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Well I picked up my Garage 2018 xsr 700 last week.I put @40 miles on her ,adjusted the rear susp to minimum setting for my soon to be 70 year old body... painted the rad shrouds matte black . I also removed the pass pegs and brackets. I will be installing the rad guard from Twisted Throttle and getting a rear lift. I am very pleased with the bike and I have a dealership in my town. The initial service will probably be in four years as we only have around five good months of riding..albeit great riding in the Adirondacks of northern NY, then off to southwest FL for six months.. bikers there are organ doners, sorry to say. No other xsr's around here though..mostly HD guys. I loved messing with them when I had my BMW r1100s! I sold my three dirt bikes last year because I couldn't find anyone to ride with and pretty much everything is off limits in the Adirondacks.
Well enough already about me,ride safe and watch for the cagers.
John
 

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Welcome to the forum, jcoryea1!

Another old driver, with a lot of stories to tell, great. But as I have seen, there are some other XSR guys from NY. I am very pleased to read, how you people in the US welcome the little twin.

I laughed and hope to translate your 'cagers' term right with our word "Bürgerkäfig", frankly translated back with bourgeois' cage.

Greats from Germany
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Welcome to the forum, jcoryea1!

Another old driver, with a lot of stories to tell, great. But as I have seen, there are some other XSR guys from NY. I am very pleased to read, how you people in the US welcome the little twin.

I laughed and hope to translate your 'cagers' term right with our word "Bürgerkäfig", frankly translated back with bourgeois' cage.

Greats from Germany
hombacher
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Simply put, here in the States, a cager is someone in a motor vehicle, driving and totally unaware of their surroundings e.g. motorcyclists. Yes, I 've noticed a few New Yorkers, but I'm in the other NY, near the Canadian border.. I'm 340 miles north of NYC ! I've only managed @40 miles on the bike, but I am very pleased with the handling and performance. I've owned a lot of bikes over the years, yes, even a Harley. One of the scarier was the Honda 650 Nighthawk with shaft drive. When decelerating, the pinion would want to climb over the ring gear,jacking the rear and making for some interesting dynamics on a wet ,crowned curve. Also had a high speed wobble which appeared with no warning @90 miles a hour. I sold the bike shortly thereafter, and started building my own. I recently sold my 1999 black BMW R1100s and I will say the XSR is as nice overall. The Bimmer was a rocket though. Anyway,if you're in the Haufbrauhaus (sp?) in Munich, have a stein for me.
All the best,
John
 
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