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Old 03-08-2013, 04:48 PM   #1831
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Nice try, Russellville Honda!

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #1832
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Ha ha. You got me chuckling on that one. I thought I sounded like a dealer when I wrote that. But I do feel that way about them.

If I knew how to post a pic on this forum I would run down to the gararge and snap a pic right now. Point me to instructions and I'll do it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:45 PM   #1833
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open a smugmug or photobucket
put your pics there
click on IMG code
copy n paste to wherever you want
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #1834
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Oh, and add me to the waiting list on the CB1100. My local dealer has an ABS confirmed for me. I've been following this thread since page 3. There just isn't any other place with lively banter going on about this bike. Count me out for the 4 into 4 pipes, I like it the way it was designed. If I were to make a change it would be for the chromed long front fender with bracing that is an accessory in Japan. I can appreciate how low the back end hangs to keep the road gunk off the exhaust pipes coming out of the front of the engine. (Much classier than attaching a chrome painted plastic Fender Eliminator to a real chrome plated fender) They make two versions, one to fit the ABS model.

Without pics it don't exist!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #1835
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Thanks. I believe what your looking for is the 4th up from the bottom.


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Old 03-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #1836
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Without pics it don't exist!!
Ok you got me. Maybe it isn't a genuine honda accessory. I think it is made by one or two competing companies in Japan - so third party. I looked it up and "read" all about different offerings being triple chromed versus double chromed and I think there was a nickle plated version. Of course it was a store in Japan and all I could understand was the pictures and brief snippets of translation in the descriptions. I swear I saved the link but can't find it now.

Anywho, somewhere in this thread there were pictures of some aftermarket Japan only replacement gas tanks that were flat on the bottom and made the bike look more period. Find that section where it is being discussed, and I think you will see the bike pictured with the a very cool front fender replacement with bracing struts.

Surley someone will eventually find it and bring to light what I'm talking about. That is the only accessory I would want to get to make the bike perfect (for what it is). I put fender extenders on all my bikes.

I gave up on it at the time because there was some confusion on which one would match the stock rear fender as far as quality of finish. ...and of course it was impossibly expensive. Still, if some one imports it to the U.S. it would be the only accessory I would have to have for the bike save for the heated grips and plasty chromed instrument surrounds.

If I run amongst a picture of it again I will post it, now that I know how.

edit: I was calling the fender extender a fender eliminator. Corrected.

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Old 03-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #1837
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A little history...

I saw this tonight and realized that it didn't take huge HP and minuscule weight to be a fast, winning motorcycle. Compare the specs to the 1100 and see how much or actually how little has changed in 35+ years.

1977 MV Agusta 850SS
Claimed power: 85hp @ 9,500rpm
Top speed: 140mph (est.)
Engine: 837cc air-cooled DOHC inline four, 69mm x 56mm bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio
Weight (dry): 517lb (235kg)
Fuel capacity: 6.3gal (24ltr)
Price then/now: $6,400 (approx.)/$40,000-$70,000

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:04 PM   #1838
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I saw this tonight and realized that it didn't take huge HP and minuscule weight to be a fast, winning motorcycle. Compare the specs to the 1100 and see how much or actually how little has changed in 35+ years.

1977 MV Agusta 850SS
Claimed power: 85hp @ 9,500rpm
Top speed: 140mph (est.)
Engine: 837cc air-cooled DOHC inline four, 69mm x 56mm bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio
Weight (dry): 517lb (235kg)
Fuel capacity: 6.3gal (24ltr)
Price then/now: $6,400 (approx.)/$40,000-$70,000

Wow Mv makes really beautiful motorcycles $6500 was a ton of moola in 1977. I bought a new 77 KZ 1000 that year for under $2k. Look at the now price.. $40 - 70 K zoweee
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #1839
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From inflation calculator:

What cost $6400 in 1977 would cost $23907.09 in 2012. That WAS one expensive motorcycle.

A local dealer has a 2000 MV 750 for $9800. A lot for a 13 year old 750, but it is an MV.



Is this not the sexiest rear end since J LO?

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #1840
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Without pics it don't exist!!
Here are some pics of the replacement front fender with the bracing and fuller splatter coverage:







Tell me what you think.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #1841
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...compare to the original "dinky" front fender. What say everyone?

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #1842
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I like the extended fender a lot. But I'm a cheap bastard. It would have to sell for a very reasonable price in order for me to purchase one.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #1843
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Here are some pics of the replacement front fender with the bracing and fuller splatter coverage:



Tell me what you think.
That's a sexy beast! Throw a pair of fork gaiters on there too and you have damn near the perfect front end

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #1844
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...compare to the original "dinky" front fender. What say everyone?
Mixed. I like the look of these old fenders and the stock one on the CB1100 is a too small to my eyes. But I'm not sure I like the big clunky one better. I certainly wouldn't spend big bucks on the mod.

I like retro, but I think the CB1100 is plowing new ground as a modern interpretation of retro and tarting it up with old-school clunky styling cues isn't my cup of tea. But it may be yours and your opinion is all that matters. It certainly doesn't look bad.

With fork gaiters, painted headlight ears, and 4-4 pipes, I might feel differently.

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #1845
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I prefer the look of the smaller stock fender myself. But I can appreciate functionality of the aftermarket example.
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