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    New member in need of advice & parts.

    Hello. I am new to this site. I have loved cafe bikes for years and I finally got a bike worthy of being turned into a cafe racer. I just bought a Honda CB500 that some tard put some extended forks on. Does anyone know where I could get some stock length forks? Also I need the whole front brake master cylinder setup. There is no lever, no cylinder, no nuthin. Does anyone sell this as a complete set or will I need to figure out the individual parts and try to find them. I am new to motorcycles in general and specifically old Hondas so any help, links, advice, or anything else is greatly appreciated.


    Edited by - 71 CB500 on Feb 16 2006 01:24:30 AM

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    Choppers Rule! Leave it the way it is!

    Just kidding. If no one on the board has any of this stuff, try ebay. You'll be able to find everything you need. Forks from a 500 or 550 will be the same. Brake master cylinders/levers can also be had from cb350, 360, 400, 450, 750. Pretty sure they're all the same. Also look for the master cylinder rebuild kit. Often a used MC will leak.

    Good luck
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    Hey looks like a nice score and very complete would make a nice cafe bike.
    Like JD said E-bay is your friend for stuff like this
    what did you give for that bike ?
    good luck with your project

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    Install some clip'on bars so you can slide the forks up in the trees about 12"....as a bonus you'll have two good places to hang a helmet.

    When you get a stock front end. Put a 1" spacer above the fork spring and change the fork oil to 20wt.... you'll be glad you did. Makes them behave so much nicer.
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    Thanks for the info. Im glad that I can use the forks off of a 500 or a 550 and the master cylinder from a 750. It seems like there are a lot more parts around for the cb750 so parts interchangability is a good thing. I paid 750.00 for the bike. It seems like a great deal to me.


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    yah, not too bad. its defnitely clean. and if the pipes are good, theyre worth it. i have a buddy looking for a tnak and seat if you come across one. a clean setup. your bike should be a looker when yer done. if you pull the pipes and want to sell em, and theyre not totally shot, drop me a note.

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    Nice bike. Save that 4-4 exhaust!

    Pity about those forks...no fork brace either, eeeegh. Bet that's fun in the corners.

    Check http://ricepaddymotorcycles.com/ if ebay doesn't work out. I know they have the parts you need.



    Honda go sideways!

    Edited by - krapfever on Feb 21 2006 10:43:26 PM

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