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  • Offline JasonH

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    Hello - from Eastbourne
    on: March 05, 2020, 08:50:53 am
    March 05, 2020, 08:50:53 am
    Hello,

    Have taken the leap and have bought a new Crossrunner, which I’m hoping to collect in a weeks time. If I can figure out how, I’ll post some pictures in due course.

    This will be my largest / most powerful bike to date. Been riding since my late teens on and off and am in my forties now. Current bike is a V-Strom. Doing it the sensible way - gradually worked my way up from smaller bikes and am doing IAM rider course.

    A test ride really sold the bike to me. So smooth and the sound is just sublime. Putting my faith in Hondas reputation that the bike will last a good while and prove reliable. Now, whilst I’m waiting to take delivery I’m wondering if there’s anything I need to do to the bike preventatively from new? And any highly recommended accessories that I should fit from new that I would kick myself in short order if I didn’t? I intend riding year round aside from the worst of snow / ice.

    Reading through all the posts on this forum will help with the wait. I didn’t research the costs of servicing prior to buying the bike so have been somewhat shocked reading the cost of major services. I’d better start putting some money by now. Or maybe it’s not so bad? At least the first service the dealer is doing a special at £50.

    Anyhow, I have a few more specific questions so I’ll post these in the relevant sections.

    Best wishes to all,
    Jason


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    Re: Hello - from Eastbourne
    Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 09:22:25 am
    March 05, 2020, 09:22:25 am
    Rad guards are essential to avoid holed rads, guess how I know. Front Fender Extender is also required as front mud guard is far too short.
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    Re: Hello - from Eastbourne
    Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 06:12:42 pm
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    Re: Hello - from Eastbourne
    Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 06:15:25 pm
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     :400: - from Hollandshire
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    Re: Hello - from Eastbourne
    Reply #4 on: March 06, 2020, 07:45:16 am
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    Hello JasonH, Welcome
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    Re: Hello - from Eastbourne
    Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 08:26:27 pm
    March 06, 2020, 08:26:27 pm
    Welcome, Jason. I agree with Stubax. I would also suggest a hugger to keep a lot of the road crud off the shock, and a centre stand to make a few maintenance jobs easier.
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: Hello - from Eastbourne
    Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 02:58:22 pm
    March 18, 2020, 02:58:22 pm
    Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome. I have collected my bike now and am really pleased with it.

    I’ve heeded the good advice from forum members and fitted a front mudguard extender, oil cooler guard and have an upper radiator guard to fit, once I’ve worked out how.

    Best wishes to all,
    Jason

     



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