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    Hi All
    on: November 26, 2012, 07:10:02 pm
    November 26, 2012, 07:10:02 pm
    Good evening.

    After carefull consideration, I finally Picked up my CR, New in Red. I wanted used one first, but dealer offered a deal i could not walk away.

    Here is what I like so about it so far.
    -Smooth no vibrations
    -Very slim for traffic jams.
    -Reliable machine, with lots of character.
    -Commuter bike that I can remove top box on nice Sunny days and have lots of fun.

    Not so happy with bits are.
    -Motorway speeds winds requires a lot of energy due to small screen.
    -Poor lighting.(needs additional lights fitted)
    -Why on earth did MR Honda decided to mess with switch gear button layout.
    -Greedy Honda wants crazy money centre stand.
    -Mr Honda Could have given us a bigger dash. Very hard to see information on LCD screen including speed.
    -Pegs too hi just a bit.

    Bits fitted by very helpful dealer before I collected are.
    Givi Top box with rack(I dont like Honda top boxes.)
    Honda 360 grip heater.
    Scottoiler Esystem.

    I am looking forward adding the following bits
    -Pyramid Belly pan(when released for sale)
    -Taller screen
    -Fender extender
    -Rear hugger/chain guard combo.
    -Some kind of smart phone holder or full satnav if it does not cost huge money.
    -Road legal end Can.(the quietest available, don't want to disturb next-door houses)
    -Power Commander(if it does not invalidate my Warranty).

    Best Regards


    Shaunomercy

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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 07:17:35 pm
    November 26, 2012, 07:17:35 pm
    Headlights not bad.  Probably set too high. Also osram night breakers improve matters

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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 08:24:28 pm
    November 26, 2012, 08:24:28 pm
    So you took the plunge. Welcome and hope you enjoy. I've noted your initial concerns. I'm sure they will recede. After 15 months with mine and a few thousand miles I have no problem (wind protection) with motorway long distance at about 80mph and although at first the footrests seemed a little high I don't now notice it. The engine is a peach and the bike is so effective whether it's in congested traffic or open road. Not sure as to the point about unclear info. Yes - rev reading is unclear but how necessary is it? Speed couldn't be more clearer.

    For me - it's still a good looking, comfortable, very capable do anthing (almost) bike.

    It will grow on you.
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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 12:34:00 am
    November 27, 2012, 12:34:00 am
    Hi welcome. Great decision on your part. I'm sure that you will not regret it :419:
    4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul
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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 08:34:15 am
    November 27, 2012, 08:34:15 am
    Congratulations for your new CR. Enjoy it.

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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 10:06:28 am
    November 28, 2012, 10:06:28 am

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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 03:50:25 pm
    November 28, 2012, 03:50:25 pm
    I will say once more - SW Motech centre stand £126 easy to fit in 15 mins!!   :174:  I will never say it again....honest!

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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 05:25:08 pm
    November 28, 2012, 05:25:08 pm
    Does anyone know how much a SW Motech centre stand costs? Could you also give me a rough idea of long it takes to fit please
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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 09:02:02 pm
    November 28, 2012, 09:02:02 pm
    now that is funny !!  :046:

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    Re: Hi All
    Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 10:14:55 pm
    November 29, 2012, 10:14:55 pm
    Hi All

    Other than Honda cutting some corners on few bit on CR creation, I think it is really going to very very very mission impossible to find a replacement bike in the near future.

    Now waiting Engine run in safely, 175Miles since I collected it.
    I have been keeping revs under 5k, and avoiding hard eccelation, also keeping gear as high as possible within reason.

    Perfect city riding bike me thinks so.

     


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