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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 08:07:41 PM »
I can't unsee it though!   :008:

/breathes deep.

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 08:51:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
Take a deep breath and repeat after me... "It's just a budget bike....It's just a budget bike....It's just a budget bike" and then slowly let out the rest of your breath.  Repeat as needed until you are relaxed.  :186:

+1!!!

Mine has also some "squareness" issues between the front cowl and the rest of the frame (for example, windshield mounts are not equidistant [by 1cm] from end of handlebars and gas cap). It was like that since it was brand new, I was concerned and went to the dealer thinking I may have gotten a lemon or something, and I saw another X in the showroom with the exact same deviation as you are showing here, and another with something similar as mine, so I didn't even complain.

It is a budget bike that can take abuse and get you anywhere reliably. Honda needed to save money and I rather have them save money in plastic alignments than drivetrain reliability.

If it drives in a straight line and feels planted when turning and/or braking, I would say is just a front cowl issue. Maybe if you loosen the two front cowl bolts and realign the whole thing it would look centered.

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 08:54:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
[Am I just being too much of a perfectionist? Surely these things should be built with 100% symmetry?
You wouldn't be fun to live with, that's for sure... My advice is don't stare at it and keep your head up as you ride... :306:
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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobotGuy [+]
You wouldn't be fun to live with, that's for sure... My advice is don't stare at it and keep your head up as you ride... :306:

Aww don't say that, I'm great fun.  I just assumed (wrongly it seems) that engineering would be rather precise regardless of budget, this isn't some 1500 Chinese knock off! As I said it's something I only recently noticed after 1000 miles of happiness, with my head up.

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 09:21:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
I can't unsee it though!   :008:

+1 That would annoy me too. But I am a douchebag and not fun to live with...
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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 09:21:44 PM »
For the last 50 years I have been convinced that every bike that I have ridden has had a symetry issue. I know that it's me as the perceived issue is always to the same side, but try as might I just can't shake it.

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 09:37:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by macamxthe1st [+]
For the last 50 years I have been convinced that every bike that I have ridden has had a symetry issue. I know that it's me as the perceived issue is always to the same side, but try as might I just can't shake it.

Geoff.

Haha now you mention it I'm the same. Even just sitting on a bike I feel like I myself am off centre. There surely has to be something scientific in this? Maybe my limbs are shorter on one side?   :008:

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 09:48:11 PM »
Thank goodness it isn't just me. 

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 12:53:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
Take a deep breath and repeat after me... "It's just a budget bike....It's just a budget bike....It's just a budget bike" and then slowly let out the rest of your breath.  Repeat as needed until you are relaxed.  :186:

You're right...and it used up ALL my budget.  :307:

I pick up my 2018 later this week. I will not look down...I will not look down! That ought'a fix it.  :017:

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Re: Is this normal?
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 01:12:26 AM »
You do know that this is not really a Japanese bike right ?

 


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