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Offline dspoonley

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Recent Purchase - 3000 Km In 3 months
on: April 21, 2022, 11:58:56 PM
Hi Everyone,
So, having moved recently from a 2007 Blackbird over to a 2015 Crossrunner I decided to rack up some Mileage to get a Feel the Bike.

My thoughts so far .

Pros..

Looks
Riding Position
Amazing Engine
Paintwork Quality
General Build Quality.
Handles perfect at low plodding speeds
Big Smile above 5500 RPM
LED Lights


Cons:

Intermittent Error " E3 " on Heated handle bar grips
Condensation inside the Clocks
Starter motor hesitates (and screen sometimes goes blank)
Exhaust Heat Shield And attached deflector Rusts.
Suspension Settings (Both preload and Damper ) a bit soft even when adjusted up fully
Split Seat lets Rain into the storage Compartment.
A Rear Hugger should be fitted as standard.
Radiator Should Have a Guard as Standard

I have sorted the "easy sorts" on the cons list so having said all that I am delighted with My Crossrunner.
Having over the years owned 2 VFR 750 bikes I have a soft spot for the character of that engine.

I will be holding on to her for a some time yet as I think it is one of the most underestimated bikes I have come across in a long time  :047:

Previous Rides:
HONDA Cbr1100XX ,HONDA Vfr750FT, HONDA Vfr750G,
YAMAHA XJ750 Seca,HONDA CX500, SUZUKI GS250T,
YAMAHA YB100 AND a very important Honda 50 :-)

Online Skids

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Re: Recent Purchase - 3000 Km In 3 months
Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 07:07:18 AM
Hi and welcome.  :031:

Have you tested the battery? Ignition off, idle and 5000rpm. Sounds like it might need replacing or have you already sorted it?
Yep, heat shields rust.  :023:
Yep, condensation happens.  :003:
Not noticed rain between the seats, though they are a shockingly poor fit.

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)

Offline Corringdon

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Re: Recent Purchase - 3000 Km In 3 months
Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 08:55:23 AM
 :400: Welcome to the forum.
Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

Offline dspoonley

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Re: Recent Purchase - 3000 Km In 3 months
Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 10:55:02 AM
Hi Skids and thank you for your advice I really  appreciate your reply  :028:
I thought I would repost the original post in order to answer if thats ok .
Thank you again.


 
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]

Hi and welcome.  :031:

Have you tested the battery? Ignition off, idle and 5000rpm. Sounds like it might need replacing or have you already sorted it?
Yep, heat shields rust.  :023:
Yep, condensation happens.  :003:
Not noticed rain between the seats, though they are a shockingly poor fit.

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Intermittent Error " E3 " on Heated handle bar grips
More infrequent (Suspect A short from dampness ACF50 sprayed into all switch contacts)
 
Condensation inside clocks
Bar a strip down I can live with it (Hairdryer is also handy ).
 
Starter motor hesitates (and screen sometimes goes blank)
Ran the CTEK on recon mode with no errors but new battery now on the list

Exhaust Heat Shield And attached deflector Rusts.
Removed and treated with Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 and resprayed with Black BBQ paint

Suspension Settings (Both preload and Damper ) a bit soft even when adjusted up fully
Personal Choice  :001:

Split Seat lets Rain into the storage Compartment.
I suspect two holes drilled by previous owner down into wheel arch might also contribute ( 5mm Capped Rubber Grommets ordered)

A Rear Hugger should be fitted as standard.
OEM Hugger now in place

Radiator Should Have a Guard as Standard
Rad and Oil cooler now fitted

Hopefully this info might be of use to someone  :031:


 
 
 
 
 
Previous Rides:
HONDA Cbr1100XX ,HONDA Vfr750FT, HONDA Vfr750G,
YAMAHA XJ750 Seca,HONDA CX500, SUZUKI GS250T,
YAMAHA YB100 AND a very important Honda 50 :-)