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Old 19th December 2008
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Default Aussie XR 1,000 Km's on.

Well it's 3 weeks since I picked up my new Orange XR1200, and I have just ticked over 1,000 Km's on her. She is still quite tight, but is starting to loosen up and rev out freely.
am falling for this Orange delight, and can't get enough of her. Even after working a 12 hour shift, I get her out of the garage and go for a squirt up the hills around Adelaide.
First 1,000 Km impressions;
Love the brakes, plenty of power & feel, with a little too much initial bite.
Front forks are a tad on the soft side (for my hard late braking style of riding) but a gold valve replacement and harder springs will sort out that.
Fuel range is 210 Km's to a tank at the moment, but that will change after the TTS tune goes in and the high flow filter and Remus exhaust system.
Seat is a plank, but if you are playing up the hills then you aren't sitting on the seat anyway
Rear shock are great as is the ground clearance with only the hero knobs touching the bitumen on full lean angles.
Got a custom number plate that reads XR1200 (would post up a pic, but you're not allowed untill 15 posts. WTF.
Will post up another ride impression when the pipe, tune, and filter are installed.
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you only need 5 post to post pics! let us see that bike!
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You weren't the guy who met up with Hopper and his restored '77 XLCH Ironhead were you? The orange XR?

Glad to hear you like the bike: sounds like a real sweetheart on those hilly backroads. Yes, let's see some photos!

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I will get the post counts up
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Welcome over to the XL board Lofty - glad you're liking the XR. I think mine should be here a couple of weeks into the new year - which is probably a good thing cause it's been rainy and cold here in SoCal.

Mate, if I was in SA now, I'd be going for a spin up to Hahndorf for a beer and a braut

Cheers,
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So I can post up the pics
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Of the bike.
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Welcome over to the XL board Lofty - glad you're liking the XR. I think mine should be here a couple of weeks into the new year - which is probably a good thing cause it's been rainy and cold here in SoCal.

Mate, if I was in SA now, I'd be going for a spin up to Hahndorf for a beer and a braut

Cheers,
-Jack
Ahhh, you know the place well.

Pics should work, so I'll give it a try.

Just got her home from the dealers (1,300 Km drive to Port Lincon & back)


New custom plate fitted (not a bad plate to get hey?)


This is the exhaust system I have ordered fo my XR.
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nice bike I am going to get an 1200x and like the remus pipe how much did you pay and where did you get it ?
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