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Offline Rico

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Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
on: March 24, 2015, 07:28:32 PM
Hello all

Whenever I go window shopping for new bikes, I just end up how much I could save by buying an old one (on insurance as well as price of bike!). I like the new crossrunner, so by default I'm looking into the old crossrunner! I prefer the old one on a few things, it's not pretending to be an actual adventure bike for a start. For me, the styling isn't confused, it is what it is.

So a few questions.  :027: I've seen the mpg thread, if you stay below four valve mode, does mpg tend to be good (e.g. crusing)? The riding position has been described as weird, what's weird about it? It looks pretty natural. What's the bike like for plugging in electricals, does everything have to be wired onto the battery directly? What are the service intervals?

Thanks!  :031:

Rico

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 10:00:32 PM
*Originally Posted by Rico [+]
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 The riding position has been described as weird, what's weird about it? It looks pretty natural.
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the mk1 riding position was weird because Honda took the ergos up to the waist as a straight copy of the VFR800 at the time, and then grafted on a much more upright top half, to make it an 'adventure' bike. Then the mk1 2013 model finished off the job properly by moving the footpegs forward and lower to make it more consistent with the original aims. There are plenty of riders who liked the first stab at it, and then there are those (like myself) who much prefer the revised ergos. It does mean that there is a difference in fit between the pre2013 and 2013 model, whilst the rest of the bike is the same (apart from colours and seat fabric).

I think the fuel consumption suffers if you rev over 6500, ie. above the VTEC surge (as you say, into 4 valve mode).
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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 10:51:47 PM
I've just got a 2012 model. I'd read a lot about the riding position but have to say I find it really natural and comfortable. Having had vfr's since 1986 this is easily the best of the bunch.

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 09:05:39 AM
*Originally Posted by reasty [+]
I've just got a 2012 model. I'd read a lot about the riding position but have to say I find it really natural and comfortable. Having had vfr's since 1986 this is easily the best of the bunch.
I have the 2011 model and i have the same opinion,  its a more sporty position and i really like it!

Yesterday i have done a ride of 260km with one average of 5.7l,  ride mostly at 130/140km/H.

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 02:22:08 PM
Thanks for you replies  :016:

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 08:38:47 PM
My wife has a 2011 CR and she loves it, we actually looked at the original and also one of the revised models, she actually prefered the earlier model so bought that one, as you say it was somewhat cheaper.
Fuel consumption is around mid forties, pretty much the same as my Kwak 1000sx, it's all day comfortable too.

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 09:29:22 PM
Rico, I have a 2011 model which has served us well for 4 years. It's taken us to 17 countries, and quite a few UK breaks. Whether it's motorway mile munching, or twisty alpine passes, the bike just laps it up. We were talking today about changing it this year, and started looking at options. So a nice shiny red one with full luggage, centre stand, and custom gel seat might be coming onto the market soon if you're interested.

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 04:59:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Slidy [+]
Rico, I have a 2011 model which has served us well for 4 years. It's taken us to 17 countries, and quite a few UK breaks. Whether it's motorway mile munching, or twisty alpine passes, the bike just laps it up. We were talking today about changing it this year, and started looking at options. So a nice shiny red one with full luggage, centre stand, and custom gel seat might be coming onto the market soon if you're interested.

Thanks for the info. Let me know when it's for sale and the price service history etc., I'm certainly interested.

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Re: Thinking of buying a (2011) crossrunner
Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 08:38:54 AM
Hi Rico
Go for it they're great bikes. But see my pot re ignition problem and insist any dealer removes the left hand side panel and checks for chaffing of the wiring loom before comitting to buy.