Hello! New H2 in the stable

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Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by windjammer47 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:05 pm


I just bought my new 2018 H2 SX SE! I'm in love with this bike and intend to use it as a touring motorcycle. This will replace my BMW F800R that I would use to tour around the US. BMW's maintenance was too expensive for reason and I moved on to a more reliable brand! I look forward to being part of the Kawi community and can't wait to see some of you out on the road!
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by Burmashave » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 pm


Welcome! Enjoy the ride. Are you in active service?
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by JonTheChron » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:01 pm


Welcome and congrats!
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by Thunderdawg » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:25 am


Welcome to the forum and H2 SX SE ownership. May you enjoy your bike as much as we do!
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by windjammer47 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:23 pm


Burmashave wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Welcome! Enjoy the ride. Are you in active service?
I retired last year, my wife is still active-duty USAF though. So I get to live on base and play in all the formal events still.
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by Burmashave » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:35 pm


Thanks for your service! I'm glad to know that some of our defense expenditures are being transformed into an H2 SX SE.
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by GT550 » Wed May 15, 2019 2:36 am


isn't it funny that one of the more expensive brands is one of the least reliable. and yet I always feel a little 'attitude' at the bmw dealer. I had a vfr1200 at the time. cost a fraction of a beemer, more reliable, and prob a better ride to boot.

got my h2 today. first ride will be tomorrow - any advise on surviving the first 1000 miles?
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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by danham » Wed May 15, 2019 10:56 am


I'm another BMW refugee, having traded my 2009 F800 ST for my SE. I recall that it required patience to survive the BMW break-in period and that is even more the case with the SE. I go in for my 600 service tomorrow and can't wait to uncork full power mode... soon.

I will say that while BMW's reputation for grand larceny at the parts counter is well-earned, I find Kawi to be just as guilty. While shopping I contemplated buying an SX and adding the goodies that would make it (mostly) an SE. It quickly became apparent that building Frankenbike was a bad idea. I did not need to look much further than the 12v outlet, which retails at the Kawi store for a mind-boggling $84.95. The local auto parts chain store has them for under ten bucks. And don't get me started on the "optional" chain adjuster tool (I bought one for a Triumph that works fine and cost $15).

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Re: Hello! New H2 in the stable

Post by jackfrank » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:42 am


Welcome and congrats for your new purchase.
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