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Offline Bankerdanny

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What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« on: May 11, 2011, 03:17:50 pm »
Since a thread was started about 750's, which promptly brought up the questions (1) why isn't this a poll (2) what if you have a big bore 750 and (3) what about 550's. I thought I would put up a poll covering all these options. Have at it.

Feel free to add a comment with a picture of the bike you rode. I'll add mine after I actually ride my stage.
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 04:23:31 pm »
Rode my CB750K8 650 miles which is currently sporting a CB750F3 engine while the K8 waits to be "Freshened up".
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 07:54:57 pm »
Since a thread was started about 750's, which promptly brought up the questions (1) why isn't this a poll (2) what if you have a big bore 750 and (3) what about 550's. I thought I would put up a poll covering all these options. Have at it.

Feel free to add a comment with a picture of the bike you rode. I'll add mine after I actually ride my stage.
What about 350's, 400's, 500's, and 650's???

PS My bike is an 836. See my avatar. ;)

edit: I see you included the "little" bikes in the poll..
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 07:57:54 pm by scottly »
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 08:52:54 pm »
I tried to cover all the bases. If there are big bore kits for the non 750 bikes I apologize for excluding you.
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 09:23:29 pm »
I rode a loaner bike for over 2100 miles. CB650 is one helluva good guy!
As of today 3/13/2012 my original owner 75 CB750F has made it through 3 wives, er EX-wives. Free at last.  ;-)

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 09:48:55 am »
I see lots of views, but only 19 responses. Have there really been only 19 bikes for all these states and miles? It sure seems like the total should be higher.
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 10:48:10 am »
Let's see, according to this poll so far, almost 14% of respondents found the 750s were inadequate in stock form and needed help in the engine displacement area.

Whereas, the rest of the SOHC4s work fine just as Honda intended.  8)



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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 09:26:30 pm »
Let's see, according to this poll so far, almost 14% of respondents found the 750s were inadequate in stock form and needed help in the engine displacement area.

Whereas, the rest of the SOHC4s work fine just as Honda intended.  8)



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That is a matter of interpretation; the way I read it is that "almost 14%" of respondents have found that their SOHC4's performance could be significantly improved over the original design, and still be reliable. ;)   
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 10:25:44 am »
My 836 got 50-60mpg. That's better than a lot of the people on stock bikes that I talked to.  :o

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 01:57:52 pm »
I'll be riding my original CB750K3 (over 70k) with a fresh top-end including valves from a low-mileage K1. My back up is my brother-in-laws K4 with an 836-kit, and my next option is the ratty- but runs like a top - K0 that I acquired a few weeks ago. My summer is full so I hope the relay gets to Wisconsin for the meet up with Ken at CYCLE-X............maybe we will all have improved motors by the next day???
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 02:13:58 pm »
Very impressive Radam. I only get mid 40's from my 550.
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 06:28:54 pm »
I rode my 77 CB750A Hondamatic (maybe the only one in the relay?) and I got 40 miles per gallon. Better then I thought it would do.

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 05:23:44 am »
There was another 750A. I had to bring a battery to him because he broke down. You can find pics of it in the riders log.

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 06:35:11 am »
I rode my stock (well, it has a little Mike Rieck headwork) 1977 cb750f.  I got around 40 mpg.  when riding at a "reasonalble" speed last weekend, I got about 50.
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2011, 06:48:41 am »
Bankerdanny, you didn't leave a choice for something other than a SOHC/4.  It might be an interesting bit of info to see in your poll.

I'll be riding my CB500, but like you I'll post after I ride, just in case.

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2011, 08:03:00 am »
Yes, I should have included an option for "other". I should have had a separate choice for the 750A too.

Edit: OK, I have added both of those to the poll. 05c05, I assume that you already checked off the regular CB750 option., unfortunately I can't edit the totals.

Don R: you need to have Bud vote he would actually get 2 since he rode both his CB750 and the Goldwing. He might be the only participant who rode 2 different bikes.
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2011, 09:20:00 pm »
I rode a Cb750K3 one day and a CB400f the next day-poll only lets me check one...Larry

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2011, 06:40:37 am »
Yes, that is a limitation of the system, there is nothing I can do to allow multiple votes
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2011, 11:55:38 am »
So there's no issue with bikes other than the sohc4's riding along? I haven't brought it up since my project has been on the back burner going on 6 years now and didn't want to be shut out.....  at least my 'other' bike is a 750 Honda inline 4  ;)   
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2011, 11:59:35 am »
My 836 got 50-60mpg. That's better than a lot of the people on stock bikes that I talked to.  :o

Your not supposed to include the miles you push it. ;D
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2011, 12:04:39 pm »
So there's no issue with bikes other than the sohc4's riding along? I haven't brought it up since my project has been on the back burner going on 6 years now and didn't want to be shut out.....  at least my 'other' bike is a 750 Honda inline 4  ;)
I believe, to maintain the integrity of the relay, that Godzilla should only be carried by SOHC Hondas. You can ride along but you will be farted at. ;D
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2011, 08:05:09 pm »
My 836 got 50-60mpg. That's better than a lot of the people on stock bikes that I talked to.  :o

Your not supposed to include the miles you push it. ;D

I also got an average of 55 MPG on the relay with my 836, and that does not include any FEET I pushed my bike during parking maneuvers. ;)
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2011, 05:13:33 am »
Scottly, some people are just jealous. ;)

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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
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Re: What Are You Riding for the Relay?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2011, 07:44:13 am »
I rode my '72 CB500Four.  Could be the only one in the world decked out with a complete Vetter touring package.  It carried me for a total of 2195.1 miles on the Michigan leg and coming home around the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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