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    Additional Lights

    Quote Originally Posted by hondude View Post
    I bought my 2020 Ice Gray XR just prior to my 53rd birthday last September. Great bike, so far. Picking up a C400X this week for buzzing around town. Should reduce the chance of picking up one of those traffic violations the XR is always asking me to get involved in.Attachment 82528
    I like those additional Lights. Can you post the brand and type?

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    XR Question

    Hi everyone.
    I'm thinking of getting myself a '20 XR.
    I'm concerned because that the one I'm looking at is a lowered suspension model.
    I'm 6' 0" and have a bad knee that doesn't like riding cramped.
    Does anyone know what would be involved in raising a lowered model back up to the std height?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by escohal View Post
    Hi everyone.
    I'm thinking of getting myself a '20 XR.
    I'm concerned because that the one I'm looking at is a lowered suspension model.
    I'm 6' 0" and have a bad knee that doesn't like riding cramped.
    Does anyone know what would be involved in raising a lowered model back up to the std height?
    Thanks!
    Just be aware the even if you lower or raise the bike, it will not change the riding geometry for your legs. You would have the raise your seat, or lower / move your pegs to change the leg geometry when you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viking59 View Post
    Just be aware the even if you lower or raise the bike, it will not change the riding geometry for your legs. You would have the raise your seat, or lower / move your pegs to change the leg geometry when you ride.
    That makes more sense. Wasn't thinking clearly on a Saturday morning! Thanks.

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    Purchase S1000XR

    Bought my first XR at 72 last year, a 2020 Red, low suspension, pic below running it to Florida from Wisconsin via Asheville last October:

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    While in isolation for 15 days upon returning home, found a low mileage 2016 White with lowered susspension through Ted Porter's beemer shop, with lots of other farkling for a very good price, and pulled the trigger, last October. I won't see it until May or June this year (its on the west coast of US) but it's only got 10,700 miles and I was able to talk to the BMW service department where the 12K service was done, and they sold the bike new to original owner. Wish I had a better picture:

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    As you can imagine, can't wait to get my hand on that throttle. Will have to reset it from it's current "track" orientation to an over the road bike, as I plan to take it to the Rally in Great Falls in June.

    I do feel about 30 years younger on this bike, although I'll never ring it out to it's potential, it is still a lot of fun to get the revs above 6-7K and feel that incredible kick in the ass.

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    "Red" RT //"Blue" F850GSA//"Green" F850GS
    "Black" Virago//"Shred" S1000XR//"Snow" S1000XR

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