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    CB1

    I saw this bike featured in the latest issue of Practical Sportbikes. This is a nice modernization of an already cool bike.
    https://www.bikebound.com/2020/09/27...cb-1-restomod/
    ASMA #139

    #2
    Looks like it was built on a budget, but they got the most bang for the buck they could. Looks pretty good. I'd ride it, maybe. That tail just looks a tad tall and high for a day ride, but it follows the tank likes.
    B. B+ if I get a taste.

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      #3
      what's the point of increasing unsprung weight and putting a front end from an 180mph superbike on a bike that won't do much over 115 ?
      squirrelman
      Elite Hawker and Carburetor Master
      Last edited by squirrelman; 11-08-2021, 05:28 PM.
      "It's only getting worse."


      MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

      Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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        #4
        I think they did a great job on the styling, it is seamless. It is a great build, one of the nicest I’ve seen on that model.

        That said, I am always a bit disappointed at such thorough builds that don’t feature a corresponding performance upgrade. I get to the engine spec and all it says is it’s got pods and “is basically stock”. Makes my semi wilt back down like a flower on a frosty morning.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
          what's the point of increasing weight and putting a front end from an 180mph superbike on a bike that won't do much over 115 ?
          I'm guessing that front end is probably lighter than the stock CB1 or at the very least about the same given it has an extra rotor and caliper. And it gives you full adjustability.
          sears

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            #6
            Is the stock CB1 front a 'modern' size? New whole front instead of making the F2 front work? I'm sure the R1 front end I swapped on the VFR is heavier than stock, but I get modern brakes and suspension too.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Yoshihns View Post
              Is the stock CB1 front a 'modern' size?
              3" front wheel running a 110/70 - 17" tire if I recall correctly.

              ASMA #139

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Talon View Post

                3" front wheel running a 110/70 - 17" tire if I recall correctly.
                The size the Hawk should have received stock.
                "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post

                  The size the Hawk should have received stock.
                  Amen to that.
                  ASMA #139

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