Honda CB / CBF / CBR - Owners-Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Mike_K, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    Here's my old 1975 Honda CB500T. In fact, I owned two of them!

    The following three photos were taken in the summer of 1995. I later sold this immaculate all-original example due to a relationship breakdown and subsequent move back home. She had barely over 1500 original miles on her at the time of this photo and still sported the factory original Bridgestone tires! :cry

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    Here's my first '75 CB500T. This photo was taken in the summer or fall of 1988. She wasn't pristine, but in very good condition and was all mine. :1drink
    God did I look young.

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  2. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    You bring a 400/4 home, and I get rid of a 400/4. The I traded the CB-1 to a friend for a /5 and $500 bucks today. I sure did get a little sad riding her up there.
  3. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    The CB-1 is on my want list!
  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    What a beauty!
  5. djschlep

    djschlep n00b

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    Just Rescued this for $250:

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    '83 CB1000 Custom

    Planning a full restoration over the winter.
  6. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Not trying to be a dick,But, would buying a runner be less costly ?

    You have a big project ahead of you. Good luck :thumb
  7. djschlep

    djschlep n00b

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    It's honestly not as bad as it looks. And it will be a fun project and I will appreciate the bike so much more when I'm done. But yeah it would probably be cheaper and a lot easier to just buy a runner. But a friend has this sitting in his yard and I hate to see a great piece of machinery go to nature so I rescued it. Not to mention I jut spent a bunch o money rebuilding the motor in my car so I don't have a lot of money lying aroun at the moment. This I can take my time with and I will know it thoroughly.


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  8. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    That makes a lot of sense, Knowing the bikes past and the prior owner are A big plus.

    Take your time and do it for the passion !

    Carl...
  9. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Be thorough. You can have a road monster eventually. If those bags aren't rotted to nothing, I like "worn" stuff.
  10. djschlep

    djschlep n00b

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    Bags... Rotted. I hoped to salvage them but it just wasn't in the cards.


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  11. Badjuju

    Badjuju Biker Billy

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    Great thread. Just found it. Here's a quick rundown:

    '08 CBR1000RR (sold last year)

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    And the replacement--'91 CBR600F2
    As purchased (with other parts in boxes):

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    Carbs cleaned and reassembled:

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    Partially together for the first test fire since late 90s:

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    And finally all dressed up with nowhere to go:

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    I've referred to it as the "Mattel Barbie" Honda in the "My Little Pony" color scheme... :rofl
  12. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    Here is my one owner 82 CB750F

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  13. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    I've stumbled onto an 04 RR with 6k miles for 4500. Would that be reasonable if there is nothing wrong with it when I go look at it?

    Anything I should look out for in a 04 RR? Pictures on Craigslist aren't very good...
  14. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    It should be near Mint for that price
    Seems a little high to me
    But that might be local market fluctuations
  15. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    would 4k be a fair offer if its in good shape? Guy says there is no damage and it's completely stock.
  16. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Looking around, I'm not sure. Sport bikes really are all over the place. If it's in great condition, maybe?
  17. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    That's what I've found too.

    Seen some on ebay not sell for 3500, but all had more miles. Never seen one above 4k, but still, never seen one with only 6000 miles either. I think I'll show up with $3800 cash and be willing to go to 4 if it's pristine.
  18. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    thats very cool! I have an autographed pic of Bubba Shobert on the 92 F2.He was doing a promo tour for Honda and was at a local shop,it was after he recovered from his crash.:cry
  19. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    Do the 600rr's have any significant issues to look out for? What should I look at specifically on an 04?

    How hard/expensive are they to maintain? I've never had a FI bike before. What would I expect within the next 10000 miles? It currently has 6k.

    How is the reliability on these bikes? I assume being a sport bike they're pretty high-strung. Do the engines last a while?


    Thanks for the help everyone.
  20. Badjuju

    Badjuju Biker Billy

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    As long it hasn't lived it's life on the track and been reasonably maintained, there shouldn't be any issues of note. Only semi-weak spot I've heard of is the CCT. Simple to replace it with an APE manual CCT and yer good ot go.

    Somewhere on the interwebz, I've seen a guy who claims to have put on over 200,000 miles of sport/touring/track riding on his RR. If I wasn't so lazy and useless, I'd google it for ya, but...well... :*sip*