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Old 02-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #1606
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I'm not young and I don't get the Iacocca reference either. Being from Detroit and having had a few relatives working for Chrysler in the seventies and eighties, Iacocca is still pretty well respected. Unlike CEO's of today who bankrupt companies and get huge bonuses, Iacocca took over a failing Chrysler for the princely salary of a $1 plus stock options.Stock goes down he loses, stock goes up he makes his money. I still think he pretty much saved Chrysler - not to take anything away from the rank and file who took major wage reductions at the time.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #1607
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Try again buddy ... http://www.bikesales.com.au/showroom...dJAsAuw&Nne=15


... and even more shit to depress you http://www.bikesales.com.au/all-bike...1409178&Nne=15








You're young aren't you ?



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Still don't get it. Prices are from $9500 thru $14,990 Aus. Exchange rate is .97 to 1.00. All these bikes are used. What price erosion are you trying to illustrate?

I'm 57. Don't get the Iacocca quip, either.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #1608
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I'm in the same part of the state you are?.......I see everything from 87,89,91 & 93.......I understand if your talking about certain parts of Brown,Adams or Scioto?.
Yes Im in Clermont, but do most of my riding in Brown, Adams, Scioto, Lawrence, Highland ...and in northern Kentucky.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #1609
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About time for a pic:



Sat on one this past weekend. Typical Honda fit and finish, the right balance of polished bits and blacked out cases, and the chrome/ paint work looked great.

The only things I was disappointed with were:

-Seat to peg distance was shorter than expected (30" inseam)
-The tank could have been made a bit wider to add some fuel capacity without changing the profile from the side.
-I don't get the modern looking front brake disc (no disc carriers) looks completely out of place on a retro looking bike. Might as well put USD forks and radial Brembos on it.

I'd stlll like to have one in the garage if it were not for the space/$ equation.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #1610
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Are you saying that england ( I see you're in scotland ) is only just getting these things ?


Shit , we've had them for a while ( two years ) . Not the sales success honda was hoping for.

Here's a link to a local bike sales site showing what they are selling for with only 130 km on the odo.


http://www.bikesales.com.au/dealer/d...9%204294964224




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Yes, only just arrived in dealers last week, launched in late Jan 2013..i like the thing because it gives my nostalgia button a kick... I liked the 400/4 550/4 etc etc and have been looking to buy a classic 4 cyl Honda for a while.. however prices for a seventies classic have risen sharply last 12 months and quite frankly are now crazy... so have started to think with the CB1100 get all the looks and all the mod cons etc
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #1611
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Still don't get it. Prices are from $9500 thru $14,990 Aus. Exchange rate is .97 to 1.00. All these bikes are used. What price erosion are you trying to illustrate?

I'm 57. Don't get the Iacocca quip, either.

There was a new one priced at $ 14,990.00. Similar model here is priced at $ 10,000-11,000 new I believe. So I don't know where you see they have appreciated in value, just the other way. And there are a bunch of demo bikes available as well at what looks like discounted prices.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #1612
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About time for a pic:



Sat on one this past weekend. Typical Honda fit and finish, the right balance of polished bits and blacked out cases, and the chrome/ paint work looked great.
Looks great!


You know, I don't care if they are popular,don't care if they lose value ( they all do, even Harley's ... despite what they say), all I care about is that mine comes in in a reasonable amount of time, and that it meets my expectations in fit, finish and performance.

Im not buying it to make money on, Im not buying it to impress anyone else, I'm buying it to ride and please me. That's all. I expect that it will.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:32 PM   #1613
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Looks great!



Im not buying it to make money on, Im not buying it to impress anyone else, I'm buying it to ride and please me. That's all. I expect that it will.
That's just crazy talk there. Can you imagine what the annual sales of H-D would be if everyone thought that way?

Back on topic. Per my earlier post and in response to another, I am 6' in stocking feet with 32" inseam and thought the peg placement was fine; although at the outer limit. Someone 6'4" with 34" would find it cramped. As for the width of the tank, again, I actually liked the thin tank. Made the bike appear svelte and nimble. That being said, I would have been fine with adding some width to get it closer to 5 gals.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #1614
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Has anyone here sat on an 1100 with an optional seat installed that is taller than the stock 31.5", like the ones shown on the Japan sites that resemble early 750's? An additional 1-1 1/2" extra height would be an improvement in the knee angle, especially for us over middle age group.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #1615
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Has anyone here sat on an 1100 with an optional seat installed that is taller than the stock 31.5", like the ones shown on the Japan sites that resemble early 750's? An additional 1-1 1/2" extra height would be an improvement in the knee angle, especially for us over middle age group.
The guy who writes this blog (Australian) has the factory higher seat; I believe he obtained it direct from Japan. Scroll down the page and you will see a CB1100 FAQ section including information about his seat.

http://motorcycleparadise.blogspot.c...&max-results=5

Nice blog with a lot of great ride reports, including some he did on a rental BMW in the U.S.

I believe this is the same guy who has the youtube video with the Pipemasters 4 into 4 exhaust. Just to dispel any delusions about those pipes and their availability, he mentions somewhere in his blog that he had the pipes custom made by Pipemasters, so they don't appear to be an off-the-shelf item. Too bad as they are far and away the best sounding exhaust I've heard on a CB1100. In any case you could probably obtain a set for yourself, but with the built-to-order status (and shipping from Australia) I'll bet they cost a very pretty penny indeed.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #1616
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The CB1100s in Australia and Japan shipped with the shorter factory seat. We'll be receiving the taller factory seat by default here in the States. The only way to go taller is with an aftermarket seat.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #1617
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The CB1100s in Australia and Japan shipped with the shorter factory seat. We'll be receiving the taller factory seat by default here in the States. The only way to go taller is with an aftermarket seat.
The first part is correct. However, the factory accessory tall seat in Japan looks to be a good margin higher than the standard U.S. seat. If the guy I mentioned in the blog above was able to import one from Japan to Australia, doesn't seem to be any reason it couldn't be imported to U.S.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #1618
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Factory tall seat as shown in Australian blog:

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #1619
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Had one of these in '78. A GS550, and the seat was very comfortable, after removing the grab strap. Why does every company have to make today's seats sculpted, limiting seating positions? That long flat seat allowed for leg and arm position changes with ease. Slide back, feet on the passenger pegs and get on down the hiway... tp
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #1620
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I believe if you look closely at the pictures on that site, all of the images of seats that are taller than the one we are receiving are actually aftermarket items.
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