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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:39:49 AM »
I do like that yellow.  My brother still has mine if I ever want it back, but honestly, the last time I rode it, the pegs feel way too high for me now.  Not sure I'll ever get back on it.

I had the Tsunami on mine first, and nothing looks better on the NH750.  After my son crashed it and destroyed the fairing, I found a used Rifle Superbike.  Not as sexy, but works well.  The bike still needed some luggage options.  There are a couple that fit the euro cb750 that I thought would work, but never had the $500+ it would take to try it.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:55:23 AM »
I'd buy the ST1300 that just appeared at my local Honda dealership for $4900

If you were close to me, I'd sell you one cheaper.

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I hope you did not install clip type link.Not reliable. I used $30 chain riveter and worked great.

Time was when that was all you could get, and they worked fine.  Put one on my '96, and it lasted over 25k.

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Wow, pretty fragile chain tool.  Mine's a Harbor Freight, still good after a couple uses.  Though I did use master link chains as replacements, I still had to break the original chains off.

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Nice looking bike.  I still have a chin fairing like that laying around somewhere.

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Hmmm, apparently I'm still a newb.  Oh well, I recall a time when it was the raised fist of "power to the people".

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Where did that TDodge7 guy go?
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:33:14 AM »
can't say as I'm a fan of Buick either, I'd rather they kept Pontiac and Olds, but...  Yeah, my brother down in FL has a Colorado/Canyon, I've ridden in it, but it doesn't really do much for me.  I love the 4th Gen Rams, from 09 up  I wish I could have gotten one of the newer ones with the 8sp trans, but couldn't afford the payments.

No stripes on mine.  The Rumble Bee was a "special edition" in 05, I think.  I can get the super bee style stripes, but haven't decided on anything yet.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Where did that TDodge7 guy go?
« on: November 07, 2017, 04:50:13 AM »
Funny, I was looking at the same silverados, but I needed the extra cab, and I didn't want 4wd if I could avoid it.  Ran into the same things you did - either rusted out, lots of miles or both.  Wife finally convinced me to go into payments for what I (she) wanted so I have an 09 Ram 1500 CC.  In Detonator Yellow of course.  That's to replace the 09 Ram she talked me into trading years ago.

I do love the looks of the El Camino, they didn't make many that weren't pretty.  And they do the job for most people.  Would have worked for me if it wasn't for Papa's co-pilot.  Oh and the wife's big-@$$ dog.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Where did that TDodge7 guy go?
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:35:51 AM »
That's a sharp looking "El".  When I was looking for a truck recently, I saw several really nice looking Caminos for sale.  Very tempting, but I needed the extra cab/back seat as well.  I had a '64 El Camino in the 80's, it was great fun.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Where did that TDodge7 guy go?
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:45:19 AM »
Good to see you back.  Nice looking RD.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Still Alive and Kickin'?
« on: October 23, 2017, 04:31:43 AM »
I still hang out here even though I passed the '96 to my brother.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:53:03 AM »
Got the power running boards installed last week.  After some research, I went with the AMP Research.  Apparently they invented the things, and license it to Ford, Lincoln, etc.  Can't say enough about them so far.  Took a small trip out to Augusta, and the wife had no issues getting in and out.  They drop down to a nice mid point between ground and truck.  She says it's easier to climb than the stairs to the house.  Obviously I can't speak to longevity, but AMP has a good warranty, and seems to be responsive to issues.  Hopefully I won't need to find out.

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Stablemates / Re: Plus One Syndrome
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:44:48 AM »
Glad you like it.  Never did any major mods to my 11s, they always seemed to be fine stock.

I just spent almost a month (ok, pretty much weekends only) putting new tires on the 13.  Couldn't get the rear tire off myself, so had to take it to a shop.  Then the brake caliper bolts were frozen, then the aftermarket pads wouldn't fit...  during all that, we had the big storm scare, so that took some time.  But, it's finally back together and ready.  So what do I do?  Dive my big yellow truck to work.   yaaaah3   Man I love the big Dodge. 

Still, I've got the 13 back together, I'm probably going to put it up on CL this week and see if I can sell or trade it for something else.  Just can't seem to get comfortable on the bike.

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Stablemates / Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:51:04 AM »
Just saw the VFR1200 at Honda yesterday.  It was a 2010 with side bags for $7k.  I have to admit, I liked the feel of it, but don't think I'd buy one.  I've always liked the earlier VFRs.  My favorite bike so far is still the late model ST1100.  If I could find an ABS model for a decent price...

