Let's see your HONDA ST1100/ST1300.

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

  1. reed523

    reed523 To pedal or not to pedal

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    Good post. This is pretty close to the design I had in mind. My biggest question was how it would affect handling that high up. Have you tried it with the rear wheel still on the bike? I done some long hauls with a KLR but i carried the bike with a side saddle position.
  2. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    It was orignally sitting on the rack with the rear wheel attached. It felt a bit top heavy at slow speeds.
    I switched to a both wheels removed setup and it made a difference in both lower CG and a more forward weight distribution. Cross winds have little effect, and handling is quite good at both low and high speeds. I hardly know it's there.

    Here's a pic of the Sprint with the bicycle in the original rear wheel attached configuration.
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    The Sprint has an SW-Motech top rack and uses the OEM pannier rails with homebuilt HDPE adapter plates set up for Givi panniers.
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    Here's the Sprint with a homebuilt folding kayak on board. The weight rides low, but the 48" width of the folded kayak does create some wind resistance at higher speeds.

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    To create the illusion of being on topic, here's my 91 Pan European transporting inline skates / poles.
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  3. reed523

    reed523 To pedal or not to pedal

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    Good point. I'll PM you to continue this discussion......
  4. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    New to me '01. My long haul, big-ass, big trip ticket :D

    Waiting to be gone through end to end and 'accessorized '
  5. FirstLight

    FirstLight Been here awhile

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    Is that a homebrew kayak, or a kit you can buy? Can you give any details?
  6. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    It's one I designed and built. I plan to include instructions in my free " Folding Kayak Builders Manual", but just haven't had the time. I sell nothing ... http://www.yostwerks.com/

    http://www.yostwerks.com/FalcoCompleteAll.jpg - The main structure is comprised of 3ea per side X 48" X 8.5" X 3/16" (122cm X 22cm X 5mm) plywood side panels
    that use PVC hinges for folding.

    The side panels are connected together with sliding plates that are 15" X 6" X 3/16 (38cm X 15cm X 5mm) plywood. These stiffen and strengthen the frame,
    and slide apart allowing the kayak to fold via the PVC hinges.

    The plywood panels are covered with PVC as this makes a base for attaching the PVC hinges for folding and also the PVC hinges and Velcro
    for the cross sections. Plus, it gives the boat a true SOF appearance. All wood, including the plywood side panels is sealed with HH-66 vinyl cement.
    Frame pics were taken before adding the deck so that the construction and assembly techniques could be seen.

    http://www.yostwerks.com/Falco16Paddle1A.jpg - I've also completed a larger version of this design.(Falco 16)

    Construction details .... Falco 12
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    Assembly technique
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    Motorcycle Multi-Tasking ..... Getting there is half the fun !
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  7. FirstLight

    FirstLight Been here awhile

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    Very slick! Every tried a canoe?
  8. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Bought this from an fellow inmate after it had a fender bender... Most of the tupperware was gone.

    How it looked...

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    Sme figurin and building done...

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    Big ugly windshield and a few hundred miles later...

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    Got a 919 windscreen coming... :deal
  9. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    That's kinda cool! :wink:
  10. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    a little field testing of the new bike in the Badlands:

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  11. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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  12. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    My youngest brother just picked up an '04 with 53K on it. It isn't even broken in yet! Paid $4K. Immaculate bike!

    He loves it.
  13. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    Here's my new to me ST next to my oldWing.A mint 8K mile '03.I've wanted one of these for years...:clapNext,I have to sell my Wing.[Part of the deal with the admiral.]Also the KLR and the CB750.Kind of like cleaning out the closet when you get a new pair of jeans.
  14. BalancePoint

    BalancePoint Mucker

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    Here's my ST1300 in front of the GS I owned for a year and a half before selling it to my friend. No regrets on the change, at worst I traded one set of quirks for another. The ST is a blast to ride, and despite its weight, it's a sure-footed bike even in gravel or poor roads. Now, when you're pushing it around...

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  15. 929bladerunner

    929bladerunner Adventurer

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    Here's my '07 ST1300, in the Brecon area of Wales yesterday - stunning views and roads :)
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  16. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Know as OH-STOC...a few fine examples of the many STs that were there...FJRs too:wink::D
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  17. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    If i were you i`d sell the other 2 & keep the wing , but then the KLR is cool also. Remember if no contract :deal deals can be broken. :evil My wife always ask me when i`m going to sell my 2 wings & older BMW & i tell her SOMEDAY WHEN I`M DEAD.
  18. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Very nice.
    Where was the event? :ear
  19. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    Staintunes installed :D

    Nice, crisp rumble. Just right :ear
  20. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Lake Hope State Park near McArthur OH...they have campgrounds and another separate area with cottages that have all the comforts of home...easily accomodated everyone...I'll find the link...BTW this is an anuual event here...:wink:
    http://www.lakehopestatepark.com/wcabins.html
    and heres a link to the thread for this event on ST-O
    http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?111556-OH-STOC!-2012-June-21-24
    and finally all the rest of my pics for this are here...Enjoy...
    http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff163/madmax-im/OH%20STOC%202012/