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  Changing Gear - Speed/RPM advise
Posted by: CyberAdviser - 28-08-2018, 03:59 PM - Forum: General Nattering - Replies (6)

Lo all,

To you this may sound like a stupid question however, to someone who has been driving cars for over 30 years and new to biking I think its valid.

So, being new to biking I'm very conscious that bikes rev significantly higher than cars do, if I drove my car at the same RPM as my bike i'd be waiting for it to explode. Riding my 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sport (manual variant) I feel like I should be changing up from 1st gear almost straight away then 3rd at about 30mph and 4th at about 40 (urban riding) however, 30mph in 3rd is too slow and the bike starts labouring, similarly at 40 if in 4th. I think i should be sitting in gear until about 3500-4500 rpm which when in 2nd and driving around town is alien to me but probably right, is this right? Hope my ramblings make sense, new biker syndrome.

Many thanks in advance.

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  Trip to Japan - ideas
Posted by: matarm - 10-08-2018, 01:25 PM - Forum: General Nattering - Replies (2)

Hi, I'm off to tokyo in a week or so and wondered if any members had recommendations for places to visit, looking at the Honda museum but also thinking anything interesting, bike shops etc?
Any and all suggestions welcome, would really like to trawl through some breakers but don't think my wife will quite be up for that.......
thanks in advance,

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  New member - old Honda rider
Posted by: matarm - 08-08-2018, 01:28 PM - Forum: Introduce yourself here - Replies (7)

Hi, thought it about time to join and say Hi,.
Im Matt, have been riding Hondas since i was 12 years old and now at 50 think I am committed enough to join.....

Started on a C50 reg RNG 48M which my father gave me and used as a field bike then bought my first road bike at 16, SS50 OVG 48M. 
Progressed by way of other makes to a CB125s then a XL125s. After passing my test a couple of Suzuki TS 250s then a Honda CB750FA, CPW315Y.

Fast forward to now and i have a 93 CB1000 Big One and just aquired a 72 SL350k2 (import) to restore so will be asking for lots of advice im sure over the coming months.

Anyway, hi everyone.

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  new member
Posted by: dougie - 23-07-2018, 08:26 PM - Forum: Introduce yourself here - Replies (5)

Hi people im 56 years old and have had over 40 bikes , mostly honda Big Grin  over the 40 years of biking. i live in northumberland uk.
i could list the bikes but it would be a long list of manufacturers, not all japanese

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Smile new member
Posted by: highway patrol - 21-07-2018, 04:17 PM - Forum: Introduce yourself here - Replies (4)

Hi all i am a new member and ride a Ex Police Honda Deauville 03 Plate bike will  post photos later.

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Posted by: olliesme - 16-07-2018, 07:45 PM - Forum: Branch news - No Replies

A great day out on an impromptu mystery ride out organised by Phil.
No set plan but visited the Ponderosa, Llangollen, Bala, Ffestiniog and Betws y coed. 8 bikes plus a Harley, no discrimination at our club!
On route we found some great roads, one or two more by accident than intent, thanks to Phil's getting a bit lost. At least Malc got us back on track otherwise we'd have been in Birkenhead!.
Big thanks to Paul our Harley man for buying us with ice creams at Bala. It's surprising what a 99 can do!
A great day out in good company.
Only drawback was I missed my siesta.
How the miles fly by when your enjoying yourselves, only 212 miles.
Don't worry about the name guys, it,s me David Rhodes

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  Hey, I'm Chris
Posted by: ChrisCB400N - 15-06-2018, 02:51 PM - Forum: Introduce yourself here - Replies (12)

I'm British and live in Osnabrueck,  North Germany. I've recently retired, so at the beginning of May, I bought a 1981 CB 400 N. According to the registration, it was born (?) with 43 bhp, but I'm guessing that some of the hp's have left the paddock for greener grass elsewhere. Maybe I can get some back, maybe not, we shall see....

The bike itself is flying its original (metallic-red) colours and trim, obviously some scratches, a couple of tiny dents but on the  whole, it's in a very honest condition. The previous (74 y.o.) owner had renewed the tyres, had the wheels custom painted (black with a red stripe) and I'm measuring  almost new brake disks (5mm): unfortunately he suffered a back/neck problem which after surgery meant - no more biking for him....

Im not planning much for 2018 - probably just day rides and weekend tours as I need to get used to the bike properly and sort a few things out. I've previously owned a couple of Beemers (Bombadier - F650's), the first was stolen in Bulgaria, the second managed 80,000 km in a year travelling to the very edges of the world  OZ, NZ, USA and Canada.

I chose the Honda for a tour I'm planning in 2019 - starting off from Germany and traveling through France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and then over to Morocco for further adventures - about 3-4 months in all and I felt I needed a bike that #1, wouldn't invite immediate thievery and #2, I could work on along the way - no complications; no cat, no injection and no computer. Will I blog it ? - still thinking about that....

What I'm hoping to gain from HOC membership ? Certainly some touring/ technical advice and maybe some pointing in the right direction for sourcing parts. I'm certainly willing to give my  advice on long distance touring/touring to the very edges of the world (see above), touring in Germany and anything else I can.

Blue Skies to all...


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Posted by: swanny3339 - 14-06-2018, 12:07 PM - Forum: Introduce yourself here - Replies (4)

I,m an old boy who has never grown up, and have had bikes most of my life

First bike was a Honda SS50 (5 speed) which I ran into the ground traveling to work

Next bike after a long break was a brand new Kawasaki AR125 , which was used to pass the test, and then restored to full power (great fun)

Then came a brand new Yamaha RD350YPVS which was stolen and never recovered (very sad day)

Next came a Kawasaki GPX750R . This was sold when my first child arrived

Then I had a big break, and got myself a ZXR636R (carb version) , I sold this two years later for more than I paid for it as it was mint condition

Then another break and the Honda NC30 (1989) and Honda NSR125R (2001) are now my play things..

I think these will be my last bikes , but you never know ...............

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  Is this HONDA KARMA?
Posted by: Moss - 12-06-2018, 08:59 AM - Forum: General Nattering - Replies (3)

Not sure this is the correct site for me?  is this the old Honda Karma Site? or just a Honda Motorcycle Site?

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  Forum is now open
Posted by: alan sh - 11-06-2018, 02:49 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (4)

All data transferred over.

Have fun


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