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    CB1 - for more fun

    Well, after a false start with an RC36 last week - this one arrived safely today.

    More to follow.

    WW/R

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    Life is a journey, not a destination.

    #2
    I did not have much time to go over it all today, but PO shared some details. Forks have CBR600 internals and Racetech gold valves. The Nitron shock and tires are brand new. Frame, wheels, and other bits have been powder coated already. Lots of great bits in the boxes that came with it, including a pair of really nice condition CBR300r wheels in case I feel like changing things up. Shorai battery is topped up enough that she spins right over. Engine has new gaskets and doesn't leak at all. Unknown real miles. LSL super bike bar conversion...probably some more but it's the right kind of project for me with the workload and load of life I currently have.

    Looking forward to doing something cool with it.

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    Last edited by wildwhl; 01-30-2022, 08:14 PM.
    Life is a journey, not a destination.

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      #3
      OH.HELL.YES.

      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        This will be fun to watch! I also tried the CBR300 route. Ran into some issues that I can't remember off hand. The front wheel is even more narrow than the CB1 wheel. I have a 520 front sprocket and 520 chain if you need it.
        Eric Y.
        NT663 and VFR800
        Yuzon Designworks

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          #5
          Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
          This will be fun to watch! I also tried the CBR300 route. Ran into some issues that I can't remember off hand. The front wheel is even more narrow than the CB1 wheel. I have a 520 front sprocket and 520 chain if you need it.
          Thanks Eric. Came with brand new chain, sprockets, and more. I believe the CBR wheels are 4.0 and 2.75 - vs 4.0 and 3.0 for the CB1 (off top of my head). The 1/4" doesn't really make a difference - probably run a 110 tire on it. Given this came with freshly coated CB1 wheels, fresh bearings, and brand new Dunlop GPR 300 mounted, I'm not likely to change them. But then again, the 5 spoke CBR rims do look kind of cool, and perhaps there is a weight savings (haven't done any research so I don't know).

          This will be a slow burn project. I expect to possibly ride it up and down the street perhaps early summer just to verify the engine's health, and then dive in deep, deep, deep...as time permits.

          WW/R
          Life is a journey, not a destination.

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            #6
            Cool! Towards the final stage, I can make you the missing side cover. I can also make you the rear stand brackets and bobbins for the swingarm. May want this sooner than later for safe bike holding.
            Eric Y.
            NT663 and VFR800
            Yuzon Designworks

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              #7
              Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
              Cool! Towards the final stage, I can make you the missing side cover. I can also make you the rear stand brackets and bobbins for the swingarm. May want this sooner than later for safe bike holding.
              Yep, I'd like one of your side covers. The Swingarm has bobbins already (didn't look how they were done yet).

              Please get a cover going for me - send me an invoice - and as long as it is done by say 2023 some time, we'll be golden!

              WW/R
              Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                #8
                Very cool!

                I recently bought some CB-1 parts at a really nice price and included was some BEET Japanese side covers. Also included was an extra set of front frame covers. So I bough an extra set of engine mounts and I'll paint them all up to match each other and box up the originals.

                BEET.jpg
                "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post
                  Very cool!

                  I recently bought some CB-1 parts at a really nice price and included was some BEET Japanese side covers. Also included was an extra set of front frame covers. So I bough an extra set of engine mounts and I'll paint them all up to match each other and box up the originals.

                  BEET.jpg
                  I just set the included side covers on this nice long aluminum bar I have....hmmmmm.

                  WW/R
                  Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post

                    Yep, I'd like one of your side covers. The Swingarm has bobbins already (didn't look how they were done yet).

                    Please get a cover going for me - send me an invoice - and as long as it is done by say 2023 some time, we'll be golden!

                    WW/R
                    Ok will do. I'll email you about specifics.
                    Eric Y.
                    NT663 and VFR800
                    Yuzon Designworks

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                      #11
                      These are incredible little bikes. I picked one up as a COVID project last January, poured way too much time and money in it, then rode the wheels off it all summer. Incredible handling. And that sound! The 13,500 redline makes it quite a screamer!

                      According to a local racer/coach, the magic is in the 110 front tire. Not wanting to spoil the handling, but still wanting to ‘make it mine’ I located a CB400SF dual disc front wheel, mounted a disc mount equipped Hawk lower slider and boom! Dual discs (only it wasn’t that easy) - along with a ton of other mods/updates.

                      Bill, LMK if i can be of any assistance - although you ARE the grand Pooh-Bah of all things on two wheels.

                      Alas, my garage has runneth over and unfortunately something has to go. Along with the Hawk, my CB900F resto mod is now (somewhat) complete (ie - not leaking from the output seal) and recently a Gen 1 Mini S arrived, so no room in the Inn. The CB-1 will probably be the odd man out. LMK if anyone is looking.
                      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
                        I don't want to admit how many CB-1 I've owned before...and they are great fun (not as much fun as NC29/NC30/NC35 - but close).

                        I'm juggling how stock I want to keep it - but it isn't a near time build anyway. Always can change my mind.

                        Your CB-1, Tom, is great. I remember the photos.

                        Happy Friday everyone.

                        WW/R
                        Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post
                          Well, after a false start with an RC36 last week - this one arrived safely today.

                          More to follow.

                          WW/R

                          IMG_5734.jpg
                          What false start with RC36? Buying one?

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Superdukerider View Post

                            What false start with RC36? Buying one?
                            Had found one, it was rough, but good therapy project for me. Staintune, Ohlins, and more...but I'm glad it fell through.

                            WW/R
                            Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post
                              .

                              I'm juggling how stock I want to keep it - .

                              WW/R
                              Do I get to weigh in on that??
                              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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