VFR1200X DCT vs. Africa Twin DCT

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Jarrett2, May 30, 2018.

  1. younger06

    younger06 Been here awhile

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    The collection costs where approx €150 including plane, ferry, bus, train and coffee

    The biggest cost outside the sticker price of the bike will be about €800 that the Irish government charge on importation.
  2. younger06

    younger06 Been here awhile

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    Loving this VFR1200X, it's a beautiful bike to ride........but suspension will eventually have to be upgraded.

    A 12v charging point and some basic protection parts and this will be the perfect bike (for me)

    Anyone have any experience with the "Ermax Touring Screen"?
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    younger06 Been here awhile

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    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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    Traxxion fork upgrade and TT Explore Shock (Tractive) cured my VFRX suspension woes. About $2K USD.

    I like the CalSci touring screen for a windshield upgrade....https://calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/VFRprod.html
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    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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    How are the Road 5 tires on the VFRX?
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    They are PR4 Trail.........they came on the bike (I don't like them.....never have)
    I think I will try the 5 when I'm due a change in a few months time. A buddy runs them on an S1000XR and he loves them but as we know, tyre feel is such a personal thing.
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    Well, I have a set of Dunlop Roadsmart III ordered......should be going on the bike this Saturday.
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    I hope that you like them as much as I do. I have put them on 3 bikes and they are pretty much perfect wet or dry, fast or slow. But they are stiff. Might have to take off a bit of compression. Huge improvement over Anakees on the VFR.
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    The tyres didn't arrive into stock on time.....everything thing is upside down with this feckin virus.

    So I'm booked in for next Saturday
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    younger06 Been here awhile

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    Loving this bike. Using it to deliver donated PPE at the moment. 20200511_121717~2.jpg
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    Loved the Dunlops on my CT. A noticeable upgrade from AnakeeIII's. Now on PR5's which I cannot tell the difference re grip and longevity compared to the Dunlops.
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  12. younger06

    younger06 Been here awhile

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    Having my Dunlops fitted at Adventure Motorcycles Ireland on Saturday.......who just happen to be Touratech Ireland as well!!!!

    Will be discussing suspension and emptying my wallet
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    The CalSci screens would cost too much by the time they landed in with shipping and import duty.

    I went with the Ermax Touring (although it has turned out to be too small) and I have order a Puig spoiler to bolt to it. 20200422_140255_HDR~4.jpg
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    That Ermax looks great but yeah... No where near the coverage the big cal-sci's provide. Tough to find looks and coverage in a windscreen.
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    Should also be getting my Hepco & Becker bash plate and R&G rad guard fitted tomorrow, along with the Dunlops.
    It's coming together now

    My bike is a 2014/15 model......can you recommend a good position/product for a 12v socket (preferably Hella/DIN)
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    Right, I got the bash plate, rad guard, Dunlop RSIII and a set of EBC front pads fitted today.
    A bit of powder coat on the crash bars and spots and it should be finished!! 20200530_193116.jpg