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  • Offline leadfarmer   fr

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    Crosstourers gone
    on: Oct 27, 2015, 12.28 pm
    Oct 27, 2015, 12.28 pm
    So there you go, kept the bike just over a year but now it’s gone

    There are a lot of gripes on the forum but all in all I think it’s a great bike even if it is strangely overlooked, I’ve no regrets having owned one  :028:

    I set the suspension to Veejay’s settings then added front preload 1 turn & backed off rebound damping 2 clicks more to get it just right – Handling sorted  :169:
    I replaced the OEM deathwings with PR4 Trails – Tyres sorted  :169:
    I made the deflector for the front of the tank – Buffeting sorted  :169:

    The V4 engine is great, plenty of torque low down and a good surge up top with a banshee wail when you thrash it, not bad for surprising power rangers  :305:

    The DCT box changes up too early in D and too late in S so I ride in S and change up manually, the down changes in S are just right and give good engine braking, I recommend DCT especially for the twisties

    My only niggle really is the shaft when pottering in town, it’s bloody awful, clatters like a bag of spanners,  luckily it’s fine once you’re moving and of course no maintenance. This was my first shaft driven bike

    Apart from routine use I did 2 tours on the bike, first one to Tuscany last year to run it in then a 5 country loop this summer, both times with Wifey and baggage
    The CT is a great tourer, comfy for rider and passenger and the extra weight doesn’t slow it down
    It can hold its own in the twisties and it’s also stable at speed, I got up to just over 200kmh on the autobahn with passenger and full baggage and it was well within its comfort zone

    But now it’s time to change, the French law limiting bikes to 100 hp at the rear wheel ends on 01 Jan 2016 so the local market is about to go pear shaped for recent used big bikes, so I thought I’d get in before it does

    Off I went then to try a few alternatives, the usual suspects you could say, strangely everything felt small after the CT

    Tried a KTM 1290 Super Adventure, BMW S1000XR and BMW R1200GS

    And you guessed it, I’ve ordered the Water-cooled GS with all the bollo… bells and whistles, to be delivered January version full power

    So I’m a happy bunny then  :001:


  • Offline capobob   gb

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #1 on: Oct 27, 2015, 12.53 pm
    Oct 27, 2015, 12.53 pm
    Nice one....shame you will be gone...but good luck!

  • Offline slomogadgie   scotland

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #2 on: Oct 27, 2015, 12.56 pm
    Oct 27, 2015, 12.56 pm
    enjoy the new bike

  • Offline HEN99   england

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #3 on: Oct 27, 2015, 03.29 pm
    Oct 27, 2015, 03.29 pm
    well you have given it a go, but along with a few others
    have thought the CT is just not special enough to keep for more than a year or so. and I guess that is maybe down to the engine. its what the CT is all about- but is it what this type of bike should be about   
    ???   :084: perhaps a few more" bells and whistles" is what to CT needs -not just a new fancy paint job.
     :305:
    Last Edit: Oct 27, 2015, 03.31 pm by HEN99

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #4 on: Oct 27, 2015, 07.03 pm
    Oct 27, 2015, 07.03 pm
    Have you got any bits for sale.

  • Offline leadfarmer   fr

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #5 on: Oct 27, 2015, 07.13 pm
    Oct 27, 2015, 07.13 pm
    *Originally Posted by gazvfr1200x [+]
    Have you got any bits for sale.

    Hi Gaz, afraid not, also the bike is in Saint Etienne in France

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    Offline Viking VFR1200

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #6 on: Oct 28, 2015, 11.57 am
    Oct 28, 2015, 11.57 am
    Thanks for the update and happy riding your new bike :305:

  • Offline Superjeap   nl

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    Re: Crosstourers gone
    Reply #7 on: Oct 28, 2015, 02.45 pm
    Oct 28, 2015, 02.45 pm
    But now it’s time to change, the French law limiting bikes to 100 hp at the rear wheel ends on 01 Jan 2016 so the local market is about to go pear shaped for recent used big bikes, so I thought I’d get in before it does

    I dont get it.... :087:

    You have to get rid of the CT because of the 100 hp law
    And now you got yourself a Beemer 1200GS with 125 hp?  :084:

     



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