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Old 04-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #241
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Here's a better pic of my "new" bike


You gonna give us a heads up on those handlebars ?...

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Old 04-27-2010, 05:17 PM   #242
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You gonna give us a heads up on those handlebars ?...

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They are the Heli-bars for the ST1100, I'm not even sure they make them anymore. They are basically fully adjustable, but I've been too afraid to mess with them so far

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Old 05-04-2010, 10:19 AM   #243
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Heli's are not made for the ST1100 anymore, so there's a lot of demand for them on the used market. I'd play around with them a good bit to see if you like them.

If you don't, there'll be a line waiting to take them off your hands.

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Old 05-04-2010, 05:48 PM   #244
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Heli's are not made for the ST1100 anymore, so there's a lot of demand for them on the used market. I'd play around with them a good bit to see if you like them.

If you don't, there'll be a line waiting to take them off your hands.

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I like them right now. I'm a little tempted to lower them a little bit but I'm in no hurry.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:14 PM   #245
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What cans do you have on your ST? Looks nice.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:54 AM   #246
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What cans do you have on your ST? Looks nice.
they're two brothers carbon fiber. she doesnt sound like a sewing machine anymore
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #247
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Here she is with Daisy, with some rare summer sunshine.
I got fed up with people thinking I was Plod. Sooo.........





I still have Daisy though.


I've also had other things to do.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:49 PM   #248
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they're two brothers carbon fiber. she doesnt sound like a sewing machine anymore

Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #249
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they're two brothers carbon fiber. she doesnt sound like a sewing machine anymore
Nice. Do the fairing extenders work well in keeping the Texas heat off your lower legs?

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:31 AM   #250
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Nice. Do the fairing extenders work well in keeping the Texas heat off your lower legs?

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they were already on when i got the st. so i'm not sure if it's an improvement from stock. i dont really feel alotta heat comin off the st. that being said i dont ride it often when the temps start goin over 90. i ride the fz or bonnie instead bc the st blocks so much air flow. that makes me feel hotter than any heat coming from the bike. just fyi, the fz puts off the most heat of the 3 bikes i got. so maybe the deflectors do work...
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:48 PM   #251
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Gotta say I am pretty well blown away with the ST1100 right now... I would have never thought a big bike like this with stock suspension could still handle so nice. Within a week I already had it pretty damn close to the edge of the tire. My only complaint is that the gas mileage hasn't been real good, but I think that may be my fault and I wish it had more of a top end hit.

What do you guys think about the 28A vs 40A alternators? I am thinking I am not going to worry about it too much since I am not going to run much more than GPS and heated grips. I've seen where there is an upgrade for the Voltage Regulator/Rectifier for 1/5 the price of the alternator and 1/100 the effort.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:55 AM   #252
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:18 AM   #253
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Gotta say I am pretty well blown away with the ST1100 right now... I would have never thought a big bike like this with stock suspension could still handle so nice. Within a week I already had it pretty damn close to the edge of the tire. My only complaint is that the gas mileage hasn't been real good, but I think that may be my fault and I wish it had more of a top end hit.

What do you guys think about the 28A vs 40A alternators? I am thinking I am not going to worry about it too much since I am not going to run much more than GPS and heated grips. I've seen where there is an upgrade for the Voltage Regulator/Rectifier for 1/5 the price of the alternator and 1/100 the effort.
Glad you're enjoying it. I get around low 40s with my hooligan riding.

If you're not going to run high-output lights or heated suit I'd not worry about the alternator.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:06 AM   #254
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Glad you're enjoying it. I get around low 40s with my hooligan riding.

If you're not going to run high-output lights or heated suit I'd not worry about the alternator.
I've been getting in the low 30s around town... 33mpg on the last tank.

I have pulled and inspected/cleaned the carbs, synced the carbs twice with a Morgan CarbtuneII, cleaned the K&N filter and reoiled it, replaced the sub-air-filter, tires at 42psi, changed the oil recently, etc etc. I just replaced the spark plugs last night and I can't know if they'll make a difference yet, but I doubt they will. Haven't checked the valves, but everyone makes it sound like they stay in spec to about 80,000 miles or so
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:23 AM   #255
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I've been getting in the low 30s around town... 33mpg on the last tank.

I have pulled and inspected/cleaned the carbs, synced the carbs twice with a Morgan CarbtuneII, cleaned the K&N filter and reoiled it, replaced the sub-air-filter, tires at 42psi, changed the oil recently, etc etc. I just replaced the spark plugs last night and I can't know if they'll make a difference yet, but I doubt they will. Haven't checked the valves, but everyone makes it sound like they stay in spec to about 80,000 miles or so
Hmmm, normal riding I get upper 40s. If I flog the living dogshit out of it (and I do mean FLOG at near-constant redline) on sportbike rides I get down in the low-to-mid 30s.

Mine has 84,000 and I haven't adjusted a bleepin' thing.
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