Back here + on a Boxer: feels like coming home

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Back here + on a Boxer: feels like coming home

Postby Parkblu » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:07 am

A boxer (and this forum) is quite like Pasta Carbonara or good 'Cue – after you didn't have it for a while, you realize how much you missed it.

So after my BMW hiatus on a board Triumph Tiger 800xc for a few years (1150 R before that), since Sunday I'm back aboard with a Scrambler.

A 5mos-old used one about 150 mi away, only 400 mi on the clock, ASC, heated grips, spoked rims (the latter I probably wouldn't have bothered with had I bought new), flawless – that was too good to be true at a 20% discount from new.

Even on the test ride which the seller had agreed to, I felt right back at home on the Scrambler (except for that stinky low seat, and those thin and hard grips). There is something with the boxer and this bike I simply didn't find on other rides I tried.

My local dealer (family owned and great people) are probably not being too happy with me. But that discount leaves some money for a better saddle (or more beads) and thicker grips.

Looking forward to meeting some of you on the road, and many of you again here.
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Re: Back here + on a Boxer: feels like coming home

Postby Buckster » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:28 am

Welcome back! Let us know how the bike feels after a couple of months to see how your experience has been with it.
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Re: Back here + on a Boxer: feels like coming home

Postby peels » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:20 am

I would miss the boxer engine too much. I cant let go.

welcome back. scrambler is a cool looking bike.
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Re: Back here + on a Boxer: feels like coming home

Postby CNorris » Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 am

I was under the impression the R9T used the old R1150R boxer engine. That's how I landed here. Love that engine. If they made a "new" bike using it, I'd like to be in on that.
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