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1  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: CB-1 Mk2 Project on: April 10, 2018, 04:46:26 PM
Looking good. Interesting with those bar spacers, wonder what they were off.

Do the longer forks give same ride height ; does the extra length disappear in that bar and spacer?
2  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Reprise of: New bike a Republican? (aka my bike doesn't lean LEFT). on: April 06, 2018, 04:17:11 AM
I'd really like to know, as my bike does it too.

Guessing it's one of the small channels in the carbs relating to the choke circuit which is blocked so that one or more carbs get no extra fuel at certain lean angles. Solution in that case would be a long soak in an ultrasonic cleaner.

I can tell you that replacing the seals doesn't fix it. That said, I'd still recommend getting a set of viton rubber seals at litetek.co if you're planning on splitting the carbs, they are cheap to buy and you'll definitely find at least one split and perished seal while you're in there.
3  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Trouble starting Power loss Cut off on: April 01, 2018, 11:31:43 AM
Ok wanted to give an update. After bypassing the cut off switch, changing batteries, extra cables, grounds and a new LT4 starter I still had the trouble. Got a tune for the car and it has yet to not start since, Even if the battery is weak and is draggy cranking it will still start in a couple spins. After digging in the old tune the injectors were set on 42lb, However I have 36 lb. Now it makes sense. The PCm may have not fired the injectors enough for starting if set like this, but I may be wrong. Either way it starts and runs good now. Thanks

Injectors? Surely you aren't talking about a normal CB-1.
Every post he's made is nonsense then he hits us with a link to a non relevant FB page. He can take a walk.
4  Other Site Related Stuff / Comments and Suggestions / Re: How to generate more buzz on this site for the CB1 on: April 01, 2018, 07:06:21 AM
Very very happy with this forum.
Perhaps Moderator can attract more members trough FB-community/Gear Slutz etc. etc.?
Thanks again.
Right, so that's the angle.You post a bunch of irrelevant nonsense, then link to your own forum. I was wondering when it would come.
5  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: airbox update on: April 01, 2018, 05:35:07 AM
Hey guys,

Anyone got a good stock s15 airbox & snorkel etc to sell? Post your price

Cheers
S15... What, the Nissan Silvia? Think you're in the wrong place mate.
6  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Need suggestions for new front end on: March 28, 2018, 08:34:22 AM
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.
7  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Need suggestions for new front end on: March 28, 2018, 04:46:15 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.
8  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Introduction on: March 25, 2018, 05:29:03 PM
Welcome! You've found the right place for help and support. Most of us also hang out here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1119747858086718/

Answer nc27 to be sure you get let in.
9  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 21, 2018, 08:53:56 PM
That is a lovely looking bike. Reckon I'd like it better with a twin though.
10  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 21, 2018, 12:19:08 PM
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!
11  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 17, 2018, 04:50:23 PM
As above, the cb400sf is still being made. Same engine with fuel injection and vtec (yo). Plus twin disc with calipers like a 00-03 fireblade as standard. I'm not sure you could bring one to Europe or the states though, as it won't meet the contemporary emissions standards. I'm not quite so hot on the twin shock look, but I'd ride one in a pinch Wink

The mt07 looks interesting but they really don't do well at living near the seaside, I have seen some locally just a year or two old looking like crap with rusty fasteners and forks already.

The cb500x could've been a contender, but why so heavy? Still, I think it's the closest to a modern CB-1 that exists. A naked version of a middle weight sports bike with a big single disc and bouncy suspension  Grin similar overall power, but exponentially better on fuel, as befits the two missing cylinders and 25 years of development in internal combustion technology.

I may have the same problem some day... Wonder how I'll solve it?? Probably with something else from the 80s or 90s.
12  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Some carb work and a road test on: March 07, 2018, 02:03:10 AM
Time warp bike mate. Enjoy it!
13  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: engine case paint? on: February 27, 2018, 01:34:20 PM
OK I've found a paint that looks to be a really good match: DupliColor Medium Charcoal Metallic. It may have a slightly finer metallic than original but should be plenty close enough.







I just need to repaint the fork sliders and clutch case, so after I receive gaskets I'll strip and paint the parts, then clear coat with the Spraymax 2K.

-Bill
That's a remarkably good match
14  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: CB-1 Mk2 Project on: February 12, 2018, 04:08:03 PM
We all love a project, keep it coming!

I'm also interested in what differences there are between a type one and a type two. You're one of very few people with access to both at the same time and a good eye, so it'll be interesting to see what you find. I know about higher bars, different tank and corresponding single snorkel airbox, the stock type 2 silencer is a little longer, various bits with different/darker finishes. Is the seat the same? Did they modify the footrests to match higher bars (they do this on the SV650/S for example)? Shock is different, is it the same dimensions just with a gas canister, or longer?

I have convertibars on my bike now, they could get to pretty much the height of your bars, with longer cables. Be interested in how the bike feels once complete.

I suspect that exhaust was fairly bling once upon a time, the spring hooks certainly suggest that even if the missing springs don't. Looks JDM, probably fitted to the bike back in Japan. Is the silencer aluminium? I suspect it's better than Dad Morti's bike has on it, he might be interested.

The engine has lighter paint than would expect on a type 2, I suspect it was already changed once in its life. edit: could just be the light

I bought a set of gaskets off Graeme France. He has had a batch of replicas made. Price wasn't quite 10 but cheaper than Honda and you know if it's GF, it'll be fine.

You can use the nc23 ignition cover, assuming it's same as CBR600f1, just fit the single ignition pickup from the CB-1 with some suitable screws.
15  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: Stock S/S Exhaust (UK) on: January 31, 2018, 04:39:10 PM
Top post is 2007. Nothing to see here...
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