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    Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    on: March 05, 2019, 05:39:33 pm
    March 05, 2019, 05:39:33 pm
    Hello all. Thinking of buying a 2015 camo grey crossrunner. Yamaha MT-01 my 35th motorcycle i do love it but its difficult to keep clean and I ran out of fuel at 119 miles from brimmed.1670 low revving v twin. Anyhow I had a vfr750 about 10 years ago, great bike but the whiney gear driven cams somehow irritated me. Does the 800 have this same issue?

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:32:35 pm
    March 05, 2019, 08:32:35 pm
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    I don't think it does  - riding in front of my m8s triumph tiger I can say with certainty that they definitely do!

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 08:52:04 pm
    March 05, 2019, 08:52:04 pm
     :400: from Hollandshire.

    No gear whine on the '15 crossrunner, as it has chain driven cams.
    But do a proper testride as some people get irritated by the vtec.
    Stop making sense

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 10:58:43 pm
    March 05, 2019, 10:58:43 pm
    Thanks for that. Yes a test ride has been organised

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 07:08:52 am
    March 06, 2019, 07:08:52 am
    Let us know your thoughts after your test please.

    I was a bit worried when I read you were coming from an MT-01 that the relative lack of performance would be the biggest factor but as the Cr would be your 36th bike and you've had a VFR750 before, that's less of an issue.

    The only thing about the Cr that really annoys me is the, frankly dangerous self-cancelling indicators; they self-cancel just when you need them to stay on. Otherwise I love my Cr, all-round brilliant with a 200+ mile tank.  :152:

    Best of luck with the test.  :031:
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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 07:22:46 am
    March 06, 2019, 07:22:46 am
    This time last year I test road my 1st CR along with several other similar style bikes after deciding I wanted to see if I could replace my Hypermotard & Pan European with something I could scratch & tour on. The Hyper just "made" me constantly wring it's neck from the day I bought it 6yrs earlier and the Pan after 10yrs was get too heavy. The conclusion was the MT09 Tracer was the most fun & superb VFM but the problem was it just begged to be ridden like my Hyper which was fine but defeated the object of trying to slow down a bit after 45yrs + of being 17  :158:.
    So I ended up being "sensible" and haven't regretted it since, I bought a 9mth old CR from Hunt's in Manchester that had an Akro can (the baffle seems to have disappeared  :016:), Sat Nav & full luggage, they delivered to me in London for only £99 and took my Pan away in p/ex. I've only managed to get abroad on it once so far but can honestly say after about 3500mls of ownership I love it, it's far less of a compromise than I'd ever imagined and most definitely covers both requirements when required.

    Pleasantly surprised of London
    Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 07:25:16 am by CBM

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 12:40:23 pm
    March 06, 2019, 12:40:23 pm
    Thanks very much for that. Yes i get the 45 years of being 17 bit lol. Started riding when 10... will be 61 this year.

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 08:44:25 am
    March 21, 2019, 08:44:25 am
    Hi, I also am of close to 50yrs of bike riding and also considered tiger 800, tracer 900, 1050 tiger sport and the multistrada 950 , versys 1000 and ktm 1090 adventure .I overlooked the crossrunner thinking it's old hat and each of the above had positives and negatives for us ,so before the the final decision I took out a crossrunner and did the deal there and then  why ? because it just does everything well and is far better than its sum of parts suggest .I also owned a mt01 years ago loved it but could not live with its drawbacks for more than a year .Enjoy the crossrunner .

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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 09:31:38 am
    March 21, 2019, 09:31:38 am
    Thanks for that input. I am dithering , Yamaha XT 1200 in running also.... undecided.
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    Re: Yamaha MT-01 owner thinking of a crossrunner?
    Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 10:47:45 am
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    *Originally Posted by ridon29 [+]
    Thanks for that input. I am dithering , Yamaha XT 1200 in running also.... undecided.
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    A very different bike to the Cr, I guess your requirements for a bike are very "open".  :001: :031:
    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)