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Offline Hells Wrinkly

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Hello To Everyone
on: November 23, 2013, 09:24:30 AM
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Hello  All
My name is Paul and I live in S Wales, UK. I have been riding motorcycles for about 45years. I have a 2012 Crossrunner (Great Motorcycle). Does anyone know where I can purchase a Hugger and Hand Guards? I am also looking for a set of white Honda panniers, I have a carrier already fitted. My Honda dealer will sell me a set for £750 (to expensive ). Any help or advise would be appreciated.
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Paul

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 09:53:47 AM
Hello Paul, and welcome - although I'm new here myself.

1. I've been riding bikes for 45 years or so too. It took me one or two other bikes to get round to the Crossrunner, but you're right - what a great bike. It's a VFR800 underneath the plastic so I think it has made me realise just how good that original bike is. I would never have tried the 'sports tourer' version, so I'm glad Honda launched the CR.

2. I've fitted the Barkbuster 'Storm' guards to mine. Very pleased with the result - although you have to tweak the aluminium 'backbone' slightly to clear the instrument panel.

3. I have thought about the hugger, but with the single-sided wheel you can get in there to clean fairly easily. I suspect a hugger will throw even more muck into the chain and then make it harder to shift the stuff once it's in there - so I'm trying to manage without. It does have that small 'flap' to give some protection. Someone here with a hugger can maybe give us both better advice.

4. Although I just missed the free pannier offer I got the bike for a good price and so fitted the Honda luggage. I agree they are expensive, but if you already have the Honda carrier system fitted the Honda luggage will be the best fit. You might get a set second-hand. The luggage is not particularly large, but it is very well made - it comes from the VFR1200F.


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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 10:21:25 AM
Hello Black Jack
Thanks for the advice. I have just looked at the Bark Busters on the web and will be sending for a pair. I have been looking on eBay for a used set of white panniers for a while but no luck so far, I was informed that the panniers off the Crosstourer are the same. I may have to go for the new option because us oldies like to carry a few creature comforts when the weather gets colder such as a flask of hot soup, walking stick, zimmer frame etc.  Thanks again.
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Paul

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 11:42:42 AM
Hi Paul:

The 'Storms' are a good choice. Being an old duffer, I just can't bring myself to resort to heated hand-grips - I've found the 'Storms' good enough for the sort of weather, and distance, I am tempted to ride in winter these days. Although I suppose 'Storms' and heated grips would be even warmer.

I had a brief relationship with the Crosstourer (too tall and heavy for a little OAP like me) before I  down-sized to the 'Runner. The 'Tourer panniers are not the same as the 'Runner's. The 'Runner's luggage set comes from the sports-tourer (VFR1200F) version of of 1200. It's slightly smaller than the 'Tourer's set, but the design and quality are better. Using the Honda system the bike looks quite neat with the luggage removed, but snapping it all back on just takes seconds. It is pricey, like most of Honda's stuff but, like most of Honda's stuff, is worth it in the long-run.

You'll love the Crossrunner. Bloody fabulous bike - especially if you remember what biking was like in the 1960's.


Be seeing you

Bob

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 04:16:11 PM
Hello Bob
Thanks for the information on the Crosstourer Panniers, If I had some for sale on Ebay I would probably have purchased them. It was the Honda Salesman who told me that the Crosstourers panniers fitted the Runner. I've also got a ST1300 Pan which I hardly use now (less than 10K miles and mint). After riding the Pan the Crossrunner feels like a BMX its so light to handle and I can actually push it, unlike the Pan. I suppose its an age thing, allthough  being just over 10stone soaking wet may have something to do with it.
Ride Safe
Paul

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 05:08:28 PM
I have grappled with both the 'Tourer and 'Runner panniers, and they are definitely not the same - as I said before, the 'Runner set is smaller, but better quality.

I have also grappled with a Pan - well, I sat on one in the dealers - and couldn't get the damn thing up off its side-stand, and I couldn't get it to move either; even on their carpet-tiled floor - that's what led me eventually to the Crosstourer. Two-up with panniers the 'Tourer was nearly as heavy as a Pan, but much taller: hence the Crossrunner.

Bob

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 05:53:38 PM
Hi & welcome.
I was in the parts dept of the local Honda dealer recently, the storeman asked if my bike had luggage as they had a set that he'd do for a ''very good price''
It was at Hunts Manchester, might be worth a call....
I'm not sure if you can get them keyed to your ignition key or whether a key would be supplied. IMHO the luggage is a tad small.
Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 05:56:15 PM by DetourPhil

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 06:09:11 PM
*Originally Posted by DetourPhil [+]
Hi & welcome. IMHO the luggage is a tad small.

Yes, I agree.  My Honda dealer said the size was originally determined by stability issues on the VFR1200F and Honda just used the same boxes for the CR; but they fit the bike so well I decided to pack less and make the most of it.

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 09:12:25 PM
I have the standard Honda trio of boxes. Recently did a 5 day tour of Tasmania with my wife and had plenty of storage. You need to consider carefully what you carry but no problems. They can leak a little so we use lightweight drybags in side cases.
They are keyed alike with the bike.

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Re: Hello To Everyone
Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 10:23:18 AM
*Originally Posted by Black Jack

You'll love the Crossrunner. Bloody fabulous bike - especially if you remember what biking was like in the 1960's.


Bob
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Interesting comment what makes you say that?

 



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