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Old 01-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #586
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I don't believe a CBX is unreliable as a daily rider. Plenty of them out there being ridden all the time. Heck they built a touring bike on that platform. Why worry about depreciation on the classic when you don't on the new bike? Money for money, the classic bike will still be worth more at the end of X years than the CB1100. It's not like you will beat the crap out of either one. Hell, update some components just keep the originals.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #587
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Old bike maintenance, especially one with six carbs, is a PITA! I'd much rather have the new CB for the same reasons I bought a '06 Scrambler over a '67 Triumph and a 620i Monster over a overpriced, old Desmo. Better brakes, handling, electronics that work, reliability, fuel injection, no leaks, no dry rotting rubber parts, dry rotted/fading plastic, replacement parts availiblity, aftermarket support...I could go on.
Who cares about the money and depreciation? If I was that worried about it, I would have put it into gold or Apple stock and not something fun with two wheels.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #588
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I don't believe a CBX is unreliable as a daily rider.
No one said that it was unreliable. But it will require more TLC and attention to things. A LOT more. Especially with the CBX which has a fairly dodgy electrical system and six carbs.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #589
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I'm always interested in hearing or reading about the next somewhat neutral-riding bike coming to America, but consistantly the damn fuel tanks are too small. For some reason they gear the fuel tanks to the stunter crowd it seems. Screw that. Give them a fuel tank option for real riders and I guarantee you'll sell more.

Two different fuel tanks to choose from wouldn't be that difficult to do, and it would really help sell some bikes to larger markets. Kawasaki is becoming infamous for making smaller fuel tanks as well.... it's a trend that needs to stop if they want business.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #590
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Old bike maintenance, especially one with six carbs, is a PITA!
Well ok, dropping the motor forward to work on the carbs would suck...
But it doesn't need to come all the way out! And my Wee wasn't all that much easier for carb work
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #591
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I used a 74 cb 750 as a daily driver for years and it worked fine, once I replaced the points with cdi ( points and condensers being $40 a set ) changed the oil every 1500 miles and had all 4 carbs rebuilt, replaced the tires, shocks, fork seals, swing arm bushings, rebuilt the front caliper and cleaned every ground on the bike. All in all I was about 3 grand into the bike to get it to a point it would run and charge for daily use. Now I loved that bike but I believe that I had about 5 amps to spare on the charging (so no glove Warmers or GPS plugs for me) and when it was my primary transport I had to do a full tune up pretty much once a month (oil, valves, clean plugs, grease bushings) which now that I have a family would be harder to find time for.

Is it worth 7 grand for 400 extra ccs and no carbs? Probably if you throw in the improved fuel efficiency and longer maintenance intervals.

I can't wait for you guys to buy one and get tired of it in a few years so I can take it offa your hands...
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:59 PM   #592
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Well ok, dropping the motor forward to work on the carbs would suck...
But it doesn't need to come all the way out! And my Wee wasn't all that much easier for carb work
I hate to be blunt, but you don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about. Wees are fuel-injected for chrissakes.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:16 AM   #593
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I hate to be blunt, but you don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about. Wees are fuel-injected for chrissakes.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #594
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I hate to be blunt, but you don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about. Wees are fuel-injected for chrissakes.

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well ya gotta admit, that would tend to complicate any carb work...
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #595
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saw this pic...



As seen in Australia, yesterday, on a dealer's floor...
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #596
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As seen in Australia, yesterday, on a dealer's floor...
You saw a pic of a ?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:30 AM   #597
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I'm always interested in hearing or reading about the next somewhat neutral-riding bike coming to America, but consistantly the damn fuel tanks are too small. For some reason they gear the fuel tanks to the stunter crowd it seems. Screw that. Give them a fuel tank option for real riders and I guarantee you'll sell more.

Two different fuel tanks to choose from wouldn't be that difficult to do, and it would really help sell some bikes to larger markets. Kawasaki is becoming infamous for making smaller fuel tanks as well.... it's a trend that needs to stop if they want business.

I'm waiting to see some real world mpg figures. As long as it has a range of around 200 miles I will be fine with the tiny tank.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:32 AM   #598
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The picture was posted on another forum, by an Australian rider, who was also interested in the CB, and posted a pic of what he saw. Already being sold in Australia.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #599
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Does anybody have any pictures to share of the CB1100 with saddlebags or a windsheild? I'm so excited to see this bike in 48 hours at the Washington DC show! I have no logical explaination as to why this thing has got me so hyped...
I've read that taller riders felt cramped on this bike. That's perfect, I'm 5'7"!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 AM   #600
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Try reading the thread....

There's some Hepco & Becker bags I posted on pg. 28.
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