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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Nov 16, 2015.
Not quite. They painted the threads and the paint can come off.
I just had the work done. They also did a reflash, which is also being recalled. Sometimes the kickstand switch will cause a fault.
Looks great. And I'm glad you left the stock exhaust on there. It just looks perfect for this bike.
I've bought this bike, as a replacement for an aging Uly, and enjoy it to no end when Washington cooperates. Pictures to follow, though I precede those with the largest pending questions:
Does any one know of a tank bag that will be centered on this damn tank? The ones I've found so far anchor to the tank ring, causing it to offset right.
Any guidance on how to lower the shifter and rear brake relative to the pegs? Where they sit now, the 'neutral' position of my foot is cocked at an uncomfortable up angle.
I use a Givi with their tank lock ring. It works great and I like the fact that it doesn't touch/scratch the tank covers. Sure its offset a bit to the right, but I honestly never even notice or care about that since it doesn't interfere with the handlebars or anything.
Hepco becker has an offset tank ring.
Other than that, you could use a strap type bag
I have a Nelson Rigg CL-2015 and it works perfect on the tank.
Thanks, and I agree. The stock exhaust is the best looking exhaust IMO. All the aftermarket exhausts just don't look right to me. They belong on your average sport bike but just seem out of place on the XSR.
The XSR is a fantastic bike but after my first ever motorcycle ride I determined that I need something more suitable to touring and taking the wife along while also having something special. I sold the XSR and just picked up a 2014 Honda Valkyrie today in dark red metallic. It's such a sweet machine!
I agree the stock exhaust looks great, however an aftermarket exhaust like the Graves, and a good tune, really transforms these bikes. Not only does it sound 100x better, it just has a better overall feel to the way it rides. The stock tune seemed fine, but damn the Graves map is spot on for this bike. SC Project offers a full exhaust in black if somebody wants to keep the black exhaust look. Personally I think the Graves titanium exhaust looks great on the bike and would never go back to stock.
Could any of you guys put a tape on the factory bars? I'm looking for the width at the end of the grips and at the end of the bar ends as well.
Width at end of grips is 29 1/4" measured straight across. I have Rhino bar/end mirror mounts on my bike so I can't give you the OEM bar end measurement.
Had a test ride on an XSR900 this weekend.......
Wow, seriously impressed with it. Acceleration was awesome, seemed even more power than my MT09 Tracer, even though its same bhp. As my Tracer was wrote off earlier this month, i'm seriously thinking of buying an XSR now to replace it.
Looked cool in the slate blue colour and was a comfortable riding position as well. I reckon it just needs a small screen to take some of the wind blast from my chest.
Test rode a few other bikes this week..... but none of them did it for me like the XSR9 did.
So i bought one.
Congrats... i fell in love with mine .... now you gotta post up a pic .
Probably get it end of next week, or the following week. Got it in slate blue and will be ordering a small Dart flyscreen for starters.
Blue, yellow...the silver, I haven't seen a look yet that I don't like. Not in the market, but if I were, this would be up there. Enjoy them.
Also in black this year......
got a nice ride in.... loving this bike on the back roads.