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My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« on: May 05, 2015, 05:49:54 PM »
Here it is, my Goldwing X-tra light.

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I put 60,000 trouble free miles on my 2009 Kawasaki C14, it never missed a beat.  :thumbsup:
This Honda has a tough act to follow. We'll see?
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 06:06:35 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 06:11:10 PM »
Id ride it.........
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:22:24 PM »
Id ride it.........

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 06:45:06 PM »
Sport touring is an activity, not a bike.  ;)

Nice looking Goldwing though!

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 06:57:02 PM »
You and Jeets need to hook up and ride.

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 07:21:47 PM »
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 07:23:20 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 07:53:12 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
 Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 08:25:00 PM »
You've lost your mind.

Nice 907 i.e. btw. That's a real sport-touring bike.
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 10:04:15 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 10:42:04 PM »
I think that's one of those crazy cool bikes. Like a V-Max  Congratz on the purchase!
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 06:06:09 AM »
Wow talk about a change!  Great looking bike, best of luck and yeah please post up some impressions.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 06:11:05 AM »
Interesting...what is the weight/HP/Tq?
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 06:42:08 AM »
Dude, the GL1800 frame is f'ing phenomenal. Enjoy it. It'll boogie just fine.
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2015, 07:54:00 AM »
You've lost your mind.
You might be right, I bought this bike to slow down, enjoy the ride, and smell the roses.  :facepalm:

  Looks comfy. 
It is, but the ride is sport bike firm, almost harsh.
 (IMO to corner as good and FEEL as light as it does, it has to be)

Wow talk about a change!  Great looking bike, best of luck and yeah please post up some impressions.
Thanks Mark.
Yep, a big big change. It took me about a month deciding weather to purchase it. (and lots of research)

Interesting...what is the weight/HP/Tq?
It weighs 750lbs with full tank. (6.1gal.)
Rear wheel -  HP. is 105 and TQ. is 112.

Dude, the GL1800 frame is f'ing phenomenal. Enjoy it. It'll boogie just fine.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2015, 08:11:53 AM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2015, 09:52:22 AM »
Rear wheel -  HP. is 105 and TQ. is 112.

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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2015, 01:24:38 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

It is a fine sporting bike, heavy, but fine.
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2015, 01:47:39 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

It is a fine sporting bike, heavy, but fine.

Sitting at a light the Goldwing is one heavy pig to hold up but once I let out the clutch all that weight Disappeared.
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2015, 02:04:54 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

It is a fine sporting bike, heavy, but fine.

Sitting at a light the Goldwing is one heavy pig to hold up but once I let out the clutch all that weight diapered.
Oh my.

I do like the looks if the bike.

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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2015, 03:52:39 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

It is a fine sporting bike, heavy, but fine.

Sitting at a light the Goldwing is one heavy pig to hold up but once I let out the clutch all that weight diapered.

Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (breathe) ha ha ha ha ha ha...  :rolf:
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2015, 03:56:06 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

It is a fine sporting bike, heavy, but fine.

Sitting at a light the Goldwing is one heavy pig to hold up but once I let out the clutch all that weight diapered.

Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (breathe) ha ha ha ha ha ha...  :rolf:


Disappeared 

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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2015, 06:57:10 PM »
I like it. I've been waiting to see what people would do about luggage that wasn't the leather stuff Honda's offering for the Valk. So how's the handling?
Congratulations Sam as the Valkyrie looks sharp in person. Looking forward to riding impressions as you become more acquainted :).

I only have 400mi. on it.
Honda claims 42 mpg., and it's got a six gallon tank. I don't think I'll see that kind of mileage, mid 30's maybe, but still decent range.
I'll post impressions when I get more miles on her.

So far it handles better than a bike it's weight should, but I expected that it would, that's why I took the chance and bought it.
Riding on the street it handles and corners fast enough for me.

Yeah, the GL1800 platform carries all that weight down low.  My '01 and '09 Wings handled very well for their size.  I had the latter bike Traxxionized which improved the ride as well.

It is a fine sporting bike, heavy, but fine.

Sitting at a light the Goldwing is one heavy pig to hold up but once I let out the clutch all that weight diapered.

Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (breathe) ha ha ha ha ha ha...  :rolf:


Disappeared 

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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2015, 07:30:04 AM »
That's a bit of a surprise with you getting a big cruiser.  And it's not a Diavel either.  Have fun with it, Sam!

I used to tour on my dad's Valkyrie back in 96-97 and it was plenty capable, with good pep.  I did find it to be pretty heavy when it came time to panic stop - maybe more a fault of my own than the brakes - but that's how we landed in a ditch and me with a broken hand. 

