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Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 58,688
Posted By lambotte
Your bike looks great especially with the top box...

Your bike looks great especially with the top box lowered. What is the name of the cloth barrier that protects the rider? I've only seen those on scooters. Great to see bikes like this being...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,532
Posted By lambotte
CTX700. Low seat height plus the nearly...

CTX700. Low seat height plus the nearly horizontal twin makes for a very sweet handling bike.

Kevin
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 839,755
Posted By lambotte
No clutch. Just give it throttle and you are...

No clutch. Just give it throttle and you are off. Gentle start or hell for leather is determined by how aggressive you are with your right wrist. Shifts are instantaneous. No head bob. Really...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By lambotte
Keep looking for the cb1100 if you like it. The...

Keep looking for the cb1100 if you like it. The used market for these bikes is poor for some reason. It's a great bike for what you describe. I would guess prices for 2013 non abs will be around...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 839,755
Posted By lambotte
Since this is an automated manual, engine braking...

Since this is an automated manual, engine braking is the same as manual. If you need to use the engine to slow descent you just switch into manual and hold the gear or downshift as needed. Probably...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 839,755
Posted By lambotte
I would guess that an off road bike with DCT is...

I would guess that an off road bike with DCT is going to have an "enduro mode" traction control setting to address this scenario. Only other way to control with the current DCT setup is throttle...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 839,755
Posted By lambotte
You can't stall the engine on a DCT bike. ...

You can't stall the engine on a DCT bike.

Kevin

Honda CB1100
Honda CTX 700 DCT
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,232
Posted By lambotte
If you travel in town and encounter stop and go...

If you travel in town and encounter stop and go traffic, you will be amazed at how well the Honda DCT works. It should open up non scooter cycling for new enthusiasts and those riders with left...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16,176
Views: 9,701,588
Posted By lambotte
Great bike. Greater dog. You're a lucky man. ...

Great bike. Greater dog. You're a lucky man.

Kevin
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,143
Posted By lambotte
Hepco Becker juniors work fine. Pics on the moto...

Hepco Becker juniors work fine. Pics on the moto machines site and cb1100 forum. Just have to relocate the rear turn signals....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By lambotte
Or maybe not. This page has so many versions of...

Or maybe not. This page has so many versions of the same.
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/vintage/vintagefairingsfull.htm

Kevin
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By lambotte
It looks like something don vesco would have...

It looks like something don vesco would have designed.

http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/yamaz/vesco.htm

Kevin
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,500
Posted By lambotte
They rode through hellacious rain here in central...

They rode through hellacious rain here in central Missouri today. The bikes sounded great and looked amazing. The riders seemed to have handled the long ride better than I would have expected given...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By lambotte
The looks of the CTX 700 will grow on you,...

The looks of the CTX 700 will grow on you, seriously. The main thing is the bike rides fantastic. Low cog and ergonomics make this bike a joy to ride. The 700 is a great engine. Given the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 105,555
Posted By lambotte
This is so true. Sad really. Hopefully Honda...

This is so true. Sad really. Hopefully Honda won't give up too soon on this variant of the NC700. This bike is just a blast to ride. First time with foot forward controls. Thought I'd hate it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,641
Posted By lambotte
I think the red one on the 919 would look even...

I think the red one on the 919 would look even better. Check out the Don Vesco Rabid Transit fairing equipped bike on the CB1100 forum. I wish these were still in production. I'd love to add one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,430,696
Posted By lambotte
They are more fun to ride than look at in my...

They are more fun to ride than look at in my opinion. Although my kids do think my black CTX700N DCT looks like Batman's motorcycle.

Kevin
Honda CB1100
Honda CTX700N DCT
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,124
Posted By lambotte
K1300GT ...

K1300GT

http://hondo.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dsn6Lwk/0/O/i-Dsn6Lwk.jpg

This bike reminds me of a rocket ship on wheels. Saw a few touring in Colorado. They look great going down the road. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 295,786
Posted By lambotte
I think this bike checks all of your boxes...

I think this bike checks all of your boxes especially brakes and MPG.

Kevin

Honda CB1100
Honda CTX700
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,143
Posted By lambotte
That is an awesome history. Can you list the...

That is an awesome history. Can you list the bikes you have used it on in the past and what it is like to ride with that fairing in place? I think it looks great. I wish it was still available. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,143
Posted By lambotte
There are leftover 2013's going for ridiculous...

