2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    The problem with the Suzi occured sitting in stop and go traffic and it was hot let me tell you. We were all about to die. He had the clutch in and it learched forward as if he snapped the clutch. I had the same thing happen on an old Chevy S10 truck except my clutch didnt come back. I lost the clutch cylinder with zero warning.

    The car companies use the hydraulic system for easier clutch engagement ect but I see no advantage other than that. And, I owned one of the last Mustangs without it and the pedal effort was very low to begin with and I see no use for a hydraulic clutch system.
  2. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    Well when I worked in the industry from 70 to 89, we had walls filled with cables and people carried spares on vacation because they tended to dry out(remember dri- slide lubricant with the little bb inside and the long metal nozzle? ), quit working and the ends ( barrels) would pull off. I've ridden home several times using vice grips to either pull in a clutch or open and close the throttle. Later cables had a teflon coating which put an end to most of it, but other than your buddies experience Ive never heard of a hydraulic operated clutch failing, especially if they are bled every couple years and new fluid put in. I have no issues with cable operated clutches or hydraulically operated clutches, so it doesn't matter to me one way or the other.
  3. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    I remember years ago, EX500 guys would zip tie a new clutch cable to the current clutch cable. That way they would not be stranded and could replace the cable in no time. If I remember right, the cable took a 90 degree turn right at the lever and that's where they always broke. It wasn't a matter of "if" it was "when" it broke.

    Personally, I've never had a problem with either a cable or hydraulic clutch.
  4. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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  5. jas67

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  6. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Cheap, indeed.

    I called him over a month ago. You have to go down there and physically take ownership of the bike. He can't ship it.
  7. HondaFanatic

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    It's not just this dealer. That same rule applies for any/all American Honda dealers. AH stipulates in their dealer agreement that all new bike transactions must be done in person.
  8. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    Excuse to ride to take that long, one-way road trip! Seriously, that's not a problem at all, it's an OPPORTUNITY!
  9. Roadscum

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    +1 ...... I like the way you think. :lol3

    Regards, Paul
  10. Dav101

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    The Ebay listing? That's Honda of Russellville Arkansas - a big boy honda dealer. Last year the day before Easter I was wondering around on the web and ran across an ebay listing from them on a CB1000R. It was a new listing and had to be a mistake with the price they advertised but I called them and inquired, and asked about their hidden fees. Long story short, after I got off the phone with them I went down to the garage and put their address in my GPS and discovered if I left at that very momement I could make it there with an hour and 6 minutes before they closed for the day. I stopped thinking and hitched up the trailer and grabbed what I needed, - only stopping for gas along the way from St Louis. Walked in their dealership 5 minutes before they were to close (I forgot to factor in stopping for gas along the way). I apologized but they were very accomodating, true to their word, - no extra fee's. They told me people drive great distances all the time to buy their bikes. They are the real deal and I can't say enough positive things about them. No shipping fee, no prep fee, no frivolous fees to add to the price they offer the bikes for. You just have to pay tax in your state.

    Sometimes we do crazy things for our recreational toys. :rofl

    Oh, and add me to the waiting list on the CB1100. My local dealer has an ABS confirmed for me. I've been following this thread since page 3. There just isn't any other place with lively banter going on about this bike. Count me out for the 4 into 4 pipes, I like it the way it was designed. If I were to make a change it would be for the chromed long front fender with bracing that is an accessory in Japan. I can appreciate how low the back end hangs to keep the road gunk off the exhaust pipes coming out of the front of the engine. (Much classier than attaching a chrome painted plastic Fender Extender to a real chrome plated fender) They make two versions, one to fit the ABS model.

    edit: I was calling the fender extender a fender eliminator. Corrected.
  11. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Nice try, Russellville Honda! :lol3

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  12. Dav101

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    Ha ha. You got me chuckling on that one. I thought I sounded like a dealer when I wrote that. But I do feel that way about them.

    If I knew how to post a pic on this forum I would run down to the gararge and snap a pic right now. Point me to instructions and I'll do it. :evil
  13. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    open a smugmug or photobucket
    put your pics there
    click on IMG code
    copy n paste to wherever you want
  14. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    Without pics it don't exist!! :ddog
  15. Dav101

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    Thanks. I believe what your looking for is the 4th up from the bottom. :wink:


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  16. Dav101

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    Ok you got me. Maybe it isn't a genuine honda accessory. I think it is made by one or two competing companies in Japan - so third party. I looked it up and "read" all about different offerings being triple chromed versus double chromed and I think there was a nickle plated version. Of course it was a store in Japan and all I could understand was the pictures and brief snippets of translation in the descriptions. I swear I saved the link but can't find it now.

    Anywho, somewhere in this thread there were pictures of some aftermarket Japan only replacement gas tanks that were flat on the bottom and made the bike look more period. Find that section where it is being discussed, and I think you will see the bike pictured with the a very cool front fender replacement with bracing struts.

    Surley someone will eventually find it and bring to light what I'm talking about. That is the only accessory I would want to get to make the bike perfect (for what it is). I put fender extenders on all my bikes.

    I gave up on it at the time because there was some confusion on which one would match the stock rear fender as far as quality of finish. ...and of course it was impossibly expensive. Still, if some one imports it to the U.S. it would be the only accessory I would have to have for the bike save for the heated grips and plasty chromed instrument surrounds.

    If I run amongst a picture of it again I will post it, now that I know how. :D

    edit: I was calling the fender extender a fender eliminator. Corrected.
  17. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I saw this tonight and realized that it didn't take huge HP and minuscule weight to be a fast, winning motorcycle. Compare the specs to the 1100 and see how much or actually how little has changed in 35+ years.

    1977 MV Agusta 850SS
    Claimed power: 85hp @ 9,500rpm
    Top speed: 140mph (est.)
    Engine: 837cc air-cooled DOHC inline four, 69mm x 56mm bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio
    Weight (dry): 517lb (235kg)
    Fuel capacity: 6.3gal (24ltr)
    Price then/now: $6,400 (approx.)/$40,000-$70,000

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  18. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    Wow Mv makes really beautiful motorcycles $6500 was a ton of moola in 1977. I bought a new 77 KZ 1000 that year for under $2k. Look at the now price.. $40 - 70 K zoweee :eek1
  19. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    From inflation calculator:

    What cost $6400 in 1977 would cost $23907.09 in 2012. That WAS one expensive motorcycle.

    A local dealer has a 2000 MV 750 for $9800. A lot for a 13 year old 750, but it is an MV.

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    Is this not the sexiest rear end since J LO?

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  20. Dav101

    Dav101 Been here awhile

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    Here are some pics of the replacement front fender with the bracing and fuller splatter coverage:

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    Tell me what you think.