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    things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    on: Feb 28, 2021, 02.29 pm
    Feb 28, 2021, 02.29 pm
    trying to change down with the indicator button ...... :164:

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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2021, 07.46 pm
    Feb 28, 2021, 07.46 pm
    plastics on plastics! Why
     have to take off 5 fixings to check rear brake fluid is not only silly but could be dangerous. Or are you supposed to peer into the gloom with the cover still on?

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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2021, 11.26 am
    Mar 01, 2021, 11.26 am
    Being on old style bikes then jumping on the CT ...

    and flapping my foot and left hand in the wind approaching the first set of lights. :789:

    Not being able to blip the throttle while filtering.

    Tooting folk in front as I go to turn. "Eh, cheerio!" (Not DCT specific but I reckon that new Honda switchgear was designed because of it)


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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2021, 08.12 am
    Mar 14, 2021, 08.12 am
    The wait








    I bought a new DCT one recently, it was delivered but when I got in it it had a clutch and Graf lever. It’s going back on Tuesday. 

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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2021, 09.56 am
    Mar 14, 2021, 09.56 am
    Only thing that I really don't like is the weight.........I'm a hefty lad and have come from 5 years on a GSA Beamer but Jeeeesus this yoke is heavy!!!!!

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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2021, 06.19 pm
    Mar 14, 2021, 06.19 pm
    I agree on the weight, but have over 50 years of riding/racing experience and just have to be more careful rolling it around the shop (31" inseam too) or anywhere else (not riding situations). As far as what "bugs" me, the getting it on the centerstand sure is more difficult than it should be (design leverage on the system surely could be better, but possibly the single sided swingarm, exhaust and rear suspension linkage gave them little choice to "do it right") and the low location of the turn signal switch. I have honked (by mistake) several times trying to hit it. I know it's just a matter of time, but the signal switch is definitely lower than normal from other Honda's I've owned.

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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2021, 03.48 am
    Mar 15, 2021, 03.48 am
    The saddle...   

    I have outfitted the bike where it fits my 6'4" frame really, really well.  2" bar risers and 1.6" lower foot pegs puts my body is a super comfortable position whether seated or standing on the pegs. 

    The screen and the spoiler give me a completely smooth cocoon.

    The HyperPro Progressive springs turn the bike into a planted canyon carver or phenomenal on gravel.

    For me... it is the seat.  As far as a stock seat goes, it isn't bad... but it ain't a Russell.  I wish Seat Concepts did foam and a cover for the CT but they don't.  And I just can't talk myself into dropped around $1,200 for a Russell Day Long.

    Gotta live with it.

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    Re: things that bug you about your CT /DCT
    Reply #7 on: Mar 15, 2021, 07.59 am
    Mar 15, 2021, 07.59 am
    The only thing that bugged me about my CT, apart from the weight was the 5 stage heated grips. They proved to be about as much use as a chocolate fire guard and were quickly replaced by Oxford heated grips.