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Old 10-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #1666
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Never tried the DCT version.

But the gearbox is totally seamless up-shifting, fab you lous!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #1667
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Came across this excellent comparison between the CT and Exporer. It does not offer a definitive "winner" except to say that they are both winners but it highlights the off-road capabilities of the CT where 'accepted wisdom' loves to reiterate adnauseum that the CT is no dirt bike, ha, watch this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMxUB...e=results_main

This youtube clip reinforces my earlier assertion that the better rider will always be quicker whichever bike they are riding but in this clip we have two riders of obvious differing riding abilities so it is interesting that the younger guy (and quicker rider) swings toward the Honda while the older guy, more interested in comfort, reckons the Explorer is the go. Horses for courses?
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #1668
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Watch this one.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=o76UDHpa-po
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #1669
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Never tried the DCT version.

But the gearbox is totally seamless up-shifting, fab you lous!!
How smooth are the downshifts? Any clunks going into any of the gears?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:29 AM   #1670
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Yep, saw that one months ago and dismissed the review as garbage and that was before I began forming my own opinion on either the CT or Explorer. It wasn't hard to conclude that this slow speaking dimwit is either BMW biased or a terrorist on a private mission to bring an end to the Japanese motorcycle industry! I'm not alone on this if you can go by the likes and dislike score.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:50 AM   #1671
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Yep, saw that one months ago and dismissed the review as garbage and that was before I began forming my own opinion on either the CT or Explorer. It wasn't hard to conclude that this slow speaking dimwit is either BMW biased or a terrorist on a private mission to bring an end to the Japanese motorcycle industry! I'm not alone on this if you can go by the likes and dislike score.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #1672
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Yes downshifting is seamless also, superb!!

A brilliant bike I think, the V4 engine is a peach!! Oh and super smooooooth.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #1673
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Very nice mate, better fix that sig block! :)
thanks Rob, fixed!

got the akro pipe on and it sounds really good, buying stuff slowly - aw geez it really is a blast to ride, getting 325km out of a tank and it's so easy to go around corners...i thought maybe it was me but there is now hope!

getting the suspension tuned up on Thursday when it goes in for a service
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #1674
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Droid, would be nice to see a pic of the bike with the Akra if you have a chance.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #1675
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #1676
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Thanks for the pics mate, did they make a noticeable difference in the power and how's the sound?

Sorry for asking all these questions but you are currently living my bike dream Can't even get a test ride here in Japan
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #1677
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Jon,

The bike and exhaust look nice! I like the new truck too, and judging from the contents of the dumpster, Momma got new carpeting in the house too.

Nice!

Looks like you got all your bases covered my friend.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:00 AM   #1678
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Nice bike Droid.

Was wondering what a twin cab commode was doing in the USA until I saw your location.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:56 AM   #1679
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Thanks for the pics mate, did they make a noticeable difference in the power and how's the sound?

Sorry for asking all these questions but you are currently living my bike dream Can't even get a test ride here in Japan
You will never gain extra power by just replacing the exhaust muffler. Only the sound counts. But I'm sure the V4 makes an excellent concerto... ;)

If the purpose is getting extra Bhp, you have to mod the entire exhaust system from cylinder to muffler, add a powercommander, open airfilter, etc.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:19 AM   #1680
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You will never gain extra power by just replacing the exhaust muffler. Only the sound counts. But I'm sure the V4 makes an excellent concerto... ;)

If the purpose is getting extra Bhp, you have to mod the entire exhaust system from cylinder to muffler, add a powercommander, open airfilter, etc.
My experience with before and after dyno runs (same day) tells me differently. I gained 6hp using slip-on to my VFR800 and 5 more when I went to a full system. Similar experiences with other bikes.

Agree though that uncorking the whole system gives the best results. :)
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