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Old 09-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #3511
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Your K1 is gorgeous!
Screw the K1, I want that gorgeous RC30 hiding behind the work bench in the background!
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #3512
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That WhiteHouse 1100 looks really good, although not as good as my K1. Which is going on the "thining the herd" block by next spring; PM if you're interested.



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Old 09-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #3513
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That WhiteHouse 1100 looks really good, although not as good as my K1. Which is going on the "thining the herd" block by next spring; PM if you're interested.



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Call me old skool, but your bike appeals to me much more than the 1100. Went back several times but just couldn't pull the trigger on one.

Yamaha's new FZ-09 on the other hand, is really pulling at me and they are not even at the dealer's yet...
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #3514
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Yamaha's new FZ-09 on the other hand, is really pulling at me and they are not even at the dealer's yet...
The FZ-09 is going to be a hoot and an incredible bargain. But I don't think it will have the easy-going nature of the CB1100 and I doubt it will tour or commute particularly well. It will be more of a Japanese SuperDuke.

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Old 09-25-2013, 06:17 PM   #3515
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Strangely, Yamaha thought of that. They have a three position mapping set up, where one setting is designed for smooth city riding.... The only touring limitation may be the 3.7 gallon tank, but that's kinda the same as the 1100's. Early on, on this thread, that was the complaint for the 1100. Not enough gas, no touring possibilities, but seems that went away when the bikes became available. I've seen a few of them on the road, but sadly, not like I thought I would... tp dd50
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #3516
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...I've seen a few of them on the road, but sadly, not like I thought I would... tp dd50
I saw a new CB1100 on the show room floor at a dealer just this afternoon. I thought they would have all sold out by now. It's a very tempting package, but I already have a big 4 cylinder motorcycle.

I think Honda waited too long to bring this bike Stateside.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #3517
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I saw a new CB1100 on the show room floor at a dealer just this afternoon. I thought they would have all sold out by now. It's a very tempting package, but I already have a big 4 cylinder motorcycle.

I think Honda waited too long to bring this bike Stateside.
It would be interesting to know how many they sold. In Canada they sell the CB1100 for close to $15,ooo Canadian. The new FZ9 is selling for $8999. I imagine that Yamaha will sell quite a few. Can't see that the CB1100 is worth $6000 more than the FZ9 even if it is a "vintage" retro.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #3518
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The only touring limitation may be the 3.7 gallon tank, but that's kinda the same as the 1100's. Early on, on this thread, that was the complaint for the 1100. Not enough gas, no touring possibilities, but seems that went away when the bikes became available.
I read those same complaints. I bought a CB1100 anyway. It tours just fine. Just did 2200 miles in 6 days around Lake Superior and did not run out of gas once!











It is a very smooth ride. And the stock seat works for me just fine. Needs highway pegs got em coming.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #3519
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111 mph? Hope no LEO's are looking at this thread. Looks Like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing... tomp dd50

BTW did the Versys do ok on the trip, too? Interesting motorcycle. tp
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #3520
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111 mph? Hope no LEO's are looking at this thread. Looks Like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing... tomp dd50

BTW did the Versys do ok on the trip, too? Interesting motorcycle. tp
I had to find this rev limiter thing. Now that I have 3000 miles on the CB, I just had to find it. I hit 5th gear about 105 and boom the limiter hit shortly thereafter.
ANY bike trip I take with my son is a great bike trip. He went to Alaska with me once and that was a real treat.
That Versys in the pic is one of my old bikes. I sold it to my bud and he loves it. I put 28,000 miles on the Versys in two and a half years with no probs whatsoever. It is now approaching 40,000 miles and still runs great.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #3521
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Thanks for the info... Strange that it limited at 111. Reviews all said 125 mph. Guess limiters may have been differently for test bikes, to add a bit more Zing to the reviews...tp
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #3522
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This CB was designed for the Japanese market. I have read, somewhere, bikes sold in Japan have a government mandated limiter. Don't know if that is true but that's what I read. Honda never intended this bike to float over to the good old USA. When so many of us old farts demanded it, the did bring it but left the Japan limiter on it.
so be it

It's a great bike. I think I may just keep this one
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #3523
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What kind of range are you guys getting out of these bikes?
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:26 AM   #3524
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I read those same complaints. I bought a CB1100 anyway. It tours just fine. Just did 2200 miles in 6 days around Lake Superior and did not run out of gas once!


It is a very smooth ride. And the stock seat works for me just fine. Needs highway pegs got em coming.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:17 AM   #3525
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I must admit I am a bit surprised by the lukewarm reception the CB1100 seems to have gotten. It's a beautiful bike, and I would love to own one. When I finally saw it in the flesh, I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would. For me, it would make a great second bike... but SWMBO can't understand the "need" for more than one bike at a time.
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