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Offline IanM

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IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:50:59 AM »
Hello, please can I join the party?

I ordered my Crosstourer this morning, so I am now into that waiting period which is so frustrating!

20,000 miles on a BMW R1200GS (after well over 50,000+ on my VFR 800 FiY) convinced me I like the style of bike and riding position and if Honda'd had this bike in the market 3 years ago I'd have bought it back in 2009.  I've gone for a standard bike, manual gearbox plus heated grips, centre stand and got them to throw in the taller screen as well.  I am sure I'll experiment to see which of the two I prefer!

I'm not over keen on Honda's luggage system, so will be adding Givi rails and re-using my boxes after it's delivered in about 3 weeks time.

Needless to say, I also rode Triumph's Explorer.  That's a really nice bike, but (a) it's not a Honda and (b) their part exchange offer for the BMW was rubbish.  All in all, I reckon I have got a good deal on a great bike, so I am looking forward to many happy miles back on another red VFR.

My home is in Derby, which is about as far from the sea as you can get in England and I certainly recognise one or two folks on here from other VFR related forums. 

Finally, thanks for the useful posts you've all made to date, they have been helpful in learning a bit more about the bike before I signed on the dotted line.

« Last Edit: July 01, 2012, 04:03:25 PM by IanM »
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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 11:02:59 AM »
Hey IanM  :400: to the forum, I hope you have your bike reel fast!!!!

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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 12:26:02 AM »
Hi IanM and welcome to the forum look forward to hearing your thoughts once you taken her out for a spin ... Jacob  :018:
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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 12:33:17 AM »
 :400: to the gang friend  :821:

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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 04:59:08 AM »
Welcome to the party....

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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 12:30:58 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes, I am looking forward to getting the bike on 20th July. 

Meanwhile, nobody in the UK seems to have any Givi PLR1110 rails in stock and the best promise Givi can give is "maybe in 2 or 3 weeks time, but if not then sometime in September after the Italian holidays".  Ho, hum, I shall wait and see what happens, unless anyone knows of a set of rails in stock anywhere.
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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 01:14:45 PM »
 :400: too  :305:
Around the world and back ... driven Honda motorbikes all over Europe, Australia, NewZealand, Japan, Russia .....
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Re: IanM has just ordered his Crosstourer
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 02:42:55 PM »
 :400:  IanM red machine.... :305:
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