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post #1 of 5 Old May 19th, 2008, 6:32 am Thread Starter
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Talking Honda ST 1300

Rode a fellow MSF instructors ST1300 Saturday. I rode it around the block during a break in class duties. NICE BIKE!!! I am not sure if it is the weight difference or the sitting position. I was pleased with the ride. I found the engine a little buzzy, though. I would have liked to get it out on the freeway. I found it to be responsive. Overall not a bad bike!

Kim has the seat in the lowest position and I found it nice to flat foot it at stops. Would be interesting to get Miss E's opinion as pillon rider!

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post #2 of 5 Old May 19th, 2008, 8:07 am
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Rode a fellow MSF instructors ST1300 Saturday. I rode it around the block during a break in class duties. NICE BIKE!!! I am not sure if it is the weight difference or the sitting position. I was pleased with the ride. I found the engine a little buzzy, though. I would have liked to get it out on the freeway. I found it to be responsive. Overall not a bad bike!

Kim has the seat in the lowest position and I found it nice to flat foot it at stops. Would be interesting to get Miss E's opinion as pillon rider!
I understand heat(off of the motor) is an issue

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Re: Honda ST 1300

But will the ST1300 pull your trailer full of Abita Purple Haze???

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post #4 of 5 Old May 19th, 2008, 10:43 am
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Re: Honda ST 1300

While looking for a replacement for the Magna, I ruled out the Honda ST 1300 for heat reasons.

Some police departments in my area use the ST 1300s. Several times I met motor officers on their lunch breaks with ST 1300s in the parking lot, so I asked how they liked them. They liked them "okay", but described the heat problem. Several (independently of each other) told me that they wished that their departments had chosen the BMWs instead.

My old Magna had a V4, and threw off quite a bit of heat at the rider. One summer day a long time ago, my pillion almost passed out from the heat, and I believe that one contributor was the heat thrown off by the engine.
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Re: Honda ST 1300

I owned an older ST, and it was the most perfectly BORING motorcycle I ever rode.

(in the typical Honda way, which is not necessarily a bad thing)


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