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    Mel's CB replacment

    Couldn't wait for Honda to commit, so my new ride has now arrived.

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    Only changes from standard are .....

    1) Tail tidy ..... "a must have"
    2) Radiator and Oil cooler guards.
    3) Bobbins on the rear.
    4) Tank pad
    5) Wunderlich smoked sports screen
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    6) Ilmberger belly pan once one has been developed ...... to hide that cat
    Last edited by mel b; 04-05-2017 at 07:58 AM.

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    Very cool, I rode one a few weeks back and thought it was nice!

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    Cheers mate - I took one out last year and within 30 mins it was like I had owned the bike for years.

    I felt so at ease on it that i nearly bought one then, fortunately I waited for the new Euro 4 spec this year.

    I test rode one two weeks after the launch in Feb this year and the tweeks they had made only improved it.

    I find this one drops into a corner at least as well as the CB did and is unbelievable stable going round a bend.

    It's just a shame Honda haven't put their considerable knowledge and experience into re-vamping the CB (I waited and waited).

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    Welcome to the club Mel !!! I bet you, like me can't wait to get it around the mountain later this summer ! Very nice colours you've picked !!!

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    oooh...BTW - just put a new rear tyre on...2,400 miles !!!!!
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    Welcome to the club Mel
    Cheers pal ..... yeah I think at the moment this is the nearest bike to the CB (but better shush).

    It will be in it's element on the Island ....... bring it on
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    What's them casing protectors you have on yours ?

    I bought some Wunderlich carbon crash bungs for mine but they had to go back - bodywork changes meant they didn't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel b View Post
    What's them casing protectors you have on yours ?
    Yes, I think the final product lines are due - I have GB Racing covers on mine - I think the Clutch cover is different on the new bike, but the other items might fit - I think front and rear axle bungs will be the same, but as you say engine bungs will be different for your version due to a side fairing re-design.

    If your cases are the same as the later RR (I think its 2015 on?) they may be compatible.

    I've some levers (not fitted yet) plus a Wunderlich screen which is good - (Touring - just check the Sports, as it is still quite short) - the touring version isn't really that big but helps...

    It's a bonkers bike - I haven't even thrashed it and its mad - as i said though it's munched up a back tire with some (in general) sensible riding and very little red lining !

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    The one I rode didn't have 600 miles on it and was not in full beast mode but it rode great.. I noticed how awesome the brakes were 1 min into the ride and how how the adj suspension helped a guy of my weight.. Awesome bike, i'm waiting to see what Honda does before I pull the trigger....I was joking around with my wife a couple of nights ago about keeping the sales guy's card as I sign I might get a BMW..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Steve View Post
    .. I noticed how awesome the brakes ..
    I loved the CBs brakes but the S1R is just a whole other level - best in class...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sovrec View Post
    I loved the CBs brakes but the S1R is just a whole other level - best in class...!
    So true, I freaked out when I grabbed a handful of brake stopping that beast!

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    If your cases are the same as the later RR (I think its 2015 on?) they may be compatible.
    Cheers I'll check it out - common sense tells me to put some protection on somewhere.

    I've some levers (not fitted yet) plus a Wunderlich screen which is good - (Touring - just check the Sports, as it is still quite short)
    I'm a short ar$e and the sports screen is just enough for me - I can feel it sending the wind over my shoulders, just
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    I was joking around with my wife a couple of nights ago about keeping the sales guy's card as I sign I might get a BMW..
    Keep your options open Steve - I'm sure you won't be disappointed what ever you choose.
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