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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    I have 3 XR's. Two are very easy to find neutral, one, not so much. I did switch to H-D Formula + in the hard one, and it is easier now.Attachment 203578

    sorry, the quote did not come up initially. nice bike! are you able to adjust the ride height? i need about an inch/inch and a half lower front and rear as i am on tiptoe when stopped. how can i tell what mounts are in there for the engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    sorry, the quote did not come up initially. nice bike! are you able to adjust the ride height? i need about an inch/inch and a half lower front and rear as i am on tiptoe when stopped. how can i tell what mounts are in there for the engine?
    Your shocks are probably a minimum of 2" longer than stock. I'm not sure if those Ohlins can be adjusted for height or not. I'll trade you straight across for for some stock x shocks. If you do get shorter shocks, you could slide the fork up a bit in the clamps to get maybe 1/2". I'm not sure if you can tell by looking what mounts you have. On my racebike, it vibrates like crazy at speed. The rubber mounts have almost no vibration at speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    Your shocks are probably a minimum of 2" longer than stock. I'm not sure if those Ohlins can be adjusted for height or not. I'll trade you straight across for for some stock x shocks. If you do get shorter shocks, you could slide the fork up a bit in the clamps to get maybe 1/2". I'm not sure if you can tell by looking what mounts you have. On my racebike, it vibrates like crazy at speed. The rubber mounts have almost no vibration at speed.
    im not sure i know how to take the shocks off IF i was inclined to trade LOL. there is no vibration at speed so i must have the upgraded mounts. by speed i mean cruising on the highway at 70mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    im not sure i know how to take the shocks off IF i was inclined to trade LOL. there is no vibration at speed so i must have the upgraded mounts. by speed i mean cruising on the highway at 70mph.

    Measure those shocks from eye to eye and look for small black printed number on them. That will tell us if they are adjustable for length.

    On the engine mounts the upgraded ones would have the most vibration, especially at idle. Judging from all the other race mods on this bike I would assume you have the hard, or race, mounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    Your shocks are probably a minimum of 2" longer than stock. I'm not sure if those Ohlins can be adjusted for height or not. I'll trade you straight across for for some stock x shocks. If you do get shorter shocks, you could slide the fork up a bit in the clamps to get maybe 1/2". I'm not sure if you can tell by looking what mounts you have. On my racebike, it vibrates like crazy at speed. The rubber mounts have almost no vibration at speed.
    im not sure i know how to take the shocks off IF i was inclined to trade LOL. there is no vibration at speed so i must have the upgraded mounts. by speed i mean cruising on the highway at 70mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    nice bike! is there a way to adjust the ride height? im on tiptoe and i need it to be about an inch lower front and rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magoo View Post
    Measure those shocks from eye to eye and look for small black printed number on them. That will tell us if they are adjustable for length.

    On the engine mounts the upgraded ones would have the most vibration, especially at idle. Judging from all the other race mods on this bike I would assume you have the hard, or race, mounts.
    where would the number be printed? someone here have the same kit installed with info? were not all the shocks used in the kit the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    ... there is no vibration at speed so i must have the upgraded mounts. by speed i mean cruising on the highway at 70mph.
    Quote Originally Posted by magoo View Post
    Measure those shocks from eye to eye and look for small black printed number on them. That will tell us if they are adjustable for length.

    On the engine mounts the upgraded ones would have the most vibration, especially at idle. Judging from all the other race mods on this bike I would assume you have the hard, or race, mounts.
    My guess is you don't have the V&H mounts. V&H tried to keep them to racers only and I believe you had to sign a release for them stating that things were not going to be the same with these mounts.

    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    im not sure i know how to take the shocks off IF i was inclined to trade LOL. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    My guess is you don't have the V&H mounts. V&H tried to keep them to racers only and I believe you had to sign a release for them stating that things were not going to be the same with these mounts.
    yes, it has pronounced vibration at idle so its the race mounts. it also has the Fuelpak that was sold to racers only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    I have 3 XR's. Two are very easy to find neutral, one, not so much. I did switch to H-D Formula + in the hard one, and it is easier now.Attachment 203578

    Nice picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
    One thing I have found, there is always someone faster and there is always someone slower, no matter where you are. At the end of the road though, it only makes a few minutes difference either way, so it really does not matter. The trick is to ride your own pace and have fun. That is my plan anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR RUNNER View Post
    Nice picture!
    I have a professional photographer that travels with me.

    Speaking of which, when are we going to do a track day. It gets hot soon.
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