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    Hello from Idaho USA
    on: Sep 29, 2021, 07.06 pm
    Sep 29, 2021, 07.06 pm
    Hi everybody. Not a CT owner, looking to add one in the next few months. Still figuring out my ADV riding plan.

    Fascinating by the CT. For one, it is kind of an oddball in the states. I like oddballs. Oddballs made by Honda are a good bet too.

    I also am an long time VFR owner; have a 1995 VFR750F I have had for 8 years and a 2010 VFR1200F I have had for 1 year.

    I live in southwest Idaho and spend a lot of time on the backroads and trails out here, but on my Husky.


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    Re: Hello from Idaho USA
    Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2021, 05.52 am
    Sep 30, 2021, 05.52 am
    You looking to buy one of the new model leftovers at the Honda shop in Hillsboro Oregon?  The last time I looked, they had about a dozen on their website. 

    They will let you do test rides if they think you are a potentially serious buyer.  You might have to push a bit.

    The owner is a huge VFR fan. 

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    Re: Hello from Idaho USA
    Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2021, 05.59 am
    Sep 30, 2021, 05.59 am
    I sure was looking there! When that came up on Cycle trader I thought it was a scam or a mistake!

    They are charging a bigger Delta than originally for the DCT vs standard model. But it still seems like a good deal so I would probably spring for the DCT.

    Not a ton for sale in this area. I am in Caldwell. There is one in SLC, Spokane, and Culver OR.

    Most of the used ones are more $ than the non-DCT in Hillsboro but are a little more farkled up.

    Thanks for you input on my question. And to be clear, I have no illusions of the CT's off roading ability.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Hello from Idaho USA
    Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2021, 05.03 pm
    Oct 04, 2021, 05.03 pm
    Hello from West Virginia. 

    I picked up a “new” 2016 VFR non DCT in like Feb 2019(?) in Canton, OH.  There were several I was watching online at the time.  At that time, the cheapest I had found was at $12,500.  Most places still asking the $15,599 MSRP.   Then the place in Canton dropped theirs to $9,999.  I called them to hold it for me until the weekend (was still working at the time).   
    The VFR1200x is a very sweet ride!  Love mine but will give you my take on it’s pros and cons.   
    Motor is super!  Power, sound and the works.  Handles the twisties great.   Honda reliability.
    Tall and heavy.  I finally put Projection Racing (out of UK) 20mm lowering links on and slid the forks up 10mm.  Much better stability and weight seemed to disappear. 
    Stock seat sucks. 
    Center stand a bear to use…nearly impossible after lowering bike.  I removed mine.  BTW they are an option not stock anyway. I’ll have my side stand shortened a hair.  Still usable but bike sits a bit too upright for my liking.
    As you know…this isn’t a great bike for any heavy (no pun intended) off roading…but I have had mine on some WV dirt roads with creek crossings and such and it has worked okay in that way. 
    Jury still out on suspension.  Bike handles like a dream but seems to take abrupt bumps rather hard.  I’ll still sorting it out.
    All said…I do love the bike. 

    Ron


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    Re: Hello from Idaho USA
    Reply #4 on: Oct 04, 2021, 09.44 pm
    Oct 04, 2021, 09.44 pm
    Welcome to the world of Crosstourers.

    You've already spotted the Crossies  strengths and weaknesses.  But as value for money it can't be beaten.

    Enjoy!!

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    Re: Hello from Idaho USA
    Reply #5 on: Oct 14, 2021, 11.10 am
    Oct 14, 2021, 11.10 am
    Welcome Clydemule,
    Beautiful state you live in, Hoping you pick up a CT to enjoy.

    Tom

     


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