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Chassis and Frame


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Post by spitonyourgrave22 on Sat 30 Oct 2010, 5:21 am

The CB has very much a relaxed driving position, which is good for commuting and long times in the saddle.
You can however fit handlebars which change the characteristics of the bike, cheaply and effectively.
Flat bars lean the user forward, which puts more weight on the front wheel, increasing turn in speed. Renthal has always been the leader of aftermarket handlebars, and you can buy thenm relatively cheaply. They come in a tarty range of colours to suite your tastes. There are cheaper versions available, but they are of inferior build quality, so vibrate more and weaken over time.

If the flat bars are still too upright for you, you can fit clip on bars for that sportsbike feel.
The CB5 uses 37mm clip ons, available from Woodcraft. Steep price, however.

Rear Shocks
There isn't a lot of choice of shocks for the CB. The obvious choice for many is Hagon. These are superior over the standard shocks, and cost only £100 for both.
There are other options available, but they cost a lot more money.

Fork Springs
The CB was designed to be a competant commuter, so many owners find the front springs too soft. This is easily remedied by upgrading the springs to Hagon Progressive springs, which change their rebound depending on how much pressure is loaded on the spring. Nifty idea. From around £70

Fork Oil
If you are going to bother replacing your fork springs you might as well change the oil. Upgrade to a high quality fork oil, for more composure. getting more viscous oil then the reccomended rating stiffens the front end even more, and coupled with progressive springs transforms the bike.

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