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1  Classifieds / For Sale / The Chicago Way on: October 18, 2019, 08:47:52 AM
Two for One. His and Hers. Beginner and Expert. Chisox & Cubbies.

motorcycles motorcycling specs oil change frequency and viscosity gap the plugs chain lube tips torque the countershaft

What do you think this is a Hunter Thompson piece? Peter Egan and Kevin Cameron have all the dry info a no personality motorcycle nerd could want.

2  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: Looks like Antifa got violent again on: October 04, 2019, 10:04:07 PM
yeah he seems to lash out at any cb-1 for sale currently for more money than what he sold his for 12 years ago or something idk

Not any cb-1. Just the beat up and overpriced ones. I've had good things to say about the clean and fairly priced ones for sale. I've posted a few of those here too.
3  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: Honda CB-1: The perfect bike for new riders. And old commies. on: October 04, 2019, 09:58:43 PM
What can this have to do with commies?

The Bolshevik red seat. Looks like an 86 Interceptor 500 had to donate his pinko seat to his needy younger comrade.

Haha. Da.

I loathe any seat color that isn't black.

CB-1's were introduced as the Berlin Wall fell. But in the mid 80's there were lots of red seats to keep the Cold War hot. (and sometimes wheels) Barnes and Noble has a whole section of history books right next to the motorcycle magazine rack.
4  Classifieds / For Sale / Looks like Antifa got violent again on: October 01, 2019, 08:44:16 AM

I suppose if a new rider HAS to have a CB-1 this could be the way to go.
How much more damage could he do?
And it's painted in Caution Yellow to warn fellow motorists while he wears out his fork seals practicing wheelies.
5  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Hi! Begginer from London! on: October 01, 2019, 08:34:13 AM
Yes! A voice of reason. Letting a new rider know that a CB-1 isn't a good fit is sound advice. Right, Spurlock?
6  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: My new CB-1 on: September 14, 2019, 12:37:21 PM
Beautiful. The stainless steel exhaust really pops against all that black.

What about it makes the condition fair?
What will you be doing to it as restoration?

Welcome to the site. Take a new Member jacket out of petty cash.
7  Classifieds / For Sale / Honda CB-1: The perfect bike for new riders. And old commies. on: September 11, 2019, 10:11:37 PM

I bought from towing company. They bought from Insurance company. All I know.

>I drain petrol to sell as Hi-Test 82 Octane on black market. I cover bike in blanket for 29 years. Somebody sneak under blanket, switch red decal 1990 tank for black decal 1989 tank. Maybe KGB?<

-Matching red seat to honor Putin.
-Off road sport tires taken from tractor left under blanket in wheat field.
-No record of stolen! No record of not stolen either!
-522 miles. Only ridden by little old babushka lady to gulag on Sundays.  Kiss
-Perfect bike for beginner* that doesn't know how to do basic maintenance.

First 4295 rubles takes it. No checks. Will be delivered by Nigerian prince for small surcharge.
8  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Hi! Begginer from London! on: September 10, 2019, 04:05:07 AM
Have you considered beginning on a newer, less complex, less high revving and less valuable Suzuki GS500?
Once you spend a year learning how to ride, maintain, and fix motorcycles a 30 year old cult classic CB-1 would be a great bike!!

Even Meghan Markle got some time in the saddle with a first husband before going after the prince!!!
9  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Suggestions for a new CB-1 owner on: September 01, 2019, 02:20:49 PM
@JS, that's no way to welcome a new member. In fact your posts are often snipey and I can't say I like it. Wondering why the forum is quiet? Just look how new members are welcomed.

@Regal, Welcome! Most of the traffic here moved to the Facebook group cb-1 cb400f, you may do better to check in there.

It sounds like that seal needs changed before you can ride the bike, and that you're putting it off? Not much point changing the brake fluid if the bike is off the road with an "auto chain oiler" error.

It's worth going through the connectors on the charging system including the battery and starter solenoid, and know the regulator is a weak link. Doesn't hurt to put cpu paste behind the regulator if you have some about the place.

Otherwise there's no specific weaknesses to the model. Just the usual sort of stuff you'd get on any older bike. All sorts of seals, tyres may be old, shock may be ready to spit its oil. Etc etc...

Member? Is this the Knights of Columbus? What's the initiation? Are goldfish involved? Are there smurf blue jackets for Members Only? I'll trade in my Belstaff.

His first bike is a CB-1. CB-1's are old and rare and broken and sought after.
He has put off changing the plugs & air filter and addressing the oil leak for a month.
He's taken a bike that has been sitting around for 20 years and quarantined it. Another CB-1 off the market.
Why wouldn't a newer GS500 be a better fit for him?

There isn't much activity here because you are boring. You are boring and I can't say I like it. Have you considered a ghost writer?
10  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Suggestions for a new CB-1 owner on: September 01, 2019, 12:48:08 PM
I'm not tearing down the bike. I'm tearing down the idea of this man owning this bike. You do understand the difference between bikes, ideas and men?

  I've replaced my lucky rabbit's foot with a shift spindle seal.
11  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Suggestions for a new CB-1 owner on: August 31, 2019, 08:43:55 PM
Any GS500's on your local Craigslist? Why did you buy a neglected 30 year old, poorly maintained, cult classic as your first bike?

