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Yes, my first ride on the XR will happen today, since I purchased it back in late March. I have a Dyno scheduled to repace the old FuelPak and tune it for "rideability" with the new Power Vision. RC Cycles in Hayward is the place.
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Engine-related additions, are a drop-in K&N, new SE Plugs and Wires, and Bassani Roadrage 2-1 Exhaust. Everything else is stock. I'll report back with the print-out, and after ride report, once I stop smiling!!!

So, why have I waited so long to ride? Back when I saw my first pictures and racing of the AMA XR Series, I wanted one. I initially wanted a Buell XB12, but due to the parts issues, I swayed to the XR. Had been looking for an XR for a long time, and just missed out on buying a street-converted ex-race bike. Found another low-mileage 09 Vivid Black, and it already had a few mods on it. It was well within my price range, and talked to my wife about it. I have had an old truck that I've been talking about selling for years. I threw in the following, "If I buy this XR, I will not ride it till I sell the truck." This was my words, not hers telling me to sell the truck. I like my marriage, and want to keep it that way, so we agreed. So many calls, very few lookers.

But wait? You are thinking I sold the truck, and now I can ride the XR? Nope! I have a "Hall Pass" for this week to ride it before going to the Bagger Races at Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point) with @amarzano and @ranbush this coming Sunday, and I'm getting use to it before the 160 mile round trip. I have never ridden this until today. Not even sneeking a ride down the street. Started it many times, letting it warm up, made vroom-vroom sounds, changed quite a few things, have a few more to change later on, but kept my promise, and have not ridden it, nor have let anyone else ride it.

Full report with pictures, later today, and yes, I'll be careful!
 

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Yes, my first ride on the XR will happen today, since I purchased it back in late March. I have a Dyno scheduled to repace the old FuelPak and tune it for "rideability" with the new Power Vision. RC Cycles in Hayward is the place.
Home RC Cycles Hayward, CA (510) 471-9755
Engine-related additions, are a drop-in K&N, new SE Plugs and Wires, and Bassani Roadrage 2-1 Exhaust. Everything else is stock. I'll report back with the print-out, and after ride report, once I stop smiling!!!

So, why have I waited so long to ride? Back when I saw my first pictures and racing of the AMA XR Series, I wanted one. I initially wanted a Buell XB12, but due to the parts issues, I swayed to the XR. Had been looking for an XR for a long time, and just missed out on buying a street-converted ex-race bike. Found another low-mileage 09 Vivid Black, and it already had a few mods on it. It was well within my price range, and talked to my wife about it. I have had an old truck that I've been talking about selling for years. I threw in the following, "If I buy this XR, I will not ride it till I sell the truck." This was my words, not hers telling me to sell the truck. I like my marriage, and want to keep it that way, so we agreed. So many calls, very few lookers.

But wait? You are thinking I sold the truck, and now I can ride the XR? Nope! I have a "Hall Pass" for this week to ride it before going to the Bagger Races at Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point) with @amarzano and @ranbush this coming Sunday, and I'm getting use to it before the 160 mile round trip. I have never ridden this until today. Not even sneeking a ride down the street. Started it many times, letting it warm up, made vroom-vroom sounds, changed quite a few things, have a few more to change later on, but kept my promise, and have not ridden it, nor have let anyone else ride it.

Full report with pictures, later today, and yes, I'll be careful!
Good Luck Corey - for the ones that remember your first post...we've all been waiting on this day for you.
 

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Jumps at the slight twist of the throttle. I’m sure the new tuner will correct that.
Stopped to fill the tank. Where do you guys put the fuel cap?
No place to put my gloves, except wedging them under the speedo.
Mirrors are hard to see out of.
Not use to these turn indicators yet.
Idle at 1000 feels like it’s going to die out, but normal.
Loving this bike, and will love it more as I put on miles. “Miles of Smiles!”


Some pictures while I wait for the tuner to arrive. I’m not early, he is late.
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Great looking bike Corey. I hated my mirrors on top so they went under, MUCH better for me. Didn't you install the 1/4 turn throttle? I place my fuel cap on the pump.

One more thing, I see your vent tubes. I put a catch can on mine the other day and all I've got so far is a little water.
 

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Stock throttle and bars. Still have stuff to change when I get everything, but not installing a 1/4 turn throttle. Read up on Motion Pro Rev2 Throttle Assy.
That’s what I’ll eventually be using after changing bars.

Water is all that should come out of those tubes. I will install my catch soon, just didn’t for today.

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The oil under the bike is NOT from mine. No leaks what-so-ever after finishing the tuning.
The wire holding the rear tubes in the exhaust. You can see the light area where it was rubbing on the muffler, and I had to bend it out of the way.

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Well that was a looooong day. Removed the Fuelpak, and made ready for the PV. Rode 7 miles to the dyno, bike registered 45 miles just on the dyno, then 7 miles back home. Sorry for those of your that have already stored your bikes for the winter, but it's the price we pay here for taxes, and $5.19/gallon for Super Unleaded Gas.

The base tune was rediculous, as it left a super rich spot mid-range. The guy adjusted that out, then when he ran auto tune with it, it created a super rich spot at low-end. Finally he adjusted that out and I ended up with a great air/fuel line. End result was 94.72 hp at almost 7000, and 76.18 tq close to 6000. What you say? Yes, look at the final read out below and see the tq low, then again higher up. K&N Filter in stock box, Screamin' Eagle Plugs and Wires, Bassani Roadrage 2-1. All stock other than the PV tuner.

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These were the other two graphs showing issues earlier. First issue was the one on the bottom.

I love the bike and am happy with the current power, style, and sound. Sadly it goes back on the garage at the end of the day Sunday, but until then, like Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker, “Use the Force Luke!” In my case it will be, “Use the TORQUE!!!!”

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Those are some impressive results, that tuner guy must know his stuff.
Now get your truck sold so you can take that bike out and put some miles on it.
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Roy
Thanks Roy! That has been the plan all along!
Oh, a close second, is there were no leaks on the Dyno either !!!
 

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Bike looks great Cory.
Really good numbers, should be able to keep up with the Orange ones now.:whistle:;)
Time in the saddle, or seat time is much needed.

One last mention, it is a struggle to get the kickstand down, and with my Sidi Boots, I have to do it with the heel, stretching my leg out. It's a chore, but something over time I will perfect.
 

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Put a carriage bolt up thru the bottom of the kick stand tad and run a nylock nut down on top of the tab, it will give your foot something at grab. Remember to drill out the center of the carriage bolt to save weight. Those dyno numbers look good, the base line and final run figures are right in line with what I had with my Bassani exhaust and K&N filter.
 

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I enjoyed reading that, it proves the worth of a proper dyno tune. There will be many poor running bikes out there.

You will soon get used to hooking the side stand but you will never get used to it rolling forward and thinking it's going to fall over lol
 
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