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post #71 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 04:39 PM
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You should've taken it on a (longer) test ride.
My advice..............sell it get another used bike.

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post #72 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-25-2016, 05:41 PM
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First gear is way too high. Feels more like a second gear. Impossible to ride slowly without riding the clutch. Poorly thought out by Honda.

Jerky throttle at low RPM. It is impossible to ride along at 15-20 MPH without having the engine jerk back and forth (slapping the chain) because the throttle is goofy.

I'm American, 6'2, 235 lbs with a size 14 (48) boot. the foot pegs, shifter and rear peddles were made for little people; most likely designed by a 4 ft, 85 lb. Japanese engineer. Why would Honda build a big bike like this and make the peddles for midgets?
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post #73 of 90 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 09:17 AM
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First, this is a cherry-poppin' post.

2nd, I couldn't agree more with this post. Great bike! I've had a major construction accident and two major back surgeries. This bike is easy on the back.

Originally Posted by African Twin Mofo View Post
Haters.......gonna hate!

Not a rub or flame but it is funny to read some of the dislikes and the over analyzing. The tubed tire comments are the funniest for some reason......don't get me wrong, I understand the reasoning and I get it but geeez.

I guess it shouldn't surprise me but com' more riding and less analyzing. It's a $13,000 adventure bike. Before this you were stuck with BMW and KTM on the upper end and everything cost too much $$$$, or you had the hammers and chisels KLR, DRZ, WR250R at the other end. Just enjoy it for what it is.

Okay.......I'll play along....... Dislikes, my butt hurts from the seat after putting 8hrs of riding in a day and not wanting to stop.......because this bikes way tooooo much fun! ;-)

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post #74 of 90 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 07:18 PM
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I found the stock screen to be terrible and I'm 6' 1". Even at lower speeds I'd get an unacceptable level of noise. I fixed this with a MRA vario screen and now all is good.

Foot pegs too small. Bought a pair of Honda XR600 pegs for $20 from ebay and they are great.

Seat.. actually I find the seat really comfortable.

Tubed tyres.. not a problem. All dirt bikes have them, as did the big KTMs. My old BMW 650 Dakar had them too and I just don't understand all the drama about them. People have been crossing the globe on tubed motor

Plastics look pretty exposed and there is a distinct lack of mounting points for engine guards which is weird considering what the bike was designed for. They do offer good wind protection for the legs though.
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post #75 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 03:15 AM
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bought mine in the start of last year and thinking of changing to something else. don't know what yet prob a kato
done 9000k and don't like all the things mentioned above either plus small tank, 30 yr old technology in the suspension, tyres too dear, center stand and chain make too much noise offroad
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post #76 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 05:35 PM
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R version will be the bike most of us were wanting them to deliver
heres hoping! ill trade tomorrow
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post #77 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 07:47 PM
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I have the corrosion issue and not just spokes but spoke nipples also on the rear wheel. The front is only mildly impacted.
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post #78 of 90 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 02:29 PM
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I can't stand this digital tach craze that has hit the market recently. Dial and Needle is still the best. Didn't the Chevy Beretta have this "hockey stick" design in 1988? AT Tach is almost useless at a quick glance.

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post #79 of 90 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 10:36 AM
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I can't stand this digital tach craze that has hit the market recently. Dial and Needle is still the best. Didn't the Chevy Beretta have this "hockey stick" design in 1988? AT Tach is almost useless at a quick glance.
this......i don't get why Honda released the bike with a dash that's "dimly" lit.......what did they see that other folks can't? either that or allow for contrast/brightness adjustability. bothersome.

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post #80 of 90 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 09:00 PM
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Hi had my manual LA for a few days and as mentioned by others on this thread.
Tall first gear
Footpegs goes without saying.
Very jerky/ aggressive throttle response from no throttle to first little bit of throttle. Will get used to it but it is annoying when in first gear at slow speeds is the most annoying.
Other wise not to bad and the niggles will go away when I get used to them.
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