Originally Posted by ZappBranigan
Just noticed from the pictures that the CB1100 has a hydraulic clutch. Nice. My 01 Thunderbird had a hydraulic clutch and it was very smooth.
It's definitely a gorgeous bike. Unfortunately I won't be in the market for another motorcycle for at least a year, so I'm hoping this one hangs on until then (although to be honest I'd rather buy a lightly-used model than a new one anyway.)
Somehow, I skipped over that detail. I was on a long trip once and a friends 1400 Suzuki Intruder lost his clutch in 100 plus degree weather. I am not sure to this day what the cause of it was but after it cooled off it came back. The bike was new also. Im no expert on the subject but a cable operated system is much more simple. My Sportster had a very easy clutch pull with no hydraulics. I am not crazy about this system but it is what it is. Perhaps one of you gurus can tell me why hydrualics are better.