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Offline Mars Bar

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Morning
on: November 19, 2012, 11:15:31 AM
Hello,
I've had my black Crossrunner since June having bought it new; my first new bike - yay!

I'm a commuter rider.  It's not a long commute, all urban v. busy roads, but my Kawasaki Versys was so noisy and vibrated like crazy, I thought it was time to get something smoother with a bit more poke!  I initially really wanted a Triumph Tiger 1050 SE, but the price tag, lack of local dealer and lack of dealer deals put me off.  The Crossrunner was the 2nd option on my shopping list.  The dealer offered a very good part-ex and full luggage etc.  I rode away a happy bunny.

The Crossrunner certainly ticks all the boxes.  I love it!

My only gripes are;
    The engine is a pig to clean.
    Being 190cm I find the air turbulence annoying.
    The insurance doubled.  That was a surprise.

I've been using a Honda touring screen.  I switched back to standard today because it doesn't work too well due to my height.  I'm considering buying Puig touring screen which I may be better suited to.

I'm also after a hugger.  I've been waiting for a Pyramid version to be released.  The last time I looked they were in development.

Cheers,
Mars Bar.

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Re: Morning
Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 02:59:52 PM
You may find the standard screen is best with the smooth airflow.  Happy hunting.

Paul

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Re: Morning
Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 04:44:22 PM
I swapped my Honda touring screen for a Puig as I found it better for me at 5' 9"
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Re: Morning
Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 02:52:47 AM
Shop around for insurance - the Crossrunner is only new on the market and a lot of insurers I found didn't have it listed, so they would try to put it through as a VFR800 and try to charge sports-bike premiums.  I had to ring around a lot before I finally found one that actually had the Crossrunner listed appropriately as a tourer with a lower premium.

Offline Mars Bar

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Re: Morning
Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 01:41:18 PM
*Originally Posted by Rocker66 [+]
I swapped my Honda touring screen for a Puig as I found it better for me at 5' 9"
Thanks.  I've seen them for £74 delivered on eBay.  Might give it a go.

Offline Mars Bar

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Re: Morning
Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 01:44:04 PM
*Originally Posted by Shaunomercy [+]
You may find the standard screen is best with the smooth airflow.  Happy hunting.

Paul
I've certainly found that to be the case < 40 mph, but not at higher speeds.  Thanks though.

I'm also certain the bike feels more nimble with the standard screen fitted.   It might be my imagination though.

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Re: Morning
Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 01:51:14 PM
*Originally Posted by TroggysRevenge [+]
Shop around for insurance - the Crossrunner is only new on the market and a lot of insurers I found didn't have it listed, so they would try to put it through as a VFR800 and try to charge sports-bike premiums.  I had to ring around a lot before I finally found one that actually had the Crossrunner listed appropriately as a tourer with a lower premium.
I am with Carole Nash and registered it as a change of bike.  They had the model listed correctly but still wanted £200+ extra for 10 months.  I'd previously checked the cost to change bikes on the policy to a Triumph Tiger 1050 and the difference was negligable, so I hadn't expected it to be a problem.  They gave me some mumble about it being a new bike etc.  At renewal I'll make sure I get a better deal though.  Thanks!

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Re: Morning
Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 04:39:45 PM
Had same when I asked for quote from MCE for change from CR to Z1000sx.
But I decided to try comparison sites for quotes (as if I was at renewal on new bike) and guess what...MCE came out much cheaper but via another underwriter. Brokers like Carol Nash, MCE, Bennetts etc etc run schemes for diferent underwriters - so it often depends on what the underwriter for the cutrent bike thinks about the new bike and clearly this can create problems. I insisted that MCE move me, mid term, to the better priced scheme and not charge me cancellation fees etc. Only problem is that I have not got another years NCB as I have changed mid year. Grrrr :230:
Try a compariosn site and see where Carol Nash come out, or tyr Carolnash web site (do a spurious quote) and see what you get. If they are able to offer a new customer much better terms then they are not "treating you fairly" and you should ask for what I did above.
Suzuki GSX650F, 1250F, Crossrunner, Kawasaki Z1000SX

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Re: Re: Morning
Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 04:47:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Mars Bar [+]
I am with Carole Nash and registered it as a change of bike.  They had the model listed correctly but still wanted £200+ extra for 10 months.  I'd previously checked the cost to change bikes on the policy to a Triumph Tiger 1050 and the difference was negligable, so I hadn't expected it to be a problem.  They gave me some mumble about it being a new bike etc.  At renewal I'll make sure I get a better deal though.  Thanks!
I had exactly the same with the aa when I bought the crossrunner.  Except they wanted 700 quid more than what I was being charged for my vtec.  After heated arguments and threats of insurance ombudsman I was refunded remainder of my policy and I left them.  When I threw at them that the runner was a vfr800 with less hp and less plastics and abs how could they justify an insurance hike like that.  They couldnt.  Fight your corner

Paul