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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2019, 09:11:25 pm »
has that got the new rotax engine, and let us know if its true it needs four separate code reader/interface tools to do complete maint. checks.

The GS-911 seems to be the 'goto' diagnostic tool for the XR "DIY" crowd.  I don't see
any chat about 4 different tools, but that doesn't mean BMW doesn't have at least 4....  :-[
I'll continue to read up... lots of learnin' to do.
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2019, 09:23:48 pm »
Beautiful!

She a looker!  :o

Marty, sharp looking scoot. Congratulations.
I especially like the color scheme. Imagine that.   :beerchug:

Thanks Steve!
I thought you might.  The side cases are gray... not too sure 'bout that.
I may vinyl wrap them white... it'll protect them as well.  I seriously doubt
they're as stout as the C-10 panniers.

That indeed looks like a great and fun bike to ride.  :great: We can both learn to maintain chains again.  ::)   

Thanks!
Yea!  :??:  It's been a few DECADES for me with a chain... I hear they've improved a bit.
See if we can get a group buy goin' on Grunge brushes!!   ;D

Nice looking bike!  I bet it will be a ton of fun!  Congrats!

Thanks!   :motonoises:
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 12:59:00 am »
Chain re-education was fun. I wound up putting a Cameleon Plus oiler on the Versys. It has temperature compensation and different settings for amount of oil. Quite clean as oilers go, using their fluid.

Also excellent follow up from customer service and a three year warranty.y two year and nine month unit started leaking a bit, a new one is on it's way to my house now.

Good kit. Amazon has them. Make sure you get the Plus version.

Have fun farkling.

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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 07:48:47 pm »
Great choice, and dont let the naysayers scare you. Ive had an 2015 S1000R since new as the hooligan companion to my C14. It has been trouble free and the service costs were the same as other brands. Absolutely amazing bike...your going to be blown away by your XR...congrats!

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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2019, 10:16:46 pm »
Great choice, and dont let the naysayers scare you. Ive had an 2015 S1000R since new as the hooligan companion to my C14. It has been trouble free and the service costs were the same as other brands. Absolutely amazing bike...your going to be blown away by your XR...congrats!

Thanks rogracer.  No matter what you get, there will be someone with a horrific story to share.
When I got my C-10, you can imagine how I felt about hydrolock....  ack! 

I've been purveying the XR forums, and MOST owners have no troubles, so
I'll do my basic maintenance, get a service manual and a GS-911, and go
to the dealer when I have to.   :beerchug:
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2019, 01:21:43 am »
Marty, you're really gonna like riding a bike with suspension that actually works, especially up in the mountains. Decent suspension makes cornering sooooo much more enjoyable and easy.

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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2019, 01:40:51 am »
Very nice Marty!!!
Are you going to be able to ride OK with so much less ballast under you? You're going to get blown around all over the road - you need to pack so lead in the bags.

Congrats. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2019, 10:26:13 am »
My wife would have to give me the greenbacks along with the green light for me to upgrade... :rotflmao:
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2019, 02:21:37 pm »
Very nice Marty!!!
Are you going to be able to ride OK with so much less ballast under you? You're going to get blown around all over the road - you need to pack so lead in the bags.

Congrats. Looking forward to seeing it.

I’ll get by those trucks much faster. :motonoises:
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 05:01:30 pm »
Very nice ride Marty...congratulations!  This is your version of 'Back to the Future'. :great: :motonoises:
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 07:55:26 pm »
Marty, congrats on the new bike! It's a great looking bike!  :great:

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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 09:31:48 pm »
Very nice ride Marty...congratulations!  This is your version of 'Back to the Future'. :great: :motonoises:

Marty, congrats on the new bike! It's a great looking bike!  :great:

Thanks guys.

As Steve J. said, "Let the farkeling begin!"

Bar buzz WILL need attention.  So bar end weights go on, engine crash cage, some form of aux lighting, and brake lighting
a touring screen, and some type of tail bag/trunk.... and some grip guards..... AND a 34mm socket.
I have a GPS for it, a battery tender, and some other 'carry over items' from the Connie...

Just a month to get it ready for RWTW.  I'll save a little in the kitty for tires.  A ride up to GA will be a good shake down!
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 09:43:38 pm »
Congrats MC, she's a beaut!  :great:
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Re: CFO has given me the go on an upgrade...
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2019, 09:28:40 am »
Spent about an hour over the last week watching reviews. Ticks a lot of boxes! Please come back with a review after some time. Many miles with smiles!  :great: