New Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer!!!

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Two Plugs, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. mountainmeterman

    mountainmeterman Been here awhile

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    I may do that too. It looks like I would have to move the parking brake just a bit to the right along with the mirror clamp to allow the necessary 10mm gap. I would probably buy a new right bar clamp to replace the one that was filed to sandwich the old mounting plate. I just hate removing my givi engine guards, then the fairings, then raising the tank, ugh. Please let us know how this goes for you.
  2. mountainmeterman

    mountainmeterman Been here awhile

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    BTW, if anyone with Givi engine guards has managed to leave them in place while removing the side fairings, please let me know. So far I have only had to partially remove the right hand fairing to replace a stripped spring clip for the upper fairing bolt, but it did not look like the fairing would have cleared the Givi engine guard for full removal. Thanks.
  3. James Adams

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    This is why I went with the SW-Motech engine guards (although I've since removed them and run without any). No problem removing the fairing panels with the guards in place.
  4. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    I've installed Andreani cartridges up front for about $650. Rebound is set to 0.75/4 turns. Compression is set to 1.25/4 turns. Preload is set to 50%. She is handling MUCH better than with stock.

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    Traxxion would have been about twice as expensive. I tried to get them but they did not have springs available at the time I wanted to purchase.
    I think I want to drop the oil level a couple of mm in the Andreani to see the effect, but overall, I am pleased with the results.




    ...and the engine guards are R&G from the UK via Revzilla. Bought specifically because they do not have to be touched when removing the side plastics.
  5. Plane Dr

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    The givi have to be backed off. To be “easy”. But, I taped the inside so they didn’t scratch the upper panels. Then took off the mids, lifted the tank then I think they come off. I lifted the tank and suspended it. I didn’t pivot it.

    That was when I pulled the rear shock. I actually left them in place since I had access to everything I needed. So go with 80% certain.
  6. tomski74

    tomski74 Silesian American Supporter

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    I have gotten rid of throttle cable slack and the jerkiness is almost gone.

    On another note Cortech 12L bag fits the tank really well and Moto Centric tail bag looks pretty good, too.

    Those are Vstrom transplants, so I'm glad they fit. 20190830_211511-01.jpg
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  7. Cajunhawg

    Cajunhawg Adventurer

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    Well gents after about 4 years of reading posts with envy & drooling over the CrossTourer. I finally brought her home this afternoon. Picked her up in Baton Rouge. Very happy with the deal. [
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  8. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Just a wild guess but I think MC stand for motorcycle.
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  9. fastnlight

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    Congrats and it will be worth the wait!

    I just ran another 400 miles of fun roads yesterday and the bike keeps the grin on. So smooth and quick and comfortable. Ready for another rear tire......

    Greg
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  10. ThrottleStop

    ThrottleStop Dear Younger Me,

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  11. mountainmeterman

    mountainmeterman Been here awhile

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    Yes, and the C is not lower case. But McDonalds is such an icon of our commercial culture that it tends to come to mind a lot!
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  12. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY I Drink Your Milkshake

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    Regarding the BoosterPlug product. Which model are guys ordering and is there really any difference between:

    BOOSTERPLUG HONDA VFR1200X CROSSTOURER (2014-2016)
    PRODUCT NUMBER: HONDA-6522

    and

    BOOSTERPLUG HONDA VFR1200X CROSSTOURER (2017 AND NEWER)
    PRODUCT NUMBER: HONDA-6523

    I thought the NA model years 2016 and 2017 were identical. :hmmmmm
  13. James Adams

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    I have one that I'm not using. It did make a difference on my 2016 but it was pretty minor. PM me if you want it for cheap.

    I'm away for a few weeks but I can send it to you around the end of September.
  14. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY I Drink Your Milkshake

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    Thanks but I'm not looking for one. Just inquiring out of curiosity why there are different model numbers. Which one did you buy?
  15. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    I bought the 6522 model since I have a 2016.
  16. Cajunhawg

    Cajunhawg Adventurer

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    Curious what brand of oil are you using in your CT?
  17. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    I'm a fan of EVOO myself. It seems to work for everything even if it's not Italian.
  18. mountainmeterman

    mountainmeterman Been here awhile

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    I have run Mobil1 in all my 4-stroke engines for decades. I think that anything better would be splitting hairs.
  19. Cajunhawg

    Cajunhawg Adventurer

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    10W40 correct? That’s what I run in my Goldwing , was wondering if anyone has run it in the VFR . I don’t think there is a 10w30 MC Mobil 1?
  20. mountainmeterman

    mountainmeterman Been here awhile

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    Correct, the 10W40 for motorcycles