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Offline Fernando

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Weight and short spaces
on: May 24, 2015, 04:55:06 PM
I bought a Honda Crosstourer VFR1200X (automatic transmission) by end of 2014.  I live in Bogotá - COLOMBIA (South America). It´s a incredible bike but I am having difficulties with its weight and when I have to drive it in reduced spaces because the accelerator handle is very sensitive and you can speed up unexpectedly and crash / fall. Any suggestion? Regards


Offline Saxon747

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Re: Weight and short spaces
Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 10:00:09 PM
Swap it for the manual version and fit a low seat ? :431:
Never had any crash issues myself caused by the weight and sensitive throttle on my Dct. It's all about gentle inputs , and confident about it.


Offline Superjeap

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Re: Weight and short spaces
Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 09:58:19 AM
Agree with Saxon
I dont recognize the gas response as sensitive.
The lowered seat gives a bit more confidence when stopping or maneuvering.
The best tip I can give is RELAX your arms, do not pinch the handlebar and clamp the tank between your knees.


Offline biker1300

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Re: Weight and short spaces
Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 01:22:48 PM
I have to get mine through a house door  so talk about tight   gentle throttle and front brake while  tilting it from one side to the other  has worked for me   so far      But if i can find a builder i have patio doors ready to go in  :002:


Offline Lexus

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Re: Weight and short spaces
Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 05:45:06 PM
The DCT is more on/off on the gas, when the clutch comes in.
I keep one or two fingers on the front brake lever for more stability witch the gas when driving.


Offline pete fairbairn

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Re: Weight and short spaces
Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 06:43:38 PM
Fit drop links on rear shock absorber 20mm 30mm lower to give more confidence in slow manouvers, i have some links myself.


Offline leadfarmer

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Re: Weight and short spaces
Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 07:06:12 PM
Must admit I don't have any trouble feathering the clutch or holding it on the bite with my DCT and I promise I don't have Mick Doohan throttle control (unfortunately)

I get mine in through the garage door on a slight incline and down the side of my car with my feet on the floor and just a hint of gas
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