1981 Honda CB900C

Summary:

Awesome, fun and fast while reliable

Faults:

I have an oil leak on my oil cooler hose. Don't know if it's the hose or the ring inside the hose where it connects to the air filter? Any suggestions or tips are welcome.

General Comments:

Very good and reliable bike. I upgraded my carburetors and had a little trouble getting them all synchronized, but when I did, the bike ran beautifully. Fast bike and great on gas. High and low gear option is great. Not many complaints about this bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2014

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