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Nin0HunnitF
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I know I'm gonna get plenty of sh*t from fellow F'ers on here for asking this but..

Thoughts?

Has anyone owned/ridden one of them? I gotta admit that although I love the rugged-ness and character of my ol' 900F, you can't beat modern FI reliability... That being said it looks like the powerplant is lacking, including the overhauling options and resources available these days when compared to the old F. I do love the idea of a 6 gear option on my bikes, but is it a worthy replacement/upgrade for our real deal classics?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't have one and probably never will get one as its just not "my" style. Might be right for others though. Love my CB900F and my recently purchased 2003 Ducati ST4S.

Here are some video reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xus88icPsCk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqo3SAsaCNY



One of the comments: "If you ever chose to try its maxed out in 3rd gear so 4th 5th and 6th are overdrives. On the open road as you change up its chilled, more chilled and then superchilled. I have one. Its lovely and is not meant to be thrashed. It pulls from no revs."

My CB900F loves to be ridden hard and is "raw power" and fun and looks waaaay better than this new CB1100. I personally don't think it should be called a "F". More like a "C" Custom. FI and 6th gear don't make up for the looks in my taste and it isn't a thrilling bike to ride.

Hope this helps. Those reviews are honest and very good.

Dave

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Although not a new 1100, I picked up this used 919 with less than 5000 miles, freshened up a few things, added the black, center panel (aka CBX) on the tank and tail, etc. This gives me something to ride until I finish the latest CBX. Decided to sell my CB1100F and single side swingarm CBX to fund the new project that I'm building from scratch.

It's quicker than my modded 1100F was, 6 speed, EFI, liquid cooled, better suspension, larger tires, stops about the same as my 320mm rotors on the 1100F (I did install a radial front m/c). And I'm into it for about $4000, all in. (Tires, p/c the wheels, paint work, new Spiegler lines, Radial master, other p/c parts, 1100F mirrors to name a few).

I haven't found the downside yet with one exception: the 1100F was more fun to ride. You be the judge.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Nothing wrong at with either bike but the F is a classic. I would like a 919 to ride around on. A CBR 1000RR would be great too! Nice job on the upgrades..love the paint job.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Fellas, Merry Christmas and thank you for your input- In a perfect world, I could own both and wouldn't have to choose, in reality I only have a garage spot for one bike...
I love my screamer 900F, but to get it where I truly want, It will take not only a few thou, but lots of wrenching hours which I can't seem to find these days, the constant tinkering and tweaking that is half the fun of owning them, but inconvenient if you dont have your own garage and tools to do with ease. With resale value being out of the picture, you get what you pay for in some ways, you've got the raw power time machine that never fails to put a grin on your face, and not a sissy under-powered iteration that was built to replicate and resemble the real deal.

I think the lack of aftermarket support and small following is probably the biggest downside for me personally...took a quick look and found no real substance on cb1100forum.com

I'm going to see one this weekend, price being the biggest incentive for me with this this bike, I'd like to ride it and see if it's worth walking away from my blue-plated ol' girl, it sorta looks the part or could be made to look the part, but does it play the part is the real question..

I feel like this is much like the newer FI SR400 Yamaha released some years ago, it looks kinda cool and classic but it certainly doesn't have the thumper racer following that the old 400/500s got in the 70's

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would really like Honda to make the CB1300 available in the US.
Thy have their marketing heads up their rear end.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would like a mildly detuned version of the new 215 hp 1000rr engine in the plain black cb1000r standard instead of the de-tuned 2008 1000rr engine....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Going to see a *low priced* CB1100 later, will keep y'all posted. I'd hate to let the screaming F go but as it stands for me:

A.) Blow the thousands in CR carbs, and a 17" modern sportbike suspension setup(thats without counting the inevitable motor overhaul)
B.) Sell the F and throw some cash(not thousandS) ontop to upgrade to a more turn-key the FI '14

I'm well aware of the under powered package the new 1100 offers, if it's not put-me-to-sleep boring, then I've got a decision to make

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

" including the overhauling options and resources available these days when compared to the old F."

are you kidding? you just go buy new parts from Honda
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have been riding for 42 years, most of them on an F bike.

My riding has evolved into touring from sports riding. In 2017, I sold my F bikes and bought a CTX1300. I haven't regretted it. FI, modern suspension, shaft drive, ABS, TCS, high amperage charging - what's not to like? I love being able to start the bike in 40F and ride (with heated gear) and just go. Something you can't due with the old Fs. I would choke the crap out of it, running the battery down by 1/4 and wait 15-20 minutes for it to warm up.

Try riding an F bike 14 hours over 1000 miles.... piece of cake on a modern FI bike. Just my two cents...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

BlueThunder wrote:
I have been riding for 42 years, most of them on an F bike.

My riding has evolved into touring from sports riding. In 2017, I sold my F bikes and bought a CTX1300. I haven't regretted it. FI, modern suspension, shaft drive, ABS, TCS, high amperage charging - what's not to like? I love being able to start the bike in 40F and ride (with heated gear) and just go. Something you can't due with the old Fs. I would choke the crap out of it, running the battery down by 1/4 and wait 15-20 minutes for it to warm up.

Try riding an F bike 14 hours over 1000 miles.... piece of cake on a modern FI bike. Just my two cents...


And that's precisely what brought me to this point, the ability to just crank and GO, regardless of weather, without hesitation, something that could be expected to have less chance of failure on long rides(and shorts ones alike)

F will be up for grabs shortly... Neutral

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

For me, its not always about practicality with an F bike. We had a touch of warm weather at 50 degrees and I was lucky enough to get two good 75 mile rides in . Took the F bike both days. When I saw the bike on the side stand after a bathroom break, I thought , damn that bike looks good! Still does it for me!

I have a farkled up Africa Twin for practicality, but it doesnt push my buttons the way these F bikes do.

Then again , thats just me......Id love 6 speeds but the newer cb1100 85 hp seems even more boring than the Africa twins 94 hp.....

Long trip, I do take the newer bike , but it aint as cool as an old F bike...that said, Im lucky enough to have several bikes to ride ,but the F is still my favorite

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