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@  wreckless : (08 February 2019 - 06:43 PM) just getting used to this site. have an original xjr 1300, 03 plate, black, with the nice paint job. I love it, but not had a big bike before, so still,l a bit nervous of it, but will definitely keep it, 32,000 on the clock, looks lovely. light as a feather when you ride it, but quite heavy, so i find hill starts and right hand turns hard. pleased to join this forum.
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@  bikerlen : (11 January 2019 - 08:13 AM) All I want is some help withe the wiring. When I got my bike some twat had cut the alrm out. All I want know is How do I sort. I've been a motorcycle mechanic for 34 years but cant get my head around all the frigging black wires. If I cant sort I'm going smash the thing to peices.
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@  KevKS : (28 October 2018 - 02:02 PM) Just bought a 07 plated XJR1300 - Chain rather loose gonna have a go this afternoon!
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@  AndyF : (04 June 2018 - 12:10 AM) seat off, remove 12mm bolt, lift up tank from seat end and then spend a few mins dropping the tank on you hand as you try to remove the fuel pipe and breather
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Newbies On New Bikes And Tire Issues


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#1 wooksta

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:39 PM

Some thing I discovered a few years ago -- after speaking to a uk Bridgestone factory fella -- when you buy a new bike --as in the case of the XJR and it has lets say Dunlops fitted -- so orf ya go and they are CRAP -- and will probably put you off ever buying that brand again --- now then heres the kicker according to the bridgestone factory fella ----
Your bike is fitted with ASIAN market tyres --- a totally differant compound to dunlop Europe or bridgestone europe etc etc -- the same applys to say American made bikes --- American compounds are again differant to europe and asia --
So juat because your original black hoops scared the bejayzus outta ya -- it dont meen that if you wanted to fit OEM tyres again they would have the same effect ----- point in example my XJR had bridgestone 020's fitted - totally crap -- however from experiance ah was expecting this and when the rear was done in ah replaced em with a pair of 020 europe tyres --- totally differant and much better than OEM
hope this is of some help to newbies [ ah term ah hate lol :) :) :) ;) ]
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:53 PM

sounds plausable
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:39 PM

sounds plausable

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

I'll second the OP. Once owned a Toyota MR2 and found that the OEM tyres weren't even available for purchase in the uk despite the car coming from the uk plant. See no reason that things are different in the bike world.




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