2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. dpg

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  2. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Thanks. I agree about the yellow one. Wonder what a standard enamel yellow would look like? That metallic is sweet. Green's not bad, either. tp
  3. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    I will take mine in white thank you. I read somewhere that red is the only color available in the states. I can live with that though but you would think at least 2 colors would be available.
  4. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    Ok Im really bored tonight and have too much time on my hands. Im thinking about nit pics on the cb. My first is the gas tank is too small but I can probably live with it but I think its small due to styling. The back end curves inward and the old cb750 held more gas. Second, the seat height is awfully high for us short people. Im sure there has to be a way to drop it a bit. Somebody is bound to complain about no 6th gear.

    What are your gripes? I have not even seen one yet so this is all on paper.

    One more thing. What about tire life? Anybody have a feel for how long the stock tires should last?
  5. LoneTraveler

    LoneTraveler Captain Zoomtastic

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    I can't wait to see cafe racer builds of this on BikeExif, etc. Someday, I'd like to give that a shot with one, looks like it could be a lot of fun to build and ride.
  6. OldF7Guy

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  7. Guth

    Guth Been here awhile

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    If you like the styling of the stock seat, one option for lowering the seat height would be to find out if your dealer could obtain one of the units used on the CB1100 over in Japan and Australia (provided no modifications would be needed). The styling of that seat is basically the same as the one headed for the rest of the world yet it loses more than 3/4" in thickness. The seat height would then be only 30 1/2" (775mm). Of course, you could probably find a local upholstery shop to achieve the same thing for less money by simply modifying the seat that comes with the bike.
  8. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    "Pick, pick, pick!"

    My, we are bored, aren't we...?

    My only gripe? The exhaust. Like others on this thread, I prefer the 4-4 exhaust on this bike.

    Not that the stock exhaust is bad, mind you. It's very pretty. It's just that it belongs on a cb400 type tribute bike than a (mostly) cb750 inspired bike.

    It's like putting the side exit exhaust pipes from a 1970 340 six-pak AAR 'Cuda on a 1970 426 HEMI 'Cuda. It just doesn't BELONG there.

    That, and it's far too quiet (according to many reviewers). But, in no way is it a deal breaker. Exhaust mods are the most common of all on motorcycles.

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  9. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Yes. Me, too.

    Like Ducati Monsters, this bike could proove to be a real blank canvas for many owners. I'm VERY interested to see what they will come up with.
  11. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    On the other hand, I have read many references to test riders short shifting the cb1100 to keep the revs down, and the bike doesn't mind it one bit. You could really squeeze out the MPG if you had to, like, say, on a long trip.

    But, most of the time, why would you have to? It's really a toy, and I'd like to wring it out a bit.
  12. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    I dont care for the stripes on the tank, and I wish the tank held at least .6 gallon more, but those are my only nit piks without having one in the garage to try, which should be cured in about 26 days or so :clap

    I dont expect tire life to be all that good..8-10,000 miles with the stock tires, but if the bike is popular enough others will be avilable and replacements should be better

    I still haven't been able to find out if it runs on regular grade gas. If it doesn't that would be another nit pik for me.
  13. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    It runs on Regular Gas. That has already been established.
  14. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    Thats good news. Figured it would but have not seen it published anywhere. My ST requires premium. Besides being more expensive, a lot of stations around here are not carrying premium anymore.
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    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Really...where do you live?
  16. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    I've got none.

    Love the style, check.

    Fuel injected, check.

    ABS, check.

    Tubless tires & cast wheels, check.

    Love the red color, check.

    Did I mention I love the styling?

    THe only gripe I have is that I've got too many motorized toys and there's no way I will be buying one anytime soon. Not a bad problem to have, but the first time I see one in person I have a feeling I will need to have one.
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    Not sure about the meaning of too many..please expand on this way out theory of yours. :*sip*
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  18. OldF7Guy

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    I was looking through a manual last night and it said 91 octane. Granted this as an Aussie manual. One other small thing is the battery is 12v and 11AH. That is kinda dinky isnt it? Another note of interest in the Aussie manual was that there was basically no break in. The manual just read something like take it easy for 300 miles and no reference to rpms, speed or anything else.
  19. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    10K on tires would be good by me. Im sure the stock ones are not the best but I could live with this. The aftermarket tires usually are always better all the way around.
  20. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    LOL. I know crazy, right?

    There is a point of diminishing returns though. I've got two older dual purpose bikes that hardly ever get ridden, and could use some work. My ZRX is great but will need new chain & sprockets this year, and I've been putting off installing a starter chain tensioner fix. As well as looking into a slightly slipping clutch. Then there's the pair of ATVs, both of which are due for valve adjustments. Don't even get me started on the snowmobile... The camper needs a new electrical converter. The maintenance never ends. I'm at the point where I'm out of time, I don't want to sell any of them. I'm already renting a storage unit and using space in my folks cabin outbuilding. So no new toys for me right now.