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I guess mediocrity was a strong term.  But I've seen one extreme, and the other.  The GS1200 is an excellent bike, but it is most assuredly NOT a dual sport motorcycle.  Putting 80/20 tires on that bike is taking a chance, big time.

I think it all depends on what anyone wants in the bike.  Like Tim, the FJR is close enough to perfect for me.  When I'm riding cross country, sometimes on 500+ mile days, I wish for a little more leg room and a little less forward hand controls.  But on the twisties days, it's all worth it and after a cold beer in the evening, I usually forget about that anyway.    whoohoo1
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De-tuned Ninga 1000 motor that is bullet proof.


Hmmm...where have I heard that before?  hmmmm2


Oh yeah -- on the Concours. Only one of the most successful marques in Kawasaki's history. I like the Versys 1000LT suggestion.
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Do-it-all is a relative term.  For me, the FJR is a do-it-all bike because of how I ride and I certainly don't think it is mediocre.  I don't feel the need to run the FJR without luggage even.  I don't have the slightest desire for a second or different bike. 

I'd go demo one of these.  My perceptions could be all wrong.  I'd like to take the new Goldwing out for a spin too.


Tim, I can't even picture you on a different bike, to me it's like Yamaha called you up one day and asked exactly what you would want and they built the bike to your specs.


While the FJR may be a do-it-all for you it is definitely a sport touring bike in the classic sense.  Not some odd combination of like the Tracer or even the Versys.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« Last post by mollusc on December 05, 2017, 08:07:02 AM »
Are the slides hanging up inside?
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« Last post by Cbb129 on December 05, 2017, 07:41:42 AM »
Yeah, it's possible that the carb cleaner may have missed something on your leak test.  I've always used starter fluid since I know what it'll do to the engine.  Some brands of carb cleaner might not give you the RPM rise you expect.  You could always squirt a bit down the intake to see what it does.

You might try a carb sync if you haven't done one since you pulled them off last. 

Do you notice any change in the hangup as the bike warms up?

It actually gets worse the warmer the engine is.  Revs fine when cold, but once she warms up the hang at 3k shows up.  It's only for 2-3 seconds, then she settles down to idle. 
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« Last post by MrF on December 04, 2017, 07:59:40 PM »
Yeah, it's possible that the carb cleaner may have missed something on your leak test.  I've always used starter fluid since I know what it'll do to the engine.  Some brands of carb cleaner might not give you the RPM rise you expect.  You could always squirt a bit down the intake to see what it does.

You might try a carb sync if you haven't done one since you pulled them off last. 

Do you notice any change in the hangup as the bike warms up?
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« Last post by Cbb129 on December 04, 2017, 07:13:23 PM »
Well, you’ve covered just about everything I would have.  I didn’t mean to be too pedantic... it’s hard to tell someone’s experience level over the internet.

Have you checked float height?  If they’re not adjustable, have you checked them for leaks?


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No worries man, I appreciate the input.  I checked the floats and everything internal when I tore the carbs down.  Only thing I can think of is that the rubber where they mount to the cylinder is old as they're original and there may be a very slight leak somewhere.  There is an available reproduction set you can get for $50. 
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« Last post by MrF on December 04, 2017, 06:44:07 PM »
Well, you’ve covered just about everything I would have.  I didn’t mean to be too pedantic... it’s hard to tell someone’s experience level over the internet.

Have you checked float height?  If they’re not adjustable, have you checked them for leaks?


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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Last post by Dan on December 04, 2017, 02:40:36 PM »
I don't know... how much does it cost to add onto a garage?

You need another zero.


Like this, $05,000?  :naughty:
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Last post by DesignFlaw06 on December 04, 2017, 02:11:27 PM »
I don't know... how much does it cost to add onto a garage?

You need another zero.
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