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Mar 8th, 2009 12:01 pm
ConspiracyofOne
Re: She's Gone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cali_beemer
I still like Hondas but I would never buy that bike again. I would look at a goldwing GL1800 beofre buying another ST.
Thanks. If I was going to by a Wing, I would have kept the LT! I really would like another ST1100 and am leaning that way unless I really like the new Connie. Don't know that I need that much bike. I am also going to look for another Blackbird. RT or GT may be possibilities; just have to see what comes up.
Mar 8th, 2009 12:01 am
cali_beemer
Re: She's Gone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConspiracyofOne
I am a BIG Honda fan. I wore out one ST1100 and put over 100k on a second. I know many with 1300's that swear by them. I am going to get the chance to ride one for a couple of days next month, so I will see what I think. AS for no BMW, I don't know that I won't buy another, just don't know if I want to spend that much money for a bike again.
The St1100 is a better platform so it seems. The 1300 has better performance but has more issues. I have met many people that have sold their St1300's to go back to the 1100. I am a Honda fan myself and the reason I bought one but all the issues I listed are items well documented. In fact the stability issue is well documented and the ST is banned from some police departments due to stability related crashes with the ST. I didnt think much of it when buying one but after going up to 90 with it, the bike had a very instable feel to the point I didnt feel comfortable going beyond that. The ST had some good things going for it but in the end it had way too many issues that Honda should have thought of. I bought my used R1200RT for the exact same price I sold my same model year ST1300 for so price was irrelivant for me. I cant think of a single thing other than a smoother motor that the St1300 did better than the RT. I still like Hondas but I would never buy that bike again. I would look at a goldwing GL1800 beofre buying another ST.
Mar 7th, 2009 10:26 pm
Chuck Presnail
Re: She's Gone!

Hey we are gona miss you . I have long believed that the Conny is a secret since they made so few mods over the years they are all like VW betels What you see is what you get.

They seem to come up with few miles and Cheap !! sure it may be 15 years old but with 25K or less on that engine they are good for another 100,000 miles .

I think people buy them thinking they want to tour but thebike isa little heavy so they dont go anywhere ( OK some do But most.....)

I had a ST1100 not nearly as hot as a OLD K bike though. and Calli Bemer is right Liniar excelleration I liked that no mater where you were you knew How much was on tap . Look down the road and you dont have the " I think I can Make this pass if I drop a gear " conversation. You know just how much you have.

Really Really reliable. I mean change the timing belt at 90,000 Miles ! Clutch IN FRONT!!! Carbs But I never had a problem.

What I did not like was the weight Not so much in the morning But after 500 Miles it was a HEAVY PIG to hoist around a motel parking lot. Maybe If I was Taller ...and Younger... and better looking .. and had more money... But Hey I'm gona get bailed out of one of thoes....NOT!!

Now if you want excitment get an old Kaw H2 watch the Tach like it was a sun dial climbing ever so slowly to 4000 RPM and then HANG ON!!!!! OH and dont go through a Curve if you can help it. Any curve .

Good luck In NY

Chuck
Mar 7th, 2009 9:09 pm
amarider
Re: She's Gone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConspiracyofOne
I am a BIG Honda fan. I wore out one ST1100 and put over 100k on a second. I know many with 1300's that swear by them. I am going to get the chance to ride one for a couple of days next month, so I will see what I think. AS for no BMW, I don't know that I won't buy another, just don't know if I want to spend that much money for a bike again.
I rode them all before a went with the FJR best combination of sport and touring. But the K1300GT wasn't out yet.
Mar 7th, 2009 7:30 pm
ConspiracyofOne
Re: She's Gone!

I am a BIG Honda fan. I wore out one ST1100 and put over 100k on a second. I know many with 1300's that swear by them. I am going to get the chance to ride one for a couple of days next month, so I will see what I think. AS for no BMW, I don't know that I won't buy another, just don't know if I want to spend that much money for a bike again.
Mar 7th, 2009 5:14 pm
cali_beemer
Re: She's Gone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConspiracyofOne
Short list is:

FJR
ST1300
VFR
ZX14 Connie
I would scratch the St1300 off that list. I just sold mine for the RT. Scortching hot at times to the point you need to stop, minimal ground clearance limits the lean angle and grinding pegs are a constant. Glitchy fuel injection mapping (some are better than others), narrow handlebars, non-exciting acceleration (it felt linear no matter what speed, no throw you back acceleration feeling), cant read the gauges in daylight, the suspension felt like driving a truck, instability after 75-80mph, instable in dirty air and passing trucks.... The list goes on. If I were going to buy a japanese sport tourign bike I would narrow it down to the FJR and concours. I would lean toward the concourse if fuel range wasnt a big concern. I cant express my ruling a ST1300 off the list enough. Ohh, did I mention its heavy? Over 700 lbs? It wears that weight well but expecially during low speed manuevering its very appearant that its a pig.

Out of curiosity why no BMW on that list? I have ridden all but the connie on your list quite extensively and I cant think of a single area other than pure acceleration where any of the bikes on that list compare to the 1200RT. Whether its comfort, handling, weather protection, stability, display, controls, storage, etc... I find the RT to be a superior bike in every aspect and that is after extensive riding time on all of those bike except the connie.
Mar 7th, 2009 11:38 am
ConspiracyofOne
Re: She's Gone!

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Originally Posted by LodiHal
Ray, nice short list! Good luck in da' Bronx.
Thanks Hal. Leaning between VFR or Concours. Will be out of here in three weeks. Will miss Lodi, but what do ya do?
Mar 7th, 2009 12:36 am
LodiHal
Re: She's Gone!

Ray, nice short list! Good luck in da' Bronx.
Mar 6th, 2009 10:13 pm
RdcrzR
Re: She's Gone!

Good riding to you in your new digs. C ya at (hopefully) CCR,

John
Mar 6th, 2009 5:20 pm
ConspiracyofOne
Re: She's Gone!

Short list is:

FJR
ST1300
VFR
ZX14 Connie
Mar 6th, 2009 5:14 pm
nelson61
Re: She's Gone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConspiracyofOne

Now, what do I want this time??
In the Bronx...A subway pass.
Mar 6th, 2009 4:07 pm
Dan-A
Re: She's Gone!

Good luck in NYC.
Mar 6th, 2009 2:52 pm
ConspiracyofOne
She's Gone!

Well, I received the wire transfer money today for my LT. Will pick the new owner up from Sac airport on Wed and he will ride her to her new home in Albuquerque. Will miss her, but now I can begin looking for a replacement once I get to NYC.

Now, what do I want this time??

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