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2015, 08:03:48 PM »
That's a bit of a surprise with you getting a big cruiser.  And it's not a Diavel either.  Have fun with it, Sam!
I used to tour on my dad's Valkyrie back in 96-97 and it was plenty capable, with good pep.  I did find it to be pretty heavy when it came time to panic stop - maybe more a fault of my own than the brakes - but that's how we landed in a ditch and me with a broken hand.

Thanks Alex I'll try.

The new Valkyrie is w a y different than the old. Yes it's heavy, but the brakes are as good (if not better) as the C14's were, very power full. The larger motor, runs on regular gas, single sided swing arm, aluminum frame, 19in. front, etc..

If it went on a diet and lost 250lb. it would be a great sport bike.  :lol:

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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2015, 06:38:35 AM »

Thanks Alex I'll try.

The new Valkyrie is w a y different than the old. Yes it's heavy, but the brakes are as good (if not better) as the C14's were, very power full. The larger motor, runs on regular gas, single sided swing arm, aluminum frame, 19in. front, etc..

If it went on a diet and lost 250lb. it would be a great sport bike.  :lol:

A lot of the pork is that wonderful engine, and all the stout frame and rigid componentry to hold that frame and deliver all that torque without turning itself into a pretzel - all while comfortably supporting two people.

Heft is just part of the game. But as you noted, in motion, it's a WHOLE different animal.

The GL1800 frame and dynamics were designed by Honda's sport bike team, and it shows.
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2015, 08:24:13 AM »

Thanks Alex I'll try.

The new Valkyrie is w a y different than the old. Yes it's heavy, but the brakes are as good (if not better) as the C14's were, very power full. The larger motor, runs on regular gas, single sided swing arm, aluminum frame, 19in. front, etc..

If it went on a diet and lost 250lb. it would be a great sport bike.  :lol:

A lot of the pork is that wonderful engine, and all the stout frame and rigid componentry to hold that frame and deliver all that torque without turning itself into a pretzel - all while comfortably supporting two people.

Heft is just part of the game. But as you noted, in motion, it's a WHOLE different animal.

The GL1800 frame and dynamics were designed by Honda's sport bike team, and it shows.

Yes, it is a heavy weight ballerina only really limited by its 45° lean angle. With proper suspension tuning, it gets even better.
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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2015, 08:25:31 AM »
I spent a half hour behind JEETS on MD 9 and thought it was a sport bike a dual-Connie.


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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2015, 04:15:45 PM »
Very cool. Congrats!

MY GL1800 just ticked over 100K miles. Still a great bike. Brother in law backed his truck into it and knocked it over the other day... chipped a turn signal cover and shook it up enough to break the filament in one high and one low bulb.

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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2015, 06:22:28 PM »
A short update for those interested.

I have 600mi. on her and so far so good.
I ran the last tank of gas until low fuel light started flashing at just over 200mi., mostly country back roads, some city.
That means a 240mi. range is no problem.  :thumbsup:

I've decided (so far) this bike will only get soft luggage and maybe a small screen for colder weather. It's been warm here (way above average temps.) and I'm enjoying being "in the wind".

Honda calls for a 6,000mi. oil change for break-in, I run my bikes hard and fast, I'll change it at 1000mi..
Did a little research on oil changes, they are easy peasy, no plastic needs removing. 

My favorite trait so far has to be the amount of torque this bike makes.
After quite a few overtakes I think maybe I downshifted once, not really sure that it was even needed. :shrug:
The bike corners better than a bike it's weight should, my peg feelers are half what they were. :redface:
 IMO scraping the feelers might not be a bad thing, a reminder to "slow down"?
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« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2015, 06:41:16 PM »
It is a beauty Sam  :beerchug:
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2015, 06:58:31 PM »
How would you rate passenger comfort compared to your C14?

I never had a passenger on my C14, come to think about it, I haven't had a passenger in the last 20-30yrs.? I really can't remember the last time!  :shrug:

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2015, 08:59:05 PM »
How would you rate passenger comfort compared to your C14?

I never had a passenger on my C14, come to think about it, I haven't had a passenger in the last 20-30yrs.? I really can't remember the last time!  :shrug:

Sorry...

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2015, 09:39:37 PM »
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2015, 09:52:58 PM »
How would you rate passenger comfort compared to your C14?
I never had a passenger on my C14, come to think about it, I haven't had a passenger in the last 20-30yrs.? I really can't remember the last time!  :shrug:
Sorry...
The why in the world do you need a bike that big and heavy? C14 included in the question.
Weight doesn't bother me most of the time. For some reason my bikes have become heavier over the last few years. It's what I choose to ride at this time.

