My bike I just road for the 1st time Sunday. What a long wait its been — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

My bike I just road for the 1st time Sunday!!! What a long wait its been!

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  • Is it a 2001 model Judy Matthews?

  • yes it is Wanda....Its my first street bike....I am in love..lol!!

  • Nice ride

In a little over 7 weeks we will begin our longest motorcycle vacation yet — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

In a little over 7 weeks, we will begin our longest motorcycle vacation yet. Leaving Spartanburg, SC. Head to the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take Skyline Drive in Virginia. Have 1 day in DC to see the memorials & the air& space museum. Go back to Skyline and head to the south end of the Parkway- stopping at The Snake, hwy 421, in North Carolina. Stay in Cherokee, taking a spin on Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway. Then swing through Highlands NC on the way back home. 8 nights, 9 days of peace & quiet. Lots of miles, lots of beautiful scenery! I can't wait! :-D

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  • Yeah, I cringe and cancel plans if I can't get an employee rate. Lol I have been spoiled in the last 8 years of working for this company. :-)

  • Enjoy! I live in Boone, NC, so I have ridden almost your entire route...just not all at once! LOL! Hope the weather holds out for you! Ride safe!

  • Blair- our first stop is Boone! You have a beautiful town that you live in! We have rain gear but it sure makes a more pleasant ride when the weather holds! ;-)

Good evening mga sir need advice lang ko kaka 500km palang ng xr ko anong... — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

Good evening mga sir, need advice lang ko, kaka 500km palang ng xr ko anong magandang oil na pwedi sa 1st change oil ko? Thanks

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  • mobil yong magandang klase

  • Honda Oil ka muna sir hanggang matapos mo break-in period, saka ka na mag change pagkatapos..

  • Honda oil ka muna :)

Buying XR 125 tools. The one that comes with the bike — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

Buying XR 125 tools. The one that comes with the bike.

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  • kayo po ang nag fabricate nyan, very usefull po. yun pong ginagamit ko mas maiksi po pwede ilagay sa pouch na tool bag

  • Okay so apat na pirasong tools ang nakikita ko dito..dalawa pang sikwat, isang air pump (red) and isang pangtanggal ng pito. Ang kulang na lang ay yung pam patch na nabibili din.

  • Wait akong makita din ang tools ni Marvin baka mura lang.

Aloha Mga ka XR Ano po ba suggest niyo gamitin para mabawasan ang fading at... — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

Aloha! Mga ka-XR... Ano po ba suggest niyo gamitin para mabawasan ang fading at matago ang gasgas ng plastic ng mot2 natin? Sinubukan ko na po ang turtle wax.

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  • ung tangke ng xr ko my fade n sa maong ata un d q mtanggal bdtrp mg2mos. plng e

  • ako din may blemishes

  • Hindi po wax ang vs1 at armorall...cleaners po sila..iba ang wax..sa akin kintab pa at almost 1 year na..upload ako ha..

hey im having trouble holding a low idle it is very inconsistant I think I... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

hey im having trouble holding a low idle, it is very inconsistant. I think I also may have a sticky throttle. anyone have any suggestions?

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  • if you could do with a new set if grips it doesn't hurt to slice the old ones off and clean all the crap out of throttle assembly and out new grips on. be careful if you use grip glue though.

  • yeah I will my grips are trash anyway, I use hairspray to mount my grips. its holds tight but still able to get them off when you want

  • Also I've found making sure the routing of the cable around the head stem is another cause. Remove the top off the carb where the cable enters the carb and place a few drips of machine oil down the cable while working the throttle it should help lube the elbow joint.

Oliver Gröger added 27 photos to Greece Pfingsten 2014 in Honda CrossTourer Group Forum. — Honda CrossTourer Forum Forum

My trip through Greece in June 2014. The first week I travelled Greece alone. On 13th of June my son came to Greece via airplane and we travelled together in the second week. It was real fun and I had the chance to visit ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ ΚΑΖΑΚΛΗΣ in his marvelous shop in Athens. If you ever go to Athens with your Motorbike, be sure to visit Stelios. He's a true God with engines and especially Motorbikes!

