Jump to content
SingaporeBikes.com Telegram Now LIVE! Join NOW for the Last Reviews, News, Promotions & Offers in Singapore! ×
  • Join SingaporeBikes.com today! Where Singapore Bikers Unite!

    Thank you for visiting SingaporeBikes.com - the largest website in Singapore dedicated to all things related to motorcycles and biking in general.

    Join us today as a member to enjoy all the features of the website for FREE such as:

    Registering is free and takes less than 30 seconds! Join us today to share information, discuss about your modifications, and ask questions about your bike in general.

    Thank you for being a part of SingaporeBikes.com!

Honda ST1100


Simon Soh

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 6.6k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

I just installed a fork brace on my bike a few days ago... it has improved the handling of the bike very much... the buckling effect when going into corners and braking has very much lessened... my next mod would be to change the front suspension spring and change the rear shock to accommodate my weight ...

 

Has anyone made modifications to the front and rear suspensions??? Any recommendations???

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When I got this bike , the previous owner has already done all the major services before passing it to me. The evidence was the photograph of the striped down bike and the smooth engine of the bike. There was no problem other than a loose exhaust nut.

 

I do take care to make sure that the tire pressure is 37 psi on the front and 42 psi on the rear. I also changed to a new set of tires of the right size.

 

The operating temperature seems to be right as per your suggestion. But the RPM at idle seems to be high at 1000 when completely warmed up.

I now need to make an engine oil change & tune and syn the carbs. What grade engine oil is recommended for the ST11? Fully syn, semi syn or mineral oil is best for the bike?

 

Thank you.

 

Riding habit has always been the same.... always within the legal speed of plus 20km/h above the limit.... :) ... in fact smaller bikes are always going faster than me...

 

Engine oil any multi-grade of SAE40, any oil depending on budget. Oil level not too high, in workshop I'll instruct them to fill up 3.5ltr(with oil filter) then after I'll check level the next day before I crank my bike, it should be between H & L level. EO over filled will result higher fuel consumption & higher heat.

 

Alternatively try use effective fuel additive to clean up combustion area. It's recommended in the manual.

Simon Soh

It's not the destination we conquered but ourselves.

 

Chiang Saen, Land of Golden Triangle

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5500744953_52f8f8de37.jpg

26th Dec 05' - 9th Jan 06' Northern Thailand Trip

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Simon,

 

Thank you for the reply. Can I zap a copy of the manual? My bike did not come with the manual. I tried downloading from the internet but wasn't sure which one is for ST11 in S'pore. Since you live at Queenstown and I live at Bt Merah, we can meet up easily.

 

Hi Sankar73,

 

SMS me ur number to 9272 9028. I'll try to arrange a time to see ur bike.

Simon Soh

It's not the destination we conquered but ourselves.

 

Chiang Saen, Land of Golden Triangle

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5500744953_52f8f8de37.jpg

26th Dec 05' - 9th Jan 06' Northern Thailand Trip

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just installed a fork brace on my bike a few days ago... it has improved the handling of the bike very much... the buckling effect when going into corners and braking has very much lessened... my next mod would be to change the front suspension spring and change the rear shock to accommodate my weight ...

 

Has anyone made modifications to the front and rear suspensions??? Any recommendations???

 

Yeah... Using 1.2kg/f straight rate fork springs from sonic springs and rear shock is 465 from progressive suspension... Brings the sport back into the ST compared to OEM...

 

If anyone is interested to try them, you can contact me at 93658648 by sms or whatsapp to arrange kopi.... :p

www.facebook.com/B2Werkz

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday I changed the whole suspension setup of my ST11. Installed the Hyperpro Streetbox setup. It comes with the two front springs & a rear full suspension with preload n damping adjustability. Free installation by motoworld. Total damage on my wallet is $950.

 

Bike feels wonderful now. It's more solid when braking hard. No more that sinking feeling anymore. Didn't have a chance to play around b'cos the rain so far.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Hi guys,

 

I will be going for a ride up to Thailand this weekend. Are there any ST11 specific parts that I should bring along as a precaution? What are the likely problem that I might encounter?

The bike is in good healthy condition. Everything seems to be working fine as I use it for daily ride to work and back. Battery is charging well.

 

Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you already have confident in your bike then you should not be worry. Only thing is try to get contact no of any fren or bike shop in Malaysia and Thailand. Just in case bro. And lastly safe ride n have a good trip.

 

 

Hi guys,

 

I will be going for a ride up to Thailand this weekend. Are there any ST11 specific parts that I should bring along as a precaution? What are the likely problem that I might encounter?

