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1  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: CB-1 new owner impressions on: October 08, 2018, 11:24:55 PM
Forgot to add, with my 16/37 sprockets the speedo is about 7 mph slow but in sixth gear the tach numbers match mph almost exactly according to GPS, i.e. 6K rpm = 61 mph. So I just watch the tach as long as I am in 6th gear.

-Bill
2  General Category / Tech Corner / Adjustable brake lever to fit the CB-1? on: October 08, 2018, 08:41:46 PM
Anyone have a recommendation on an adjustable front brake lever for the CB-1? Looking on Partzilla I see the OEM lever is the same for the '97 VT1100 Magna and some others. I also see that the current CB500F comes equipped with an adjustable lever but do not know if it fits our bike. Thanks for any info....

-Bill
3  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: CB-1 new owner impressions on: October 08, 2018, 08:29:15 PM
Welcome emiller 412, I also agree with your impressions, these are amazing bikes! I am light - 150# w/gear - and like you found the gearing way too low. I went up to a 16T C-S sprocket and down to a 37T rear and like it much better. I can still motor through 30 mph zones without needing to downshift, and the transmission is still close ratio and acceleration is still downright frightening at high revs. We like pictures, post some when you can!

-Bill
4  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Just scored my "Dream" bike! on: September 01, 2018, 11:05:18 PM
Nice. The Honda dealer in my town had one of those displayed in the window when they first came out. Is yours an 8-speed like the originals?

The CB50V like mine was 5 speed, while the race version CB50R was 6 speed.

-Bill
5  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Just scored my "Dream" bike! on: August 30, 2018, 09:17:44 PM
Way to go, Bill! Jelly as usual! She's a beaut. What's top speed on the rascal and when are you going to post some videos?

Hey Rick wait a minute - you are jealous of my Dream 50? You with an RVF400 and NSR250 plus a CB-1?  Grin

Right now the bike runs out of revs around 60mph @ 12.5K rpm. The little engine is pretty much gasping for breath above 11.5K rpm, so I've ordered a bigger CS sprocket. With that it should be good for ~65+. We'll see.

Got the engine out right now doing some case repainting and plating, so no video for a bit.

-Bill
6  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Just scored my "Dream" bike! on: August 29, 2018, 09:02:12 PM
Redline is 13.5K same as the CB-1, and it will happily go there but it's pretty much gasping for breath after 11K. The "R" version has hotter cams and a higher power peak. But wow is this little rascal fun on a twisty road!! It's like it is steering me into corners instead of the other way around! Good times.

-Bill
7  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Just scored my "Dream" bike! on: August 29, 2018, 07:58:32 PM
A bit off topic here but I can't resist showing off the newest addition to my collection, a Japanese domestic market Honda Dream 50V, street legal version of the Dream 50R imported into the US in 2004. Honda made it as a tribute to the early 1960s CR110 50cc race bikes. This one has an 89cc big bore kit and is as fun to ride as it is pleasing to the eye.







Combination gear and chain driven DOHC 4 valve high revving single!



-Bill
8  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Center stand on: August 22, 2018, 09:46:44 AM
Thank you for the "link".

How does one proceed?

Appears the current price is reasonable--but worry about shipping sending the cost through the roof.

Can you cast any light on my concerns?

Thank you

I'm curious too. I've never bought any parts through yahoo Japan auctions, but here is a link to a company that will buy the item and ship it for you:

https://jessestreeter.com/yahoo-auctions-buying-service/

Has anyone here used a service like this?

-Bill
9  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Very nice low miles bike on ebay on: August 11, 2018, 04:21:22 PM
THis one looks very nice:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Honda-CB-1/163191758863?hash=item25fefca00f:g:lMMAAOSwoAVbag5Y&vxp=mtr

-Bill
10  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: CB1 on Mt. Baker on: July 29, 2018, 08:36:19 PM
Very nice Eric, beautiful scenery! Here in California we are enduring day after day of 100+ degree heat so my riding is on hold.

-Bill
11  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Fuel filter, pump and fuel line routing on: June 18, 2018, 06:46:13 PM
I would get some clamps on that braided hose. Rubber stretches over time and that snug fit will no longer be snug and will come apart (at the worst possible time).

Good suggestion

-B
12  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Fuel filter, pump and fuel line routing on: June 18, 2018, 02:19:44 PM
The braided hose isn't stock, but it looks like a good solution to the OEM formed rubber hoses going brittle.

Aha, good to know. Maybe an auto parts guy would know of a source.

-Bill
13  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Fuel filter, pump and fuel line routing on: June 18, 2018, 02:06:19 PM
The braided tank to filter hose was on the bike when I bought it so I just assumed it was stock. Maybe it's an automotive hose?

-Bill
14  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: Blackbird shock for sale, excellent condition on: June 18, 2018, 02:01:23 PM

I would  like to purchase your shock and sidestand. My zip is 02664. Thanks man. Buck Manning

Thanks, PM sent

-Bill
15  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: A Pacific Coast ride, CB-1 style on: June 18, 2018, 10:38:16 AM
Hi there emiller412,

My bike was fitted with Honda Hawk NT650 bars when I got it.

I'll take those photos soon and post or email them to you. Good luck with your project, these are amazing bikes!

-Bill

Photos posted in new thread here:
http://www.hondacb1.org/forum/index.php/topic,5629.0.html
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