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I know...I know..... you all are getting totally fed up with me talking about my bike, the underestimated Honda ST1300!

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I promise I'll knock it down to two or three posts a day, maybe a bit more on holidays! (I'm retired, you know!)

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But, anyway.... did I mention that my wheels are powdercoated? A nice silver grey? I just went out with a tub of Dawn and a rag, and cleaned a whole summer's worth of grime and crud off my wheels..... took about a minute and a half per wheel! Look like new! Durn, that was almost too easy!

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If I ever get another Leadsled, er, excuse me..... if I ever get another Goldwing, the first thing I'm gonna do is powdercoat the wheels..... instantly........! Trying to be serious now, it's unbelievable how easily they clean up......
 

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I don't know, I thought the ST would be faster. :cheeky1::cheeky1:;)

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
I don't know, I thought the ST would be faster. :cheeky1::cheeky1:;)

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I agree....I thought it would be so fast the wheels would not get dirty......:D:cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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Yeah I thought it seemed a bit sluggish.:cooldevil: Looks a lot like a BMW too...;)
 

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hard to get your wheels dirty when it is on a trailer :cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:

We know your type ,we have met them many times ,Trailer the bike to 10 miles outside the event and then ride it in saying how long a journey you just had :D:D

Anyway if you rode at the slow speed you tavel on that ST it would never pick up dirt on the wheels :D:D
 

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AAArgghhhhhh...........

I is mortally wounded...........

A trailer!

I've been accused of being a (sob!) "Trailer Queen!"

And I've been accused of being (sob!) "slow.................!"

A slow trailer queen.........!

Have youno decency?No compassion?

That does it..... from where the sun now sets, I will post no more forever!

Gonna go and find me a Harley forum.......
 

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I'll grab the Trophy 1200. Let's play "follow me" in the mountain roads!
 

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exavid wrote:
Yeah I thought it seemed a bit sluggish.:cooldevil: Looks a lot like a BMW too...;)
You mean it's not a Beamer?
 

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I'll grab the Trophy 1200. Let's play "follow me" in the mountain roads!
I'd come along on that ride! I have no problem whatsoever dragging the case guards. ;)
 

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Saw a pure white HD Springer (?) at Soda Springs, Idaho, on our first trip this summer.... It was ridden by a motorcycling preacher, and by talking to him, I could tell he was a rider to the bone..... told me he spent every possible hour on it, and it had 60,000 trouble free miles on the ticker.... he said he rode most of the time at 100mph, and would ride 200mph if he could! I guess when you're that close to God, excessive speed doesn't matter as much!

Anyway, I fell in love with that damn Springer. It reminded me immediately of my dad's white '51 panhead back in my distant, fading past..... If I could have a third bike, next to my KLR and my ST, I'd have that one....... and wear me a black leather jacket, jeans with the cuffs turned up......toothpick in the corner of my mouth..... swagger around, at least swagger as much as a 67 year old can!
 

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
I don't know, I thought the ST would be faster. :cheeky1::cheeky1:;)

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The ST is faster; but I ain't! You don't know my wife's family..... if I ever hurt her again on a bike, I may as well jack a round into the chamber of my Colt Combat Commander, put the muzzle in my mouth, and touch one off! They would very simply crucify me.....

They are a farming, christian lot, and they have never understood what she saw in me..... most of them live and die within 30 miles of where they were born!
 

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I agree on the wheels. Chrome or powder coating is great. The wheel grime wipes right off. I love it. I have some chrome wheels now and thinking of having my old wheels powder coated (just for a change of look).
 

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I remember the old wish bone springer. Pogo'd a lot, specially when you extended them. The newer version looks interesting enough.

100 mph is excessive? Why am I just finding this out?
 

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I remember the old wish bone springer. Pogo'd a lot, specially when you extended them. The newer version looks interesting enough.

100 mph is excessive? Why am I just finding this out?
Maybe 100mph isn't...... I don't know..... Paul's BMW brother (Gary?) at Montrose told me that recovery time for an off at 100 wasn't often a factor, since so damn few of us survive an off at 100! I guess I'm gettin' old, I no longer have to go fast to have fun........ 75-80 is plenty good to me.......
 

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After I put the belt drive on the Shovel, 80 was my cruising speed on the slab anyway. With the chain, the rear view mirrors shook so bad (not to mention my teeth) I couldn't cruise beyond 70. Later I put some S&W air shocks on it, that is when I started to like corners. It really hugged the rode. This was back in the late 70's, so this was a bit of an oddity, for the crew I ran with.

The Gold Wing is so damned smooth and quiet, I'm up to 100 mph before I know it. This thing just wants to keep going. The best I've had at, so far, is 120 (+/-). Even then it is so smooth. This thing is amazes me every time I ride it. When I hit the slab, it just walks over to the fast lane and goes.
 

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Not that I have anything against such a fine motorcycle as the Wing, but on the way to Montrose, I ended up riding with a fella for 4 days, who so happened to be riding an 03(?) ST 1300. Once when we were out passing a string of slower moving cagers. he gave the throttle a twist and it rocketed away from me, like I was going backwards!!

I asked him later if he had downshifted because of the way that thing left me there. He merely replied "No, it moves good enough you don't need to down shift". I'll tell you, those ST 1300 garnered a lot of myrespect from that moment on. Most of the time I was letting him led the way, as it was new territory for me and I never once saw him squirm in the saddle and he has bad hips and back.

I was looking at the ST, when it was only an 1100. Now, my eyes are looking a little bit closer at them now. - not that I would ever switch or anything, but it definitely has .... 'Potential'

Nothing to be ashamed or feel inferior about Mel! Nice bike is what the ST 1300 is. Yes sir! Nice Bike indeed.



Carl on his ST 1300



 
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