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Offline JB13

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Crosstourer design improvments
on: April 07, 2013, 11:59:48 AM
Its been around for about a year so how about some suggestions that may improve the bike? This is not for breakdowns or failures, a separate thread would be a good idea for those issues.

To start-  the underseat space is very small and considering the space needed for suspension travel isnt that much Honda could have considerably increased the depth of the tray. Older bikes used to have space for tools, bulbs, cargo nets, locks, waterproofs etc.

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Offline Doc

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 12:20:23 PM
Amazingly, I'm finding it hard to come up with some suggestions. The screen needs to be better, but now I'm struggling. That's must be a good sign.
I'll have to think about what could be better on my next long ride. :084:

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Offline paperman

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 04:34:18 PM
Not really an improvement, but the accessories could be better............and cheaper  :172:

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Offline Telbert

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 05:49:57 PM
Good question mate.

As a dct owner i vote for a setting midway between D and S mode. Maybe they could call it M  :038:
When riding through towns D puts the bike in too high a gear and S is too low. God knows where the Honda test riders took the bike when they were developing it but it certainly wasn't around built up areas.

Better headlights, a height adjustable seat, a larger petrol tank, tyre pressure monitors, cruise control and shedding 20 kilos of weight might improve things too but it all nit-picking as its a very nice bike as it is  :028:

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Offline Munch

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 05:54:23 PM
Yes, a bit lighter please.

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 09:28:12 PM
Change the spoke wheels and reduce the seat height.

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Offline Allroadtoad

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 11:04:08 PM
I need a higher seat, the design of the front fender could be improved so the dirt won`t stick too much on the inner legs of the suspension. Easily altered with neoprene covers though. I really want a higher seat. Other than that, don`t need anything else. Funny that I hear about weight reduction yet we want so much extra on it, that doesn`t really add up.
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Offline jacob

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Re: Crosstourer design improvments
Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 04:41:52 AM
A lower 1st gear - given the CT weight she runs down hill a little quick on tracks - would like to have a lower 1st gear to have more engine braking
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