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    One happy bunny here.
    on: Feb 05, 2018, 08.55 pm
    Feb 05, 2018, 08.55 pm
    Hi everyone.  :001:The day didn't start off very well as when I looked out of the window it had snowed but it certainly improved. Last night I casually suggested to my wife that I thought it was time to part ex my 09 GS and unbelievably I actually got the nod to do it  :152:.
    So straight on the Web I spotted an Triumph Explorer that was in my price range so sent off an enquiry and they responded this morning. But at the same time I spotted a CT DCT in my price range but initially dismissed it as it didn't have a clutch lever. I mean that's not motorcycling, is it ! :112:
    But it nagged away at me as it was in Dobles who I have brought many bikes from over the years as there is no messing about with them this is what the bike costs and I will give you x for yours. Suits me.

    So rang them sorted figures out and agreed to buy it. Road test don't be silly that is too sensible for me. Come unstuck a few times on that though.
    So next thing I am in showroom collecting it. At this point I had not ever even sat on one.  :034:

    I knew there was not a clutch lever but where's the gear lever  :159:
    Everything sorted and given instructions  :087: on how system works its now time to leave for home.
    It of cause by this time is dark and begins to pour with rain  :110:
    Of cause the first stop is to fill up with petrol and I decide to put the parking brake on.  :021:
    You've guessed it it then took me ages to fathom out how you release it  :112:
    Now to the real point of this message. The bike is a revelation  :152: and i am now wondering what i ever saw so good about having a clutch lever. I still have a lot to learn about the bike but its so brilliant in not having to keep going up and down the box in the usual way, the mirrors and seat comfort are far much better than the GS i owned as well  :047:
    Now looking forward to the Spring and Summer arriving even more  :002:
    Sorry for rambling on but just wanted to say hello.

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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2018, 09.03 pm
    Feb 05, 2018, 09.03 pm
    Welcome from Rome Italy, ride safe  :305:
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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #2 on: Feb 05, 2018, 09.07 pm
    Feb 05, 2018, 09.07 pm
    Thanks creature i bet its warmer where you are compared to the UK

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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2018, 09.41 pm
    Feb 05, 2018, 09.41 pm
    Here in Rome we have 15° C during day time  :169:
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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10.12 pm
    Feb 05, 2018, 10.12 pm
     :400:

    You won't regret it!

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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2018, 06.18 am
    Feb 06, 2018, 06.18 am
     :400: and safe riding Hondated :305: A jump into the dark for you with DCT but you will not regret it.
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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09.51 am
    Feb 06, 2018, 09.51 am
     :400: along to the colleCTive hondated.  :028:
    Great intro and loud applause for jumping straight onto the DCT and your correct, it’s a revalation.
    I was just the same with my first manual CT, encouraged by the salesman to first try the DCT version a combination of stubbornness and stupidity had me saying “no thanks,  why on earth would I want an automatic....!”, ah well, you live and learn.  :138:
    Intrigued as to your “coming unstuck” with regards to test rides though.  :084:
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    Re: One happy bunny here.
    Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10.11 am
    Feb 06, 2018, 10.11 am
     :400: Hondated.

    the DCT really is a revelation.

    Dave, I really don't know why you ever hesitated and didn't opt for the manual DCT in the first place..... :164: