Let's see your HONDA ST1100/ST1300.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by TheRackman, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. 2Gordons

    2Gordons Parts left over...

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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.:wink:

    2G
  2. El Guero

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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.
  3. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    What cans do you have on your ST? Looks nice.
  4. innominate

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    they're two brothers carbon fiber. she doesnt sound like a sewing machine anymore:clap
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  6. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    Thanks!
  7. GeoAggie

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    Nice. Do the fairing extenders work well in keeping the Texas heat off your lower legs?

    Jeff
  8. innominate

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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...
  9. El Guero

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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 :lol3 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.
  10. TheRackman

    TheRackman RideTodayItMayBeYourLast!

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  11. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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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.
  12. El Guero

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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 :lol3
  13. Brad Felmey

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    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. :lol3
  14. El Guero

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    I'm not riding THAT hard, pretty tame around town. You have to be, most streets are 25mph :puke1

    I've been giving the gf a lot of ride on it, but she weighs all of 90 pounds so that shouldn't make that much of a difference. I guess it could be a dragging brake but I figure I would have at least smelled that by now.
  15. tbirdsp

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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.:evil
  16. Powershouse

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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.

    Kevin
  17. Brad Felmey

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    Good point - worst mileage I ever got was in Iowa because of their God-awful fuel masquerading as gasoline.
  18. El Guero

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    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...
  19. El Guero

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    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? :dunno
  20. TheRackman

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    Pictures???????????? :norton