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Offline michaeldouglas72

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Crossrunner, not the underdog...
on: March 23, 2015, 07:21:31 AM
I have just traded up from a Crossrunner and, although the press would have you believe otherwise, the old model Crossrunner is a fantastic bike. One of the best bits being the engine note which the Crosstourer lacks. I've spent a good bit of time getting the Tourer suspension sorted out, no such troubles on the Runner, bang up the preload a bit and you're off! Don't get me wrong, I like the tourer but I bought a brand new Runner for £7k and the Tourer retails at £12k ish...needless to say my Tourer is not brand new!

Anyhoo, I had a 94 TDM 850 that I still say is one the best bikes I've ever ridden so maybe's my observations are out of touch. 

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Re: Crossrunner, not the underdog...
Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 07:24:02 AM
 :400: from The Netherlands Michael !
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Re: Crossrunner, not the underdog...
Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 07:38:40 AM
Had an original runner when my first tourer was being serviced. Would of happily swapped, much more fun.

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Re: Crossrunner, not the underdog...
Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 08:39:00 AM
I borrowed a Runner whilst P&H did some work for me on the Tourer. Found it small but comfortable. Engine needed to be worked to get any zip out of it. I then borrowed a DCT Tourer - that was different trying to work out what to do with my left hand and foot ! Didnt take long to get the hang of it though.

I will stick with the tourer bigger and lots more oooomph!! :305:
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Re: Crossrunner, not the underdog...
Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 07:29:38 PM
Surely not "THE" Michael Douglas.  :001:
 :400: along, as to the Crossrunner, never ridden one but would definitely miss the syrupy turbine smooth rush of the CT.
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Re: Crossrunner, not the underdog...
Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 04:29:15 PM
I'm getting the hang of the CT now. After much misleading advice on how to set-up suspension I decided to go my own way! Found a really challenging piece of road (Braco - Comrie) and set everything to standard. The best result was to back front preload off to minimum and ramp rear preload to 6 clicks from hard. Rebound at the front may go up a couple of clicks but all else by the book. I weigh 14 stone and this works for me. Gives a decent level of comfort whilst keeping the bike under control.

The other top tip seems to be to relax into the bike, I've come to the conclusion she's not a bike that likes to be rushed!

I'm getting there, but it might be a couple of months before I get a "I love my CT" tattoo!

 


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