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Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By rider33
I actually prefer the look of spokes but every...

I actually prefer the look of spokes but every time I'd ride a new Bonnie with them, It just never felt quite right. Then a very clean, used mag wheel Bonnie showed up at my dealer, so I took it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 54,678
Posted By rider33
so the ST has been in production for something...

so the ST has been in production for something like 24 years and it still doesn't have cruise but Honda adds it in year two for the F6B? These things must be selling better than I thought.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,617
Posted By rider33
in '73 I had an RD but I think I would have...

in '73 I had an RD but I think I would have traded you for that. I think there is a Scout in your future. 'Ride one, a cruiser with an actual top end, 'significant grin factor:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,637
Posted By rider33
I'm not a big believer in CU but its apt to be...

I'm not a big believer in CU but its apt to be quite a bit more predictive than random internet ravings.
It also tends to line up with my personal experience: all of the big 4 pretty good, model...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,454
Posted By rider33
For a big girl, she dances pretty well down BLM...

For a big girl, she dances pretty well down BLM roads:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/707ff2465efd0866ecd470ff1c094592.jpg
(Valley of The Gods, UT)

'sort of blows the mind...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,617
Posted By rider33
'bummer. They are not bad to look at but they...

'bummer. They are not bad to look at but they are a lot more fun to ride as the point-of-difference becomes abundantly obvious once you turn the go-stick past 5,000 RPM.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,617
Posted By rider33
the demo fleet I hit (Twin Cites) had 6 of them....

the demo fleet I hit (Twin Cites) had 6 of them. It was just coming back from Strugis but I 'd be surprised if they'd pull their newest, hottest model from the lineup. Given the number of...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,965
Posted By rider33
many marine engines advise against the use of...

many marine engines advise against the use of ethanol blended fuels. As a result, quite a few gas station near recreational lakes & rivers will tend to sell at least one flavor of pure gas,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By rider33
this. There is a great big world of bikes out...

this. There is a great big world of bikes out there and all have their charms. A different engine in a different frame will give you a very different riding experience. The Bonnie's are well...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,617
Posted By rider33
I had a chance to ride one in the demo fleet...

I had a chance to ride one in the demo fleet today. All in all I'd say it's more impressive in person than in photos but if you really want to be impressed, ride one. It has that long wheelbase...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,418
Posted By rider33
actually, I owned a couple of KLR's, 'loved...

actually, I owned a couple of KLR's, 'loved them. More room than a DR and a lot more range. Mine were pre-Tupperware (before 2009 remodel) but about the only thing you'd hurt when you dropped them...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,418
Posted By rider33
I have a Bonnie, my son has a DR and I've put...

I have a Bonnie, my son has a DR and I've put thousands of miles on both. A Goldwing can handle a dirt road so the question becomes one of intendeded use. 70%+ street, get the Bonnie, smooth,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 30,848
Posted By rider33
If you skim down to the ST portion of this piece,...

If you skim down to the ST portion of this piece, you'll get your answer from a guy who aught to know, the shimming of the swing arm. To my knowledge, that was fixed in later models. The ST1300...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,517
Posted By rider33
for me it relates to the degree of bend and how...

for me it relates to the degree of bend and how wide the bike is. Tight bends (sportbike like) or wide tanks that can bend knees out at odd angles give me sore knees. Lowering the pegs helps, a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 292,777
Posted By rider33
I've not ridden the 800 but I do have a 865...

I've not ridden the 800 but I do have a 865 Bonnie and I did purchase a W650 new when they were avaible in the states. The Bonnie is a very different bike, smoother, more powerful, more modern...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By rider33
I suppose anyone who travels thousands of miles...

I suppose anyone who travels thousands of miles on their own would have to be a bit more independent than most but let me put it to you this way: I also own 3 other bikes with very different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By rider33
at one point my touring bike was a Road King,...

at one point my touring bike was a Road King, 'nice bike but at that point they had 5 gallon tanks which ment you needed to start looking for gas at around 150 miles. Out west (my favorite place to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By rider33
tank size clearly plays into it. My ST carries...

tank size clearly plays into it. My ST carries 7.7 gallons which gives it a 300 mile range. GSA's are in that ballpark but not alot else. You also when traveling with others have to deal with who...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By rider33
distance, interesting point. If you are going...

distance, interesting point. If you are going 3-5,000 miles or more on a trip, the benefits of having others with you are likely more muted. My guess would be sport touring bikes spend more of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By rider33
ST Solo

I just got back from a trip to the southwest on my ST, about 4 thousand miles in a week or so. I traveled on everything from sort-of-gravel in the Valley of the Gods (yes, ST's can do that) to the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,394
Posted By rider33
V4's are not inexpensive to make but are...

