CB1000 "the big one " Info WTD

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by justrider, May 12, 2011.

  1. justrider

    justrider Been here awhile

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    Hey fellow road warriors. I bought a 1994 CB 1000. I dont know much about this bike. If anyone can pass on some tips or concerns on this bike thanks. :ear
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  2. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    Where in cheeseland are you? I have a 94 as well and can give you some insight. Pm if you want
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  3. genespleen

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    Pictures, pictures please. The beast must be fed before it speaks.
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  4. Urban_Traveler

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  5. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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  6. ride everything

    ride everything Been here awhile

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    Nice score! I had a '94 as well and it was awesome! It does everything very well. Two up, etc. Not much to it really..just gas and go. Could use a little more power 'cause it's pretty heavy, but it handles great and if you ride it right, you'll spank the best of 'em. Enjoy!
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  7. Celtic Curmudgeon

    Celtic Curmudgeon Indiana Jones wanabe

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    I had a '95. Great bike, only gripe was that it really needed 20-30 more HP. Even with a V&H 4>1 and a rejet, it still wasn't up there with my warmed over V-65 Sabre. Comfy, great handling, good brakes, and Honda reliability. Probably the most refined pure UMJ ever, with the possible exception of the ZRX.
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  8. bikefreak47

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    I'm approaching 68,000 trouble free miles on my '94 CB. Absolutely bulletproof in all areas. Not the fastest, or quickest, or best handling, or hardest braking naked/standard available. But the build quality and finish have stood the test of time very well and as mentioned, it's real comfortable.
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  9. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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  10. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    Great bike as confirmed by he collective CB gang here. Not a 6 speed ( 5 speed ) and not a belt drive as stated in ad. You can't go wrong with this machine. I love mine. She is a big girl though if you are short of inseam you may have a bit of a problem
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  11. Urban_Traveler

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    Bike looks decent but my god is that the worst ebay listing I have ever seen. I'm not sure I understand the majority of it.

    They really are great machines and the stock seat is quite comfortable. My only gripe is that there really isn't a ton of info out there about them, at least US sites. I have the service manual and it is ok, but a bit lacking.

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  12. justrider

    justrider Been here awhile

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    Iam on the west side along the border with Minnesota. About 30 minutes east of the twin cities.
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  13. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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    I have a stock exhaust system for one (it came off my old '94 ),
    that someone can have for free...
    Just pay for the shipping from Phoenix. (It's kind-a heavy, so shipping won't be cheap)

    The exhaust is in very good condition.
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  14. pantera1

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    If you get one, my BIL has a Corbin in excellent condition that could be had very reasonable.

    It was a great bike until the end. (Deer hit).

    Good luck!
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  15. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    pm sent
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  16. quint7

    quint7 "I drove a boat thru the desert"

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    I have a 94 that is being bought by my best friend. Best friend has a 94 also.
    Forget going to pods. Frame won't allow it.
    A swap to 17"s is bolt on. Rear CBR1000 from 94-95 is lighter and bolt on including discs and sprocket. The front from the first 2 years of the Blackbird CBR1100XX (97-98 I think) will bolt on. The discs swap over and there ya go. AMAZING change in the bike.
    The front fender from a RC30 bolts on and is smaller and made for a 17" tire.
    There isn't much slack in the cables so don't expect to do much with the bars other than a 1" riser (or a lower bar of course).
    Corbin is 100% better than stock. I'm 6'3" and my friend is 5'8" and both prefer the Corbin.

    Great road bike. Great range. Great milage (40mpg) no matter how hard I rode. Congrats!
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  17. quint7

    quint7 "I drove a boat thru the desert"

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    Oh, and this bike was in my garage for two weeks. Insane. Gorgeous bike. :clap
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  18. justrider

    justrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks I picked up a 93 1000 hurricane rear for 30.00 so I grabbed it. Still looking for the front wheel. Found a corbin from fellow inmate :clap



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  19. justrider

    justrider Been here awhile

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    I cant say thanks enough for the tips. I have been on this site for years best forum and site on the entire Internet ! I had to do some work to get it going. This has to be one of the smoothest bikes I have ever ridden.

    I remember the Big One when it came in early 94. Went to the Honda dealer to window shop. It was big and stunning in black. It was a distant memory after seeing a 1994 RC 45 on a platform in the dealer. The big one still has the same attraction it did in 94. Should be a great riding season:D





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  20. justrider

    justrider Been here awhile

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    Pantara , Lost email with your BIL`s Number for the Corbin seat

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