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Old 10-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #21
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Well, I do have a 1982 Honda Passport C70.
Yer killin me. Had that exact scooter - color and all - in 1980 or so. I loved it, except when you hit a hole in the road. Used to cruise the neighborhood. Almost got it up to 45 mph, near its max. I sold it and got a Honda Pacific Coast next - odd and awesome scooter-like bike with 650cc or so, kind of a baby gold wing.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:18 PM   #22
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14.38%? Yer creepin up on it....
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:36 PM   #23
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45mph? Perhaps downhill? I remember that at 40, the handling was already lousy due to the soft front suspension.

It sat in the corner of our garage from 1986 till 2006. When we bought our 2nd home, took it up there, flushed out the carburetor (I left gas in it, causing it to gum up), and the little thing started right up. All it needs now is the 6V lead-acid battery for the electric starter, and it would be complete.

Gee, just to think that my wife nagged me times and times again to sell it, to free up the room in the garage. Women...
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Oh...darn it...calmloki beat me to the punch!
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14.38%? Yer creepin up on it....
Damn - that was 13 minutes, a new record. I'm flabbergasted.
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You ain't slowin' down on me now, are you darlin'?
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Sam, Since you don't yet have a Harley on your list, I'd suggest you buy one.
Back in the early 90s, I was introduced to a new Sportster 883 owned by one of my tennis partners. At the time, I had a 5+ year old Honda CB400. The Sportster engine (883cc) is more than twice as big as my CB400. The Sportster cost at least twice as much as the CB400. Probably 3 times louder too. But on the road, the Sportster was always behind the CB400. 0-60, 1/4 miles, cornering...

May be the Sportster is not representative of HD, but after that experience, HD no longer exist in my vocabulary.

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You ain't slowin' down on me now, are you darlin'?
Ahhh...I guess I was. But it's ok now...I've recharged my batteries......
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Back in the early 90s, I was introduced to a new Sportster 883 owned by one of my tennis partners. At the time, I had a 5+ year old Honda CB400. The Sportster engine (883cc) is more than twice as big as my CB400. The Sportster cost at least twice as much as the CB400. Probably 3 times louder too. But on the road, the Sportster was always behind the CB400. 0-60, 1/4 miles, cornering...

May be the Sportster is not representative of HD, but after that experience, HD no longer exist in my vocabulary.

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That is an astute analysis that remains relevant.

Those motorcycles, however, do still have their place in the world.
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After 30+ years without a bike last December I bought a Suzuki C90T touring bike. At 1462 cc and 665 lbs dry I thought it might be too much bike. So far I'm enjoying it and have 7,800 miles on it. Being a touring bike it's designed for a comfortable ride, not speed and flickable handling. It doesn't seem to notice the air being pushed aside by big trucks.

If you've been off a bike for a while an excellent read is Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough.
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Two years ago we traded for Suzuki VStrom 650s.
I love the V-Strom 650. True standard sitting position, relatively light, strong engine, light off-road. But the seat is way too high for me. I can manage a 31" seat high with some difficulty, but anything above that is out of the question.

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Adding lowering links and shaving a 1/2" off the seat would get you to 31". It seems that a number of folks go that route.
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