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Offline Bobert

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My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« on: October 20, 2013, 10:14:07 pm »
Picked this up Thursday 1980 CB900 (LOL friends calling it the BEAST) lots to do, lots to learn, lots to dream about...but hey spring is a few months away....tick, tock
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 01:30:28 am »
:pop these are really cool old bikes. There is a lot of directions you can go with if you are going for a custom look as well. If you have questions about it just ask. Also parts are available about everywhere for them.

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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 04:18:16 am »
nice, that's a CB900C with a dual range gearbox ..... Those are good old bikes ! I used to own one for many years ....
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 08:57:28 am »
Very nice man! Seat looks very comfy too

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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 10:32:39 am »
:pop these are really cool old bikes. There is a lot of directions you can go with if you are going for a custom look as well. If you have questions about it just ask. Also parts are available about everywhere for them.

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I am sure I will have lots of questions


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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 10:35:07 am »
nice, that's a CB900C with a dual range gearbox ..... Those are good old bikes ! I used to own one for many years ....
Seems like it will be a great project. I read up on it before I got it and I said to the owner 10 speed right? And they looked at me like I was nuts and I showed them that's what the other shifter was for. Of course the actual foot part has been removed but it's still a 10 speed if I find another pedal to go on it


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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 10:35:53 am »
Very nice man! Seat looks very comfy too
Very comfy since I have not learned to ride yet I did take a nap on it lol


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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 01:08:25 pm »
 :21 Sweet looking ride.Nice score.
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 04:51:37 pm »
LOVE old CB' s  :21
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013, 09:36:22 pm »
Update
   I have started the tear down and wow this bike was built by monkeys....most of the bolts cross threaded, screws stripped, wires hacked and taped together, missing parts, frame has been burnt, and vin numbers not matching.
  I must be imagining all of this cause when I bought this from a DR he said he was original owner,never dumped, and never had any problems O yeah and all original. :banghead
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 04:45:55 am »
Oh man!! Been through a few like that.


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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 06:47:51 am »
Welcome to the wonderful world of motorcycle repair. Hopefully your hands are small enough to get to all of it.
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 09:32:49 pm »
Welcome to the wonderful world of motorcycle repair. Hopefully your hands are small enough to get to all of it.
Thanks-Ive already got my hand stuck a few times, especially trying to get carbs off-that was tight
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2013, 02:42:54 am »
If you're talking about a VIN numbers not matching because the engine serial number and frame serial number are different that may be normal.  I know for certain that on Suzuki's of that era the engine and frame numbers didn't match from the factory.  Can anybody confirm whether old Honda's did?

(Note: this would be a great question for a specialist forum just for old CB's)

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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 01:39:16 pm »
Really nice bike.  Keep at it, you will have it going in no time.  It seems like you still have a lot to work with there.
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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 07:22:20 pm »
Really nice bike.  Keep at it, you will have it going in no time.  It seems like you still have a lot to work with there.
Thank you
  I am stripping down now and hope to start building back up in a couple weeks.
Anyone know a Cheap place for tire mounting?
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My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2014, 02:25:17 pm »
Bring it over to the house. I'll knocking out.
And Chris us right. The motor and frame numbers should not match.


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Re: My first restoration project--1980 CB900
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2014, 11:48:28 am »
Have you turned the engine over yet, or is the electrical to frazzled?  If not I would hand turn it to make sure it's free. 
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