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    Quote Originally Posted by sibyrnes View Post
    How's that engine on the trails? Lots of low end torque? Stock gearing?
    The little parallel twin just purrs. Good linear power curve. Most say the gearing is perfect for off-road. I have yet to take mine on anything rougher than dirt roads and the occasional ocean beach. I have my TW for trail riding and getting into the nasty stuff, and I added the CB to explore back roads and highways, but not be afraid of the dirt and gravel when I came to it, something to get me further and faster than the TW when I'm out exploring after making a basecamp. I also wanted something that I wouldn't mind taking on the BDRs when my buddies wanted to hit those with bigger bikes. A big reason for my choice in it, and the TW, is that I am short with a very short inseam. Anyway, it's great for my needs.


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    Here is my favorite review vid...

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    Nice Honda Larry! If you could bring it Moab you and George could run the White Rim together.
    Thanks Fred! I don't think I'm up for doing the full WRT yet again for the third time, but I think that Mountain Yawp is bringing his KLR and just might be up for it! We should have Chad's Africa Twin and my Halfrica Twin in tow to Moab in addition to the trail bikes. It's likely I'll want to do a longer ride on the big bikes one day, something like a Onion Creek, La Sal Mtn. Loop ride or something of that nature.

    BC's CBX will be quite capable and comfortable on many of the beautiful roads and trails around Moab. WRT, Chicken Corners, Gemini Bridges, Spring Canyon Point and/or Bottom (even out to Hey Joe) just to name a few, not to mention the park roads to see the Arches and Canyon overlooks. No, it won't be hard to find places to ride for anyone.
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    So glad I'm not the only one that uses "Halfrica Twin"

    I am so jonesing for this Moab trip!
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    hey bananachunks,

    your bike looks great.
    let talk about a big sur ride this summer....

    joe band
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeband View Post
    hey bananachunks,

    your bike looks great.
    let talk about a big sur ride this summer....

    joe band
    Thankee! When you're up for it, holler and I'm in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananachunks View Post
    So glad I'm not the only one that uses "Halfrica Twin"

    I am so jonesing for this Moab trip!
    looking forward to your trip also. will be following to see how you do with so many highway miles and then into the dirt, it's going to be very interesting
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