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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 08:53:15 am »
Thanks Chris :).

Yeah, I see the website still says "register interest." Given it'll probably take years for them to work out how to fix my frame hopefully there's time for the new one to launch and a bunch of old ones to come in as part ex.

Anybody tried the 900XR yet? I want to like it, but my memories of my horrible F800ST and the piston slap of doom give me an irrational fear and loathing of bmw twins that I think could be in any way related!
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 08:58:02 am »
Also this;



I would like a bike I can put aluminium luggage on!
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 09:26:33 am »
Anybody tried the 900XR yet? I want to like it, but my memories of my horrible F800ST and the piston slap of doom give me an irrational fear and loathing of bmw twins that I think could be in any way related!

The XR is going to be sooo much nicer than that. Even I liked the XR (bar the buzz), and I'm a proper whinger underneath this calm polite exterior.  ::)

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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 11:10:16 am »
"Calm, polite exterior"

Hey Rich, I think someone else is using your account  ;)

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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2020, 01:32:07 pm »
Hahah!

Yeah I think if I like it I'll be bargaining some bar end slash weighty guard things too. And small hand levers.
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2020, 05:15:25 pm »
Here's mine,no ESA hence the black forks..Dymags.Akra headers PC5,MIVV can,bigger handguards, in the photo it has the taller HP seat but currently has the Wunderlich offering which is taller really comfortable but a bugger to get on  ;D



Oh yea panniers.... can't help what you see in the photo and keep us on the road for 2 weeks  8) and the photo was taken at our regular stop in Armagh on the way to the NW200.
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2020, 06:01:54 pm »
Chris do you have the Rad and Oil cooler guard on it and if so what make.
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2020, 06:15:59 pm »
Wow, that is looking nice Chris! I think I'll start with a top box if I do get on with it. Laptop and lid is my most common thing.

Watched some video about the SW Motech Trax things. I'm not sure it's natural to get as interested about panniers as I did!  But then I saw a grand nigh on and had a cup of coffee instead.

Anyway, place your bets for what bike arrives tomorrow!
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2020, 06:37:55 pm »
Anyway, place your bets for what bike arrives tomorrow!

A GS 310 R

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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2020, 07:02:01 pm »
Chris do you have the Rad and Oil cooler guard on it and if so what make.

I do,had them on from day one their the cheapo RRG ones on eBay,had them on my old 955 Tiger for what must 15 years plus and their still good and do a great job.

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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2020, 07:18:32 pm »
Anyway, place your bets for what bike arrives tomorrow!

A GS 310 R

"So sorry for being rubbish twice in a row and not actually doing some work. Our bad. Here, have this child's bike as a token of our forthright professional rectitude."

I mean they stuck the red stripe sticker thing on the front fairing and it's got a nick in it and now it's lacquered over! And the inside of that front fairing is sprayed like I'd do it if I was drunk so it's at the almost drips marks thickness.
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Re: Bike Repair
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2020, 12:52:16 pm »
Well, it would have been a 1250GS, however I said without a low seat it's not happening. So, could have been nice/new world revelation!

What has arrived is an F800GT, thanks bmw :). I didn't realise they still made the 800. Or did, it's 19 plate. My old piston slappy ST was 2007!

My interest in an XR has been noted. But no news or explicit acknowledgement of the horror of bike repairs so far.

In good news my GB Racing protectors fit the XR, but I suspect my ASV levers do not.
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