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Old 06-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #3346
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4-cyl engines are great.
If my 4 carbs were Injectors, I'd never look at a newer bike than my 650 Nighthawk.

But, the CB1100 is surely tempting.

ride safely,
Three cylinders are even better, a case of less is more!
As always, YMMV!

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #3347
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Told the dealer here I'd pay American MSRP for the ONE he has. It's getting pretty dusty. He won't let it go for less that 13600$. I laughed, and left.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #3348
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The CB 11 is road tested in July's Cycle World mag. 11.79 ET @ 110 mph which for me is indicated speed . The bike could not pull past 6500 rpm in top gear! I had on 4 saddlebags, a trunk and a bed roll.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:53 PM   #3349
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The CB 11 is road tested in July's Cycle World mag. 11.79 ET @ 110 mph which for me is indicated speed . The bike could not pull past 6500 rpm in top gear! I had on 4 saddlebags, a trunk and a bed roll.
I wonder if they hit the governor on that 1/4 mile run
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #3350
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I wonder if they hit the governor on that 1/4 mile run
Could be I ain't a gear head so I want pretend to be one. I just want this removed though it may cost in a retune after I get my Wyn 4/4 retro exhaust system. Da price is outrageous at $2600 but It at this point in time seems the most retro.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #3351
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Anyone wish this thing came with a drive shaft at this price point?! For over $10k you'd think they'd throw that in. Or is that not desirable for this kind of bike?!

I'm just not a big fan of having to baby the dang chain every 500 miles...
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #3352
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Anyone wish this thing came with a drive shaft at this price point?! For over $10k you'd think they'd throw that in. Or is that not desirable for this kind of bike?!

I'm just not a big fan of having to baby the dang chain every 500 miles...
Seriously? O ring chains need hardly any maintenance on a road bike after the initial stretch. I just oil mine with PJ 1 or whatever I have in the garage every few months. Just to keep corrosion away.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:05 PM   #3353
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Cost of valve check and adj.

Has anyone done over 8k miles and had their valves checked and how many needed adjustment, at what cost? I was kinda bummed when I read of the 8k intervals. I like to ride and I want to know how much this effects cost of ownership. thanks.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #3354
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Has anyone done over 8k miles and had their valves checked and how many needed adjustment, at what cost? I was kinda bummed when I read of the 8k intervals. I like to ride and I want to know how much this effects cost of ownership. thanks.
All I know so far is that the cams have to be removed to adjust the valves. However, I will be surprised if they need frequent adjustment. I think the clearance is measured without removing the cams..
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #3355
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Seriously? O ring chains need hardly any maintenance on a road bike after the initial stretch. I just oil mine with PJ 1 or whatever I have in the garage every few months. Just to keep corrosion away.
Maybe I'm a little OCD with keeping the chain clean. It seems to get so nasty every 500 miles and takes a while to clean and relube. I hope my efforts pay off in terms of long gevity. I am getting use to the process after all... even so, not having to deal with it would be nice.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #3356
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Anyone wish this thing came with a drive shaft at this price point?! For over $10k you'd think they'd throw that in. Or is that not desirable for this kind of bike?!
Nope.

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I'm just not a big fan of having to baby the dang chain every 500 miles...
Doesn't sound like the bike for you then.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #3357
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Nope.

Doesn't sound like the bike for you then.
Chains are actually less trouble than *some* driveshafts, if you know what I mean!
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #3358
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Chains are actually less trouble than *some* driveshafts, if you know what I mean!
BMW final drive's I think you mean... Wish they would let Honda build theirs, too...
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #3359
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Has anyone done over 8k miles and had their valves checked and how many needed adjustment, at what cost? I was kinda bummed when I read of the 8k intervals. I like to ride and I want to know how much this effects cost of ownership. thanks.
+1 on this question...Besides throwing a bone to the dealer's service department, I can't understand why on Earth they didn't use hydraulic valves ...And the shims are UNDER bucket which makes it even more time consuming! Hopefully being a low stressed engine, it will rarely ever need actual adjustments. Also, if I get one, it will be my third bike so I would be surprised if I put 8,000 miles on it every two years.

Fyi, there will be a big write up/test/review of the CB with expected maintenance costs in next months Motorcycle Consumer News magazine.

Also, I heard from a well connected friend that "colors that are available in other markets MAY, not will, be offered in 2014 in the US" That's all he would give.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #3360
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+1 on this question...Besides throwing a bone to the dealer's service department, I can't understand why on Earth they didn't use hydraulic valves ...And the shims are UNDER bucket which makes it even more time consuming! Hopefully being a low stressed engine, it will rarely ever need actual adjustments. Also, if I get one, it will be my third bike so I would be surprised if I put 8,000 miles on it every two years.

Fyi, there will be a big write up/test/review of the CB with expected maintenance costs in next months Motorcycle Consumer News magazine.

Also, I heard from a well connected friend that "colors that are available in other markets MAY, not will, be offered in 2014 in the US" That's all he would give.
May buy a blacked out todoa Cafe! R that new Bonnie SE got it going on since I like my Cafe with bars not too low for my back!
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