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Offline Doc

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Time for a change - Farewell CT
on: September 15, 2013, 01:13:36 PM
I've had the Crosstourer now since April 2012, but have only managed 11,000 km due to my accident. The Crosstourer's V4 engine with the DCT box is amazing, and generally the bike has been fun. The only problems for me are the height of the bike and the front end suspension.

Height - I'm 5' 11", and although that's not short, it's probably the limit for the CT. I am always afraid that when I'm riding slowly/stopping in tight areas that I'm going to drop the bike. It's not happened yet, but I've had a few close calls.

Suspension - I've been through the full range of settings with the standard suspension and just can't get confident with the front end on bad road surfaces - and in the Alps there were some bad twisty roads that had me worried a couple of times. I don't want to tinker with alternative hardware, as it all costs money and it might not work anyway.

I have therefore decided to part company with the CT and will be changing to a much more sedate bike - the CB1100. It's time to do some chillin'.

I will still log-in now and again to see how you are all getting on, but now I've joined the CB1100 forum, so I'll be posting about my new bike there. This is a great friendly forum, and I hope it continues to be so for you all.

I'd like to wish you all the best for the future, and be safe.

Cheers,
Doc


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Offline GeofftheChef

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 01:19:02 PM
Good luck Doc with the new bike... looks great... at least you have had 18 months or so on the Ct... thanks for past interesting posts and safe riding on the CB !

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Offline Barbancourt

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 01:55:59 PM
All the best with your new bike! Have fun with it!

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 02:14:18 PM
All the best Doc, love the CB's myself and have even just got an old CB400-4 from 1976 MOT'd but i'll post in another thread to avoid de-railing this

Good Luck  :019:

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 02:39:05 PM
Good luck with the new bike - it is a beauty! Enjoy......  :001:

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Offline Mika

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 03:29:30 PM
Excellent choice Doc, hope you get on well with it.

Personally i think it has to be the sweetest looking retro bike out there, and being a Honda you know its not going to drip oil everywhere and start each push of the button

Good luck with the CB  :031:

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Offline SHR61

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 04:15:23 PM
Saw one of those in Doble's when I was picking up my CT and they did look sweet.

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Re: Time for a change - Farewell CT
Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 05:15:23 PM
 Lovely Bike, I like the retro look having an XJR too.
You'll get as much enjoyment standing in the garage with a brew looking at it as you do riding it.

Paul