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Old 03-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #2116
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I really appreciate those who are sharing some of the more detailed information they've learned of.

In other news, I learned from my dealer today that my ABS model is scheduled to ship on 3/28. So if all goes as planned it sounds like I am going to be looking at the first week in April.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:26 PM   #2117
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You could trailer it. Some people have been known to Saran wrap their bikes while on a trailer. Just don't tarp it and have the wind snap that tarp till it wears on brand new touch areas!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #2118
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Thanks for the info guys!!!!!!!!! I'm waiting for a return call from my dealer and will ask these questions.
I'm in a quandry here. The weather is going to be awful the next 3 days. i REALLY don't want to ride this beauty home in the wet or even trailer it in the rain.. BUT I want the damned thing in my garage!!!!!!
Of course like most dealers they are closed Sundays and Mondays.........my 2 days off! I'm going to ask that if someones lives in the area if they could be bribed to open the doors for me on Monday, JUST 5 MINS. ITS ALL I NEED!
AWFUL? If they wont agree to open for you on Monday,I'd wait. Whats a couple more days? Hate to get a brand new bike all dirty the first day I owned it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #2119
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Thanks for the info guys!!!!!!!!! I'm waiting for a return call from my dealer and will ask these questions.
I'm in a quandry here. The weather is going to be awful the next 3 days. i REALLY don't want to ride this beauty home in the wet or even trailer it in the rain.. BUT I want the damned thing in my garage!!!!!!
Of course like most dealers they are closed Sundays and Mondays.........my 2 days off! I'm going to ask that if someones lives in the area if they could be bribed to open the doors for me on Monday, JUST 5 MINS. ITS ALL I NEED!
. Won't ride it home in the rain! It's just water. Just bustin your balls Plungerhead. I'm just jealous. With that said, If you pay for the plane ticket I'll ride it home for ya, and wash it off in the driveway in a bikini!
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #2120
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Btw ordered my first farkle for my CB today

Qty 2 part number 95010-16001 $2.99 each
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #2121
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Laughing out loud! I was actually obsessed with the same issue but haven't asked about it yet. It does seem that every new bike that I have looked at seems to need to change the fact that they run so lean from the factory. Blueing - GOOD Browning - bad.
Maybe it's different stainless these days, but my 02 VFR's pipes went brownish
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #2122
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Maybe it's different stainless these days, but my 02 VFR's pipes went brownish
I just spoke with a dealer here in N. Dakota, about 200 miles distant from me (Minot, ND). They got in a non-ABS today, but it's already sold. They won't budge off MSRP for their next one, so I called the dealer in Bismarck and they will take $500 off MSRP, no freight or setup fees, only other charge is a $25 doc fee, so $9524 all in before tax (5%). Should get me out the door right at $10k. I think it's a pretty fair deal.

I'm going to order the rear rack. Will probably add that Staintune muffler too. Damn, I'm excited!

Oh, and BTW, I empathize with the guy who doesn't want to ride his home in the rain. All bikes will, and should, get dirty once in a while, but that can wait a few days, eh?
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #2123
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Btw ordered my first farkle for my CB today

Qty 2 part number 95010-16001 $2.99 each
Cap levers? Lever caps? I saw the picture of them -- looks like little rubber caps on the end of the brake and clutch levers. What's their function if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #2124
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Cap levers? Lever caps? I saw the picture of them -- looks like little rubber caps on the end of the brake and clutch levers. What's their function if you don't mind me asking?
Little rubber covers for the ends of the levers that cover the balled ends. A lot of the early Hondas had them. I have no idea what their function was originally, but a proper CB should have them imo. I hope they fit the new levers!

Google 1969 Honda CB 750 and look at the images and you will see them
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #2125
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My local dealer just got one in.
Is your local dealer Honda of Russellville(AR)?

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/mcd/3695366485.html

I can't believe they are offering test rides. I may head up there this Saturday.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #2126
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How tall are you? I am worried about the seat being too high for me. When I had my Sportster (forward controls, and I hated them) I used to ride with my feet on the back pegs all of the time cruising down the interstates. Small is good for me but I have serious concerns about the seat height.

Sometimes the seat can be low but wide and spread your ass out too much or at least mine. When you are vertically challenged it is an absolute pain in the ass to find a bike that you can ride and feel confident on.
I am 6' with a 34 inseam. Felt a bit cramped and knees felt high.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #2127
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Little rubber covers for the ends of the levers that cover the balled ends. A lot of the early Hondas had them. I have no idea what their function was originally, but a proper CB should have them imo. I hope they fit the new levers!

Google 1969 Honda CB 750 and look at the images and you will see them
I will look into it. Probably the cheapest farkle any of these bikes will ever get!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #2128
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I will look into it. Probably the cheapest farkle any of these bikes will ever get!

Lol probably right. Each one costs less than a gallon of gas.

I'll probably put on black metal valve stem caps from Harbor Freight if it comes with rubber ones from the factory. Those shouldn't be more than $ 3 or 4 bucks.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #2129
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Lol probably right. Each one costs less than a gallon of gas.

I'll probably put on black metal valve stem caps from Harbor Freight if it comes with rubber ones from the factory. Those shouldn't be more than $ 3 or 4 bucks.
Between the valve stem caps and the lever caps you'll be up to about 10 bucks. I'm starting to think you used to own a KLR.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:33 PM   #2130
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Nice to see some of these bikes are soon to be in owners hands. hip hip hooray!

in the meantime I am watching some ball and reading this fine book



it is a very good read for those of us that have been drunk on Honda kool aid all these years

cant put it down
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