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Offline michaeldouglas72

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It was nice knowing you...
on: August 12, 2015, 11:27:22 AM
Sorry Chaps and Chappeses, but my brief Honda ownership experience is coming to an end but thanks to all for the help and suggestions these past few months. The unusual characteristics and quirks of the big CT are too much for me so I'm going KTM Adventure.

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Re: It was nice knowing you...
Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 12:01:13 PM
Thanks for your thoughts, we all have to do, what we have to do. When you say quirks and unusual characteristics, what have you found that has made you make this decision?

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Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 12:28:56 PM
As a former Adventure owner , I can understand your decision , The big KTMs do look the business whereas the CT does hardly " shout in your face " . CT ownership is a lot more subtle and if it doesn't work for you fair enough - at least you`ve had a go , and maybe a year from now when the KTM is showing some ` Character` you`ll remember the CT !!!!
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Re: It was nice knowing you...
Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 01:06:46 PM
Good luck and safe riding  :305:
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Re: It was nice knowing you...
Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 02:36:09 PM
Sorry to see you go....
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Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 02:56:10 PM
The Mechanic, to answer your question:

The suspension was driving me crazy, I spent dosh on Hyperpro and then getting it all set-up properly and it was much better but you only have to take a spin on another bike to realise the CT was not cutting the mustard.

White finger on my throttle hand after a few hours in the saddle.

Surging on light throttle.

Drive shaft sounding like it was about to smash through the casing.

Mad gearing between first and second, clunking gearbox.

Fuel consumption of 29 mpg!!!

To be honest the Crossrunner I had before the CT was better suited to my style of riding. I didn't test ride the CT and thought it would be just a bigger better Crossrunner and the dealer offered me the same price for the Crossrunner as I'd paid for it a year earlier.

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Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 03:19:24 PM
sounds like a "Dog"...If mine was like that I'd jump ship too!
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Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 04:12:47 PM
*Originally Posted by michaeldouglas72 [+]
The Mechanic, to answer your question:

The suspension was driving me crazy, I spent dosh on Hyperpro and then getting it all set-up properly and it was much better but you only have to take a spin on another bike to realise the CT was not cutting the mustard.

White finger on my throttle hand after a few hours in the saddle.

Surging on light throttle.

Drive shaft sounding like it was about to smash through the casing.

Mad gearing between first and second, clunking gearbox.

Fuel consumption of 29 mpg!!!

To be honest the Crossrunner I had before the CT was better suited to my style of riding. I didn't test ride the CT and thought it would be just a bigger better Crossrunner and the dealer offered me the same price for the Crossrunner as I'd paid for it a year earlier.

Many thanks for taking your time to answer my question, you are doing what is best for you, I know how you feel, I had a Triumph explorer for near 12 months before my CT, I was unhappy with that, got rid. Whatever you ride, take care.

 



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