Also Check Out
ATVFlorida.com
PinballShark.com

© 2014
HondaCB1.org Message Forums
November 20, 2017, 04:16:26 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome to HondaCB1.org! Please register in the Forum to post messages or view attached photos.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: cb1 w/fork  (Read 2723 times)
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« on: May 20, 2016, 06:47:56 AM »

first ride on my cb1 with a new gsxr front end today.its not totally complete but its ridable.  

 i messed around the neighborhood for a while and the fork did not disappoint. solid equipment for sure. amazing how much better the bike handles when its pushed a little. draws your eyes away from the rust and dents a bit too.
 

« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 07:13:19 AM by jck324 » Logged
Sugs
Full Member
***
Online Online

Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 151



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 09:16:39 PM »

Looks good.  What model and year GSXR?
Logged

1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing - 1990 Honda CB1
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 12:21:05 AM »

thanks sugs, it came from an 07 750. i think its a year a lot of sv650 owners use. a bit longer than other years if memory serves.
Logged
a_morti
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: Gibraltar

Posts: 1991



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 05:42:11 AM »

Looks good! Needs paint on the frame pretty badly though
Logged

Cam Drive Gear Train Smiley
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 05:44:08 PM »

yeah, its doesn't rate very high in the cosmetic category. its lived outside for 15 years at least. I painted the back wheel yesterday. I'll probably leave the rest alone for now.  looks better from the seat Tongue

big thanks for all the help with it amorti!
Logged
Sugs
Full Member
***
Online Online

Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 151



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2016, 07:19:48 PM »

How about the upper triple tree.  Aftermarket or some stock Suzuki piece?  You should post some pics of the upper, guage cluster and headlight area.  Would be interesting to know how you solved all that.
Logged

1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing - 1990 Honda CB1
a_morti
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: Gibraltar

Posts: 1991



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 04:17:43 AM »

Not sure how I helped but glad to have been of assistance!

Is the front fender safe and secure? Looks like the tyre could hit it under maximum load. If it does it won't just push it up, it'll explode it in splinters of plastic.
Logged

Cam Drive Gear Train Smiley
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 04:54:47 AM »

your asking the right question sugs. i underestimated that part. the gsxr clamp is not an easy shape to mate the gauges with.

i found some stainless steel boat hardware i was able to make work.  a drill and a grinder was all that was needed. its probably not going to win any engineering awards but it works.
using a honda front end seems like it would make this part much easier. hindsight.   
good eye a morti. it rubbed on the first test ride.
took it through some sweepers this afternoon. Shocked. keep in mind my old stuff was thrashed, so some of my amazement might be partly due to that....but worth the trouble i.m.o.

Logged
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2016, 06:51:41 AM »

 yeah a morti the fender was dangerous for sure. when i hit a big enough bump it felt like the front brake was getting squeezed. i moved it up and it seems good. I should take some measurements to be on the safe side. I was planing on it but it worked fine on my latest test so im glad you reminded me.


thanks
Logged
Sugs
Full Member
***
Online Online

Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 151



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 10:17:22 PM »

That's an LSL upper triple, not stock.  Those are made so you can mount bars instead of clip ons on your gsxr.  Not a cheap piece by itself but if you got the whole front end with it for a deal, great.

Maybe a GSXR front fender would be a good idea.
Logged

1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing - 1990 Honda CB1
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 12:51:52 AM »

no it didn't come with the front. lucky find on craigslist. i started with a stock clamp. i was unclear with my words v.s pic. thanks.

i think a gsxr fender would be a good idea, it looks out of place to me though.
Logged
a_morti
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: Gibraltar

Posts: 1991



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2016, 01:19:52 AM »

Maybe stock fender on a hoop a la Ducati sport classic 1000?
Logged

Cam Drive Gear Train Smiley
jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2016, 03:54:56 AM »

I like the look of those. i will try to find something like it that will work on my fork. 

thanks
Logged
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2016, 07:08:24 PM »

what ever happened to the "finish product" on this build?
Logged

jck324
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2016, 01:27:34 AM »

not there yet. i ordered some parts finally.

got an important part today.the dmv sticker.

i got to take a longer ride to some places that inspired me to do the swap.

i have about 200 miles on it and nothing has fallen off.  still waiting for some parts.
 

 


  
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 12:25:47 AM by jck324 » Logged
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!