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  • Offline jagator

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    New member - old man
    on: Dec 09, 2020, 12.02 pm
    Dec 09, 2020, 12.02 pm
    Sold my R1200GS and bought a VFR1200X early Nov 2020.  4 year old new old stock.  So now have 2 hondas.  Small bike is a CB500X.  Got the luggage, Clearwater lights and center stand done.  Still need to tackle the heated grips.  Don't know how to offer a virtual drink, but I have some Peroni beer in the fridge so I guess that's what you're gettin'!

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    Re: New member - old man
    Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2020, 01.45 pm
    Dec 09, 2020, 01.45 pm
    Welcome. I'll ask cos no doubt others will think it. What led you to swap from the 'legendary' GS to the humble CT then?

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    Re: New member - old man
    Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2020, 02.21 pm
    Dec 09, 2020, 02.21 pm
    My first bike was a Honda  1973 CB350F, Second was a 1986 Helix CN250, Third was a 2002 Shadow ACE 750, Fourth was a 2012 Suzuki VStrom 1000, Fifth was the 2012 GS, Sixth was a 2013 Honda CB500X because all of a sudden I needed a spare bike to ride while the GS was waiting to get serviced.  It was the first time I found the need to own two bikes simultaneously!  When I found a brand new (old stock) VFR1200X for about 35% off, I decided to end the BMW saga.  After two oil leaks, one fuel pump leak (plastic housing!), not to mention all the normal preventative maintenance, and waiting three weeks + for each of these appointments, ....  None of my other bikes had ever been serviced by a shop.  I was confident in doing everything myself.  The BMW, not so much.  Also a friend who owns a GS also owned a CT and I asked him to compare.  He loved his CT.
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    Re: New member - old man
    Reply #3 on: Dec 09, 2020, 02.52 pm
    Dec 09, 2020, 02.52 pm
    I can't offer any expertise on heated grips (do we need those in FL?), but welcome to the club!  I bought mine in March, likely from the same dealer in DeLand.

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    Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2020, 04.49 pm
    Dec 09, 2020, 04.49 pm
    Hi, I've done the same, picked up a 2019 pre reg with no miles a couple of months ago. I fitted Honda heated grips, bit of a p.i.a to be honest and they dont get that hot, but they do integrate nicely with the function dash lights and the grips are nice and slim. Personally if I was to do it again I'd just shove a set of Oxfords on, a lot cheaper and warmer.

     


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