1981 Honda CB900C
Nothing else can keep up
It is cold-blooded, a hard starter, but if run frequently it starts easily.
There is nothing like this bike, nothing. The acceleration is incredible, whether in the lower range or high. I will spend whatever it takes to keep this classic on the road.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2009
6th May 2014, 04:16
I picked one up for 200 dollars! And man is it fast. Wow.
It's cold blooded, but when you get it warmed up, look out!!!
The only thing that I have found is the brakes seem to stick a little as the motorcycle gets warmed up. If anyone has had this happen to them, if you could let me know how you overcame it, I would be in your debt.
20th Nov 2014, 02:06
Had a serious problem that required frequent stops to bleed brakes because they just seized up almost daily. Got the bike with 9500 miles on it in 2012. Put new seals in it, bled rust from lines from sitting, reservoir seal, polished piston with 1600 grit emery cloth to remove minor pitting with no luck. Final solution was to remove and thoroughly clean out equalizer valve right behind Honda emblem below headlight. Bled one more time and no problems since. Use alcohol to break down and free rust. Hope this helps.
10th Jul 2016, 23:37
The brake pistons are probably a little old and rusty; I would have them pulled out and rebuilt or polished. You can do the job yourself if you are a little handy; there's all kinds of videos online.
Also old rubber lines have a tendency to expand. You might want to replace them with stainless steel.
Well that's my two cents, hope it helps you.