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post #71 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 05:39 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 74 (permalink) Old 10-25-2016, 06:41 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 74 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 10:17 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 74 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 08:18 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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