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post #1 of 14 Old 11-29-2016, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing my 919

Hi everybody. Been a long time since I've logged in (especially since my "I'm back" thread a while ago). Things have been busy for me. I bought a house, forced to do repairs, repair project expanded, more repairs, repaint, look what did they do here, repair that too, MSF Rider Coach certification, and then I lowsided my 919 down a freeway exit around 30 MPH. Shouldn't be too bad until I realized it bounced of the guardrail. I'm crossing my fingers that the seal for the shifter arm going into the crankcase is leaking and not the crankcase being cracked itself. However remembering that my rear suspension is due for replacement/upgrade. I decided its time to retire my beloved 2005 919 at 84k miles. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with her yet (depends on that oil leak), but I am picking up a 2014 CB1000R. I found one for a good price. I will eventually post pictures once I get my garage organized enough that half my house isn't crowded in there.

About the lowside, some leaves got kicked out in front of me. I swerved to avoid them, but the rear tire just caught the edge of them.

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-04-2016, 08:37 AM
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Most people here will be very interested in you comparison review

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+1 on the review, but most importantly, glad you are OK enough to write about it. Good luck on the house and getting the 9er in order. If you have any aftermarket goodies on there that are not damaged, I am sure the vultures will help to get them off your hands if you decide to part it out.

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As far as the ride review, it's been almost a week now and have been using the CB1R as my daily commuter despite the weather. I had the, I'm going to say, fortunate luck of my truck dropping its transmission after I got back with the bike. For everybody's info, I have 10 years seat time on my 9. The CB1 is smooth on the throttle compared to the 9. Also that buzz I read about in a lot of reviews, apparently these guys never threw a leg over a 9 before.....it really isn't as bad as they make it out to be. With the seat height being 32.5 inches I didn't think it would make that much of a difference, but the bikes reacts a bit more to CG changes when it comes to leaning. Not sure how much of that is helped by the slight reduction of 0.3 inches of the wheelbase. The bike looks smaller, but I've had the Givi racks on my 9 for the past 4 years.

The brakes feel great, but I need to throw on SS lines. The seat feels fine for commuting. The real test for that is when I take it on a long distance trip. I might be throwing on an aftermarket seat or getting this one modified with gel padding and such. My girlfriend likes the pillion seat of the 9 better. The seat is 2 piece. The pillion seat comes off with the key, located under the tail section by the left handhold. Which the Yoshimura tail kit leaves a very tight fit for getting the key in and out of there. Once the pillion seat is removed the rider seat is bolted on. The space under the seat is about as much as the 9 just centralized. There are frame mounted helmet hooks under the seat (one on each side) which I find a hell of a lot more convenient than the cramped cable and hook the 9 had. The headlight provides good coverage, but I will be playing around with LED options. Not sure how much room I have in there just yet.

My bike came with the Yosh R77D 3/4 exhaust which has a beautiful tone to it. Especially between 4-5k rpm while riding around. You can hear the dual tone out of it so I cruise in that range whenever I can. I am planning on picking up a PC V for it in the spring, and they already have a map for the exhaust.

I'll try to post up more as I get more time on the bike. I like the CB1, but am still attached to my 9. She's done me well over the years, and this wasn't quite the way I wanted to upgrade. What's done is done, and I look forward to getting more experience on my new bike.

I do apologize for this being all over the place. I just typed as this stuff came to mind. Anything specific, feel free to ask.
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How much did you spend on it ? and how many km on the engine?
Also curious to see how many km you get for one tank...

There's one near me,2012 Honda CB1000RA, 33k km for $7k CAD ~ 5300 US I wonder if that's a ok price for it...

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How much did you spend on it ? and how many km on the engine?
Also curious to see how many km you get for one tank...

There's one near me,2012 Honda CB1000RA, 33k km for $7k CAD ~ 5300 US I wonder if that's a ok price for it...
I bought it for $7k with 1,600 miles. The tank was half full when I got it. I filled her up Friday afternoon, so I should know sometime this week what I get for city MPG.

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How much did you spend on it ? and how many km on the engine?
Also curious to see how many km you get for one tank...

There's one near me,2012 Honda CB1000RA, 33k km for $7k CAD ~ 5300 US I wonder if that's a ok price for it...
You can get a 2nd Gen Tuono with less miles on it for that price range and you'll get a lot more bike.

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I think the big question is do you consider it an upgrade? If you hadn't been forced into switching from the 9 to this would you have been happy with the decision anyways?

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-06-2016, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Also curious to see how many km you get for one tank...
The gauge started blinking at 110 miles on my way to work. I pushed it until 131 miles. Filled the tank with 4 gallons. So that got me around 31 mpg.

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I think the big question is do you consider it an upgrade? If you hadn't been forced into switching from the 9 to this would you have been happy with the decision anyways?
I've actually been looking at it for the past couple of years. Just didn't want it to happen like this, but I'm happy with it. The ride is nice. I feel a bit taller on it so just have to get used to that. As far as the upgrade part, yes. Better suspension, it can handle a bit more weight when it comes to passengers and cargo, a bit more power, and I like the singled sided swingarm. The seat on the 9 was more comfortable though.

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The biggest knock against the cb1000 is the peak hp is similar. How does the power compare below 6K?

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The biggest knock against the cb1000 is the peak hp is similar. How does the power compare below 6K?
She is amazing below 6k. She doesn't feel like she is dumping absolutely everything into every throttle input, nor does she make you feel like she's holding some back to keep you safe. I am very happy below 6k. The only time I have hit full throttle so far is when I'm in 6th and have empty, straight road in front of me.

So far the only thing I have noticed is something feels weird when holding a steady speed. I don't quite have the words to describe it, but if feels like I'm gently hitting a speed governor or some sort of lag. I'm holding steady throttle let's say at 60 for example, I feel a bit of engine lag/resistance, then right back to steady speed. This happens at any time, cold bike, warm bike, pick a speed....I'm going to take her to work sometime later this week, and I'll see if it happens when I stay in 5th and hold steady speed. It doesn't feel like it's coming from either front or rear brake. Once I get some stands, I'll verify wheel motion. I don't feel it either when I'm accelerating at all either. I'm about to register on the CB1000R forum and look around there to see if anyone else has had this problem.

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How much quicker below 6K than the 919?

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How much quicker below 6K than the 919?
Not as quick as a Tuono...

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The CB1000 has been out for 5 years and we still don't have an answer...
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