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Old 11-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #1411
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Cb1100f

I went to the international motorcycle show this weekend to see whats new. Walking by the honda stand there it was in all its glory. A big red standard 4 cyl , air cooled, triple disc, 4 into 1 exhausted CB 1100 F. Wow!! what a bike . The Honda rep said it will be $9995.00. This may be what it takes for Kawasaki to rethink why they are not importing the W800 to the US. Last year Honda cut into there 250 Ninja market with the CBR250R. this year they come out with a Ninja 300 with F.I. & A.B.S. Who knows ?

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #1412
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I agree with Speedo66 about the W being a decent buy. What does a new Bonneville or W800 cost today? Also it appears to me that W650 prices are going up.

I would not be worried about the lack of use. My 2001 W650 that I bought last year had 2k miles on it and has not had any problems. These are first class quality bikes.
I bought mine 2 1/2 years ago with 190 miles, zero problems since (well, except for my spill ). Even cheaped out and used the original tires until they wore out at 6,000 miles a few months ago.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:21 AM   #1413
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Just a couple of days ago, this had a buy it now at $7500 as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...ht_2890wt_1105
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:23 AM   #1414
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I went to the international motorcycle show this weekend to see whats new. Walking by the honda stand there it was in all its glory. A big red standard 4 cyl , air cooled, triple disc, 4 into 1 exhausted CB 1100 F. Wow!! what a bike . The Honda rep said it will be $9995.00. This may be what it takes for Kawasaki to rethink why they are not importing the W800 to the US. Last year Honda cut into there 250 Ninja market with the CBR250R. this year they come out with a Ninja 300 with F.I. & A.B.S. Who knows ?
Would be nice if they did this to the CB1100


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Old 11-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #1415
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Yep, that looks pretty nice to me too.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #1416
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Whats that bland old heap doing in this thread
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #1417
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Now at $6495 buy it now. This E-Bay one has been listed on various Craigslist sites for months. I search Ad Hunt'R very few days for W650s. There are a few out there still. Some have garish re-paints, some look beat-up and some look perfect. For some weird reason there seem to be more in Wisconsin and Florida than anywhere else.

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Just a couple of days ago, this had a buy it now at $7500 as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...ht_2890wt_1105
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #1418
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Just a couple of days ago, this had a buy it now at $7500 as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...ht_2890wt_1105
That's funny, I was at this shop today to look at the 2013's and saw this bike. Then happen across this post. It is as advertised: like new.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:30 AM   #1419
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I'm not sure anyone would buy it for that.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:08 PM   #1420
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I've seen a few folks here have removed their tank emblems. I got a new one to replace the one my bike slid on, and was wondering how they are removed, and what they're held on with?

Partial post accident progress report: replaced the original broken headlight with a chrome aftermarket one, shell approx. the same size, light itself is the same size. Also replaced the turn signals and throttle cables. Today a friend heated the bent foot peg bracket with a torch, and was able to bend it back into the proper shape.

Aftermarket "euro" bend handle bars have been ordered, should be rideable after that. Keeping an eye out for used right front header pipe and right side passenger grab rail, both of which got scraped.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #1421
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I've seen a few folks here have removed their tank emblems. I got a new one to replace the one my bike slid on, and was wondering how they are removed, and what they're held on with?
Emblems are attached with industrial strength mounting tape. Carefully heat tank and emblem with heat gun and pull. Some have used fishing line or dental floss to help cut through the tape. You will probably spend some time removing the residue after removing the emblem. Glad you're getting it back together. Good luck.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #1422
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Emblems are attached with industrial strength mounting tape. Carefully heat tank and emblem with heat gun and pull. Some have used fishing line or dental floss to help cut through the tape. You will probably spend some time removing the residue after removing the emblem. Glad you're getting it back together. Good luck.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #1423
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Might be old news but Captain Jake's site is up.
http://www.captainjakes.com/w650/fue...elscrews.shtml

http://www.captainjakes.com/w650/mods.shtml
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #1424
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In for the winter. Sitting pretty :-)

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:59 AM   #1425
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Unfortunately, the info a lot of new owners are seeking, his excellent pictorial on shimming the carb needles, is not there. I can't get his "modifications" thread to open, so perhaps that's where it is.
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