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1  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: After 15 years of neglect, first ride! on: October 25, 2017, 08:48:59 PM
Most excellent!  Nice work area too.

What state are you in?
2  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Rules to ride safely on the road on: October 16, 2017, 07:43:20 PM
Lets see if this works so you road maniacs can get your bike under control.
3  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: In the market for a CB1, any tips? on: October 13, 2017, 07:55:06 PM
K, you are close by.  Main house is in Chantilly VA.

How handy are you?  Are you looking for a pristine or one that takes a bit of work?
4  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: In the market for a CB1, any tips? on: October 12, 2017, 10:19:49 PM
where in the world are you?
5  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Front seals keep leaking on: October 03, 2017, 07:15:41 PM
Also be sure you're not over filling the oil as this will stress the seals.

+1 on the oil level.  If it is too high (even the stock level) when the fork compresses, it really drives up the pressure in the fork.  At the factory oil level, it is way above the seals.  So, with [very] high pressures, it can push oil past the seals even if they are new.  Next time you check out the oil level (spring out, fork tube compressed), note how high the oil level is above the damper rod, or how high it is above the seals.  You'll be very surprised.

Jerry
6  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: A Little Bling for the CB-1 on: October 01, 2017, 07:10:17 PM
Nice.

Lets see how the parts hold up over time.

Jerry
7  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Honda.....you'd better start listening - Yamaha XSR700 Coming to 'Merica in 2018 on: September 22, 2017, 09:30:31 PM
But its butt ugly!!
8  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Good Touch-Up Paint News! on: September 11, 2017, 09:43:59 PM
can you post a pic of the great work?
9  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 Shock Rebuild on: August 30, 2017, 06:18:07 PM
Do you have any damping adjustability?   

No to ATF.  You can use it for forks but not shocks.  You should be able to get shock oil, just google it.  Perhaps consider swapping out the piston to a RaceTech gold valve set up if you are going to open up the shock to change the oil.  I will run you $150, but you can get a much nicer damping set up.

Post some pics when you can.
10  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: It's a long way to Vladivostok on: August 27, 2017, 08:27:06 AM
The headlamp blackest are a disaster, but otherwise we have some competition for the famous CB1.5!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4EMiBOr0A

Interesting bike.  I suppose it was a build opportunity - because he had the parts...
11  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 Shock Rebuild on: August 25, 2017, 07:26:58 PM
isnt the bladder filled with oil too? and the outer bladder or canister is where the nitrogen is charged?

This looks like the CBR600 and CBR900 shock with remote reservoir.  Those bikes have a bladder in the canister.  Oil can get down there, but the bladder is designed to pressurize the oil on the "topside" where the hose connects to. 
12  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 Shock Rebuild on: August 25, 2017, 06:57:47 AM
A pic is worth a 1,000 words.

I was thinking of adding a T fitting where the hose goes into the shock body and add a fill port that way; one end the hose attaches too and and the fill port on the other.  Just run a vacuum from that fill port, then add oil.  It seems simple enough I think.

On your location, that is where the bladder is, so there is no oil there to speak of. 
13  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 Shock Rebuild on: August 24, 2017, 06:56:09 PM
Hi, Anyone know how to charge nitrogen to the shock reservoir? Theres no valve for charging lol. Ive seen a local shop put in fluid instead of nitrogen lol but I doubt the shock would still work properly.

Im planning on drilling a hole on the bottom of the reservoir and put a valve in if theres no other way.



Are you going to disassemble the shock before drilling?

When you say near the bottom, you mean near the top mounting point right?

MF - you are giving me too much credit.  But, I will try to earn it.. one day
Take pics if you do this and tell us how it is going.  Consider swapping out the piston/shim stack if you open the shock.
14  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Buying and selling bikes in the USA on: August 16, 2017, 08:13:13 PM

Yeah, you could own more than one bike, have one for everyday fetching and the other for fartin' and toolin' around on Exotic Sundays......some folks on here already do that.


 Grin
15  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Buying and selling bikes in the USA on: August 16, 2017, 07:49:36 PM
And back on the bike buying part of this thread, has anyone on the site bought overseas and imported back to states?

I only scanned the regs and it seems that complete [stock] bikes 25 years or older can be brought back to US and legalized to be put on the roads over here.  I see more non-US bikes showing up on eBay. That puts the end year at 1992.  In 5 years, the end date should cover many desirable bikes from the 90's that never made it over here.  With standard Honda engineering, many of the mechanical s should be available over here for these imported bikes.  It would only be the bodywork that might be an issue.

I was considering a CX650E a few months ago from someone in Atlanta.  It was a little rough but complete.  If I had not bought the CB-1 when I did, the CX650E would be in my garage.  

I would like to get a nice 1992 red half faring NTV650 (sort of a shaft drive stretched NT650 Hawk GT) and then swap in a VT800 engine with VT700 6 speed transmission.  
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