Never gonna buy a honda again

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Re: Never gonna buy a honda again

Post by catcitrus » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:44 am

ethanol was a US invention to give the central US "corn" growers a market--you ought to see the plants in Illinois and the barges full of the stuff ready for processing!--it contains its own oxygen--hence the lower calorific value and its effect on tanks and the like. I'm just resurrecting a good old CB500 that had been left standing for two years--the carbs have taken two attempts so far to sort them--nearly there--and I had to fit a new fuel tap--which on replacement gave me a problem as the filter tower just disintegrated and I had to fish the bits out of the tank--fortunately I had bought a complete tap assembly--Chinese, ok, and cheaper than a couple of OE gaskets! HOWEVER, as to general quality it is excellent--frame paint etc--built in the late 90s when Honda quality was at its peak. I also have a late 90s Transalp and that to is just about perfect. Its a shame that Honda have lost it a bit--just by a good , old one!

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Re: Never gonna buy a honda again

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:37 pm

From what I hear....KTM is going the same way.

Interesting how many of the UK's top enduro riders are now NOT KTM mounted.

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Re: Never gonna buy a honda again

Post by DavidS » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:11 pm

But surely money talks, to a certain extent.
But not if they would come last every comp.
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Re: Never gonna buy a honda again

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:11 am

A complete and utter lack of orange in the top ten

must tell us something

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