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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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coolest bike you'll never notice

You know the drill. youre riding, minding your own buisness when you spot a bike ahead. You dont mean to but you speed up some. then some more. then youre behind him. Then youre checking his bike out and go on your way. Well in this case, i spent alot of time behind this certian one today. A sack strapped to the sissy bar, and four pipes, wide bars and huge mirrors, it looked like a 70's-80's honda from the back. Ok a CB750 i thought. Then i spot the shaft drive. Ok so now i have no idea. After surely making him notice someone is mimicing his every move, i finally give up and pull next to him at the light. A really cool guy, he said it was a '83 CB 900 Custom. thats cool i thought, never seen one before. Then he told me about the 5 speed trans and High/Low secondary. A WHAT?!?! That amounts to 10 gears! 10 speeds available back in the 80's, i thought i knew bike history but obviously im still learning. Only from the people who brought you bikes with oval pistons, air bags, and inline 6's.

Type: Dual range, 5 speed, constant mesh, wet clutch
Primary Drive: Hy-Vo chain and straight cut gear 2.40:1
Secondary Drive: Lo- Straight Cut gear 0.72:1
High- Straight Cut gear 0.62:1
Teritary Drive: Shaft and spiral Bevel gear 1.20:1
Final Drive: Shaft and Spiral Bevel gear 3.091:1

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 06:11 PM
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Find one and buy it
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 07:25 PM
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That is some eighties coolnesss
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 12:13 AM
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My friend had one but it was a 250 or something and it too had High and low range. We road that at the hills like a dirtbike.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 12:18 AM
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I heard of'em but never noticed one. I'm surprised Honda didn't incorporate that tranie with the duel sports. It must been to big & heavy.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 02:58 AM
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NO crap!

The guy down the road that works for Marathon just bought one. Its got a bizzilion miles on it... but he was telling me about it... I have yet to see it though...

The 10 speed tranny just blows my mind.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 07:01 AM
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Wow. Nice ride.

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