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On board footage Harley Davidson XR 1200

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Mike Spike Edwards rides a Harley Davidson XR 1200 at Alcarras circuit, Spain on a Hottrax European trackday. The bike is supplied by Riders of Bridgewater. Onboard video footage captured using a...

Very good run... that bitch can hug!!!!
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WooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW!
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@huntman125 Yes.... Look for a used one... They are out there; you'll find a deal
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ive only gotten mine to 125 but it wasn't redlining yet.
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I love how your lapping all the guys on sportbikes on a harley.
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Sporty Spirit!!! Greets, charlesb52, sportzilla.nl
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@MikeEdwards09 Thanx Mike. I'm gonna run mine at Willow Springs which has a high average speed, and room enough for the XR to top out(600's will reach their top speed there). You can install the Buell primary gear on the left side, and it's supposed to give you another 7mph or so, but if none of you have felt it necessary to increase it's top speed, I'm gonna try it stock first.
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Is this bike worth the price? I've read alot of mixed reviews, does it perform?
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What have you done to keep from dragging the header and pegs. I'm scraping everything up.
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Nice to see how trackday overtaking should be done Mike.
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Edwards, I know you're based in the UK, so I'm interested to know if you set your bike up in line with the Vance & Hines series over here, or if you went with a different setup, and why. Great video, and thanks for posting!
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@FormulaMazda stock bike is too low most guys raise the rear end.
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Are you running stock 'gearing' for the series, or did you make an internal change(I.e. Buell sprocket swap)?
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It is never goingg to be a Sports Bike, if you are looking for sheers performance this isn't the bike for you. However, we lapped all the circuits with very respectable times so they are not slow but it is much more about the lifestyle, sound, feel of the bike which is the 'hook', nothing comes close! Out the box they are a little tame but after fitting the exhausts, re-mapped the ignition and fitted some 'goodies' it is transformed, best bet is not to try to compere it directly to anything.
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All those other riders clearly Suck. The dude on the Harley is a good rider
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Hi Seb, I'm not sure about the length of the standard shockers as we used Ohlins units and I'm not sure how much that raised the rear end, plus the fact we had Harris yoke clamps to alter the off set. best bet id to contact Harris and ask them for some data on what they got up to. The big change would be to get some cartridge fork damper kits. Mike
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Nice riding. Sad too see the sports bike crowd talkin' trash about this bike. It's a really fun motorcycle, with lots of character. And, as you prove in your video, can handle very well in the right hands.
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Seems like a pretty good handler, I was in the Doncaster Harley dealers the other day and there was one of these in there, awesome looking bike.
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To be honest I don't know the V&H set up, our machines were stock engines with a re-mapped ignition, race pipe etc. The chassis only had modified front suspension and a pair of Ohlins shocks, steering damper and a few other bits and bobs. I would love to come over and ride a few rounds of the V&H series, it would be great to compare the two series.
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