New here - Here's what I have done....
I'm a new 800XC owner, all of 2 weeks now.
So here we go.
First, some background.
Been riding for 40+ years and have ridden almost everything. From 90cc Kawasaki, to (many) Harley's, to (2) BMW,s, including a GS, and the list goes on and on.
I test rode the 1200, loved it but decided the cost was more than I wanted to spend, but have to admit the bike was fantastic.
So, I bought the 800xc, without a test ride ... I've done this before, with some success, and some failure ...lol!
So far, I think I did great with this one!
Got the bike on Thursday, went away on business on Sunday, returned on Thursday, loaded the bike on the trailer and met friends a few hours away to spend the weekend riding, etc.
I didn't have time to do much to the bike, but I did the following:
Lowered it using soupy's links. This worked out great, but the kickstand they sent has the tab on the wrong side for the neutral safety switch, I am communicating with them now about the problem. Unfortunately "soupy" has left the country and they are lost without him it seems. I'm sure they sent the wrong one, but they can't seem to get it right, even after sending 8 pictures! One thing I don't like is the lack of a telephone number or address. They email, and that's okay, but it would be easier to talk to someone. More on this after they either fix the problem, or disappoint.
Also, added the SWMotech rack from twisted throttle, to be able to mount a top box, which I have yet to decide on, for now it's a soft bag And, a Kaoko throttle cruise control, I love these, would not have a bike without it, no cramping for me! Also, added the OEM side cases (just yesterday). The dealer swore the instructions were in the box, no instructions of course! but they were very easy to install, I think we will like them, I know my wife will.
I'd like to hear from anyone who changed their windshield, maybe i'll start a thread. I'd like to get a little more wind protection. I had a calsci on one of the bikes, liked it and would really appreciate input.
Finally, love the bike, smooth, great power and very comfortable impressive suspension.
I attached pictures.