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Old 05-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #31
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Welcome to ADV Boomer & congrats on the CB900.

What you might need is a gas cap gasket. Look at Bike Bandit to see if it is available. If not you may have to make your own.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:36 AM   #32
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What Aftermarket Seats will fit my 1980 CB900 Custom

What Aftermarket Seats will fit my 1980 CB900 Custom???

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:41 AM   #33
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Updates on my Bike

Since I last posted There have been some changes:

Replaced the Oil and Air Filters with K&N filters.

Fresh Paint - Lost the pinstripes which I am regretting a little but the color is great - - - BLUE METAL FLAKE ---

Removed the Exhaust and grinded them down --- Bought with rusty pipes
---- Sprayed the Pipes a BBQ Black to resist fading and chipping over time

trying to repair my seat cover which has some rips and looking to replace an emblem for my side cover.

Any ideas on where i can find one would be great all i need is the emblem I have the side panel.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:12 AM   #34
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I'd look on eBay -
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:27 PM   #35
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Cb1000

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Have a Honda Custom ?

Show it off here!

Here's my 1983 CB1000 -

i swear, the CB 900 and 1000 (81,82 & 83) are in my top 2 or 3 bikes of all time. maybe even #1. the styling cues are a blend of so many pleasing influences, and yet the bikes have the whole thing wrapped in a unique Honda burrito of class, quality and giggles. some of you may have seen it, last month, there was a CB1000 ( blue, small chance it was a 900, but i'm pretty sure it was a 1000, in montana or idaho... 3000 original miles, garage kept, with a BUY IT NOW of $2900. Gawd. if the economy hadn't had me on my last nickel, i'd have hit that button day ONE. it last 2 days. boom. argh.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:33 PM   #36
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oh man the pics look great!

I just bought an 81 cb 750 custom that needs a bit of restoration. Anyone know someone who might be parting one of these out? I'm especially looking for exhaust pipes right now but will probably find more I need later.

Also - any recommendations for a good stereo and speakers to put in?
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:53 PM   #37
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ehhhh, I'm not really a big fan of the "custom"...I'm more partial to the earlier K models. I'll take points and a SOHC over CDI ignition boxes, CV carbs and air shocks any day. HOWEVER, if you need parts for a custom, between my friend and I we have enough 81 CB750 parts to build 2 bikes.
Drop me a PM if you need anything.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:52 PM   #38
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Are the CB900's and CB1000's as stone reliable as the CB750's? Do they require valve adjustments? I love the look of the Customs and would love to pick one up, but I'm drawn to the CB750 Nighthawk because of it's anvil-like reliability and low maintenance.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #39
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They both require periodic valve adjustments/shimming.

Having hydralic lifters would be nice...
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #40
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the idaho bike... No, YOU da 'Ho!

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i swear, the CB 900 and 1000 (81,82 & 83) are in my top 2 or 3 bikes of all time. last month, there was a CB1000 ( blue, small chance it was a 900, but i'm pretty sure it was a 1000, in montana or idaho... 3000 original miles, garage kept, with a BUY IT NOW of $2900. Gawd. if the economy hadn't had me on my last nickel, i'd have hit that button day ONE. it last 2 days. boom. argh.
i saw that one. aaarrrrgh!!!! i hope whom-ever bought appreciates it!!!

is this a FIRST?!? I JUST REPLIED /QUOTED MY OWN POST. cheez-us.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:41 PM   #41
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Let's talk about the reliability of the CB900 and CB1000 bikes. Are they as stone reliable as the newer Nighthawks?
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:02 PM   #42
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Let's talk about the reliability of the CB900 and CB1000 bikes. Are they as stone reliable as the newer Nighthawks?
You have to look at it in two different ways -

The CB900/1000Cs had a maintenance free shaft drive VS a chain.

But the newer Nighthawks have hydraulic valve lifters that never need to be adjusted.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:02 PM   #43
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A couple of pics from this recent ride -

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493293



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Old 08-19-2009, 10:51 AM   #44
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Let's talk about the reliability of the CB900 and CB1000 bikes. Are they as stone reliable as the newer Nighthawks?
Short answer - no.

Mostly because the old CBs are 10 to twenty years older, so they will have that much more wear, tear & aging. They have shim & bucket valve adjustment and many have been neglected, so you see some problems with burned valves, and some running problems related to this. The charging system is marginal, common to have a rotor that intermittently shorts but bench checks good, hard to track down. Ignition system is weak as well, in terms of reliability I think the newer Nighthawk 750s are better. But you can see by my signature I like the older ones nevertheless.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #45
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My old 82 CB900F was one of my favorite bikes of all time.
I used to ride the Parkway in my free time and it never failed to draw some guy into an overlook who saw the taillight and thought it was a CBX.

The 900 engine was really a great mill.
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