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    Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    on: July 14, 2020, 12:38:15 pm
    July 14, 2020, 12:38:15 pm
    Hello All.

    Simon here, thinking (very seriously) about changing out my Tiger 800 to a Crossrunner and thought i would have a nosy about here to get the low down.

    Definitely want the 2016 onward with the Akrapovic can.

    Any pointers Chaps / Chapesses ?

    Thanks, ill go poke about in the forum now

     

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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 03:22:34 pm
    July 14, 2020, 03:22:34 pm
     :400: Welcome Simon. Scimitar has a lovely CR for sale.
    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 Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 05:03:33 pm
    July 14, 2020, 05:03:33 pm
    Hi Simon and welcome.

    The Akra is ok......DAM is better!  :016:

    Seriously, don't limit yourself to a certain year of bike just to get a can, later models may not have the Akra but the adjustable screen and up front power socket are useful items to have. There are always 2nd-hand cans available too.

    Whatever you do, let us know!  :031:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 09:13:40 am
    July 15, 2020, 09:13:40 am
    *Originally Posted by Corringdon [+]
    :400: Welcome Simon. Scimitar has a lovely CR for sale.

    Thanks Corringdon, ill have a look see, im a lazy so and so and would "probably" go down the trade in route.

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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 09:15:12 am
    July 15, 2020, 09:15:12 am
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Hi Simon and welcome.

    The Akra is ok......DAM is better!  :016:

    Seriously, don't limit yourself to a certain year of bike just to get a can, later models may not have the Akra but the adjustable screen and up front power socket are useful items to have. There are always 2nd-hand cans available too.

    Whatever you do, let us know!  :031:

    Cheers Skids.

    I would be more than happy to change out the can myself, so wouldnt be limiting, i do like the digital dash , hence the 2016 onward bit. Im on the forum now, Once i get one ill be a pest as i don like to "Farkle"  :001:

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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 10:32:42 am
    July 15, 2020, 10:32:42 am
    We all like to make them "our" bikes, and you'll get plenty of opinions on here, not least mine.  :156:

    BTW, the 'new' model of Crossrunner, with the revised engine ala 2014+ VFR800F came out in 2015, not 2016. You can tell the 'new' model from the digital dash, LED headlights and 8-spoke wheels. To help sales, the early releases had Akra cans, centre stand, heated grips and a colour-matched small topbox. I don't know when they stopped those extras as standard, but I'm pretty sure it was 2017. My first Crossie was a 2015 and had all of those, plus I got the dealer to supply an underseat power socket.

    There's a lot of very happy Crossrunner owners on here, many of them ex-Trumpet/GS/Duke owners. Hopefully you'll be joining us soon.  :031:
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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 08:38:46 pm
    July 15, 2020, 08:38:46 pm
    Hi from another Kent local  :400:

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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 06:55:32 am
    July 16, 2020, 06:55:32 am
    *Originally Posted by ripsi [+]
    Hello All.

    Simon here, thinking (very seriously) about changing out my Tiger 800 to a Crossrunner and thought i would have a nosy about here to get the low down.

    Definitely want the 2016 onward with the Akrapovic can.

    Any pointers Chaps / Chapesses ?

    Thanks, ill go poke about in the forum now
    Welcome Sir, I tried the Tiger before settling on the Honda and loved it but a nearly new fully optioned Dresser came along. I've had it getting on for 3yrs now and haven't regretted the choice that's for sure.
    A life long buddy lived in West Kingsdown until he sadly passed away a few years ago, his place backed onto the Brands GP circuits so he always had the locally issue free season tickets  :152:

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    Re: Hello from Sunny West Kingsdown
    Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 01:16:16 pm
    July 20, 2020, 01:16:16 pm
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    Welcome Sir, I tried the Tiger before settling on the Honda and loved it but a nearly new fully optioned Dresser came along. I've had it getting on for 3yrs now and haven't regretted the choice that's for sure.
    A life long buddy lived in West Kingsdown until he sadly passed away a few years ago, his place backed onto the Brands GP circuits so he always had the locally issue free season tickets  :152:

    The more i read on here i think its a good pre-decision to get one.

    Yes, we get free brands tickets too, does make up for "having to listen" to the circuit in the garden while having a BBQ with a few beers, its really quite an inconvienice :-)  :017:

    After finding out list on the tiger is £2800 !!! WTF.... think ill try selling her on privately so end of week she will be tarted up for a photo shoot, hopefully wont hang around too much..... cannot be doing without a bike for too long :012:

    Got to take off the bloodrunner stickers though