1981 Honda CB900F from United States of America - Comments

25th Oct 2006, 12:08

Awesome... is the only way to describe these machines. My friend had just purchased a new Kawasaki 600, not only is my 82' 900f faster, it gets more looks than these new plastic bikes.

It's not stock, but it looks close to stock. It still has original paint and decals, yet the engine is a brute. 145 hp last time on the dyno. Sorry, no quarter mile times yet, but I think I can get it in the 9's. Keep riding all.

1st Apr 2007, 16:43

The CB900 looks like a great bike. Can someone tell me how much an 82 with 5500 miles on it is worth? It has a rough idle and some rust in the gas tank.

Thank you

JK

24th Apr 2007, 09:09

The price will depend on where you live. If you're in the States, I would suggest the cost would be in the $2k range. Go to CB1100F.net and check out what they are selling for there.

T.A.

20th Mar 2008, 14:32

I have a CB 900 custom, runs spectacularly, however, at higher speeds (55/75 mph) RPMs around 4000 to 5500 in high gear, almost feels like it needs a 6th gear. Someone told me that these older bikes run that way, any body else?

My email is vn60@bellsouth.net

27th Apr 2008, 00:29

Yes, I've owned a 1981 CB900F for 16 years, which has 21000 km on it and I love it. The only bike that I would buy next to this one would be 1979-1981 GS1000E Suzuki (I used to have one before, they are both excellent, bikes. but I couldn't find one with low mileage.

7th Oct 2008, 21:17

I just purchased a 1982 Honda CB 900 Custom. It has 21000 miles on it and is in perfect shape. I paid 900 dollars for it, still all stock, including the two tone blue paint, not a mark on the original seat, and I am the second owner.

I am 58 years old and I started riding at 14 years of age.

I have owned a lot of different bikes, but was really impressed with this one, this will probably be my last.

5th May 2009, 22:16

I have a 1981 CB 900f. I bought it from a garage in April of 1988. With original black paint and decals on this bike is very beautiful. I should have taken a picture of the BEFORE.

7th Nov 2009, 09:07

I bought a CB900F2 in perfect condition with 46000 Km, a pleasure to ride. I spent the winter doing all the brakes and other little things to bring it up to tip top condition, including install of GPS. This summer will be doing a 2000 + tour on the bike.

10th Feb 2010, 00:47

Love this bike. Would like any input: high tech, low tech, web sites, magazine articles etc on how to get the most out of this great ride. Thanks!

19th Sep 2010, 23:06

I've owned three of these wonderful bikes back in the day. It was Honda that combined power with ride = performance.

As these bikes enter their classic years, riding one takes you back to a time when things were simple. Smart clean lines, powerful brute motor, great performance for their day, no wonder they had waiting lists to buy them. Honda had again got it right.

Yes, they were a heavy bike, but once you cranked on that throttle, you forgot about that.

Today they still survive, and for anyone who owns one, they know that with each ride, they take along a piece of Honda history.

And the great things this bike returned in its years as the true superbike in Europe, were it broke all the records, and then in the states with the great fast freddie. Let's see how many bikes of today are still around in 30 years.

14th Oct 2010, 22:56

I am new to the CB900 world. I just purchased the bike, which has 12,000 miles on it. I would like to put a custom exhaust on it. Can anyone give me feedback on the best nastiest pipe for this bike? Thanks for the help.

24th Jan 2011, 20:02

Hi, what a bike, Honda got it right with this one. Have owned 2, and now purchased one in a thirty year old state. A rebuilt motor, new coat of paint, precision tuning, rebuffed the chrome, and sat it on the dyno. Have ridden many bikes, new and old, and nothing handles and performs like these bikes. Yes they are heavy, yes they suck the fuel, friends say why are you riding that boat anchor, but on the road, it will give some of the new bikes a run for their money. We were out riding one day; a friend was on a VFR800. After a few straight roads and a few windy ones, we stopped. His first comment was that he couldn't believe it, every time he looked in the mirror, you were in my face, even hard on the straight. That's the 900. Standing still or flat out cruising or racing, the bike generates respect. That's the heart of Honda.

12th Mar 2011, 17:49

I'm in the process of putting my 1982 CB900F back on the road. I bought a 1981 CB900F new in 1981, and then traded it in on this one, a left over, still in the crate in 1985. It has been off the road since 1999. It has 64,700 miles on it. It was covered in a garage over the years, but I expected the worst when I uncovered it several weeks ago. I was very surprised, and so was the repair shop what great shape it was in. Cleaned the carbs, etched the gas tank, adjusted the cam chains and started it up. Everyone in the shop was there just to hear it run! I have a Windjammer V fairing and a Vetter Tail Trunk on it, and it will still run with the newer bikes. I'm looking forward to riding this great bike again!

9th Nov 2011, 18:01

Hey from the UK - having a great time riding my CB900 Bol D'Or, but now need to get the original twin pipe system to finish off the bike before we cruise down to Imola next year - any good suppliers please for a decent 4-2 set? Tips, ideas, suppliers, news welcome... Stephen Andrews - please get back to me or at http://www.webshots.com/

Thanks.

20th Mar 2012, 17:27

I own an 82 silver blue 900F with 22750 miles on it.

I just started it, after winter's 5 month slumber, I put a heater under it, twisted the throttle 25 times, full choke, and it started. Of course it died a half a dozen times, but it did warm up and ran great.

You forget how fast these old bikes are. What an amazing bike. It still has tons of adjustment on the original chain.

I bought it in 1994 with zero miles on it. This old guy died and his wife found it in its Honda crate, at the back of his shop.

Thanks Dave.

28th Nov 2012, 21:18

Next door neighbor was rebuilding one (CB-900 1981 custom). He is a older guy, and his old lady got tired of him messing with it. I got it with the windshield/fairing/seat removed. He could not get the carb's adjusted, so sold to me for pennies.

I'd like to do away with the large seat, put a smaller one person seat on it. Not going to put the fairing or windshield back on. Going to mount a head light, repaint, go thru the bike and hopefully enjoy some years of riding on it. Looking for small seat that will bolt on, head light, turn signal bar. I'd rather have a chop look to it... Microman.

16th Dec 2012, 07:31

Sounds like a great machine. What sort of mods have you done to the engine?

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