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I just paid for the preorder.
I've ridden bikes only for couple of years, my first own bike was NC700X and I would love to keep it, but can't... Here, in Estonia, we don't have that long of a season, so can't ride year round. Also theres money issue, so the NC has to go.
When I first started riding, I thought that my bike must be a cruiser, but I was wrong. I didn't buy a cruiser because I couldn't afford one, so I bought a NC. What a great choice that was :) NC showed me that I really like Adventure bikes and now Honda made this wonderful deal.
I'm looking forward to see my new bike for the first time, to ride it for the first time, but unfortunately it will not happen untill March/April :(
 

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Welcome to the board iSlanderYT. I don't know much about Estonia, is your riding season limited because of early snow and freezing or rain and bad roads? Snow and ice will stop almost any motorcycle but if it's only mud and rough roads, the CRF-AT should allow you to extend your riding quite a lot because of it's ability to ride through rugged terrain.

Something else that can help extend your riding season, is your choice of tires, accessories and gear. You can learn a lot about that here on the forum. The right tires, for example, can get you though mud and over difficult terrain far better than original equipment tires (OEM) from Honda. Heated hand grips, hand guard covers (like Hippo Hands) will keep your hands comfortable in freezing temperatures when you might otherwise not ride. Good boots, gloves, jackets, helmets and even electrically heated garments and keep keep you on two wheels long after you might have quit riding without them.

Good luck and know we will envy you the enjoyment of owning your AT months ahead of the rest of us, even if you aren't able to ride it much at first.
 

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My riding season is limited because of the snow and ice. Roads aren't bad around here (if you don't count the Tallinn, capital of Estonia).
I've ridden subzero temperatures and no problem, I have a good riding gear, its just the snow and ice that stops me riding...
I'm already thinking about fitting better tires for the bike. Heated grips will be a must, I fitted those to NC this year and they do make a difference.
 

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My riding season is limited because of the snow and ice. Roads aren't bad around here (if you don't count the Tallinn, capital of Estonia).
I've ridden subzero temperatures and no problem, I have a good riding gear, its just the snow and ice that stops me riding...
I'm already thinking about fitting better tires for the bike. Heated grips will be a must, I fitted those to NC this year and they do make a difference.
hey welcome to the show, we're growing quite the little group here! Something you could consider is a set of winter tires for the AT... they have studded and unstudded sets available... If the cold isnt a problem for you I'd say definitely give them a shot... Plug in a nice set of heated gear and LAUGH at the poor souls trapped in their cages ;)
 

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hey welcome to the show, we're growing quite the little group here! Something you could consider is a set of winter tires for the AT... they have studded and unstudded sets available... If the cold isnt a problem for you I'd say definitely give them a shot... Plug in a nice set of heated gear and LAUGH at the poor souls trapped in their cages ;)
We'll see :) They use a lot of salt here too and I can't always wash the bike.
 

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So the first season is over. I loved it. Too bad I forgot to check how many K's I rode this year :p
 

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17000km last season. Only couple of hundred K's this, but season is just starting too :p
 
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