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Old 11-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Now that I LOVE. And hey look, a 750cc with 74hp. Very very nice.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great looking bike, I like zillions of others crossed over to the oh so reliable & powerfull CB750 in the early 70's. Even 1%ers pushed their HD"s to the back of the shed, and started riding CB's and Z1's.
The Classic look has been a "allmost right" by a lot of manufacturers, Kawasaki, Ducati, Honda, but the "Bonnie" has to be the most faithfull to the original out of them all. That is why "I" bought it.
Do you think a lot of us hanker for the times when life "seemed" simpler and care free? I'm glad there are others that feel that way, cause I get a lot of 'you can't live in the past' from my m8's.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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the hubs threw me.
looked like drums from the OLD DAYZ.

i loathe drum brakes.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Great looking bike, I like zillions of others crossed over to the oh so reliable & powerfull CB750 in the early 70's. Even 1%ers pushed their HD"s to the back of the shed, and started riding CB's and Z1's.
The Classic look has been a "allmost right" by a lot of manufacturers, Kawasaki, Ducati, Honda, but the "Bonnie" has to be the most faithfull to the original out of them all. That is why "I" bought it.
Do you think a lot of us hanker for the times when life "seemed" simpler and care free? I'm glad there are others that feel that way, cause I get a lot of 'you can't live in the past' from my m8's.
thanks for listening DUG
That's EXACTLY why I like the CB1100! As I get older, I think more about the past, and how much "fun" I had riding UJMs back in the day.

I was planning to buy a new T100, but that Honda sure pushes the right buttons for me. Not sure which I'll end up with, but either way, I think I'll be happy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi SherpaT
You sound like a trials rider, when I was younger and so much fitter I had a 360 Bultaco sherpa T, what a beast, wasn't many places I couldn't get to on that.
I allso like the CB1100, and it was a similar price at the time, but the Bonnie won out.
Now if it looked like the one Road-dog showed us, then I probley would have done my head in trying to decide!
I allso was keen on the Ducati GT1000, but I think they blew it with the rear end, just doesn't look right, and too much plastic and wires on the motor, in my eye, anyway.
I do have a m8 that has collected heaps of old CB's and parts, and after a ride on one of his better one's, brought me back to earth, don't know how I survived the 70's, the way it handled reminded me of the Roadking I just got rid of.
Yes, I'm not locked into one brand of motorcyle, they all have some thing to offer us.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It's not exactly like the CB1100. The CB1100 has four-into-one exhaust, and the tank is just wrong. The tank on this one looks right.

Good point, Dug. The reason I don't get too nostalgic about my old CB450 is because I know that my Bonneville is much better in every way.
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Just found another pic, and apparently the motor is the same as Honda's then current 750 Nighthawk.

ENGINE SPECS:
Type: 747 cc, 4 Stroke - Liquid Cooled - Inline Four
Engine Bore and Stroke: 67 mm x 53 mm
Valves: 4 valves per cylinder
Claimed HP: 75 hp (55.9 kW) @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque: 64 Nm (47.2 ft. lbs) @ 7500 rpm
Transmission: 5 speed
Final Drive: Chain

Liquid cooled?
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If it's liquid cooled they've done a hell of a job concealing the radiator.
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