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1  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: A Pacific Coast ride, CB-1 style on: February 17, 2018, 02:36:09 PM
Ddddaaaayyyummmm

Im not jeleous. No sir, not at all. Not me. Nope. Angry Angry Angry Angry

Fun read and nice pictures.  Grin Awesome scenery around there.
2  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Just received my CB-1, I'm in love on: January 22, 2018, 03:15:26 AM
How do you like the higher gearing? Nice having a little more space between the gears and a bit of an overdrive, isn't is?

Yes, I really like it geared higher. For my riding style and light weight I could even go a bit higher yet. Fourth-fifth-sixth are still quite close together, and sixth is still usable for anything over 25-30 mph. And that's even with an oversized rear tire. My speedo read 1 mph high with stock gearing, and now reads ~8% low. Just wish there was an easy way to adapt a tiny gearbox to the cable to correct it. Hmmm, there's a project there.

Is that still the stock muffler? I replaced mine with a Kerker slip-on soon after I brought her home in 1990. I run it with no packing now and as long as you don't rev it too high around town it is still low tone and tolerable. On the back roads winding her up into the meat of the powerband and hearing that exotic Ferrari sounding shriek overpower the wind noise is soooo sweet. Jekyll and Hyde.  Grin

Yep, stock muffler. I can imagine how wonderful that Kerker sounds when wound out! But I much prefer quiet exhausts both for my own comfort and to avoid annoying the public. Living on a scenic back road popular with motorcyclists, I know how pissed off I get when my peaceful surroundings are invaded by screaming sport bikes, and moreso obnoxious roaring Harleys! To each his own.

-Bill

So what's the actual effect of changing the sprocket? Do you have better acceleration or a higher top speed?
Been thinking about tinkering with the sprocket size as well but Im not too sure what to go for and what to expect.
3  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Blackbird shock install on: January 07, 2018, 01:54:08 PM
Dash, do you remember how you set the damping screw? Need to back mine out, it's over damped (when did anyone say that about oem CB shock  Grin ) so curious where you went.

No idea really. I bolted it in as-is and it was pretty much perfect for my weight. So I didnt dare be adventerous and screw it up. So Ive not messed with it, 

Sorry I can't be more help Cheesy
4  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Another shock question on: January 06, 2018, 06:23:22 AM
As far as I know the stand from any 92-99 CBR900rr all can be used. There is a difference in the spring length/mounting point from one year to another (not sure when it changed), but i believe the length of the stand is the same. So be sure to get spring and stand together as the Cb spring won't work, only the corresponding spring to the stand. However your Cb bolt and switch will work fine.

OK thanks, I will post back with what I find out.

-Bill

You could also extend your original sidestand.

I fused 2 CB-1 stands into 1 long one. Works like a charm and no issues with mounting points etc.
5  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Blackbird shock install on: January 06, 2018, 06:21:12 AM
BB shock is gonna serve you well. Cheap and good alternative to the saggy original. Wink
6  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Tail bag on: January 06, 2018, 06:16:26 AM
That bag looks really good on the CB-1.  My only concern is that I found the thickness of the OEM paint is very thin and I'd ensure there is sufficient padding to prevent chafing from the straps/bag on the paint.  Otherwise, a very clean setup, assuming you're flexible enough to swing your leg over the bag!

Thanks Eric, good point about the straps. I am thinking of lining them with some soft material on the inside. And swinging a leg over is not yet a problem for this geezer.  Grin

-Bill

Bubble wrap is your friend. Smiley

Either that or nick the shoulder pads off some laptop bag carrying slings and slide them over the straps. Ghetto solution but it could work.
7  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Just received my CB-1, I'm in love on: January 01, 2018, 06:30:07 AM
Nice looking CB ya got there. Still too cold and all the reaods are salty here. Good to see CB's elsewhere are still being ridden this time of year. Grin
8  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 restricted on: November 09, 2017, 10:49:33 AM
Hi Dash

No! the relevant paperwork / certificate of restriction was done by a firm in Daventry and tested by a firm in Bexhill on Sea and must be a proper test job as all power outs are recorded on the certificate and is reduced to a Max speed of 98mph 156kph if it goes that fast I will probably c--p myself.

But I will still have a look for the nature of said restriction

regards

Mikenic
PS further reading of the certificate lists

Restriction  Device
a    Blade
b    Device code  02-NC27-K25
c    Device Details and Dim's
Outer Dia =   35mm
Inner Dia   1= 17.5mm
Inner Dia   2= 3mm
 All alien to me   
                                                         
                                                                                           


Then the whole 25kw thing is a coincidence I guess.

The bit about the restriction device speaks of diameters... That would suggest a restriction in the carbareteurs like Morti said. At least, I reckon it does. Tongue
9  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 restricted on: November 07, 2017, 03:04:28 AM
Thanks Dash

I will check that out when it warms up in the garage! just what was the purpose of restricting the bike was it a licence thing?

mikenic


Well, since you mentioned 25kw...

Does it happen to be / have been a Dutch registered bike? In the Netherlands we used to have a restricted motorcycle license that allowed only 25KW output on bikes. So Maybe that's where it's from?
10  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: CB-1 restricted on: November 06, 2017, 03:10:15 AM
Sometimes bikes get restricted by limiting the amount of throttle you can give by mechanically 'blocking' the throttlehandle from twisting any further. It's quick and easy to check. Usually there s a small bolt in the throttlehandle somewhere that functions like a stopper when a bike is restricted in this fashion.
11  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: After 15 years of neglect, first ride! on: October 25, 2017, 04:57:17 AM
Respect man. Grin

Good job fixing it. We need more cb1s on the road
12  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.
13  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*
14  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
15  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.
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