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Old 04-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #3091
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You need to remember there are different motivations to ride.

For some it is the "biker" life style, a bike is a style accessory, an identity, and social passport. Riding isn't the focal priority.
Then there are "riders", for them a bike is a tool, an appliance, a means to an end. The focal priority is the physical sensations of riding,
Finally there are "motorcyclists", for them a bike is a partner, a friend. The focal priority is the overall experience of operating a motorcycle.
For some folks its a combination of more than one.

There is no one correct equation for all people.
That's more or less what I was trying to say a few posts back. You said it much better.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #3092
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Hopefully the new power washer can help tide you over until May 10th. Can you get those in Candy Red?
"You're a funny guy, Sully. I like you! That's why I'm going to kill you last..!"
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #3093
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"You're a funny guy, Sully. I like you! That's why I'm going to kill you last..!"

" Where's Sully?

" I let him go" ( in thick Austrian accent")


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Old 05-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #3094
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Hang in there M3-SRT8. Come May 10th, any ribbing received online will be a distant memory. Your mind will be filled with all kinds things CB-related. I was so excited when I went to pick mine up that I literally almost became ill with emotion. Really looking forward to reading about your impressions of the bike as an owner after you've waited so long for that moment to arrive.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #3095
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Hang in there M3-SRT8. Come May 10th, any ribbing received online will be a distant memory. Your mind will be filled with all kinds things CB-related. I was so excited when I went to pick mine up that I literally almost became ill with emotion. Really looking forward to reading about your impressions of the bike as an owner after you've waited so long for that moment to arrive.
This is where I am. Got to ride it some more today. This bike is so easy to operate that my mind wanders all over the place, the quietness makes me under estimate its power. It is a sleeper hooligan bike. My ZRX was loud and in your face, the CB looks and sounds so tame, but it is really Jekyll and Hyde. Nice and polite at times, but lurking underneath is a beast that likes to be thrashed.

But, I think it needs to go up one tooth on the front sprocket.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #3096
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you mean down one tooth. That's what I would do if I change the gearing. It is now geared for 150 mph. A bike can always be quicker.

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #3097
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Anyone here willing to go 150mph on the 1100? Unsure 88hp would push the bike to a speed that high without some type of wind protection, if even then. I do understand what you mean about being geared for that speed, though. I checked the gearingcommander site, to see the top gear hiway speed change one tooth would make, but the 1100 is not shown yet.... tp
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #3098
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If only there were a math equation one could do with a pencil and paper.

I think that nicking some top speed for more leverage at low speeds would be awesome on this bike. If you fish the dyno maps out of this thread or the intertubes, you can see just how much of a wheelie machine this thing could be with the right gearing and tires.

It's like 75 lbs off idle.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #3099
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4000 RPM in 5th=70 mph with a 8500 RPM redline.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #3100
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4000 RPM in 5th=70 mph with a 8500 RPM redline.
Some bikes will pull to red line in top gear, but most won't. I actually own one that will. KTM Duke 690, red lines at 8k which represents 120mph in 6th, and it tested top end at 119.8mph by Motorcycle Consumer News. I took mine to 100, and a naked 327lb motorcycle at that speed, is fast enough for me. It was still pulling when I backed off the throttle.

Will someone please see how fast the 1100 will actually go, after break-in, of course.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #3101
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From what I have read 125 is top speed.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #3102
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Oh, I am sure the cb is faster in 4th than 5th.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #3103
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Oh, I am sure the cb is faster in 4th than 5th.
4th for excitement and 5th for comfort....I imagine.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #3104
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A couple questions:

1) Can the charging system handle a heated jacket liner and heated gloves?

2) How hard is it to check the clearance on the valves? Do you have to take a bunch of stuff off to get to them or is it quick and easy?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:34 PM   #3105
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Hang in there M3-SRT8. Come May 10th, any ribbing received online will be a distant memory. Your mind will be filled with all kinds things CB-related. I was so excited when I went to pick mine up that I literally almost became ill with emotion. Really looking forward to reading about your impressions of the bike as an owner after you've waited so long for that moment to arrive.
Yeah, I'm cool.

I have other things to pass the time. Right now, I'm putting the finishing touches on the restoration of a 1951 DuMont 30" Television Set.

That's right. 1951.

Guess who this is....



Here's the TV:

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