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Collected my Tri Colour DCT on Saturday morning from Crewe Honda Centre, The centre stand was fitted , But the other stuff I've ordered will have to go on later due to a shortage of 12 volt sockets ( told yesterday it was now all in)

Wow, I'm very impressed with the whole bike, firstly the engine and gear box are faultless , I can hear the gears changing but actually feel nothing , it's so smooth, I kept it in S3 all the time just to get used to the bike only managed 68 miles before we had a flurry of snow ,so I headed home,

Monday I headed into North Wales , again I kept it in the S3 mode with the occasional down shift just to try it out, Managed 150 miles before my fingers started to drop off from cold,
The screen was just the right hight for me 6ft and 32 i/leg, so I've no need to buy the tall screen, The seat was very comfortable and I had it on the normal setting (there is a lower one) and I had no problem flat footing,
The dash was very easy to read once you know where everything is, and all the controls are easy to get at, I did press the horn on one occasion when cancelling the indicators , The parking brake on the DCT is a two hand job to apply but one handed to release, Both front and rear brakes were impressive just as I expected,

To be honest there wasn't a single thing I could criticise , I was going to venture out today but it's pimply sissing down so think I'll give it a miss, :grin2:
 

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Congratulations, hope your enjoying it as much as myself.
Was asking the dealer about the socket and quoted £112. Even though its 50 quid aparently there is a bit of work to fit it, mostly seems down to the fairing that needs removing.
Might just spend the money on winter gloves instead :)
 

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Congratulations, hope your enjoying it as much as myself.
Was asking the dealer about the socket and quoted £112. Even though its 50 quid aparently there is a bit of work to fit it, mostly seems down to the fairing that needs removing.
Might just spend the money on winter gloves instead :)
It's a doddle to fit, yes the front fairing covers come off, but it is plug and play, if you're nearby I'd help do it for you.

Back on topic - great bike, easy to ride, I'm a happy owner too.
 

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Had a nice ride into North Wales yesterday,
The first service was carried out on Friday last, also had the Heated grips fitted , the Trip master (the freebie thats a bit complicated, but it looks nice, lol) Light bar and lights oh and I bought the tall screen,
Very pleased with the heated grips, didn't think the screen would be that good ,but it is, Used my GS Wunderlich handlebar bag too, fits a treat,

Thrilled to bits with the DCT, :smile2:

 

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Bike looks GREAT with all the new parts on it. Thanks for your input/review. I will, however, say it took me a second to figure out this:

" ...but it's pimply sissing down so think I'll give it a miss."
 

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hi could you possibly show picture of trip master fitted and the wundelich handlebar bag?

does it fit easily or is it a tight fit?

how stable is it without a crossbar?

thanks
 

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Here you go , Don't ask me how it works, :smile2: but it does look good , :grin2:

 

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Here's the bag, It's very stable with the 4 velcro fixings, but you could cable tie it on if you wish, note, the side view of the Trip master they are individually numbered , think about 350 been given out free to the first customers in the UK,

 

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2,500 smiles on my DCT , AT, ( no need to tell you how good it is)
 

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Funny how these things happen. I saw the GS Wunderlich bar bag for the first time today on Rugged Roads and thought it was a good idea, then come back here and the first link has a pic of it. Nice!

It looks like a great idea, but I'm a little concerned it would be too much temptation for a casual snatch as someone walks past. Do you worry about it, or do you take it with you every time? Does it look casually mounted to someone walking past and worth a quick snatch, or does it seem like it's firmly attached so is not a target?
 

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Yes, the Honda driving lights Mike,

You'll love the DCT , wish my other bikes were the same, so easy to ride, I keep it on S2 mostly, and use the down change button when needed , i have a couple of friends who bought the manual bike and are now wishing they'd have gone for the DCT version,

Roll on June :wink2:
 

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Looks great! Is the 12V power socket in the dash standard or the accessory part?
 

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Thanks for the reply.
Had also ordered (here already) Touratech panniers and top box, light guard, sump guard, Honda driving lights, heated grips, 12v auxillary power point & upper crash protection.
All we need now is a bike to fit it to.
I ordered the bike and gear in early Feb and was told at the time that the bike should be here in June. Since then there has been the earthquake in Japan.
The dealer hopes to confirm within the next week or two a delivery date.
In the mean time I read all the forums and keep riding the Honda GL1500.
 

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The 12 volt socket is an accessory part, haven't used mine yet but it should come in handy,:grin2:
Ive been leaving the driving lights on all the time, hopefully I'll not be as invisible with them on ,
Also I've taken the rear footers hangers off, not much use to me, I don't take passengers, and I don't have the panniers, just filled the holes with 8mm x 25 s/s button head screws,
 

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Also I've taken the rear footers hangers off, not much use to me, I don't take passengers, and I don't have the panniers, just filled the holes with 8mm x 25 s/s button head screws,

You might wish to rethink that. There is a very valid train of thought that suggests that the pillion hangers will keep parts of the bike off the road in a tumble. That is useful imho especially on the exhaust side. I am speaking from experience when I had a tumble off a KTM two years ago.
 

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I've not tried the driving lights in the dark Mike,

I know what you're saying Griff, and it's a valid point , but to be quite honest it's also much easier to put it on the centre stand when the pillion hangers are missing,
 

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I know what you're saying Griff, and it's a valid point , but to be quite honest it's also much easier to put it on the centre stand when the pillion hangers are missing,

That was the first thing I noticed when putting the bike on the centrestand. It was extremely difficult because the pillion hanger was intruding. I then noticed what looked almost like a handle protruding towards the rear of the bike from the pillion footrest hanger casting. I tried grabbing that instead of the pillion grabrail and presto, dead easy to get onto the stand. So the pillion footrests stay.
 
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