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    Hi. My names John and I live in the SF Bay Area in California.
    I just picked up a XR1200X today and I'm here to soak up some info before posting like an idiot!

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    Welcome!
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    Welcome in from clear across the country in Connecticut, we have quite a few members from California, on here, one in particular is Berkhippie, he is also from the S.F. Area, perhaps he'll be by soon to say hi.
    Anything you want to know about your XR, you can find here, all you have to do is ask.
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    John,

    John here also. Hey, there are no idiots on this forum. Idiots consider buying an XR, then walk away. You chose smart, then smart again hooking up with us. Stick around and soak it up, plenty of people ready to advise and help you through key decisions.

    Cheers from Melbourne, Australia,

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    Welcome

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    Welcome from Cincinnati, congrats on your purchase and welcome. There is a ton of info on the site to absorb but don't worry about posting stupid questions, we're all friends here and it would be tough to find a more supportive forum on the internet. ask away!
    As Ray mentioned, there are quite a few CA XR riders here, you may want to keep your Memorial Day Weekend free for their annual Epic ride.
    Cheers,
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    Welcome from Canada .
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    Welcome from Cornwall, England.
    The only idiots are the ones that don't know AND don't ask!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houseyhousey View Post
    Welcome from Cornwall, England.
    The only idiots are the ones that don't know AND don't ask!
    or... most of the folks on Facebook. Haha
    Welcome J_D. Ya gotta post some so you can post pitchers! We like pitchers.
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    Welcome from Sydney Australia. You have come to the right place for info !!

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    Welcome John, we could be neighbors. I'm in Fremont.

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    Here goes a pic from tonight with my 10 yo,


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    Unfortunatly the sunset photo of the golden gate bridge didn't come out.


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    Thanx for the warm welcome guys

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    Welcome to The Forum from sunny SoCal! Congrats on your XR1200X! Good choice!
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    Welcome from Canada, and a guy who also recently bought an XR1200X. Although I bought a non X a month before, so I actually have two now......
    2009 XR1200 - 2012 XR1200X - 2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye - 2006 Ducati 999S - 2003 Suzuki SV1000S

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    Hello, my name is Ron, I just recently purchased an 09 xr1200. Riding in Liverpool Ny. Definitely need advice on mods for this one. For starters, how to raise the rev limiter? Anyone?

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    Hi Rvlii,

    Far as I know you need a reflash of your ECU, or an outboard tuner like a Powervision or Screaming Eagle tuner or similar, plus a knowledgable dyno tuner who can dig into the ECU/tuner & dial in this new rev limit. But do you really need to do this on a street ridden bike? And are you happy to live with the possible consequences of buzzing this engine, of basically 1950's architecture, too high too many times?

    Just asking for a friend (of intact Sportster motors). But seriously, most of us would favour upgrading the tires & suspension plus derestricting the induction & exhaust before attempting to raise the rev limiter. And there are many threads in these pages which cover just those things. Use the search box up the top right and dig in. Plus welcome from Melbourne, Australia.

    J.

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    Just curious... What RPM are you at, to hit the limiter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rvliii View Post
    Hello, my name is Ron, I just recently purchased an 09 xr1200. Riding in Liverpool Ny. Definitely need advice on mods for this one. For starters, how to raise the rev limiter? Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rvliii View Post
    Hello, my name is Ron, I just recently purchased an 09 xr1200. Riding in Liverpool Ny. Definitely need advice on mods for this one. For starters, how to raise the rev limiter? Anyone?
    I guess the question is, why do you want to raise the rev limiter.
    It can be done, and some here have done it safely.
    If you are looking for more top end speed, most here change the primary gearing.( see "Scotty Mod)
    Others have changed the front pully. this gives a little more top end and doesn't hurt acceleration to much.
    But it throws off the speedometer and trip meter some.

 

 

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