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It’s been 3 years since I bought this tired old 1982 Honda CB900. When I first purchased it I thought I would dig into the build right away, but for various reasons it’s simply been sitting in the back of the shop waiting for it’s time. It wasn’t completely forgotten about though. Over this time I’ve (mostly) designed and thought through the direction I want to take this project and gradually sourced a lot of the parts and conversion components, ready for the right time to officially break ground.
It felt great to finally get it up on the stand and start stripping the filthy old girl down. The first stage of the build was to get the front and rear end swaps done so that I could plan the rest around her new, modern stance.
Front end is from a Yamaha R6 and the swingarm is off of a Suzuki TL1000S (opted to keep stock dual shock set-up, but went for the Ohlins upgrade). I hunted around for wheels, not wanting the “typical” CBR / sport bike wheels that end up on these bikes and managed to pull together a set of new Braking B-One wheels, which I think suit it perfectly. She’ll get some sweet new CR carbs, completely re-worked and updated electrical system and much more… Lots more to do, but it’s coming together nicely so far.
Still working out the bar mount situation, but have it mocked up with an old GPR steering stabilizer from a KTM EXC (hence the orange) and liking this setup.