I was thinking about Jag's application, but on a Rickman they would be totally legal until someone worked out that they weren't ;-) Caps over teh top caps are not hard but that fat axle might be a bit of a giveaway. Well maybe not. perhaps you could machine smaller hex on the ends to make it look like an old small diameter axle. OK, so that's a bit of a stretch but for Jag's bike a complete R6 front end might be a possibility. Obviously he'd have to measure things and work out the impact of a very different set of triples than stock SOHC.In my case they aren't class legal for the AHRMA class the bike they would be intended for. Besides I have been working on a set of kh500 forks in secret for this project with disc brakes.
I know the brake stuff is totally incompatible, but I'm pretty sure the axles are the same diameter, which is all I need to be able to make it work with the right discs. Not certain if I will need spacers on the disc, or the caliper. Should know next week.Generally comstar and wire wheel stuff does not mix.
Yes anything can be made to work with anything, but there is not real benefit.
There is no way I could vote against Honda boomerangs. Especially in gold.
Dipping my toe in carefully here.Found a GL front end semi local. Doesn't solve many problems, but is progress.
I plan to be in the garage Thursday-Sunday thrashing on some of the bikes and trying to button stuff up.
The goals for the weekend.
-finish the chopper
-service the 1100f
-hopefully have parts to put on the seeley.
i know my 1973 C10 is going to have to go to make room and raise money. The 1100f might go too.
between moving to albany, looking for a new job and just generally having to many toys it's hard to get through everything.
Yep there are lots of those and so is the one in the photo. Number plate removed for a weekend at Spa Francorchamps.I do not think the frame was originally plated, but need to dig into it a little bit more before knowing for sure.
there seem to be a few different options to "build" this frame into. Still not 100% sure what it will be yet.
one thing is for sure that this will be a street bike.
Grest numbers!Got it, the one in the photo made over 90hp at the back with 838cc.
im not looking forward to much here....
holding together well?
Yep the engine hung together.
The engine is F2 bottom end with earlier top (easier to tune). The F2 bottom end is the strongest of the sohc cb750's. The crank was lightened, machined over and polished. Carrilos fitted. Sump extension (RSC kit). Megacycle cam, Tsubaki cam chain, big valves, lightened rockers, 838cc JE Pistons, chambers reshaped, head skimmed to achieve 12:1 (skinny base gasket and copper head) and squish created (can't remember the figure sorry but it wasn't very tight). Inlet ports opened up and Keihin CR33's fitted. A lot of work in the exhaust ports too. Used Porche timing chain for the primaries which is fantastic quality and low stretch. Barnett race clutch with an extra plate. All the bearings replaced!
Actually its not that special but its full solid roller and pre stretched. Its also full side plate. Its the chain used to link the cams (I think 911, would need to dig deep into my note to confirm), we came across some odd lengths so used it with rivet links. Plate thinkness is about the same as Honda. That engine in question was built in 2007/8 and have noticed a few companies selling better than OEM chains, CycleX and Dynoman (I think) which are pre stretched, I haven't used these so cant really comment. Seems to remember a few guys converting to Hyvo chains using a mix of Hondamatic cb750 crank and Goldwing mainshaft much modified.Nice set up.
Tell me more about the porch timing chain thing. Im familiar with the other mods, but not that one.