Author Topic: hi from tasmania  (Read 1034 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior  ‐    8
    • *
    • Topic Author

    Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 8
    • Bike: 2015 crosstourer
    • City / Town: triabunna
    hi from tasmania
    on: Mar 06, 2019, 01.04 am
    Mar 06, 2019, 01.04 am
    hi all :158:
    bought a 2015 CT around xmas and only yesterday did i need the forums help(more about that later)so i now have joined :062:
    i bought the bike from a guy in Darwin and as i was visiting the Gold Coast to see my sister,i decided to fly to Darwin then ride bike back to G.C. around 3500kms :005:
    this turned out to be not such a good idea(freight was around a grand but not til end of feb and i couldnt wait that long)
    australia had a heat wave right through the centre right on time...ah well :190:
    so about a week out,i ordered a cruise control from MC Cruise ...the plan was to ride out of darwin on day one(2am),stop around midday at a motel,then fit the cruise(about 4 hrs),then continue happily along :305:
    of course,the cruise didnt turn up(it came the day after) :157:
    so i spent 3and a half days riding through 47 degreesC and hanging onto the throttle with both hands :173:
    4x12hr days later and back to the GC


    back in Tassie and i fitted the cruise but i hardly need it here (no mind numbing long straights here)...anyway


    i found the throttle really stiff...i had a crossrunner with the same problem and fixed it by removing one of the 2 return springs..so thinking to do the same with the CT i started pulling the throttle crank off
    i didnt realise at the time,that it was a TPS........anyway i couldnt modify the spring so made a similar one with slightly thinner wire...after a couple of tries i got it right and now have an extremely useable throttle :169:
    unfort when i got the bike back together,it gave a MIL
    thats when i came to this forum....one previous thread mentioned forgetting the MAP sensor and how to reset ECU and this was my problem...i had left off the vac hose and the plug too :020:
    once i got it sorted,i then fitted my new muffler....i had bought a Boewulf muffler from the UK and it arrived in record time...ive had several bikes with these mufflers on(crossrunner,Yamaha TDM)and i really like them...they give a really good sound,without being noisy,so much so that i usually ride with baffles out
    anyway bike is much more enjoyable now,easier to control and sounds awesome....i just need to make a ventura type rack for it  :084:
    cheers all...russ :821:

  • Offline Longdude

    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    176
    • ***
      #1

    Offline Longdude

    • Crosstourer Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 176
    • Bike: Yamaha XT660Z Te
    • City / Town: Exeter
    Re: hi from tasmania
    Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2019, 05.30 am
    Mar 06, 2019, 05.30 am
    Wow, that's some first ride......and in that heat  :020:
    OZ is one big place.
     :400: along .
    MoorMan.

  • Offline Yasko   england

    • Crosstourer Master  ‐    1361
    • ****
      #2

    Offline Yasko

    • Crosstourer Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1361
    • Country: england
    • Bike: Africa Twin DCT
    • City / Town: Canterbury
    Re: hi from tasmania
    Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2019, 06.30 am
    Mar 06, 2019, 06.30 am
    *Originally Posted by Longdude [+]
    Wow, that's some first ride......and in that heat  :020:
    OZ is one big place.
     :400: along .
      :0461: Welcome and safe riding merlot  :305:
    Bill

  • Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior  ‐    8
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • #3

    Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 8
    • Bike: 2015 crosstourer
    • City / Town: triabunna
    Re: hi from tasmania
    Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2019, 06.52 am
    Mar 06, 2019, 06.52 am
    hi

    yes there was no relief from the heat :190:
    on the second day i decided to ride into the night hoping for sthing cooler but by 6pm it was still reading 45 on my gauge
    the road kill in the NT is buffalo and huge roos :005:
    so i stopped at the next town ....that night i woke up screaming with cramps..ive never had anything like it...i was drinking heaps of water but no electrolites :192:
    when i rode into TennantCreek the day before at 2pm the clock tower showed 47 deg C.....my bike was showing 44



  • Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior  ‐    8
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • #4

    Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 8
    • Bike: 2015 crosstourer
    • City / Town: triabunna
    Re: hi from tasmania
    Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2019, 07.12 am
    Mar 06, 2019, 07.12 am
    BTW
    45 is 113deg F
    47 is 116degF

    russ :821:

  • Offline Dave56   gb

    • Crosstourer Master  ‐    1794
    • ****
      #5

    Offline Dave56

    • Crosstourer Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1794
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: CRF1100 DCT
    • City / Town: Grantham
    Re: hi from tasmania
    Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2019, 04.39 pm
    Mar 06, 2019, 04.39 pm
    Hi Russ and  :400: along to the colleCTive.  :028:
    Now that’s what I call an introduction, WOW, talk about “going the extra mile”.
    I have to ask the question though Russ, did you have a test ride before deciding on the CT.  :138:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

  • Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior  ‐    8
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • #6

    Offline merlot

    • Crosstourer Junior
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 8
    • Bike: 2015 crosstourer
    • City / Town: triabunna
    Re: hi from tasmania
    Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09.24 pm
    Mar 06, 2019, 09.24 pm
    hi dave
    no test rides before purchase.....i back myself in to change anything i dont like about a vehicle
    id been off 2 wheels for about 6 years(6 can am spyders got in the way)and after i hit retirement spent a lot more time going on ulysses rides with the GF on the spyder
    and on the weekends that she cant come along,i decided that 2 wheels would be a good change for me given the fabulous roads we have in tas
    short list was the X or a GS and the X came up at good price so i bought it
    i figured it was a shaft crossrunner.....very bad assumption.....the bike is a bit too much for me,but it is what it is and since i fitted the muffler(yesterday)i'm wanting to ride it more

    russ :821:

     


    arab-exile