I took some videos with my helmet camera. When they are ready I'll post some of them too.

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Photos from Tweak A Moffitt's post — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

The beginning of making my bike flat black next is the tank.

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  • That is Beautiful!!!!

  • Ready for road trip a few summers ago. She looks the same now except I swapped exhaust and hence the missing chrome piece is no longer missing now :)

  • Nice

Ok so instead of going through a lot of work I decided to take pics and use the... — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

Ok so instead of going through a lot of work I decided to take pics and use the program"paint" to"paint" my bike This is a very rough draft but it gives me a good view of the finished product. The strip will be flat black

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  • Ya im replacing the rears with cafe 11inch shocks . So the whole bike is lowered . Inch in rear and 3/4 in the front . Also put a 110/70/18 and 130/70/16 instead of the 90s series sidewall

  • very cool, i think the major benefit the magna has with the build process is the duel shocks, there is much more aftermarket support for replacements or modifications than the sabre's unishock provides

  • But the magna dosent have a flat frame on top

Urgent Anybody in the Glasgow or Troon are able to help just now Off the boat... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Urgent. Anybody in the Glasgow or Troon are able to help just now. Off the boat and filled up at Kilmarnock and bike is making some serious ticking. Manual Tensioners, but sounds like they need adjusted. Anybody got a few spanners they could bring along. On hold to recovery at moment. 19:05 BP station, Kilmarnock services.

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  • Nigel, is there a way for measuring the clearance? Sending it from Holland is to expensive to find out that it doesn't fit.

  • And as far as I remember, I have more than one spare.

  • Need to use plastigauge to check clearances but need caps in situ to do so. May have one from Martin Wood, that is closest so far!.

My aero is due for some new tires and was wondering what website I should use... — Honda Shadow Aero

My aero is due for some new tires and was wondering what website I should use to find some white walls

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  • Amazon i fold mines there

  • I've used www.bikebandit.com

    I think www.Jafrum.com (the leather guys) is clearing some out.

  • Ridedirect.com

Hello I just came back from a little trip with my 98 rebel Is it just me or is... — Honda Rebel Riders

Hello, I just came back from a little trip with my 98' rebel. Is it just me or is it hard to take curves with the rebel? I had to take them very slowly... And the pressure in the wheels is ok. Any ideas?

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  • It has a 4-5 gal tank stereo hook up with speakers mawpaw forwards hard bags with integrated turn signals back rest with integrated brake lights blue LEDs under tank. Has highway bar with running lights windshield and still have all original parts and 5 helmets and riding appereal.

  • Sounds amazing. :D

  • my 450 rebel is the best bike i've ever riden on the twisty's

— HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

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  • sir Carl Galvan kung gusto mong subukan yan.. try sa medyo paakyat na area kasi baguhan ka paman..

  • Db mas mhrap sir pag paakyat?

  • Oo mahirap pag paakyat mas madali pag diretso lng tpos may rampahan kesa sa paakyat

Anyone want to play tag All you have to do is find a place and take a pic of... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

Anyone want to play tag? All you have to do is find a place and take a pic of what someone else wants to see with your bike and post it. For example, if someone tags "bike next to lake", ride out to a lake and take a pic with your bike next to the lake. You cannot do your own tags and the first person to complete the tag gets to decide where they want to see the next tag. I will start the first tag-BIKE NEXT TO LAKE. Now the first person who post their bike next to the lake will also post where they want to see next tag! Have fun and be safe!

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  • "Bike next to Lake" near Holly Springs, MS

  • Randy- Good Job! Now you make the next tag (destination) for someone.

  • was too early before to remember name of lake. Chewalla Lake near Holly Springs, MS

  • Lake tomahawk.Ohio

Photos from Johnny Bear McFarlane's post — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

Just been playing with Ted, knowing that I'm gunna be running the unifilter foam pod, I was thinking of what to do with the standard air box.... I'm making it a toolbox, keeping it looking standard but utilize the box in a good way.. have i got the right idea or not? :)

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  • Be good to see the finished result.

