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Old 01-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #16
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Here is my ST in 2004 with 123, 456 miles. It had 140K when I sold it last year. I traveled in all 48 continental states and a few provinces on it, several times.

Great bike. I hope my R1200GSA serves me as well.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:41 AM   #17
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Y'all are embarrassing me. Every bike posted to this thread looks like someone could eat off it, and I post up mine so mud-and-bug-spattered nasty you can't hardly even tell what it is.
Why don't you wash it and post another picture.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:32 PM   #18
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Problem

The only problem with these is that you can't work on them.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:09 PM   #19
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The only problem with these is that you can't work on them.
And that is not a problem 'cause they are work horses and don't need constant tinkering.

You just ride 'em mile after mile after mile.

If you want to tinker PM me 'bout my Shovelhead.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:51 PM   #20
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The only problem with these is that you can't work on them.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:39 AM   #21
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The only problem with these is that you can't work on them.
And this is a problem?

Actually, it just means someone got it right.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:05 PM   #22
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My old '91 ST11...




At the right is my former '98 ST11...



And my current '04 ST13.

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Old 01-28-2008, 03:42 PM   #23
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The only problem with these is that you can't work on them.
I beg to differ. When maintenance needs to be done, this bike is easier to work on than many fully faired bikes. One can change the spark plugs and inspect the valve clearance by removing only two screws and the small covers around the heads, not the entire fairing. Oil changes do require removal of the lower unpainted fairing, though. Adding oil (something I never did between changes for 140,000 miles) couldn't be easier.

Wheels come off relatively easily for tire changes and Honda provided a drain for the final drive from the get-go (can you hear me BMW???). Brake pads are easy enough to change.

Even the required timing belt change at 90,000 wasn't too bad. Fortunately, it just doesn't need much work.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:01 PM   #24
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My 2004 50K miles - somewhere in NM after the LOE heading home, clipped a deer and had to stop to get it back together. Most of my bike pictures are 'polaroids' ;-)

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Old 01-28-2008, 05:42 PM   #25
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I beg to differ. When maintenance needs to be done, this bike is easier to work on than many fully faired bikes. One can change the spark plugs and inspect the valve clearance by removing only two screws and the small covers around the heads, not the entire fairing. Oil changes do require removal of the lower unpainted fairing, though. Adding oil (something I never did between changes for 140,000 miles) couldn't be easier.

Wheels come off relatively easily for tire changes and Honda provided a drain for the final drive from the get-go (can you hear me BMW???). Brake pads are easy enough to change.

Even the required timing belt change at 90,000 wasn't too bad. Fortunately, it just doesn't need much work.
I totally agree. It doesn't need much work, but when it does it's no big deal.
I did the steering head bearings on mine (at 49,000 miles), not too bad.
FWI, you can change the oil filter without removing the lower fairing, just loosen the left side and flex it out.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:00 PM   #26
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sarcasm

It's a Honda. You know? Sarcasm?
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:42 AM   #27
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #28
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Here's mine...

And the VFR that it replaced...Loved the VFR. The ST is just more comfortable for me now.

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:21 PM   #29
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The only problem with these is that you can't work on them.
Work on a Honda?
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:21 PM   #30
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