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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,738
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 Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,738
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: 45
Views: 1,738
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: 964
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: 98
Views: 7,125
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: 426
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: 1,038
Views: 279,537
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: 5,599
Views: 1,100,047
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: 250
Views: 32,647
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: 1,391
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: 1,085
Views: 309,351
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: 1,085
Views: 309,351
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: 1,391
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: 111
Views: 5,542
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: 1,385
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: 1,409
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: 1,085
Views: 309,351
Posted By dduelin
Nice pic Tim.

Nice pic Tim.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 279,537
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: 1,038
Views: 279,537
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: 2,080
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....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,238
Posted By dduelin
Maybe his twin brother was killed three months...

Maybe his twin brother was killed three months ago by a cager violating the MC right-of-way who then said "sorry, I didn't see him". Who knows?
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 53,538
Posted By dduelin
No it isn't. It is hydrostatic using a variable...

No it isn't. It is hydrostatic using a variable displacement axial pump with hydraulic fluid. Electronics control the "ratios" so can mimic a six speed manual or a seamless automatic. A dual clutch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,238
Posted By dduelin
So buy him a cup of coffee and quit the...

So buy him a cup of coffee and quit the judgements here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,096
Posted By dduelin
I'd wager most anyone can read Hough's books,...

I'd wager most anyone can read Hough's books, Hahn's Ride Smart, Park's Total Control, even Ienatsch's Sport Riding Techiques in a sitting or two but Spiegel's The Upper Half Of The Motorcycle will...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,889
Posted By dduelin
That's the bike Woody Woodpecker would choose to...

That's the bike Woody Woodpecker would choose to ride.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,537
Posted By dduelin
Who says the rear shock was the reason for the...

Who says the rear shock was the reason for the buy back? Dealer or original owner? It's a convenient and plausible story but may not be the only or real reason.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,103
Posted By dduelin
A few freeway tips you asked for: 1. Never...

A few freeway tips you asked for:

1. Never tailgate and in doing so willingly close down your sight lines and options.

2. Never ride in the center of lane position - cars and trucks can...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,476
Posted By dduelin
The Integra would be a curious choice over any of...

The Integra would be a curious choice over any of the maxi scooters or the NC700S or NC700X in the markets where all three Hondas are available. Depending on transmission version the Integra weighs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,217
Posted By dduelin
I was riding one day and came up behind a metric...

I was riding one day and came up behind a metric cruiser whose brake light was blinking on and off erratically. I pointed to his tail light and tried to communicate this but he thought I meant his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,731
Posted By dduelin
That's good and more than I can say. I pipe up...

That's good and more than I can say. I pipe up about U & U in insurance threads because a lot of riders, including myself at one time, declined it on my bike policies as unnecessary until I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,731
Posted By dduelin
Well, yes. You can't pick out uninsured motorist...

Well, yes. You can't pick out uninsured motorist and decline other coverages or take minimum coverages and high U & U. U & U is part of a comprehensive policy. You probably also were told you can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,731
Posted By dduelin
Not true. For a motorcyclist uninsured &...

Not true. For a motorcyclist uninsured & underinsured coverage may be the most important type of coverage. If you survive the accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist this coverage...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By dduelin
Thanks for the tip. Michelin USA website does...

Thanks for the tip. Michelin USA website does list and feature/benefits a tire called Pilot Street Radial but it seems to only be in sizing for 250/300cc street bikes at least for the time being. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,685
Posted By dduelin
Although there are exceptions sport bikes that...

Although there are exceptions sport bikes that tend to be bought and ridden by younger buyer groups have the worst resale. They ride them hard & put them up wet, neglect maintenance, and don't own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,685
Posted By dduelin
What brand and model bike?

What brand and model bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,685
Posted By dduelin
All you proved so far is that $4185 is not fair...

All you proved so far is that $4185 is not fair market value where you are trying to sell the bike. Books are books and not always reliable. When I was in the business there was always someone...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 56,570
Posted By dduelin
Well there you go. We were staying 6 miles up 28...

Well there you go. We were staying 6 miles up 28 from Franklin.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 56,570
Posted By dduelin
Last weekend in the Blue Ridge I saw 5 or 6...

Last weekend in the Blue Ridge I saw 5 or 6 separate riders on F6Bs and one couple on two of them riding together. I thought wow Honda must be selling the heck out of them.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
Posted By dduelin
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,685
Posted By dduelin
This really depends on the bike. There are many...

This really depends on the bike. There are many ST1100s, ST1300s, Goldwings well into a second or even third 100k with no major work getting there. If the engine fails or develops a serious problem...
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