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Old 02-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #1576
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I like fork gaiters. Not so much for their looks, but for the funtionality. They keep the crud off the stanchions and therefore out of the seals better than anything else.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #1577
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #1578
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I guess I'd put finned header clamps in the same category as rubber fork gaiters - definitely more retro, but not necessarily an improvement.

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I hadn't thought about gaiters. Having had 3 naked tube bikes spring seal leaks despite all efforts at keeping the fork tubes clean, gaitors actually would be an improvement.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #1579
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First post...because after so long will reality meet expectations?.. or even exceed em? CB1100 arrived at local dealer but they may or may not put a demonstrator on the road!! do Honda dealers still want to sell some bikes?
very very nice bike ... not totally sure about silver engine finish... hopefully will convince em to give me a shot
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #1580
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CB1100 arrived at local dealer but they may or may not put a demonstrator on the road!! do Honda dealers still want to sell some bikes?
very very nice bike ... not totally sure about silver engine finish... hopefully will convince em to give me a shot
In the case of the CB1100, which Honda seems to initially be releasing in very limited quantities, I think it will have more to do with how many bikes have been allocated for your dealer. From what many have been reporting on this forum, here in the States at least, some dealers aren't going to receive enough CB1100s to keep up with the initial demand. Every CB1100 they are to receive has already been spoken for. In those cases, there certainly won't be any demonstrators available.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #1581
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In the case of the CB1100, which Honda seems to initially be releasing in very limited quantities, I think it will have more to do with how many bikes have been allocated for your dealer. From what many have been reporting on this forum, here in the States at least, some dealers aren't going to receive enough CB1100s to keep up with the initial demand. Every CB1100 they are to receive has already been spoken for. In those cases, there certainly won't be any demonstrators available.
Very true and I believe there are very limited numbers for the UK, the local dealer hasn't sold one yet although to be fair tis early days... but at 8995 its not exactly cheap
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #1582
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That is nice! I really like the retro look paired with modern running gear.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #1583
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I wonder how many of those photos found by dpg are nothing more than photoshop creations. I notice a couple of them feature the fuel tank from the pre-production model.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #1584
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I wonder how many of those photos found by dpg are nothing more than photoshop creations. I notice a couple of them feature the fuel tank from the pre-production model.
I like that 3rd to last one from 'krax-moto' in which the CB1100 was magically switched from left hand to right hand drive with the chain and sprockets on the 'wrong' side. :-)

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #1585
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I had a friend on another forum sit on the 1100 for me at the MC show in North Carolina, today. He said it was way too small and cramped for his liking. Of course, he is 6'4" and weighs 270lbs, with size 13 shoes, that did not fit on the mid pegs at all, he lamented.

Learning that, I bet it will fit my 5'10", 195lb and size 9 shoes frame, quite well. I guess it was designed for the average size rider, whatever that is. If there are any available around here not already pre-sold, I may have a chance to get one, too. tp
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:47 PM   #1586
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I'll bet at 6'4 and 270 lbs a lot of bikes would seem like mini bikes. He needs an adv bike like a GS Beemer.

Fork gaiters would be a good isea on the bike.

I kind of like the knee pad on he black bike above.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #1587
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I was just posting whatever I could find. They may all be photo-chopped for all I know. I do think it gives an idea of just how much you can do with this bike though. It should be fun to see all the mods once we actually get our toys.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #1588
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I was trolling around some other forums and there were a few gripes about having a single throttle body and a crank driven alternator. Whats the big deal with this? I understand basic mechanics but I failed to see what the fuss was over. Maybe someone could enlighten me.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #1589
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I was trolling around some other forums and there were a few gripes about having a single throttle body and a crank driven alternator. Whats the big deal with this? I understand basic mechanics but I failed to see what the fuss was over. Maybe someone could enlighten me.
Not sure why the fuss, but Cycle World reported in their first ride report that the 1100 has an excellent PGM-FI injection system with four 32mm throttle bodies.

I read somewhere about a single TB too, but hopefully CW is correct with four...

Unsure on the alternator question...tp
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #1590
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Some of the earlier information appearing on the web indicated that the CB1100 headed for Europe, Canada and the USA employed just a single throttle body amongst other things like the servo driven exhaust flap. Some people just ran with that information reporting on the bike before actually laying eyes on it. I believe it was on this forum that someone had posted a link to a podcast reporting on the CB1100 where they more or less trashed the bike based on much of this same mis-information. Of course one of the guys reporting on the podcast was apparently a Moto Guzzi dealer, so of course no bias there.

As I've mentioned before, I've been following this bike since before it was released in Japan. I've found it to be very entertaining to see just how much reaction this bike has garnered both positive and negative. I agree with others that have said that it's a good sign when a bike generates very little indifference. That certainly seems to be the case with the CB1100.
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