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Illini25
09-15-06, 09:11 PM
Damn...im smiling from ear to ear since this afternoon!! I just purchased the bike that I've always wanted since getting my motorcycle license four / five years ago. My instructor from the msf course had a Honda ST1100 and knew that was the bike for me.
Few weeks ago I spotted a 2003 Honda ST1300 for sale and knew it was mine! Now it is!!! :)
Too dark to take any photo's...but I'll definitely have some in the next few days.

Here's a photo from a web site:

http://www.hondabikes.net/pictures/honda-st1300.jpg

You would not beleave the difference from my Shadow to this one! Night and day! Handles SO much better, tons of power, excellent brakes...just a much better bike. :)

YARDofSTUF
09-15-06, 10:54 PM
Not very evil/badass looking, Al S. wouldnt ride that :D

Illini25
09-16-06, 06:21 PM
Not very evil/badass looking, Al S. wouldnt ride that

My main Al would LOVE this bike! :D

Here are some photo's I took today:

http://www.illini25.net/photos/STside.jpg

http://www.illini25.net/photos/STfront.jpg

http://www.illini25.net/photos/STback.jpg

http://www.illini25.net/photos/STheadlights.jpg

http://www.illini25.net/photos/STdash.jpg
(It wasn't 102f...just started it up. Was 82f. ;) )

http://www.illini25.net/photos/STfrontbrakes.jpg

Debbie
09-16-06, 09:02 PM
Nice bike!!!! Good luck with it:thumb:

YARDofSTUF
09-16-06, 09:33 PM
Ok the real pics look a lot better than the web page photo.

Nice bike!

Illini25
09-16-06, 10:35 PM
Ok the real pics look a lot better than the web page photo.

Nice bike!

:D :thumb:

Thanks YoS and Debbie :cool:

Bastid
09-17-06, 02:48 PM
nice bike! looks really comfy.:thumb:

Illini25
09-17-06, 09:29 PM
nice bike! looks really comfy.:thumb:

Thanks Bastid...and it is. :)

Dan
09-20-06, 01:04 AM
Damn...im smiling from ear to ear since this afternoon!! I just purchased the bike that I've always wanted since getting my motorcycle license four / five years ago. My instructor from the msf course had a Honda ST1100 and knew that was the bike for me.
Few weeks ago I spotted a 2003 Honda ST1300 for sale and knew it was mine! Now it is!!! :)
Too dark to take any photo's...but I'll definitely have some in the next few days.

Here's a photo from a web site:

http://www.hondabikes.net/pictures/honda-st1300.jpg

You would not beleave the difference from my Shadow to this one! Night and day! Handles SO much better, tons of power, excellent brakes...just a much better bike. :)

very nice ! beautiful,fast,good bike,

I like it !

Illini25
09-20-06, 10:05 PM
Thanks Dan! Yeah, she's fast! Before you know it, your 20-30mph over the speed limit, lol. Fast, smooth, no such vibrations from the engine. A big change from a V-twin. :thumb:

mountainman
09-20-06, 10:30 PM
SWEET!!!

Dude, that is a sweet looking bike. I want to buy one sometime.

If you ever have a long day/weekend where you need a trip, head East! I'll buy you lunch/dinner if you make it this way.

(BTW... I'm still planning to fly to Urbana one of these days. I get checked out in the Piper Archer tomorrow.)

Illini25
09-21-06, 08:21 AM
Thanks B!

Yeah, I definitely want to plan a fall trip on the bike. Dunno which direction yet, lol.

Heck yeah, would be really cool if you could fly over sometime! :thumb: