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1  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Honda.....you'd better start listening - Yamaha XSR700 Coming to 'Merica in 2018 on: October 19, 2017, 03:14:47 AM
unfortunately...it's all about "perception" and not "performance".
here, in the U.S.of A......idiots rule. Folks who believe bigger is better rule what bikes Japan produces. if you aren't riding a 1000+cc superbike, yer a puss, hence "perception" not "performance".
Only in Southern Cali have I had the pleasure of experiencing what its like to ride a small bike fast. A CB1 and I'm grateful for being able to have experienced this sensation.
But...the entire US is not SoCal is it. Folks here really appreciate small, revy, well-built engines and they love to rip em thru the canyons.

Maybe Honda Motors will wake up....but I'm afraid that for now, your dream of the modern CB1 will just have to remain a dream.
they're trying to make it as narrow as mechanically possible, yet have that neat cranck-config that provides better torque.
Whilst all the while not wanting to make yet another 4-cylinder CBR type bike.
I'd prefer for Honda to make another CB1, now they'd have my attention if they did that.


Imagine a CB-1 (with of course the CBR 400RR engine) in a modern day lightweight frame with USD suspension and massive floating brake discs  Roll Eyes

*drool*

Same over here. Not just 'Merica. Everyone here is going on about how much BHP you need to have. How big your engine is etc etc etc.

Which is fairly stupid, because a 400 cc is perfect (and so much better than a big bike) in so many everyday scenarios. But your CC-Peen isn't big enough with just 400cc's, apperantly.

It does make the encounters with people who appriciate 400's all the better though. At least in my experience. Back when I rode KTM supermotos I got a lot of attention (not the reason I rode KTM, mind you) from the sidewalks. But only from young stuff that could only ride a moped, and those 'thug life' hooligan wannabe poser simpletons. Those guys don't give my CB-1 a second glance (so they wont want to steal it. yay!) however. But now, I have older people / riders approaching me to have a chat about the Smurf. Who are without exception awesome people btw.

Mate who owns a Ducati 1098 (note that I write 'owns' and not 'rides' cuz the PoS won't work properly being a Ducati) who looks down on older, cheaper bikes, said he though my CB-1 was a single cilinder bike.

I nearly strangled him to death with a fuelhose.
2  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Honda.....you'd better start listening - Yamaha XSR700 Coming to 'Merica in 2018 on: October 18, 2017, 03:05:30 AM
they're trying to make it as narrow as mechanically possible, yet have that neat cranck-config that provides better torque.
Whilst all the while not wanting to make yet another 4-cylinder CBR type bike.
I'd prefer for Honda to make another CB1, now they'd have my attention if they did that.


Imagine a CB-1 (with of course the CBR 400RR engine) in a modern day lightweight frame with USD suspension and massive floating brake discs  Roll Eyes

*drool*
3  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Rules to ride safely on the road on: October 17, 2017, 09:06:02 AM
Japanenglish is so funny. I once worked for a Japanese company and their technical manuals had us in stitches with phrases like 'Concentrate your mind or death might be quickly'.


That one is glorious. Hahahahaha Cheesy Cheesy
4  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Rules to ride safely on the road on: October 17, 2017, 02:59:04 AM
This is soooo obvious. Roll Eyes

I never explode the exhaust box near horses.

I do entangle festive dogs in the spokes though. I really should stop that, having read this.
5  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Trouble starting - Power loss - Cut off on: October 07, 2017, 07:29:02 AM
Thanks for the advice. Got a multimeter now and commencing the checks on all wiring. Nothings worked up till now and it's made ever more difficult that the problem is sporadic.

Those issues are the worst. You'd almost prefer the crankshaft smashing through the cilinderwalls. At least then you know what the issue is. Electric gremlins are the worst.

Good luck man.
6  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Front seals keep leaking on: October 04, 2017, 05:10:44 AM
Thanks guys. Gonna take your tips to heart when I get to disassambling the lot.
7  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Front seals keep leaking on: October 03, 2017, 05:06:57 AM
Have you replaced the bushes yet? As they wear, you can get more play in the suspension which will put undue stress on the seals.

Also be sure you're not over filling the oil as this will stress the seals.

I dont think the bushes have ever been replaced.

