I bought the Harley because is was a shit load cheaper. (and there's 100 miles to the ONE local Triumph dealer and there's about 11 Harley dealerships within the same radius)
  20. TRRcheck

    TRRcheck Been here awhile

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    Same here, it was between the XR and the Scrambler...


    Bought my '09 XR in March 2010 new for $9400 OTD - they threw in the saddlebags + mounts too :evil