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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
Not here, yessir, that's correct. Started a minor riot over in the Bolt thread, however.
Very true, moreso in the USA, where bikes are often bought purely for pleasure and are more a fashion/lifestyle statement rather than something that is to bought to fulfill a practical function.
I plan on picking up a National Cycle Plexifairing 3 for my bike for winter and Touring
I already have a deflector screen for summer riding
The classic is basically a Harley batwing, but clear. Should give good protection.
I had a Deflector screen on both a BMW R65 and a Honda Magna 750. It deflects the wind off the chest but regardless of how I adjusted the angle, I still got buffeting of my helmet. Hopefully you can get it adjusted to your need. tomp dd50
I used both of them on my 750 Nighthawk and liked them both. One of the mounts broke off on the Plexifaring 3 but it was about 10 years old so I pitched it. I mount the deflector screen low so as to just keep the wind off my chest, yet keep my head in clean air.
Anyone has pics to post from Daytona Bike Week? I know Honda displayed the bike there... Anyone got a test ride?
just bring back the CBX
Oooof! How's it feel to want...?
I can see it...a nekkid cbx-1300 or 1600. Shaft Drive, retro late 70's/early 80's bike. Air and Oil Cooled, of course. 6-Speed Trans, hydraulic clutch, and 6-6 exhaust.
I don't think we'll ever see it. But, I would buy it.
I had a National Cycle Plexifairing on my CB650. It provides good protection, but it may affect performance at higher speeds. My front end used to start wobbling pretty serious-like at about 85 mph. I treated it as a safety feature as in, "Okay. Time to slow down."
I am just sitting here with random thoughts between blows in the Bolt thread. I have nit picked the CB to death and really dont have much to really hang my hat on as far as complaints go. And then I thought about this.
I wonder how the lighting is on this thing? That seems to always be a problem with me. Isnt the bulb like a 55/60watt? I think that is what my Sportster was and it was pretty pathetic. I replaced it with a 80/100 and ran it on high beam all of the time. I finally burned up the connectors in the bucket after about 5K miles. It did improve the lighting though.
Lighting is one of those places that everybody seems to scrimp on. The absolute best light I have ever seen is the LED headlight from HD. Its like 4 or 5 hundred bucks though. The company that makes it wont sell it to anybody but HD. That way, they can mark it up and bypass the middle guy. But man, what a difference this thing makes according to pictures and testimonials from the Sporty guys. I cant believe these things are not more available.
Am I the only one that has thought about lighting? I live where deer are everywhere and you have to really be on your toes at night in certain areas.
I have thought about the lighting, but have no answers for you. The last Honda that I found rather interesting was the 599/CB600F. It featured a large, single headlight design that was supposed to be excellent thanks to the design of the reflector used. Hopefully Honda has used some of what they've learned in the past on the new CB.
My feeling on lighting is the more you get, the more you expect. My older bikes all had 35/35 lights I was fine with them... And now have two 35/35 lights I am amazed at how much better they are... I am sure is I got brighter lights want them from that point on.
As to the led lights, I am sure that soon Enough someone will be selling them for everyone... If they are really good. In ten years they will be mandated by the govt and we will all be bitching about the good old days.
LED lights are most popular in off-roading right now. I've seen aftermarket LED. Headlights and they are around $500
Deer are why I've quit riding at night for the most part. Too many close calls in cages. Don't need that on my bike.
Same where I live, the deer run in packs and fly out of the ditches giving you very little time to react. I only ride at night if circumstances dictate. In the daytime we have to contend with pheasants as sometimes it seems like they are thick as sparrows around here. They have this nasty habit of flying at helmet-level in a flat trajectory, kind of like a cruise missile, from one side of the highway to the other. Had one destroy the windshield of my car recently. It doesn't prevent me from riding in the daytime, but I sure would hate to take one of them in the noggin. :eek1
I always thought a smallish 6 would be a huge seller, especially nowa days. 600, 750 maybe 900cc I-6. Make it as compact as possible and let it rev to the moon......
That would have the potential to be REALLY cool.
The original CBX was really cool but pretty awkward and unwieldy......but MAN do they sound good.
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my old man had one with a Supertrapp on it - I hated the way the exhaust looked but I dont know that Ive ever heard a bike sound that good.
I'm going up this weekend to have a look. I'll post photos if it's there on display. I sure hope it is; I've had a deposit on an ABS since the first week of February. The dealer says it ships from Honda on 3/28, so it should be in my garage the first week of April.
Just came from my dealer. On schedule to ship March 16 th.
Impressive that you have a dealer that is actually OPEN on Mondays!
All dealers around here are closed Mondays. My only days off are Sundays and Mondays.
other Ferret, from what part of the country do you hail?
Just east of Cincinnati, Ohio. Their mechanics are off on Mondays, but the shop is open for sales and parts.
On other forums I am the Ferret, but that was already taken here, hence the " other" Ferret lol.