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Old 03-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #1906
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Man, The Japanese do know how to build with detailed perfection. Each pic shows just a little more of that detail. The shift lever is just an example... Thanks for sharing. tomp
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #1907
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Thanks twas I asking about luggage. I've never been a fan of a top box, just seems to spoil the lines on a bike although that squared look of the second one may be fine. However, I'm really after top loading panniers. Anyone have details on the one shown in the pic?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #1908
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Man, The Japanese do know how to build with detailed perfection. Each pic shows just a little more of that detail. The shift lever is just an example... Thanks for sharing. tomp
Thanks for pointing that out. It's easy to gloss over the small details and get lost in the sort of big picture it makes in each photo.

The shift lever is a beauty in that pic.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #1909
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Thanks twas I asking about luggage. I've never been a fan of a top box, just seems to spoil the lines on a bike although that squared look of the second one may be fine. However, I'm really after top loading panniers. Anyone have details on the one shown in the pic?
Im with you on this one. That squared off box looks more like it belongs on the bike. I would be interested for some details on this as well. Those pictures rock! Looks like the CB had a lot of attention to detail. To the person who posted all of those pics thanks and where did you find them?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:25 PM   #1910
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Man, The Japanese do know how to build with detailed perfection. Each pic shows just a little more of that detail. The shift lever is just an example... Thanks for sharing. tomp
That detailed perfection is one of the reasons why I bought this bike - or, why I buy just about anything, for that matter.

When I first checked the bike out, up close, I was looking for any disparaging item, ANYTHING that sounded a flat note.

I didn't find anything. All the parts have an attention to detail, form, function, and style that is truly extraordinary. And the overall effect is stunning, to say the least.

It's what happens when you turn loose some of the best, the brightest, and the most experienced motorcycle craftsmen in the world on a project inspired by one man's dream. To go back to a time when motorcycles were raw, gutsy, and beautiful.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:56 AM   #1911
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I wonder how the lighting is on this thing? That seems to always be a problem with me. Isnt the bulb like a 55/60watt? I think that is what my Sportster was and it was pretty pathetic. I replaced it with a 80/100 and ran it on high beam all of the time. I finally burned up the connectors in the bucket after about 5K miles. It did improve the lighting though.

I wish companies would make their buckets and connectors capable of running "non-DOT approved" bulbs without melting everything. I know that'd add a couple of bucks to the operation, but I think people would be more than happy to pay even if the company was honest and said something like "we added $3 worth of wiring and we're going to charge you $30 more for in MSRP." I know I would.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:57 AM   #1912
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To the person who posted all of those pics thanks and where did you find them?
There are pics of this bike all over the interwebz

the big 5 bike mags in usa cycle world rider etc
ash on bikes in england
web bike world japan
new zealand aus bike mags
they are all over
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #1913
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Oh cmon.... you know someone is going to do it.



Still.... its better than one of those windjammers...... which someone is going to do too
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:51 AM   #1914
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Still.... its better than one of those windjammers...... which someone is going to do too
I bet someone will put a Windjammer on. For the longest time you couldn't give them away, in the last couple of years I've seen them for sale on Craigslist & presumably selling. They will come around again, just like Pabst beer.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #1915
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I bet someone will put a Windjammer on. For the longest time you couldn't give them away, in the last couple of years I've seen them for sale on Craigslist & presumably selling. They will come around again, just like Pabst beer.
BOTH of which are disgusting.....



one of my CB400F's had a windjammer on it from the original owner....and a tow hitch





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Old 03-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #1916
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Great pics. Who makes those riding pants the dude who is zipping up his coat has. I like how they appear to have a protected but flexible knee but not so bulky like so much of the adventure riding gear. I know a bit off topic but you have to find your opportunities:)
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #1917
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Oh cmon.... you know someone is going to do it.



Still.... its better than one of those windjammers...... which someone is going to do too

I Actually want to put on touratech panniers. They are just so handy

I try to reason myself. Literally every dual sport on the market would have better fuel consumption, wind protection, rage and luggage capabilities and would be a better travel bike and still I want this and I'll do anything to make it happen

A CBF1000 is nice as well, and available in Europe. Which also has better luggage capabilities, range, wind protection bla bla bla

Did I already tell you I actually like the look of those black touratech panniers on the 1100 ?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #1918
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I Actually want to put on touratech panniers. They are just so handy


Did I already tell you I actually like the look of those black touratech panniers on the 1100 ?
I would totally fab a mounting rack for the zegas off my GS if I had this thing! It would make it soooo much easier to go to the market after work
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #1919
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no idea what kind of bags these are

maybe someone here can help?

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #1920
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I think they did a pretty dammed good job with that thing.....Ive always thought Honda DOHC motors were the coolest looking.
Im not totally smitten with the tank - I liked the slightly more angular F tank from the 80's but all in all..... a pretty good looking bike!

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