1982 Honda CB900C
It's the best time
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.
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
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.