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Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 142,561
Posted By dduelin
Ok guys...to your corners. Just wait until...

Ok guys...to your corners. Just wait until Madstad makes a screen for it.

Now that will be a monstrosity.
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
With all due respect the radiator is deliberately...

With all due respect the radiator is deliberately placed to direct airflow through it.

Slow down the flow with a guard that has a lot of solid area and air will begin to flow around around the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
The outside edges of the grill bear against the...

The outside edges of the grill bear against the thin metal radiator end tanks and the rubber is just to protect them from metal on metal damage over time. A flat strip of rubber or some buttons would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
Looks are subjective of course. Maybe you could...

Looks are subjective of course. Maybe you could paint it black so it doesn't look so out of place.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
Similar protectors hidden behind side mounted...

Similar protectors hidden behind side mounted radiators or plastic covers are OK but out in plain view that's really homely looking.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
Does the K60 even need air in it?

Does the K60 even need air in it?
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,999,013
Posted By dduelin
I bought a 2014 Tiger 800 7 weeks ago and as part...

I bought a 2014 Tiger 800 7 weeks ago and as part of the deal got some Triumph factory accessories including the heated grip kit. It took 10 days to get the grip kit but they were available from...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,870
Posted By dduelin
Sometimes these things are like a rescue dog....

Sometimes these things are like a rescue dog. They are not necessarily cheap but somehow worth it in the end especially for the rescuer.

I also bought a down on it's heels '86. I have the skills...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 142,561
Posted By dduelin
You don't have to take my word for it. There's a...

You don't have to take my word for it. There's a sample of about 100 Tigers reporting in Fuelly. You are one of the guys that are at the far right of the bell curve reporting 50+ but average is mid...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 142,561
Posted By dduelin
The Tiger 800 doesn't get mid-50s. After 3500...

The Tiger 800 doesn't get mid-50s. After 3500 miles mine's been getting mid 40s in usual riding, barely 50 if I short shift and keep it under about 60 mph on back roads, calculated D/G, not relying...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 142,561
Posted By dduelin
Yeah, my bad. I converted 18 liters to Imp....

Yeah, my bad. I converted 18 liters to Imp. gallons not US. Still, pretty short legs.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 142,561
Posted By dduelin
Yamaha lists the capacity as 18 liters or 4...

Yamaha lists the capacity as 18 liters or 4 gallons. Low fuel light comes on with a gallon remaining?
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 142,561
Posted By dduelin
4 gallon tank and the mfg claims 44 mpg? ...

4 gallon tank and the mfg claims 44 mpg?

That's probably a low fuel light at 140 miles with an easy wrist. So much for the touring side of adventure touring.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
HISS is on bikes sold in certain other markets...

HISS is on bikes sold in certain other markets other than in the USA.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
I have a high mileage ST1300 I don't have any...

I have a high mileage ST1300 I don't have any plans to replace. The second bike allows me to scratch the itch for something different every few years and this second bike has not usually had a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
Ignore the reduced oil change interval suggested...

Ignore the reduced oil change interval suggested by the dealer. Honda's engineers know best. Stick with the recommended mileage interval. The dealer won't make as much money off of you.... Too bad.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
I owned an NC700X for a little over two years and...

I owned an NC700X for a little over two years and logged about 29,000 miles in that time. It was a second bike. The first year I had it I toured 16 days on it - I think about 7,000 miles, one trip...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By dduelin
Another vote for the Go Cruise. Great...

Another vote for the Go Cruise. Great functionality, inexpensive, quick install/ remove.
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,090
Posted By dduelin
Or either learn to ride a bike that has a low rev...

Or either learn to ride a bike that has a low rev limit. I found that I could live with the low redline and with some suspension work my NC700X handled twisty roads great and was very easy to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,558
Posted By dduelin
I think you have to separate price from cost in...

I think you have to separate price from cost in any discussion of cheap vs expensive gear. Price by itself means nothing. I'll look at just a helmet.

I ride exclusively for recreation. Even if I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,366
Posted By dduelin
This isn't actually true. The big boxers...

