Author 2013 DCT for sale **sold**  (Read 1106 times)

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  • Offline Martymouse   wales

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    2013 DCT for sale **sold**
    on: Jun 16, 2020, 09.04 pm
    Jun 16, 2020, 09.04 pm
    I guess this is a bit like selling snow to Eskimos (and I don't need to know how many words they have for it nor whether they should be called Inuit ... oh what a minefield :187:) ...

    However, you are a discerning bunch so already know the many fine attributes of the CT.  I too know them but I have reached a point where I need something smaller and lighter. Not sure what yet, but selling my CT is the first step.

    It is 13 reg (May 2013) and has just under 16000 (15865 when I write this) miles so pretty low mileage. I have owned it since September 2015 and am the second owner. It has been well looked after and garaged. I am not going to say never ridden in the rain, because I don't believe anyone who says that, but I will say never deliberately ridden in the rain if I didn't have to. It is in very good condition as you can see from the photos.

    The last service was  in February. This is the big one including valves check (all in spec) and, other than riding it back from the service/storage to the new house, covid-19 means it hasn't gone anywhere else. The MOT was due in May but suspended due to covid-19.

    Tyres are still reasonable; Metzler Roadtec 01 front and rear.

    It is not quite the Highlander model but came with everything but the Honda lights and the wind deflectors.

    * DCT
    * Full Honda panniers and top box. I vinyl-painted the lids matte black - made it look less bulky.
    * Honda accessory bar
    * Honda 3 stage heated grips
    * LED driving lights wired to the genuine Honda switch
    * Radiator guard
    * Fender extenders front (R&G) and rear (touratech).
    * K-tech upgrade to front forks - springs and valves
    * Nitron replacement for rear shock with remote adjuster. This, and the front forks work, makes a huge difference to the bike. It was an expensive upgrade but worth it.
    * Hyperpro lowering links - professionally lowered 35mm so suitable for shorter rider - as a result the centre stand and standard length side stand were removed. They will be included in the sale along with the standard suspension links if anyone wants to restore to normal height.
    * fully adjustable screen; MRA with deflector mounted on Palmer Products mount. I found this the best setup for me and I have tried a few ... The standard honda screen is available if you prefer.  This is great for mounting satnav (not included)
    * Currently fitted with delkevic after-market pipe in order to keep the original clean and tidy. Can refit to standard if preferred.
    * Hi-intensity headlight bulb on dip beam. Really effective.
    * All pads replaced in last month including parking brake - just a 25 mile bedding in trip on them.
    * USB socket under the seat along with a power distribution block.
    * 2 keys
    * Manual and service book
    * Datatag

    It is red, which we all know is the fastest colour (other opinions may be available). It also has the silver frame and plastics along with a gloss front mudguard - I think it is the best combination, I am not a fan of the later Matt black bit I know many are.

    Last but not least ... how much? I think £6,250 is a fair price. I will be sad to lose the combination of engine and DCT.

    Feel free to ask if you have any questions or are interested. Pictures to follow.











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    Re: 2013 DCT for sale: now sold (trade in)
    Reply #1 on: Jun 18, 2020, 10.53 pm
    Jun 18, 2020, 10.53 pm
    Thanks everyone who looked, but I have taken the plunge and traded in the CT. I have gone for a newish Tiger 800 that has a few more home comforts but most importantly is low and light.

    Whilst not as inspiring as the v4 the triumph triple is engaging and fun. As for the dct, well it is also a unique gem, but even now, after having ridden dct for five years I still occasionally go for the clutch.

    I will have a few bits and bobs from the bike which I will put up for sale here.

    Thank you all for good sense and civilised disagreement (mostly), insight  and freely shared knowledge.

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    Re: 2013 DCT for sale **sold**
    Reply #2 on: Jun 20, 2020, 11.00 pm
    Jun 20, 2020, 11.00 pm
    Hope you enjoy the new ride Steve. By chance i rode my mates 800 today, i was very impressed, loved the engine, pulls cleanly in any gear from low rpm with no complaint. Wind protection was miles ahead of the Honda.
    Funnily enough i said to him exactly what youve said,
     "It feels fun"
    Very good bike.
    All the best
    Paul

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    Re: 2013 DCT for sale **sold**
    Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 2020, 11.26 pm
    Jun 20, 2020, 11.26 pm
    Hi Paul,
    You can see in the pictures that our (new) house has a gravel driveway. That proved a serious challenge. I could only move the bike under power; walking or riding. Both felt a challenge and if I slipped ... then no chance. Even the skills from Mick Extance weren't going to save me.
    I will still have the challenge with the tiger, but I feel more able to manage it.  I have a F800GT too and it feels lightweight compared to the CT ... and about the same as the tiger.
    Best wishes to you and ride safe.

     


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