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Old 10-22-2008, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default 92 Honda CB750. What do ya think?

I just picked up a 92 Cb750 with only 20k miles. It has been repainted a silver grey,new tires and just serviced. I ride it to and from work,about 12 miles each way on I-25 from Monument,Co. to Colorado Springs and back each day. With the weather changing i don't know how much longer i will be able to ride. The cold does not bother me but it seems to snow alot in Monument and I don't have chains. JK, but it was 29degrees the other morning when I left for work.I put on my Big Smith insulated coveralls,and jacket,zippered boots and gloves. I also put a bandana over my mouth to keep from fogging up my Shoei and also tied down the bottom of the bandana with another one around my neck. It was cold, but not unbearable, but my work mates think I am crazy. maybe they are right, but it was fun, I was not the only one on a bike that day. The CB handled perfectly,ran great, and with the windscreen was fairly comfortable to ride. I don't think I could have picked a better choice. Let me know your opinion on the bike and what temp is too cold to ride?
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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I'm not sure when it is too cold to ride, but too snowy = 1/10 of an inch. I ride in the cold also, but you really have to watch for black ice and any snow unless you like sliding down the road doing your best Superman impersonation.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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It's probably hard to find a better all around bike than that CB750. Excellent purchase. 750s are capable of anything from urban errands to round-the-world touring.

As far as cold goes you can always dress for cold. The rub comes when there is ice on the ground. I regularly ride down to 33 degrees but in winter when the ground freezes the bikes stay in the garage. you hit ice and you are going down.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #4
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You are right of course about the ice and black ice, I will be looking out for that as I ride, in the sun that should not be a problem except maybe on bridges and overpasses. I really don't want to look like superman, as Captamerica I really don't want or need the competition. I really thought the choice of bikes was good and since I got it for a steal of a price, (under $1000) I just could not pass it up. I put a trunk carrier on the back for storage to keep my goodies safe. I was looking for some bags to, any suggestions? Tank and saddlebags would be great. Also, what kind of coldweather gear do you ride with? thanks for your ideas. Cap out.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:42 AM   #5
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Ditto, excellent choice those CB's are almost bullet proof. I also ride down to freezing, upper 20's if it's dry out but any chance of ice and I'm in the cage. Just not worth it and as my Dr. told me the last time I bit the dust, "50 year old fat guys aren't meant to hit the ground at high speeds.." while I appreciated his candor I told him I wasn't going THAT fast...
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:58 AM   #6
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Almost bullet-proof isn't fair. Unless you run the d@mn thing completely out of oil it is absolutely bullet-proof. Good choice. You'll get tired of it and sell it off for what you have into it before you wear it out.
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You are right of course about the ice and black ice, I will be looking out for that as I ride, in the sun that should not be a problem except maybe on bridges and overpasses. I really don't want to look like superman, as Captamerica I really don't want or need the competition. I really thought the choice of bikes was good and since I got it for a steal of a price, (under $1000) I just could not pass it up. I put a trunk carrier on the back for storage to keep my goodies safe. I was looking for some bags to, any suggestions? Tank and saddlebags would be great. Also, what kind of coldweather gear do you ride with? thanks for your ideas. Cap out.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:38 AM   #9
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Thanks for your input, love riding it and the mpg is at about 50....whoooohooooo
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Please post the pics.
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