The bike is in good healthy condition. Everything seems to be working fine as I use it for daily ride to work and back. Battery is charging well.

 

Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you already have confident in your bike then you should not be worry. Only thing is try to get contact no of any fren or bike shop in Malaysia and Thailand. Just in case bro. And lastly safe ride n have a good trip.

 

Thank you for the reply RSTyle. I have full confidence on my bike although I only had this bike for about 4 mths now. So far I've ridden it for 5000km. But since this is a 12 yrs old bike and some wear and tear issue may creep in unexpectly as I ride up north. I will be riding with some very experienced riders and one of them is a mechanic. So if there is any problem along the way,he will should be able to fix but he will still need the part. I know that some Honda models have fuel pump or rectifier problems. So what is ST11's common problem or is there any at all?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi guys,

 

I will be going for a ride up to Thailand this weekend. Are there any ST11 specific parts that I should bring along as a precaution? What are the likely problem that I might encounter?

The bike is in good healthy condition. Everything seems to be working fine as I use it for daily ride to work and back. Battery is charging well.

 

Thank you.

 

Hi Sankar,

Not sure if you know the history of your bike.

12yo pan euro alternator should be good if you checked the electrical charging & battery condition(this I scared most), rectifier inbuilt so should be ok.

 

Maybe can check your fuel filter & auto fuel valve/petcock if it's ok, my current ST11Y bought end 2011 had a cracked membrane internally, low speed no issue, when higher speed, exhaust backfire & power on/off when throttle on, my 1st ST11Y(10yr 1st owner 195kkm) develop problems after 4-5yrs from new also with same bigger membrane cracked. Spark plug(near to the valve) start to show signs of problem(fouled)

Worst case if you have issue with the valve during your trip, you can temporary do the bypass like US folks do to continue your trip.

 

Maybe like CBKooky mentioned, can do a quick check on the coolant hoses as well, recently my bypass tube(to thermostat housing) had a small crack & coolant was leaking. Tube to overflow bottle was also very stiff/brittle all due to wear/tear/age.

 

I normally do the required PM some time b4 a trip & bring along some simple spares like spark plugs, fuses, tire repair kit etc.

Good luck & enjoy the ride!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My appreciation to everyone for their advise. I had a good trip to Thailand. The bike performed faultlessly throughout the whole ride. Couldn't have asked for more from such an aging warrior. Can't compare to the more modern and powerful bikes that came on the trip. But the ST11 is a great tourer. Now I know why Honda kept this model going for more than 12 years without changes in their lineup.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi guys, have a slightly tinted, used original honda windshield to sell. Not in excellent shape but sure not completely blurred. Definitely still can see thru it. Great for u if urs is broken or completely blurred. Selling at $65. Just to clarify, this is e original honda windshield.

 

 

hai sir,im interested on the above windshield?

The happiest people don't have the best of everything.

They just make the best of everything....yaaa. Right

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Hi guys,

 

I'm eyeing this 2002 ST from one of the shops here. I started the bike, listen to the engine, tried the throttle, look at the lights and all the usual stuffs that someone buying a bike would do. All seems well. Mileage was reasonable for a bike this age. Checked!

 

Next, I've read some of the post and discussion in this forum and there were many information about replacement parts, bike shops, or even some particular mechanic. Hence for someone like me whom had not ridden an ST before, the biggest concern is spending huge amount of money trying to replacesome parts.

On this note, any shop I can trust to have the mechanic to do a full check and servicing, despite me being a new soon to be ST11 owner?

 

Appreciate some feedbacks from you guys here! Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Fellow Riders,

 

If you're looking for something to ease the vibration of your grips, let me introduce you to Grab on Grips, an excellent yet cheap product from the US. Used heavily by tourers in the US, compatible with heated grips, BMW grips and etc.

 

Grab on Grips is a new idea in grips. Turn your present grips into comfortable foam grips with a minimum of work. Simply slip these high quality EPDM foam sleeves onto the existing grips for a great feel. All of our Comfort grips are made from closed cell Nitrile foam. Typically what causes rubber to break down is ozone. In our NPVC foam, antidegradants are used to improve the resistance to the effects of ozone and UV light. This material has a pleasant feel that provides a positive and comfortable grip.

 

Do follow the link in my signature for more information or you can text me straight at 8236 9923 - Hairul. Join countless others who have experience the satisfaction.

 

Pricing wise, this is a steal as if you order it yourself it comes to about $28.

 

Cheers and ride safe!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • DAIS_ShellBAU2024_Motorcycle_SingaporeBikesBanner_300x250.jpg

     
×
×
  • Create New...