Unobtainium - what are you trusting for???

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Unobtainium - what are you trusting for???

#1 Unread post by High_Side » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Here we are in what feels like the depths of winter (actually it doesn't even start for a couple of more days), and my thoughts are turning to bikes that I would like to have or build. While there is endless new cool bikes to lust after, a few of these old ones would be a blast if I could find a way to get them across the pond and had room in the garage.....

First off - The CB1100R. I had a poster of this one in my room at 13 years old. How could Honda make such a sweet bike and not bring it to Canada?????
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Second - The Honda CBX 750! It what they got across the pond when we got the excellent-for-the-day Nighthawk S. An air-cooled inline 4 alternative to the Interceptor of the day. It looks cool - especially if I could have the only one in the country.... :kicking:
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So what about the rest of you? Am I the only one that has a sick fetish for old bikes?????

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Re: Unobtainum - what are you trusting for???

#2 Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:29 pm

High_Side wrote:Am I the only one that has a sick fetish for old bikes?????
No. I wanna Vincent Black Shadow, a Brough Superior, a Sunbeam S7 and a '42 Indian Inline Four. Oh, and a Harley XA, too.
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#3 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:04 pm

An R90/S...wait I have an R90/6 in the shed.
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#4 Unread post by JC Viper » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:45 am

I want a 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750RR LE which can be race prepped in a few minutes. Was only for the Japanese market. For a boxy bike it was helluva sexy, and it came with radial tires!
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#5 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:49 am

I think we need to start a OBA club.... (Old Bikes Anonymous) as I have the old bike bug too.

Right now, on my desktop background (and Andrea can verify this) for the past month has been the photo below... It's pretty much unobtanium, made only in 1983, it's the Honda CB1100F.



Vrooom, Vroom...

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#6 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:59 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:I think we need to start a OBA club.... (Old Bikes Anonymous) as I have the old bike bug too.

Right now, on my desktop background (and Andrea can verify this) for the past month has been the photo below... It's pretty much unobtanium, made only in 1983, it's the Honda CB1100F.



Vrooom, Vroom...

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This one is always on my list. There is one for sale in Red Deer right now for the low low price of $5500! He will likely get it too....

http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicle ... Z238057482

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#7 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:11 pm

I'll see your CB1100 and raise you a new CB750 - Japan or Brazil only.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wozWGWXk ... re=channel

That is one awesome looking machine with 17" wheels and all the other modern amenities.

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#8 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:08 pm

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#9 Unread post by Wrider » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:30 pm

I just met a lady earlier this week who has a Suzuki Bearcat which is pretty cool, and a 69 Barracuda... Mmmm Mopar Muscle...
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#10 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Always liked this little puppy for some reason...


Honda CBX 1000

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#11 Unread post by Wrider » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:58 pm

I'm with you on the CBX. I think that's a really cool bike.
I've also gotta throw in the Katana 1100. One of the ultimate sport touring rigs in it's day.
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#12 Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:58 pm

Wrider wrote:I'm with you on the CBX. I think that's a really cool bike.
I've also gotta throw in the Katana 1100. One of the ultimate sport touring rigs in it's day.
You're talking about the original one that was modeled after a real katana, right? Before they started ruining a sacred name by putting it on bikes so ugly, it became a joke (kan of tuna). :(

The original Katana: :kicking:

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#13 Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:01 pm

If I find a nice unmolested clean one, I might just go for it. :shock:

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#14 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:17 am

I also love the Yamaha FZR 600 from the early to mid 90s, the GPz 750 Turbo, my bike in stock trim with its original paint (apparently there are fewer GPz900R around). Still want my '89 GSXR!

Honda made the CB1300 as a throwback to those older designs with updated engine and brakes. shame it's only available in Japan. And I read the shootout between the old Katana and GPZ900R in Visor Down and the headlight on the Suzuki does sound intriguing and the design is reminiscent of dystopia 1980s vision. Paint it black and you have those futuristic cop bikes. Shame it's more of a straightliner than a carver.
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#15 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:32 am

Ohhh And don't forget the CX500 Turbo!
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#16 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:06 am

Do one-offs count?

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#17 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:02 am

Wrider wrote:Ohhh And don't forget the CX500 Turbo!
No, you mean the CX650 Turbo right? :mrgreen:

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#18 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:28 am

That one too, but the 500 is cool...
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#19 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:47 pm

Grey Thumper wrote:Do one-offs count?

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Of course they count! That make's them even more unobtainium. Cool bike...

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#20 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:49 pm

Wrider wrote:That one too, but the 500 is cool...
O.K., I'll give you the 500, but you can actually buy them sometimes on ebay. A 650 in good shape is a lot more difficult to find...

Both are cool bikes. And actually having one that is still fully functional in a few years will be a feat in itself.

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