There are leftover 2013's going for ridiculous money (new and used). No need to buy new and the Japanese aftermarket has many nice options so that you can customize this bike anyway you like.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,143
Posted By lambotte
The USA deluxe does not come with wire wheels. ...

The USA deluxe does not come with wire wheels.

Kevin
2013 honda CB1100a
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,185
Posted By lambotte
With that exhaust I do not see how mid controls...

With that exhaust I do not see how mid controls can be mounted. A shame really and I hope I am wrong.

Kevin
Honda CB1100
Honda CTX700
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,113
Posted By lambotte
Sounds like it will be good in the middle of...

Sounds like it will be good in the middle of summer or if you are use to riding nakeds only. More good news.

Kevin

Honda CB1100
Honda CTX700
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,113
Posted By lambotte
I was set on buying the CTX 700 but since the...

I was set on buying the CTX 700 but since the wife has suddenly become a regular passenger I think the CTX 1300 makes the most sense. Out of nowhere she asked for a ride and loved it. Just like...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,113
Posted By lambotte
Header heat ?

This bike is on my radar. What is the heat like from the headers? Surprised to hear the wind protection is better than the fjr. Is the 3500 off a honda promotion?

Thanks

Kevin
Honda...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,143
Posted By lambotte
why?

It's complicated. I should never have ridden the DCT. A year ago I turned away in disgust when I saw the CTX's. By chance saw the naked version in the sunlight. Looked pretty good. My daughter...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,143
Posted By lambotte
2013 CB1100 ABS for sale in flea market

Not sure if this is a rule breaker but FYI for the CB 1100 fans. My 2013 CB1100 ABS is for sale in the flea market.

Kevin

Honda CB1100 ABS
Honda CTX700 DCT
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,902
Posted By lambotte
Vibes or lack there of...

It's a rubber mounted engine so that likely helps with the vibes. It's the only bike I've owned that hasn't put my right hand to sleep. To avoid the lugging sensation I just drop down a gear using...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,902
Posted By lambotte
Yes, it is amazing how well it works. The idea...

Yes, it is amazing how well it works. The idea of an auto is anathema to most of us but it's quite a revelation when experienced. Unfortunately one of the best kept secrets in the motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,902
Posted By lambotte
What do you think of the dual clutch auto? ...

What do you think of the dual clutch auto?

Kevin

Honda CB 1100a
Honda CTX 700dct
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,954
Posted By lambotte
I don't know where you found your information but...

I don't know where you found your information but the honda site clearly states two separate clutch packs. I've never experienced any clutch slip on hard acceleration.

Kevin

Honda CB1100...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 182,641
Posted By lambotte
I'll second that recommendation on the Honda ctx...

I'll second that recommendation on the Honda ctx 700. Hated it when I first saw it. Saw the naked black model recently outside. It really looks so much better than the images. Never road a cruiser...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By lambotte
That's good news because one reviewer griped...

That's good news because one reviewer griped about hot starting. Looking forward to seeing this bike. Local dealer still hasn't ordered one yet.

Kevin

Honda CB1100
Honda CBR500
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,838
Posted By lambotte
What about the new VFR 800? Kevin Honda...

What about the new VFR 800?

Kevin

Honda CB1100
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 58,688
Posted By lambotte
Honestly, does any bike with an add on windscreen...

Honestly, does any bike with an add on windscreen look good?


Kevin

Honda cb 1100
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By lambotte
It is in the May issue of bike. It's the one...

It is in the May issue of bike. It's the one with Richard Hammond and the r nine t and norton on the cover. I think they gave the bike 2 stars primarily because on the lack of electric start and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By lambotte
NJ Brett have you had any problems with hot...

NJ Brett have you had any problems with hot starting? This seemed to be a problem for the Bike magazine reviewer.

Kevin

Honda cb 1100
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 58,688
Posted By lambotte
Is that an OEM option? Saw a blue one yesterday....

Is that an OEM option? Saw a blue one yesterday. Stunning bike in person.

Kevin

2013 Honda CB 1100
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,645
Posted By lambotte
narrow tank?

Somebody complained about the narrow tank on the CBR 500. Actually it is an asset for shorter riders. You'll more easily touch down if your legs are not pushed farther apart by a wider tank/seat.
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