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Old 04-06-2013, 06:00 AM   #41
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It's only paper. Better spend it now while it's still recognized as money, once the economy collapses it'll be worth less then a roll of ultrasoft toilet paper.
Got that right. I'm investing in metals - steel, lead, brass.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:07 AM   #42
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It's only paper. Better spend it now while it's still recognized as money, once the economy collapses it'll be worth less then a roll of ultrasoft toilet paper.
Where were you when I was married? "But Honeee, Sarnali says I GOTTA buy those new trolling rods NOW before our money turns into toilet paper!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:48 AM   #43
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I finally turned over 500 miles on the CB and have it out of the official break-in restraints.

Damn, what a fun bike! Sarnali is right, it's got more than enough juice for street use. I can hit 60 in a few seconds, and it runs along at highway speeds + with no issues at all (ok, it's a bit buzzy over 80 mph).

I'm also really enjoying the compact size and low COG. The bike encourages anti-social riding behavior like filtering forward, and lane splitting (MUST...NOT...SUBMIT).

Hopefully I can get up to the Blue Ridge Mountains next month. Still not sure if the hip will be far along enough to pull it off, but I really want to take this one down the Dragon and other area roads my buddy in Etowah knows.

JMD: if you're over 6'1" it's probably too small, but if you're 6' or under, I think you'd reaaly like it. I'm just under 6' and it fits me to a "tee."
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #44
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JMD: if you're over 6'1" it's probably too small, but if you're 6' or under, I think you'd reaaly like it. I'm just under 6' and it fits me to a "tee."
Glad you are liking the new CB. I had a CB750 for a time in the 80's and loved it. I am 6' even with a 32 in. Inseam. I sat on the new bike in Long Beach and thought it fit fine. In my mind it is a great all rounder. The geometry looks to be good for backroad windy roads an city riding. I am not keen on highway riding and only do it if absolutely necessary. It should have plenty of power to get you by on the freeway no problem. The fit and finish on your bike are stellar. Good luck with it.
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Glad you are liking the new CB. I had a CB750 for a time in the 80's and loved it. I am 6' even with a 32 in. Inseam. I sat on the new bike in Long Beach and thought it fit fine. In my mind it is a great all rounder. The geometry looks to be good for backroad windy roads an city riding. I am not keen on highway riding and only do it if absolutely necessary. It should have plenty of power to get you by on the freeway no problem. The fit and finish on your bike are stellar. Good luck with it.
Thanks JM.

I am having to get used to no fairing/windscreen on the highway again. Up to about 70 it's fine, above that and it gets a bit much. There's a few fairings on that Japan website that would fix it, but I really hate to mess with the clean layout of the bike as it is now. I guess eventually somebody like Memphis Shades will make a removable screen for it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:34 AM   #46
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I am having to get used to no fairing/windscreen on the highway again. Up to about 70 it's fine, above that and it gets a bit much. There's a few fairings on that Japan website that would fix it, but I really hate to mess with the clean layout of the bike as it is now. I guess eventually somebody like Memphis Shades will make a removable screen for it.
My roadster has a small speedster screen but it is not enough protection at higher speeds. I rode it up to Death Valley a couple years ago and was blown all over the place. The winds were especially bad that trip. If you can gut it out California Scientific may come out with one. A few friends have them. They are unobtrusive and work very well.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #47
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I'm not ashamed to hide behind a windshield, they may clutter up the lines a little but in this cool and wet climate you're going to suffer without one. Might be a little warm in a more sunny enviroment but I'd get one anyway just to keep from getting blown off the back of the bike.
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Truce.

There's not a National Cycle screen that will fit? It has 7/8" bars?
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Glad you are liking the new CB. I had a CB750 for a time in the 80's and loved it. I am 6' even with a 32 in. Inseam. I sat on the new bike in Long Beach and thought it fit fine. In my mind it is a great all rounder. The geometry looks to be good for backroad windy roads an city riding. I am not keen on highway riding and only do it if absolutely necessary. It should have plenty of power to get you by on the freeway no problem. The fit and finish on your bike are stellar. Good luck with it.
I saw one at Honda Salt Lake last weekend. I'd kind've forgotten how small bikes were back then comparatively, with all the giant cruisers and ATs around. It looked about the same size as an early 80s KZ1000, also an excellent do-all bike.
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