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Mike that piece you made Galvanized Steel ?
 

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Mike:
Do you use a bamboo stick, piece of string and a bent paper clip when you go fishing? :)
 

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Mike:
Do you use a bamboo stick, piece of string and a bent paper clip when you go fishing? :)
I have to assume the implication is that I'm cheap?
 

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What I don't like about the CB300FA.
Now that I put 1300 km on it and got used to a little bit, I can say I really don't like how the engine screams above about 7500 RPM.
I like quiet bikes. When a GoldWing goes by, I hear angels singing :). My Vespa GTS300 was a very quiet bike, even at highway speeds (well,
the engine; there was a roar from the air turbulences from the windshield, but when I tucked behind the windshield, it was fairly quiet).
This engine screaming gets kinda lost on the highway at 70mph, but on normal streets it's very noticeable. Fortunately, for most riding there is no
need to tap those RPMs. When a quick…er acceleration is needed, however, there is no choice but to go into the obnoxious noise region.
Also, there could be more leg space for my 6'2" frame (32 inch inseam).
Oh, one more thing: as I like using panniers, I would prefer the plastic side panels flanking the pillion seat be parallel to the bike frame. Honda
designed them in a "V" shape, wide in the front and getting narrower towards the back (see the attached picture). This unfortunate design pushes
the front of the panniers out, away from the bike. Not only it looks weird - like they are spreading their legs, but it's not as aerodynamic. I'd like
the nice look of the bike be functional, as well.
Otherwise, it's a fantastic bike and at lower RPMs it sounds great.
Sounds like you're the prime candidatefor a sprocket change!
1st gear becomes more usable, and 7k rpm no longer is around 70mph, but 80mph; or at 70mph the bike does just over 6k rpm.

The teardrop shape is actually more aerodynamic than a forward pointing triangle.
Nature teaches us this in a drop of water, falling, is rounded in the direction it's traveling to (bottom most of the time), and pointy in the opposite direction (top).
Supposedly smaller people (like asians), can put their legs behind the curves, while with straght sides your legs are sticking out.
My legs, 34-35 inseam, are sticking out badly on a cb300f...
 

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Sounds like you're the prime candidatefor a sprocket change!
1st gear becomes more usable, and 7k rpm no longer is around 70mph, but 80mph; or at 70mph the bike does just over 6k rpm.
I'm not worried about the noise above 70mph since I don't go that far very often and if I do the noise gets masked by other noises. Personally, I don't
have an issue with the 1st gear not being usable. The engine screaming is the most noticeable when I want to accelerate quickly. I'm not sure a different sprocket would help. Anyway, I'm not such a technical type of guy to play with sprockets.
 

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I have to assume the implication is that I'm cheap?
Even if they ARE implying that, what they really should mean is that you are not so self-absorbed in your motorcycle that you care about your rad guard enough to overpay exorbitant amounts of money. Seriously? 150$ for a rad guard?

Mike your idea is genius.

I like you because I know you can actually ride your bike well. If you couldn't you would only worry about your image and how fancy your accessories are.

This does also make me laugh when I look at the design of my bike and the fact that I rip pretty hard with not a single bent fin on my rad. with no protection. A rad guard is not a necessity by any means

http://www.kawiforums.com/attachmen...s-08-triumph-speed-triple-1050-1108081350.jpg
 

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obviously the use-whats-useful [also a bruce lee quote]
fishing rod implication is that motomike must be
efficient, effective, creative, and capable of
solving problems using his own brain
and functional intellect..

zen in action..
 

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those 'plastic side panels' extend outwards so as to
take the impact of a side drop, should forces
extend beyond initial footpegs contact..

if you want something to dislike about this
excellent motorcycle, start with the horn..
ie, as a functional self defense and warning
device it has been diluted by noise pollution
etc considerations..

get any good effective aftermarket horn..

and the changed horn and indicator buttons
are less ergonomically sound thus less
effective[!]

and of course the poor muffler, which is
a catalytic converter in disguise..
overweight anti-design..
 

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and of course the poor muffler, which is
a catalytic converter in disguise..
overweight anti-design..
I thought the muffler was genius! About as small as you can get it to be!
Where is it overweight?
I'm sure you can remove some of the catalytic converter sponge material, but by law it has to be there, for emission's sake.
 

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I thought the muffler was genius! About as small as you can get it to be!
Where is it overweight?
I'm sure you can remove some of the catalytic converter sponge material, but by law it has to be there, for emission's sake.
Everywhere
 

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Certainly the mirrors. As has been stated, if you're tall (I'm 6') then it's hard to see past your elbows. Gonna scope around on here some more and see what others have found to fix this. I have also noticed the last bar of the fuel gauge thing. I just pull it upright when refueling and that has helped. Personally, I like the look of the exhaust.
 

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Michael...What year/model Vespa did you have????
 

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To many irons in the fire MeeLee....:)
 

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Lol, I was like "wot?", until I realized i posted in the cbr300 forum, and not the FZ-07 one.
Are they nice folk on the FZ-07 forum or do they tell you to stop talking about it and just buy one like we do! Ha ha :laugh::D
 
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