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Old 04-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #2851
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^How much did the dealer charge you for "dealer prep and set-up"?

Congratulations on your bike - nice report.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #2852
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Gorgeous man. I love the rack on it. Just looks like it should be there. What is the weight rating on the rack? I see a little sticker on the back but cant read it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #2853
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Sweet ride report! I would like to hear more about the heated grips?
Ride report? ME? I only rode it from the dealers front door to the trailer!

Thanks.

The handle bar has only the left grip attached. I took it to the garage and one of the techs blew it off with their air compressor (took maybe 4 seconds of effort). You have to disassemble the throttle grip housing and detach 2 cable ends from the stock grip. I put the throttle grip from the heated grip set on and attached the 2 cable ends to it and attached the throttle housing to the bar with 2 screws then attached the brake handle with brake resevoir to the bar next. It is really simple but I don't have a technical mind to transfer that simplicity into words.

The problem was when all was said and done the throttle didn't snap closed. I went and got help with this but the dealer started to question whether I was using the right heated grip kit. We checked the part number and it was the correct one - although the instructions were printed for the VFR1200 with like illustrations. Nevertheless, the heated grip was a 1/4" shorter than the stock grips and left a space between the end of the grip and bar end weight which I didn't like.

The conversation went like this:

"I don't like what this looks like and it doesn't feel right. Are you going to get out of sorts if I say right now - forget the heated grips?"

"No, it doesn't look right, I think your using the wrong kit."

"I agree but it's the part number listed on the Honda accessory page for the CB1100."

And that was the end of that. I still want heated grips but not until I get a kit specifically written for the CB1100 and with CB1100 illustrations. The VFR1200 kit is supposed to be the one but I sure didn't like the outcome.

Maybe others who have had or will have success can discuss this further as I would like to get onboard with heated grips at some point in the future.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #2854
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^How much did the dealer charge you for "dealer prep and set-up"?

Congratulations on your bike - nice report.

Nothing That's why he didn't blink when I said I'll set it up if you don't mind. He walked by and chuckled at me every now and then and could tell I was having the time of my life. It was a fun day.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #2855
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Gorgeous man. I love the rack on it. Just looks like it should be there. What is the weight rating on the rack? I see a little sticker on the back but cant read it.
17.6 lbs

I agree it looks great. I noticed in pictures it sticks out rearword far enough to act as a tail light guard protector so you don't ...say ... break the lens when putting it up on the center stand while it's sitting too close to a wall or something. Turns out the tail light sticks out a smidge furthur. 1/8" or so.

I think your supposed to remove the blinkers from the rail they come mounted on but I worked around this by just holding them out of the way while I used the allen wrench. You know how blinker stalks give a little when you pull or push on them? No problems. I know there are instructions for it but I didn't have any. Easy enough to install though.

The dealer did print out a 28 page dealer setup guide for me which I more or less followed. It came in handy routing the battery cables and just finding the battery. At first I didnt think it came with one but it's located under a nifty little "trunk" box under the seat.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #2856
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Guys, I stumbled into this forum I have not seen so just wanted to give you all a heads up. Looks like its put together from some chaps from the UK.
http://www.cb1100.co.uk/index.php?action=forum
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:12 PM   #2857
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How much is the Luggage Rack in US Dollars?
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:29 AM   #2858
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How much is the Luggage Rack in US Dollars?
There is one listed on ebay, but $260??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-OEM-GE...608559&vxp=mtr
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:37 AM   #2859
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There is one listed on ebay, but $260??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-OEM-GE...608559&vxp=mtr
If I remember correctly, that's actually a bit below MSRP. I *really* want a rack for mine, but I'm going to have to wait a bit at that price.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:41 AM   #2860
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I think just about ALL the aftermarket parts & accessories for this bike, whether from Honda or elsewhere, are priced at insane levels.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:24 AM   #2861
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CA200... Couple q's..

(1) why that model and not the classic Plexifairing with The longer legs?
National Cycle does not have a app. for the CB1100 yet so I had to guess
what # to use but I have sold 100s when I was a dealer and I know what works.
The bigger Plexi I never cared for. It's taller ( I am only 5'8" ) and it is harder
to get a big gap around the headlight so you get more buffering behind it.
When I was selling them I always had better feed back from customers with
the II.
(2) any issues with installation?
No , put a lot of them on, I did move it up more after a test ride.
(3) any instability at speed?
Seems very stable at 70, only have a 100 miles on the bike,
We have had only one day even close to 60 since I got the bike.
Back to the 30s now
By the way I have the Elec. grips installed by the dealer. They work very
well, but the dealer did say they took a lot longer to install then norm.
I put Grab-on grip covers over them and they still get very warm.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #2862
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And that was the end of that. I still want heated grips but not until I get a kit specifically written for the CB1100 and with CB1100 illustrations. The VFR1200 kit is supposed to be the one but I sure didn't like the outcome.

Maybe others who have had or will have success can discuss this further as I would like to get onboard with heated grips at some point in the future.

After numeous sets of heated grips on my last few motorcycles I decided to try a set of heated gloves. Much less hassle and better heat (all the way around). It's a good option.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #2863
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Heated gloves

I have The IonGear heated gloves, I set them on low and put the heated
grips on low and every thing stays warm.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #2864
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I think just about ALL the aftermarket parts & accessories for this bike, whether from Honda or elsewhere, are priced at insane levels.
Have you ever owned a Harley or BMW? Now those are some insane accessory prices. H-D=Hundred Dollars. BMW= Bring Money in Wads. Currently have one of each, and name designations are appropriate... Really ain't nothing cheap anymore...tp dd50
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #2865
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Hmm, too bad it doesn't have Indian multi directional fin technology...
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