i was thinking i was all alone in the corners department for a bit! glad to see others enjoy it as well.
i was really surprised by the cb500 handling compared to my experiences with the 750 which felt a bit unstable lots of frame movement when flipping and took a long time to settle into the corner. the 500 flicks back and forth with little to no upset. i would love to swap over to a mono shock, and inverted front forks, but i can imagine getting every thing dialed back into would be a nightmare. my r6 track bike was no fun, if you weren't going balls out you had to really hold it down to get it to corner. where as the old zx7 just fell in, set there till you came out, a much more confident feeling, very solid and planted.
ive been working on another cb500, big bore kit, 17"rims laced to the stock hubs, duel disk set up, etc, the frame doesnt seem to be an issue but the pipes and kick stand mount have to be delt with. im curious as to how it will corner, it will deffenatly need the rear lifted a bit, and the forks stiffened, then a damper, i already fixed some of the weak points of the frame and braced up a bit. now if i can con "oldskool" into building me a tank... any ideas on tucking the exhaust out of the way?