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Thread: Just picked up an XR

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    Grip Puppies are a good addition. Then, don't grip the bars like a demented gibbon. If riding at constant revs in the vibratey range, use the cruise control. Ride it properly, you won't notice the vibes.
    This space deliberately left blank as the author writes too much pretentious bollocks as it is.

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    I think it was because I had a long motorway journey on cruise control at legalish speeds I doubt on a Sunday morning the problem will ever arise!!


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    Motorways are for cars, not bikes.

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    Yes they definitely are! Just had to get home before the storm hit!


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    I just don't feel these vibes that everyone is talking about, I know they are there as if you take your hand off the bars and just touch them with the ends of your fingers....Their there....but I don't feel them. Compared to the last GSA's I've had (3) it's as comfortable and I haven't had to fit up and back bar risers, which I had to do with the GSA's.
    It faster and handles far better which is helped by having a 17" front wheel.
    Whats NOT better is:-
    Crap tank range especially if you nail it.
    No tyre pressure warning
    Crap headlights
    Crap front mudguard (short and wobbly, thats a technical term ;-) )

    Which is the better bike?....IMHO it's down to personal choice but if your like me and the only off road you do is 'muck roads' with grass or gravel down it, then the XR with its turn off speed and sheer grin factor is the one for me
    The older I get, the better I was

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