1982 Honda CB900C

Summary:

It's the best time

Faults:

Nothing has really gone wrong with my bike since buying it and fixing it up.

It had sat a long time, so I replaced the tires, brakes, cleaned brake lines, master cylinder, brake calipers, and fork seals. Mainly all those things just from sitting so long. Not from quality or fault.

Still has a small leak somewhere in the carb (no big deal).

Nothing out of the ordinary. It is a well built machine, and most anything that goes wrong is just routine things that every bike will need.

General Comments:

This is the 2nd 82 CB900C I have had, and I will try to make this one last as long as I can, or get another if it dies. It has been pretty reliable.

It is very fast from 0-60, and has plenty of acceleration from there on up. It has no problem passing on the highway from 60-80 before I even know it. I have never had it much past 85-90 though.

The rev limit is very high, and it has even more power the higher it revs.

I do not think I can get the full capability of fifth gear or using the high range unless I am at 100+.

I do not see the use of using the high range of the 10 speed, other than it seems to improve MPG slightly. I did not get very good MPG on either of the bikes I have had. 33 MPG at best.

This is a heavy bike, but handles really well for its size, however moving it can be difficult. The kickstand is angled a bit high; I really have to watch where I park it.

It is very comfortable to ride, it has a nice wide seat, it does get uncomfortable after a long drive, but I think all bikes are like that.

All in all, I love it. The faults are few and minor. The pros far outweigh them.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2012

21st Apr 2012, 01:27

I agree with the above. I too am on my second CB900, this one's an '82 with full fairing. It has less power than my '79 - that was feral, but it would empty the tank in less than 100 miles. I get well over 150 miles to the tank of fuel with this 82.

Very comfortable for long distance and trustworthy - they were developed out of endurance racing.

1981 Honda CB900C

Summary:

Fantastic bike

Faults:

Small oil leak from the oil pan.

Hard to start. Installed new coils, wires, and plugs. Run great.

Small leak from the carburetor.

Front brakes squeak.

General Comments:

Powerful bike with a great ride. Handles well for the weight of the bike. Very fun to ride. Has a very comfortable seat.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2012

1981 Honda CB900C

Summary:

Outstanding bike, will never sell

Faults:

Replaced the battery.

Leak in the carburetor system.

Slight pulsing in the front brakes.

Replaces both tires with Pirelli's MT66.

General Comments:

This is my second bike, and it is wonderful. It has plenty of power, and handles well in curves and traffic. I love the 10 gear range box of 5 low and 5 high. Great in the mountains and highways because of this. It is a real keeper.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2011

1981 Honda CB900C

Summary:

I have owned 9 bikes in my life; this is the best one

Faults:

The front and rear brakes locked up. This was probably because it sat for 12 years before I bought it. The caliper parts had some corrosion from the 12 years of neglect. I cleaned the parts, and have not had any more trouble with them. Also, I had my local Honda shop go through the carbs, and they have been fine since then.

General Comments:

I was looking for an old CB750 when I found this bike. I am glad I didn't find a 750.

My bike is in very good condition for its age. I did some cleaning and polishing on it, and get a lot of positive comments on it. Most people say that it is the best CB900C that they have seen.

I have a bad back, and I really like how comfortable the ride is.

For a big heavy bike, it is plenty fast for me. I really like it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2011