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Old 06-11-2013, 03:01 PM   #3361
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The late CB750 Nighthawk came with hydraulic valves. I wish they had brought back a retro styled version of that for maybe $1500-$2000 less, and left the hydraulic valves alone. Having put a lot of miles on a bike with a high maintenance shaft final drive, the chain does not bother me. Modern chains do not require that much attention, and I'll bet time wise it takes less than half the time to maintain it as some shaft drives do.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #3362
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #3363
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BMW final drive's I think you mean... Wish they would let Honda build theirs, too...
Exactly. Even my old BMW needs spline lubrication periodically, and it's a fairly large job. Lubing a chain just doesn't take very long at all. And I don't have to remove the swing arm to do it. I just hope I never have to replace a drive shaft.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #3364
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FINALLY had the chance to go see one in person. What a gorgeous bike up close..... man did they do a nice job on this bike.
It's certainly looks different in the pictures than it does in the flesh. Very comfy, ergos are perfect for my 6'3 frame. Id love to ride one sometime. There is a very good chance there is one of these in my future but I'd hate to get it dirty



id only buy one if I knew I could garage it for sure.... it would be a crime to leave it outside
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #3365
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id only buy one if I knew I could garage it for sure.... it would be a crime to leave it outside
In my neighborhood, there would indeed be the crime of motorcycle theft in less than a week if I left it outside!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #3366
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Mirror morror on the wall... who's the fairest bike of them all? I apologize... had to be said.




And finally a pic of the sweet sweet CB1100 Hondaline rack.


...and my foot.

Have a nice weekend everybody!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #3367
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jfman, are you in the USA? I see you have a Versys 1000, but don't remember ever seeing one here. Do you like it? tomp dd50
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #3368
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jfman, are you in the USA? I see you have a Versys 1000, but don't remember ever seeing one here. Do you like it? tomp dd50
I am in Montreal Canada. Just bougth it last week. Got over a thousand kilos on it and headed on a little trip to the states this weekend.

I love it. Its got a few flaws but an amazing bike.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #3369
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No motorcycle is without flaws to some degree. Have a safe trip and hopefully the bad weather in the North East will be gone by the time you start your trip ...tp
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #3370
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In my neighborhood, there would indeed be the crime of motorcycle theft in less than a week if I left it outside!
The first bike I bought when I moved it LA had been sitting outside, under an overhang for years. It was a 1979 CB750K that came with all the original paperwork. I still have the original bill of sale because at the bottom its signed by Patrick Swayze.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #3371
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Question Quick question

They make pannier racks for this bike yet?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #3372
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The first bike I bought when I moved it LA had been sitting outside, under an overhang for years. It was a 1979 CB750K that came with all the original paperwork. I still have the original bill of sale because at the bottom its signed by Patrick Swayze.
THE Patrick Swayze?? :-)

(Couldn't help thinking of Seinfeld... "THE Jon Voight?")
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #3373
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THE Patrick Swayze?? :-)

(Couldn't help thinking of Seinfeld... "THE Jon Voight?")
The very same. My mechanic has it now......unfortunately he put a CBR fork on it and CBR wheels along with a motor out of a CB900C and races it around LA.
Ill get it back from him someday and put it back to stock. I loved that bike but man was I broke...
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #3374
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That is an AWSOME rack!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #3375
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The CB 11 is road tested in July's Cycle World mag. 11.79 ET @ 110 mph which for me is indicated speed . The bike could not pull past 6500 rpm in top gear! I had on 4 saddlebags, a trunk and a bed roll.




I'm sure it is indicated speed and timed with the stop watch app on the iphone. That's how you do it, right?
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