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    Norway calling
    on: September 08, 2013, 07:02:45 am
    September 08, 2013, 07:02:45 am
    Hi all!

    I'm Sven from Oslo, Norway.

    Been a silent member since I bought my brand new (although MY2012) CR in june this year, traded in my 2011 Hornet. I totally love the CR, I've ran it 5000 km up until now. Last monday, running 100 km/h at the highway, I crashed with a rim which maybe felt off from someones trailer or whatever. After hitting it I jumped a couple of feet, the engine stopped, and I "slowly" got to the side of the road. The bike wast sent to my dealer, and a whole lot has to be replaced with new parts. Underside of the engine, the exhaust, front rim and both tyres, right side panels, and a bunch of small bits. The whole bike was covered in oil and has to be totally aparted and cleaned.

    Can't wait until I get it back, the dealer says probably in 10 days from now, fingers crossed! ;)
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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 10:10:59 am
    September 08, 2013, 10:10:59 am
    hope you get sorted soon, and well done staying on the bike ... doesn't sound very nice!
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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 11:21:30 am
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    Well done for keeping upright!!! That could have been very nasty.

    Hope you are insured as sounds very expensive, let us know when you are back on the road.

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 12:35:26 pm
    September 08, 2013, 12:35:26 pm
    Thanks guys, I'll let you know when I'm back on. Can't stand commuting on four wheels at this indian summertime we have in southern part of Norway!

    Here's a pic of the engine underside after the crash...

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 06:34:33 pm
    September 08, 2013, 06:34:33 pm
    Terribly sorry Sven

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 02:24:54 pm
    September 19, 2013, 02:24:54 pm
    Finally, early this morning I went by train to my dealer to pick up my CR after the crash. They've done a fantastic job, and the total cost for the repair was £5500 (keep in mind that a new CR costs £16000 in Norway). They put on Metzeler Tourance NEXT on both wheels, and after riding them home (200km) I'm in heaven. What a fantastic tire. Feels like glued to the tarmac, tremendous feedback, and has fabulous stability on the highway. I recommend trying them out! :)

    Gotta go, have to take it out for another trip! :046:

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 09:05:38 pm
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    £16,000 !!!!!! Jeezy creezy  :005:

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 06:02:14 am
    September 24, 2013, 06:02:14 am
    Goodmorning Sven.

    My name is Paris and I am from  Cyprus. Hope everything is ok with the bike.

    I wanted to ask you how did you find the CR in relation to the Hornet. I am a Hornet owner end extremely happy with my bike. I am really interested to know how do you compare these two.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 06:10:41 am
    September 26, 2013, 06:10:41 am
    Hi Paris.

    I find the CR a whole lot more comfy in riding position, and I love to be sheltered from the weather. The engine is beautiful, the only thing you loose from the Hornet is the friggin wild times when revs were 9500+ rpm. :)

    I was in doubt when changing to the CR, but after 3 days I couldn't even think about going back!

    Go for it! :)

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    Re: Norway calling
    Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 08:43:12 am
    September 26, 2013, 08:43:12 am
    Hi Sven!

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    I am fighting to let go of my Hornet. Such a great machine. Great commuting great Sunday fun on the mountains.

    I will eventualy go for the CR. Havent had the chance to drive one, but I I know the Vtec very well, great machine no breakdowns full of torque.

    I will keep you updated.

     



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