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Offline ozbar

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Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
on: March 09, 2013, 02:04:22 PM
Hey everyone!

Ok I get the bike on Fri next week (15th March)..and so far all I've bought for her is:

A black R&G hugger
A Givi touring screen.

The other thing I want to get is the Givi crash bars. I take although it says on their website that they're for manual bikes only, I can cut out alittle of the engine cover and mount the bars...is that correct??

I will in the near future also purchase the Givi trekker lights which I will wire to the spare push switch beside the anti-skid button.

The other things that I want to buy is obviously luggage...Givi trekker of course :) and maybe a tank cover from this website..scroll down page

http://www.topsellerie.co.uk/HONDA-CROSSTOURER-VFR-1200-X-seats-petrol-tank-covers-tank-bags-motorbike_5_854.html?jqzoom=true&categ=tpr&id=6028&id_modele=854

I'm not investing in heated bars..I've got them now (honda ones) but I'd prefer to spend the £300 on something else

Is there anything else is I should consider??



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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 02:35:03 PM
I would also suggest: IMHO


Front Fenda Extenda - Keeps much more rubbish from the front of the engine.
Rear Ducktail - Keeps more rubbish being thrown up over pillion, and top box.
Center Stand if you haven@t had one fitted for when you take delivery.
Radiator Guard. - Cheaper the guard than having to replace a holed radiator.


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Keep it on the Black Stuff or Dirt - BUT - Rubber Side Down.  Else it hurts!


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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 03:25:21 PM
The fender extender is on the cards...the center stand im not too sure about. The honda one i bought for my nc700 felt cheap..is there a better option. Wheres the best place to buy a custom rad guard.

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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 03:46:10 PM
Reconsider the centre stand, it makes cleaning and working on the bike so much easier and it would be a real bugger mending a puncture at the side of the road with just a side stand.

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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 03:48:23 PM
Radiator Guard -


Follow this link:


https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,1206.0.html


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Keep it on the Black Stuff or Dirt - BUT - Rubber Side Down.  Else it hurts!


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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 03:49:49 PM
hi well done on your purchase    :152:
I fitted the Beowulf guard which was a fairly easy job , be aware its shipped flat so will need to be curved to fit the radiator.
As for the rest see how you get on, remember if you add enough you can call it a BMW  :008:

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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 04:12:07 PM
Hello ozbar
Congrats on the DCT, you will have a huge smile every time you ride, hope the weather improves for your collection next week.
Good comments on goodies from everyone so far, get a centre stand, the Honda one is ok.
I installed RADGUARD - http://www.radguard.com.au/, a bit more expensive, but quality kit and will take bricks thrown at it. I also got rid of the strangled cat horn, and fitted a Magnum, loud as a juggernaut now.  :156:
There are so many goodies appearing now, enjoy the bike

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Re: Ok...bought the CT DCT..wot next?
Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 11:12:40 PM
Akra exhaust - let that V4 breathe  :018:

 



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