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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
^ If no one is nagging you to get rid of them, then you are in a better position than most.
This time last year I had six motorcycles in the garage, and realized that time constraints, annual registration taxes on each, state inspections, and required insurance costs something had to change. Have three, now, and while wanting to add the 1100, I'm just not sure the added costs will be worth it.
Where did our economic good times go?
I'm with Dave on this one.
Except for a brief time after I got my Scrambler in 2009 and before I sold my 82 Spectre, I've never owned two working motorcycles at the same time.
Most of the people in my riding club have at least two bikes and there's one couple that has (at last count) around 9.
I'll be the first one to admit that when it comes to motorized things, I'm a dilletante. Or a jack of all trades and master of none. 1 Motorcycle, a nice 4wd SUV for me (4runner), a teardrop trailer, a utility trailer and a Jeep (belongs to the wife but I usually drive it.) Then there's the wife's car and my DD car (Mazda Protege.)
Too many toys to consider adding another one. I already call our garage "The Motor Pool."
Every time I come across as sweet deal on CL and say "I could get that!" I bring myself back to reality: No matter how many bikes I have in the garage, there are still only 24 hours in a day, 2 weekend days in a week and 52 weeks in a year.
Back in 2005 I was single, unemployed and living off my savings. I put 15,000 miles on my 2001 Thunderbird that year. But, I had no other "toys" just a DD Subaru.
Now I have a wife, a job, and a house - three things that eat up spare time like a starving man at a buffet table.
Bottom line for me is, I have one bike now and I don't ride it as much as I'd like to. Adding more bikes would not increase my riding time by one bit.
I sometimes think about becoming one of those people who is all about motorcycling and nothing else, but I don't think I could do that. I like my other pursuits too much.
Huh? The 400's had a single pipe, the 750's were the one's with 4/4, 4/2....
Yes indeed. I may get nagged about other things, but not that. I suspect the wife having a horse has something to do with that. Talk about a time and money-intensive hobby...
for those folks who are worried about going out west with a small gas tank
sw Ohio east of Cincinnati. In a lot of the rural counties, many stations are just carrying regular.They mostly seem to be marathons, but they are the most prevalent stations out in these areas. Stations like BP and Sunoco still carry premium, but they can be difficult to find.
Well 91 isn't regular :huh
The battery doesn't have to power a lot, starter and a clock, maybe initial cycling of the fuel pump.
The only break in procedure I use is to basically ride them like I'm going to ride them. (Which for me is pretty easy anyway). My bike will never see redline, and will probably never see over 6 thousand rpms.
91 US pump octane (R+M/2) is roughly equivalent to 95 RON in most other countries.
I thought that 90 percent of the larger street bikes would have and 12v 18 amp hour battery. I mean they are almost universal in bikes, jet skis, snow machines ect.. Just seems to me they might have cut a corner because of weight, space, and mostly the almighty dollar. Generally speaking a larger battery is going to last longer from my experience. Not a huge deal but just a nit pick.
I have heard that about horses. Want an expensive hobby? Get into boating. Its like throwing hundred dollar bills into a fire week after week.
or better yet Dave, drive 25 miles south and take mine out for a spin
that is, when it gets here
LOL. I'll be happy enough just to come down and see it. I'm afraid if I rode it, it would be all over.
I haven't seen a 18-AH battery in new motorcycle in quite some time. 10 to 12-AH seems more or less the norm these days.
We really are scraping the bottom of the barrel if we're finding fault in required fuel octane and battery size with the CB1100. It burns regular and the battery is more/less the same as similar bikes.
Yea, not really much to pick on.....and that's good
Yeah. I know that. I'm saying I would prefer IF the cb1100 had 4-4 pipes.
Kinda cool that this is my first post on this forum.
I'm "inline4' on the other bike forums but the name was already taken here.
Anyway, I'm losing sleep over the new 1100. I just put a deposit on a non-ABS model at Desoto Honda in Olive Branch, MS.
This past weekend, I sold my '83 CB1100F to a man in Dallas; my '01 Blackbird is about to be listed as "For Sale" anywhere and everywhere.
After months of contemplation, I have decided that, at 59 y/o, my knees and heart NEED the new CB. I haven't been this excited about a new Honda since I bought the first SOHC 750 SuperSport in my area waaaaay back in the day.
I have read every post in this thread and there have been a lot of Yays and Nays regarding this tribute CB. Personally I think Honda got it right for the first time in quite while. I'm confident the new 1100 will be well-received. Of course they won't sell 5,000 units and I'm sure they didn't plan to.
All I can say is DAMN! Is it March yet????