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Old 12-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #15181
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I'll call BS on that (lower than Harley) statement, and also add a "get your ass off the seat" to it.

Now my Buell would definatly lean over further than my Roadie.

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I do get my ass off the seat - you have to in the tight technical twisties where I live. The Harley was a bone stock XR1200, it corners better than most people think and it did scrape less frequently than my T800 Roadie - at least before I installed the suspension risers (shorter dog bones). Here's a spent PR2 on the HD...Clicky.

Owned BMWs before that (R1100S, R1150GS most recently) never touch down on those.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #15182
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Lowering my XC had nothing to do with flat footin' it. With a hip having a severely restricted range of motion, I had to lower it to be able to mount the damn thing, and even now, usually have it on the side stand to get on. Everybody's got different issues and reasons-do what's necessary so you can keep riding!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #15183
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Some of this talk about what is right or what is ruining the intent of the bike is just nuts. Do what you want to the bike. I don't run street tires on my XC but plenty of people do and they have fun with it. If it makes you happy do it-- just get out and ride
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #15184
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Lowering my XC had nothing to do with flat footin' it. With a hip having a severely restricted range of motion, I had to lower it to be able to mount the damn thing, and even now, usually have it on the side stand to get on. Everybody's got different issues and reasons-do what's necessary so you can keep riding!
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Some of this talk about what is right or what is ruining the intent of the bike is just nuts. Do what you want to the bike. I don't run street tires on my XC but plenty of people do and they have fun with it. If it makes you happy do it-- just get out and ride
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #15185
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Well said.

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Some of this talk about what is right or what is ruining the intent of the bike is just nuts. Do what you want to the bike. I don't run street tires on my XC but plenty of people do and they have fun with it. If it makes you happy do it-- just get out and ride
I'm only 5'9 and have the balls of my feet on the ground when riding solo with the shock at its lowest setting. When riding two up or with luggage, I can only tip toe due to having to raise the shock. I'm fine with that. It doesn't make me nervous or uncomfortable. But that's just me. Not everyone is 6'0 tall or taller. There is nothing wrong with lowering your bike. It's what's so great about what we do. We all customize our bikes for each of us. What works for some doesn't work for others.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #15186
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The only time I'd like to be able to flat-foot is when I'm riding 2-up and when I'm riding 2-up I don't need much ground clearance as I'm not doing dirt. The rest of the time when I'm riding solo, I can handle the seat height just fine - the seat height on the XR is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay higher than the Tigger.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:09 AM   #15187
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Nice one guys. 2 solid pages on flat footing a motorcycle. Can we make it 3
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #15188
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Nice one guys. 2 solid pages on flat footing a motorcycle. Can we make it 3
Posts like this always make me giggle. What exactly do you expect to talk about in a thread like this

If the current topic du jour doesn't interest you then just ignore it....
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #15189
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what da...

You guys put your FEET DOWN?

:h uh


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Old 12-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #15190
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You guys put your FEET DOWN?

:h uh


I don't have kiddies stabilisers on mine. So, yes, I put my feet down when I stop. Refer to photo top of page......
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #15191
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Posts like this always make me giggle. What exactly do you expect to talk about in a thread like this

If the current topic du jour doesn't interest you then just ignore it....
I couldn't hold back any longer
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #15192
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Nope, not 3 as I am a new 800XC Owner (2012 Orange) and loving the bike. Came from building and doing my own custom Harleys for the past 25 years plus. I've built from Panheads to Shovleheads to EVO baggers and Choppers and just wanted something to tear up and play with. This bike has exceeeded my expectations and all harley stuff is gone. Nice to get out and know I can take any road or direction I want. Suspension feels a heck of a lot better than the rigids and softails I had. Putting bags and some farkels on it soon and I'll have pics from there.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:36 AM   #15193
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Welcome to ADVrider.com!!

And a new tiger owner to boot.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #15194
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Nope, not 3 as I am a new 800XC Owner (2012 Orange) and loving the bike. Came from building and doing my own custom Harleys for the past 25 years plus. I've built from Panheads to Shovleheads to EVO baggers and Choppers and just wanted something to tear up and play with. This bike has exceeeded my expectations and all harley stuff is gone. Nice to get out and know I can take any road or direction I want. Suspension feels a heck of a lot better than the rigids and softails I had. Putting bags and some farkels on it soon and I'll have pics from there.
Glad you're enjoying it. Welcome.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #15195
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Thanks everyone.... learning about it and getting used to it. Completely different riding style and position from what I'm used to.
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