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post #1 of 25 Old 02-07-2020, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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New Year, New Bike

So over the last few months I had been kicking around selling my 2015 FZ09. I noticed that I wasn't riding it much. I put 6k miles on it over the last 2.5 years. While it's a great bike and super fun to power wheelie over every hump in the road I just wasn't gelling with it.
As I was still kicking around what to do I decided it still needed to be properly maintained so I went to my local dealer to pick up some oil and a filter and to make a long story short...

2019 Honda CB1000R! (In Chromosphere Red, how fun is that??)



This actually happened about 3 weeks ago but the weather has been super crappy and I hadn't been able to get decent pics. About a week ago the sun finally came out a bit so I snapped a few pictures. I just haven't had time to upload them. (Who knew having a toddler would take up all your free time??) Since then I've put about 620 miles on her, enough to do the first oil change, get a few parts installed and form a bit of a first (and second impression). All of which will be the subject of another thread. For now just say hello.
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post #2 of 25 Old 02-07-2020, 07:33 PM
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There it is.
First one on the forum I believe, unless I missed something.

Congrats, looks great.

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Awesome. That bike is on my hit list.
Full report please.
How do you plan on getting the rear of the ground?

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Purdy--much better than last year's all black. Wish the front fender was red too.

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Looks good! I like how aggressive and muscular this generation looks.

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There it is.
First one on the forum I believe, unless I missed something.

Congrats, looks great.

Ha! Being first is great and all but I was hoping for support. Strength in numbers and all that LOL.
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Awesome. That bike is on my hit list.
Full report please.
How do you plan on getting the rear of the ground?
Thanks! I'm working on a full report. But for now I'll answer the question on how to get the rear off the ground. I bought some R&G spools (bobbins) that run through the rear axle. My Pit Bull rear stand works just fine on it. (I'll pot a picture soon) This setup is good for chain adjustments and oil changes. But as you might have already guessed, not good for tire changes. To do that, well... I'm still not exactly sure. The Abba stand seems to work well for those over the pond where the bike is more popular. Hopefully the aftermarket will help address.

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Purdy--much better than last year's all black. Wish the front fender was red too.
LOL I'm kinda ok with the flat black front fender, which is funny because all the reviews called it out for being a sore spot. But just get some uber-expensive Honda Official paint and correct the front fender??
Also, the dealer had a 2018 black one that they offered a better deal on. But after seeing the red there was no going black. Reminded me so much of the 07 niner that I loved.

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Ah, the multi reply button... Why do I always forget about you until the last post??

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Looks good! I like how aggressive and muscular this generation looks.
Thanks man. Style wise this bike is spot on for me. I mean the exhaust and the fender thingy has to go but whats new right?

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Gorgeous, congrats!
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There it is.
First one on the forum I believe, unless I missed something.

Congrats, looks great.

Ha! Being first is great and all but I was hoping for support. Strength in numbers and all that LOL.
Thanks.
I came close to getting one the last 2 bikes I bought, but in the end I chose the other bikes.
Of the 3 the new CB1000r is my favorite styling wise.

When I bought my current bike a few weeks ago I had some cash set aside to buy one.
But even got approved through Honda financing as it wouldn’t have quite been enough cash to cover it. It was one I was considering among a few.
Found the bike I bought and fell in love with it though.

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But as you might have already guessed, not good for tire changes. To do that, well... I'm still not exactly sure. The Abba stand seems to work well for those over the pond where the bike is more popular. Hopefully the aftermarket will help address.
Hmmm.
Usually bikes with single sided swing arms are very easy to take the rear wheel off.
Pit bull makes a single side swing arm stand, and then there are different size pins that go in the left side hole of the axle to lift the bike.
Once lifted you can easily remove the nut(s)/bolt(s) holding the rear wheel on the left side and then it slides right off.

This one could be different though.
The bolts on the left look easy enough to take off without having to remove anything on that side.
However, can’t tell what the piece is covering the axle on the right side. Hopefully just a piece of trim that once removed exposes the axle hole to slide a lift pin into.

My previous bike in pics so you can see how it works.
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But after seeing the red there was no going black. Reminded me so much of the 07 niner that I loved.
I'm with you on that - great colour! And this bike is on my Lotto list - will be interested to hear what you have to say about living with it. Does yours have the quickshifter and whatever else they made "premium"?

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Bottom pic, right column, the view from the rear left...... there is a flat place between the passenger foot pegs....the license plate on my 848 Streetfighter is mounted there. That'd be a good place for your license plate.

I mod bikes less and less these days, but that OEM license plate holder has to go; as do the stickers on the tank, and chain guard. Remove the reflectors, and the passenger pegs. Just my opinion.

But that motorcycle doesn't need much. I'm pretty much done with exhausts and Power Commanders.

I like it! I'd like to ride one! Well done!

