xsr700 guy in NY
To all the US based XSR owners, I'm alive and well in northern NY (Adirondacks) which has some of the best riding. Tomorrow , my 70 yr -old butt will be mated to my new 700 for a 140 mile charity ride. Only have 81 miles on her to date, so I'm psyched. My bud is riding his Harley trike...ummm..all is good. I have to say , my XSR handles and performs as well as my recently sold BMW r1100s, which was a great bike and I don't particularly like Bimmers! Anyway, now that I've po ed all the Harley and Bimmer guys, let me suggest that northern NY offers great scenery, nice roads, restaurants and everything for an extended tour. I'm one hour south of Montreal and one hour north of Lake Placid. I don't work for travel and tourism, but having spent six months in Florida for the last two years, I've learned to appreciate how lovely this area is to ride. I was born and raised here and took it for granted. Today, my wife and I did @150 miles in our Solstice, had a picnic, explored new roads and were home by evening time. In Florida a biker is an organ doner. Just my two cents..and nothing against Harleys, I had one of those too, albeit a 1200 Sportster, which oddly around here was not recognized as a proper HD, but would blow the spokes off most of them! As for mine, I've blacked out the rad bits,took out the spacers in the front signals, so they look less like antlers, and tided up the tail a bit. In my opinion the aftermarket parts are quite pricey. hopefully more suppliers will jump on the wagon and bring the price down. I see some tasty bits for sale across the pond ,but with shipping...and the wife says," Err..there seems to be this expensive looking package addressed to you from the old country.." The dog and I are sleeping in the shed.
Thanks for listening ,