26th Jul 2014, 14:59
I have an 83 CB1000C, and according to my insurance company it's worth about 2700.00, but I haven't looked at Nada.
8th Oct 2014, 06:52
Best bike I've ever owned. 25 years ago a 72 year pulled out in front of me and I totaled her car.
23rd Oct 2014, 03:15
I have a CB750 K 1979, which went down, so I purchased this 1983 CB1000C and installed my fresh carbs from the 750. Long story short? It runs excellent and starts easily, so check out common parts from the CB750 and also the CB900c. They work for me.
13th Nov 2014, 12:38
You cannot get a choke cable anywhere in the US (new OEM that is). I got mine from the Aussies; they have lots of parts in their country for our bikes - just takes longer to get.
25th Jan 2015, 15:56
This is an incredible machine... You should be able to find a good home mechanic/word of mouth friend type to do the carbs for about $250. Otherwise put new Chevron gas in tank with some Sea Foam and drive it with new plugs, and it may clear up.
13th Feb 2015, 06:52
I am going to look at a CB1000C that has been in the back of a garage for the past ten years. They are asking $650. Any tips on checking it out? I am newish to bikes, but I am comfortable with the engine work.
27th Apr 2015, 02:33
I have an Honda 1983 CB1000, with 8000 miles on odometer in egood condition. This bike has been in storage for 15 years. This bike is too large for my age. Would like to know the probable worth in outright sale or trade for 750cc, prefer Honda or Yamaha? Thanks!
14th Jul 2015, 16:19
The gentleman who wants to retire your 83 CB1000, there is a CB 900-1000 club, they may want the bike or know someone who does. CB900-CB1000, type it in on the WWW thanks.
23rd Sep 2015, 15:09
I have an 83 CB1000 with less than 5000 miles on it, I would like to know if there are any clubs in Baltimore, Md. I am a truck driver as well.
24th Sep 2015, 05:50
Here is the manual link.
You might have to sign up for the forum, but they have all the service manuals and a lot more!!!
29th Sep 2015, 02:11
I am looking for a Honda 1000 Custom. If you know of anyone wanting to sell one, contact me at Barrrandy@aol.com
28th Oct 2015, 09:31
The reason that I refer to the CB1000 Custom as a 1983 is just to clarify the description. This then can't be confused with any other bike.
28th Oct 2015, 09:35
If this bike is truly mint with 11K on it, then you absolutely stole it. It could be salable for 4K easy, but a lot more to the right customer.
9th Nov 2015, 05:24
I just recently bought a CB1000 Custom with a bad motor; the previous owner threw a rod and put a hole in the crank case. Does anyone know of any other Honda motors that will just bolt in? Like a 1980 CB650 motor?
1st Feb 2016, 08:47
As far as the CB1000 or CB900, and I have owned 900s since 1980 till 83 (then I bought my 83, which I love to ride), but with the 900 or 1000, the bike runs great with a new strong battery; they are known to run a little rough if the battery is weak. Otherwise they are a great looking bike, and fun to ride.
I've always have been attracted to the 10 speed tranny. I do know that you should not ride around or even take off in high range. The bike will do it, BUT use low range just like any bike, 1 thru 5; the high range is for traffic conditions, and of course, highway speeds. Go 60mph down the road (low range, 5th gear), and slide the tranny into high range! It will drop the RPM by 500, which gives the bike a smoother ride. I ride in the White Mountains of New Hampshire a lot, and I use the high range in different gears; it all depends on hills, traffic, air temp, and if the wife is riding with me. But the main thing is, do not load the engine down, which is not good for any bike. You do not have to kick the back of the lever really hard to get the tranny into high range; I clutch in, and push on the lever and she'll pop right in. If it does go into high range hard, make sure your clutch is adjusted at the correct measurement.
Do not overfill your front shocks; no more than 6 PSI. And the rear shocks? I weigh 190, I have my rears at 45ish, maybe 50 PSI, riding alone. With the wife riding with me, I pump the rears up to around 60ish/65ish PSI. But remember, hand pump only, and check the air pressure often, and change the air back to single rider when riding single; it only takes a few minutes.
I also run 20/50 oil, and I change it every 2000 miles. With clean oil this bike runs smooth.
I ride my H.D. mostly; my 1000 is a show off bike.
I just bought another 1000; yes I did pay 2k for it, but it has 3560 original miles, and has been sitting in a heated cellar for its whole life, which is great, but she still is getting a complete overhaul. Brake fluids break down, and I love the bike.
It's a gem of a bike, a very lucky find for me. Just like any engine, high miles, worn out parts, change the oil every 1500 to 2k miles, doesn't cost but what 30 bucks.
Oh yeah, the bike is black and gray, same as my H.D. For some reason the two tone brown is not doing the bike any justice as far as showing the lines of the bike.
If you're not sure on timing chain adjustment, ask a tech, do not over tighten, it's easy to do too. Enjoy the 1000.
Oh yeah, one more thing, you'll have a much happier running bike if you use 91 octane; they do not like low octane gas, plus on all my toys, sleds, bikes, jet skis, every tank full, I put in Sta-bil, and ethanol treatment in the fuel; high RPM engines do not like water, and ethanol is probably one of the biggest scams put on the American public.
Anyways, ride safe, and watch out for the 4 wheelers. Enjoy your CB 1000.
3rd Jul 2016, 05:06
Regarding comment on Feb 1st 2016, I totally agree with everything you said. Cam chain tighteners are very fragile and muscling them will not help adjustment, as loosening those little bolts simply allows the adjuster spring to help tighten slack by itself. Tightening just locks it all into place. I recently bought a complete assortment of chains and adjusters in very good shape for future use. Parts are getting seriously scarce. I'm glad to see people still commenting on them; most online stuff is really old.
28th Aug 2016, 14:39
I have an 83 CB1000C and I have to replace my fork seals, specifically the right one, every year. The bike has 19K on it and it's in really good condition. The forks have no pitting at all. Any idea why the fork seal(s) keeps wearing out so prematurely?
p.s. I had them replaced by 3 different Honda dealers in 3 years.