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CB1100 Type II Conversion
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jtopiso Offline
1st Service Completed

Spain
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Post: #11
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
(01-04-2018 03:06 AM)Guth Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 02:10 AM)jtopiso Wrote:  So I must ask: Any significant drawbacks with the lowered seat? Is riding position much affected? Confort?

thx!

I don't think I'll be able to give you honest answers to those questions until after I've at least taken a test ride, ...
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I'm looking forward to that day.
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I look forward to reading your feedback then.
01-04-2018 08:45 AM
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Guth Offline
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Portland, OR
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Post: #12
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
It might be a while, but I will try to get around to it as soon as i can.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-04-2018 01:44 PM
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okredneck Offline
Break-In Period

Watts,oklahoma
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Post: #13
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
I have short legs and the Japan market seat fits me well. I also installed cb500 bars and mirrors and love the way they feel.
01-04-2018 03:34 PM
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Flynrider Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
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Post: #14
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
Good luck with the new seat, Guth.

I also have short legs, but long enough to deal with the stock US seat. What's funny is that I bought a tall Tiros-K seat for long distance comfort. The Tiros-K is one of the tallest seat options for the CB1100, but I've found that the big, wide, flat seat allows me to ride all day long in comfort.

I've taken to swapping seats a lot. Day to day, the stock one works fine, but when it's time to go long distances, I give up the ability to flatfoot the bike in favor of posterior comfort. Big Grin

A big plus is that by swapping back and forth, I'll probably never wear out either seat. Tongue

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2013 CB1100 - Big Red
1993 CB750 Nighthawk - Tahitian Blue
01-04-2018 06:31 PM
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Guth Offline
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Post: #15
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
Hey okredneck, thanks for the feedback on the seat!

I also found this report from a few years ago that I had long forgotten about (even though I had commented in it).

Flynrider, that's a great point. Seat swapping is about as quick & simple as it gets when it comes to changing out motorcycle parts. I'm hoping that I don't have to do so, but I do find the stock saddle plenty comfortable for many hours of riding so your suggestion makes for a great backup plan if needed at some point later on

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-05-2018 01:23 AM
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wildezt Offline
Running Like a Top

United States
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Post: #16
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
Nice mod Guth! The low profile looks sleek .

let's roll...The ferret
01-09-2018 07:52 PM
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Stichill Offline
High Mileage

Kentucky, USA
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Post: #17
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
Great-looking seat, Guth. The only way I'd see a difference is in a side-by-side. Ergonomics improvements are the very best kind of improvement on a bike.

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01-10-2018 05:29 PM
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Guth Offline
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Post: #18
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion Begins
I finally got around to swapping out the original Type I handlebars on my CB1100 for the Type II bars to go along with my lower OEM Japan market seat. Sadly, I didn't even get in a ride after finishing the swap. Fortunately this evening I managed to roll the bike out of the garage, go for a quick spin and snap a couple of pics. My first impressions (and that's all that I have at this point) are positive. I can certainly feel a difference, but it's not too dramatic. The seat feels firm, yet comfy enough but I won't really know how well it does on a longer ride until sometime later on. The e-cushion material definitely feels a bit denser than the foam in the stock seat. Being able to firmly flat foot the bike is really nice. The bars are nice too, being a bit narrower and lower than the Type I bars. I probably felt more difference from the handlebar swap than I did from the seat swap. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story. Good stuff!

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2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-16-2018 10:18 PM
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Frulk Offline
Running Like a Top

Utah
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Post: #19
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion
Looks good. Hope you get the results you want. What exhaust can is that? looks lighter than the original.
01-16-2018 10:22 PM
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Guth Offline
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Post: #20
RE: CB1100 Type II Conversion
That's a Staintune. I'm reminded just how much I like it every single time I ride my CB — it sounds amazing.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-16-2018 10:38 PM
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