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Offline Timmay

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Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
on: October 25, 2020, 08:27:02 PM
Kia ora kotou katoa - I've got an XR on order having ridden an F800ST for the last 9 years.  Have to wait for a while because of challenges with delivery from the factory to New Zealand.  Anticipation is high.
I'm new to this forum stuff!  I've joined the forum to learn more about other riders experiences with this machine.  I'm also interested to suss out if the luggage (panniers) from the F800ST can be mounted on the new XR. 

Cheers
Tim

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 09:04:08 AM
G’Day Mate,

Welcome to the group, do not mention Rugby and we will get on fine! :008: :008:

There is a current discussion on this forum re the very question you ask re the panniers.  Hopefully it will work out for you.

Enjoy your new machine, they are great.

Stay safe out there,

Cheers

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 01:54:50 AM
Welcome to the Forum. Hope you get the bike soon. :400:

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 10:16:11 AM
Welcome to the forum.   :401:

Actually been to Queenstown when I toured NZ many years ago, great scenery and lots of wacky things to do. Great riding around that area I would imagine.

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Offline birdrocks

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 09:01:24 PM
Greetings from the great ocean road friend . All i can say is enjoy !!
Riding the great ocean road with no tour buses is bliss

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 09:05:44 PM
Umm ......my sales guy recommended dont use dynamic mode till after the 1500km service
Riding the great ocean road with no tour buses is bliss

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 09:41:34 PM
*Originally Posted by birdrocks [+]
Umm ......my sales guy recommended dont use dynamic mode till after the 1500km service
That’s odd. Did he say why? There should be no reason for that.

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 09:48:38 PM
I just assumed normal running in protocols keeping revs pretty evenly spread but not over the 4500 mark
Didn’t bother me I had 1500km up in about 10 days or so
Riding the great ocean road with no tour buses is bliss

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Re: Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand
Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 02:56:15 AM
Thanks MattR - You'll have to come back when we open the borders.  The scenery is still here along with the wacky things to do.  Just not so many people doing the wacky things!  Yes - some really nice riding in the area.  The Crown Range from Queenstown over to Wanaka is a particular treat if you love the twisties.   
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*Originally Posted by MattR [+]
Welcome to the forum.   :401:

Actually been to Queenstown when I toured NZ many years ago, great scenery and lots of wacky things to do. Great riding around that area I would imagine.

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