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Old 12-14-2008, 04:51 PM   #16
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Also, the horns will need to be reloacated to their stock position.

To do this you'll need the mounts from a stock CB1000C.

Again, if you want to set your bike up like mine, then we have an ideal situation - we have everything each other needs.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:50 PM   #17
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Hey thanks for the quick reply Hondo.

For the time being I'm gonna keep the fairing. It's growing on me. If I do decide to take it off I will keep it in storage. That way whoever buys the bike (You'll have first dibs if that day comes Hondo) will be able to return it to original if they so desire. Thanks for all of the info on the bike. You are a true Guru on these machines.

And more pics since we've only got two people posting them!

(The right side grip is back on now)


The KLR is getting jealous:


Something about a large air cooled engine that makes you happy


Again, I put the right grip back on.



Not as clean as yours Hondo, but I like her!
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:38 PM   #18
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It's not a custom, but...
How about a '94 CB1000 SF ??








It's for sale here... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406567

Check it out,...
Let me Know what you think!
I have done extensive work on this one.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:14 PM   #19
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Wow-

Cool bike. You must have a huge amount of time invested in that machine. Your hard work shows. How do you like the EBC rotors?

Mitch
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:25 PM   #20
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Wow-

Cool bike. You must have a huge amount of time invested in that machine. Your hard work shows. How do you like the EBC rotors?

Mitch
You are right about the time, and love, invested in the bike,
The EBC rotors are lighter than stock, and they seem a bit grippier (in a good way) too. but it's a little hard to tell exactly, as I changed out the rotors and calipers at the same time.

P.S. how about giving the bike a "bump" in the bikes for sale section, PLEASE...
Thanks, Brad
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:23 AM   #21
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I saw one of these at a local cycle shop. The guy is still working on it, as it has some issues, but he made me an offer I am having a hard time ignoring. I do have a couple of questions about these, even though I have spent several hours researching it.

One, I am a returning rider, who has not owned a bike since the end of 1996. How would this bike rate for a returning rider? Both my previous bikes were 400cc from the 70s. The first I owned and rode for about a year. The other, a 1978 Honda CB400, I owned for almost three years, and put over 16,000 miles on it, all without leaving Colorado.

How hard are parts to find for this? How hard is it to work on? Would you feel comfortable from a reliability perspective riding it on long trips?

Oh, and I found this link. It has a scanned copy of the Cycle World review from 1983. http://www.vf750fd.com/vf750f/vin_4.html

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:34 PM   #22
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Another pic of my CB1000C -

Hondo, that is a nice example. I just saw an '82-900 listed on a farm auction site coming up and was wondering what kind of price range to expect. I have no info on the bike and haven't seen it yet, but I would like to add one to my "stable". Russ
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:59 AM   #23
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Price really depends on condition, mileage and accessories.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:50 PM   #24
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Here's mine: 1981 CB750 Custom. I bought it last week off of Craig's List for $1800.00. 6000 original miles, new tires, battery, brakes, fork seals, carbs cleaned and sync'd. Runs great!


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Old 04-04-2009, 07:54 PM   #25
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Here's mine: 1981 CB750 Custom. I bought it last week off of Craig's List for $1800.00. 6000 original miles, new tires, battery, brakes, fork seals, carbs cleaned and sync'd. Runs great!


Very nice!
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:34 PM   #26
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Hi y'all. I'm Ranger354 from upper East Tn. After almost 20 years of not riding I am returning. Owned scoots from early 70ís thru late 80ís. Last one was Kawasaki Z1. Caught the fever again not long ago. Just bought a Honda CB1000 Custom. I lusted after one for years even when I wasn't riding. Clock shows 38K and change. It needs work but not a lot. Not cute, but it ain't ugly either just something to get me back on a scoot. It runs but roughly, guy i got it from changed the air box to stacks and I think it needs a different size jet. So far only 1 blister from trying to see which cyl. wasn't firing. Yes I know better, my reflexes ainít what they used to be! I'm more of a lurker than a poster. Will help if I can, and I ain't afraid to beg if necessary for help Speaking of begging would someone please post a front on and a rear on picture of the 1000? Some of the stock stuff in missing, and I want to make this one look factory fresh. My signal lights are missing, the fork bridge with Honda on it and such I want to make sure I have the correct tail light and tag bracket, so far just pretty stuff. Oh by the way, both side covers are missing, arenít they all!! So Iíll be around here and there. See yíall.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:43 AM   #27
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Hi y'all. I'm Ranger354 from upper East Tn. After almost 20 years of not riding I am returning. Owned scoots from early 70ís thru late 80ís. Last one was Kawasaki Z1. Caught the fever again not long ago. Just bought a Honda CB1000 Custom. I lusted after one for years even when I wasn't riding. Clock shows 38K and change. It needs work but not a lot. Not cute, but it ain't ugly either just something to get me back on a scoot. It runs but roughly, guy i got it from changed the air box to stacks and I think it needs a different size jet. So far only 1 blister from trying to see which cyl. wasn't firing. Yes I know better, my reflexes ainít what they used to be! I'm more of a lurker than a poster. Will help if I can, and I ain't afraid to beg if necessary for help Speaking of begging would someone please post a front on and a rear on picture of the 1000? Some of the stock stuff in missing, and I want to make this one look factory fresh. My signal lights are missing, the fork bridge with Honda on it and such I want to make sure I have the correct tail light and tag bracket, so far just pretty stuff. Oh by the way, both side covers are missing, arenít they all!! So Iíll be around here and there. See yíall.
I have heard it is hard to get one of these (DOHC Hondas 79-83) to run well without the stock airbox.

