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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by gentlemanjim, Apr 14, 2011.
Whose riding yhese awesome bikes? I just bought one and wan to learn more about them.
A guy I went to school with had one, always thought it was pretty damn cool. In retro spec, they'd make a pretty decent SPORT-touring bike, heavy by modern standards, plenty of power and honda reliable. Kind of a pre-black bird model. Damn shame that kid got him self killed a few years out of school on his though....bad decision making on his part.
CBR1000F? Haven't heard of the model you listed in the title.
If the 1000, I envy you for riding one of the early lust magnets of my youth. Awesome bike to just stare at. Tough to find a decent one anymore.
I had one for a yr. Stock, silver. Got it off a Dr who was gettingover his midlife crisis and didn't know what to do with it. t had 4000 kms and was 5 yrs old. Stock tires and chain still on it.
It was the gentleman's sportbike. FAst, smooth, quiet, comfy. We even did a 3 up half day ride when my brother's Hurricane 600 spit it's chain and the nearest place for a chain connector link was 3 hrs away.
I have one that I bought new in May '87. Silver/Blue. I love the thing. I did retire it last year though and replaced it with a BMW S1000RR. Quite a change for me.
The Hurricane is reliable, fast and comfortable. You can ride all day at whatever pace you might want to set. Handling is pretty good although it doesn't compare to the BMW.
There is a very active and dedicated group of owners on the Honda CBR forum that would be more than willing to provide any advice you might want.
Mine is in my garage waiting for me to decide what to do with it. I love it but I'm not insuring it right now and not riding it and that just makes me feel bad.
Need pictures early in the thread.
My favorite-- a 1990
I have one.
unless your a midget the wind beating you get ruins it totally. The wind comes off the screen and hits me square in the chest.
I haven't found a bubble screen for it. Well I did but wasn't willing to pay half of what I paid for the bike for it!
heres mine as I got it 1987 first gen
Here's a photo of mine. It's a custom paint job I had done to freshen up the tired original. It's an '87 and was originally silver/blue
The CBR1000F was a quick bike. Pretty cool for the 80's.
Now, the CRB100F on the other hand was slow as shit.
I had the privilege of using one for 4 days. I put as many miles on it as I could (when not working). It was great.
I had one, although by 1991 Honda had dropped the "Hurricane" moniker. Probably due to the insurance crusade against liter-class sport bikes at the time. It was a great bike - Honda reliability, tons of power, with Heli-bars it was pretty comfy. I rode the snot out of that thing for a number of years before foolishly moving on. Wish I still had it.
Ah, centre stands on high performance litre bikes. Those were the days.
I remember reading the reviews when it came out....being a Private married with two kids... in Uncle Sam's service at the time and lusting for one. Had as much of a chance of scoring one then as I do scoring with a Jessica Alba facsimile now.
If the chance came by to pick one up (the bike) in good shape for a reasonable price now I would jump on it (the bike).
Here's mine - Zero Gravity has a Sport Tour higher windscreen which is on my short list.
NICE!! Love those 2.5 lb Kerker white tip exhausts! I had one on my 86 VFR that sounded like NASCAR, and another on my 89 CBR600. They are lighter than air almost.
Is that Kerker repackable ieth fiberglass mat? I'd ike to soften its bark a bit.
Very sharp CRB100F!
I had a white tip on my 86 VFR too. One of the best noise makers EVER! Gear whine and Nascar bark.. lovely.
Yup. Easily diassembled via the allen bolts on the rear circumference of the can. I had had best results using glass wool intended for use with 2 strokes. It seems to take the shrill resonance away, and quiet the bark a little more than the typical muffler packing.
I owned an 88 1000f for 18 years. The only problem I had with it was that it ran hot if you did not keep it moving. Definitely not a city bike. It had a real kick at around 6,000 rpm so hold on.
Only pic I have handy is a detail day pic, but this is (rather, was) my '93.
I miss that bike.