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I might go pick this up

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by 99sidude, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    83' CB1100F, 27k miles, clean as hell, rare (only made that year), guy at work asking $3300. He needs to sell because he's moving back to Japan next week. I was originally thinking something newer and fuel injected, however, I feel like I can own this for a little while, look like a total badass, rack up a few miles, and sell at no loss down the road. Thoughts?

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    You realize you can get a NEW bike for $3300, right? to spend that on a 1983, which rare means you'll never be able to find parts for it if it brakes, right?

    It's not even pretty, really. I see no point.
     
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    I could get a zero mile cbr250r for $2700 if I felt like it. I like the styling - seems like it has aged well. I can't afford much else that is new. Anything new-ish that is sporty looks too dated to me (i.e. f4i).

    You could make the same point that it's a waste to buy a 67 mustang because you can get a 4 year old one for the same $$$.
     
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    i like it myself but ive always been a sucker for old rare stuff.
     
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    See, but you wouldn't use the 67 mustang as you primary transportation. It would be a weekend toy, and maybe see 50 miles a year.

    If you're planning to "RIDE", this is the wrong bike for you. IMO of course
     
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    thats true, love it but it would not be my everyday bike
     
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    Seems like OP is looking for something to tool around on during the 2 months of summer we get here. I'd say do it.
     
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    i think its pretty damn cool, and if you have done your research right about its value, then i say why not? being that its rare it might not sell right away when you go to unload it, but if the right person comes along i bet you could get a good price for it.
     
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    Cool bike that would fit in great with a motorcycle collector.

    Personally I like it, however, I'd never own it. It's too nice and is too much of a collector piece.
     
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    SV650 with belly pan can be hand in the 2500-3500 range. $3500 will get you a low mileage great condition bike.

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    F4i if 01-02 model look great. 03+ not so much

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    Honda 919/599 can be had in the 2500-3500 range all day long. I bought my 919 with something like 6K miles on it for 3400, fresh battery, new tires, inspected and ready for tags.

    There's a lot more bikes out there in the 2500-3500.
     
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    P.S if you happen to wreck this bike even just drop it/falls over in parking lot/garage, you could take a collector bike worth $2500-3000 and make it worth $1200
     
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    +1^ I'd buy it for an investment and just for the heck of it, get it dyno'd for proof of performance (or pay to have it 'tuned' for performance like a sleeper) search out some 'antique' motorcycle sites and post it. Maybe the Rob Report mag, but at almost 500/add you'd have to double your investment to feel better. Even internationally if they set up a good shipper.
    In the next few months peeps are going to be getting their tax checks too!

    Beautiful bike by the way.. I'd be afraid to drive it
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    Jeff you make an excellent point. I love this bike and it is WELL worth its asking price. I did some research and they generally go for around $5k in lesser condition. I will be getting something to ride to work almost every nice day, and take on 300 mile round trips. I know this bike is more than capable, but it does scare me that a small parking lot dump could cost me a lot.

    In the end I'm looking for something decently torquy, around 100hp, standard (upright) riding, and under $5k. Going to look at the 919, SV1k, FZ1, XB12, and Speed Triple.
     
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    Not sure if anyone who would be in the market for one of these would care about seeing it dynoed its a slow bike no matter how you look at it. Someone buying it isnt buying it for speed.
     
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    I was looking at all of those bikes. Almost a year later and I have zero regret on the 919 They run and run and run... So many people have them with 80k+ miles with zero problems. It's crazy just how many super high mileage 919s are out there.

    Speed triple is a great bike but nothing like the reliability of the 919 and will cost about twice as much.
    I want one for a 3rd bike :)

    I also want a superduke and a 1198

    Too bad I have zero garage space :(
     
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    Yea I'm leaning towards the 919. Reliability + cheap + I work for the Big H so I really want to keep it in the family. The lack of any fairing is what scares me a little. I plan on occasional 100 mile one way trips on the freeway.

    Oh and btw.. that CB1100F is NOT slow. 108hp, runs high 10's.
     
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    New 600s make 130hp my 1000 is something like 190
    600s with good riders have been hitting 10s for years my 919 will run a high 10 low 11 second pass.
    It's friggin slow vs my 1000

    Straight line 1/4 mile doesn't make a bike. My 919 starts to run out of steam when I would normally be shifting into 2nd gear on my 1000 and having a hell of a time keeping the front down.

    For back road riding If on a newer supersport that 1100 would be so far behind it would be sad.

    I'll say it again, it's slow lol
     
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    I guess "fast" all comes down to perspective:) My current bike is a 46hp single
     
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    Nothing about that says 'total badass'...at all.
     
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    I like the bike. I'd buy the bike, I'd hardly ride the bike.
     
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