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Offline v8guy

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La Rossa
on: February 07, 2016, 10:54:06 AM
Hi all,

Just joined the forum, and just picked up a shiny (almost) new 2015 Crossrunner.. I've christened her 'la rossa'.. awww! So far so good..  :028:
I've spent the last eleven years owning and loving my TDM900, having managed to perfect it through vastly improved suspension and fuelling. I think the key to long term love for a bike is getting the suspension sorted.. so I need to fiddle with the CR's rear shock as it feels rather soft, although the front end felt good!
Am delighted to return to running a V4 (loved my 750FS), and hoping the CR works for me as well as the TDM does!  :001:
Current: BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

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Re: La Rossa
Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 12:38:50 PM
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Hi v8guy and by her name I would guess a red one?

Think you'll love her, look out for a meet soon here in South East.

Rob

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Re: La Rossa
Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 01:55:35 PM
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A wise choice
Bring on spring!

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Re: La Rossa
Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 02:58:44 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggy [+]
Hi v8guy and by her name I would guess a red one?

Think you'll love her, look out for a meet soon here in South East.
Yep, she's a red one. Looking forward to a ride anywhere, to be honest.. far too much to do today!
Current: BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

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Re: La Rossa
Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 05:31:51 PM
Welcome to the forum  :400:

I hope you enjoy your new bike as much as I do mine.

As I am a heavier than average rider I also find the rear a bit soft and have mine on the highest preload setting. I will be interested to hear how you get on with yours. I think mine is just about OK now but I think it would struggle two up with me already about the weight of a rider plus pillion!

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Re: La Rossa
Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 06:23:00 PM
*Originally Posted by Greenie [+]
I also find the rear a bit soft and have mine on the highest preload setting. I will be interested to hear how you get on with yours. I think mine is just about OK now but I think it would struggle two up with me already about the weight of a rider plus pillion!
I've had a bit of a play with the shock settings this morning, albeit without a test ride, and am finding the range of adjustment somewhat limiting. The pre-load and rebound adjusters are well and good, but compression damping adjustment is what's missing.
I suspect I'll be replacing the shock before too long to gain compression damping adjustment, but we'll see. I'll do some more miles on it... It's been adequate for non-too aggressive solo riding, although I found the shock squatted down quite badly as I quickly switched from a right to left turn on my ride home yesterday. I'm just spoiled, in some ways.. I've done 10+ years on a really very well sorted TDM, so I find most bikes' suspension a bit limiting, and I expected this with the VFR.

Nowt that a relatively inexpensive replacement shock can't fix though!  :028:
Current: BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

"Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube" - HST