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Starish
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Subframe mods....

Post by Starish on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 3:49 pm

a guy i know has a yamaha 400cc streetfighter, with an old school R1 back end...
are there any similar mod's for the cb? what bikes can be used? hornet?cbr?
i have a lot of ideas in ma head but right now there just ideas...

thanks afro
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Slippery2009
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Post by Slippery2009 on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 2:22 pm

Was looking to do a tail mod myself, wanted to shorten the tail but keep the original seat and grab rail, but when I took the tail peice off found it covers a massive hinge for the seat and also acts as spacers on the shock mountings. If you've got your own welding kit then happy days. I haven't, so it put me off Smile Sticking to a flat black respray with some number panels!
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JtheB
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Post by JtheB on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 5:34 pm

Currently looking at doing exactly this, along with a respray, over the winter season, ready for our first guests here next April/May. Watch this space!

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JtheB
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Post by JtheB on Sun 16 Oct 2011, 11:01 am

Just got a mock up photo of the new back end that we've got planned for the CB. It involves some subframe shortening and re-welding, cutting down the seat pan and refoaming/covering the seat (roughly the same shape as a Ducati Monster seat), and fabricating an electronics undertray, which will also house the rear light and indicators. I think it's going to look superb...
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Starish
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Post by Starish on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 10:58 pm

put up pics of your progress...sounds like it'll look great
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JtheB
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Post by JtheB on Sat 22 Oct 2011, 6:28 am

Well, here's the pic of the mock up (minus the respray).
Unfortunately, we've also now had an estimate for the cost. Looks like having a unique bike ain't a cheap venture.

Watch this space...
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davetheworv
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Post by davetheworv on Sat 22 Oct 2011, 6:41 pm

no exclusivity never comes cheap. lovely looking bike to, good luck
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Starish
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Post by Starish on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 12:38 pm

that looks great...keep us posted on the progress
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JtheB
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Post by JtheB on Sun 27 Nov 2011, 9:57 pm

Work on the CB (see above) will be starting soon: I rode it over from France to the builders, Spirit of the Seventies in Kent last week.
I'll post updates as I get them.
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Post by andycamaro on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 2:57 pm

if i remember correctly on the old msn site someone had an R1 tail mounted on the CB5 not sure how far they got, apart from mounting the tail plastics.

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