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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 684,989
Posted By markjenn
I have no crystal ball on whether Honda will...

I have no crystal ball on whether Honda will continue or discontinue the CB1100, but I do think the bike needs to sell in reasonable numbers or Honda will drop it. And I doubt CB1100 sales ever have...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
Wow, I'm surprised by this. Never heard this...

Wow, I'm surprised by this. Never heard this mentioned before about YES. Might be a significant drawback for some. Thanks.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
Where'd you hear this? I have the warranty in...

Where'd you hear this? I have the warranty in front of me and it says no such thing. There is a clause about "strain, neglect, and abuse", but they list examples of such and nothing involving...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 461,465
Posted By markjenn
....poorly. - Mark

....poorly.

- Mark
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 194,495
Posted By markjenn
Typically the only TSBs that would routinely be...

Typically the only TSBs that would routinely be applied to a vehicle on the showroom floor before sale would be those in which the mfg has put a "stop selling" order. I'm not saying this is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 194,495
Posted By markjenn
Just to calibrate you, virtually all vehicles...

Just to calibrate you, virtually all vehicles have multiple technical issues that are addressed by service bulletin where a fix is authorized if the owner complains, but the problem doesn't rise to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 684,989
Posted By markjenn
Old-school air-cooled parallel-twin and...

Old-school air-cooled parallel-twin and inline-four bikes like the CB1100 and the Bonny shed so much less heat on their riders compared to modern water-cooled (with cooling fans) faired motorcycles,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 461,465
Posted By markjenn
I guess both. The product is VERY late and they...

I guess both. The product is VERY late and they are definitely scrambling... even they would admit this; my only point was that we have no indication whatsoever that they're deliberating delaying...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 461,465
Posted By markjenn
A company that is ridiculously late and...

A company that is ridiculously late and scrambling to get a product, any product, out the door usually cuts features rather than adding them.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
He's probably talking about the Battle Wings...

He's probably talking about the Battle Wings which are fairly well-regarded 90-10 tires and OEM fitment on the S10. They're good tires for the money.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
TWC = three-way catalyst Let's put this...

TWC = three-way catalyst

Let's put this emissions application behind us.... as the 2nd page clearly shows, it is for a CB1000R which is, and always has been, a 4-cyl naked street bike.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
Just to avoid a point of confusion on...

Just to avoid a point of confusion on terminology, when you say "close" above you probably mean that the butterflies open completely to let in maximum air. Max air and no fuel is what you want to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,208
Posted By markjenn
Concerning US pricing, it makes sense to me that...

Concerning US pricing, it makes sense to me that the XR will be base-priced somewhere between the R and RR. The R is currently at $13.1K but is likely to go up $500 or so. The RR is rumored to be...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
Honda's oval-piston effort was an attempt to get...

Honda's oval-piston effort was an attempt to get the valve area of a V8 within the racing regulations which specified a four. It really has no practical application outside of meeting an arbitrary...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
I'm usually against extended warranties in...

I'm usually against extended warranties in general, but some of the bargains folks get for YES make it seem like a pretty good deal, even on as reliable a bike as the S10. But you do need to keep...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,208
Posted By markjenn
I don't recall specifically but that probably...

I don't recall specifically but that probably means it was pretty good....better, for example, and an FJR which always seems a little tight to me. The RS just immediately felt "correct"... the XR...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,208
Posted By markjenn
Just got back from the Seattle MC show where they...

Just got back from the Seattle MC show where they had a red XR on display. Overall, I liked it a lot, but I was surprised how "committed" the riding position was (deeply dished and forward sloped...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
No, it means they had insufficient data to...

No, it means they had insufficient data to include Suzuki, KTM, Triumph, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, etc.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
Just a historical note..... "golden era"? The...

Just a historical note..... "golden era"? The 88-90 period is generally considered to be Honda's darkest hours where Honda tried to revamp their line around higher-profit niche bikes with high price...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 211,536
Posted By markjenn
It is unfortunately pretty common for the mfgs to...

It is unfortunately pretty common for the mfgs to quote fuel capacities that are optimistic. The situation with my Super Tenere is exactly the same.... advertised capacity is 6.0, 6.08, or 6.1...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 308,901
Posted By markjenn
There might be a patent on the Yamaha/Triumph...

