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Old 04-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #2656
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Yup. The stock bike looks fine, on it's own. The styling of the tank and side pieces, and all the rest, looks quite integral and sharp.

Only the exhaust should be changed out, IMHO. It should have 4-4 pipes, because it looks incomplete on the non-exhaust side.



Now, it looks great.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #2657
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I could have lived with that too, but I wonder if those top pipes will preclude mounting soft bags
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #2658
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Yup. The stock bike looks fine, on it's own. The styling of the tank and side pieces, and all the rest, looks quite integral and sharp.

Only the exhaust should be changed out, IMHO. It should have 4-4 pipes, because it looks incomplete on the non-exhaust side.



Now, it looks great.
Oh I like those pipes!
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #2659
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Eastbound, that looks like an even better angle of the bike. Wish that photo was bigger!

I was just on the Honda Canada website and was checking out what accessories are available up there. It looks like those of you who want chrome sidecovers could get them out of Canada. Look for 'Side Cover Kit':

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/cb1...ts-accessories

I suspect Honda will make more of the accessories available in the U.S. soon, however.

When I followed this link I noticed the Canadians are offered a Meter Panel, Silver. Part # 08F70-MGC-D30ZB

Stock:


And with the panel:



Not too shabby!

I saw the plastic Meter Cover kit (08F72-MGC-A20) at my local dealer. Nice. You would have to tap it with your finger nail to know it wasn't a real metal chromed piece, and even then... hard to tell. It comes as a pair of pieces with L and R lettered on the inside for left and right side.

I also saw the Headlight Case Kit (08F71-MGC-D30) while there. Hmmmmm. The surface finish does not match the Meter Cover mirror like chrome surface finish. The plastic Headlight Case Kit surface finish has an "egg shell" finish. Wierd. The parts guy said he was going to call about it to see if it was a defect because he didn't think it was up to Honda's normal beautiful finish standards but when I got home and looked at the Honda Powersports accessories page it was the same wierd chrome finish. You can barely tell in the pictures but having seen it in person I know what the dealer has is the way it is pictured. Still looks like real metal but a different finish then the mirror like smooth chrome finish on the Meter Cover Kit.

Being on the back of the headlight though relegates it to background touches anyway. In some weird way I suspect some engineer guy at Honda knew it would be a hard part to fish a cleaning towel around and designed it that way so owners wouldn't feel the need to struggle trying to maintain its luster like the finish on the easily accessable Meter Cover Kit.

If this opinionated theory has any semblance of truth to it... Those ingenious Honda designer dudes! What deep thought and attention they have given to this model... yeah yeah, I've been sipping the Honda Koolaid

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #2660
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Woohoo congrats CB rider. 00022 dang thats a low number. whats the build date?
Ferret, according to the plate on the frame, it is 01/13.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #2661
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Look what I found

http://www.etsy.com/listing/12587717...op_home_active


http://www.etsy.com/listing/12589603...op_home_active

Bet she could make them without he F easy enough
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #2662
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I could have lived with that too, but I wonder if those top pipes will preclude mounting soft bags
So far we know it does preclude the stock Center Stand... unless someone has found 4-4 pipes that manage to allow the center stand to stay installed. It seems a shame to give up such a nice convenience Honda so thoughtfully graced us with for storing the bike in cluttered garages (that would be mine ) with little free space and for chain and rear end maintenances.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #2663
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Bluhduh

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Ferret, according to the plate on the frame, it is 01/13.
Hmmm so was mine at 000548. Wonder how many they build a month.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #2664
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So far we know it does preclude the stock Center Stand... unless someone has found 4-4 pipes that manage to allow the center stand to stay installed. It seems a shame to give up such a nice convenience Honda so thoughtfully graced us with for storing the bike in cluttered garages (that would be mine ) with little free space and for chain and rear end maintenances.
Ahhh forgot about that. Not willing to live without a centerstand. My Bonneville came without a centerstand. What a pia!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #2665
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Ahhh forgot about that. Not willing to live without a centerstand. My Bonneville came without a centerstand. What a pia!
Soooo, you get a rear wheel stand for maintinence. NBD.

All the 4-4 pipes I've spotted online eliminate the centerstand.

I WANT those 4-4 pipes!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #2666
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Lol ever plug and re-inflate a punctured rear tire on the side of the road on a sidestand?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #2667
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I'm curious what the bike looks like with this installed on it. If anyone can find pictures please post! I like the little stripe touch that matches the U.S. tank stripe.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #2668
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Yup. The stock bike looks fine, on it's own. The styling of the tank and side pieces, and all the rest, looks quite integral and sharp.

Only the exhaust should be changed out, IMHO. It should have 4-4 pipes, because it looks incomplete on the non-exhaust side.



Now, it looks great.
I can't find it right now, I'm sure someone can, but there's a video of this bike running.
It sounds more than a bit like an old MV or a Gilera race bike from the 50's or 60's.
If I were to actually own this bike( not in my budget any time soon), I would feel it were incomplete without those pipes.
I really like the symmetry of the 2 pipes on each side. Those pipes with the retro tank/paint/seat kit????? .....................Horny.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #2669
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I've been stopping by the dealer every couple of days and today was the day! The bike came in!!! Still in the crate.....ugh They said it should be set up tomorrow.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #2670
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Whereabouts are you at Grousedog?
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