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1  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: 4-1 exhaust on: June 21, 2018, 01:53:54 AM
I have a nice 4-1 Kerker pipe that I can part with. I have no idea how to private message you. Please get in touch with me if you still are looking.
2  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Center stand on: June 21, 2018, 01:49:19 AM
I see this thread is a few months old but here are some suggestions.

Iíve heard that some CB-1ís had the factory mounts for a center stand and some donít. If yours has the mounts and hook for the spring then you are good to go.

In addition to the center stand you will need the mounting pin, the hooked piece, and the spring, plus a washer or two and cotter pin. 

They do come up for sale on auction sites, just be patient, and look for a complete setup, rather than just the stand. As of a few years ago you could still buy the spring, mounting pin, and hook. Check to see if they are still for sale if you only find the stand.

Good sources outside of; and
3  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Just received my CB-1, I'm in love on: January 22, 2018, 01:51:55 AM
Beautiful bike, wow, it looks brand new.

Regarding the dent in the tank.  Iíve seen a few you tube videos where people have popped dents out with a hair dryer and a can of compressed air. The heat/freeze causes the dent to pop. Not sure if it would work on yours but worth a try and no risk.

Also, I see you have Hawk GT bars on your bike. Did you need longer throttle cables?

Lastly, I too have a 37 rear sprocket, but I also went up to a 16 tooth front. The gearing is now where I want it but as you stated, the speedo is off.

Here is the sprocket info:
16 tooth front JT sprocket
4  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: WTB rear fender and chain guard on: October 08, 2017, 09:20:06 AM
I have a stock chain guard in good shape that I will part with. I also have a stock rear fender in my parts collection but I canít part with that. PM me and we can work out the deals.

FYI, a stock and unmolested rear fender will come up on eBay, it just takes time. It took me a year and shipping costs from Ireland but I found one (thatís why I wonít part with it). If you buy one from over seas, keep in mind that they have different signal mounts. The JDM signals are a round single hole, and the US market rear signals are an elliptical two hole mount. The actual rear fender is shaped differently to accommodate the signals. Aftermarket JDM signals are cheap on eBay and look a thousand times better IMHO.

I have some other various parts too, let me know what else you might need.
5  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: New bike a Republican? on: July 18, 2017, 06:48:14 AM
I recently went through this process as well, got mine running good, let it sit for a few months, then wouldn't run right again. Ended up that the pilots are so small that they clog from sitting for even a short period of time due to the quality of gas.

The Chinese carb insulators that Morti pointed out should be installed as the originals will be rock hard and RTV is not a solution. The tabs are not a perfect fit but they work and will seal well. 

Most likely the pilots are clogged from sitting w ethanol gas. Clean them up or you can get the recommended 38 pilots and 108 mains from Sudco or Sirius Consolidated (S.C.I.). Stock are 35/105. FYI the carbs are the same as those used on the original Honda CBR600F1 Hurricane, 87-90.

Morti, thanks for the link to LiteTek, that site may come in handy as I start my CBR-F2 project.

What is everyone using for fuel stabilizator these day? Sea foam, Belray, Stabile, something else?? I've recently started using Belray but too soon to tell.
6  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: New owner, looking for center stand and rear fender on: July 17, 2017, 03:05:38 PM
Does anyone have a source for the MK2 rear cowl decals which read "CB-1 Cam Gear Train"?
7  Classifieds / Wanted / Finished for now. BMW Lemans blue on: July 17, 2017, 04:52:55 AM
I also thought about using the 1978 red color and the original decal set from that same year (available on eBay). But ultimately went with blue.

Another member recommended the BMW Interlagos blue, which might have been a better choice as its more of a medium than a dark blue. I was just worried about a slight purple tint in that color.

Whatever you decide, the clear coat is a must do.  It really gives the paint a depth.
8  Classifieds / Wanted / Finished for now. BMW Lemans blue on: July 17, 2017, 04:24:03 AM
Shot with a gun. Sanded all the parts, used a heavy primer to fill all the sanding marks and some imperfections in the fiberglass fairing, sanded again, shot the blue, decals, then clear coat with hardener.

The red bike is my Honda Hawk GT.
9  Classifieds / Wanted / Finished for now. BMW Lemans blue on: July 16, 2017, 09:29:37 PM
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10  Classifieds / Wanted / Finished for now. BMW Lemans blue on: July 16, 2017, 09:28:13 PM
Ended up painting the CB a BMW color called Lemans blue. It's a bit dark at night but the metallic really pops in the sun light. Painted in a friends garage and night time came while spraying clear over the decals, so a few bugs in the paint but all in all I think it looks good. I'm trying to post a few pictures but can't seem to shrink them down.  

I'm really liking these Bridgestone Evo S20 radials for this bike. What a great feeling on the roads today.
11  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: CB1 for sale - Rochester NY on: July 06, 2017, 06:05:00 AM
I wish I came across a deal like this a year ago, I bought mine for $1600 and have put at least that much more into getting it into the condition and the look that I wanted.

They are easy to sell, but hard to come by. If you don't need to sell it, then don't. You will rediscover and appreciate it in the years to come.
12  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Member in Los Angeles / Hawk GT vs. CB-1 thoughts? on: July 04, 2017, 11:27:49 AM
I currently have both the Hawk and the CB-1.