There might be a patent on the Yamaha/Triumph designs too. The S10's design has a bit of a history of spoke/wheel problems. It may good enough for the vast majority of riders, but I have no doubt...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 308,901
Posted By markjenn
I've heard too many horror stories of problems...

I've heard too many horror stories of problems with spoke hole sealing to make this an acceptable substitute for bespoke-engineered wheels designed for tubeless. I've also heard that wheels designed...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 308,901
Posted By markjenn
Patents (and the royalties associated with them)...

Patents (and the royalties associated with them) have been mentioned as reasons - mfgs don't want to ante up to the $20/bike (or whatever it is).

- Mark
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 308,901
Posted By markjenn
I may be begin a little pessimistic, but the...

I may be begin a little pessimistic, but the motorcycle magazines are rah-rah machines. I've talked to three different Yamaha dealers in different parts of the country and they all put SR400's on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 308,901
Posted By markjenn
Rumors surface every year or so, but nothing new....

Rumors surface every year or so, but nothing new. I'd view an imminent US introduction as unlikely.

Not sure the H2 intro has much to do with it either. The H2 is a "halo bike" whose main...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
The official way is to raise the front end of the...

The official way is to raise the front end of the bike, remove the top nut, loosen all the fasteners on the top triple, remove the top triple, loosen the two castle nuts on the steering stem (one is...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
Correct, fuel mileage has nothing to do with...

Correct, fuel mileage has nothing to do with engine cylinder configuration.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
What other mfgs? If you're referring to the...

What other mfgs? If you're referring to the S1000XR, as long as the letters are used in a different way in the model designation such that it is unlikely the consumer will be confused, I don't think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,208
Posted By markjenn
The tank is 5.2 and it should get about the same...

The tank is 5.2 and it should get about the same fuel mileage as a RR or R. So about 25 miles more than your RR.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
Guys, I make no comment whatsoever on whether the...

Guys, I make no comment whatsoever on whether the new AT is coming or not. I've never had an opinion one way or the other. I'd love to see it come and it still may - even a blind squirrel finds a...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 793,519
Posted By markjenn
Large mfgs trademark and patent thousands of...

Large mfgs trademark and patent thousands of names and designs just to have options available. It's just staking out intellectual property. They have entire teams and departments that do nothing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By markjenn
These were poorly regarded motorcycles at the...

These were poorly regarded motorcycles at the time they sold new (mid-70's), considered a big downgrade from the CB450 they're derived from, both in style and function. But because they're so funky...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 42,491
Posted By markjenn
Sounds like urban legend to me. The cars may...

Sounds like urban legend to me. The cars may have higher-than-normal failure rates too, but the design is totally different.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
This subframe member has a pronounced kink/bend...

This subframe member has a pronounced kink/bend just forward of the passenger pegs mounting location. It is definitely not straight all the way from the tail to where it bolts to the main frame if...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26,040
Views: 4,961,558
Posted By markjenn
All bikes are brilliant on fuel at slow speeds,...

All bikes are brilliant on fuel at slow speeds, doubt the S10 is any better/worse.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5,111
Views: 964,014
Posted By markjenn
Lots of tricks for centerstand springs.... some...

Lots of tricks for centerstand springs.... some seem to work, some not.

1. Use phillips as lever rather than straightblade screwdriver.... spring won't get hung up as it overcenters and pops on....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By markjenn
A flat on a tubed tire is a whole different...

A flat on a tubed tire is a whole different ballgame than tubeless. Have a tire debead (as tends to happen with flatted tubed tires) and loss-of-control is an immediate concern. Main reason why...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By markjenn
I don't know if there are any hard/fast rules...

I don't know if there are any hard/fast rules about this.

I recently had a rear flat on my sportbike while on a gravel road about 2 miles from pavement. I rode it flat to pavement and attempted...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,436
Posted By markjenn
True, but limiting championships to only the...

True, but limiting championships to only the MotoGP years restricts the field to only 13 years, seven won by Rossi. (It is odd that both Lorenzo and Stoner each won two, but no back-to-backs.) ...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,867
Posted By markjenn
If I could pay $20 to get a tire...

If I could pay $20 to get a tire mounted/balanced, I'd have someone else do it too. But around here, it's $55 and nasty sideways glances for not buying the tire from the shop (for stale tires at...
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