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Old 03-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #3106
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I've wanted one of these since they came out in 1989.

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Today I want this:
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #3107
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That's what I use mine for. Tail pack, backpack, tank bag, I'm good to go with 5 days of clean clothes and tons of tools and such. I'll try and find a pic of it geared up and ready to ride. Heck, I even replaced the Supercorsa SPs with Pilot Road 3s because of the miles I have been doing. 500 mile days are fine on the stock set up assuming one has some discipline and core strength.



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Old 03-05-2013, 08:08 PM   #3108
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Phil, you are weird.
Yep. But that's a fantastic bike for what it is designed to do. Get me one of those, and put snow tires on it; I'd never need a car again.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #3109
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I'm sorry, but I just can't get past the looks. Using that caricature/comic image is cheating.



Add that every one I've seen used has fugly pinstriping and 70's-esque airbrush jobs on 'em.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:13 AM   #3110
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I'm sorry, but I just can't get past the looks. Using that caricature/comic image is cheating.



Add that every one I've seen used has fugly pinstriping and 70's-esque airbrush jobs on 'em.
Know what you mean. They may be a great bike, but they look like a oversized scooter to me.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:13 AM   #3111
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Umm, isn't the supposed to be a bike thread? I see no bike there...

Did you lose your bimbo filter glasses?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #3112
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Along with the new CB1100, I would love to have this W800 Special Edition
as part of my stable. DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:21 AM   #3113
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Along with the new CB1100, I would love to have this W800 Special Edition
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If only.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #3114
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I'm sorry, but I just can't get past the looks. Using that caricature/comic image is cheating.



Add that every one I've seen used has fugly pinstriping and 70's-esque airbrush jobs on 'em.
I've mostly seen them stock in appearance. I usually see them in white, although I like the red better.
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Know what you mean. They may be a great bike, but they look like a oversized scooter to me.
That's exactly what's great about them -- the first and still the most capable maxi-scooter. It has all the advantages of a scooter (clean, practical, built-in storage), with the advantages of a bike (full-size bike performance, full size wheels). I don't think anyone has designed and built a better daily-transportation type bike.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #3115
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That's what I use mine for. Tail pack, backpack, tank bag, I'm good to go with 5 days of clean clothes and tons of tools and such. I'll try and find a pic of it geared up and ready to ride. Heck, I even replaced the Supercorsa SPs with Pilot Road 3s because of the miles I have been doing. 500 mile days are fine on the stock set up assuming one has some discipline and core strength. ~Ex
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #3116
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I can't imagine they are much fun to work on either, probably a couple hours just trying to get at the mechanical bits?!

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Add that every one I've seen used has fugly pinstriping and 70's-esque airbrush jobs on 'em.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #3117
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Another bike I wouldn't want to work on, but they are very cool!

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #3118
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Another bike I wouldn't want to work on, but they are very cool!

Yes, they are intimidating to look at working with but as far as "Routine Maintenance" items, even the valve adjustment, it's not as bad as it looks.... and the Carb's are not as bad a set up as my '96 Tiger to service & generally keep up. IE: don't have to pull the carb bank to service the air filter...
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #3119
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Yes, they are intimidating to look at working with but as far as "Routine Maintenance" items, even the valve adjustment, it's not as bad as it looks.... and the Carb's are not as bad a set up as my '96 Tiger to service & generally keep up. IE: don't have to pull the carb bank to service the air filter...
That's a good point. I've owned a 95 Tiger and an 80 CB900, and you're right. Oh and +1 on the CBX. Good call.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #3120
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I'm sorry, but I just can't get past the looks. Using that caricature/comic image is cheating.



Add that every one I've seen used has fugly pinstriping and 70's-esque airbrush jobs on 'em.
I like the looks and worse case scenario they can be repainted

I hear someone even took a few cans of Krylon or something to one...
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