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post #1 of 28 Old 08-12-2007, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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The real predecessor ?

Hope this worked. I never know....
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post #2 of 28 Old 08-12-2007, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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It was 1981. I was 20 years old. Serial #000147. Claimed dry weight was 529 lbs. I put on a Kerker "system", re-jetted, put in a K+N, and put on an Accel coil and wire kit. I also put on the Euopean sport kit. That consisted of "rear sets and a lower bar. The fairing is a Shoei FM5. I ran Metzler ME88s.

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Sniper thats a cool bike , never really got to ride till I was older as my parents had some weird idea that they are dangerous. Looks super clean. My first bike was a yamaha maxium 550, i had it for about 4 years and it bit the bullet.Look at those corn fields, looks like where I live now. Hutto, Tx, nothing but corn and cotton. str8

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It was 1981. I was 20 years old. Serial #000147. Claimed dry weight was 529 lbs. I put on a Kerker "system", re-jetted, put in a K+N, and put on an Accel coil and wire kit. I also put on the Euopean sport kit. That consisted of "rear sets and a lower bar. The fairing is a Shoei FM5. I ran Metzler ME88s.

Very cool, the original CB900. Gotta love that Indiana corn. Rode 150 mile round trip south of Indy and back today, beautiful country...lots of corn.

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I had an "82 CB900F Supersport back in the day. It was black with a red/orange Honda logo on the tank, sweet bike. It looked something like this but with an aluminum swing arm and a 4-1 Yoshimura full system.

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post #6 of 28 Old 08-12-2007, 08:50 PM
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wow that looks just like my old 9er,silver w/blue stripe,really cool, got rid of it after i got my 919

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I raced one of those in the 1979 Castrol 6 hour race in N.Z. came 10th out of 36 competing against factory teams and top privateers!

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iccch! look at all that bodywork ! i thought this was a nakedbike forum !


sweet ride, man. i got a chance to ride a pristine 750 in that color/of that era a few years back. i think most of us here over 35 are chasing that dream with our 919's. nostalgia can be a powerful whore/brain lobbyist.

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I owned 3 of them... a 750f supersport and two 900f one supersport and one bol'dor european (grey)


here is a pic of my 81 900f
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I had a 82 CB900C heavy dual speed final drive and shaft, I loved it.I wrecked a yamaha 650 "Damn lucky" replaced it with the insurance money.

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I had all three at one time. A CB750F, CB900F, and the CB1100F. The 1100 was carb'ed, cammed, ported, with 7" rear sets and sport max's. It was bad fast. Ran for top end with a friend in his Vette when he quit accererating I grabed 5th. He told me it picked the front wheel up about a foot at 155mph and I left like he was parked. The 919 is a great bike I just like to constantly tweek for more power and its harder with the fuel injection. Guess I should buy a bike dyno and hope I can tune enough other bikes to justify having it.

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Not too far back inthe lineage but I always thought this bike was overlooked.......and under appreciated



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Just dug this up..... easier than putting pic into a file and reposting it.

The local shop has a red CB1000 in the showroom. Can't remember what they want for it, but I remember thinking it was cheap.

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I really liked those old CB900F's, but the CB1100F was my favorite of the Honda Big-Blocks.

Way back when, I rode a GS1100E



The CB1000 never did catch on, too slow and too heavy?

Different strokes for different folks.

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Man you guys are old! Lol
Back in '81 I was learning to ride an XR 80.

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I still have my '81 CB750F in the garage along with two '82 CB900 Customs. My first one was a '79 750 LTD.

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post #18 of 28 Old 02-28-2010, 10:14 AM
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Nice coat rack!!!

Boy, I can't wait until the kids are all off to college and I have room again!!!!!

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post #19 of 28 Old 02-28-2010, 12:59 PM
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Here was me on mine back in like 1984, wearing my crappy non-weather proof Honda all weather suit.

Later, Guy
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Here was me on mine back in like 1984, wearing my crappy non-weather proof Honda all weather suit.

Later, Guy
Seriously, just how many of those mirrors did Honda order?! They seem to pop up during the last 30 years or so and looks like they will make it on the new "retro" CB1100.

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Here was me on mine back in like 1984, wearing my crappy non-weather proof Honda all weather suit.

Later, Guy



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Here was me on mine back in like 1984, wearing my crappy non-weather proof Honda all weather suit.

Later, Guy
LOL
YET ANOTHER guy who liked to ride with a nice blue pair of Adidas Gazelles !
Still with the nice gum rubber soles at that stage of the game.
I wore them for playing squash also, stuck like glue on the wood floors.

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I really liked those old CB900F's, but the CB1100F was my favorite of the Honda Big-Blocks.

Way back when, I rode a GS1100E



The CB1000 never did catch on, too slow and too heavy?

Different strokes for different folks.
The 82 1100 was the definitive year if I remember correctly, the rear wheel width was increased that year I think. One of my best friends had one. I had a chance to buy a new still in the crate 82, in 84. Couldn't afford it.

I still have my 73 CB750 I've had since new, but it's been hibernating for 15 years. Maybe this year I'll at least fuel it up and fire it up just to hear the 71 pipes I have on it.

The 1100 followed the 900 which of course followed the 750 when they finally redid it totally.
I tried to import a 900 from the UK in 79, the idea being to pick it up there, and ride it to the Isle of Man where we honeymooned. I couldn't get Honda Canada to play ball re the needed certifications, and ran into a brick wall with the federales, so the 900 stayed in the UK. In 79, the CBX was still around, and Honda would not import the 900s into North America. When I look back, I'd say things have worked out OK. I still have my 73, and I have my 919.

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LOL
YET ANOTHER guy who liked to ride with a nice blue pair of Adidas Gazelles !
Still with the nice gum rubber soles at that stage of the game.
I wore them for playing squash also, stuck like glue on the wood floors.
Normally I stuck with my Puma Clyde's but I thought I would branch out a bit



Later, Guy

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Normally I stuck with my Puma Clyde's but I thought I would branch out a bit



Later, Guy
VERY nice shoes !

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Just dug this up..... easier than putting pic into a file and reposting it.

The local shop has a red CB1000 in the showroom. Can't remember what they want for it, but I remember thinking it was cheap.
New or used???? Details please!


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I had 2 1981 CB900F's, love that bike!


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post #28 of 28 Old 03-03-2010, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Woody,it's red, used, aprox 30,000 miles, but looks really nice. The PO took real good care of it. He made a rack for it. I had to look twice to see that it was a home mader, it's that nice.

I can call and get a price if you're interested. I doubt you'd ever lose any money on it.

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