Have you considered a newer used enduro bike? The best place to learn to ride safely is in the dirt.
They're also a good way to learn maintenance before moving on to more complex 13,000 rpm gear drive cam road machines.
You can swiftly change the spark plug and clean the foam air filter between check marks on your honey-do list.

How's the rear suspension? Is it stock or a Penske/Fox external reservoir clicker?
12  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: CB-1 with many performance upgrades for sale on: August 29, 2019, 01:40:22 AM
I guess that settles that.
Maybe the Bidders on eBay weren't aware how fast a rider the Seller was.

...If only it had 3 fake Penske shocks.
Maybe wrap the whole bike in reservoir hoses. Might have bumped the bidding to $1575.

Go back to this clown's first oily post here - "It finishes with steel brake lines"
What is this a fucking wine tasting?
13  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: San Fran CB1 for sale no.1 (with cracked engine case $3200) very rare find. on: August 29, 2019, 01:29:53 AM
Yes, he can ask, but its not a $3200 bike.  First one that im aware of that has ever had a trans leak. 
I take it you've never been to San Francisco.
There's a leaking trans on most blocks.
14  Classifieds / For Sale / There, was that so hard? on: August 22, 2019, 04:17:04 PM

This is how you write an ad.
Useful information about the actual motorcycle.
How it runs & rides.
What's been done.
What's wrong with it.
THEN generic information about the model.

Two questions:
Why is the mileage so low?
Why is the only picture of the right side the cover of the brochure?

The blue seems extra smurfy.
Is that true for all 90's or is it a result of Ohio corn?

"is that Ohio, Columbus?"
15  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: CB-1 with many performance upgrades for sale on: August 19, 2019, 11:32:16 PM
It's not an FZ-7. It's a 32 year old YAMAHA FZ700. I know its history and I know every part in it. I ride it almost every day and it's stock. But if it had a lot of sketchy Chinese aftermarket garbage cobbled on and I was to sell it, I wouldn't make up what the suspension parts are based on Most Popular Mods polls. I'd get out my wrenches and find out instead of lying. You've had 3 months to cut those zip ties and hide that reservoir somewhere less obscene. Can you even change your own oil? The bike's a rat that was left out in the rain for years. What did you grab it for, $600, hoping to flip it based on the rarity of stock, clean CB-1's? You claim you had experience getting much less money for modded RD's than for untouched ones. Yet you came on here trying to flip this Chinese Frankenstein for $2500 more than you're asking now. Then you feigned shock when you didn't immediately fleece a pigeon.

So now your 43mm f4i forks are 41mm F2 forks. If they drop to 37mm CBR600 forks we're gonna have to make a margin call.
Your "200 mile tires" have dates on the sidewalls. I'm betting it's some month and year from Obama's first term.

It's also very questionable like everything else you have to say.
Your life history does not make this motorcycle worth more. The bike with all it's deficiencies, which you did not notice (wink) or bother to mention until they were pointed out on this forum, is worth $897. The suspension upgrades are a mystery because apparently your knees have dragged so much and your wrist has twisted so quickly, so adroitly, so often, that your knackered joints can't bother to function long enough to turn a wrench and find out what's under the grimy, oxidized exterior. You repeatedly mention these aftermarket suspension upgrades that agree with your 200 pounds of Kenny Roberts infused superhuman dexterity in the twisties. That does not mean this broken mess is worth $3900. Lots of CB-1's have suspension upgrades. Most are much cleaner and sell for much less. Yet you came on here expecting to get that much with a sales pitch sleazier than the meth head whore beater that used to peddle the Slap Chop.

This CB-1 is currently for sale for $1950. It's clean. It has glorious suspension upgrades. A master mechanic was brought in to stuff the reservoir under the factory stickered tank. The parts have known brand names. No guess work required. Which bike would you rather dial in and destroy Ninjas on with your stellar racing acumen?

You refused to take any advice or criticism - criticism that was over respectful and under harsh at the beginning. You rejected it and continued insisting on your nonsense. You are such an inherently dishonest halfwit that you've managed to convince yourself that you're a victim. Instead of being humble after having to drop the price 24 hundred bucks you come back and cry that we are meanies. There is no crying on motorcycles, ya mo. It'll fog your shield.

The problem isn't that the bike was tracked. The problem isn't that the bike is modded to go faster than stock. The problem isn't even that you continually re-list a worn out Chinese whore of a motorcycle as having 6000 kilometers... Oh wait, yes it is! The only problem is YOU. How does someone brag about 40 years of devoting his life to motorcycles but not know how to make an ad that isn't $2500 over priced and full of half truths and outright lies? Why did you wait until after you made the ad to discover what the bike really is? How does someone do that? How are you not embarrassed as a motorcyclist? I know. You have to be a born liar with a diseased soul.

You're not my brother. I'd help you out of a ditch after your pot metal Chinese junk parts failed while trail braking your lithe 200 pounds at 90mph in a sweeper. But while I was holding up your husky husk I'd hope my Harley chain wallet was strong enough to thwart your thieving, lying, cheating, sticky fingers.

Let me know when the Ducati project is finished. I'll open the bidding at 4 gajillion dollars.
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