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Old 02-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #1127
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Location: Swellvue, WA
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Originally Posted by DesmoTull View Post
Mark, Sounds like you'd be happier with another bike.
Perhaps, but my point was not that the bike wasn't acceptable to me; it was that the notion that is has adequate range for touring in the western US is inherently faulty.

I'm probably getting a CB1100, but I also have other bikes for touring; if I do decide to take the CB, I'll pack extra fuel and wish I didn't have to. It's not a deal-breaker but it is an annoyance. I'm wasn't expecting Honda to ante up to a full 6-7 gallon touring bike tank, but I don't think they should have shorted us a 0.75 gal over what they provided on these sorts of bikes four decades ago. Maybe they would lose a few sales to styling and the extra six-lbs of full-fuel weight if they made the tank 5 gallons, but my bet is that they're going to lose more sales to folks who love the bike, but actually want to use it for serious traveling and will buy something else because they're annoyed by the small tank.

- Mark

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