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    Firing Sequence for a newbie
    on: Mar 19, 2017, 04.52 pm
    Mar 19, 2017, 04.52 pm
    Hi, still not decided on buying a Crosstourer to replace my 3 year old  Kawasaki Versys 1000, currently the best bike I've ever riden by a long way.
    I have a test ride on 1st of April and cant wait.
    I have two questions,
    What is the firing sequence in terms of 720 degrees (two crank rotations)? :440:
    Why should I swap from my versys?
    There you go gents, a chance to really influence a potential new owner.
    I'm 6' 3" and 15 stone looking to spend a bit of my retirement fund at 65.
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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 2017, 05.13 pm
    Mar 19, 2017, 05.13 pm
     :400: haartz
    Q1 Sorry don't have a clue (plenty of members have though), I just ride it and love the smooth v4 sound and grunt.
    Q2 Sorry don't have a clue never ridden a versys.  but I believe some  on the forum have. With your size and weight you should have no problem with riding position and weight of CT. Make sure you try the DCT though it just might surprise you. Ride safe  :305:
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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2017, 05.56 pm
    Mar 19, 2017, 05.56 pm
    Thanks Bill, have tried an early NC700x with DCT and liked it.
    Like all non owners, a little scared by stories of glitches with DCT, OK when under warranty but expensive?
    Derek
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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2017, 06.15 pm
    Mar 19, 2017, 06.15 pm
     :400: and there is loads of good, and mostly, objective advice here.
    I have no idea either on firing order, but I love the smoothness and pull ... it also sounds good.
    Apart from the effortless engine, the DCT box is unique and I would be loathe ever to change back to a manual box. I am not aware of any persistent dct problems. Also I suspect Honda is confident with the 3 year warranty on the bike. It is perfect for covering road miles in comfort and with deceptive speed.
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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2017, 06.56 pm
    Mar 19, 2017, 06.56 pm
    1-2-4-3 odd firing, single flat plane with crank pin offset - not classic flat as some would say it's even more cross plane.
    Very specific construction.

     

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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2017, 07.09 pm
    Mar 19, 2017, 07.09 pm
    Like some, ive never ridden a Versys, but i do love the CT and its got a great engine, silky smooth and lots of pull.  :028:
     :400: aboard anyway if you dp buy the CT.   :028:  :031:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2017, 08.06 am
    Mar 20, 2017, 08.06 am
     :400:  have you found your answers :112:, the choice is one only you can make  :087:  but I dont think you will regret it, and do try the DCT  :028:
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    Re: Firing Sequence for a newbie
    Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2017, 10.08 am
    Mar 20, 2017, 10.08 am
    Never riddenna versys but they do look a good bike and cracking value.
    I'm on my second CT, first was a manual new one DCT.

    Im converted, DCT box is very impressive. I've not heard of any issues with the DCT box. In fact the only issues I'm aware of on the CT are rear shock adjuster and driveshaft recall.