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Offline Williamson

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Why I need a VFR1200X.
on: July 28, 2013, 10:17:58 AM
In my intro I explained that I need a heavier bike to tow my motorcycle camper trailer.  Here are some pics of the trailer:

Front view:


Rear view:


Some perspective of the size:


Australia is a big place:


There's plenty of places to see, some are only accessible via these roads.

Back Glenn Innes - Grafton Road near Dalmorton, NSW:


My mate, Mal (on his, at that stage, 4,000km old Harley), the Mighty CB1300 and trailer:


The Wye Track:


I found a short-cut:


The CB can handle some rough as long as you take it easy.  Sometimes you have got to turn around because it get's too rough:


Sometime you've just got to get a new bike, a cross-tourer, and being a Honda man, a VFR1200X.  Manual or DCT?  What colour?  What extras?


 







Cheers Williamson (AKA Michael)

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Offline Doc

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Re: Why I need a VFR1200X.
Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 10:23:52 AM
 :460: and great pictures. The DCT in sport mode might be better than the CB.

Not sure what Honda will say about the towing weight for the CT - there's nothing in the book. Will the DCT box handle it?

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Re: Why I need a VFR1200X.
Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 11:20:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Doc [+]
:460: and great pictures. The DCT in sport mode might be better than the CB.

Not sure what Honda will say about the towing weight for the CT - there's nothing in the book. Will the DCT box handle it?

I've told the Honda dealer I'll be towing a trailer, he recommended the DCT. 
Cheers Williamson (AKA Michael)

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Offline Mika

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Re: Why I need a VFR1200X.
Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 11:22:22 AM
Having looked at the pictures I would recommend a Land Rover  :164:

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Re: Why I need a VFR1200X.
Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 11:37:53 AM
*Originally Posted by Mika [+]
Having looked at the pictures I would recommend a Land Rover  :164:

I almost :0461:

It's only 160kg :180:

I wont have as much camping gear in this one (wont need a tent, mattress and gazebo - camper trailer tent has all these).

This was the set-up for 5 days in the bush:

 
The old Classic trailer was around 100kg, with all of the camping gear, a couple of trips we had over 200kg.  If things don't work-out though, the trailer will be just for towing behind the car.
Cheers Williamson (AKA Michael)

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Re: Why I need a VFR1200X.
Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 02:56:37 PM
Get a Goldwing( but no short-cuts).

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Re: Why I need a VFR1200X.
Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 07:31:11 PM
That certainly is an excellent set up you have  :031:

 



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