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    Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    on: Jul 06, 2021, 03.54 pm
    Jul 06, 2021, 03.54 pm
    Hi I am a newbie to the CT , located in Northumberland and previous bikes included Honda blackbirds (4) Africa Twin , Goldwing etc.
    I  bought  this 2018 a few weeks ago , after 1000 miles through Shropshire and Wales last week I am really beginning to enjoy her.  A lot different to my previous BMW s1000xr , better on fuel consumption and a bit comfier. Only negative is that the fuelling is a bit on off at low revs !! Honda dealer said its because they have set them up to meet Euro 6 and its running very lean ? any thoughts comments or suggestions on how to sort this woudl be welcome.  :187: :187: Well impressed with the Site and forums.  :020:



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    Re: Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2021, 05.02 pm
    Jul 06, 2021, 05.02 pm
    Welcome to the forum rover75golf.
    Best of luck with the CT. Yes the Euro emissions have made the CT stutter at the rev where the test is performed. Lots of chat on here on a fix, It is important to go back to 1st or 2nd when at low town speeds as driveline lash in 3rd or more makes this fuelling issue seem worse. You learn to live with it.
    Interesting to hear the XR1000 is harder on fuel, BM's always had a way of leaning off fuel to be easier on juice, suppose the big power comes at a price.

    Tom

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    Re: Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    Reply #2 on: Jul 07, 2021, 09.35 am
    Jul 07, 2021, 09.35 am
    Euro 6 doesn't exist. The newest is Euro 5 and it's valid for motorcycles produced from 2020 onward so basically that's why there are no new Crosstourers from then. Your CT needs to meet only Euro 4 but anyway it's still the reason why it's very lean at low revs. You can fix it and go to tuner to setup new fuel map or buy some stuff like rapid bike etc. I guess even rapid bike easy will do the job as it's improving mainly low revs range.
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    Re: Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    Reply #3 on: Jul 07, 2021, 11.17 am
    Jul 07, 2021, 11.17 am
    Thanks for the responses Gents much appreciated . 
    The BM woudl only manage around  45 to 48  MPG and the Honda on the trip managed 55 to 59 MPG so quite good really. BM definitely  a bit quicker on turn in!!
    the lash on 3rd is noticeable thought it was just me !!!
    Sorry about the emission number was advised my  local Honda dealer that it was not fixable but find that hard to believe. :187:
    first owner fitted non standard exhaust so will refit the original and see if that helps.  (it will also look and hopefully  sound better)
    I will look up the options mentioned thanks again

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    Re: Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    Reply #4 on: Jul 07, 2021, 10.11 pm
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    If your CT is doing 55 -59mpg...... don't touch anything, just keep riding. You will be the first on here to get that economy! 45 to 48 is normal, just like the XR.

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    Re: Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    Reply #5 on: Jul 11, 2021, 09.20 am
    Jul 11, 2021, 09.20 am
    I'm new to the site and CT too, mine's arriving Tuesday (just couldn't get the time off to collect) :003:....I'll be delighted to get upper 40's MPG as I'd read the CT had a bit of a thirst even on a run.

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    Re: Newbie to the Cross Tourer
    Reply #6 on: Jul 12, 2021, 09.47 am
    Jul 12, 2021, 09.47 am
    Thanks for the response , it was A very chilled few days , steady riding and a lot of average speed cameras , but I Did manage to get 237 mile on a tank so must be due to the very lean settings on the 2018 bike. Still a bit unhappy with the fuelling though as the jerkiness is still there even with the original exhaust refitted.  :034: :006:

     


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