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Howdy From The Bluegrass
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CB750F Offline
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Howdy From The Bluegrass
Howdy. A quick hello from a new guy to the forum.

My first street bike was a CB750F I bought new back in 1977 and that's why I chose it as my nickname. I've been riding ever since (street & dirt) with a few short breaks along the way.

I've had my eye on the CB1100 since it was intro'd back in 2010. I kept threatening to buy one but never pulled the trigger. When I first saw the RS last year I knew I'd have one as soon as I could find one. I'm still waiting.

A few weeks ago my buddy bought a used 2013 CB1100 and that got me to browsing the web again for a CB1100RS. I didn't find an RS, obviously, but I did find a leftover NOS 2014 standard at a price that I couldn't pass up. Except for the RS I always thought I wanted a red CB1100 to remind me of my red CB750F. I never considered the black one but I have to say I'm really glad that's the one I ended up with.

IMO, it's just about perfect the way it is. I'm not thrilled with the muffler portion of the exhaust but I haven't seen a slip on can I like any better either. In homage to the retro theme I'm glad it doesn't have ABS and while I like the look of spokes I like tubeless tires better so the cast wheels get the nod for me. I'm probably going to install engine guards and a rear rack but that's about it. I bought the bike to return to my UJM roots and I have no plans to install a windscreen or hard bags.

I look forward to getting to know y'all.
12-02-2017 08:13 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
Hello Howdy and welcome to the forum

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
12-02-2017 08:17 PM
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EmptySea Offline
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
welcome

MTC


2013 CB1100 non-abs
2013 CB1100 abs
12-02-2017 08:18 PM
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LongRanger Online
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Evergreen, CO
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
Congrats and welcome! I rode a black '78 CB750F2 back in the day. The 1100 will remind you of your '77, only better.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
(This post was last modified: 12-02-2017 10:53 PM by LongRanger.)
12-02-2017 10:35 PM
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popgun Offline
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
Welcome CB750F!

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
12-03-2017 06:11 AM
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Houston
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
Welcome!

Yamaha RD350B
2001 Triumph Bonneville
2004 BMW R1150RT
2014 Honda CB1100 STD
12-03-2017 06:31 AM
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offroadfx4 Offline
Running Like a Top

Indiana
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
Welcome CB750F! How close are you to Owensboro or Henderson? Maybe we could go for a ride next spring!

2014 Honda CB1100 STD
1984 Kawasaki GPZ750
1978 Yamaha YZ125
1976 Honda CB750 (cost $1776 new)
1973 Honda CB350
1970 Honda 50 Mini Trail
12-03-2017 08:34 AM
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SportsterDoc Offline
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
(12-02-2017 08:13 PM)CB750F Wrote:  ...I'm probably going to install engine guards and a rear rack but that's about it. I bought the bike to return to my UJM roots and I have no plans to install a windscreen or hard bags.

I had the dealer (Oxnard, CA) install engine guards before my 1976 CB750F left the lot. Did not need them for 5 years, but in 1981 they more than paid for themselves.

Never wanted a full fairing or windshield, but like the Dart Marlin flyscreen to keep bugs off most of my jacket and reduced chest pressure.

Welcome to the forum, from another newcomer!

Recent bikes:
2014 Honda CB110 standard (new 7 Nov 2017)
2018 Yamaha XT250
2016 Moto Guzzi V7II
2017 Yamaha TW200
2012 Triumph Bonneville
2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Sport
2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH883
12-03-2017 09:21 AM
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CB750F Offline
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
(12-03-2017 08:34 AM)offroadfx4 Wrote:  Welcome CB750F! How close are you to Owensboro or Henderson? Maybe we could go for a ride next spring!

I'm near Lexington so we could probably work out a ride.

I see that you listed how much you paid for your CB750 back in '76. That's pretty cool because I remember exactly how much I paid for my 77 CB750F: $1945 in April 1977. I've bought a bunch of cars and motorcycles since then but for some reason I only remember the exact price of two of them. The CB750F and a 1985 Toyota 4WD P/U (they weren't called Tacomas back then). I bought it new in '85 and I paid exactly $8500 for it brand new. Funny the silly stuff we remember especially since my wife's convinced I barely remember my own name. Smile
(This post was last modified: 12-03-2017 10:25 AM by CB750F.)
12-03-2017 10:24 AM
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RE: Howdy From The Bluegrass
G’day and welcome to the forum. CB750F
12-03-2017 12:50 PM
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