aaron, um, if youre wondering about how much of a difference it is between the 450 and it, id say not enough. and with there being less spokes than the 450, probably better to run the 450. when i laced mine, i had a 305 hub also, and i chose it that way just for the 4 extra spokes.
i'll weigh it anyway. i just ahd aconversation tonight about 305-vs-350 bike weights. that id really like to know.
I was surprised how much stopping power these bikes can use. With the T-500 I was consistantly out-braking larger bikes with exotic brakes at Frontier Land. The T-500 started working really well during the races.... did you see the stoppies I was doing in the pits? Frontier seems to have really bedded in the shoes well...don't think I've ever really used what the brake had to offer until then.
I was able to out break Roper into just about every corner...not a talent thing, but a brake thing. Coming down the hill I was just about carrying the real wheel as I could hear the rear tire chirping over bumps after a down shift.
Put as much brake on it as you can, might not use it most of the time but on short tracks it's an advantage...might have to do something different with the front springs if they aren't stiff enough to prevent excessive dive though. My next step will be something exotic like a 4LS Gremica....gotta break the T-500 first.
One of the reasons I'm considering new brakes is because of Frontier Land. After you Frank went by i realized after chasing you that you spent a lot less time slowing down then I did. I haven't made any decisions yet but will probably have something new for next season.
You sound like Jeremy. I don't have a 450 drum to sell. I have Honda 450 stainless spokes for an 18 in wheel. I think I need to rewrite that post. Cause your smart and so is Jeremy and you guys didn't get it.
Hello all............recently put a new battery in my 69 cb175. Battery died after a week or so. I only rode it for a total of an hour within that time. It usually takes 6 cranks with starter to get her going so i imagine that's draining the battery significantly. I also have an H4 type bulb...
Is anyone running an older DR650 as a stripped down trail bike or desert sled?
I am currently working on one, and trying to find a good exhaust, tire and seat setup. Open to input and suggestions.
Hey all, new here. Just got myself a 72’ Honda CB100 with a CL100 engine swap. Im replacing the lighting and fenders, but I’m running into an issue with finding compatible lights. Everything that I’ve found that is low profile runs on 12v, but the bikes battery is only 6v. Haven’t done a TON of...
In general, will mounting tires sized (110/90 -18F) and (120/90 – 18R) make a difference one way or another if a bike has tire/rim sizes to accept (100/90 -18 F) and (110/90 – 18 R) stock by the manufacturer? No clearance issues being a prerequisite.
Working on a bike that has a sorted history. Don't know any more about the motor other than it is a '83 or '84 CB or CM 450. Trying to figure out if we need a CDI when rewiring with a Motogadget M Unit?
Would appreciate help as we try to determine a wiring diagram.