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Old 02-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #81
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I went to Riva today and put down a deposit on a CB1100 ABS. It'll be here 3/15. It's going to be a really long 5 weeks!
Sold another one! Congrats!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #82
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An old Kawi ZRX is worthy of consideration if after this experience too. I suspect the ZRX has similar "easy" power, just considerably more of it, but without the air cooled rustle. Would be interesting to ride them around back to back and see how they "feel" as the feel is the thing with this kind of bike.
I dig the ZRXs. Surprisingly, I liked the 1100 more than the 1200, as it felt more nimble. And that's the biggest difference between the Kawis and the new CB. The Honda, with its narrow tires, feels many dozens of pounds lighter than the ZRXs.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:43 AM   #83
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Thanks for the nice comments guys. Come by the house in March and you can take it for a spin!

It's interesting the ZRX came up here. I was talking to the Riva sales manager yesterday about retro Japanese bikes, and he brought it up as well. I don't know much about the bike, but apparently it has quite a following. Have there been any other new retro Japanese bikes introduced here or overseas aside from the ZRX or this Honda?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #84
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I had a ZRX1100 for a couple years. With the Holeshot jet kit and a Yoshi exhaust it was surprisingly fast. Faster than one would think with "only" 100 rwhp on the stock bike. But the best part was the great front brakes. I wish I had those on my Tiger1050.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #85
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Sold another one! Congrats!
Thank you!

I know you had a short ride, but do you recall if the bike had a fuel guage? I can't find that detail on the interweb sources; just that it has a ".9 gal reserve" in it's 3.8 gallon tank.
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Thank you!

I know you had a short ride, but do you recall if the bike had a fuel guage? I can't find that detail on the interweb sources; just that it has a ".9 gal reserve" in it's 3.8 gallon tank.
Oh Jeebus, Man! Shades of Honda HawkGT!

Better learn to get used to 120-miles between Fill-ups!
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Oh Jeebus, Man! Shades of Honda HawkGT!

Better learn to get used to 120-miles between Fill-ups!
Frankly I'd love to have an excuse to pull over on those road trips. "Sorry guys, need gas again!" Then I sneak off to bust yet another whizz, swallow another couple more Tylenols, stretch the aging joints...

But I think the damn thing is producing 70 mpg...which is ridiculous. That's 200 miles or more a tank!
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Frankly I'd love to have an excuse to pull over on those road trips. "Sorry guys, need gas again!" Then I sneak off to bust yet another whizz, swallow another couple more Tylenols, stretch the aging joints...

But I think the damn thing is producing 70 mpg...which is ridiculous. That's 200 miles or more a tank!
My GT1000 had a four gallon tank and got 42-45 mpg. On a bike like that, it's perfect timing for a break.

My BMW has a 7 gallon tank! The damn thing never runs dry and my a$$ is asleep before I pull over.
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Thank you!

I know you had a short ride, but do you recall if the bike had a fuel guage? I can't find that detail on the interweb sources; just that it has a ".9 gal reserve" in it's 3.8 gallon tank.
Yep, on the LCD panel between the analog clocks.
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My GT1000 had a four gallon tank and got 42-45 mpg. On a bike like that, it's perfect timing for a break.

My BMW has a 7 gallon tank! The damn thing never runs dry and my a$$ is asleep before I pull over.
I have a friend with a GS that has the "optional super-giant tank" (marketing term) and has something like a 600+ mile-range.

That he has run out of gas because he "forgot to fill it up". Like, middle of BFE, splutter-sputter-stall. Stop.

Twice......
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