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Old 05-09-2012, 04:54 AM   #1726
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Agile? I have to admit I had not ridden one, but if they are anything like the 750 Nighthawk, they are neither quick nor agile IMHO. Maybe I just have a different level of expectations.

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No, they're very different. Shorter wheelbase (IIRC) and faster steering.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #1727
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Sorry, but having been a Honda mechanic when there were lots of these around and coming in for me to service, I thought the Nighthawks (CB650SC and CB700SC) were an excellent machine. Quite powerful, agile, responsive and fun to ride.
CB650SC? Powerful and fun, but not agile or responsive. Every non-cruiser I've ridden could run circles around my '84 Nighthawk.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:37 AM   #1728
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Right, and about 80hp, and doggy. A far cry from a modern bike. What does the driveshaft have to do with anything? Apples to oranges anyhow.

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At least get your info straight. They made about 55bhp at the rear wheel.
They weren't doggy in the context of their competition at the time.
Context, you've heard of that, haven't you?
I didn't say anything about them being a modern bike. It's 30 years old.
And unlike today's BMW's, 30 year old designed Honda's driveshafts didn't blow up.
It was a much more modern bike in respect to the issue of hydraulic valves that you brought up.
And Honda's didn't lose their throttle sync after a few thousand miles.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #1729
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At least get your info straight. They made about 55bhp at the rear wheel.
They weren't doggy in the context of their competition at the time.
Context, you've heard of that, haven't you?
I didn't say anything about them being a modern bike. It's 30 years old.
And unlike today's BMW's, 30 year old designed Honda's driveshafts didn't blow up.
It was a much more modern bike in respect to the issue of hydraulic valves that you brought up.
And Honda's didn't lose their throttle sync after a few thousand miles.

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I got my information directly from a web site. 80 hp is what that site said.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CB700SC

The R1200 series TB sync almost never goes out, and the newer bikes rarely need a valve adjust.

Oh, and speaking of correct information, that much overused photo as an example of a burned up FD is BS too. The brake rotor overheated and caught the gaitor on fire. Not a FD failure that the haters like to claim.

So, you are right, "experts" surely do not know everything! Fortunately I never, ever, claimed to be an expert!

Jim

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:28 AM   #1730
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So, you are right, "experts" surely do not know everything! Fortunately I never, ever, claimed to be an expert!

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:48 AM   #1731
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I'm bored.
I want to read more about the R1250GS LC, can't wait to get one and start farkeling all over again :-)
How long before the accessories (seats, shields...) will be available?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #1732
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I'm bored.
I want to read more about the R1250GS LC, can't wait to get one and start farkeling all over again :-)
How long before the accessories (seats, shields...) will be available?
I've heard rumors to the effect that outfits like Touratech get motorcycles in advance of public release in order to be able to design accessories. IF this is true, maybe contacting them would yield a little more info?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #1733
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I've heard rumors to the effect that outfits like Touratech get motorcycles in advance of public release in order to be able to design accessories. IF this is true, maybe contacting them would yield a little more info?
Apparently so :-) Somebody shall check out the containers at Touratech :-)
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #1734
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I've heard rumors to the effect that outfits like Touratech get motorcycles in advance of public release in order to be able to design accessories. IF this is true, maybe contacting them would yield a little more info?
Having worked where we actually did get pre-release products to design parts for, the huge non-disclosure agreements would prevent anyone from answering.

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #1735
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I like how the swing arm is displayed prominently when my bike is on the side stand. They switched sides so now it's hidden.
I agree...Can anyone figure out what the tacked on 2 pieces of metal is going to the front fork? I know this is pre-production, but just trying to understand what it could be for? Is it disguising the telelever?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #1736
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I've heard rumors to the effect that outfits like Touratech get motorcycles in advance of public release in order to be able to design accessories. IF this is true, maybe contacting them would yield a little more info?
That was how BMW handled the F800/650GS. Wouldn't surprise me. But they would be fools to leak info on it less they jeapordize the deal.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #1737
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That was how BMW handled the F800/650GS. Wouldn't surprise me. But they would be fools to leak info on it less they jeapordize the deal.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #1738
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #1739
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I agree...Can anyone figure out what the tacked on 2 pieces of metal is going to the front fork? I know this is pre-production, but just trying to understand what it could be for? Is it disguising the telelever?
It's not going to the fork. It's mounted to the lower edge of the radiator shroud, side pod, or whatever you want to call it. It also looks like it has some sort of sensor mounted as there appears to be a wire and a zip tie.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:34 AM   #1740
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DasM ?

This is very quiet... whatever happened to DasMatti, our man in München?

The dealer in Luxembourg told me das wasserboxer will not reach clients until 2014... Grosse disappointment, man.
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