Also, overfilling isnt an issue I daresay. Always kept to the prescribed amounts.
8  General Category / Tech Corner / Front seals keep leaking on: October 03, 2017, 03:08:07 AM
Im having issues with the seals in my front suspension: they start leaking every time. Ive already changed them twice now to no avail. I then replaced the front fork uppers with new ones thinking that the small dents / scratches on the uppers may have been the cause of the leakage. Apperantly they were not: with new uppers the fork seals still keep leaking.

Im kind of at a loss here. The uppers are nice and smooth, there s no denting or whatever in the suspension travel. The seals are installed properly. Could it be the lowers perhaps? Huh
9  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Get YOUR Bike Photos Back on: September 06, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
Photobucket dropped the ball hard...

Glad I still use the crappy upload service my Motorstek provides Wink

This is a good tip for ex-photobucket users though Grin
10  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Dash and CeeBee went to Circuit Zandvoort on: September 01, 2017, 10:19:18 AM
Looks like a fun day out - I did warn you that doing track days is quite addictive

Next one, 30th august, has already been booked  Cheesy

And completely ruined due to rain. Didnt even bother to go to the track. Embarrassed

Next attempt: 18 septembre Grin
11  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Rain tyres for standard Rims on: September 01, 2017, 10:06:02 AM
The guys who race the 300 Ninjas with our club (BEMSEE) use Diablo Rosso's in the dry and Pirelli wets which are an odd size 100/80/17 front & 125/70/17 rear (it's normal for wets to be a different size to dry tyres as you want to spread the tyre for a better contact patch - or something like that was explained to me  Huh. The Ninja wheels are the same width as those on the CB-1

This is all getting very serious Dash, having 2 sets wheels, you'll be taking up racing next  Cheesy

Pirelli wets eh? Thats an excellent suggestion. So there are rain tyres that fit the CB rims. Good news indeed!

I happen to have an extra set of rims laying about. Wink

And It s not like Im trying to become a moto GP rider. Its just that I was really bummed out at not being able to do a trackday due to rain... Stupid climate we have here.
Ive one chance left this season but Its gonna be tricky getting a spot I fear. depening on the forecast, Im gonna take a look at these pirelli wets.

Thanks for the info!

Also, diablo Rosso's also fit the CB1 rims then? Ive heard good things about those. Might be an alternative to the S20 Evo's Im running now, by means of an experiment.
12  General Category / Tech Corner / Rain tyres for standard Rims on: September 01, 2017, 02:56:34 AM
So, last wednesday I was supposed to be at the track. Problem was, it was absolutely pouring down all day. Not wanting to risk a slip n' crash on a completely soaking track, I opted to stay at home just to be safe. Shame about the sign up fee though.

So that got me thinking, are there any proper rain tyres available in the sizes for the CB-1 rims? They're old and take tyre sizes that are not exactly modern nor sports-assosiated...

13  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Clarification required on: August 31, 2017, 12:16:43 PM
Dem good vibes! Don't be ruining them good vibes!  Undecided

Keep it CB-1 related or things will derail. They always do on forums Sad
14  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: My Honda CB-1 on: August 28, 2017, 02:56:28 AM
Very very nice chesterch05. And great shots.

I notice you've also got American indicator lenses on tube front, and Japanese on the back! This is probably no bad thing. Most hazards bikers face on the road are in front, so the more visible you are the better.

Really nice paint job. Was the work very expensive?

Actually, I couldn't find the same pair for the front. And I don't want to replace the back because its still the original lol. so I got what looks closest. The paint job costed me around $90 for the whole bike including the frame.

Nice looking bike. Very nice.

Those crash bobs are a simple install then? Been thinking about getting some myself but Ive no idea which would fit. Do you know which brand they re from?
15  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Dash and CeeBee went to Circuit Zandvoort on: August 24, 2017, 03:07:25 AM
Should be able to stand a lot of high speed running VH. But as you say, it will shorten its life whether its stressed or not. Though most wear occurs when the engine is cold, so short joirnets are worse.

Excessive engine wear also occurs when the oil is degraded. As someone pointed out, these engines not only share their engine and gearbox oil, but those cam drive gears break down the lubricating properties far faster than a chain.

But I think Dash is changing the oil regularly. Before each track day would be best.

So, a refil of really good quality high temperature oil before each session will go done way towards mimicking the regimens of race teams. 

I dont change the oil THAT often  Smiley

So... I should not keep it at 10k at all times then? I do warm up the engine properly before giving it the beans each session.
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