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New Plaything [message #297928] Fri, 14 July 2017 15:00 Go to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Got this today Grin
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Re: New Plaything [message #297929 is a reply to message #297928] Fri, 14 July 2017 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yorkie is currently offline  Yorkie   United Kingdom
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954!!

You lucky bugger Grin

Same colour as mine was. I've regretted selling it from the moment it went.
Re: New Plaything [message #297931 is a reply to message #297929] Fri, 14 July 2017 21:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That looks sharp H Thumbs Up
Re: New Plaything [message #297933 is a reply to message #297931] Fri, 14 July 2017 22:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RWB929 is currently offline  RWB929   United Kingdom
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Nice, still like the 954 & 929
Re: New Plaything [message #297938 is a reply to message #297933] Sat, 15 July 2017 06:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Yorkie wrote on Fri, 14 July 2017 20:07
954!!

You lucky bugger Grin

Same colour as mine was. I've regretted selling it from the moment it went.
slaz wrote on Fri, 14 July 2017 21:14
That looks sharp H Thumbs Up
RWB929 wrote on Fri, 14 July 2017 22:01
Nice, still like the 954 & 929
Yeh, always wanted one found a good one, never gonna let it go Thumbs Up
Re: New Plaything [message #297941 is a reply to message #297928] Sat, 15 July 2017 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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(18) Geoff Duke
Please remove the tacky stickers and refit the OE screen and exhaust. Thank you. Wink

Also consider fitting some better crash protectors: those jobbies can shear the engine mount even during a very low speed spill. No Finger

For the rest a nice bike: just keep an eye on the charging system (like all period Honda's) and always remember the headstock bearing "recall" was actually not a recall at all but merely Honda trying to avoid lawsuits. Grin
Re: New Plaything [message #297942 is a reply to message #297941] Sat, 15 July 2017 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Hi Kak ,yes all those "extra" stickers will be coming off , they do spoil the look totally agree, its raining here in the north of England so wont be out on it today, but tomorrow.... Grin
Re: New Plaything [message #297958 is a reply to message #297942] Wed, 19 July 2017 00:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Agree with K (and yourself) with the stickers, it doesn't need them, 954 colour schemes iirc were all great as they rolled out of factory, nice buy Thumbs Up

As you'll know I have a 929 and very happy with it but know in my mind and not having ridden one that if it was a 954 it'd be just for that little bit better in a few areas compared to the already very flexible 929 from which it spawned. I guess that must be down to Honda engineers having 18 months to further hone an already outstanding bike that was the 929. While the 929 and 954 are not quite the fastest, the sharpist, not the best to tour with or commute they're possibly the best on the market then and still now was having good to high abilities in all those areas.

A 2005+ Blade is also flexible, faster etc but there's nowhere to put your sandwhitches and thats where it falls down flat.

brown envelope to usual address Mr Ike ;-)


So did you enjoy the ride Hero? Grin
Re: New Plaything [message #297959 is a reply to message #297958] Wed, 19 July 2017 00:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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K, I have the same R&G crash bungs on mine, I take your point about were they are mounted potentailly shearing an engine mount but not sure where alternative ones could possibly mount as the only other 929/954 alternative fixing points I've seen for crash bungs where to the fairing stays which wouldn't help much given they're too flexible. That said the last time I looked at the crash bung marketplace was probably 2006 as like Heros bike my 929 came with them fitted
Re: New Plaything [message #297960 is a reply to message #297958] Wed, 19 July 2017 06:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Hi Kermit, did enjoy the ride, it was so planted, only had to think of the bends and it was into them , and so light too, cant get used to the Datatool though, but I'll live with that, when the time comes and I cant ride anymore (hopefully a good few years away yet), I'll keep the bike as a Trophy Grin Grin Thumbs Up
Re: New Plaything [message #297963 is a reply to message #297960] Wed, 19 July 2017 12:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Good to hear, yes they feel 'safe' planted and not frisky like most bikes in that catagory and era. Thumbs Up
Re: New Plaything [message #298022 is a reply to message #297963] Tue, 25 July 2017 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Got that Datatool alarm taken off, Lancaster Honda wanted £180+vat, guy round the corner who sells Motorcycle alarms did it for £50 , half an hours work, well worth the money clap Thumbs Up
Re: New Plaything [message #298035 is a reply to message #297941] Thu, 27 July 2017 13:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Kakugo wrote on Sat, 15 July 2017 09:24
Please remove the tacky stickers and refit the OE screen and exhaust. Thank you. Wink

Also consider fitting some better crash protectors: those jobbies can shear the engine mount even during a very low speed spill. No Finger

For the rest a nice bike: just keep an eye on the charging system (like all period Honda's) and always remember the headstock bearing "recall" was actually not a recall at all but merely Honda trying to avoid lawsuits. Grin
Looks a bit better now Kak Thumbs Up

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Re: New Plaything [message #298036 is a reply to message #298035] Thu, 27 July 2017 15:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yorkie is currently offline  Yorkie   United Kingdom
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That looks lovely Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

But I would think about changing the standard can, they just look HUGE
Re: New Plaything [message #298037 is a reply to message #298036] Thu, 27 July 2017 15:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yorkie is currently offline  Yorkie   United Kingdom
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Sorry Blush Blush

Got to take that comment back. I've just checked out how mine looked and it was no better.

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I did once buy a stubby can for it of ebay, looked great but wouldn't go above about 50mph Laugh Laugh
Re: New Plaything [message #298038 is a reply to message #298037] Thu, 27 July 2017 16:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Cheers Yorkie, do like the look of the oem can, that Arrow one I had on it was Loud Thumbs Up
Re: New Plaything [message #298039 is a reply to message #298038] Thu, 27 July 2017 17:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yorkie is currently offline  Yorkie   United Kingdom
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Yes, not into loud cans myself, they seriously get on your tits after a while Grin
Re: New Plaything [message #298040 is a reply to message #298039] Thu, 27 July 2017 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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Well the funny thing is I don't sleep so well so when light breaks out comes the bike and....Billy no mates Ride Wtf Wheelie
Re: New Plaything [message #298047 is a reply to message #298040] Thu, 27 July 2017 22:27 Go to previous message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Arrow can looked great but if your not a fan of noise and it has no baffle then fair enough as I do find mine even with an aftermarket baffle a touch loud and would ideally like a can somewhere between oem and race.

/reminds myself to go look on ebay to see whats new in terms of aftermarket (improved) baffles since I last looked years ago
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