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Old 04-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #2776
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Couple pics from today..lunch stop with my son..ducati..his fil..honda ST...and my brother... Triumph



Stop at the lake with my brother



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Old 04-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #2777
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Mugen "gets" Hondas, but then they have a relationship with the factory. I love the cafe'd CB1100. Someday... Someday.

And it'd get a set of adjustable cafe bars on it ASAP...

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #2778
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Ok Greywolves,Abernathy`s in Union City,Tn..Phone #731-885-1792.Shop is located in north west tennessee just across the river from Mo.Visit their. web site at Abernathyonline.com.Good luck,tell them Jimmy sent you.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #2779
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Saw one in the flesh at the dealer today. Nice bike! I think they wanted $9800 for it?
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #2780
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #2781
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Ok, I just set my suspension to full soft front and rear. Lets see how that feels.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #2782
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On the topic of suspension:

For those of you that have now ridden the CB1100, if you don't mind sharing...

How much do weigh?
Have you messed with your preload settings at all?
How does the overall ride/handling feel to you and what else do you ride (or have ridden) for comparisons sake?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #2783
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Ok, I just set my suspension to full soft front and rear. Lets see how that feels.
I haven't messed with my preload settings at all, the ride feels really comfy to me overall right now. I weigh in around 165 lbs w/o gear.

However, just from what I remember looking at the bike last, I believe mine came setup just one click off of the lowest preload setting on the back shocks. I have no idea where in the range the front end preload sits from the factory.

If that is the case then I'm guessing that there isn't too much room to back off things at all. Hope it works out for you Ferret.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #2784
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I haven't messed with my preload settings at all, the ride feels really comfy to me overall right now. I weigh in around 165 lbs w/o gear.

However, just from what I remember looking at the bike last, I believe mine came setup just one click off of the lowest preload setting on the back shocks. I have no idea where in the range the front end preload sits from the factory.

If that is the case then I'm guessing that there isn't too much room to back off things at all. Hope it works out for you Ferret.

Front preload in on the third ring from the factory. I backed it off to the 5 th ring. Yes rear shocks were 1 click from full soft at the factory. I clicked it one click to the softest position.

180 pounds here and factory settings were acceptable. Took a 25 mile ride on full soft and its acceptable as well. Maybe a skosh smoother on the flats, no difference on the curves that I took today. Ie I wasnt going fast enough to make it wallow.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #2785
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I weight 160 and I don't mess with any settings until the bike has 500-700 miles on it. Your mileage may vary
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #2786
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Nit piks.

Ok after several rides, I have 2 nit piks, things I'm not particularly pleased with

(1) I do not like the helmet lock. It's really hard to get the rings from my helmet over the hook. When I get my regular plates, I'm putting on a helmet guardian and never using the factory helmet lock again.

(2) I don't care for the fuel gauge. Fill it up and you have five l.e.d. blocks. first one goes out in 23 miles, second shortly after, third shortly after that, at 80 miles you are down to 2 fuel blocks and it looks like you are getting low on gas and need to start looking for a station when in reality you can probably safely go another 70 miles. Plus the thing will go three to two, then back to three, then back to two. Drives me crazy. Either give me an accurate guage, or give me a light that comes on when I have a gallon left.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #2787
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I've always carried my helmet around with me as I've never had the nerve to leave it behind. Value it too much to do so unless perhaps I was at a moto-specific event.

I already noticed the fuel gauge moving back and forth between four and five bars on my CB. Didn't think much of it as I've never had a fuel gauge on a bike before and wasn't sure if this was due to the pitch/lean of the bike or what.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #2788
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I've always carried my helmet around with me as I've never had the nerve to leave it behind. Value it too much to do so unless perhaps I was at a moto-specific event.

I already noticed the fuel gauge moving back and forth between four and five bars on my CB. Didn't think much of it as I've never had a fuel gauge on a bike before and wasn't sure if this was due to the pitch/lean of the bike or what.
I've owned 2 bikes with gas guages -1991 Harley FXRP and '02 Yamaha FZ1. Both had analog guages, both were rock steady and accurate. Sounds like technology has gone backwards with regards to gas guages.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #2789
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Anybody notice the silicone droplets at the valve covers right by the cam end cap. . One of mine is gone and looks like it melted or was wiped while still wet. Doubt it's significant and don't think it's leaking oil. Quick 120 mile trip today and first fill up. Covered in dead bugs and couldn't be happier.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #2790
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Every bike I've owned that boasted a fuel gauge was wildly inaccurate. My current ride has both a light & gauge. When it indicates 1 gal left (in a 5 gal tank), the light comes on. I start to look for fuel, running say 10 - 20 miles on that last gallon. I have never been able to put more than 3.6 - 3.7 gal into the tank. In other words, I have 80 miles left, not 20 or 30. All my bike owning friends report the same, whatever the brand.
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