  • Yeah use that piece as the lid with two nice copper old fashioned hinges?

  • Great Idea!

  • Is it done?

yung naka red na xr kanina na papuntang Jariels na bumusina sakin pasensya di... — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

yung naka red na xr kanina na papuntang Jariels na bumusina sakin, pasensya, di ako naka busina, concentrated ako sa pagkabisa ng clutch tsaka shift gear, 1st time ko lng po mag motor, buti naka rating ako dun at naka uwi ng maayos, salamat narin sa isang katrbaho ko na gumabay sakin, 40 lng takbo ko kasi pag lumampas ng 60 nakakatakot na

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  • Sir ano yung HSDC? and saan yun.

  • Honda Safety and Driving Center sa Honda Plant sa may Bicutan

  • Tga san ka pala sir David Lemos?

— HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

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  • Inalis nila ang tulay patawid ng ilog kaya ang mga motor ay sinasakay sa bangka p30 balikan ang bayad. Gusto kong balikan ang Mt. Daraitan with my sons para akyatin ang summit.

  • hmm

  • Guys kung nakikita nyo yung nissan patrol sa background..pabalik na yun galing sa brgy. Daraitan at tinawid nila ang ilog..meanung medyo mababaw sa banda dun..meaning kayang tawirin ng motor natin for a great adventure.

On a 750 aero has anyone used the progressive drop in springs My girls bike is... — Honda Shadow Aero

On a 750 aero has anyone used the progressive drop in springs. My girls bike is a 2006 and I don't think the fork oil has ever been changed. I can hold the front brake and with one hand push the front end way down with no resistance. Does she need new fork oil or is this how it is supposed to be? And are progressive springs worth the money? Thanks for any help.

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  • Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

  • I'm no expert but what you describe is not right. I suggest taking to a bike shop and have the shocks rebuilt.

  • My girl and I put in the new progressive springs yesterday, Replaced the oil, and you would not believe the difference!! "WOW" The bike doesn't do a nose dive on braking and sits up firm. Handling is like night and day, and the new springs soak up the small bumps like they are not even there. It also doesn't slam over the big bumps like a dump truck. It is now surefooted around corners, stands firm on braking and is 100% better than stock. I Highly recommended for all. It was a piece of cake to do. Jack the bike until wheel is off the ground, remove the handle bars and rest them on the tank with a towel under them, loosen the top pinch bolts, remove the fork caps, pull out the 2 spacers, 2 washers, and 2 springs. We siphoned out the old oil and replaced it with new 10w after letting the jack down to compress the forks. We filled it to 4 1/8 from the top on each fork with the new oil, jacked it back up, put new springs, washers, and marked and cut the spacers about 1/4 higher than the top of the forks and put the fork caps back on, tightened the pinch bolts, and done deal. It took about 1 1/2 hours to do it all.

    This is a great upgrade from stock.

    Hope this helps others out should they decide to go to new springs and oil. The 10w fork oil was around 11.00 bucks, and the new Progressive fork springs were 74,00 on Amazon.

    Ride safe.

  • I LOVE this upgrade!! ^^^ It handles so much better in curves, the ride is so much smoother. Not only is the ride so much better, the bike is higher in the front, the handlebar position is much more comfortable and the windshield is in a better position. Highly recommend this upgrade!!!!

Hi. Have been here a couple weeks and thought it was time to say hello — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Hi. Have been here a couple weeks and thought it was time to say hello.just bought an orange one(heard they were the fastest colour) and am just preparing it to use it for trackdays.Any advice welcome

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  • Don't fall off really fucks the bike!!! And welcome to the club mate

  • Most annoying things I found in my track days is front forks too plush and biggest problem is you can only lean halfway due to pegs scraping and lifting rear wheel off the ground!! Annoyed the shit out of me at Phillip island!

  • Paint it red that's 2 seconds easy!

