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  • Grado
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    Originally posted by SH00TA View Post
    Nice bike, I've just picked up an '07 cb900f that I quite fancy turning into a 'modern classic'. Any suggestions?
    Well, for me, I find keeping it as stock as possible is what works.
    Especially as time goes on.

    Bikes get wrecked. They get put out back behind the shed under a tarp that leaks and rust away.
    They get bobbed and cafe'd.

    Its the Survivors that become rare. Conversation pieces at the petrol pump. The "oooh and ahhh" bikes at Sunday's ride with a bunch of friends.

    I dunno. I wrestle at times with repainting both of them. They would look much better. But, it would not be OEM.
    Ya, my Fmodel, I have a set of sport bars on it. And a 4 to 1 pipe. But that's about it. I could go back to original from the factory pretty easy.

    And ive come to find that's what drives the conversations, the interactions with others, beyond what is usually the case.

    Hey, the days of scraping pegs at every turn, and redlining it whenever I can, I'm over that.
    Not to say it doesn't still happen now and then lol.

    At this stage, for me, it's about things a bit different from when I was 18.

    Back to your question, keep it as stock as can be.

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  • Graelin
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    I loved the CB 900 having owned a Boldor with fairing and a not so good naked one. The way the power came in was exciting and the styling great.

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  • SH00TA
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    Nice bike, I've just picked up an '07 cb900f that I quite fancy turning into a 'modern classic'. Any suggestions?

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  • Grado
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    Originally posted by datsikk View Post
    Welcome, nice bike.

    I think politics and current affairs is something that should be on this forum as that way, there is always something to talk about.

    Personally I welcome opposite views as it makes one think about ones own opinion. the prob with the web is people join echo chambers and that's dangerous and unhealthy.

    I agree about letting things go. This is the problem these days. If someone has a diff view, people see that as a personal attack and get butt hurt / insulted.

    No need to call people leftist, right wing, pansies etc...stick to the debate and keep it robust but amicable.

    Some dud long gone said "I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it"....or words to that affect.

    I tell ya Datsikk, over here, with the Trump thing, it's not only gettin, but it's been, Effin crazy.
    Its like turned into 2 big tribes.
    With most, on either side, having the attitude of, "yer with us, or yer agin us, and if yer not, yer a fucking idiot!"
    Never seen anything like it. Maybe Nixon and the Vietnam war times. That was sketchy times for sure,
    but still second place to what's going on now.

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  • datsikk
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    Originally posted by Grado View Post
    Lay off incessant infighting. Make yer point and let it go. To some, being ignored is like a death sentence.
    Fuck off on politics. It poisons a place. It crosses over to what matters here, that being bikes.
    Welcome, nice bike.

    I think politics and current affairs is something that should be on this forum as that way, there is always something to talk about.

    Personally I welcome opposite views as it makes one think about ones own opinion. the prob with the web is people join echo chambers and that's dangerous and unhealthy.

    I agree about letting things go. This is the problem these days. If someone has a diff view, people see that as a personal attack and get butt hurt / insulted.

    No need to call people leftist, right wing, pansies etc...stick to the debate and keep it robust but amicable.

    Some dud long gone said "I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it"....or words to that affect.


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  • Grado
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    Originally posted by Kelly.999 View Post

    I used to be on CW myself what happened to it Grado, I am also still on a few motorcycle forums around the world i have actually lost count of how many really.

    Since you're around my age why did you never get into Z1 900 Kawaskis & Gs1000s Suzukis they were and still are pretty big in the states.

    Well Kelly, I was always a motocrosser first. I like all kinds of bikes, always have. Got my drivers license at 15 and a half on a '71 Kawasaki h1. The blue one. There usually was a street bike in the garage for when I got busted up in the dirt. And it usually was a CB750.
    As far as moving up to the 1 liter bikes, I dunno. Most of the 80s for me was boatin, women and, well, other things. Might have been a godsend not to have one of those 80s superbikes between my legs at that time.🙂

    The CW thing, that went belly up about a year ago.
    I think it got hacked, I took a screenshot of it the day it went out. Looked like it was being attacked with a lot of false members, bots, and it went down.

    Thats why I started up Cyclevisor.com. A few guys were emailing me, bitching about how hard it was keeping in touch. $100 bucks it cost, for 3 years. A kinda lifeboat for a few refugees from the old CWForums.
    Hey, we are forming a Motogp league for this season. I think it's gonna be pick a guy from the 1 and 2 class,
    total points at the end of the year is the winner. Dunno what the prize is gonna be yet, a one off Cyclevisor t shirt or something. All that are into bikes are welcome.

    Wanted to do a MotoAmerica series also, but doesn't seem to be a lot of interest.

