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  • Offline Bikespod

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    Hi
    on: Aug 27, 2020, 10.54 pm
    Aug 27, 2020, 10.54 pm
    I’ve been looking at CT’s for a while. Always turn my head and get pangs of jealousy when I see one.
    I’m deciding between a Crossrunner, CB1000F and now a Crosstourer.
    I always presumed they’d be way out of my price range, but reading about the one that’s done over 400,000 kms I’m not so worried about mileages in the 40,000 mile range.
    I’ve ridden some dogs in my 28 years of riding bikes XS400, CX500 and some midrange bikes, GPZ500, Hornet 600. Then a VFR750, TDM850, VFR400NC30, and I’ve been on an XT660X for the last 13 years.
    I’m going to aim for a CT as it will truly be the pinnacle of my bike ownership if I can manage it. Plus it seems they last a long time, so should serve for many years.
    I ride year round, all weathers. Never yet had ABS and only a couple of major offs.
     I loved the Vfours I had previously so why not aim for a stonking VFR.
    Wish me luck.
    If you don’t see me back here, finances prevented me, but I hope to return in a few months.
    Now to do some research on this forum.

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    Re: Hi
    Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2020, 08.42 am
    Aug 28, 2020, 08.42 am
    Hi there Bikespod and  :400: along to the forum. :028:
    I’m sure you’ll manage to find what your looking for as there are some reasonably priced CT’s out there. If you can get a test ride I strongly recommend that you try a DCT version especially as you ride all year.
    Oh boy, once you’ve found your CT are you in for a treat.  :001:

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    Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2020, 09.21 am
    Aug 28, 2020, 09.21 am
    Thanks Dave. Jury is out on DCT. I’ll see if it’s possible to try one. It’s just after so many years on a manual I’m not sure if I’d miss changing gear, let alone get used to DCT. Don’t you keep trying to go for the clutch lever?

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    Reply #3 on: Aug 28, 2020, 11.19 am
    Aug 28, 2020, 11.19 am
    With regards to going for the clutch I can honestly say no, I got use to it straight away.
    I’m on my second CT, first was a manual and prior to purchase the sales guy tried to get me to try a DCT version, my response was “why on earth would I want an automatic bike......!” so bought a manual, loved the bike but come service time I relented and took a DCT out to try while mine was being serviced.
    After just a couple of miles I was sold on DCT, such a clever intuitive system. So after a few years with the manual I chopped it in for a DCT version.
    I admit it may not be for everyone but those that have DCT tend not to go back to manual, so if you do get a chance give it a go you just never know.  :028:

     


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