1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 12 Aug 2014, 10:47

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration ... on-numbers

Q plates show that the vehicle has been built like a kit car, rebuilt or so heavily modified it's hard to work out what's left of the original. Q plate vehicles are normally a sign that the owner has built it.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby kiwikrasher » 12 Aug 2014, 10:55

Kwacky wrote:https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/q-registration-numbers

Q plates show that the vehicle has been built like a kit car, rebuilt or so heavily modified it's hard to work out what's left of the original. Q plate vehicles are normally a sign that the owner has built it.


Ah right! That'd be a top plate to have then!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby D6 » 12 Aug 2014, 13:02

Isn't it a pain to get insured and sell on when Q plated though.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 12 Aug 2014, 20:39

Sod it. Bought the replacement frame!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Spudda » 14 Aug 2014, 07:33

Does that mean I've got to do some work on Friday now instead of looking at old rusty Japanese bike bits ;)
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 14 Aug 2014, 08:22

Spudda wrote:Does that mean I've got to do some work on Friday now instead of looking at old rusty Japanese bike bits ;)


If your nearby, would still be pretty handy if you could check it out for me. They want 45 feckin quid to deliver it, so I'll come collect it next week
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 23 Aug 2014, 20:21

Back on track!

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby kiwikrasher » 23 Aug 2014, 23:16

jlawie wrote:Back on track!

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So you pretty happy with the new frame?
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 24 Aug 2014, 06:15

All seems good so far!

Guess I'll struggle to tell till I get it blasted though. Sounds solid though
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 24 Aug 2014, 15:06

Quick sand and all looks solid!
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Got carried away after that. Think I'm going to change the route of the build though and fit some clip ons with rear sets!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 02 Sep 2014, 20:54

Stripped down again ready to rip all the old tabs and lugs off

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Frankie » 03 Sep 2014, 17:17

I like the look of what coming here....
Did I miss something, did you manage to get a weld/repair on the old frame, or is that dead now and the new one is in play.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 03 Sep 2014, 20:29

Old frames ready for the tip! Got a replacement luckily.

Odds of getting a replacement were very very low, but luckily people who have them struggle to sell!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 29 Sep 2014, 21:54

No real updates at the moment.

Apart from the old frame being prepared for the tip!

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 01 Oct 2014, 08:04

Good by centre stand!

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 01 Oct 2014, 09:08

Have youj got an aim for date for it to be ready or are you doing jobs on it as the time crops up?
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 01 Oct 2014, 09:44

Kwacky wrote:Have youj got an aim for date for it to be ready or are you doing jobs on it as the time crops up?


Long term project at the moment. Reckon I'm going to be a couple of years on this. Don't really wanna drop much money on it, so its just an as and when jobbie
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 22 Oct 2014, 22:33

Kinda always bugged me how far the bars sat back from the yoke, so I'm messing around with something else.

Picked up a pair of VF750 Interceptor bars. Can see how the two sit side by side.

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Was going to go all out cafe racer style, but as I'm not using rear sets, that's just going to be too uncomfortable! Reckon these will do the job perfectly! Just need a respray.

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Blade » 22 Oct 2014, 23:00

That looks amazing 8) and the bar position looks a good improvement (y)
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 23 Oct 2014, 08:35

Nice idea.
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