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Old 10-26-2009, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The two parts that scream Honda are the rear taillights, the rear shocks, and the disk brake oil cup thingy on the handlebar. Everything else was fuzzy.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Other interesting features might include the fuel pump, as mentioned before, the integration of electronics and radiator overflow into the perceived fuel tank, the dual disc brake front wheel, some models were produced with a reverse gear in the transmission, since it was thought that due to size and weight, riders might not be able to move the hefty design easily backwards.

I'm not sure if this one has reverse or not, I'll have to check. Early models had kickstart and electric start. The 4 cylinder engine sits atop the manual transmission, rather than in front of it. The shaft drive was also a first for Japanese bikes, adapted from BMW's then-used design.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My mileage is down right now due to new tires. They're awesome in the rain and pretty comfortable even at elevated psi's, especially compared to the rock-hard, bald OEMs. But they knock a few MPGs off. Eh. New winter tires going on soon, that will probably put another blip on the chart. I just record them all, except the ones where I can't get an accurate mile/gallon reading.

Nice bike btw. As often happens Japan copies a good design and adds their own innovations.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
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For maintenance items and such, things that are part of normal routine, I would still record them.

I still wish it came w/ the bags/trunk/fairing. It had a Craig Vetter WindJammer fairing, nicely painted and with OE speakers. The guy wanted another $50 for it, and I didn't have it. The bags were taken by the "abondoning" owner about a year ago, right before he abandoned it. Same w/ the seat.
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Measuring can be a funny thing. Just about all we do related to fe modding is made or broken on measuring.

True you can record whatever you want. What you may have then is an incomplete data stream. Don't know how that helps.

Jah it is for your uses. But sometimes I'll look at someone else's fuel log to correlate with things they've said/claimed in a thread. Sometimes it can be revealing and help put things in context i.e. if they're making fe claims based on a 1 gallon top-up.

Eh, yet another thing that must be approached with skepticism i.e. you'd hope it's accurate and true but you can't know.
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Christ, I also believe that all data should be in the fuel log, but since you didn't put everything up (I do hope you're at least recording the 'haul' tanks somewhere), you're honest about it That's a plus.
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My take on fuel logs is they should be all or none. It ain't a contest where we win by picking out the "bad" entries.
Ditto. Everyone is going to have bad tanks here or there, thats life. If my wife drives my Paseo, it probably drops the mileage almost in half.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:30 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I throw out any tank where I spend considerable distance offroad, for my Jeep. By considerable, I mean better than 50, or whenever most of the time is spent in 4LO. That becomes more a fuel per hour measure than by mile. And I'm not sure the best way to value that.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Except for the opposed engine and gas tank, it looks like a Kawi KZ1000. Can't tell beyond that.

Anyhow, go ahead and post them. I post every tank, good, bad, or indifferent, for any reason. But then again, keeping a fuel log is for your own uses...
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yah, said "GL" as soon as I saw the pic

wow, kick starter and spokes (I'm a fan of both)

looks like a 1977 or earlier
http://motos.home.att.net/gl1000history.htm

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