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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
2014, the only yr Honda sold this Deluxe model.
So thats why I couldnt find one. Deluxe, ABS, larger tank, twin pipes, matching side covers & mag wheels!
Update on this bike.
I bought a ton of new stuff for the GT, and sent the instrument cluster to a specialist who, as it turned out, unfortunately, lived in Barbados, which shortly after sending my instruments there, literally closed the entire country off from the outside world due to the Covid thing. Nothing could be shipped in, or out. After a full year and some months of my cluster being marooned there, I gave up on them, and just told the restorer to keep them, and sell them for whatever he had into them. I had already sold the GT with the understanding that the instrument cluster would not be included in the sale.
The bike was put on my floor lift, partly taken apart to begin it's major cleanup and then a re-assembly using the pile of new parts I had bought for the project. That was a year and a half ago, and the bike still sits there unfinished. My enthusiasm for the project simply drained out of me, and several months ago, I sold it to an American who was working a job in Australia. He will be returning to the US in late August or early September, then driving here to pick the bike up. I'm storing in in our garage for him until then. I just wanted it out of here. He immediately paid my asking price in full, and within several hours of my mentioning that it was now for sale.
I must say, he got a very good deal, considering it comes with about $3500 worth of new parts.
If I ever buy another old bike, it will be in turnkey, already restored condition, and I'll expect to pay a premium for it as such. All I want to do with it after purchase is put gas in it, ride it, wax and polish it.
And to keep this thread on-topic in spite of my GT750 ramblings, I still have my '17 CB1100EX, and like it more than ever. It's a brilliant, superbly designed and built machine and I'm more than pleased that I bought it when I did.
I had it up in Deadwood a couple of days ago for on my usual coffee ride, and then treated it to an oil and filter change. It must be just about the easiest bike in the world to change the oil and filter on. I appreciate that too.
An interesting POV on CB1100 ownership.
I have not yet found the right combination of words to describe how and why I like my CB as I do, but I ride it every chance I get.
Good review. I don't know why I like mine so much either. I probably owned 15 bikes in the proceeding four years. Then I got the CB1100, and I just haven't wanted to replace it. Like the author, I picked mine up for a steal, and figured I could ride it for a year or so then sell it for what I paid for it. That was 5 years ago .
I recently checked the speedo on my 2013 against my GPS. Up to about 50 mph, the speed measured was right on. From 50 mph up to about 75 mph, it added 1 mph, and I didn't go faster. This is about the most accurate speedometer I've encountered on a bike. My Wee Strom registered at least 5 mph off from 40 mph and up.
The inexplicably weird thing about my '17 CB1100 is how Honda decided on the almost absurdly 'long legged' transmission gearing the way they did.
IF the bike could pull it's 6th gear to redline, the thing would be rolling along at nearly 190 mph at 8500 rpm. This is Hayabusa territory, only that bike, with about 100 more hp to play with than the 85hp(?) CB, can actually do it.
Could the CB's 5th gear also be an overdrive ratio?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not really filing a complaint about my CB's gearing, I like a bike who's engine is relatively relaxed at interstate speeds, but it's really kind of odd to me that it's geared about as 'tall' (or possibly even 'taller') as our '18 Goldwing.
If it truly bothered me, of course I could just do some sprocket changes....but I'm not going to mess with it, we have a couple of other faster bikes with 'perfomance' gearing if we need more 'spin and push' down there.
Given the gearing of my CB, and my riding style, I could actually get by with two speeds - low and high. I find myself in 5th gear most much of the time. I may add one tooth to the front when I change sprockets and chain to make that 70 mph slot a little more relaxed.
If I remember right when Honda went to the 6 speed in 2014, 5th gear was taller in the 6 speed then it was in the 5 speed.
Still looking for a CB1100 and will only consider a 2014+. You can always run a lower gear, but it sucks to shift up on the highway only to realize you’re already in top gear.
A '17 was just listed in the FM.
Thanks, too rich for my blood. Will have to find a 2014.
I may need one of these. the dealer had one on the floor when I bought my 250 Rally in 2017. I thought it was beautiful, and still do.
I’m guessing it was done to make it distinct from the mid-1980s CB1100F and CB1100R. For that reason, I’d recommend keeping it
Anybody want this?
The kit is a mere 5600.00
Nicely done but at that price I will live with memories of my often missed 70 CB750.
A member of the CB1100 forum machines knurled aluminum oil filler caps, and I bought one. My bike came with this safety wired cap, which I plan to sell. I managed to scratch it while removing it, but it still looks good.
I went to buy a key blank for a 2014 CB110 today at the dealer. It was going to cost $48 plus. Off to find a locksmith as I do have one key.