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Naked item created by Latestarter, Sep 28, 2015
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Now that's a big CB!
Service him by the book, use an oil that keeps the gearbox smooth (I use Caltex Delo diesel oil), run decent tyres (I'd recommend the Pirelli GTs, with the A-spec rear), and just enjoy riding that wave of torque. It's no sports bike but it's quick and smooth, and your pillions will love him. When it comes time to replace the chain and sprockets, go down two teeth on the rear to lower your cruising revs. If I can be of any help, sing out. I've had my '03 black naked 8 years and 83,000km.
There's nothing like a good 'ole, traditional muscle bike.
Latestarter .......That's a beast indeed.
I don't think I was ready for a bike like that straight off my P's.
Hi, I have a feeling we have discussed an issue on Honda CB 1300 forum.....if you are same BBman?
Thanks for advice, currently using Honda std oil, Michelin tyres, also had fork seals changed and just purchased adjustable pegs....need more leg room. Seat also at upholsterer for modification. Oct 22 nd is 'Dday' for license so can't wait to go for a ride.
Almost certainly the same! The list above looks good and I think you're going to enjoy the big fella. There's a standard mod on the airbox intake that I did to cure a weird surging effect in the EFI, but most will now have been done I think. Good luck keeping the header pipes shiny! Short of ceramic coating, nothing seems to work for long. The CB1300 is about as low stressed as a motorcycle gets. My mechanic, who I use for valves and specialised stuff I can't be bothered (or don't know how) to do, loves them, and on his instructions I've had him check the valves at 24k (no shims), 72k (no shims) and he doesn't want to look again until 120k. Good, strong, under-stressed engineering.
hi, what's this 'big fella' term? Her name is Sofia....yes after the beautiful Italian actress Sofia Loren......all class. Now 700kms down the road and thoroughly enjoying the ride. Having difficulty staying 'near' the speed limit. Planning a trip to Lismore at Xmas via Buckets and Thunderbolts Way so look forward to some county roads.Thanks for the advice. One small issue...do you use E10 fuel or premium?
It runs happily on 91, with the occasional addition of a fuel additive to keep the injectors clean (my mechanic says he's not sure if it helps but it can't hurt). I'll sometimes buy 95 if the only available servo is an independent as the 91 might be rubbish. I use E10 only when nothing else is available (and top up with better petrol as soon as I can), though Honda says its okay.