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Old 02-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #1126
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14.6 litre (3.85 gal) tank size?

... Isn't that kinda small?
exactly - it makes my penis look bigger.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #1127
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Mark, Sounds like you'd be happier with another bike.
Perhaps, but my point was not that the bike wasn't acceptable to me; it was that the notion that is has adequate range for touring in the western US is inherently faulty.

I'm probably getting a CB1100, but I also have other bikes for touring; if I do decide to take the CB, I'll pack extra fuel and wish I didn't have to. It's not a deal-breaker but it is an annoyance. I'm wasn't expecting Honda to ante up to a full 6-7 gallon touring bike tank, but I don't think they should have shorted us a 0.75 gal over what they provided on these sorts of bikes four decades ago. Maybe they would lose a few sales to styling and the extra six-lbs of full-fuel weight if they made the tank 5 gallons, but my bet is that they're going to lose more sales to folks who love the bike, but actually want to use it for serious traveling and will buy something else because they're annoyed by the small tank.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:14 PM   #1128
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Looks like there's already an aftermarket solution for you...

http://japan.webike.net/products/20316188.html

Not sure how that link will show up through tapatalk.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #1129
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Looks like there's already an aftermarket solution for you...
http://japan.webike.net/products/20316188.html
Not sure how that link will show up through tapatalk.
That's a good looking tank.
I'd want to sit on the bike with it on before I spent that kinda money though.

Sat on the CB1100 at the IMS & if I remember right,my knees used those indentations in the tank.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #1130
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1500 bucks and then you have to paint it!
wow guess there must be some demand at that price.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #1131
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Like life, new motorcycles are a compromise. All the new Hondas are designed with a price point in mind and then produced to meet that point. They have to be globally acceptable, vs just acceptable to a certain market. Add a bigger tank, the heavier suspension parts to carry it, a small fairing and the other little things to make it set up for touring and you increase the cost. They brought the Deuville to the US with a decent motor, small fairing, built in bags , priced it under $10,000 and they couldn't give them away, even with a great Europeon track record. The CB 1100 was designed to be the retro CB 750, one of the best selling bikes of all time. Want to tour, fix it up yourself, like back in the 70's. I think Honda has done a pretty good job of recognizing the changing economy and making the effort to bring affordable bikes back to the mainstream public. You can be all the other manufacturers will be watching to see if this new effort pays off with increased sales, and more importantly, brings people back to the showrooms.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #1132
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Found some more pictures of the whitehouse tank.
That's CB1100 K10... For the japanese market?
These bikes look a lot more "retro" than the U.S. bike I sat on.



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Old 02-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #1133
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Can't read Japanese,but it looks like Whitehouse sells a CB1100 "kit".....

http://www.whouse.jp/

http://www.whouse.jp/cart_html/cart_...cb1100k10.html
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #1134
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It's just so damn bulbous looking; reminds me of a humpback whale. It's just my opinion of course, but I find the stock tank far more attractive, far sleeker, than that big lump, capacity be damned. The CB750 style sidecovers don't help either -- they make the bike look far less integrated than the stock styling.

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #1135
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If I order a bike from a Honda Dealer, do they give me a VIN Number to track? I'm afraid if I order one at an attractive price, and it comes in in March/April, and somebody sees it and gets the hots for one, they'll sell it at an increased profit.

When I ordered my two previous cars, an '02 BMW M3 and an '06 Chrysler 300C/SRT8, both dealers gave me a VIN Number and a website to track it's progress, from assembly line to delivery. I'd like that here.

Or, I'd AT LEAST like a VIN Number attached to the Sales Order (when available).

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #1136
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QUESTION:

If I order a bike from a Honda Dealer, do they give me a VIN Number to track?
Good question, but I have no idea. I've never purchased a new motorcycle before. I put a deposit down on a CB1100 back when it was first announced that the bike would be headed to the states and was told by the dealer that I was the first to do so. Sounds like the bike might ship in February and be in the showroom by sometime in March. Only time will tell. They'll notify me when they know more.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #1137
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QUESTION:

If I order a bike from a Honda Dealer, do they give me a VIN Number to track? I'm afraid if I order one at an attractive price, and it comes in in March/April, and somebody sees it and gets the hots for one, they'll sell it at an increased profit.

When I ordered my two previous cars, an '02 BMW M3 and an '06 Chrysler 300C/SRT8, both dealers gave me a VIN Number and a website to track it's progress, from assembly line to delivery. I'd like that here.

Or, I'd AT LEAST like a VIN Number attached to the Sales Order (when available).

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I would say, no. The dealers seem just as surprised as anybody when something comes in.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #1138
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Sorry M3,Honda dealers have no way of knowing what vin numbers will be.Some times the motorcycle arrives before the paperwork.I worked at a large dealership in sales and took deposits on bikes daily,once a motorcycle had a deposit it was off limits to anyone except the buyer.Good luck.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #1139
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #1140
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I would say, no. The dealers seem just as surprised as anybody when something comes in.
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I think you missed the point, Gary.

What I'm concerned with is not the eventual delivery date, but the fear that the Dealer will sell my bike from under me in the spring, at a higher price, when things heat up on the sales floor.
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