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  • Offline Maverick

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    Hello from Sussex
    on: Jul 15, 2015, 08.34 pm
    Jul 15, 2015, 08.34 pm
    In discussions to trade in my trusted and loved Tiger 800 XC for 25,000 miles.

    Its a basic 14 Honda..........no extras to need to make a list

    Thinking centre stand, heated grips, crash bars and panniers.............do I really need any more (or less)

    Thoughts so I can negotiate with the dealer

    Look forward to meeting a few on here.

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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2015, 09.51 am
    Jul 16, 2015, 09.51 am
    Hi and warm welcome, I am new to the forum and the Cross Tourer myself so am sure people with far more experience than myself will be able to help.....

    I picked mine up only yesterday, but after a two hour drive home would like to suggest the following for consideration?

    Depending on your height, have you considered the 'taller' screen?
    Honda themselves make/sell one,

    I am 6'4" and had a fair amount of buffeting on my way home, partly may be due to the motorway drive home,
    But do feel that a 'taller' screen would have been more comfortable.

    Safe riding
    Stu

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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2015, 01.03 pm
    Jul 16, 2015, 01.03 pm
    Hi and welcome  :400:

    The Highlander pack offers good value if you are looking at Honda accessories....but price up alternatives!

    The Honda heated grips are very tidy and toasty...but v. pricey to buy and fit

    The latest luggage all seems to be waterproof....some don't care for the "Alu" look (don't get caught out with the old expanding version top box if you do get one).

    Check out the buffeting pages on this forum..for a cheap and easy fix...


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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #3 on: Jul 16, 2015, 07.51 pm
    Jul 16, 2015, 07.51 pm
    I have been given a price for the hylander pack, not cheap but covers most, although I don't want the top box. Bought separately its a big extra more!!

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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #4 on: Jul 17, 2015, 05.39 am
    Jul 17, 2015, 05.39 am
    Welcome from a fellow Sussex crosstourer rider  :400: I have a Givi higher screen that works very well on mine but I am only 5,10. Also have Givi crash bars and honda centre stand all good options but from personnal experiance and many comments on the forum i would stay away from Honda heated grips, very expensive and prone to problems.mine stopped working and the button fell apart after only who years ! i have replaced them with Oxford heated grips and although they are slightly slightly bigger the are much more robust and just as worm.
    You should not be disapointed in your choice of stead i have had mine for 18 months (bought second hand from Dobles with 4000 miles on the clock) and have just had my 16000 miles service last week.

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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #5 on: Jul 21, 2015, 06.24 am
    Jul 21, 2015, 06.24 am
    Just checked out the highlander adventure pack...........its got lots in it, and with £1000 off and free fitting.

    Worth going for??

    The bike is a 14 with 2600 miles on the clock

    What you think?

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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #6 on: Jul 21, 2015, 09.18 am
    Jul 21, 2015, 09.18 am
    I would not recommend the Honda Luggage, save your money and buy Givi or similar. My OEM heated grips gave up after a year but were repaired under warranty. The screen is a very individual thing, I tried the Honda tall screen - not good for me (6'1"). Eventually went for the Givi Arflow with no regrets - low noise and no buffeting until silly speeds.

    I consider the following a must:

    Center Stand
    Hugger or Shock Sock or Both.
    Fender Extender
    Radiator Guard
    Decent Crash bars

    Nice to haves :

    Running Lights
    HID or LED Headlight replacement bulbs
    LED Sidelight bulbs
    Belly Pan


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    Re: Hello from Sussex
    Reply #7 on: Jul 21, 2015, 11.31 am
    Jul 21, 2015, 11.31 am
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    Hi MotoGpNick,
    Did you ever get a reply regarding the Touratech prices in UK
    Just a thought, sorry to hijack the thread

    UB