yeah..the battery is bum. oh well, it was worth a shot. i think i can get one that will work in the CB through wal mart for like 20bucks. i saw a few, and there was one that appeared to have to have the correct terminal set up. when i get a key made for it, i'll give it a shot with my suzuki's battery. that ones a GS550. my commuter bike, so i'm not really wanting to dump a bunch of custom fabrication or cash into it. just a solid standard there. but i got the CB at an undbeatable deal, i actually haev something that i can build to "play" with. i want to make a rear set for it. i thought i could build some adapter plates to move the pegs more rearward... but the way i was thinking of doing it wont work because of the way the pegs bolt on. i was considering using the passenger pegs to rest my feet on when up to speed. but i would really like to do this up nice. i am actually considering shaving off the portion that the passenger pegs mount to, since i am most likely making a single seater, i could save a few pounds by doing so. yeah, if i go clubman or clip on, i'll need shorter hoses. i'll do some more web searching there, or maybe pop into the ONE local honda motorcycle shop in my area. oh, oops.... there are two in my county. but one is way more concenient. the other is a more performance-esque shop, but i think that they specialize in off roaders and ATVs.if you add clubmans you need what, about a 5 inch shorter cable set?? maybe 6inches less?? i would guess somewhere around there. i have thought about using a different model front end that'll bolt on.... there was a yamaha one that would mate up fine, and still retain the same geometry, with better brake system, and lighter to boot.. donet reacall the model but, i do have it saved in a notedpad document, when i am putting all my notes and tips that people are sharing. there is one used cycle place nearby, and there is a bent bike in auburn (i live in WA). which wouldnt be a bad drive if i can get a grip of usable parts at a decent price. anyone else know of some performance increasing bolt ons? why rebuild the brakes if i can swap them for a better part, and if bought used, possibly even cheaper. i remember the place that is nearby had some pretty cool prices. the downside is, its an outdoor yard...so everything is relatively exposed, and the climate here is rather damp. oh, sorry.... rambling. i tend to do that sometimes. well, thanks again. and thanks to any more info that can be sent this way.