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Old 07-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #271
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Here's my 91 Pan European atop Loveland Pass, Colorado. I bought the ST 1100 new in 91, and put about 75,000 trouble free miles on her before
selling the bike in 08. I preferred the ST 1100 to both my 97 Connie and 05 FJR 1300, and as a result the older Honda outlived them both

I replaced the Honda with an 08 Triumph Sprint ST, and have no regrets as the Sprint eats up the mountain twisities where I live better than any of my
earlier Sport Tourers. (See pics below)

I sometimes miss riding the silky smooth ST 1100.... a perfect bike for what it was designed to do.

Loveland Pass .... Last ride on the ST 1100 in Sept 2008.

The Triumph triple atop Loveland Pass last week. The Sprint puts the "Sport" in Sport Touring


Same day... different Pass. The Sprint and my old FJR atop Hoosier Pass while on the road to Breckenridge for a day of cycling.

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Old 07-20-2010, 03:48 PM   #272
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Here's my 91 Pan European atop Loveland Pass, Colorado. I bought the ST 1100 new in 91, and put about 75,000 trouble free miles on her before
selling the bike in 08. I preferred the ST 1100 to both my 97 Connie and 05 FJR 1300, and as a result the older Honda outlived them both

I replaced the Honda with an 08 Triumph Sprint ST, and have no regrets as the Sprint eats up the mountain twisities where I live better than any of my
earlier Sport Tourers. (See pics below)

I sometimes miss riding the silky smooth ST 1100.... a perfect bike for what it was designed to do.

Loveland Pass .... Last ride on the ST 1100 in Sept 2008.

The Triumph triple atop Loveland Pass last week. The Sprint puts the "Sport" in Sport Touring


Same day... different Pass. The Sprint and my old FJR atop Hoosier Pass while on the road to Breckenridge for a day of cycling.
Show them the Falco.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #273
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Show them the Falco.
Sure ! The Falco does double duty.... Sport bike and Super-Sport touring ( 2 pics)

Sport ..... She's a keeper


Sport Touring .... Givi panniers and top box plus helibars make it into a respectable touring bike. Snowshoes are optional
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:28 PM   #274
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That Falco is SWEET! Geeberz! either way its "way cool"! Oh! the trumpets not to bad either...Way to go Dude...
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:06 AM   #275
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Laugh g'day mate..don't feel bad about a dirty bike,i never clean mine just ride it

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Old 07-22-2010, 04:29 AM   #276
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[quote=number9]It's actually the Laminar Combo (screen & lip) and it works very well. Same as Rackmans in the pic above your post I quoted. I tried a couple screens and did LOTS of reading and searching on the forums and came to the decision that the majority of 1100 guys like the Laminar combo out of the screens they have tried. I got one and agree. I can see over it fine and it does nearly eliminate the buffeting on my helmet - and it is more laid back than the stock screen so it's not a big barn door sticking up there killing the fuel mileage on long tours. I use it in the spring/fall/winter and summer if I am going somewhere that I know will be heavy in the bug department. For general summer use I run the screen in the first pic I posted, which is a Givi +1.5" smoke that came with the bike (actually, it's also in the pic of 3 at DG and on the road after) that I cut down 4". This allows nice clean air hitting my helmet (almost like standing up on the bike) and lots more air to hit my body and cool me down.

..[/quote.. yep, i fitted a lip & ears & i find they are bloody good.i ride with an open face helmet & have no probs...the worst thing to ride thru are grass hoppers,ya bike ends up yellow & it stinks... i will post a pic of my bike when i figure out how to do it...lol... and no i won't be cleaning it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:51 AM   #277
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how the hell do you put up a pic ???????
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:33 PM   #278
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how the hell do you put up a pic ???????

CHECK THIS LINK OUT.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:51 PM   #279
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Here's my Rally Ready ST on the most ADV-type ride I've taken it on - 7 miles up a gravel road to get this pic for a Photo Tour last summer. For me, this is the best bike I've ever owned for the type of riding that I wanted it for, (which does NOT include gravel roads ).

Is that top case a Honda accessory or aftermarket?
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I replaced the Honda with an 08 Triumph Sprint ST, and have no regrets as the Sprint eats up the mountain twisities where I live better than any of my
earlier Sport Tourers. (See pics below)
Small world. I traded a 06 Sprint ST for a 06 ST1300 ABS. Aren't toys fun?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:13 AM   #282
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Is that top case a Honda accessory or aftermarket?
That's the factory case that's for the Euro market; not sold in the US. Most people, like myself, ordered it from the UK...
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:18 PM   #283
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Small world. I traded a 06 Sprint ST for a 06 ST1300 ABS. Aren't toys fun?
So, how do you like it compared to the Sprint? Does the ST have as much heat issues as the Sprint? I've ridden a few Sprints but not an ST-Yet! It's on my short list of bike to try and maybe own.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #284
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So, how do you like it compared to the Sprint? Does the ST have as much heat issues as the Sprint? I've ridden a few Sprints but not an ST-Yet! It's on my short list of bike to try and maybe own.
They are different things. The 1050 Sprint is sportier for sure. The Honda is a lot more comfortable. My Sprint had the TOR exhaust, which helped the heated seat issue that a lot of people have. The thicker Corbin probably helped too. The engine itself kicks off heat, of course, but I never really had an issue with it; anything engine over a liter is going to be warm.

The ST13 is a little different. I don't really think the engine kicks off much more heat if any, but the lower fairing seems to give a lot more protection, which might make it feel warmer to some. I rode it once in the 103 degree range wearing a Roadcrafter; I lived but did buy a nice BMW summer jacket the next week. That's obviously not the Honda's fault...

I see you are in Portland. I've only been in Cali for a year, and lived life long in Seattle prior. The ST13 is an awesome NW bike because of that protection. I test rode it back to back with a FJR on a typical NW spring day (gray, wet and brrr), and the ST was a lot less chilly. The FJR was nice: like a long wheelbase Sprint ST with slower handling and an electric windscreen. I also rode the RT and liked it, but can't get past my personal BMW ReliabiliPhobia. Try them all...YMMV.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:26 PM   #285
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The FJR was nice: like a long wheelbase Sprint ST with slower handling and an electric windscreen.
I owned a 2005 FJR and believe me, it was nothing like the Sprint. The Sprint is much more like a Ducati ST_ or an
Aprilia Futura. I liked my ST1100 and Concours much more than the FJR.

For a wicked sounding Sprint, try some triple D&D cans. Wear your earplugs


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