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Offline mcluretaylor

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Camping on a Crossruner
« on: January 22, 2012, 09:44:40 AM »
Hi all,
I want to do some camping this summer and was wondering if anyone has been able to strap on a roll bag to the Honda rack? I would use the top box around town and then strap on a bag with tent and sleeping bags for a trip.

Still not bought  CR yet. Waiting foir test ride on a Versys 1000 to decide - these are now my top two and before March a decision will be made  :001:

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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 10:50:38 AM »
Keep the top box on and use for light stuff like your stove etc and get a luggage roll and put that across seat and fasten to passenger grab rails.  The rack is the furthest point on the bike and is the very WORST place to load up with weight.  It will make the bike handle terrible.  That goes for every motorbike.
I dont know how heavy your tent and sleeping bag and other stuff is but put in luggage roll and then hold at arms length in front of you.....  Heavy now isnt it.  Thats exactly what you are doing to the bike.  Magnifying the weight.  Seat is best unless you have some panniers, soft or hard.

The 1000cc versys has had very mixed reviews.  Vague front end etc,  By all means test ride, but remember the crossrunner is based on one of the best sports tourers ever made.  Ride rated the vfr as the number 1 best bike and the crossrunner managed 14th place.  Now thats not bad to say its been out 7 months...

Do you want a buzzy inline 4 or something thats very special like the quad cam v4 thats in the crossrunner.  There are 2 of us on here that have both come from the vfr vtec.  One thats come from the vfr1200.  WE all will tell you the crossrunner is a better bike and easier to ride faster when you want, and the fuelling issues that afflicted the vfr vtec are banished.

And when you want to give it the beans, the crossrunner sounds just like an rc 30.  Have a look at the road test videos on this site some of the guys have linked to....

Paul 
« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 11:05:57 AM by Shaunomercy »

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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 12:45:08 PM »
The one that came from a VFR1200 also once owned a VFR800FI.
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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 01:12:09 PM »
this might be of interest if your looking at buying at crossrunner............

http://www.lingsusedbikes.com/ucapp/used_motorcycles_vehicle_display-newbike.php?mod_01=45515

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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 01:15:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shaunomercy [+]
this might be of interest if your looking at buying at crossrunner............

http://www.lingsusedbikes.com/ucapp/used_motorcycles_vehicle_display-newbike.php?mod_01=45515

Very bad news for those of us that already have them as it means the resale value has plumeted. Not that I have any intention of selling mine in the near future
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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 01:28:43 PM »
Think its reduced because of it being a 2011 colour.  And its winter.....

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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 02:28:40 PM »
Whatever the reason it devalues are bikes
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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 05:23:32 PM »
I got mine cheaper than that with luggage runned in and 1st service done. As with new cars, they loose 20% of the value the minute they were purchase so I'm not worried too much about it. They're not going to loose their value more than any other Honda.

Still a brilliant bike I can't get enough of it.

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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 05:26:14 PM »
The vfr800 has very good residuals.  I dont see the crossrunner being any different.

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Re: Camping on a Crossruner
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 05:30:42 PM »
4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul
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