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    Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    on: Jan 09, 2019, 01.18 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 01.18 pm
    Hello folk! Just joined the CT forum having previously been a member of the Honda Pan European ST1300 Forum. Parted company with my own Pan a couple of months back and decided to try a Honda  VFR1200X DCT. I am a volunteer Blood Biker for the local hospital, so still ride the Pan ST1300, as well as FJR1300, BW F800GT and Honda Dauville Blood Bikes, which keep me in touch with manual gearboxes!

    As an IAM Local Observer, I mentor folk for the Advanced Riding Test and the choice of a DCT machine was in part to gain some experience of the different techniques to be used on a bike with this type of gearbox.

    I get stick at the local motorcycle club from the GS, Tiger and KTM brigade that the CT is not a real Adventure bike and the usual intakes of breath when DCT is mentioned, but I am really enjoying riding the bike and impressed with the overall quality of the finish on this bike, Honda have done an outstanding job.

    Okay, enough already, ride safe.

    CeeTeeRider

    Last Edit: Jan 09, 2019, 01.31 pm by CeeTeeRider

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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2019, 01.22 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 01.22 pm
     :400: CeeTeeRider and safe riding  :305: and well done for doing the blood runs.
    Bill

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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2019, 02.25 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 02.25 pm
     :400: from The Netherlands CT. I also come from a Pan. Never regretted.
    Tony

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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2019, 05.41 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 05.41 pm
    Hi CeeTee, welcome from down south in Devonshire.
    I have the same model.....ain't we clever.
    Do you do any work for RD&E hospital, med school ?
    Rob
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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2019, 06.16 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 06.16 pm
    Hello and welcome from a fellow Serv Rider

    You get stick from people with adventure bikes.......hahaha I bet they never get them dirty.

    Adventure is what you choose, on any vehicle

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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2019, 07.09 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 07.09 pm
    LongDude, as it happens, tomorrow I am taking blood from Dorchester County Hospital down to the RD&E, and it looks like a dry if chilly run.

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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2019, 07.11 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 07.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Maverick [+]
    Hello and welcome from a fellow Serv Rider

    You get stick from people with adventure bikes.......hahaha I bet they never get them dirty.

    Adventure is what you choose, on any vehicle

    Maverick, absolutely right, at least Honda had the sense to design an Adventure bike that they knew was going to spend 99.9% of it's time on tarmac.

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    Re: Hello - New CT Rider from Somerset UK
    Reply #7 on: Jan 09, 2019, 08.12 pm
    Jan 09, 2019, 08.12 pm
    You deserve a medal, I don't think people know how much you and your fellow riders do for our NHS, GP's etc. And, on a shiney new VFR dct. A35 tomorrow then, not a bad road
    MoorMan.

     


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