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  • Kelly.999
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    Originally posted by Grado View Post
    Lol. Why do I sense I'm on a smoldering battlefield the day after the war?

    no boys. just a guy looking around for a place to land. I just typed in street bike forums and this place came up.
    they closed up Cycleworld Forums awhile back. thought I'd stop by and see what's up. I'm to the point I started my own place with a few refugees from CW. I've always kind of admired the I don't give a fuck thing those from the outlaw colony seem to possess.

    Seems a shame, I gather this place was happening for awhile.
    Hope it comes back.

    A few suggestions to those that want it.

    Send the guy running this place 50 bucks. It only costs about 400 usd a year to run. 8 guys.
    Start posting content.
    Lay off incessant infighting. Make yer point and let it go. To some, being ignored is like a death sentence.
    Fuck off on politics. It poisons a place. It crosses over to what matters here, that being bikes.
    Contact the guys that used to post. Even if u have to use fuckerheadzuckerbergs place.
    The numbers come back, help get some ad revenue. Actually buy some stuff from Vance&Hines or whatever,
    land let them know u did it because someone mentioned it here.

    Or, just let it go. Reap what u sow.

    Anyways, enough from this yank, good luck all. Grado @ Cyclevisor.com
    I used to be on CW myself what happened to it Grado, I am also still on a few motorcycle forums around the world i have actually lost count of how many really.

    Since you're around my age why did you never get into Z1 900 Kawaskis & Gs1000s Suzukis they were and still are pretty big in the states.

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  • Para045
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    Originally posted by Grado View Post
    Yeah mine was like this from memory more than the orange Mine had Comstar rims though like the orange bike but in gold and all alloy cases

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  • Kelly.999
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    The US model was different to the Australian model, the US had handle bars we had alloy bars from memory.

    The 1980 cb 900f boldor i had made 95 hp doesn't sound much today but in 1981 it was quick with a powerband that started at 6500 rpm to red line!

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  • Grado
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    Hey Para. Lookin here. I was wrong, the 83 paint does appear to have a bit of orange in it.

    That right there, with that paint, is a rare bike.

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  • Grado
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    Ya the black/red paint is a good looking bike. I think 80 to 83 they did that. My 79 is black with orange/red strip, that's how they came that year.

    Ha, makes me laugh, the orange strip on my black tank, 3 times I've been fueling up and have had a die hard HD guy approach me. "Hey man, good looking....,,,,ah.......bike". They are half way thru the sentence and notice, it's a freakin Honda lol. The look on their face, it's like they get embarrassed or something. Effin priceless,😅

    i figure out the pics thing ill put it up.

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  • Para045
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    Originally posted by Grado View Post

    Thanks guy. I've had the 79 since 2012. I've also got an '82. Both original paint survivors. Had the back operated on on 2010. Sawbone said he took a medium size shrimp out of my l4 disc. Effin dirt bikes.
    No more knobbies for me. I like walking.

    Was lookin for a Yamaha650 Twin to get back out there, but it seems the XS's have all but vanished.

    Saw my 79 in a wholesalers garage. I'm the 3rd owner. First guy did track days on it, 2nd guy had torn it down and was gonna cafe it, but lost interest. It was a basket case when I got it. It's a bit heavy, topheavy for sure.
    Its the 4th CB 750 I've owned.

    Now, I'm kinda hooked on that era of the CB.
    1979 to 83, first double overhead cams, solid lifters, they came in 3 basic models. F, or Supersport. K, standard,
    and the C models that looked like a chopper kind of.

    I find a low hrs oem paint C model, I'll have all three from that era.
    Welcome Grado, I had a black/red 83 CB750F for over 10 years back in the late 80's/early 90's although mine had had a 900F motor put in it by a previous owner
    She was a great bike and I did a shit load of km's on it and crashed it/repaired it a couple of times

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  • Grado
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    Lol. Why do I sense I'm on a smoldering battlefield the day after the war?

    no boys. just a guy looking around for a place to land. I just typed in street bike forums and this place came up.
    they closed up Cycleworld Forums awhile back. thought I'd stop by and see what's up. I'm to the point I started my own place with a few refugees from CW. I've always kind of admired the I don't give a fuck thing those from the outlaw colony seem to possess.

    Seems a shame, I gather this place was happening for awhile.
    Hope it comes back.

    A few suggestions to those that want it.

    Send the guy running this place 50 bucks. It only costs about 400 usd a year to run. 8 guys.
    Start posting content.
    Lay off incessant infighting. Make yer point and let it go. To some, being ignored is like a death sentence.
    Fuck off on politics. It poisons a place. It crosses over to what matters here, that being bikes.
    Contact the guys that used to post. Even if u have to use fuckerheadzuckerbergs place.
    The numbers come back, help get some ad revenue. Actually buy some stuff from Vance&Hines or whatever,
    land let them know u did it because someone mentioned it here.

    Or, just let it go. Reap what u sow.

    Anyways, enough from this yank, good luck all. Grado @ Cyclevisor.com

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