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1  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / CB-1 new owner impressions on: October 04, 2018, 01:39:27 AM
Bought my first CB-1 this summer, finally got it running after carb overhaul and fuel pump replacement (used, off ebay), thanks also to Spurlock, ... Great engine, such precision, the sound of it (used to have a 1977 CB400F 40 years ago) is fantastic .. Amazing performance, 13.5K rpm .. but anything over 10K is frightening.   Wide power band, not peaky.  Compact seating position, great brakes, nice gauges..  Unusual yellow neutral light.. I like it.

Bars are low, thumbs hit gas tank at full lock.. Most surprising is short gearing.   I keep wanting to shift up, it feels like it's in 4th when it's in 6th.  Ok, I understand it's the very high redline but it has the torque to go 4500 at 60mph, no need to spin 6500.   8.5K at 75 mph seems extreme, yes, it wants to rev higher ..  I see why they did it, but couldn't we have a taller top gear?   So extraordinary, it makes me think for hours  .. but I wouldn't change it, this is how they wanted it, it's not for me to criticize... 

Engine is excellent, transmission operation is perfect.  Technology and precision is outstanding.  Compact feel, a pleasure to drive, terrific styling.   An amazing engineering achievement.

2  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Brand new old stock on: June 18, 2018, 02:23:34 PM
I agree, use it as decoration.   Ride another used one.  Amazing feat, to store it like that.  Phenomenal photos.  Wow, who bought it I wonder?   
3  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Fuel filter, pump and fuel line routing on: June 18, 2018, 01:50:45 PM
Excellent!!    Wow great photos you really know your cameras.   That is outstanding, now I see what it should look like.  Normally I just order all the parts on the Honda diagrams but they are no longer available, it seems.   I notice you use some german braided hose instead from the tank to pump, I have measured the hose connections OD at 10 mm, did you find this hose to fit the best?   I try to use Bulk Honda hose, 8mm is the largest I have seen, and I was wondering if that would work.   I have to reconstruct the entire set up since the last guy lost everything, or they deteriorated.   He tried using a AutoZone hose but that stuff can't make the 180 degree turns .. Thank you Spurlock for your help that is extraordinary work.  I'll post some photos of my project shortly ..
4  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: A Pacific Coast ride, CB-1 style on: June 17, 2018, 11:38:16 PM
That would be great, thank you.   I saw this bike on craigslist as a "project" .. 20 something kid had taken the carbs off and tried to rebuild them... but lost interest and didn't really know what he was doing.  It is pretty nice, all stock, so I wanted to save it from being parted out or falling into the hands of rat-bike creators.. Plus I had a new '77 400F when I was a teenager.  Only problem was he lost a lot of hardware and the fuel hoses, clamps, pump, filter ..or he was not interested in finding them in his garage.. that's why I would like a photo... Yours is nice and stock and unmolested.
5  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: A Pacific Coast ride, CB-1 style on: June 17, 2018, 03:21:40 PM
Remarkable photos.  I just bought a CB-1 project, and am looking forward to riding it soon..   

Couldn't help notice your bars, they look like my Interceptor 1000F's.   Where did you get them?

Can you send photos of your bike' fuel hoses, pump and filter?  mine are completely missing and I don't know how it should look.... .. San Diego CA

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