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1  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: April 19, 2018, 03:03:14 AM
A sad day. I sold my CB.

I came across a VTR 1000 F (Super Hawk for you yankees), a bike Ive always liked but could never afford. Sadly I dont have space to keep 2 motorcycles so the CB will have to go.
Silver lining is that a guy I know from some forums was having issues with his CB so he sold it to a dude who's gonna rebuild it from scratch. The guy who is now CB-less just bought mine. So I know my CB is gonna have a decent new owner who appriciates the bike for what it is. Which slightly eases the pain Tongue

I wil continue to lurk here for a while yet I imagine.

2  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: CB-1 Mk2 Project on: April 06, 2018, 02:24:12 AM
Snow Cheesy

So annoying when the weather decides to be a d*ck
3  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Dash and CeeBee went to Brno and even got back! on: April 06, 2018, 02:17:18 AM
Going to the Alps in a few months.

After that: trackday time   Grin


Maybe we'll meet Dash, I drive on 10.06. for 8 days to the Alps Wink

Im arriving in Innsbruck 19th of june, so... Sad
4  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Reprise of: New bike a Republican? (aka my bike doesn't lean LEFT). on: April 06, 2018, 02:15:03 AM
Sounds strangely familiar: http://www.hondacb1.org/forum/index.php/topic,5511.0.html
5  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Dash and CeeBee went to Brno and even got back! on: April 05, 2018, 03:22:14 AM
Going to the Alps in a few months.

After that: trackday time   Grin
6  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: choke issue while leaning on side stand on: April 01, 2018, 08:53:28 AM
Word has it that when the bike has some bad fuel in it, the 2 "left" side carbs are more prone to clogging due to gunk and residu that floats to the left carbs because the bike leans over to the left when on the side stand. My CB had this issue, even after I had topped it off and emptied a bottle of fuel saver in the tank before the winter stop.

It would barely start, even at full choke. When I held the bike upright, closed the chocke and continued to work the starter it coughed to live after a few minutes of starting. Then it would barely rev stationary at 1k even at full choke. During a quick zoom around the block it couldnt get above 6k.

I just ran the engine warm and then slowly started revving it harder and harder. Pretty soon it screamed past 6k and was going full tilt. It appears CB-1's are a bit sensitive to shitty fuel. Let alone OLD shitty fuel. But nothing a good thrashing can't fix by blowing that junk through the system and topping her off with fresh fuel. I grab 98 whenever I can. That stuff doesn't eat the seals and gaskets and the motor loves it.
7  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Trouble starting - Power loss - Cut off on: April 01, 2018, 08:45:20 AM
Did someone shove a Hornet engine in there? Injectors didn't excist back when the CB-1 was born  Grin
8  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Need suggestions for new front end on: March 28, 2018, 12:31:29 PM
If you get them in your hand you'll see if they're worn as the Teflon coating on the wear surface... Wears.

To test on the bike, jack front end up securely, and grab the fork legs tight. Try to rock them back and forth. If there is noticeable play in the legs when rocking, or a knocking sound, the bushes are probably worn. Sometimes you'll notice a knocking noise under braking, and even when the steering bearings are eliminated it's still there.

Ok, thanks. Hopefully, if the weather is compliant, Im making a trip to the local shop. See if they can help me test that.
9  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Need suggestions for new front end on: March 28, 2018, 05:03:30 AM
Did you ever replace the fork bushes? If those are worn they'll give the seals a hard time.

96/97 cbr900 is a very easy fit. The triples work and five minutes with a file will even give you a steering lock. However there is nowhere to fit the headlight and clocks, and the OEM handlebars are too low for my comfort.

If you like the idea I can try to get the CAD drawing for the CNC top yoke on my bike.

No, I never did change the bushes. That would be the cheapest (attempted) fix I guess...
Completley forgot about them. daayyumm.

How can you tell if they re worn?
10  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Need suggestions for new front end on: March 28, 2018, 04:16:44 AM
Returning to this topic at long last, sadly.

The damn seals are still sweating. Ive already replaced the uppers and the lowers seem to be just fine. Im at a loss what's causing this recurring leaking seals issue.

So Im once again considering swapping the entire front end. Maybe even do a bit of an upgrade.

Anyone know which front ends will bolt right in the CB1's triple clamp? Im told the CBR 600RR 2007 model front end will fit?
It will have a snowball effect to mount a different front end though, need new discs, calipers and master cilinder etc.

Anyone have any cheaper alternatives?  Grin

11  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 27, 2018, 01:02:07 PM
Ok, just tested the SZR. I can see the potential but... It didn't have the X factor Im looking for in a bike. When I first tested the CB-1 I knew after 200 meters that I was gonna be good friends with it. The SZR... not so much. I had to force myself to like it for being a thumper. And that is just self delusioning.

CeeBee remains (thankfully). Grin
12  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Introduction on: March 25, 2018, 04:32:50 PM
Welcome Grin
13  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 23, 2018, 06:16:05 PM
Hahaha, damn you!  Grin

Scary thing: Im gonna check out an SZR next tuesday. If I like it...  Cry Cry Cry

The CB will have to go. Cry
14  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 22, 2018, 04:44:57 AM
I had a 650gs single. Not the same as that bike, put it was enough to inform me I don't like big single cylinder bikes. Definitely try before you buy!

Yeah, but big singles have their own unique personality. Variety is the spice of life, I say we need both singles and multis!  Grin





-Bill

Very true. Lovely bike btw.

Each configuration has its own charms. Some you can get along with, other you can't. If only I had space for 2 motorcycles... Sad
15  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 21, 2018, 07:23:34 AM
There s some SZR 660's for sale close to home. Bit of an obscure bike but they re quite a hoot to ride word has it. XT 660 engine slotted in a TZR 250 frame with brembo brakes. Roll Eyes
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