If I want a lighter ride I'll take the Ducati.
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2015, 11:34:42 PM »
Glad to see someone that knows how to take the big girl to the dance.

I loved this recent thread from the Goldwing folks:  http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/558978-how-many-u-scream-your-motors-3k.html

I love it - "screaming" a motor is > 3K RPM.  Snerk.  I love these guys.

I love the flat-4 and flat-6 engines going towards redline.  The torque and smooth power delivery is something that many owners never get to experience by shifting at 2,500.
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2015, 11:09:45 AM »
Glad to see someone that knows how to take the big girl to the dance.

I loved this recent thread from the Goldwing folks:  http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/558978-how-many-u-scream-your-motors-3k.html

I love it - "screaming" a motor is > 3K RPM.  Snerk.  I love these guys.

I love the flat-4 and flat-6 engines going towards redline.  The torque and smooth power delivery is something that many owners never get to experience by shifting at 2,500.


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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2015, 11:17:35 AM »
Those Goldwing people are almost as nutbaggish as the Connie people.

Almost.

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2015, 12:15:46 PM »
My favorite trait so far has to be the amount of torque this bike makes.
After quite a few overtakes I think maybe I downshifted once, not really sure that it was even needed. :shrug:

That sure makes me miss riding the ole' Valk.  Pulls like a freight train.   :thumbsup:

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2015, 06:18:52 PM »
One of my pals got the GW with the chopped windshield. He got a great deal, but was looking at the Valkyrie as well. Loves the bike.

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2015, 09:08:39 AM »
A 5,000mi. update on my first ever cruiser.??

Dear Honda,
 You screwed up big time. Fire the guy in charge of marketing the Valkyrie.
This bike is a sport-touring-naked, or better yet, how about Goldwing Sport.
I put a new Michelin front tire on, can't wait to get rid of the rear Dunlop. (almost toast)

I also lowered the bars so I'm able to get more weight over the front when railing the corners.
IMO the only negative as far as handling goes is clearance. It comes with 1-1/2" feelers, why I'm not sure? (almost gone :-[)
I'm getting great mileage, (on regular grade corn crap) 45mpg., little to no interstate.  About 225 to reserve, 260mi. to empty.

So far so good. Oh, one more thing, wow this bike is all day comfortable!  :thumbsup:

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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2015, 12:49:05 PM »
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2015, 06:34:36 AM »
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2016, 07:00:34 PM »
For those interested a 13,000mi. update.

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Hopefully the pegs will make winter, then I'll order new.

So far so good, it has done what I'd hope for, slow me down a bit.  :bigsmile:

Another plus, it's a gas-tires-change the oil - type motorcycle, what I wanted.

 Like the Honda ad says, "mister I just wanna ride".

Almost two years left on the warranty, not even a hiccup so far. I still averge 40mpg. on regular gas, IMO, amazing for a bike this size with a huge motor. (240mi. range)
IMO if Honda marketed this bike as a "Sport-Touring Cruzer" they wouldn't be stopping production after only two years.

The only negative, and I let Honda know about it, it could use a sixth gear. (they got their monies worth outta this motor-trans..)

Changing oil & filter is a 15min. job.  Air filter change might be a different story if it's similar to the Goldwing. We'll see this winter.
I installed a center stand and throttle lock, IMO both must have's. The Vista Cruze works great, torque up the wazoo motor. What hill?
Center stand gets used 99% of the time.

Top speed? It's limited to 125mph. Gets there pretty quick, it would go faster, reline 5th. gear, no problem. WTF Honda?
(See, it's slowing me down. ;))

Comfortable all day riding position, pegs where they should be. The motor is very very smooth.

All in all I'm pretty happy with my first ever Cruzer (?). 
 
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2016, 06:42:03 AM »
Sam, it looks like you're really enjoying the bike!

If you're starting to drag hard bits too frequently, is it the right bike for you?    ;D :P
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« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2016, 07:07:15 AM »
If you're starting to drag hard bits too frequently, is it the right bike for you?    ;D :P

I hit pretty hard on a recent trip to the Deals Gap area. I had to straighten her up or unload tires lose grip maybe low side, crossed the yellow a bit, I was pissed. At myself, more than the bike.

I'm getting familiar with max lean angle and I'm starting to ride accordingly. Slower corner speeds on the street (for me) is a good thing.
Don't get me wrong Doug, this bike will still corner very fast, fast enough for the street.
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Re: My new Sport-touring Honda or I've lost my mind?
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2016, 07:30:01 AM »
Knowing you, you'd still outride me while on that rig no matter what bike I was on.    :smiley_thumb:
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