1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

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1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 07 May 2014, 20:18

So, about time I posted this project up here!

Was kindly given a 1983 CB1000 Custom towards the end of last year. Been sat outside in the rain without a cover for over 5 years. Started and ticked over very occasy, but nothing otherwise!

Its a US import only. 10 speed shaft drive monster! Only in production for a year, so pretty rare over here. So...chop the hell out.of it!

Day I collected..
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Working out shock lengths
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Shocks on, frames chopped
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New tank and bars
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Stripped further!
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And tonight's purchase! CB1100F front end. Braided hoses, Nissin master cylinder and uprated springs
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Lots still to come!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Stew » 07 May 2014, 20:24

Looks interesting, keep posting :)
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 07 May 2014, 22:10

Yeah, agreed, that looks very promising.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby D6Nutz » 08 May 2014, 10:38

Liking the look of that, I would love to be able to do a project bike at some point..

I have to say, that bikes in pretty good nick considering it's been sat outside for that long..
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Stew » 08 May 2014, 14:01

10 speed ? haven't seen that before
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 08 May 2014, 15:43

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CB900C

Not many people know they even exist to be fair!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Monty » 08 May 2014, 16:53

Really liking the look of that, is it going to be a single seat?
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby kiwikrasher » 08 May 2014, 17:05

Thats starting to look mean as! Looking forward to follow this custom build!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby D6Nutz » 08 May 2014, 19:54

Stew wrote:10 speed ? haven't seen that before


That would do your nut in.. I have enough trouble remembering which gear I'm in with only 6 gears to worry about.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby kiwikrasher » 08 May 2014, 21:08

jlawie wrote:http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CB900C

Not many people know they even exist to be fair!


Thats quite an interesting read.. cheers mate!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 08 May 2014, 22:03

First custom build hurdle....steerer tube on the new forks is too short! Doh!

Time to find a machine shop and get them pressed out
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Stew » 08 May 2014, 22:15

Its good innit ? I find half the fun of doing this is the research, tracking down obscure websites in Japan etc and scouring Ebay for some part that you reckon only you knows the worth of and hoping to god someone desnt beat you to it, once mine's done I think I will be looking for another, not sure what, probably another kwak tbh, looking forward to seeing how this turns out :)
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 08 May 2014, 22:33

I've got loads of links for obscure Japanese websites if you want?
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Stew » 08 May 2014, 22:54

The only one I know is this one really, but its very good
http://japan.webike.net/
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 09 May 2014, 06:52

http://www.cmsnl.com/

That's been my go to
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 05 Aug 2014, 22:07

Latest update....

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Itchy » 05 Aug 2014, 22:14

Oof!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 05 Aug 2014, 22:18

I think that needs replacing.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Monty » 06 Aug 2014, 00:01

T-Cut?
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby rocket » 06 Aug 2014, 06:42

Change holder????
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
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