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Old 07-16-2010, 08:58 AM   #256
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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.
Clean or bypass the 3P connector and you should be fine if you aren't running lights and heated gear on a regular basis. A voltage meter would be a good idea so you can keep an eye on it. The Datel units are popular, you can also find a Honda Marine voltage meter that looks stock and fits where the headlight adjuster is - then relocate the headlight adjuster under the front fairing with zip ties somewhere you can reach it for the occasional tweak.

Oh and on the gas mileage - are those numbers gas-gas mileage or corn-gas mileage? That corn gas doesn't have near the energy and causes a 10-20 percent drop in mileage.

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:07 AM   #257
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Clean or bypass the 3P connector and you should be fine if you aren't running lights and heated gear on a regular basis. A voltage meter would be a good idea so you can keep an eye on it. The Datel units are popular, you can also find a Honda Marine voltage meter that looks stock and fits where the headlight adjuster is - then relocate the headlight adjuster under the front fairing with zip ties somewhere you can reach it for the occasional tweak.

Oh and on the gas mileage - are those numbers gas-gas mileage or corn-gas mileage? That corn gas doesn't have near the energy and causes a 10-20 percent drop in mileage.

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Good point - worst mileage I ever got was in Iowa because of their God-awful fuel masquerading as gasoline.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #258
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Oh and on the gas mileage - are those numbers gas-gas mileage or corn-gas mileage? That corn gas doesn't have near the energy and causes a 10-20 percent drop in mileage.

Kevin
The pumps here have three options - 87 octane Regular, Super Unleaded (which has the Ethanol sticker), and Premium.

I always always use the Regular, but I guess I should check to see if that has Ethanol in it too...
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:05 PM   #259
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Somthing is not right. I get low to mid 40's all of the time. Only ever dipped into the 30's running at ludicrous speed on the slab for extended distance.
I did get about 40mpg on an interstate run a few weeks ago. Wasn't exactly going easy on it either... Could I have over-oiled the air filter?
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:05 AM   #260
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:24 PM   #261
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Waterloo, Iowa. 7-17-2010. Pretty sure it's the shock. Now, which kidney do I sell to get a new one?

EDIT: Don't think it's the shock anymore. It was a coolant spew from the overflow tank, looks like a cracked seal in the radiator cap may have been the culprit.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:17 AM   #262
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:13 AM   #263
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I usually get high 30's low 40's on my ST1100 butt have gotten mid 20's in Nevada cruising at take me directly to jail speeds. Thats why I like the extra tank.

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Old 07-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #264
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:02 AM   #265
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Any word on a new model coming out? Possibly something based on the new VFR platform? That DCT on a true touring bike with integrated luggage a la ST11/13 would be rockin'.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:46 AM   #266
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Any word on a new model coming out? Possibly something based on the new VFR platform? That DCT on a true touring bike with integrated luggage a la ST11/13 would be rockin'.
Just rumors of a VFR1200T model. No ETA, but Honda usually releases new-year models Labor Day weekend.

If that sweet 1200 came with cruise control, a larger tank, and (of course) DCT I would be ecstatic.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:59 PM   #267
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Just rumors of a VFR1200T model. No ETA, but Honda usually releases new-year models Labor Day weekend.

If that sweet 1200 came with cruise control, a larger tank, and (of course) DCT I would be ecstatic.
you and a thousand other people -we can only wish
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:57 AM   #268
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No question. I can envision Honda making the top sport-tourer on the market with this new V4 motor and DCT, higher bars, electric screen, larger tank, etc.

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Old 07-20-2010, 07:23 AM   #269
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Any of you guys ever have any trouble getting your seat to latch? I hadn't until last night. There isn't any interference from anything as far as I can tell, but pushing on it and whacking on it doesn't seem to help much. Maybe I'm just not seeing something
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:06 PM   #270
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Any of you guys ever have any trouble getting your seat to latch? I hadn't until last night. There isn't any interference from anything as far as I can tell, but pushing on it and whacking on it doesn't seem to help much. Maybe I'm just not seeing something
I betting that the bolt holding the latch has worked loose. If the latch gets loose from under the frame the guts of the latch will fall out. BTDT. I bought a latch on Ebay and used locktite on the bolt and check it regularly. as a matter of fact my new latch fell apart as I was installing it.
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