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So I'm fresh here and, I guess, like a lot of you I'm in the process of deciding if this is my next ride...
I have a Gsx1400 (and still think it's a great bike) and have been an active ember of the gsx1400.org site pretty much since its inception back in 2001/2002(?!)
So why this little beastie?
A dodgy back is making life with a 300kg metal monster a real fight for me now and have been looking for a replacement sunny day commute and pub bike with the occasional continental trip that is light enough to manhandled but still fun!
Having looked at the MT07, the XSR has just that little more character and cuz I like to tinker this look like, with a few tools and collection of bits, the style can be changed to suit the ride.
Will be posting on a few topics here in the next few days.
Virtual beers all round!
Dave (from Hemel)
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Good choice going with the XSR and reasoning behind it, i'll be getting it for similar reasons as well, coming from a CBR300, WAS going to go CBR600 but expanding my options, trying for a different route rather than that typical transition Honda owners do.
 

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Welcome to the forum! If you're handy with a tool, the possibilities are endless. Think you can poach a few parts from your Gsx1400 for the XSR?
 

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Hi Goggles.... Yet to find out, I am still under advise for my back, so may be a month or so before I can get a serious test in...will posts and when!
 

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Once you're back hopefully all goes well and you're able to ride for a long enough time without issue. I have friends that can't ride for too long for that very same issue.
 

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Yeah and thanks, I work with my back all day so have to learn to look after it better, Dr. called it 'being mindful'! Hohum! Looking forward to checking out light and upright!
 

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How's the ergonomics treating your dodgy back? tested it on long trip yet?
Today I did a 150 kmts trip and the ergonomics of the bike are perfect, at least for me. I come from a Boneville and the change is big, in here the body has to drop a bit forward, but when you get used to it everything is perfect.

The bike is soft ans smoth. It helps too.
 

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Today I did a 150 kmts trip and the ergonomics of the bike are perfect, at least for me. I come from a Boneville and the change is big, in here the body has to drop a bit forward, but when you get used to it everything is perfect.

The bike is soft ans smoth. It helps too.
Not bad at all, ergo's holding up for that long puts you in the clear. It's been rare that I see anything bad about the XSR's ergo's, most seem to be happy with it, for now.
 
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