New Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer!!!

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

  1. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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  2. ssregal39

    ssregal39 Been here awhile

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    So I was looking to mount my hepco 55. I found a universal mount at motomachines. Looks good and solid. I also mounted a cal sci medium. I'm 5 10. Seems to work best in the low position. In the high position I get a lot of back buffeting.

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  3. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

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    I found the CalSci needed an air foil extension to help it do it's best. I went with the MRA X-creen Sport. Very happy.
  4. socalnative

    socalnative Been here awhile Supporter

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    I bought two rears and one front. I have one rear on the GSA. I'm going to put the front on the 1200X and see how it works. Probably put the second rear on the X as well.
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  5. socalnative

    socalnative Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've been reading through this entire thread and this is the kind of post that keeps me going though it.

    I'm not saying phone mounts and wireless charging isn't interesting but if you want a real "adventure" try riding like people did before those things. But my real point is those things aren't machine specific so tend to lead to off topic banter.
    Which can be very informative.

    But details and CT specific info like this is much more useful to me.

    Thanks for taking the time to post your trials and experience.


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  6. socalnative

    socalnative Been here awhile Supporter

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    Maybe '17 have better forks and shock but those would be the first things I'd want changed or updated on a "new" vfr1200X.

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  7. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

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    Not sure why you chose '17 MY as you comparison point but there is no difference '16 to '17 except color options.
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  8. socalnative

    socalnative Been here awhile Supporter

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    No reason other i have a '16 and have not ridden a '17. I was pretty sure there was no differences other than color choice.
    I just prefaced it in case there was a difference.
    To me the suspension needs the most help.

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  9. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

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    Only if you are heavier than around 170lbs. I am and I've got $2k into a Traxxion front and Tractive rear setup. Transformed the ride for sure.
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  10. socalnative

    socalnative Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm reviewing the various aftermarket fork springs/cartridges and rear shock replacements now. Traxxion is at the top of my fork list. I'm not sure about the rear shock though.
    I like plush but controlled ride. I don't think just fork springs are going to be enough.
    Thanks for the info.
  11. MUDHWY

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  12. fastring

    fastring Been here awhile

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    $2k in suspension better do something! Maybe the performance of a lighter wallet on the rider? :)
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  13. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

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    I agree but what can be done? The bike was perfect for me in every other way. Still cheaper than a new Multistrada V4! :lol3
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  14. Schroeder

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    CF661A86-F0DB-4899-806D-6FEA686D5E24.jpeg CF661A86-F0DB-4899-806D-6FEA686D5E24.jpeg EBEEEC39-0E48-4D99-8708-B5F746BADC84.jpeg 5D0C36A6-98FF-4E36-9E41-6C6DACC89F6C.jpeg Just purchased a 2017 manual transmission and I’m very impressed! Two of my favorite motorcycles have been the Super Tenere and the ST1300...this bike falls directly between them. I currently have a CRF250 Rally and a CB500X as stable mates for the VFR1200X.
    I only have 400 miles on it so far, wind management is really good, seat seems comfortable, throttle is a little snatchy but the ecm reinitializing process seemed to settle down the idle and that did smooth out the throttle delivery. Shift lever is a little short for my size 12 foot but that is a common problem for me! I got 43mpg on my first full tank. (USGalllons)
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    How does it carry the weight? I was interested in going to check out a used one at a local dealer until I looked up the specs. It weighs as much as a Harley Dyna Superglide! That seems a little excessive.
  16. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

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    Atta boy! Looks great. You'll love it I bet.

    Which tail bag is that and how do you like it?
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  17. Schroeder

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    You don’t notice it’s weight as soon as it’s rolling...it feels very nimble at any speed! Honda does a great job with that, my ST1300 was the same way and even the big gold wings are really well balanced.
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  18. Schroeder

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    It’s a Nelson Rig tail bag from my cbx500, it really nice but kinda small. I’m going to see if they make the same one a bit larger!

    Just checked and it’s the commuter light...the commuter Touring bag is a little larger!
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  19. socalnative

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    Is there a consensus about which top box and mount works best on the CT?
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