This isn't actually true. The big boxers including the R1200R have the engine/transmission unit mounted higher in the frame than inline fours and twins because of the clearance needed for the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,366
Posted By dduelin
This comes from the 62 degree incline of the...

This comes from the 62 degree incline of the engine - the mass of the engine is kept quite low and because the frame does not have to pass over or around a taller vertical or near vertical engine the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,366
Posted By dduelin
In the class you mention the NC700X has the...

In the class you mention the NC700X has the lowest CG and is very easy to ride. Compared to the Wee, Versys, F700 you will know this as soon as you push it off the side stand. If the low redline and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By dduelin
They have obviously Lost Their Way or else they...

They have obviously Lost Their Way or else they could have sold 500 million by now and stock luggage racks for all 500 million of them.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,531
Posted By dduelin
Poor kid. Does he know Suzuki's been building...

Poor kid. Does he know Suzuki's been building that same bike for 16 years with just minor changes? Shouldn't be any trouble finding a luggage rack for it. Well, 16 years except for the year or two in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By dduelin
Given sizes like 120/90-18 are so-called...

Given sizes like 120/90-18 are so-called "nominal" sizes and rarely does the actual tire have exactly those dimensions. If you are lucky the manufacturer can give you the exact dimensions and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
Yes, 160/60 is the OEM stock size. You find what...

Yes, 160/60 is the OEM stock size. You find what fits and go with it even if it's not a 160/60.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,624
Views: 1,113,923
Posted By dduelin
The NCs linked system does not have the pivoting...

The NCs linked system does not have the pivoting caliper with SMC hardware the ST has.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,733
Posted By dduelin
Without large changes in engine design or...

Without large changes in engine design or architecture I would think it's extremely difficult to save 15 or 20% fuel without significantly changing drivability due to very lean mapping. Early ride...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By dduelin
After 100+ years HD sells less than 500,000 units...

After 100+ years HD sells less than 500,000 units a year, everywhere.

After 50+ years Honda sells about 12 million units a year, everywhere.

One company is not afraid to do stuff out of the box...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,144
Posted By dduelin
A stuck or seized SMC might present a soft pedal...

A stuck or seized SMC might present a soft pedal but more likely the pedal works fine but the rear brake drags. The linked brake system is complex and requires a fair amount of maintenance to perform...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,144
Posted By dduelin
At GPS 140 (150 indicated) there is a little left...

At GPS 140 (150 indicated) there is a little left to redline and a long way to the rev limiter of 9250.

The wobbling weaving ST is a killer and throws riders to the ground all the time. That's why...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By dduelin
Well, the accessories for your model aren't on...

Well, the accessories for your model aren't on the website but that doesn't mean they aren't available from a dealer. They have the part numbers to check stock and pricing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,105
Posted By dduelin
There are things I do on my $200 28 year old 80cc...

There are things I do on my $200 28 year old 80cc scooter that are difficult or impossible to do on my 147,00 mile ST1300 and vice versa. That doesn't make one better than the other no more than a...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,533
Posted By dduelin
I've had three Sargent's on three bikes and it...

I've had three Sargent's on three bikes and it was the best money spent on at least two of them. The Tiger is just three weeks with me but I didn't wait - I knew the stock seat was not for me. I tend...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By dduelin
I trust the stock chain had enough adjustment...

I trust the stock chain had enough adjustment that the job was simply sliding the axle forward before fitting the new countershaft sprocket and readjusting the chain?
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,144
Posted By dduelin
Nice pic Tim.

Nice pic Tim.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
I own a ST1300 and a Pinlock won't fit in the...

I own a ST1300 and a Pinlock won't fit in the fairing storage pockets. A bottle of water fits in the left one though and while it gets warm, not warm enough not to drink. The frunk in the NC700X does...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 292,172
Posted By dduelin
I thought the NC's owners manual was one of the...

I thought the NC's owners manual was one of the better ones that came with a bike . It covers quite a bit of regular maintenance items.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,192
Posted By dduelin
For better or worse Honda's DCT 700/750s are an...

For better or worse Honda's DCT 700/750s are an attempt to broaden the market and bring in riders that probably wouldn't have considered a motorcycle because manual transmissions are disappearing....
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