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Relive the 80's with Hornet Sr.



1981 Honda CB900F Supersport. <--- click

like a euro spec cb900fz.. only 1250 bones

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Excellent. They were the bees knees in 1981, fast and kind of went around corners. Thirsty as heck but what a rush.

I did a sixth form Tech Drawing project on the 900F designing a full fairing for them.

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I still find myself lusting after a '93/'94 CB 1000.
I just think it looks "right."


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Oh the "Big One", definitely a looker in my book. Pretty hard to find nowadays.

May I suggest the ZRX..



Gotta love the UJM look

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Mine is still in the garage. Maybe it is time to resurrect the old gal.
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Doc, that is a thing of beauty!

Are you the original owner?

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Unfortunately I'm not. I bought this from a fellow enthusiast back in 1993. I was a day late and a dollar short on purchasing the CB1100F engine to go with it as it was sold separately. But I still love her nevertheless.

My first DOHC was my '79 CB750LTD which I did purchase new.
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I still find myself lusting after a '93/'94 CB 1000.
I just think it looks "right."

Had a chance to pick one up and passed, been kickin myself since...

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Do you like Hawks?



1988 Honda NT650GT Hawk <--- 12k miles!

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Wasn't that CB1000 kind of a wallowy sow. I thought the thing go terrible reviews. Sure it looks nice, but if it doesn't perform...

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Wasn't that CB1000 kind of a wallowy sow. I thought the thing go terrible reviews. Sure it looks nice, but if it doesn't perform...
This is as close the the Harley mindset I could ever get - i.e., I really wouldn't care if the CB1000 was an average ride - I could enjoy it just for what it is.

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That bike has a tail from an 82. Anybody knows that.

I had the first 900F around back in Feb of 81. I rode it to 3 different dealerships looking for a helmet. The guys that worked at the dealerships would come out and look at it. They'd never seen one before. The last 6 digits of the serial # were 000147. I had a poster of Freddie Spencer railing it thru a corner.

Thursty? Not mine. It did almost exacty on gas as the 919. It'd do 50 mpg if you took it real easy.

I rejetted the carbs. Back then a set of Accel coils was a must, mine wore a good ol Kerker exhaust. The original pipes are still hanging in my Mom's garage. Mine ran very good. Probably the reason I'm still convinced most carbed bikes benifit from a jet job.

I can't remember exactly what they weighed. Honda said something like 525 dry, so who knows? They weighed a ton compared to todays bikes. But it was soooo comfortable. I rode 1000 miles home from Colorado Springs one day, no sweat.

The local Honda dealer has a Red CB1000, like the black one^. I can ask how much, if anyone is real interested. I've seen it. It's very nice. He's had it for a while. Might be willing to deal.

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Its a pity you giys don't get the CB1300 there, I always find myself having a good look, whenever I come across one:




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We dont get a lot of the UJMs, xjr's, gsr's, cb's, mt-o3, etc...

It makes me cry inside a bit at times... lol

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Its a pity you giys don't get the CB1300 there, I always find myself having a good look, whenever I come across one:



Wow. That is a thing of beauty . I never even knew that existed.

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Wow. That is a thing of beauty . I never even knew that existed.
Yes, they are very nice looking, fit and finish seems very high. A 5 gear gearbox, I guess with all that torque, that's all you need.

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Anyone remember the Radian?


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I did some digging and found this old 6 pg Jpn brochure
Sorry did not want to scan and paste it all together so I just
used a camera.

Check out the link on the rear shock

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Very similar to the XJR1300. I'd prefer that to the new CB1100.

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These aren't 80's or 90's for that matter but classic and beautiful nonetheless...


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oooh X11 !

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Would a stock 919 keep up with Freddie's bike in the vid?

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Would a stock 919 keep up with Freddie's bike in the vid?
I don't know for sure. Here is another entertaining piece.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO3cf...eature=related



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1981 Honda CB900F Supersport. <--- click

like a euro spec cb900fz.. only 1250 bones
I had one of these when I was in high school (and about a year or two after). I ended up selling it but it was an awesome bike. Mine had a 4in1 Yoshimura pipe and headers, aluminum swing arm, steel braided brake lines, a K&J jet kit and air filters and the cylinders had been bored out.

Pretty big bike for me at the time but I had fun with it (only laid it down once ). I miss it.

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Ah, back when bikes looked like bikes were supposed to look. That's what first drew me to the 919, it looked like the bikes I grew up with. I had one of these for my first "big" bike...


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I'm fascinated by the size (or lack off) of the unventilated discs and one pot caliper!

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I'm fascinated by the size (or lack off) of the unventilated discs and one pot caliper!
1977 was a different era, going fast was far more important than stopping!

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Ah, back when bikes looked like bikes were supposed to look. That's what first drew me to the 919, it looked like the bikes I grew up with. I had one of these for my first "big" bike...

I sold one of these last summer, nice bike.

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1977 was a different era, going fast was far more important than stopping!
Hey, a self done twin disc setup on a CB750 hauled down hard from 120 mph even with tires of the day.
By the time the Z1 came out, the front brakes were not all that bad even with a single disc. Stopped better, by far, than any cars of the day.

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Would a stock 919 keep up with Freddie's bike in the vid?
A race prepped 919 chassis with Michelin Pures on it would run rings around that bike.
The 919 engine would need some more power to be competitive in a long HP track.
I'll bet a nicely mapped 919 with slipons is an prepped chassis would leave that ancient beast in its wake at the Loudon of old.

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80s CB 900

If you are ever in the UK, come to Southend in Essex. Go to York Road, junction with Southchurch Avenue. The house on the corner has three of these bikes in the front garden. They have been there for 7-8 years to my knowledge, and crying out to be restored. Don't go alone though. Not the safest part of town!!!

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1988 Honda NT650GT Hawk <--- 12k miles!
OOOH I had a Hawk, Nice bike a tad small...

But It was great bike.

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I see them around here every so often. I think we have a 400cc version floating around here as well (Honda Bros). Tidy looking bikes.

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