2013 Honda CB1100

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    You'd have to find a shop that custom cuts the clearbras for cars -- shouldn't be too hard to find one and they should have plenty of scrap material. Just make sure it's 3M brand material as there are some poor imitations out there. There are definitely some little tricks to applying it correctly so you'd want to know them before attempting this. It's really quite easy if you know what you're doing. MUCH easier than applying one to a car's hood.

    Here's a couple photos of the one I put on my Hawk. This is the first one I ever did and it turned out great -- on 3rd attempt. You should be able to see where I rounded the corners as I was cutting it to add a more 'finished' look. The stuff will never yellow or change appearance. I hope you can make out the edges of the clearbra in the pictures.

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  2. jwayne

    jwayne Long Rider

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    The build date is January 2013. As far as the ergos go I am 5'10.5" inseam 32", about 180lbs, the bike fits me perfectly.
  3. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I'm a shade under 5'6", 28" inseam, no problem at all with the CB; on the balls of my feet in running shoes, a little better in riding boots.[​IMG]
  4. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I've used it underneath magnetic tank bags on five bikes with metal tanks and the magnets still adhered to the tanks, through the foam with no problems. The clear sheeting works great too, as scoobynut shows.

    dogjaw, the bike looks very unique sitting in front of all those cruisers. tom
  5. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Same here. I'm 6' and 32" inseam at 204 lbs.
    No sweat. Sits like my old CB900F and CBX.
  6. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    I have a feeling if we had a gathering of CB 1100 owners we'd look like a group of old Keebler elfs ....... On really cool bikes
  7. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    My tops of my riding boots rub callouses on my butt
  8. Oldgoat01

    Oldgoat01 Adventurer

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    Always nice to hear from a hipster checking back in after stirring up the HD crowd on the Bolt thread :D. Yeah, I think I'll be fine at 6' 32" and a buck 80. As implied in your post, I think what you are coming off/familiar with makes a big difference in how the bike feels at first blush. If you are coming from a GSA this thing would feel miniscule and extremely cramped. The size is one of the things that I liked about it. While it is not a small bike in terms of displacement and weight, it feels svelte.
  9. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    When I moved from my CB900 to my K100, I had the realization of what a piece of crap that Honda bike was through curves. And, of course, the CBX was just a wallowing pig with the flexy chassis and so-so brakes.
    The CB1100 looks like all the good of that rough hewn and familiar engine and profile, with all the things I hated being fixed better than I would have anticipated.
    And it's a real head turner, just like the old bikes were.
    Also, I'm not that great of a hipster since I'm 40 and can't grow a bushy beard. I'm apparently a Harley poser and a Hipster poser. I'm a real "man without a country" these days. :lol3
  10. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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  11. blazeone

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    Thanks, I don't ride fast on "racer road" 1458. You have to be exceeding 100mph on those corners to really have fun and that's something I don't do on the street. Also too much law there. FM1291 is more to my liking. But this is just a fun bike not a CBR1000rr.
  12. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I don't do the 100mph riding there either. Just wondering how the thinner 18's did in turns. 1291 is lots of fun, too. FM 390 is a great ride anytime of the year.
  13. Grousedog

    Grousedog Adventurer

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    I looked at the new Bonneville before I put money down on the CB1100 but the Bonnie was too small for me. My legs felt like they were at the top of the tank and it just felt like a toy. Can anyone compare the size of the CB to a Bonnie?
  14. Oldgoat01

    Oldgoat01 Adventurer

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    I also sat on the Bonnie and the CB (V7 too) at the motorcycle show. To be fair I sat on the CB for less than 10 seconds before I felt I needed to let others try it. For me, the CB felt the best, V7 second and the Bonnie was the least comfortable. However, it really wasn't a case of the Bonnie feeling like a toy to me. In fact, I'm sure the V7 is smaller. The CB just seemed to have better proportions for me. Alas, the only way to know for sure is to sit on the CB.
  15. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    Sure, I've had both. the Bonnie is way smaller, has less horsepower and poorer brakes. I sold mine to my brother, and while out riding with him yesterday we switched for about 20 miles. Sure was glad to get back on my CB.

    Don't get me wrong, the Bonnie is a really nice motorcycle and mine was stone reliable for me for 20,000 miles and for my brother for another 10,000 so far. It gets a lot of attention where every where we go, from people who had one back in the day. Comparatively speaking though, it is nowhere near the motorcycle the CB is.
  16. Plungerhead

    Plungerhead Been here awhile

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    The morning's heavy fog and mist gave way to a warm sunny afternoon yesterday. So after the family obligations I got back home and took a bottle of Windex and got after all the muck on the 1100.
    My girlfriend and I put another 70 miles on the CB, and was very pleased how well this bike rides two-up. The area around here is pretty flat, but there are some decent areas with series of curves that we like to frequent. The CB really shines at moderate speeds with a passenger through these areas.
    Yea, it was a good afternoon of riding. :clap

    Earlier Sunday morning we took the 1100 to the local McDonalds, in the heavy fog and mist. We go to this particular McDonalds every Sunday morning, and there are always three middle-aged guys who ride there every Sunday. Even though me and the g/f had not ridden a bike there before, we always have on some kind of bike-related caps or t-shirts, and the guys always strike up motorcycle conversation.
    As we pulled into the parking lot, the only bike there was an unfamiliar Sportster, so I was thinking those guys didn't make it there this time. Well, I hadn't even got the bike on the mainstand and those 3 guys were in the parking lot drooling over the new CB! It was a pretty cool morning of conversation.
    This bike will draw a lot of attention where ever it goes, and deservedly so. :D
  17. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Geeze what are they doing handing out CB1100's with an AARP membership? :lol3

    I'm getting serious CB1100 envy reading this thread.
  18. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Anti-Semantic

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    well I'm seriously considering one and im 24 if that helps
  19. jnor

    jnor Been here awhile

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    You'll break the "Keebler Elf" mold......
  20. 351Venom

    351Venom n00b

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    Hi guys,
    New here. Been trolling for months since I sold my '92 nighthawk. Found this great forum thread. Will be getting one later this year after I retire.
    Anyway, here's a picture I stumbled across a few months ago which I saved. Yes a white CB1100. My favorite.
    Eric
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