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Tire Options for our CB1100
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cbdtran Offline
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San Diego, CA
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Post: #31
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(05-29-2014 09:56 AM)Red Mist Wrote:  Personally, I say if someone wants to experiment with the limits of what a motorcycle can do, take up track days or road racing. Grinding down a knee slider can do wonders for one's self-confidence, and it can be done with OEM-spec tires these days.

OEM tires are fine for cb1100, it handles well and changes direction quickly.
06-15-2014 07:37 AM
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lccb1100a Offline
Break-In Period

virginia
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Post: #32
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Hi everyone. After being in a major accident, I'm finally finding the courage to take my cb1100a out. However, I can't find the factory tire pressure listed anywhere. Would anyone be kind enough to let me know what the tire pressure should be. I'm guessing it was 42 rear 37 front, but I don't want to take the bike out until I'm absolutely sure.

Thanks
04-01-2015 04:32 PM
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Flynrider Online
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Phoenix, AZ
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Post: #33
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Pretty close. Service manual says Front=36 and Rear=42 cold.

Phoenix, AZ
2013 CB1100 - Big Red
1993 CB750 Nighthawk - Tahitian Blue
04-01-2015 04:42 PM
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noroomtomove Offline
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Australia Victoria
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Post: #34
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Have a look for the a decal at the left rear ( get down low and move your eyes from the rear wheel hub forward).there is also a decal that advises on the chain tension. The owners manual is full of information that Honda have spent some time on it being just right for your bike. Hope your post accident seat time is all good.
04-01-2015 04:48 PM
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lccb1100a Offline
Break-In Period

virginia
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Thanks to those who helped me with this.
04-01-2015 06:05 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Good luck with the riding lccb1100a.
04-01-2015 08:38 PM
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ingobohn Offline
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Germany
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(05-31-2014 04:10 AM)ingobohn Wrote:  After 5.500 km the front tire (Dunlop) shows a strong "sawtooth" pattern with about 2 mm difference in height of the outer profile blocks. Sad Bad tire, sorry...
When my dealer will exchange the oil at 6.000 km in about 2 weeks he will also throw away these bad rim savers and replace it by Pirelli Sport Demon. The new BT tires in 160 dimension are too broad for me, I like more slim and agile rear tires.

The sawtooth pattern results in a "singing" or "howling" of the front tire when not riding straight. Additonally, there is also a little shimmy recognizable.

The rear tire is still fine, enough rubber for another 6.000 km or so. But the front tire is beyond good and evil. The Dunlop tires seem to be technology from the past century.
+++UPDATE+++
Now after roughly 3.500 km on my Pirelli Sport Demon, the front tire shows "saw teeth" too. Sad Another bike which I saw accidentally yesterday on a parking lot has that too (Bridgestone tires). So it seems that neither the driver nor the tire is the reason but the CB1100.

Does anyone else of you have this issue with the front tire?
06-16-2015 10:15 PM
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Ghost_diver Offline
1st Service Completed

Lisbon, Portugal
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Post: #38
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(06-16-2015 10:15 PM)ingobohn Wrote:  
(05-31-2014 04:10 AM)ingobohn Wrote:  After 5.500 km the front tire (Dunlop) shows a strong "sawtooth" pattern with about 2 mm difference in height of the outer profile blocks. Sad Bad tire, sorry...
When my dealer will exchange the oil at 6.000 km in about 2 weeks he will also throw away these bad rim savers and replace it by Pirelli Sport Demon. The new BT tires in 160 dimension are too broad for me, I like more slim and agile rear tires.

The sawtooth pattern results in a "singing" or "howling" of the front tire when not riding straight. Additonally, there is also a little shimmy recognizable.

The rear tire is still fine, enough rubber for another 6.000 km or so. But the front tire is beyond good and evil. The Dunlop tires seem to be technology from the past century.
+++UPDATE+++
Now after roughly 3.500 km on my Pirelli Sport Demon, the front tire shows "saw teeth" too. Sad Another bike which I saw accidentally yesterday on a parking lot has that too (Bridgestone tires). So it seems that neither the driver nor the tire is the reason but the CB1100.

Does anyone else of you have this issue with the front tire?

I have the original BTs on mine, and the wear is even. Although the wear indicators are showing, the tire itself is fine...
06-17-2015 12:17 AM
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Wisedrum Offline
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Germany
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Post: #39
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Same with mine.
No saw teeth in the long life of the original Bridgestone tires.

I may be wrong, but it has something to do with the way you drive and brake.Rolleyes

We discuss the same topic in the German CB Forum with different conclusions,
aren't we Ingo?.

Wisedrum
(This post was last modified: 06-17-2015 03:29 AM by Wisedrum.)
06-17-2015 03:28 AM
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wiredgeorge Offline
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Texas Hill Country
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Post: #40
RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(05-29-2014 12:17 PM)HikerToo Wrote:  I found the stock Bridgestones at Chaparral Motorsports last fall.
Free shipping

110/80R 18 BRIDGESTONE BT54 CB
Item# 330-0370 $99.88 USD
140/70R 18 BRDGESTONE BT54 CB1
Item# 330-0371 $129.88 USD

Denniskirk.com carries the same tires at considerably less cost and also with free shipping.
06-17-2015 06:10 AM
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