Ok so I own a set of national cycle cruisliner hard bags for my 2000 Honda... — Honda Shadow Aero

Ok so. .. I own a set of national cycle cruisliner hard bags for my 2000 Honda shadow aero 1100. I had the bike on the kickstand on what apparently was not a flat enough ground and the bike fell over. I had it up again In two seconds flat And luckily the bike received NO damage!

But it came to rest on the hard bag. The bag is still fine but has some scratches on it. Question is there anything I can do to fix these scratches?

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  • I have used a little jb weld to fill the deep ones, just a pea size amount should be good, Then sand ,paint

  • They make a putty version of this .. works great

  • Thanks guys. I will definitely give that a try. Hopefully it comes out alright. I'll post picks when I'm done

yung dalawang kanasakubong ngayong araw na naka XR125l sa FTI and waterfun — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

yung dalawang kanasakubong ngayong araw na naka XR125l sa FTI and waterfun .. makabusina wagas ^_^

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  • Sto cristo?mukang malayu un bro dto sa amin..bantay kc aq ng shop bro d aq sure, san kaya npapabilang yung sto.cristo na lugar bro? Bocaue kaya,marilao, tabang,guiguinto?

  • San jose del monte lng bro

  • oo nga mga sir.. dapat may reply na busina lagi...

anyone know where I can find grips like this — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

anyone know where I can find grips like this?

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  • Handle grip cover lng yan bro, pag d lng gagamitin pra d masira rubber, wala pa ako nakitang mabibilan nyan pag meron paalam ko kaagad sayo

  • san mo galing ang picture na yan?

  • Meron kb nyan migo?

  • scott lang

  • Kano scott? May red?

— HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

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  • ah sa china lng pla inasemble matibay po tlaga ang honda in the name of 4 stroke, pro now ko lng nalaman n manufac in china

  • yung sa akin ata eh philippines...

  • China din pala sa akin^^

I m going to be getting my friends 85 Magna next month v42 and I was... — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

I'm going to be getting my friends 85 Magna next month (v42) and I was wondering if you guys had any tips on what I should replace/check first. I'm going to be doing a carb rebuild since it's been sitting over the winter and it won't start. Really excited to get this thing running and start riding!

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  • Some really good looking machines in this post. Makes my heart go pitter pat.

  • 83' v65 50K

  • I have an 83 also Tom and I'm currently fixing an 84 too sell

I ve noticed I have an. oil leak — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

I've noticed I have an.oil leak

Coming.from my cct

What would.cause this

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  • So if I mark where the nut.is

    Then I ca..undo it?

  • Mark it very carefully before loosening the locknut, measure the distance on the adjuster bolt as well just in case.

  • Ok.

    Time.to get out the vernier

— Honda Rancher Forum

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  • It pulls a vacuum when it gets hot and sucks it past the seals. I've been thinking about tapping it and putting in a fitting for a small tube. Basically venting it so it pulls in air and not water. But I think if I do that it's just going to make it worse when dust and dirt makes it way through the tube. We usually run about 35mph and hold it steady for while so that motor is getting pretty warm, and naturally EFIs run hot.

  • Pull shift.motor off seals bad. Put some gasket maker on it and it shouldnt anymore

  • I've changed them numerous times, I asked my shop if it was recalled and they said that's just it's nature....I'll try that gasket maker.

Photos from Elco Verhulst's post — Honda CrossTourer Forum Forum

Finally! Got it today, and love it already.

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  • Thx for the responses, my friends. You should know I have some lower back issues what the reason was to sell my VT1100C3.. After a small trip around the area I must say this is a perfect substitute. No back troubls. You were all right! You have to love this machine!

  • Is this a black edition or a new 2014 colour?

  • According to the documents it says Titanium Blade. Produced in 2014.

Im planning to visit sto cristo track at bulacan near SM fairview this... — HONDA XR125L and HONDA XR150L Community - Philippines

Im planning to visit sto.cristo track at bulacan (near SM fairview) this coming sunday :) who wants to go with me?? ^_^

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  • text kana lang Sir Mil Argawanon

  • roger...copy!

  • Kung gusto nyo sumama pwde tyong mag meet sa jt triumph beside sm fairview dun din kasi daan ntin at 9am