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First Road Bike
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Cory Offline
Break-In Period

Yardley, PA
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First Road Bike
Decided on a road bike after a 25+ year layoff from motocross and after an amazing amount of agonizing am pretty sure it's gonna be a CB1100 EX.
Got the bug while in Italy seeing everyone on motorcycles and my orthopaedic trauma nurse wife (who I met indirectly from motocross) is shockingly onboard.
With that, any recommended essential mods? Halfway done buying my safety gear and will get it towards the middle/end of winter.
Thanks.
11-22-2017 05:38 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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RE: First Road Bike
Hello Howdy Cory and welcome to the forum

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300

It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
11-22-2017 06:03 PM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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RE: First Road Bike
Welcome Cory!

What kind of mods? If you want power mods, well, there aren’t really many and you don’t gain much.

Some change the sprockets and exhaust, suspension, seat, etc.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
11-22-2017 06:11 PM
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Cory Offline
Break-In Period

Yardley, PA
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RE: First Road Bike
(11-22-2017 06:11 PM)popgun Wrote:  What kind of mods? If you want power mods, well, there aren’t really many and you don’t gain much.

Some change the sprockets and exhaust, suspension, seat, etc.
Thanks. Nothing performance oriented, but just safety and stuff like that. Maybe some sort of engine guard?
Much appreciated.
11-22-2017 06:25 PM
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Cormanus Online
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: First Road Bike
G'day Cory and welcome to the forum. Some use the OEM engine guards and the SW Motech ones are also pretty popular. Have a hunt around the forum and you'll find lots of examples.
11-22-2017 07:36 PM
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4 Paws Offline
High Mileage

MM 199 on BRP (Fancy Gap VA)
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RE: First Road Bike
In addition to the engine guards I find a luggage rack a handy add-on. I also added a Road Comet shield, more for the looks than the protection.
Welcome to the neighborhood, I hope you find the CB1100 to be as satisfying as the rest of us do.

Best thing I learned from my dog"Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride". - Dan D.
11-22-2017 08:07 PM
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Houtman Offline
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NC USA
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RE: First Road Bike
I tell " new" riders to spend the first $ 1000 on themselves buying good protective gear AND than spend money on their bike.
Engine guards are a must in my opinion.
11-23-2017 04:51 AM
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Blockhead Offline
Running Like a Top

Pittsburgh
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RE: First Road Bike
(11-22-2017 05:38 PM)Cory Wrote:  Decided on a road bike after a 25+ year layoff from motocross and after an amazing amount of agonizing am pretty sure it's gonna be a CB1100 EX.
Got the bug while in Italy seeing everyone on motorcycles and my orthopaedic trauma nurse wife (who I met indirectly from motocross) is shockingly onboard.
With that, any recommended essential mods? Halfway done buying my safety gear and will get it towards the middle/end of winter.
Thanks.

Hi Cory, welcome to the forum. I sent you a PM...

2013 CB1100
2008 YZ 250
2008 TW200
11-23-2017 07:40 AM
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alprider Offline
Running Like a Top

CH
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RE: First Road Bike
a new set of footpegs...smile...well minimum the "screws" on that and specaly if you drive with your dreamgirl a new central stand and or too extra strong (rear) suspension
bcos
the CB scratchs very early around the curves....not like a chopper but yes....

engin guard ?? nooo never in my life..i want see, enjoy the unadulterated look from that wonderful exhaust
like that
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or

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11-23-2017 08:40 AM
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peterbaron Offline
Running Like a Top

Brampton, ON, Canada, '13 CB1100A
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RE: First Road Bike
(11-23-2017 04:51 AM)Houtman Wrote:  I tell " new" riders to spend the first $ 1000 on themselves buying good protective gear AND than spend money on their bike.
Engine guards are a must in my opinion.

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This is exactly what I did...

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11-23-2017 09:55 AM
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