Join Date: Sep 2010
Geez, I guess I'm one lucky XR owner as I have no gripes about paint, fit or finish and I like the OEM cheese wedges. No one except us owners know they are plastic - BFD! If it comes back home a bit dusty, I simply wipe with a fluffy microfiber cloth I get from Griot's Garage. More than a bit dusty and I spray on some detailer and wipe with the same fluffy cloth. If I kick a case lid or go on a long tour, I use S-100 polish, it has a very fine abrasive that removes those pesky minor scratches.
Re the tranny; preloading the shifter gives you smoother and quieter shifts and is easier on all the parts involved.
When age and cancer dictated a lower seat height, I knew that meant a cruiser and I never liked them. Friends suggested I look at H-Ds and I did, but fortunately after checking out the just released Victory Cross bikes. H-D came in a distant third in every respect, after some metrics, IMO.
A test ride will be your undoing, my friend.
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD
to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this: