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Offline GeofftheChef

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ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
on: August 04, 2013, 07:56:30 PM
Is my engine getting smoother ??? Just done around 900 miles and feels like its getting quieter and smoother...feels much easier to ride and settled down nicely.... I think I'm growing to love the Crosstourer ... when I first got it, sounded like a tractor or diesel engine ... very happy and looking forward to first long ride out when we tour Scotland in early September :)

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Offline Saxon747

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Re: ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 09:32:50 PM
*Originally Posted by GeofftheChef [+]
Is my engine getting smoother ??? Just done around 900 miles and feels like its getting quieter and smoother...feels much easier to ride and settled down nicely.... I think I'm growing to love the Crosstourer ... when I first got it, sounded like a tractor or diesel engine ... very happy and looking forward to first long ride out when we tour Scotland in early September :)
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Hi Geoff
The big 'V' 4 does slacken off and  become smoother as the mileage is increased, along with the gearbox which becomes slicker the more miles that it does. Fuel economy also improves , so all in all you are on to a winner  :152: Hope you enjoy the Scotland trip as much as we did back in May/June.


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Offline veejay

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Re: ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 09:03:19 PM
Yep!
I test rode a manual with 95 miles on the clock and it was very vibey.
Bought my manual with 3800 miles on it and it is silky smooth and the vibes have diminished to negligable....... like a good wine I guess!  :038:

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Offline cozmo1589

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Re: ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 07:47:09 AM
Mines just gone over 3k and its all sweet, suspension seems all settled in and no need for adjustment, engine is a peach and mpg has risen from early 30's to 47mpg so well chuffed, it's definitely a keeper!

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Re: ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 09:59:40 AM
mines  on 8,500 and is running smooth as silk,gear changes are now light and precise, av mpg now is 49.2 the engine feels free to rev and throttle response has improved
Cheers Blu

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Offline Steve1300

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Re: ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 08:41:53 PM
Same here 2200km and engine is better than first diesel 100 km  :016:
My ST1300 from 2003 and 2008(2) didn,t feel smoother from new afther 100km and even more km,s...
The CT engine is something that,s getting better afther you ride a lot what the ST1300 had already from the begin the very smooth engine?
For me the CT is something i use till the new pan european comes  however the CT i love more and more sometimes  :305:

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Re: ENGINE GETTING SMOOTHER AFTER 1000km ?
Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 08:05:20 AM
The engine is good and smooth ... except when you ride slowly. I think a bike with such power don't like going slowly.
It's my opinion comparing to my previous TransAlp and Varadero ...
But I have to say that when you use his power ... that's exciting !!!
And during my last trip (8.160km), my finally average was 5,81 liters/100km !!!  That's GREAT riding with my wife, side panniers (14kg each one) and topbox (14kg more).
I'm very happy with my engine ...  :047: :046:
It doesn’t matter the fast you go, but the far you arrive ...

 



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