Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Triffid, Oct 27, 2003.

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    Triffid, Oct 27, 2003
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    RG Guest

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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Triffid
    1st, Neutral, 2nd, Neutral, 3rd, Neutral, 4th, Neutral, 5th, Neutral.

    I've had bikes like that too...
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 27, 2003
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    Mark Olson Guest

    It's a normal 16V inline four Honda 900 with a 5-speed box with a
    2-speed external subtransmission grafted on, that brings the power from
    the LHS of the engine to the RHS and back to the 'diff'. Common to the
    CB900C/CB1000C '80-82/83.

    It was Honda's method of adapting their 16 valve inline four from
    chain to shaft drive so they could use the same final drive unit as
    the GL1100. It results in a long wheelbase with a short driveshaft,
    neither characteristic helps the handling any.
    Mark Olson, Oct 27, 2003
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    Steve Parry Guest

    I seem to recall some US Hondas had a City/Highway gear selector as well
    as the 5 speed box (ie 5 city gears and 5 highway ones) so perhaps thats
    what they're talking about.

    Steve Parry
    Steve Parry, Oct 27, 2003
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Triffid tried to scribble ...
    It's a US spec bike with a transfer box similar to my Landrovers ... Heheheh
    .... that has a high and low ratio, making ten gears in all .. ISTR it was
    marketed as a city or town and country box .. ;)

    Pile of bollocks if you ask me though ...
    Paul - xxx, Oct 27, 2003
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    916sen Guest

    6 forward gears and 4 reverse.
    916sen, Oct 27, 2003
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    Triffid Guest

    Cheers all.

    I had this image in my mind of technology coming full circle, with CB thous
    having deraileur gears like my bicycle.
    Triffid, Oct 28, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    All it needs is a front prop shaft & leaking swivel pin housings!


    Guest, Oct 29, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    Jeremy, Oct 30, 2003
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    Martyn Guest

    Triffid on %Date at %Group uttered these words of wisdom:

    5 speed engine and 5 speed pushing - can't you count...
    Martyn, Oct 30, 2003
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