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Stablemates / Re: The 650's Get a Peculiar Friend
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:32:26 AM »
I seriously looked at the Smart Car a few years ago as an option to commuting in my old Ram.  The crash ratings are far better than expected, and I agree with you that they're far roomier than I expected.  Acceleration is what I expected, but what I couldn't stand was the transmission.  An automatic that shifts like someone who's just learning a manual is annoying.  The gap between changing gears is huge.  For the price of the car at the time, it just wasn't worth it.  Ended up trading the Ram for the Mazda.

I understand Smart is fixing the trans for the latest versions.  I know, not an electric, but I imagine it's the same car except for the drivetrain.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: More Fun with Fuel....
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:26:49 AM »
Whenever I get a "new" vehicle (way too often when it comes to bikes), I try out all the fuels.  I try to run 4-5 tanks of each, and see how it runs and if there's any difference in mpg.  Then I go with what works best.  My Mazda gained .5 mpg with mid, nothing with super, so I went back to regular.  My old Dakota OTH, much preferred mid.  About a 1.5 mpg gain, and it ran much smoother.  The wife's Edge doesn't seem to care, and so far I've only run a single tank through the Ram.

My 96 NH (bless her) ran on pretty much anything from super to the unknown brand at gas stations in tiny towns on country back roads.  Never a complaint.  The ST13, runs on premium, 91 or better.  The Voyager seems to like ATV gas - sold around here at one place - the kind with no ethanol.  But she'll run on anything as well.  As soon as the ST is back on her...wheels, the search begins for a replacement.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:36:22 AM »



I'm looking at the power running boards as they drop down farther and out more.

I understand that those can be problematic, as they have a tendency to malfunction and get stuck up or down. My friend struggled for some time with the ones on his Navigator before he was able to get them working. In his case, it was jammed by road grime.

That's always a possibility with anything mechanical like that, but it's one of the tings to keep the wife happy.  She has knee and back issues. She loves riding on the truck, but getting in and out... The running boards on my previous Ram were ok at best, but that was years ago.  So, I'll give them a try and see.

If I had a place to put the pics, I'd post a couple. 

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:25:05 AM »

Not until I get the spray on liner pants recommended. Running boards are also on the hot list...thought it's fun watching 5'2" SOQS crawl up into the cab.

I know how that goes, I'm looking at the power running boards as they drop down farther and out more.  When I had my last Ram, the running boards were nice, but were too high to be really useful.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 06, 2017, 05:03:09 AM »
Nice looking truck.  I liked the newer Silverado/Sierra, but couldn't afford one.  Just yesterday I picked up an 09 Ram 1500.  In Yellow of course.

I've had a number of people tell me I could have bought a mini van or SUV/CUV and just use a trailer.  I suppose I could, we have a Ford Edge, and it's good for around 3500lbs towing, but there's something about owning/driving a truck...

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Time to sell....regretflly
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:02:20 AM »
You ride when you can.  I was out of it for years while on Active Duty.  If I hadn't had kids, I could have ridden some great bikes of the world, but as usual, another great adventure ruined by adult responsibilities. :(

Maybe you need to find a shorter bike.  I seriously considered the Magna before I bought my first NightHawk.

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Time to sell....regretflly
« on: August 29, 2017, 05:31:35 AM »
Beautiful bike, but I know what you mean.  Last time I rode the 96, I felt like my legs were WAY too high.  Wish there was an easy way to re-position the pegs.

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: August 21, 2017, 08:25:48 AM »
Yeah, I saw on the news, that we have between 500 and 700k people showing up in the area for the eclipse.  Didn't realize we're in one of the areas were it'll last the longest.  I'm going to try to get home by then, but we'll see how work goes.

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:42:39 AM »
I've ridden the Voyager to work the last couple days.  Forgot how good the wind protection is on that thing, it's almost too hot to ride.  The bike definitely doesn't meed much mechanically, still runs smooth and pretty quick for a big touring rig.  Needs some cosmetic help is all.

Yeah, we're right in the middle of it -  there are parties all over the place here and lots of people taking Monday off.  I'll be at work as usual - got to save the days off for the doc appointments and such.

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:49:27 AM »
I wish.  The ST site has a couple of rides set up to watch the eclipse from different locations.  Unfortunately, my wife has health issues, and for the most part, the only riding I get anymore is back and forth to work.  Considering selling the bikes as they're hardly getting any miles.  I originally traded a Concours for the Voyager, hoping it would enable her to ride, but that hasn't happened, and doesn't look promising.

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:42:53 PM »
Yeah, some good natured ribbing, but what can I say, I like yellow.



But, in my old age, I like having wind protection and carrying capacity.  I have an 03 ST1300A (in ugly silver/gray) and a 95 Voyager.  The Voyager is kind of ugly - some cracked plastics and torn seat, but is very comfortable, gets decent mileage and handles pretty good.  The ST is fast and fairly comfortable, but I think I preferred the ST1100.




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