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*Originally Posted by HGS [+]
No problem
Exhaust is on ebay until saturday  :028:

Did you sell the exhaust? Or is it still available?

Peter
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Crosstourer - General Discussion / Re: 2019 CT vs 2014 GS - my thoughts
« Last post by Plane Dr on Today at 04:30:39 PM »
I had a 05GS and was looking to move to a newer bike.  So I set out a good spreadsheet and started comparing.  I took a manual CT out for a ride and fell in love with the "spunk".  I hopped on and instantly felt this bike wanted to be flogged.  Most of the different old man bikes I tried felt like pack horses.  They did that well but didn't tingle the hooligan.

I was also impressed with the LACK of gizmos.  Keep it simple.

So as such I ended up with the DCT and love it.  It's a hooligan to commute on (for what it is), and makes a great pack mule. Then in the end I was 6-7K less than others even with all the add ons, when compared to "other" similar bikes.

I have a buddy with an 08 CBR he rides the crap out of and all he ever did was change oil, tires and brakes.  I'd never had a bike like that.  Now I do.
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New Members / Re: New Member in Nova Scotia
« Last post by Maritimer on Today at 01:28:52 PM »
Welcome blackdot25. I live in Moncton. Maybe we'll meet this summer. Enjoy your VFR.
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Diagnostics
« Last post by Cwill on Today at 08:38:43 AM »

Hi ordered the plug in waiting for it to arrive  .I use MSP for Honda bits  based in netherlands I think 
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New Members / New Member in Nova Scotia
« Last post by blackdot25 on Today at 12:28:14 AM »
Just took ownership of a 2016 Crosstourer X. It's going to be a long winter waiting to get out on it. Ice and snow season has begun here.

I look forward to doing some reading during the off season and planning for the 2022 riding season.

Thanks to all for your patience when my not-so-thought-out questions start.  :001:

..Blackdot25 (Tom)
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New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by Murphy on Yesterday at 05:17:58 PM »
Hey Oscar, welcome to probably the best bike in the World. Ref getting it on it’s centre stand, there are two ways; 1. Put a 1” wooden block where you know the rear wheel will be when the bike is ready to be lifted.
2. Hold the left bar with your left hand, right hand ready to pull up on the pillion grip, then use your LEFT foot (instep, not the ball of the foot) on the centre stand, preferably with a heavy soled boot. Push down with your foot while pulling up with your right hand and back with the left hand.
In short, it’s a knack!
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*Originally Posted by bazza950 [+]
I can understand the phone makers not wanting to cover damage caused by vibration -but that's hardly an issue with the CTs!
i personally don't think phones should be mounted anywhere near handlebars ,simply beciase they are too low and if you're concentrating on the road you have to look down to the phone -not very safe!
So my mount above the speedo area is far better -in my view!
bazza
Don't you check your speedo/idiot lights/miles left in the tank/map on a tankbag/etc

I don't use a phone while riding except to supply music or radio into my helmet but my SatNav sits snuggly in view below my clocks. Not a problem, probably less of a distraction down there, as it only gets looked at when a turn notification comes through.
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New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by andyrob on Yesterday at 12:12:20 PM »
congrats and welcome!

Its a brilliant long distance tourer. Staying on these shores or heading further afield?

The centre stand is a knack. I grab the left bar, and grab handle and roll back a little, then stand straight-legged on the stand, full weight. Its worse with full luggage!

Anyway, hope you get some mild weather to waft aboot.

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I can understand the phone makers not wanting to cover damage caused by vibration -but that's hardly an issue with the CTs!
i personally don't think phones should be mounted anywhere near handlebars ,simply beciase they are too low and if you're concentrating on the road you have to look down to the phone -not very safe!
So my mount above the speedo area is far better -in my view!
bazza
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Quick word of warning / advice re mounting phones: Apple and I believe many Android makers now will not honour your camera warranty if the phone has been mounted on a rigid mount. You have to have a mount with dampening as it can damage the image stabilisation system of the phone. This impacts phones like the iPhone 11, 12 & 13.

There will be others no doubt, but I SP Connect mounts (I have no affiliation to them at all, just think that their products are very good  :002:) and cases as they are really good at protecting the handset and clip on / off the mount with a simple twist. My partner I and I both use the system in cars, bikes, push bikes and our kayaks so we never need to worry about where to place a phone. On our bikes, we both use the professional handlebar mount which attaches to any size handlebar and has a built-in dampening.

Hope this is of use to someone  :038:
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