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  • Offline capobob

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    Sad but excited....
    on: Sep 12, 2017, 11.52 am
    Sep 12, 2017, 11.52 am
     I don't know if this is going to work or not...a bit of a gamble on my part...It's a huge departure from everything I've been riding over the last 25 years but....

    it's like this...I expressed an interest in an X-ADV...and had a couple of test rides  :001:..There is another batch available and I've signed on the dotted line and will swap the CT over on Saturday 23rd.

    DCT with Scooter looks..are you mad???

    ... it looks like I might have to finish my affair with the chick at the petrol station...I won't be seeing half as much of her  :008: :008: :008:
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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2017, 12.05 pm
    Sep 12, 2017, 12.05 pm
    Some change that Capobob.

    That said come of these Maxi scooters (if that's what theyre called) are impressive bits of kit. Ive seen loads of people touring on them when Ive been away and on a practicality level they are hard to beat.

    I was looking at one while my CT was being serviced and the spec of it put many other "normal" bikes to shame.

    I hope youre happy with your new ride and Im sure Im not the only one who will be interested in how you get on with it long term.



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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #2 on: Sep 12, 2017, 03.04 pm
    Sep 12, 2017, 03.04 pm
    Just this last weekend we did a mini tour of North Scotland:
    Aberdeen
    Granton on Spey
    Foyers
    Lairg
    Scourie
    Ullapool
    Cawdor
    Lochindorb
    Granton
    Aberdeen
    over two nights..............one of the guys was on a Lambretta. Okay we had to curb the speed a little, but on the crowed type of roads it was no hardship, and the little B roads were fine at 45-50mph etc
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #3 on: Sep 12, 2017, 06.31 pm
    Sep 12, 2017, 06.31 pm
    When I was over in France in June, I saw quite a few of them. I like the look of them but being 6'4" I would make it look like a monkey bike

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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #4 on: Sep 13, 2017, 06.32 am
    Sep 13, 2017, 06.32 am
    Good luck capobob when you get your new wheels. I have not tried it but one of our group former CT owner, now AT owner tried one for the day and quite liked it especially when he took it of road. Keep us informed how you get on, Ride safe  :305:
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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #5 on: Sep 13, 2017, 04.48 pm
    Sep 13, 2017, 04.48 pm
    As I own an Integra as well as the CT DCT I can speak from experience. After over 50 years of biking I can honestly say the small Honda DCT's are brilliant. The engines are so understressed they pass it on to the rider. 3 years ago a small group of us went to the Dolomite's for a holiday. They had GS's. I had one as well but decided to take the Integra. It was brilliant. we did about 2000 miles in total and my bike averaged 82 to the gallon over the whole trip. The gs's about 56. We were not hanging about either. As soon as we got back one of the other guys bought an Integra straight away he still has it.  Good luck and enjoy it.
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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #6 on: Sep 25, 2017, 11.10 am
    Sep 25, 2017, 11.10 am
    Dirty deed done....Picked up the X-ADV Saturday and stuck a few miles on Sunday.
    First commute this a.m and so far so good...It's different!
    This DCT on this ADV is so sorted....much much much better than the CT I rode and even better than the AT I test rode with DCT...
    It's changing like it's reading my mind!!!  :084: :084: :084:

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    Re: Sad but excited....
    Reply #7 on: Sep 25, 2017, 12.02 pm
    Sep 25, 2017, 12.02 pm
    I don't think I'd want my DCT to change like  it's reading my mind , it'd be all over the place  :087:


     



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