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Old 04-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #2986
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How much could it possibly cost to get a tank and side covers painted? No body work, removed from the bike? That'd be a super simple job for some company.

In the meantime, for a few bucks, a person could try gloss black vinyl or Plasti-Dip'ing the parts. Again, removed, a shop would likely do it for a very fair price.

Here's an example of a wrapped BMW cafe racer: http://madwraps.wordpress.com/2011/0...mw-cafe-racer/



Is it as nice as brand new paint? Of course not. However--comma--one could change the color every few years for a refreshed looked and guess what's under that wrap? Perfect OEM paint.

Maybe something in blue... ?


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Old 04-16-2013, 02:41 AM   #2987
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My son wanted a CB1000R in the worst way until he saw one in person. Radiator shrouds turned him off. Said it reminded him of a Buell 1125. Ive heard they are awesome bikes.

Added my third farkle to the CB 11 (I like that too) a hemet guardian for 2 helmets to the rear lic plate bracket. Ive got em on 3 of my bikes. Very handy.

+1 on the helmet guardian.......
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:59 AM   #2988
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Bet they will sell all they import, even being only one color. Keeps production costs down. Bet they will add some more colors for here if the sales are high enough. A metallic green would be nice...

Harley seems to be about the only company left that really gives the customer a wide variety of color choices.
Yes. You can have any color you want - so long as it's Candy Apple Red.

There's something familiar about those words...
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:23 AM   #2989
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Lol..I hope you get yours soon M3-SRT8. Got to be tough waiting with everyone getting theirs and writing reviews
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:47 AM   #2990
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Ironically, I'm sure I would have chosen the candy red regardless if they also offered us the white or black versions. I have seen photos of the bike in a very dark candy blue that is very attractive as well.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:59 AM   #2991
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Western Co..where did you pick yours up?
All Sports Honda, Grand Junction: see Peter.
Thanks, but I always buy from Sun in Denver. But I am surprised that All sports even ordered one. That is good!

I've had mine reserved since Nov, and its been in for a week! Going to try to get it picked up by Sat if the weather will let up and I get a break from shipping parts
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:11 AM   #2992
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Talk of the helmet guardian reminded me that one of the few rather cheesy components on the CB1100 is the rear tail light mount (in my opinion at least). How well does that piece of plastic seem to hold up when you suspend a couple of helmets from it?
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #2993
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How does the CB compare to the Super Tenere, being a twin with a 33" seat height? I considered an ST, but got a Tiger 1050 instead. Big mistake ergo wise...
I looked long and hard at the ST last fall, took multiple test rides on the bike as it was my favorite of the large adv style bikes. The ST feels gigantic compared to the CB11. Being 6' I had no problem with the height of the ST; however, the CB is a much sportier position and probably closer to the Tiger. Raising up on the pegs of the ST is natural, not so much so with the CB. I don't think you would want to stand up for any distance on the CB. The ergos are different in large part due to the mission of the bike. My decision to go with the CB was based on a reassessment of where and how I was really going to use the bike.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:18 AM   #2994
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Talk of the helmet guardian reminded me that one of the few rather cheesy components on the CB1100 is the rear tail light mount (in my opinion at least). How well does that piece of plastic seem to hold up when you suspend a couple of helmets from it?

Guth..i have only hung one on it so far, but it looked to me that it was bolted to a metal bracket that was bolted to the rear fender thru some rubber bushings. The plastic tail light bracket also uses those bolts to attach to the fender. I dont think its going to be an issue, but I will keep an eye on it. You dont ride with a helmet hanging on there, you just hang it there while parked.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:02 AM   #2995
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How does the CB compare to the Super Tenere, being a twin with a 33" seat height? I considered an ST, but got a Tiger 1050 instead. Big mistake ergo wise...
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I looked long and hard at the ST last fall, took multiple test rides on the bike as it was my favorite of the large adv style bikes. The ST feels gigantic compared to the CB11. Being 6' I had no problem with the height of the ST; however, the CB is a much sportier position and probably closer to the Tiger. Raising up on the pegs of the ST is natural, not so much so with the CB. I don't think you would want to stand up for any distance on the CB. The ergos are different in large part due to the mission of the bike. My decision to go with the CB was based on a reassessment of where and how I was really going to use the bike.
dd50, yes the ST is pretty much as described by Oldgoat. Taller guys would get along great on the Yamaha. At 5'10", I have to have the seat in the low setting to get my feet down securely. In the low setting, I've found that the pegs, believe it or not, are a little too high and hard on my knees for 500+ mile days, so I will be buying adjustable footpegs soon. The bars were also a bit too much of a reach with the stock setup. I've added 3/4" risers and rotated the bars back a bit to help with the reach. Despite all the above, it really is a comfortable bike for long rides, and is surprisingly good off-road for such a big beast. I also like how you get a good view of traffic up on your 'perch' on this bike. I find myself at eye-level to oncoming 4x4 trucks. Guys on cruisers are so far below my eye level I think of them as leather-clad Shriners on mini-bikes.

In other news, we got 2 feet of snow this weekend. It's going to be a while yet before I can pick up the CB. Grrrrr.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:58 AM   #2996
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How much could it possibly cost to get a tank and side covers painted? No body work, removed from the bike? That'd be a super simple job for some company.

In the meantime, for a few bucks, a person could try gloss black vinyl or Plasti-Dip'ing the parts. Again, removed, a shop would likely do it for a very fair price.

Here's an example of a wrapped BMW cafe racer: http://madwraps.wordpress.com/2011/0...mw-cafe-racer/



Is it as nice as brand new paint? Of course not. However--comma--one could change the color every few years for a refreshed looked and guess what's under that wrap? Perfect OEM paint.

Maybe something in blue... ?




I've never really considered wrapping a tank cause I think I assumed it would be too curvy to do nicely, but now that you brought it up I think that's the smart way to go, that way it stays original underneath, and it even provides protection for the paint. I'd guess the prices or wrapping and painting are probably similar.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #2997
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I started another thread not seeing this one...Was out this weekend and saw a Band New CB 1100 and very much like the bike.. UJM and the style of Bike most of us grew up with.

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:22 PM   #2998
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I take it that it belonged to the gray haired dude in the black leather and jeans?

He looks like he could be one of us.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #2999
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