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Old 03-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #721
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How'd the connie handle on those turns? What shoes you got on it?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #722
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How'd the connie handle on those turns? What shoes you got on it?
RoadSmart II's were working good today. They are near the end of their life though.

I used caution on that road, as there is debris here and there from crumbling rock and recent rains washing it over the road surface.

It is a fun road, but I'd never push it. There were about eight of those hairpin turns clumped together. Those turns are tight!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #723
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There were about eight of those hairpin turns clumped together. Those turns are tight!


Yep, from a few years ago...

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #724
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HA!

Look at that. I'm sure you had a hoot with the lighter bike.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #725
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RoadSmart II's were working good today. They are near the end of their life though.

I used caution on that road, as there is debris here and there from crumbling rock and recent rains washing it over the road surface.

It is a fun road, but I'd never push it. There were about eight of those hairpin turns clumped together. Those turns are tight!
Thanks for that!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:29 PM   #726
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Aussie touring

I havent seen my bike mentioned here and can only guess that it isn't available in the States, I have an 08 Honda CBF1000 ABS. Have knocked over the odd 600k day in good comfort, smoooooth engine and plenty of midrange grunt, even handles well in the twisties. Will be doing a 2 week Euro tour through Tuscany, Sardinia and Corsica in October on an R1200RT so it will be interesting to feel the difference on a larger ST bike. Have done plenty of 2up on the Honda and will have the bride on the back through Europe too.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #727
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:12 AM   #728
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I havent seen my bike mentioned here and can only guess that it isn't available in the States, I have an 08 Honda CBF1000 ABS. Have knocked over the odd 600k day in good comfort, smoooooth engine and plenty of midrange grunt, even handles well in the twisties.
Not many around, none in the US, which is a shame for all. They don't get a great bike and because of that, very little support and not much info about the bike to learn from for the rest of us.

Here's mine..... I since added a madstad and couple electronic doodads...









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Old 03-18-2013, 05:35 AM   #729
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Love the seat, is that custom or an off the shelf unit?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:03 AM   #730
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Love the seat, is that custom or an off the shelf unit?
The seat was installed by the original (previous) owner. Said he paid 600 bucks, and sent from Europe. He also gave me the stock seats as well. It's not a one off custom as the maker has the crest embedded in the seat near the tank. Has a lot of gel in it and it's extremely comfortable. The best seat I've ever sat on... And it looks great with very good quality.

edit....I googled it, and I think this is where it came from...

http://www.topsellerie.co.uk/HONDA-C...ike_5_357.html
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #731
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Those Honda CBF1000s are good-looking bikes.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #732
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Those Honda CBF1000s are good-looking bikes.
+1 on that. Really neat looking bike, looks versatile, comfy, and fast.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #733
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Yeh the CBF's get along a a fair clip, after all the comments on 800's I just had to comment, I went from a Fazer FZ6S to the CBF, yes the Yammie was more agile but once you get used to the slight increase in weight the CBF is a great bike, as quick as if not quicker than a Bandit 1200 with superior brakes and handling. And with a pair of slip on cans it sounds the good too.

Thanks for the link Maggot
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:14 AM   #734
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aprilia needs to bring out a new Futura with the RSV4 motor. There is a chance the US will get the new Caponord 1200 so if one dreams there might be a Futura version of that.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #735
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aprilia needs to bring out a new Futura with the RSV4 motor. There is a chance the US will get the new Caponord 1200 so if one dreams there might be a Futura version of that.
i've been hoping for the same thing. that's the only thing that's gonna pry my futura from my hands.
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