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Offline Acko

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New Owner / past lurker
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:58:59 AM »
Hi All. I have just purchased a nice new 2016 XRX Explorer. Only had time to put 300km on it so far but love the bike. Previous bike was 2004 CBR 1100xx which is still going strong at 126,000km.
I look forward to being part of this group.

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 11:14:55 AM »
Welcome.  I'll look out for you on the roads.  -I'm riding the Southern & Eastern hills most weekends and the occasional Wednesday with friends or with the Ulysses club.

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 11:29:44 AM »
Thanks Ken. Im often in those areas too most weekends. If the wheels aren`t turning there`s a good chance the bike will be parked up outside a bakery :) 

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 12:32:47 PM »
 :400:  to the forum  :031:
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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 08:01:10 PM »
Thanks Tiger T.O

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 03:11:14 AM »
As also being a previous lurker, welcome to the light side.

Interested on your impressions of the Tiger and the XX.  Both great bikes.

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 07:15:11 AM »
Hi Fuze, thanks for the welcome.
I have kept my Blackbird for 13 years as I could never find anything else that made me want to part with it but now, with age, my body doesn't like to get folded up into the sports touring position this bike requires and I love my touring or just getting out for a day ride is often about 300km+.
My TEX test ride was on an XCA, escorted ride so couldn't go to hard on it but immediately loved the awesome ergonomics for my old bones and leg room (I'm 6`3). I loved the way the suspension soaked up all the sh#tty imperfections we have on our Adelaide roads.
 I did not perceive any excessive engine heat on the XCA or the XRX I now have and both rides were on 29c + days and included some traffic snarls where the fan was running continuously.
I read that the turn in on the TEX was slow by some online reviewers but to me the turn in seems fine, in fact I very much like the way it behaves through twisties and on the highway. The ride is also much smoother than the blackbird ever gave me even after spending a small fortune on the front & rear suspension.
Still early days for me and my new bike but so far its everything I have been looking for.

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 04:53:49 AM »
Congrats mate, I have also just picked up a Brand New 2017 XCA in Adelaide.

I have had mine 12 weeks now, and racked up 7,000 km's on it already, including a 1,548 Km ride to Sydney in 14 1/2 hours.

I have a de-baffled ARROW pipe on mine and it sounds horn.

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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 03:57:18 PM »
 :400: to the family, Acko. You'll have to post some pics of your new ride out traveling around that beautiful country of yours! :028:
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Re: New Owner / past lurker
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:13:36 PM »
Thanks Jon & loftybob.
Nice bike lofty and looking at your bike loaded up has given me the travel bug. I will keep an eye out for you and kenw when I'm out and about

 


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