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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2007, 08:34:30 pm »
Cuz we dont like 9mm, 11mm, 13mm, 15mm, & 16mm boltheads... ;D
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2007, 08:50:15 pm »
Cuz we dont like 9mm, 11mm, 13mm, 15mm, & 16mm boltheads... ;D
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2007, 09:09:56 pm »
that is the best answer,  say no more seal this thread
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2007, 12:28:08 am »
I voted durability. There are other reasons. I don't "prefer" Honda's per se, but I thoroughly respect them. Honda makes a wonderful motorbike. I started riding on a Mobilette moped (Spanish make), and my first motorbike with any kind of power was a 1973 XR75 (hey I was like 12). That thing bred a taste for the classic era stuff in me at an early age. In fact, the newest bike I own is an '83 XL600. That makes 3 Hondas total. I actually still have the little XR in my parents barn. Does that count as a SOHC model? Hah! Honda not only makes a pretty well streamlined bike, I have never known a Honda to score anything less than "clawhammer" in regards to reliability. That XR75 still runs. Many Hondas were sold, so any part you need is not going to take you years to find. Some parts are still available from the dealer. Some unfortunately aren't, like the headlight for my XL... though I am sure there is a model with a cross-over part that would work (I was still able to get a new head for my XR75 when we found out that it had a hairline crack back in '93-94). Though I think the right side intake boot for the XL genuinely IS NLA. Parts are pretty easy to come by in the secondary market, and aren't likely to dent your wallet too much. Many factors contribute to why as a motorcycle, Honda makes a good choice.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2007, 04:36:55 am »
Actually, I don't prefer Honda's. I've always loved the CB750, because it was the first real "Superbike" and it changed the motorcycling world, and I was there when it happened. That doesn't make me a Honda "Fan", I just like the SOHC 750/4. Cheers, Terry. ;D
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2007, 04:59:59 pm »
Sure Terry ;D    If I offered you my 350 twin you would certainly pay the shipping ;D
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2007, 06:30:30 pm »
Sure Terry ;D    If I offered you my 350 twin you would certainly pay the shipping ;D
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2007, 07:54:31 am »
I put durable.... All 4 bikes I have owned through the years have been Hondas.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2007, 07:19:50 pm »
My first bike was (still own it) 1977 Honda CB550K.  Since then, I'm definitely absorbed in the cult of Honda - Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa are both people I admire greatly.  Honda denotes to me quality, durability, and innovation.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2008, 01:11:46 pm »
My dad always rode hondas (three wheelers and dirtbikes) in the 80's, so growing up, thats what we had. You cannot beat the reliability of a honda motorcycle. I also live in NE ohio and these old sohc bikes can be found almost anywhere, maybe not running, but they are there. Ive got a great cycle graveyard within 30 mins of where I live and they pretty much have about 1,000 old CB's to pick away at. I also love the unique engineering history behind these bikes, not to mention the smile I get whenever I crank my 400f to 10,000 rpms! I think thats a huge reason we all love these machines.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2008, 11:11:01 pm »
My reason is Honda has the incredible track record of quality and dependability.  I swear they engineer these bikes so that they're almost totally idiot proof, and easy to fix/service.

In my world, in a bike, reliability is my #1 concern, followed by simple to service or fix, #3 it must, be something that is comfortable.   Honda's CB surpasses all 3 of those requirements, and therefore is the bike to own.  THE ONLY simpler bike I've owned, was my 89 GS500E.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2008, 05:42:30 am »
I was thinking more about this the other day. Another thing that sets Honda apart (at least among the other Japanese bike makers) is that engines and consumer transportation are their core product line. The product the company was founded on was the motorcycle. Kawasaki Heavy Industries does off-highway equipment and Yamaha makes musical instruments. (I can't recall what Suzuki's other business interests are) Building bikes was more of a "side project" for Honda's asian competitors. Not to say the engineering from these other firms isn't good, but the driving force behind them is different.
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2008, 11:51:50 am »
all of them!!!!!    ;D ;) :) 8)
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2008, 05:26:17 pm »
my first bike was a honda z50a and the first street bike i ever rode was a cb350 and aftet kick starting that 750 norton i had i sold it and got a cb350 just for the electric start so my vote is other
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2008, 08:46:10 pm »
well i kinda fell into this bike and it's my first ever, which is a good thing as i'd probably be dead long ago if i rode.  but dangit, these things have classy styling, a comfortable ride, excellent reliabilty, cost effectiveness and simplicity.  what bike can roll off the assembly line these days and lay the same claim?  i might be tempted with a kz1000 but honestly, i don't need a straight line bullet or 150  hp.  comes a time in a man's life when 'good enough' is just fine.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2008, 08:52:12 pm »
We can only vote for one?  ;)

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2008, 10:41:12 pm »
Because Harley hasn't built an airplane yet?
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2008, 12:06:23 am »
this forum  :-*


i am a little biased.  never had a bike before my 550K1,

  its unrestored and it sweats a little oil but folks still stop and look.  cops by me love it too- the same cops that would call for back up and look for "probable cause" when they pull me over in a car now show me respect for keeping something like it alive.  And there is nothing else like it.  quality.  it all comes down to quality.  nothing missing.  nothing extra.  undeniable idiotproof simple simple quality. 

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2008, 08:30:11 pm »
Ridin for 30 Years. Mostly HD's had an F3 hot rod. Now have an 05 VTX 1800 F. Best bike I've ever riden by far!!! Do the research Yourself, go ride one, best bike Honda ever built.
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2008, 09:55:24 pm »
I like the bullet proofness of the 750. It isn't a dime a dozen HD or crotch rocket...maybe it was back in the 70's. You can pick one up cheap...put some $ and TLC into it and just go out and ride the daylights out it. Everywhere you go...people in the know come out of the woodwork to admire it and tell stories from the past. I would like to roll up on an old Norton or Triumph but I would spend more time wrenching or searching for parts than riding it!!!
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2008, 05:37:41 am »
Style got my vote.

Here's why. In November 1977 I was 17, I had no interest in bikes at all. My mate had what I now know to be a well used 250 K4. He kept saying he was getting a K7 when he passed his test. I didn't have any idea what a K7 was. One Saturday he called round on his brand new K7. WOW!!!

He took me on the back. I was hooked. Those four tailpipes. the shiney black tank, loads of chrome, the sound and my god the power. I was hooked.

A month later I had a CB200 and have had a bike ever since.

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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2010, 09:11:44 pm »
Other.

Because When I was 7, in 1972, my then future brother-in-law gave me a ride on his CB350/4. It has been Honda ever since.
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2010, 03:11:42 pm »
it was the cheapest running bike i could find when i decided to get back into motorcycles in 2004. i havent looked back since
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2010, 03:15:29 pm »
After lots of trial and error, I think it's this.
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Re: Why do we prefer Honda
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2010, 04:05:27 pm »
how about because i bought mine from a guy who put it away 25 years ago and all i had to do to hear it run was clean the carbs and charge the battery. by the way they sound amazing with a kerker 4 to 1 also.
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