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Old 11-07-2010, 06:15 AM   #166
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Looking at the pictures of Crosstourer , that dual clutch cover is sticking out pretty far , a big crash bars or bash plate will bee needed to cover that sucka...
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:38 AM   #167
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So it's official, I don't like the side panels on new Hondas, call'em VFR's, CBR's or this Crosstourer.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:51 AM   #168
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May have to keep an eye on this.....
No complaints with the s10
Always good to see more manufactures putting there toe in the water....
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:55 AM   #169
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@ Bross (sorry for going slightly offtopic here)

Why in Earth would you use an official Honda fuelpump, knowing that these will brake down again? I replaced the faulty fuelpump on my MK1 Varadero ages ago with an alternative pump from Quinton Hazel Automotives (QH) which I picked up at a local car spare shop. Costs? 75,- €. Plug & Play. The original (which comes from Mitsubishi by the way...) was over € 200,-!!!

Same goes for Facet pumps which are commonly used by Africa Twin owners.

I can't see the relation between a fuel pump and a fuel gage though and yes, on a long distance tourer which the CT seems to be, I do see the importance of a fuel gage.
I have a hard time getting OEM parts from my local Honda dealer, aftermarket in Canada for the CBF is non-existent. You folks in Europe have had the bike for over 6 years so have a few more choices. If I would have known about another pump that would work I would have gladly bought it. Same for the stator, lots of CBF riders have been asking aftermarket winders for a stator to fit the CBF, so far none available. I learned my lesson, don't ever buy a bike that's only imported to Canada and not the US. If a bike is imported to the US it opens up a lot bigger supply chain for me to buy from and living on the border it's easy to buy from the US.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:02 AM   #170
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So it's official, I don't like the side panels on new Hondas, call'em VFR's, CBR's or this Crosstourer.
well then it's official.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:09 AM   #171
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Looking at the pictures of Crosstourer , that dual clutch cover is sticking out pretty far , a big crash bars or bash plate will bee needed to cover that sucka...
well designed bars will do it just fine.
it's nowhere as far as both side jugs of the 1200gs sticking out and nice protection bars exist for that bike...
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:55 AM   #172
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well designed bars will do it just fine.
it's nowhere as far as both side jugs of the 1200gs sticking out and nice protection bars exist for that bike...
You right Bill, I forgot about GS, duh...
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:50 PM   #173
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I have a hard time getting OEM parts from my local Honda dealer, aftermarket in Canada for the CBF is non-existent. You folks in Europe have had the bike for over 6 years so have a few more choices. If I would have known about another pump that would work I would have gladly bought it. Same for the stator, lots of CBF riders have been asking aftermarket winders for a stator to fit the CBF, so far none available. I learned my lesson, don't ever buy a bike that's only imported to Canada and not the US. If a bike is imported to the US it opens up a lot bigger supply chain for me to buy from and living on the border it's easy to buy from the US.
When I was abroad for a while I ordered parts via European forums / manufacturers. I was surprised how easy you can order stuff and parts these days via Ebay / Internet!

And the best part... You’ll riding a rare one-of-a-kind machine different to all the regular stuff!
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:27 AM   #174
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Much as like the new Guzzi Stelvio, i just don't trust Guzzi's back up. I would definitely be interested in a spin on this monster. I know a lot of guys with the opportunity to ride serious trails pour scorn on this type of bike - and justifiably so - but as an alternative to a tourer on our traffic and speed camera infested roads this class of bike is almost perfect.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:39 AM   #175
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When I was aBROAD for a while !
You must have been one big 'broad' . We all like to experiment with one thing or the other, but I'm glad you're back to being a guy.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:12 AM   #176
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You must have been one big 'broad' . We all like to experiment with one thing or the other, but I'm glad you're back to being a guy.
Oops... Microsoft Word isn't wordPERFECT after all...
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:22 AM   #177
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Another overweight, undersprung, soft roader. Do we really need another BMW clone?

Honda lost its balls long ago...
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:39 AM   #178
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Another overweight, undersprung, soft roader. Do we really need another BMW clone?

Honda lost its balls long ago...
Do you suggest that an R1200GS isn't overweight, undersprong softroader? BMW lost their balls after they abandon the R100GS...

Judging to your avatar... KTM 'Keemer' humour?
Honestly... The LC8 should never have been build by KTM... It should have been the new Africa Twin...

WHISFULL modus on... Must also admit - although this Crosstour concept comes very close to what I expect from a big trail touring bike - but secretly I do hope that Honda will give us an 800/900cc Vtwin adventure bike, fully and completely imbedded in Honda's Africa Twin heritage... Just to close the marketing gap between the XL700V Transalp and this new Crosstourer... WISFULL modus off.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:10 AM   #179
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I like it! It has a cleaner look than the current crop of GS bikes.


That is the wrong direction IMO!


Would you take a Defender or a Discovery 4?

A Unimog or a GLK?

Escalade or 3/4 ton diesel Siverado?


Cleaner look? in "auto speak" that is towards the sadly unexciting bar of soap shape. Or the suddenly popular Kammback shape popular with the green crowd.

I prefer the form follows function tradition of adventure bikes. Personally I like a tool to look like a tool.

If you want a swoopy or "cleaner look" Adventure bike just get a sport tourer and add an ADV sticker to it.

Honda knows that 99% of GSs do not go off-road.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:28 AM   #180
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Unfortunately the bean counters won again. They look at the market and determine the largest segment and the bike is designed for that segment. Those of us who want a the "ideal" ADV bike - function over style, light weight, long range, no gadgets, reliable, good handling ... etc - are not a huge market thus we are usually disappointed.
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