2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    The March issue of BIKE road reviewed the CB1100 and loved it. I don't have the issue in front of me but I remember this detail: Honda designed the valve timing on cylinders 1 and 4 to be slightly different from 2 and 3 in order to introduce subtle variations in combustion cycles and create a bit of non-perfection as in "character". A byproduct is a lovely warble in the exhaust tone when going up thru the gears.
  2. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Yep. Someone else posted that info somewhere within the 117 pages of this thread, but seeing magazines noting that detail is good. Wish we could hear the difference between symmetrical valve timing and the altered version used on the 1100.
  3. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    Dduelin from ST-Owners.com? Cool!
  4. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    Just got off the phone with my dealer. HE called me. He has three CB1100's ordered. His Honda guy just told him he is getting two in late April. My non abs and one abs.
    oh well
  5. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Hey, I wouldn't sweat it.

    Late April? Perfect. Just in time for the roads to be cleared of winter grit.
  6. tiki01

    tiki01 Adventurer

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    This bike really looks good to me, especially in the white. It had a crowd around it at the NY motorcycle show. I should have waited my turn and sat on it to see how it felt. Any thoughts on how it would do two up?
  7. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    Heck a lot of people toured 2 up with fairing, bags and trunk on the original 65 hp 750. Its not a Goldwing, but it should do fine. I am. Little. Concerned with passenger comfort looking at the shape of the seat.
  8. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I bought a CB 550K, new, in '77. Headlights were on all the time. The alternator cover had a tiny flaw in the clearcoat, so at the 500 mi check I mentioned it. The dealer didn't have a '77 cover in stock, but he did have a '76. We laid both on the counter & examined & measured them & they looked identical, so I had him put on the '76 cover. Leaving the dealer, the bike sputtered & I reached down to flip on the petcock (no gloves in those days) The petcock was HOT! I mean electrically HOT! I got a fair sized jolt! It took about 15 seconds to figure out that electricity & a 4.5 gal tank of gas & fumes was a potential problem. Especially tucked between my legs. Switch off & push it back to the dealer (uphill, of course) It turns out that Honda had added about 1/8" of extra winding to the alternator to handle the extra lighting load, just enough to touch the inside of the alt. cover & somehow electrify the whole frame. Needless to say, I learned to live with the minor blemish in the '77 cover.
  9. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    It's amazing what Google has done for us. A quick check now would have shown that the 76/77 items had different part numbers. Glad all worked out OK back then, so you are still around to compose your post.

    Interesting what I found using Google differed with your 77 Honda, but maybe they started keeping the lights on before the Government mandated it.
  10. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    ya I'm good

    there are two other bikes in the garage to ride til it gets here
  11. dpg

    dpg Adventurer

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    Well if that doesn't give it enough character I'll just pull a spark plug. That oughtta give it all the character of say....a Harley?:rofl
  12. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Gotta pull two plugs, but it still won't get that potato-potato sound.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHIUgDn9KrU

    You'd swear it's gonna die any second, but it's just the cams and carbed. Can't get FI to idle that slowly...
  13. Guth

    Guth Been here awhile

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    As in he's only getting two and no more, or the third one is coming in sometime later?
  14. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Crude. Just plain crude.

    Reminds me of some agricultural engine from 1910. You know, the kind with the automatic intake valves.
  15. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    This dealer had originally ordered four in January. He had deposits on three and wanted one for "shop use". :D
    One guy backed out so he dropped his order to three. His area guy told him Friday, he was getting two in April and one on the second go round. His area guy did not tell him when the second go round was. My dealer is very disappointed. He has had much interest in this bike and you can't sell what you don't have,,,
  16. Hickey

    Hickey Been here awhile

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    What color will the ABS version be?
  17. dpg

    dpg Adventurer

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    The U.S. is only getting red, abs or not. I'm sure that will change if it is as big of a seller as I think it will be.
  18. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Those were called Poppin' Jennys. A long departed friend of mine used to restore them. They would fire when ever they felt like it. Just often enough to keep them rotating. tomp
  19. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Yeah. With a big flywheel to keep 'em turning.

    I work on a Horse Farm down Martha's Vineyard part of the year. They have aggie fairs that showcase some of those engines.
  20. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    I think those are what locals call "hit and miss" engines. Lots of them still running around these parts. Big shows at the ag center and fairs for them.