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Old 02-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #1546
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for those folks who are worried about going out west with a small gas tank

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #1547
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Really...where do you live?
sw Ohio east of Cincinnati. In a lot of the rural counties, many stations are just carrying regular.They mostly seem to be marathons, but they are the most prevalent stations out in these areas. Stations like BP and Sunoco still carry premium, but they can be difficult to find.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #1548
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I was looking through a manual last night and it said 91 octane. Granted this as an Aussie manual. One other small thing is the battery is 12v and 11AH. That is kinda dinky isnt it? Another note of interest in the Aussie manual was that there was basically no break in. The manual just read something like take it easy for 300 miles and no reference to rpms, speed or anything else.
Well 91 isn't regular

The battery doesn't have to power a lot, starter and a clock, maybe initial cycling of the fuel pump.

The only break in procedure I use is to basically ride them like I'm going to ride them. (Which for me is pretty easy anyway). My bike will never see redline, and will probably never see over 6 thousand rpms.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #1549
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[QUOTE=The other Ferret;20786319]Well 91 isn't regular

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Keep in mind the US and Canada use a different octane measurement method than the rest of the world. 91 is roughly equivalent to US 87 octane, which is regular.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #1550
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Well 91 isn't regular

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Keep in mind the US and Canada use a different octane measurement method than the rest of the world. 91 is roughly equivalent to US 87 octane, which is regular.
Really? Did not know that

So what is US 91 octane in the rest of the world?
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #1551
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So what is US 91 octane in the rest of the world?
91 US pump octane (R+M/2) is roughly equivalent to 95 RON in most other countries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #1552
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Well 91 isn't regular

The battery doesn't have to power a lot, starter and a clock, maybe initial cycling of the fuel pump.

The only break in procedure I use is to basically ride them like I'm going to ride them. (Which for me is pretty easy anyway). My bike will never see redline, and will probably never see over 6 thousand rpms.
I thought that 90 percent of the larger street bikes would have and 12v 18 amp hour battery. I mean they are almost universal in bikes, jet skis, snow machines ect.. Just seems to me they might have cut a corner because of weight, space, and mostly the almighty dollar. Generally speaking a larger battery is going to last longer from my experience. Not a huge deal but just a nit pick.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #1553
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Well 91 isn't regular

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Keep in mind the US and Canada use a different octane measurement method than the rest of the world. 91 is roughly equivalent to US 87 octane, which is regular.
I didnt know that but thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #1554
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Yes indeed. I may get nagged about other things, but not that. I suspect the wife having a horse has something to do with that. Talk about a time and money-intensive hobby... :-)
I have heard that about horses. Want an expensive hobby? Get into boating. Its like throwing hundred dollar bills into a fire week after week.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #1555
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THe only gripe I have is that I've got too many motorized toys and there's no way I will be buying one anytime soon. Not a bad problem to have, but the first time I see one in person I have a feeling I will need to have one.
or better yet Dave, drive 25 miles south and take mine out for a spin

that is, when it gets here

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #1556
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or better yet Dave, drive 25 miles south and take mine out for a spin

that is, when it gets here

LOL. I'll be happy enough just to come down and see it. I'm afraid if I rode it, it would be all over.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #1557
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I thought that 90 percent of the larger street bikes would have and 12v 18 amp hour battery.
I haven't seen a 18-AH battery in new motorcycle in quite some time. 10 to 12-AH seems more or less the norm these days.

We really are scraping the bottom of the barrel if we're finding fault in required fuel octane and battery size with the CB1100. It burns regular and the battery is more/less the same as similar bikes.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #1558
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I haven't seen a 18-AH battery in new motorcycle in quite some time. 10 to 12-AH seems more or less the norm these days.

We really are scraping the bottom of the barrel if we're finding fault in required fuel octane and battery size with the CB1100. It burns regular and the battery is more/less the same as similar bikes.

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #1559
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Huh? The 400's had a single pipe, the 750's were the one's with 4/4, 4/2....
Yeah. I know that. I'm saying I would prefer IF the cb1100 had 4-4 pipes.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #1560
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Kinda cool that this is my first post on this forum.
I'm "inline4' on the other bike forums but the name was already taken here.
Anyway, I'm losing sleep over the new 1100. I just put a deposit on a non-ABS model at Desoto Honda in Olive Branch, MS.
This past weekend, I sold my '83 CB1100F to a man in Dallas; my '01 Blackbird is about to be listed as "For Sale" anywhere and everywhere.
After months of contemplation, I have decided that, at 59 y/o, my knees and heart NEED the new CB. I haven't been this excited about a new Honda since I bought the first SOHC 750 SuperSport in my area waaaaay back in the day.
I have read every post in this thread and there have been a lot of Yays and Nays regarding this tribute CB. Personally I think Honda got it right for the first time in quite while. I'm confident the new 1100 will be well-received. Of course they won't sell 5,000 units and I'm sure they didn't plan to.
All I can say is DAMN! Is it March yet????
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