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Offline scatz

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2020, 21:26:32 »
Lovely bike Kesky66 !! Enjoy !!

Offline bonne

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2020, 11:02:57 »
Lucky you... I also want to swap my 2017 650 for that one.

Regards, Lars.

Offline Andy_J

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2020, 10:11:32 »
Looks great in those colours. Congrats on your new bike.

Mine is in similar colours. 'MALBORO'
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Offline Dazzarati

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 12:01:34 »
Lovely looking  bike......apparently the orange and white ones are the fastest....👍

Some times I only go there so I can come back.

Dazzarati...........🏍💨

Offline hill100

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 13:05:50 »
I wanted the Oxford heated grips fitted to mine by the dealer when buying the bike. Had them on my multisrada and they were brilliant. So hot that you rarely put them past level 3 out of 5. The dealer said that they didn't rate the Oxford ones and recommended R@G grips, saying they had had problems with the Oxford ones. But when I spoke to their service department, they said that they just didn't stock the Oxford ones. I took the R@G and the control box is smaller and neater , than the Oxford, but they are no where as hot. When you google the Oxford v R@G , they say there is not much between them (R@G are cheaper.) So if you are thinking of getting heated grips and are put off by the price of the Suzuki ones; I'd go for the Oxford .

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2021, 14:06:41 »
I got the Suzuki heated grips as I hate the controllers which are big boxes. I've read on other forums that people are happy with these, and they almost look OEM: https://www.webbikeworld.com/koso-apollo-heated-grips-review/  not tried them myself though, one place to but them from https://www.louis-moto.co.uk/artikel/koso-heated-grips-for-22-mm-handlebars-with-switch-integrated-in-the-grip/10032697

Offline hill100

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2021, 16:23:53 »
look great, but the reviews on the Louis Moto site are not great

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2021, 20:50:48 »
The only problems with the Suzuki heated grips, is the tiny button (I guess my gloves are a bit too big), and the fact that they do not tie into the dash so the dash does not show the heat setting. As simple and plain as the dash is, it is still very clear in direct sunlight, so I'm fine it's not a posh colour TFT thing, just wish it showed the heat levels on the grips like you get with BMW's.

Oh, and re: the Oxford vs r&g, the Oxford are way way hotter and better, but you get the huge control box thing. As long as you can live with the control box, they are the better grips than R&G (and Suzuki) for heat.

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Re: New 1050XT Arrived !
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2021, 08:46:39 »
Nice bike scatz 😉 enjoy, has it got cruise control  being the xt model as that's what I miss owning a 2019 model  & looks good in red.

Ian.