Here are a couple of great resources for you:

http://www.cb750c.com/

http://www.cb1100f.net/

These forums both deal more or less in general with the DOHC Hondas, you will find lots of help there.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:30 PM   #28
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Hi all! Interestingly enough, I'm also a new member, from Northeast TN, and own an '83 CB 1000 C.

I've been lurking here from time to time for the last year and half. Because of advrider I'm now fascinated with little dual sports like the TW. I've always been drawn to unique things. I bought the CB about 6 or 7 years ago for the same reason, it's uniqueness (at least at the time to me). I upgraded from a fun little CM 450 that was my first bike. However, the CB just never felt like "me" and I started riding less and less. It has mostly been sitting all these years. I started getting excited about motorcycles again about 2 years ago due to some enthusiastic ridin' coworkers and I picked up a Buell CityX which I enjoy greatly. However due to being disgruntled with my career and deciding to seek another profession, downsizing, returning to school, and minimum wage plebe, is not conducive to multiple or expensive bikes.

I see why the CB's have such a loyal following, they are great bikes! I like the "standard" look and they really are a great option for all around use. Mine is Black and Gray, still in good shape (always garage kept), and still stock except for the original owner's change to 4 into 1 exhaust. I actually rode it today for the first time in almost two years! The ride today reminded me again of how nice of a ride it really is.

I know myself well enough to know that: I'll end up with less of a bike for more $ before it's over in my search for personal motorcycle Zen. However, that's just how my mind and soul work. So far my experience has been that going against this natural passion only leads to less satisfaction........ or could be that I don't have a wife and kids to squash my desires!!

Anyway, It's nice to finally post in this likable community of misfits for once, and I'm trying to work toward some goals this summer so that I'll be an actual bonafide ADV Rider in the near future instead of a keyboard dreamer. I'm currently fascinated by Geek and "Loser"! Now those two have character!

I really need to sell both the Buell and the CB. I can post info if anyone is interested (will post images of the CB regardless with a borrowed digital cam). I also could be open to trade the CB for a bike toward my goals of ADV riding and moto-oneness.

Ken
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:08 AM   #29
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Post up a pic so we can see it! There are very few of these bike still around it would seem.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:49 AM   #30
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My NEW-OLD Bike - 1980 CB900 Custom

Hello everyone,
So Here is my story. I'm a new rider who didn't want a crotch rocket or some imitation classic cruiser. I wanted the real thing so I picked myself up a 1980 Honda CB900 Custom. Bought for $600!!!!! Great deal, has around 15,000 miles.

Here Is what I have done so far:
- Fresh Paint on the tank and covers, wanted to make it my own kind of custom
- Removed the pipes, grinded them down and painted them with a high temp flat black paint. They were pretty rusted up.
- Bought K&N replacements for the Air and Oil filters.
- New Tires the old ones were bald and seeing as I am a new rider I want good grip on the road.
(The bike was having some trouble firing up and has a rattle when idling)
My Ideas:
- Purchased new spark plugs to help the firing issues.
- I know a bike builder who suggests using a lead additive to stop the rattle in the bike. IS THIS A GOOD IDEA????

ALSO: I'm thinking because it is an older bike I should clean the carbs, ANY SUGGESTIONS on the best way to do this?????

Other issues with the bike:
When the gas tank is filled full and the bike is on the kickstand gas leaks from the cap. IS THIS A GAS CAP PROBLEM< DO I NEED A NEW GAS CAP???

THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT THIS FORUM IS GREAT!!!!!!!
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