V4's are not inexpensive to make but are exceptionally durable in practice, I've run into several Honda ST's with over 200 thousand miles on them and counting. I'm sure any of the sport touring...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,952
Posted By rider33
my touring mount is an ST1300. Somewhere in the...

my touring mount is an ST1300. Somewhere in the Dakota's I pulled up and parked next to a NT700V at a stop and it took me a while to figure out that it was not an ST, they are that close. If I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 248,971
Posted By rider33
I don't know why but the Triumph Fly screen does...

I don't know why but the Triumph Fly screen does a remarkably good job of taking wind blast down to tolerable levels:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,454
Posted By rider33
Laugh I find traveling thru cooler climates helps...

I find traveling thru cooler climates helps immensely:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/d8a6e301b5b835d126d466aa9aad3c2b.jpg
(Beartooth)
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 248,971
Posted By rider33
The new Bonnie's have been made for over a dozen...

The new Bonnie's have been made for over a dozen years now so aftermarket options are extensive, As suggested, performance mods can get expensive (engine) and not really yield that massive of a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,454
Posted By rider33
You'll want to try a Ural: wife's, kid's, dogs,...

You'll want to try a Ural: wife's, kid's, dogs, & friends line up to ride in that thing including people who would never even think of riding a regular motorcycle. Big comfy seat, not having to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,454
Posted By rider33
'quite a bit different really, even in the...

'quite a bit different really, even in the engine:

http://canadamotoguide.com/2014/03/25/first-ride-honda-ctx1300/

and calling it "going in a new direction" is being kind. Are any of the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,454
Posted By rider33
the mud on the gravel drive finally dried up, the...

the mud on the gravel drive finally dried up, the temp hit 70, and I was finally able to take the ST out for a spin around the lake. You forget just how good this thing is. It was only 80 miles but...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 239,972
Posted By rider33
'damn, you're right, that Electra 4 down appears...

'damn, you're right, that Electra 4 down appears to have a tank bag, how could that have happen?:D
'Best not park the ST too close, those flame decal thingies are contagious....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
RnT
Views: 596
Posted By rider33
'better shot & more tasty bits, I want: ...

'better shot & more tasty bits, I want:

http://www.wired.com/2014/02/hero-nrt-concept/
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
RnT
Views: 596
Posted By rider33
'Nope, beer on one side, cheese curds of the...

'Nope, beer on one side, cheese curds of the other, the deer are WAY too big out here to be hauled on that thing:D

I sort of think of it as a Rokon that's more streetable or maybe a Rukus with...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
RnT
Views: 596
Posted By rider33
RnT

alright, am I the only one who thinks this thing might be a blast?

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/7/18015/Motorcycle-Article/Hero-Shows-Diesel-powered-RNT-Utility-Bike.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,124
Posted By rider33
the older you get, the more important total...

the older you get, the more important total weight and comfort become. The V7 is a lovely bike but felt much to small for my 6'2" frame, YMMV. It's been maybe 25-30 years since I road the SR500...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,215
Posted By rider33
the ST is comfortable, low maintenance, never...

the ST is comfortable, low maintenance, never breaks, handles all sorts of weather, carries a ton, and has a 250-300 mile range. If you are seriously looking for a high speed commuter, it's hard to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 139,134
Posted By rider33
well, "sport" might be pushing it but the M1 upon...

well, "sport" might be pushing it but the M1 upon which it was based was very much a reaction to the big CB's being bested by the likes of Z1's. The '75 was a beast by standards of the time but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 139,134
Posted By rider33
The original Wing was intended to be a sport...

The original Wing was intended to be a sport bike. It only took on touring dress after a few years of early owners adding Vetter fairings and bags. I like to think of the ST as what the Wing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 226,685
Posted By rider33
I've not ridden an SR400 but I did ride an SR500,...

I've not ridden an SR400 but I did ride an SR500, at least the one imported into the States. It would do 70 easily but you were never going to loose sight of the fact that that there was a big...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,454
Posted By rider33
Cats are not nearly as reliable as a good bucket...

Cats are not nearly as reliable as a good bucket trap. 'Might want to give it a try next time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OijRH-lduq4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By rider33
I think the larger differences would be the shift...

I think the larger differences would be the shift from under 800 cc's up to the current 865 in 2007 and the shift from carb to EFI in 2008 (varies a bit by market and model). Both variants work...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 248,971
Posted By rider33
'alright damn it, that's it. I'm gonna have to...

'alright damn it, that's it. I'm gonna have to put me some stripes on my white flairing. 'Nice.
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