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    My new CR vs my old CR
    on: November 10, 2017, 08:53:11 pm
    November 10, 2017, 08:53:11 pm
    Hi to all,

    I just wanted to share my happiness for my new CR 800X 2017 that I traded with my existing CR 2011.

    This time I choose a white one, since the black is in mat colour.   My first impressions:

    NEW one:  More adventure, better wind coverage, more comfort, more attractive.
    OLD one:  More street, better lights.

    Despite the fact that the new CR has LED lights and are more beautiful,  I found them lighting a specific zone in front of me whereas the old ones had a better lighting effect.
    The cockpit has an  outstanding effect  with the direct  sunlight. In Greece this is important!

    Anyway, it's my first 200Km.

    I will come back with more impressions.

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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:04:51 am
    November 12, 2017, 10:04:51 am
    I like many others have felt the same about the lights so I've fitted a pair these to fill in the gaps

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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 06:12:24 am
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    Great, pleased you like the new bike.

    I fitted a set of Givi LED spots to highlight the bike better during the day and fill that hole during the night.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:36:01 pm
    November 13, 2017, 07:36:01 pm
    Thanks for the advice.  i will consider it when I have the money to spend.

    I heard also from the guy that I used to go for service that the grips are worn out in a year time.  Have anyone heard about it ?

       
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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 07:46:46 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Pantelo [+]
    Thanks for the advice.  i will consider it when I have the money to spend.

    I heard also from the guy that I used to go for service that the grips are worn out in a year time.  Have anyone heard about it ?

       

    Worn out? Can you be more specific?
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:53:44 pm
    November 13, 2017, 07:53:44 pm
    He said to me that when you use it with gloves the material (rubber?) of the grip is left on the glove.  That's why he said to me some customers of him have order new ones as part of the warranty.
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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:18:46 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Pantelo [+]
    He said to me that when you use it with gloves the material (rubber?) of the grip is left on the glove.  That's why he said to me some customers of him have order new ones as part of the warranty.
    Funnily enough, I noticed this morning that the grips are looking a bit tired. Not excessively worn, but certainly showing signs of wear. I have around 12000 miles on the bike. I'm a bit late for a warranty claim, mind..
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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 05:52:08 am
    November 14, 2017, 05:52:08 am
    Ok, not noticed this on mine and she's done 14k miles since I bought her Oct 16. Mind you, I use a Scottoiler Cramp Buster so don't need to grip the throttle side much.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: My new CR vs my old CR
    Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 07:42:24 am
    November 14, 2017, 07:42:24 am
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Ok, not noticed this on mine and she's done 14k miles since I bought her Oct 16. Mind you, I use a Scottoiler Cramp Buster so don't need to grip the throttle side much.
    I'd assumed it was another manifestation of my natural talent for wearing things out, to be honest! It's both sides though, not just the throttle. I do use the heated grips quite a bit on low temp.. perhaps that contributes?
    Current: 2015 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

     



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