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It's just so beautiful and fast just sitting still.
Wow!!! We were twins before the ST, we could be twins after as well.


You put your feet on them. It ain't rocket science. I would love to take it for a short spin.
Glad you're diggin' the ST1300, EFINREF/Phil! Certainly a fine looking rig and has a lot of GO! I'm sure. If you play your cards right in Cody, WY next June, I'll take it for a ride and let you ride my '95 GL1500 Aspy for a while!:)
At this rate, I could make a fair living giving test rides:)
 

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Got to looking at the ST 1300 specs and it's nearly as fast in the quarter as my 919. That dude can fly.
Remember you want to make that S turn right after you get up to top speed and then have the BOYs to through it around just a little more.
 

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I think your assessment is right on the mark REF, and I don't want to steal your thi=under. 1st thing I did with mine was to put a Givi tgrunk and back pad on it, then replace that manky stock seat with a Corbin dual sport (heated) tour. Then I added a Throttlemeister (in hindsight I would have rather had the electronic cruise that is avilable from Australia, but didn't want to lay out another grand for it at the time). Then I put a marine audio system in the left fairing pocket and speakers mounted on the shelter in front of the empty grilles left over from the Pan Euro version (another mistake Honda made not offering a radio in North America). That made it just about perfect and I loved every poop eating grin per mile.
 

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I think your assessment is right on the mark REF, and I don't want to steal your thi=under. 1st thing I did with mine was to put a Givi tgrunk and back pad on it, then replace that manky stock seat with a Corbin dual sport (heated) tour. Then I added a Throttlemeister (in hindsight I would have rather had the electronic cruise that is avilable from Australia, but didn't want to lay out another grand for it at the time). Then I put a marine audio system in the left fairing pocket and speakers mounted on the shelter in front of the empty grilles left over from the Pan Euro version (another mistake Honda made not offering a radio in North America). That made it just about perfect and I loved every poop eating grin per mile.
Daryl, sounds like your ST morphed into a baby Goldwing. Only thing lacking was the reclining leather seat and the Teddy Bear. BTW, how you liking the motor drive on your Windbender?
 

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From a person who has a ST and has 88,000 miles on it I agree it's a great bike and has been easy to maintain. One of the first things I did when I bought it was put a Russel seat on it and have be happy every since. Of course it was the only bike that I ever got a speeding ticket on. Doing 75 in a 45 zone. Was splitting cars when the Highway Patrol (on a BMW) turned on his lights. After telling him my best jokes he only wrote me up for 60 in a 45.
I even chased down a Kaw Connie and a FJR on Hwy 50 in Utah doing 120 mph. They were hard to catch as I closed in they spead up.
The bad part about a ST is the tire life. I only get 6 or 7k on the rear and 9k on the front.
 

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Dan, PM your way
 

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As a new (2 weeks) wing owner and a 150,000 mile plus ST rider I have to add my bit. The ST's are just really good bikes - not up to par with new STuff in many ways, especially HP, but for 600 lb bikes they handle really well, more so with fork internals changed, and, like the wing they are bullet proof. One has 100k and one has 130 k miles. Let's hope I enjoy the wing nearly as much.
Way back in the thread it was said that the ST seat pushes you forward - I have the same issue on the 1500 - could it be that the 1500 seat foam is worn out at near to 100k miles, or is it normal?
 

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As a new (2 weeks) wing owner and a 150,000 mile plus ST rider I have to add my bit. The ST's are just really good bikes - not up to par with new STuff in many ways, especially HP, but for 600 lb bikes they handle really well, more so with fork internals changed, and, like the wing they are bullet proof. One has 100k and one has 130 k miles. Let's hope I enjoy the wing nearly as much.
Way back in the thread it was said that the ST seat pushes you forward - I have the same issue on the 1500 - could it be that the 1500 seat foam is worn out at near to 100k miles, or is it normal?
Yes that very well may be an issue, there are some guys who have them redone. Myself I subscribe to the purchase of a Hartco seat w/backrest ad all is good.

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Phil, what are you getting for fuel mileage? I'm looking at purchasing something to commute on. My Venture is as bad for fuel as the wing with sidecar, my Vulcan is a might light for interstate speeds but great for mpg
 

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I haven't ridden cousin jeff's '04 st 1300 but I have sat on it a few times. it seems to fit me well. jeff said the sargent seat made a big difference phil and he just installed a pensky shock last Thursday. I'm not relly looking but just finding info on the st 1300 and the fjr 1300
 

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Phil, what are you getting for fuel mileage? I'm looking at purchasing something to commute on. My Venture is as bad for fuel as the wing with sidecar, my Vulcan is a might light for interstate speeds but great for mpg
Bob, while I was in Ky I was averaging 48. That's pretty normal.



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I haven't ridden cousin jeff's '04 st 1300 but I have sat on it a few times. it seems to fit me well. jeff said the sargent seat made a big difference phil and he just installed a pensky shock last Thursday. I'm not relly looking but just finding info on the st 1300 and the fjr 1300

I am in the process of trading for an RDL. Hopefully that will do the trick.


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