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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
0022?!?! That's a very low VIN#. We have a new leader!
Mine was the last of the rigid mounts. Did everything under the sun to curb the vibration. Never did fix it but improved it some. Everyone of them is different from what I understood. Mine smoothed out just above 70 up to 75 and that is where I rode it. For those of you who never rode a rigid mount sportster you have not missed much. Mirrors are totally useless. Or, at least mine were.
Some have reported a very slight buzz on the CB11 but from my perspective I bet its nothing compared to what I have been accustomed to. From the reports the engine and gear box seem like real jewels.
That's a good angle shot. Really captures the bike's lines well.
Was at my local Honda dealer today, they have 2 CB1100's.
Sorry for such a small pic. Anyways, really nice bike.
Eastbound, that looks like an even better angle of the bike. Wish that photo was bigger!
I was just on the Honda Canada website and was checking out what accessories are available up there. It looks like those of you who want chrome sidecovers could get them out of Canada. Look for 'Side Cover Kit':
I suspect Honda will make more of the accessories available in the U.S. soon, however.
And I thought the new CB1100 was already retro! :eek1
Woohoo congrats CB rider. 00022 dang thats a low number. whats the build date?
I can see that working for some people, but for me it ruins the nicely integrated lines of the stock bike. The junction of the side cover, seat and tank looks somewhat askew and a little sloppy compared to stock IMO. Also notice how the front edge of the sidecover overlaps part of the frame. I also think that tank is just too bulbous, and not as sharp as the stock tank. Not to mention the cast wheels contrast badly with the vintage looking bodywork. I guess I'm kind of fussy about the 'finished' look of a bike and I think this deviates from stock in entirely the wrong way. YMMV.
You know if they'd have made it just like that, I would have been happy. i'm happy with it the way it is too. It works either way for. Me.
Probably could be said of the original CB750 styling for that matter!
I was never a big fan of it until the later "F" bodywork came out, and greatly improved again in 79 with the twin cam models....IMHO.
my cb1100 standard is ready pick it up tomorrow northeastern pa. Still a little cold for me but hopefully I don't notice...
serial last 4 0356. pics to follow...
Alright! Another among us!
To bulbous I should've added that that tank's size is out of proportion to the rest of the bike. If you look at an original CB750 (non-F) the tank is much more proportional to the rest of the bike. OTOH, if anyone gives their bike this treatment, I certainly won't criticize them for it. Just doesn't suit me is all.
Welcome to the club, thanks for posting up your VIN#.
Yup. The stock bike looks fine, on it's own. The styling of the tank and side pieces, and all the rest, looks quite integral and sharp.
Only the exhaust should be changed out, IMHO. It should have 4-4 pipes, because it looks incomplete on the non-exhaust side.
Now, it looks great.
I could have lived with that too, but I wonder if those top pipes will preclude mounting soft bags
Oh I like those pipes!
When I followed this link I noticed the Canadians are offered a Meter Panel, Silver. Part # 08F70-MGC-D30ZB
And with the panel:
Not too shabby!
I saw the plastic Meter Cover kit (08F72-MGC-A20) at my local dealer. Nice. You would have to tap it with your finger nail to know it wasn't a real metal chromed piece, and even then... hard to tell. It comes as a pair of pieces with L and R lettered on the inside for left and right side.
I also saw the Headlight Case Kit (08F71-MGC-D30) while there. Hmmmmm. The surface finish does not match the Meter Cover mirror like chrome surface finish. The plastic Headlight Case Kit surface finish has an "egg shell" finish. Wierd. The parts guy said he was going to call about it to see if it was a defect because he didn't think it was up to Honda's normal beautiful finish standards but when I got home and looked at the Honda Powersports accessories page it was the same wierd chrome finish. You can barely tell in the pictures but having seen it in person I know what the dealer has is the way it is pictured. Still looks like real metal but a different finish then the mirror like smooth chrome finish on the Meter Cover Kit.
Being on the back of the headlight though relegates it to background touches anyway. In some weird way I suspect some engineer guy at Honda knew it would be a hard part to fish a cleaning towel around and designed it that way so owners wouldn't feel the need to struggle trying to maintain its luster like the finish on the easily accessable Meter Cover Kit.
If this opinionated theory has any semblance of truth to it... Those ingenious Honda designer dudes! What deep thought and attention they have given to this model... yeah yeah, I've been sipping the Honda Koolaid
Ferret, according to the plate on the frame, it is 01/13.