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Author Topic: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport  (Read 38201 times)

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #100 on: Oct 31, 2013, 22:26:45 »
Alright, I was able to get the new fairings installed with only a little drama.  Here they are:





The quality was pretty good - they are definitely much thinner than the stock fairings, and not as flexible.  I suspect they are not ABS plastic.  Still, for the price of one piece of new OEM fairing I received the entire set, so I can't complain too much.  The pieces were prepainted something that looks pretty close to Honda black, which was the base paint coat of the original fairings.

Tail on and test fitting the nose:



Growing pile of old fairings:



Nose in place - this one actually has places to attach the headlight to, ooooh, fancy!  The black smoked windscreen came with the kit, so on it went.



Building up the sides:





Most everything in place:





Ta da!



I also replaced the rear brake pads, and the fronts are next.  The rebuilt fuel pump also has to go back on.  New mirrors and a hydraulic switch to let the rear brake trigger the brake light are en route, and that should get the bike pretty safe on the street.  Thanks to the new fairings I actually have places to mount stock style turn signals on the front of the bike, and may go with that.  I'm having trouble finding aftermarket signals that don't scream "squid" or "I dropped my bike so now I'm a stunter", so suggestions are appreciated.   
DTT Blue (cause Winter is Coming) CB360 Club.

1995 CBR900RR - a winter flip not worth a DTT writeup - Sold

1986 Yamaha SRX600 - mailed to me from California - build coming soon?

1983 VF750F

1976 CB360T

1993 CBR900RR - Sold

1979 CB650 - Sold

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #101 on: Nov 06, 2013, 10:42:34 »
The CB360's been driving me nuts, so I decided to spend a bit of time with the 900 last night.  The first thing I worked on was installing the new OE replica mirrors.  Cleverly, I took no pictures of this.  Just look at the pictures of the old and busted mirrors and imagine them being new and shiny  ;D

Next I attacked the turn signals.  I live in an urban enough environment that turn signals are a must have. 

I dug into my parts bin, and found a pair of Honda Shadow turn signals in plastic chrome.  They fit though, so bling bling I guess?



The rear signals are off of a mid '80s Nighthawk:



Until I can get a new under fender with proper signal mounts, these will do.

As I mentioned, I live in an urban enough environment that signals are important.  The bike did not come with a rear brake light switch, which I feel is a Problem.  I use the rear brake a lot especially when coming up to a light where traffic is stopped, but was getting worried that without a working switch someone would cream me  :P

Step one was trying to find where the switch should plug into.  The factory service manual was extremely unhelpful, bleh, so I dug into the wiring harness. 

Tank and seat off:



Hmm, I'm supposed to put a fuel pump back in this thing too, aren't I?



Found it - buried in the wiring to the CDI box, R/R, fuel pump and fuel pump relay, and rear lights.  Of course, it is a male connector, and the hydraulic brake light switch I picked up also has a male connector.  Doh.



As this is somewhat of a restoration, I didn't want to chop up the stock wiring much more than I had to, so I got back on Ebay and found a good used stock rear brake switch for $5 shipped.  Guess I should have done that first :P  The hydraulic switch will go back into my tool box for the next project. 
DTT Blue (cause Winter is Coming) CB360 Club.

1995 CBR900RR - a winter flip not worth a DTT writeup - Sold

1986 Yamaha SRX600 - mailed to me from California - build coming soon?

1983 VF750F

1976 CB360T

1993 CBR900RR - Sold

1979 CB650 - Sold

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #102 on: Nov 09, 2013, 11:18:03 »
While the CB360 was making me crazy, I dug a bit deeper into the 900 and also reinstalled the fuel pump.

After pulling the air box, the coil packs were removed:



Hey look, the top of the engine!  I had to remove a plastic cover and a rubber splash shield under the coil packs, but here it is:



Note how nicely my spare CBR600 stick coils fit in there.  The stock spark plug wires are stiff and cracking, so I'm going to try an upgrade.  Worst case, I replace the spark plug wires and reinstall the stock coils.

I removed the spark plugs to check them, and they were in hand tight  :o  Yikes!



Here they are:






They look pretty good, but the far left plug (#1 I think?) was a little wet with gas.  I'm not sure if that's just due to what part of the combustion cycle the bike was on or what, but I'll keep an eye on them.

Here's the CBR600 coil wiring harness - to wire up these stick coils, coils #1 and #4 must be connected in series, and then coils #2 and #3 must be connected in series.  Connect the paired up sticks to the stock wiring, and rock and roll!



I have to get some spark plugs - might as well replace them while I'm at it and the gaps look a bit wide to me - and solder up the new coil stick harness.  Hopefully my rear brake light switch will be here soon so I can button up the wiring and ride this thing!

DTT Blue (cause Winter is Coming) CB360 Club.

1995 CBR900RR - a winter flip not worth a DTT writeup - Sold

1986 Yamaha SRX600 - mailed to me from California - build coming soon?

1983 VF750F

1976 CB360T

1993 CBR900RR - Sold

1979 CB650 - Sold

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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  • You can always get it running with time or money.
Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #103 on: Jul 09, 2014, 13:04:48 »
Wow, I've kind of let this thread lapse...

Here are the pictures of it I used to put it up on Craigslist for $2200.  Time to move on to the next project.  If any DTTers in the Ann Arbor / Metro Detroit Michigan area are interested in it, I'm glad to give you preferred pricing  ;D

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/4559468337.html









DTT Blue (cause Winter is Coming) CB360 Club.

1995 CBR900RR - a winter flip not worth a DTT writeup - Sold

1986 Yamaha SRX600 - mailed to me from California - build coming soon?

1983 VF750F

1976 CB360T

1993 CBR900RR - Sold

1979 CB650 - Sold

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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  • You can always get it running with time or money.
Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #104 on: Jul 10, 2014, 00:10:33 »
And the bike sold to the first guy to look at it for full asking price.  I have cheated death again by not getting killed by this road missile...on to next!
DTT Blue (cause Winter is Coming) CB360 Club.

1995 CBR900RR - a winter flip not worth a DTT writeup - Sold

1986 Yamaha SRX600 - mailed to me from California - build coming soon?

1983 VF750F

1976 CB360T

1993 CBR900RR - Sold

1979 CB650 - Sold

Offline EL Sammo

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Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #105 on: Jul 11, 2014, 02:34:44 »
Nice, so the coil over plug conversion worked out well?

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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Re: 1993 CBR900RR - rebuilding an iconic super sport
« Reply #106 on: Jul 11, 2014, 10:36:16 »
Nice, so the coil over plug conversion worked out well?

Actually, the coil over plug units were too tall to allow the air box to fit on top of the cylinder head.  I'm not sure if they changed the motor design with the later 929/1000 models or what.  They plugged in, they worked, I couldn't get the air box or the gas tank back on, whoops! 

I still think that using them on my 360 would have been the best idea  ;D


To wrap up this thread (or not), here's the before and after pictures of the 900:

Before:


After:
DTT Blue (cause Winter is Coming) CB360 Club.

1995 CBR900RR - a winter flip not worth a DTT writeup - Sold

1986 Yamaha SRX600 - mailed to me from California - build coming soon?

1983 VF750F

1976 CB360T

1993 CBR900RR - Sold

1979 CB650 - Sold