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  • Offline firefox

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    If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    on: Feb 14, 2019, 06.31 pm
    Feb 14, 2019, 06.31 pm
     :430: :431:Hi all. So after nearly three and half years and 31.000 miles give you some input I finished pay for the CT last October as Honda as done very little to the CT there was no point in changing.
    I start with fuel I have ways used shell high grade fuel it keeps the engine clean so it feels as frisky now as did at start
    As for mpg on the open road just solo and boxes it’s in between  46-55 the latter is on
    M roads my weight is about 94 klo including my bike riding gear.
    It’s weight it’s not light at around 608 pounds ish plus another 10 klo for the  DCT main is manual by the way apart from moving it round from your garage on the move it’s light on the move for s heaver bike on the move has very light stering could do with a damper
    Suspension this is well talked about topic I am changing mine soon it’s ok if you sub 13 .6 stone if ride by your self but two you will need most of clicks and when on holiday this  what lets it down it helps you use veejay settings as new stating point
    Tyres I have used  Annke 111 Tyres they give me about 10.000 miles per pair oddly the CT wears out the front first with the back only half used for my use they great in the dry
    and the wet so if do less than 10.000 miles a year they could your years riding.
    So what have replaced a part from the suspension  so far at 31.000 miles is my main head light.
    I know it light on tricks like other bikes but less to go wrong as some said if need  the
    Look then it’s a GS or rely it’s the CT
    Last of all the V4 if riding a round town in 4th to over take its just  pulls away on the M road’s and in 6th gear it just keeps going no need to change down for over take the 127bhp is about right
    It’s fuel tank 21.5 ltrs so depend how hard you ride you good for between 180 miles plus  reserve tank so on a good day 190 plus the reserve should make 220 for this a bike for me to keep for some to come as I be changing my suspension soon,
    Who ever reads this I hope it’s use full as mags and papers don’t do the CT in there group test since about 2012 in one of the mags

    Fire fox
    Last Edit: Feb 14, 2019, 06.36 pm by firefox

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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2019, 07.42 pm
    Feb 14, 2019, 07.42 pm
    Interesting Firefox, thanks   :002:

    P.S, I know Orpington, I used to live in Bromley.
    MoorMan.

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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #2 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07.11 am
    Feb 15, 2019, 07.11 am
    'Who ever reads this I hope it’s use full as mags and papers don’t do the CT in there group test since about 2012 in one of the mags'

     :0461: Good CT summary
    Bill

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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #3 on: Feb 15, 2019, 08.25 am
    Feb 15, 2019, 08.25 am
     :460: Firefox, useful info for any prospective owners.  :028:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #4 on: Feb 15, 2019, 09.49 am
    Feb 15, 2019, 09.49 am
    Good appraisal of the CT Firefox  :028:


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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #5 on: Feb 15, 2019, 10.12 am
    Feb 15, 2019, 10.12 am
    Fair comments Firefox, I have changed the suspension and have it how I like it and, despite having recently also bought a 2017 GS the CT is a keeper for me. :)

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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #6 on: Feb 15, 2019, 12.31 pm
    Feb 15, 2019, 12.31 pm
    I wish they would update the VFR1200X.  I'd buy a new one.

    A friend of mine said that it could be a GS killer if they just changed a couple of things and put some marketing behind it.

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    Re: If you thinking of buying a CT read this.
    Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2019, 11.37 pm
    Feb 18, 2019, 11.37 pm
    Nice summary but I’ve never seen 50mpg ever and am lucky if I get north of 45mpg max. Using brim to brim method when touring I usually average 9-10 miles per litre. Surprisingly although she’s very relaxed cruising at 80mph on the motorway it’s that kind of constant speed which really takes a toll on the average mpg.

    The only thing I’d swap mine for would be an Africa Twin DCT but I had a Short ride on one the other day and I was a bit disappointed in it compared to the CT and I therefore don’t think it’s worh the cost to change.
    Last Edit: Feb 18, 2019, 11.40 pm by Rushy