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Hmmm.
Usually bikes with single sided swing arms are very easy to take the rear wheel off.
Pit bull makes a single side swing arm stand, and then there are different size pins that go in the left side hole of the axle to lift the bike.
Once lifted you can easily remove the nut(s)/bolt(s) holding the rear wheel on the left side and then it slides right off.

This one could be different though.
The bolts on the left look easy enough to take off without having to remove anything on that side.
However, can’t tell what the piece is covering the axle on the right side. Hopefully just a piece of trim that once removed exposes the axle hole to slide a lift pin into.

My previous bike in pics so you can see how it works.
So yeah... about that. The plan WAS to get a single sided swing arm stand from Pitbull. I have many of their products and am a huge fan. BUT... they don't make a pin that fits the 2018+ CB1000R. Apparently the inner diameter of the axle nut (or wherever the pin would go) of the 2018+ models is much smaller than that of the previous models. I emailed them a few days after I got the bike to ask why I didn't see a 18+ product and they informed me that none of their concepts were approved by the head honcho. They couldn't come up with a pin that was both small and strong enough, I guess. I'm not sure if that means "still working on it" or "not gonna happen." I was a bit bummed to hear that. But I have seen pictures of other 2018+ CBs that were on a stand so I know SOMEONE makes them. And I have seen some sites with them for sale, but they were all European. So for now I have the spools. Hopefully Pitbull comes up with something (I plan to pester them until they do) or someone imports the ones already out there. Let's just hope it's aftermarket lag.

Also what bike did you just get, PC??

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I'm with you on that - great colour! And this bike is on my Lotto list - will be interested to hear what you have to say about living with it. Does yours have the quickshifter and whatever else they made "premium"?
Unfortunately, here in the US we don't get the CB1000R+ model. That one comes with: more aluminum accents (cool), a rear seat cover (meh), flyscreen (meh again) and a quickshifter with rev matching down shifts! (hells yeah!)

Luckily I can still order the quickshifter. And I will.

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Bottom pic, right column, the view from the rear left...... there is a flat place between the passenger foot pegs....the license plate on my 848 Streetfighter is mounted there. That'd be a good place for your license plate.

I mod bikes less and less these days, but that OEM license plate holder has to go; as do the stickers on the tank, and chain guard. Remove the reflectors, and the passenger pegs. Just my opinion.

But that motorcycle doesn't need much. I'm pretty much done with exhausts and Power Commanders.

I like it! I'd like to ride one! Well done!
Yeah agreed the stock fender has to go. A few companies make a decent looking fender (relocation kit?) Yoshi, R&G. So there are options.

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.... and a quickshifter with rev matching down shifts! (hells yeah!)

Luckily I can still order the quickshifter. And I will.
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But I have seen pictures of other 2018+ CBs that were on a stand so I know SOMEONE makes them. And I have seen some sites with them for sale, but they were all European. So for now I have the spools. Hopefully Pitbull comes up with something (I plan to pester them until they do) or someone imports the ones already out there. Let's just hope it's aftermarket lag.

Also what bike did you just get, PC??
I realized that after I began snooping around online and couldn’t find a pit bull pin.

I’m assuming the one you found was the R&G. I found one they made - stand and Pin 16 (was two different diameters like you stated), but only saw it on European websites.

R&G will ship it to the US from their website, but looks like the cost is around £170 ($230) shipped for both the stand and pin.
https://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype...6/#prettyPhoto

I got an MT10, the one in my Avatar.
Was a bit nervous about replacing the power of the 1290 engine, but this thing fits the bill (it has had a decat and ECU flash, while the SDGT was stock) and it handles better also.
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I realized that after I began snooping around online and couldn’t find a pit bull pin.

I’m assuming the one you found was the R&G. I found one they made - stand and Pin 16 (was two different diameters like you stated), but only saw it on European websites.

R&G will ship it to the US from their website, but looks like the cost is around £170 ($230) shipped for both the stand and pin.
https://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype...6/#prettyPhoto

I got an MT10, the one in my Avatar.
Was a bit nervous about replacing the power of the 1290 engine, but this thing fits the bill (it has had a decat and ECU flash, while the SDGT was stock) and it handles better also.
Yeah I saw a few European stands but I wasn't sure of the brand. But I know and feel good about R&G so I might go that route. I wish I would have seen that before i bought the spools. But it's fine.
And yeah MT-10! That thing looks like a beast. Was on my short list for a while too. Maybe we can meet up sometime and see what the other is missing

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Man that bike looks great ! I absolutely love that front headlight, retro-modern at its best. Great choice for the red !
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A dealer near me has a 2018 CB1000R for a good discount. It has been whispering in my ear for several months now.
It's black, but I like it that way.

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A dealer near me has a 2018 CB1000R for a good discount. It has been whispering in my ear for several months now.
It's black, but I like it that way.
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