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Offline colngezsct

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Gidday from sunny Queensland
on: July 07, 2013, 10:57:10 AM
Hello all,
Gerard & Colleen Hagarty from Tamborine, Qld proud owners of a lovely new white crosstourer. Previous BMW R1150R and R1200RT owners decided to opt for what we considered the most suitable bike in class for us. Have so far (in 2 days) done 700kms on mainly secondary roads and am very pleased with the bikes' comfort and composure. Only put heated grips and touring screen on so far but will look to add a lockable top box, panniers, radiator guard, etc (any advice will be greatly appreciated). Look forward to hearing feedback from overseas and hopefully catching up with local CT owners. Cheers to all..... Gerard. :031:       


Offline Eltar

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Re: Gidday from sunny Queensland
Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 02:50:48 PM
 :400: from Turkey, sir.

You will find a lot of information already available for (pretty much) every question you have in mind. And if you can't, people are always here to offer any information they have.

IIRC, an Aurtralian producer had high quality rad guards available. I'm sure locals will direct you there soon.

As for luggage options, there are threads already available. Join in the conversation or start yours and I'll be happy to add my two cents.

Enjoy your ride, like the rest of us do  :031:
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Offline Mika

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Re: Gidday from sunny Queensland
Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 10:02:25 AM
 :400: from Scotland

Plenty of reading on here regarding accessories, enjoy the new bike  :031:


Offline MC55

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Hi from Finland
Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 10:50:44 AM
Hi all,
I'm new member since today and got my Cross Tourer in June 2012. I have had 15 bikes and must say that this is the best so far. Now driven 14.000 km and just returned from a journey to Portugal; nearly 6700 km in 2 weeks of which 9 days driving. The color of the bike is silver, it's automatic and has original Honda panniers and heated grips. Worked really well on serpentine roads crossing the Pyrenees mountains from France to Spain and also on French and German motorways. Average fuel consumption of this trip was 6,5 liters (in Finland on normal roads 5-5,5) per 100 km but on motorway it goes up to 8-9 liters when cruising above 150 km/h. The panniers are not so aerodynamic. 2 accessories I intend to buy for these long journeys: Cruise control (Honda is planning their own but when) and a better seat (maybe Corbin) . Does anyone have other good suggestions. The weight is one negativ aspect but I bought a lowering kit of Metisse (Germany) and it made parking etc. a lot easier (I'm 173 cm)
I still have to shorten the side stand 25 mm like instructed by Metisse. Otherwise the bike may fall to the right side if the ground is even a little inclined to the right (not yet but it was close).



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Re: Gidday from sunny Queensland
Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 08:09:41 PM
 :400: from the UK  :305:


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Re: Gidday from sunny Queensland
Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 01:28:07 AM
G'day from sunny (but bloody cold...) Melbourne  :031:



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Re: Gidday from sunny Queensland
Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 03:34:35 PM
 :400:  from Germany. Glad your enjoying the bike!


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Re: Gidday from sunny Queensland
Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 12:36:56 AM
Hello and  :400: from Sydney  :018:
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