Let's see your HONDA ST1100/ST1300.

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

  1. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    Small world. I traded a 06 Sprint ST for a 06 ST1300 ABS. Aren't toys fun?
  2. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    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...
  3. Wambo

    Wambo On the road to nowhere

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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.
  4. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    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...:1drink

    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.
  5. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    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 :D
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  6. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    I think we are saying the same thing. The FJR is more of a big-engined sedan that's kinda sporty whereas the Sprint is more of a sports car. The ST11/13 aren't as sporty as either, but I knew on the test ride that it was for me.

    To get this back on topic, here's a ST pic:
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  7. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Does anybody have any torque values for the bolts on the ST1100 Helibars? I am getting a little more of a buzz in my throttle-side grip than in my clutch-side grip. I have tried to tighten the bolts a little but I can't tell when I should stop... Yes I have the bar-ends on...
  8. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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    Very light, that's what.

    Get a set of these:

    http://randakks.com/Grips.htm

    Or, at least get a set when Randakk returns from vacation Aug. 17 and re-enables the link. :lol3
  9. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Could I have the bolts too tight? Could that cause a vibe? :scratch

    And I already have a pair of those grips... Progrips sells them just at about every big website on the planet, they just market them as "dual-sport". I get irritated with all these other vendors who say they have some special source for them :csm
  10. longdog uk

    longdog uk Been here awhile

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    Here's my ST1300 at rest............

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  11. vnsfxr

    vnsfxr BornAgainDirtyRider

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    There is a bit of Sport to go with the Touring

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  12. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    I think I'm going to do a valve check on my ST1100 with the bad gas mileage. Dunno what I want to find when I look! :eek1
  13. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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    Wait 'till Captain Cheapskate finds out what Honda charges for the valve shims. :lol3
  14. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    I already looked :bluduh On the off chance that all of them need to be replaced, that's about $100 just for shims!
  15. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Thankfully, after checking it twice it doesn't appear I need any. Phew! Now that leaves one more thing that I can't blame my bad gas mileage on :bluduh :lol3
  16. longdog uk

    longdog uk Been here awhile

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    Since I posted my last message in this thread, things have changed a little........ I sold my '04 ST1300 :eek1












    But.........................................














    I bought another one :clap

    It's an '07 ST1300A6 with ABS

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  17. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    What tires our you guys with the 13 liking? I've run two sets of BT020's, but this time around I'm leaning toward Michelin Pilot Road 2's after reading a bunch of good reveiws on 'em.
    Thanks.
  18. vnsfxr

    vnsfxr BornAgainDirtyRider

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    The Michellin's have a more rounded profile than the Bridgestones which are more of a "V" profile. This will slow your turn in some and take a bit of the sporty away.

    I'm trying out the Conti Road Attacks, similar profile as the Bridgestones but they seem to be wearing less. I've taken it down to the pegs and they feel secure.

    Time will tell, but a few others who have similar rates of corner speeds are getting 1-1.5k more from the Contis than the Bridgestone's

    YMMV
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    Tefloncandy Oximoran

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