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Offline Fat Bert

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There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
on: October 18, 2015, 10:15:12 PM
Bought the DCT CT in April to replace the trusty 1150GS as a early treat to myself, given the big 60 birthday was last week

Last ride out today was 100 mile spirited run around mid Wales before she gets SORN'ed for the winter at the end of this month

Just clocked over 18000miles - so that's 9000 miles I've ridden in 6 months covering :-

*   12 countries [if you include Wales and England!]
* France
* Belgium
* Luxembourg
* Austria
* Italy
* Switzerland
* Slovenia
* Czech Rep
* Germany

Done Stelvio, Grimsel, Col d'Iseran, Col de labonnette

Also done a Offa's Dyke - top to bottom

2 x B road tours of North Wales and Snowdonia

UK West coast to East coast across it's widest

All in all not a bad season's riding tbh

Do have to say that of all the bikes I've owned, the CT ticks the boxes for me ..........

DCT configuration is exceptional when you use it in "manual mode" and the V4 grunt is addictive

So smooth you really don't appreciate just how fast you can accelerate and drive through the bends

OK the suspension is still below average - even when you've spend time setting it up as best you can - but you simply ride to it's capabilities

The brakes aren't progressive enough for me

The wind buffeting is still a serious pillion issue

But all in all it's not been a bad season

Typical Honda engineering means she's not drunk a drop of oil - only had to replace the battery and correct some appalling wiring and servicing issues from that "well known" Honda main dealer in the South East who's name begins with "D"

So thanks to a lot of people in here who've electronically helped, advised and supported - it means a lot - it's been a wicked year! Here's to hopefully meeting up with a some CT riders in 2016

Here's to a few bimbles out in 2016
























Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 10:20:19 PM by Fat Bert
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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 03:17:52 AM
Nice little report, mines new to me but will be busy over the next few months.

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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 06:55:26 AM
Very respectable years riding Bert.
This season saw the Mrs and me finally get to the Alps, fantastic.

Paul


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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 09:42:06 AM
Nice posting, Bert.  :152:
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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 10:40:14 AM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
Very respectable years riding Bert.
This season saw the Mrs and me finally get to the Alps, fantastic.

Paul

After 21 years NOT in the pillion saddle, She Who Must Be Obeyed decided to get the leathers back out

She swore blind that leather shrinks in the darkness of a closed wardrobe - she certainly isnt the size she was 21 years ago - not the wisest move telling her that though!  Once the swelling over the left eye went down, local A&E released me on parole

Fair to say the CT now has 4 brakes!

1] Front Brake
2] Back Brake
3] Parking brake
4] The Wife!

Bless her - she's actually done very well  as a superb pillion rider even if the extra weight over the back wheel does eat up rear tyres!



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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 12:03:00 PM
I'm sure if your misses reads that Bert , you'll end up waiting for some more serious swelling to go down.

Paul


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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 02:17:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
I'm sure if your misses reads that Bert , you'll end up waiting for some more serious swelling to go down.

Paul

Hopefully!   :158: :158: :158:
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Re: There we are then~~~~~~ 1st Season over
Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 04:40:13 PM
Fnaaar Fnaar..ooh Matron....

My mileage might match yours by next spring...If I  keep sluggin' thru' the winter...
Haven't put me liners in yet...trying to stave that off 'til November at least....then need to pop a power point on the side of the bike for the heated liner!

lovely pics Bert!!!
Last Edit: October 19, 2015, 04:59:36 PM by capobob
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