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  1. We've been installing Prez's ECC on three bikes last saturday, two crosstourers with DCT (2017 and 2018) and my F manual model (2014). We opted for two new 3-button controllers and one ECC had to be moved from my friend's new bike to his old one (he had already one with 4buttons). Everything went great, the install took all day (on 3 bikes, 2 new and one swap). I just put my controller under the base of the tank, where the evap tank sits on euro4 models, but mine had no evap. I avoided installing it near the abs modulator (right side) as it blocks the air streamline to the airbox. The evap tank location was perfect for me and we added some soft "spongy" material to keep it from rattling or moving within the space. The cables were long enough to allow repositioning. I took my bike for a ride today as it was very cold until now (below and just above freezing).. The bike took a little longer to start, probably due to removal of the tank and the fuel lines getting air into them. I let it supply the gas several times and after a very long push of the button it finally started. Usually it starts instantly. It ran a little bit in 3 cylinders but things turned smooth soon. I was starting to have my doubts, i must admit. When pulling the clutch with the system ON it just over-revs by 1000-1500 rpms but it's well kept under control. The clutch and brakes disengage the system, hard acceleration also cuts the system. Now everything works great (as advertised), bike starts normal, the ECC is bloody excellent, i can give my right hand a rest on long runs. I bow in front of you, Prez. Thank you! Just a few pics, there was no time for taking more! Later edit: the crosstourer forum links above do not work anymore, they require login to their website.
  2. 66 :))) i think you need just a little bit more than the usual T-shirt! Having 66 deg all the year would be bloody awesome. I went outside riding at 46 deg so, yeah, 66 would be lovely. Every biker here in europe (except it's southern part) is waiting for the winter months to end. Even without heated grips/seats/gloves it's remarkable what proper layers can provide for short rides.
  3. Do you have any info on the Taction Control ON or OFF on the vfr? The "right leg out" must have been due to sand/dust on the ground. Happy ending video for the vfr but with similar riders, the busa would win, especially with that stretched arm.
  4. Great looking bike... looks like new 😛 ... i'm just teasing ya'. Also, i noticed it's a DCT. Enjoy!
  5. He already HAS that new "old" part on the bike. The bike may be used as I immagine the dealer does a delivery pre-check anyway and the inspection of the drive shaft would be one the checkpoints for them considering the issued recall... in a perfect world...
  6. The Vfr 1200 F is discontinued since 2016. There is no newer model year so it should be a leftover unit. There's no big deal applying the recall prior or after the delivery even if the bike has the "old" part on it. It's not gonna fail instantly. Just enjoy the bike!
  7. They do wear black, but they are less visible on the street! It's not a "Man In Black" contest, it's about being visible. ✌️ I confirm, the paint code is usually under the seat.
  8. Yes, I was referring above to riding a 2017 VFR X model. I tried to edit the text but it shows no message to edit, only the reason of editing.
  9. I did testride last year a 2017 model that one of my buddies has. It was a new bike, test occured after the run-in period, maybe it had around 10k km's onboard. Powerwise it felt slower and too bland, it was my first time on DCT, the engine does not feel so tractive. I like the top end that the F model has. Wind protection is good, better than that of the F model, but it should be expected to be better. I would say it meets the expectations. Heat did not feel an issue but i rode it only outside of the cities so it may not be a balanced opinion. It is a good bike overall, i expected a little more on the engine side, maybe this is also due to the liniarity honda puts into it's engines. I would make the swap only if more ergonomics and long-journey comfort are heavily needed than on the F model. Otherwise, no. Just no. My buddy, on the other hand, just loves his X bike. He bought a 2018 model now, his 2017 was totalled when hit by a car (rider ok). He would not change it for any other bike. I think the bike suits him, he is a little older than me, at 50+ years old.
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