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Offline NigelQ

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Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
on: November 09, 2018, 05:30:48 PM
So, after a just over a year and just over 6000 miles its time to wave goodbye to the Crossrunner.
I've part exchanged it for a Multistrada 1200.
Thanks for the help and advice I've received on here, ride safe.
All the best  :028:
Nige

Offline reasty

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Re: Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 08:21:54 PM
Stay safe

Offline voodoo

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Re: Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 08:43:22 PM
6kM, that is quit soon. What made you trade bikes?
Stop making sense

Offline Mkcx

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Re: Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 11:34:05 AM
Nice machines. A definite step up in performance. A few warnings though, based on my mates experience over the last few years and many miles:

Keep an eye on bolt tightness as many have a tendency to vibrate loose as they're not thread locked. Particularly the exhaust shielding and the top box arm mounting bolts. I'd suggest those are worth thread locking.

Also be prepared for long parts waiting times, often a month or more for small things.

Stunning looking bikes and great to ride though.

Offline Throbber

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Re: Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 04:31:27 PM
I'm sure you'll love the Multistrada.  I've had a Ducati 1198 for 9 years now and I still love it - the engine is amazing.  Never had any reliability issues with it.  My only advice is to look out for the cost of the big valve clearance service! Ride safe.

Offline v8guy

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Re: Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 05:29:23 PM
I had similar thoughts two years ago and took one out for a spin... lovely bike! Sublime chassis and a grunty engine, I loved those... didn't love the throttle response below 40mph though. Much clutch slipping required, and for a suburban commuter rider like me, I figured I loved the VFR's easy town manners more.

Enjoy the new bike!  :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: Goodbye Crossrunner hello Multistrada
Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 10:46:48 AM
Enjoy & hope you dont regret in 12 months time.