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    So then this happened...

    A recent discussion on the linked thread (below) kinda lit a fire under me.

    https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...9-honda-cb750k

    So after some searching, this found a home in my (overstuffed) garage (sometimes I think I need my head examined). 1982 CB900F. Oil starved engine (but came with a second lump of unknown history), so trying to develop a plan of attack. Frame is in very good condition (even the battery mount is relatively free of corrosion). Tank has some light internal rust but is in very good shape for being 37-years old. Tins and rear cowl look acceptable. Carbs? Well, they can't be much more difficult than the Hawk's (except there's twice as many). I look at this as a l-o-n-g term project, attacking the chassis and a move to 17-in CBR wheels, F3 forks (may have to go to a GPS speedo - hell the OEM is an 85 mph part anyway - and I think the bike has potential to eclipse that number) and F3 swingarm (going to stick with the twin shocks by adding mounts) among others as I start the engine rebuild process.

    Fast Freddie? You bet...

    IMG_2014.jpgIMG_2015.jpgIMG_2016.jpgIMG_2017.jpg
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    Last edited by flyinelvis; 04-05-2019, 08:34 AM.
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    Looks awesome!

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      #3
      I love the look of those bikes, especially with the bikini fairing, like the Nighthawk S. Keep us posted.
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        #4
        Originally Posted by melmsrt4 View Post
        ...Keep us posted....
        HA! Check back w/me this time next year...
        This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

        Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

        Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

        Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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          #5
          IIRC there is a tab on the bottom of the carb bowl that restricts adjustment of the pilot screw.
          When you have the carbs apart for rebuild grind or file the tab to allow adjustment of the pilot screw.

          Back in the day I owned a 900F that started life looking like yours but didn't stay that way for long.
          Will have to look for a picture(s) and post.
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            #6
            Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
            IIRC there is a tab on the bottom of the carb bowl that restricts adjustment of the pilot screw.
            When you have the carbs apart for rebuild grind or file the tab to allow adjustment of the pilot screw.
            Good info. I'll look into it. A ton more available on the cb1100f.net site.

            Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
            Back in the day I owned a 900F that started life looking like yours but didn't stay that way for long.
            Will have to look for a picture(s) and post.
            I'd be very interested in pics of your F. I will retain the "stock" appearance, as I feel this is one of the most iconic bikes that Honda ever produced. However, there is always room for improvement (ie, shocks, wheels, radial tires, bars, pegs - the list goes on and on). I have a long way to go ($$$)...

            This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

            Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

            Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

            Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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              #7
              900F pictures

              Kerker exhaust
              Honda rearsets sold as an accessory
              BMW lower handle bar
              Cafe fairing
              Dunlop K591(?) tires
              custom paint

              I don't remember doing anything to the suspension, brakes, etc.
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              TRUTH

              It is more important now than ever.

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                #8
                My ex boss had a hotted up 1100.Like Ziggy said....the old carbs have the thing over the pilots just like my FT500 did.A bank is easy peasy.......just 4 of them.Not as hard as VFR carbs to handle. Sync in the linkage I think.I worked on a 900f.....everything was gummed up.....calipers MC's forks....guy brought it in for a refresh......cost him like $1800

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                  #9
                  Here is your swingarm
                  https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CB750F-CB900...oAAOSwTmtaSm-o

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by joel View Post
                    Here is your swingarm...
                    Ha! Thatís more than I have in the entire bike!

                    F3 swinger, bearings and spacers on the way, as is a set of F3 forks and wheels. That should keep me busy for a bit...

                    This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

                    Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

                    Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

                    Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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                      #11
                      Nice! Thanks for the pics. One that got away...

                      Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
                      Kerker exhaust
                      Honda rearsets sold as an accessory
                      BMW lower handle bar
                      The exhaust will be a while in coming. Not a lot of new and affordable 4 into 1ís these dayz. I have a set of refurbed OEM lattice rearsets to mount up. And Iím going to mockup with a set of old Renthal superbike bars.

                      Patience is a virtue - of which I have slim to none...
                      This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

                      Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

                      Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

                      Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by joel View Post
                        Sanctuary!

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by flyinelvis View Post
                          Nice! Thanks for the pics. One that got away...



                          The exhaust will be a while in coming. Not a lot of new and affordable 4 into 1ís these dayz. I have a set of refurbed OEM lattice rearsets to mount up. And Iím going to mockup with a set of old Renthal superbike bars.

                          Patience is a virtue - of which I have slim to none...



                          https://japan.webike.net/products/23642781.html

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                            #14
                            1.5k pipe 1.8k swingarm keep em coming.
                            "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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                              #15
                              link to listing for Mac Performance, Vance and Hines exhaust systems.

                              https://www.motorcycleid.com/1981-ho...sport-exhaust/
                              TRUTH

                              It is more important now than ever.

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