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Old 5th November 2023, 17:25   #1291
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Re: The Honda H'ness CB350, priced at Rs. 1.90 lakh

I am enjoying the commute in my new Hness with its SUV like riding position and thumpy BGM but one thing i am not liking is the stock seat. I am finding it a bit hard and uncomfy. Dont know if I will get used to it as its only been a few days. Has anyone opted for the accessory seats? They are a bit expensive at 5K but will consider the upgrade if its a big improvement over the stock one.
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Old 8th November 2023, 09:44   #1292
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While riding, I am also getting the feeling that the handlebar is slightly skewed towards the right meaning my left hand has to do a slightly longer reach than my right. I am not able to ascertain it for sure and not able to find anything amiss when the bike is stationary. But while riding, I am not able to shake off the feeling and its nagging me. I will get it checked during the first service for sure but anyone here has any pointers?
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Re: The Honda H'ness CB350, priced at Rs. 1.90 lakh

Today I took my RS for a CB350 group ride on the expressway and felt happy hearing some good feedback from the riders. I was really impressed how much the engine has evolved in last couple of months, approx 2300KMs on ODO. It sounds better, revs better and refinement is getting better day by day. Somehow, I'm using my bike more and more, liking every short journey on this Honda.

Here is a short that I recorded today while heading back home.
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While riding, I am also getting the feeling that the handlebar is slightly skewed towards the right meaning my left hand has to do a slightly longer reach than my right. I am not able to ascertain it for sure and not able to find anything amiss when the bike is stationary. But while riding, I am not able to shake off the feeling and its nagging me. I will get it checked during the first service for sure but anyone here has any pointers?
As expected, the service folks could find no alignment issues. Don't know if they tried hard enough. But something is definitely off and its ruining my riding experience. Will take it back to the service center this weekend but don't have high hopes. I think something got messed up when they removed the wheel and forks to fit the rubber fork guards during delivery. Has anyone experienced such a problem before? Any known issues that I should be aware of? Know any good FNG in the nerul/vashi/khargar navi mumbai area if the dealership guys cant figure it out?
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Has anyone experienced the touring seats on the Hness? Is it softer and more comfy? worth the 5k asking price?
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Old 25th February 2024, 13:46   #1296
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Has anyone experienced the touring seats on the Hness? Is it softer and more comfy? worth the 5k asking price?
I got my stock hness seat replaced by the touring seat. My stock seat was single piece, the touring one is two piece with a broader rider part much like the bullet rider seat. I feel the touring seat is more supportive and on the firmer side. More firmness helps for longer rider above 1-2 hrs. Overall happy with the replacement. In hindsight I should have bought to top variant of hness in early 2022 that used to come with the split touring seat as stock. Not sure about the variants now.
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Old 26th February 2024, 11:50   #1297
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Has any CB350 hness/RS owner had a chance to ride the new CB Classic 350? Im hearing that these models have a much better mid range top end performance due to some tweaks in the mapping from the factory itself.any thoughts on this?
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I got my stock hness seat replaced by the touring seat. My stock seat was single piece, the touring one is two piece with a broader rider part much like the bullet rider seat. I feel the touring seat is more supportive and on the firmer side. More firmness helps for longer rider above 1-2 hrs. Overall happy with the replacement. In hindsight I should have bought to top variant of hness in early 2022 that used to come with the split touring seat as stock. Not sure about the variants now.
Do you (or anyone else here) happen to know how the new touring seat compares with the old split seat? I have the old split seat on my 2022 H'ness but I find this soft as well and not good enough for long rides.
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As a prospective H'ness owner, I am keen to know about the Bike for purely city usage. The usual distances would be 20-25 kms in a day. How is the weight and ease of handling the bike in traffic? For reference, I am currently using a 2011 Karizma ZMR.
Unlikely to face any issues in city. I filter through the traffic as well as I did with my unicorn before and you are the first person out of any traffic signal with that torque. It’s a great city bike. Don’t feel any weight at all.
That said, parking in tight spots, etc are quite cumbersome as to be expected from a 180 kg bike.

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As expected, the service folks could find no alignment issues. Don't know if they tried hard enough. But something is definitely off and its ruining my riding experience. Will take it back to the service center this weekend but don't have high hopes. I think something got messed up when they removed the wheel and forks to fit the rubber fork guards during delivery. Has anyone experienced such a problem before? Any known issues that I should be aware of? Know any good FNG in the nerul/vashi/khargar navi mumbai area if the dealership guys cant figure it out?
Did the Honda mechanic have a look at the cone set? I too am facing the same issue of the handlebar not being straight enough and slightly pointed towards the right. The handle feels too hard also during left-to-right turns. Tyre pressure is set as per the recommendation as well. Thankfully I am not facing the dreaded wobble issue that many bikes are plagued with.
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Did the Honda mechanic have a look at the cone set? I too am facing the same issue of the handlebar not being straight enough and slightly pointed towards the right. The handle feels too hard also during left-to-right turns. Tyre pressure is set as per the recommendation as well. Thankfully I am not facing the dreaded wobble issue that many bikes are plagued with.
I have taken it to Big Wing three times and each time, they tell me that everything is fine, kind of implying that its all in my mind. But I know something is off and the option that I am thinking of right now is to replace the handlebar, which is currently at the top of my suspect list. I will definitely get the cone set checked out but I am not facing any issues in turning the handlebar. No wobbling issues for me either but then I keep both my hands on the handlebar at all times.
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Has anyone changed the rear tyre for their highness and used anything other than MRF ?
Considering the tyre profile (130/70-18M/C 63H) is a bit different from regular bikes - there doesnt seem to be too many options available other than MRF and i wanted to know if it would make sense to go for a smaller sized tyre (17ich one from CB350RS or other bikes) or a broader 140 or 150 width tyre for better grip, etc

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Guys, it's super frustrating with the stock seats. These days, I am doing a lot of 250km+ a day (sometimes even 400kms) rides. The bike has been stellar, but the sore butt is just being a PITA (literally). I am considering the following options and would like some input on any/all of them.
  1. New touring seats from Honda. Checked out in the Honda showroom, but just can't be without trying on a long ride.
  2. Trying a custom seat, for e.g. from sahara seats. Does the contoured seat help in mitigating the pain? The gel padding sounds promising to me.
  3. Padded bicycling shorts (last resort, just not sure if this will be comfortable on a hot day)
I will really appreciate if someone can share first hand experience with the first two options. TIA!
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Buy the new touring seats from Honda. They're firm.
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New touring seats from Honda. Checked out in the Honda showroom, but just can't be without trying on a long ride
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Hello everyone, what's the recommended interval to change tyres? My Hness clocked 19k kilometers so far and I'm trying to figure out if it's time to replace the stock set of tyres.
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