I have owed my Hawk for six years and it's become my favorite street bike for solo back road riding. I have some simple mods to the bike which address the weak points that have been noted; Delkevic pipe to let the motor breath/rev a bit, Corbin solo seat to keep my man parts healthy, Penske shock and Race Tech valves to modernize the suspension, a braided front line to improve the brakes, VFR750 bars for better riding position, and a color matched Targa Hawk GT fairing to break the wind.

I have owed my CB-1 for about a year. It was not in great cosmetic condition when I got it but after a few rides I knew it was a keeper. It just received a beautiful new paint job in BMW Lemans blue and a decals under a clear coat. It came with a braided front line and the brakes seems great. Subtle mods include; Targa Nighthawk fairing to break the wind, Honda JDM turn signals, and the Kerker pipe it came with (although I just ordered a Chinese db killer/baffle to slip into the pipe). I may throw some VFR750 bars on this one as well, but I want some additional saddle time to decide.

Essentially these bikes a cousins but with very different personalities. The personality comes from the engine. V-twin relies on tourqe, I4 relies on revs.

I've taken a preference to twins over the years and currently have an Aprilia RST1000 sport touring, and a Aprilia SL1000 sport as well, those are for different riding moods. Previous twins include TL1000S and a Ducati S2R1000. I'm hoping I like the CB's I4 as much as the Hawk's twin.

A few other notes; if your bike doesn't have a center stand, keep an eye on eBay as the do come up and are invaluable.

The Hawk could use a six gear, the CB has one, although both are best enjoyed under 70mph.

The Hawk frame is based on an NSR250 and handles like one with corrected suspension. The CB frame is all its own and handles admirably as well, just one step short of the Hawk.

Contrary to another post I find the Hawk brakes outstanding and slight better than the CB.

Parts are are getting thin for both bikes, especially rubber parts, but Chinese knockoffs are starting to pop up. The CB shares many engine and carb parts with early CBR600F1 Hurricanes so cross reference as needed. Exhaust systems for the CBs are very rare and difficult to come by. It was the most challenging part of my build.

My Hawk has Bridgestone BT45 bias plies, my CB has Bridgestone EVO S20 radials. This makes a huge difference in road feel. My next set of tires for the Hawk will be the S20s as they are awesome and come in /70 profiles.

In my opinion, a fairing is needed on either one to really enjoy the bikes, but either bike is a great choice.

Best of luck with your decision.
13  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: New owner, looking for center stand and rear fender on: January 28, 2017, 12:23:46 PM
I've picked up some great info on this site, so thanks for keeping it going. I've managed to find everything I was looking for and my CB-1 is now ready for paint.

Exhaust - purchased a 30degree stainless steel mid-pipe from an eBay site in the UK, flared the end and mounted the vintage Kerker can.

Fender / Signals - I managed to find an unmolested rear fender with some very rare CB-1 MK-II factory signal lamps, and then found a matching MK-II set for the front.

Fairing - I had purchase a vintage Targa fairing for a Honda Nighthawk some years back that I will finally put to good use. A friend fabricated a mounting system for the fairing and MK-II signals similar to that on my Hawk GT. A set of small round Chinese bar end mirrors complete the look.

Carbs - rebuilt using Honda CBR600F1 (Hurricane) carb kit. Exact same carbs and factory jet sizes.

Gearing - I'm going from the stock rear sprocket down to a 37T. Hopefully it will do the trick to bring down the revs at highway speeds without killing performance. Maybe I'll try a 16T front if I still need to gear higher.

Front forks - added Gold Valve emulators, RaceTech springs, new seals and bushings. So......... I guess that proved the low miles were a complete lie. Fork bushings don't wear out in 3k miles. The forks do feel great though.

Rear shock - I picked up a CBR-XX rear shock for cheap but I haven't changed it yet. The rear seems a bit better after the forks mods.

Now the questions comes - What color?Huh I've seen some pictures on the web of a CB-1 painted a medium metallic blue, similar to Yamaha's traditional blue/silver/white scheme. Anybody really crazy over another color that looks great on a CB-1? Red is out as I have a red 89 Hawk GT, red/white 91 CBR F2 and a red/white 90 NSR250 (cabin racing). 
14  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: wanted KERKER exhaust on: July 19, 2016, 10:38:12 AM
Thanks for getting back to me. I already have the same muffler as pictured. I was also able to find a stock header and now I need to fit the two together. I was hoping to find a Kerker link pipe (intermediate pipe) and modify it into the stock header. The Kerker pipe requires a bend near the muffler that is hard to fabricate. I have a few old pipes from past projects laying around and I should be able to make something work if I can find what I'm looking for.

Thanks again for taking time to post.

Still looking for a stock rear fender (rear section) and chain guard if anyone has them.....
15  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: wanted KERKER exhaust on: July 04, 2016, 04:25:02 AM
Delkevic pipe didn't work.

Now trying to fit the Kerker can to a stock exhaust header I picked up. I need a Kerker link pipe or any link pipe that will work. Any ideas?
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