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  • Offline Viffer18

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    One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    on: Sep 20, 2018, 10.57 pm
    Sep 20, 2018, 10.57 pm
    So finally the big day arrived & my bike was delivered this morning. 9am phone call to say driver on route,meltdown by me to organise removing parts from my PXs, notifying DVLA, cancelling tracker systems & contacting insurance but I made it.
    So daily routines sorted I get some bike time. First thing is fuel,£18.99 to brim  :005: (let my other bike go with a full tank,not having time to drain (am I getting tight in my dottage)
    So I got 60 miles of back roads in today.

    First thoughts:
    Love shaft drive again and the chatter from the drive.
    Fly by wire throttle seems snatchy but sure I'll get used to it
    Clutch heavy
    Screen seems miles away and could do with the mechanism from the X-ADV
    It's a heavy beast no putting onto centre stand in flip flops
    Bigger spoke gap over X-ADV allows use of 12mm chains with ease
    Feels planted even with the gusts of wind trying to move me off course
    OMG how great is it yo have a proper ignition key again
    It will certainly fulfil my needs of motorway hack to visit family in the Midlands.

    Things I can't do at present
    Remove top box (WTF)
    reset the clock despite pushing buttons as per the manuel

    So tonight my baby (yet to be named) is batten down & covered awaiting storm Brenagh to hit East of England so I'm guessing I won't get a lot of miles in tomorrow (I now ride for pleasure not to commute)

    So my views aren't set in concrete and very early doors.

    I'm smiling so everything's looking peachy  :028:
    Last Edit: Sep 20, 2018, 11.12 pm by Viffer18

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #1 on: Sep 21, 2018, 06.45 am
    Sep 21, 2018, 06.45 am
    Off and running then Viffer enjoy  :305:
    Bill

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #2 on: Sep 21, 2018, 12.10 pm
    Sep 21, 2018, 12.10 pm
     :460:

    Glad to hear she’s arrived safe and you enjoyed your first miles.
    As to the top box it just needs a good clout with your hand.
    I had exactly the same issue with mine and so have numerous other members.
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2018, 03.17 pm
    Sep 21, 2018, 03.17 pm
    Nice one viffer...you've got lots of smiles ahead of you.
    I haven't ridden mine for three weeks and have severe withdrawal symptoms...fortunately it's a relatively good forecast for tomorrow so will be heading out across the north York moors to Whitby to get my CT fix and a nice fish for tea!!
    Happy riding!

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #4 on: Sep 26, 2018, 08.31 pm
    Sep 26, 2018, 08.31 pm
    *Originally Posted by Viffer18 [+]

    Things I can't do at present
    Remove top box (WTF)
    yeah i know that 1, i had to ask on here how to do it  :015: :034:

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #5 on: Sep 26, 2018, 08.43 pm
    Sep 26, 2018, 08.43 pm
    Enjoy the Crosstourer/VFR1200x
    Re: The top box:
    The top box is non removable on the Crosstourer.
    Also, the clock is non adjustable: What you see is what you get.
    These are just typical examples of Honda Wisdom: Honda knows what is best for you and you will get used to it.
    It is a great bike!


     in non-removable on the Crosstourer
    *Originally Posted by Viffer18 [+]
    So finally the big day arrived & my bike was delivered this morning. 9am phone call to say driver on route,meltdown by me to organise removing parts from my PXs, notifying DVLA, cancelling tracker systems & contacting insurance but I made it.
    So daily routines sorted I get some bike time. First thing is fuel,£18.99 to brim  :005: (let my other bike go with a full tank,not having time to drain (am I getting tight in my dottage)
    So I got 60 miles of back roads in today.

    First thoughts:
    Love shaft drive again and the chatter from the drive.
    Fly by wire throttle seems snatchy but sure I'll get used to it
    Clutch heavy
    Screen seems miles away and could do with the mechanism from the X-ADV
    It's a heavy beast no putting onto centre stand in flip flops
    Bigger spoke gap over X-ADV allows use of 12mm chains with ease
    Feels planted even with the gusts of wind trying to move me off course
    OMG how great is it yo have a proper ignition key again
    It will certainly fulfil my needs of motorway hack to visit family in the Midlands.

    Things I can't do at present
    Remove top box (WTF)
    reset the clock despite pushing buttons as per the manuel

    So tonight my baby (yet to be named) is batten down & covered awaiting storm Brenagh to hit East of England so I'm guessing I won't get a lot of miles in tomorrow (I now ride for pleasure not to commute)

    So my views aren't set in concrete and very early doors.

    I'm smiling so everything's looking peachy  :028:

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #6 on: Sep 28, 2018, 09.05 am
    Sep 28, 2018, 09.05 am
    EH !!  The top box IS removable, after releasing the box to carrier clamp with the key you give the box a hefty wack at the back (with your hand)  towards the front of the bike and it lifts off, the clock certainly IS adjustable, read the handbook!

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    Re: One small step for Honda one giant leap for viffer18
    Reply #7 on: Sep 28, 2018, 10.03 am
    Sep 28, 2018, 10.03 am
    Viffer18.

    Word of caution, a few owners have had the topbox mounting plate fall off. Check the nuts, maybe a drop of loctite.


     



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