2013 Honda CB1100

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    The late CB750 Nighthawk came with hydraulic valves. I wish they had brought back a retro styled version of that for maybe $1500-$2000 less, and left the hydraulic valves alone. Having put a lot of miles on a bike with a high maintenance shaft final drive, the chain does not bother me. Modern chains do not require that much attention, and I'll bet time wise it takes less than half the time to maintain it as some shaft drives do.
  2. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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  3. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile

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    Exactly. Even my old BMW needs spline lubrication periodically, and it's a fairly large job. Lubing a chain just doesn't take very long at all. And I don't have to remove the swing arm to do it. I just hope I never have to replace a drive shaft.
  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    FINALLY had the chance to go see one in person. What a gorgeous bike up close..... man did they do a nice job on this bike.
    It's certainly looks different in the pictures than it does in the flesh. Very comfy, ergos are perfect for my 6'3 frame. Id love to ride one sometime. There is a very good chance there is one of these in my future but I'd hate to get it dirty

    :lol3

    id only buy one if I knew I could garage it for sure.... it would be a crime to leave it outside
  5. Jim K.

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    In my neighborhood, there would indeed be the crime of motorcycle theft in less than a week if I left it outside!
  6. jfman

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    Jewelery :eek1
  7. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    jfman, are you in the USA? I see you have a Versys 1000, but don't remember ever seeing one here. Do you like it? tomp dd50
  8. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    I am in Montreal Canada. Just bougth it last week. Got over a thousand kilos on it and headed on a little trip to the states this weekend.

    I love it. Its got a few flaws but an amazing bike.
  9. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    No motorcycle is without flaws to some degree. Have a safe trip and hopefully the bad weather in the North East will be gone by the time you start your trip ...tp
  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    The first bike I bought when I moved it LA had been sitting outside, under an overhang for years. It was a 1979 CB750K that came with all the original paperwork. I still have the original bill of sale because at the bottom its signed by Patrick Swayze.
  11. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    They make pannier racks for this bike yet?
  12. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    THE Patrick Swayze?? :-)

    (Couldn't help thinking of Seinfeld... "THE Jon Voight?")
  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    The very same. My mechanic has it now......unfortunately he put a CBR fork on it and CBR wheels along with a motor out of a CB900C and races it around LA.
    Ill get it back from him someday and put it back to stock. I loved that bike but man was I broke...
    :cry
  14. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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    That is an AWSOME rack!!
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    I'm sure it is indicated speed and timed with the stop watch app on the iphone. That's how you do it, right?
  16. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I think that the time and speed mentioned came from Cycle World.

    jamboa, would it pull to red line in 4th loaded like that?
  17. merc16

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    So, I have a Z1000 that I'm thinking about trading in for a CB1100. The Zed is a nice bike, but lovin' the CB everytime I go to the dealer. Are there any CB1100 owners that were in the same predicament ? You had a more or less better bike performance wise but were drawn to the CB ? Did you regret it ?
  18. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    You'll miss the power.. I think the CB puts out something in the 70hp range. Perhaps less? Yours is well over a hun.
    Lyle
  19. Gas Hog

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    I had the '03 you have new, until two years ago. Power is a toss up. The CB runs like a sewing machine compared to the Z. Everything is smooth as silk. I like them both but this CB is pretty cool :wink:
    If you can get a decent trade then go for it.
    Gary
  20. merc16

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    That's what I like about the ZRX, the engine is much smoother than the Zed. The Z wants to: GO NOW!, and I'm not in that big of a hurry. Letting the Rex go is out of the question.