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Old 16-02-2008, 09:44 PM
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Default 10 geared cb 1000

10 geared cb 1000....do they really exist or is it just another evilbay scam.....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CB-1000-AMERIC...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 16-02-2008, 09:53 PM
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It's real.

It has a high/low speed box turning the 5 speed gearbox into ten total ratios.

Pointless but not a scam!
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Old 16-02-2008, 10:22 PM
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I knew they'd done summat with a 750, but not a 1000. Or was that an automatic?
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Old 16-02-2008, 10:39 PM
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Yep, the Hondamatic. They did a CB400 with it too
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Old 16-02-2008, 11:02 PM
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I can't see the point in it, you have to skip most of the gears anyway, just awkward, but they probably didn't make many of them (after all who would want one) so it is probably very rare, I still wouldn't want one though.. John
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Old 16-02-2008, 11:19 PM
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I can't see the point in it, you have to skip most of the gears anyway, just awkward, but they probably didn't make many of them (after all who would want one) so it is probably very rare, I still wouldn't want one though.. John
LOL.. i love mine, i do use the splitter box but not just that it has a completely diferent frame to the CB900 F , it is lower slung with a little more rake on the head stock. Put together i love the way it rides, low center of gravity and pretty tight (cue Blackjack to tell me i am talkin ****e....) .

Unfortunately all this is let down by the super soft suspension designed for the lardy yank i guess. i am planning a set of progressive fork springs and heavier oil and some modern shocks Poss cb1300, though having chopped the back off it shouldn't be too bad on the rear shocks now.
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Old 16-02-2008, 11:09 PM
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As it happens... i have the CB900c, 5 gears with a high low splitter box essentially giving you 10 gears, though not 1-10,



it is also a shafty using the rear end from the gL1000 air suspension and all.

They were produced for the amarican market and only imported to the uk by dealers or private.

The Thou is pretty much the same but it uses the 1000cc bold'hour engine. The CB750c is essentially a CB750 with apes and a tear drop tank, still has a 5 speed box and is chain driven.

Pointless, well i kinda agree but dissagree, it is designed for long hauls loaded two up, the high range gives you more low end grunt and ability to accelerate better when loaded, round town etc, then once you are on the open road you can flick it into low and it acts like an over drive droping the revs and cruising nicely.

I use it like a mood box, if i am in the mood to rag about like a deranged gitter high on petulia oil and napalm death then i keep it in high, but if i want to get my pipe n slippers out and do the charlie up right thing the i slip into the more comfortable radio 2 low ratio and have a lovely day.
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Old 17-02-2008, 12:05 AM
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They did a CB400 with it too
I hate to admit it, but I had one, evil piece of ****, only virtue was to sit at the lights with one hand on the bars when next to another bike, then take off while they were still waiting for you to pull the clutch in, biggest downside? Where the clutch lever was is the parking brake..... force of habit in a bend gave you a bit of a surprise...
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Old 17-02-2008, 12:41 AM
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fookin ell i'd say...
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I hate to admit it, but I had one, evil piece of ****, only virtue was to sit at the lights with one hand on the bars when next to another bike, then take off while they were still waiting for you to pull the clutch in, biggest downside? Where the clutch lever was is the parking brake..... force of habit in a bend gave you a bit of a surprise...
i had one too!

400 quidsworth of absolute bargain ( with 20,000 miles on it) for a skint erizo.

ran it around for a couple of years, went down to paris with the missus on it (brilliant in the city), then sold it to a bloke at work for 500 quid.

i liked mine, it never let me down, and to my knowledge is still running now
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