Found this nice '78 and now the resurrection begins...

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Re: Found this nice '78 and now the resurrection begins...

Post #76 by desertrefugee » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:04 pm

Love those F models. Ever since the "original" SOHC Supersport. I registered over there. Maybe they'll accept a CBX'er. It's essentially an F anyway...

Thanks for the link!
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Post #77 by tomk1960 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:35 am

desertrefugee wrote:Love those F models. Ever since the "original" SOHC Supersport. I registered over there. Maybe they'll accept a CBX'er. It's essentially an F anyway...

Thanks for the link!


A bunch of guys on the 1100F forum have CBX's. Your CBX is the 6 cylinder big brother to our DOHC's and is highly coveted. Come on over!
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Post #78 by rcmatt007 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:06 am

the gold wheels really set off the gold pinstriping. nice work
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Post #79 by tomk1960 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:49 pm

I finally got the front end back together and on the bike. Disassembly, cleaning, pulling those stubborn fork seals, powder coating, and rebuilding took all the time. Sliding the tubes in and bolting on the 900C fender and wheel took no time at all. Like they always say - it's all in the prep.

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Next will be the calipers and rear fender.
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Re: Found this nice '78 and now the resurrection begins...

Post #80 by desertrefugee » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:59 pm

I love that 900C fender. I used one too. Perfect match for a sport GL1000. I bought it with the intention of painting it black, but the chrome was so nice with no rust even underneath that I used it in chrome instead.

Looks like you got a really nice specimen, too.
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Post #81 by Hanslehoff » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:20 pm

Looking really good! Loving the gold wheels and rotors

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Re: Found this nice '78 and now the resurrection begins...

Post #82 by TorontoGL » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:46 pm

go for it, love the colour
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Re: Found this nice '78 and now the resurrection begins...

Post #83 by tomk1960 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:05 pm

More progress...

Brakes are all set front and back, rear fender installed, handlebars, controls, and grips all in place. There are a few mods that should be obvious.

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Time permitting, the carbs will go back on this weekend and then I just have to adjust the valves, install fresh valve covers and gaskets, install the Harley take-off mufflers, and button everything up. My goal is to finish by the end of the month, so I might just make it. ;)

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