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Author Topic: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica  (Read 4059 times)

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2019, 22:57:55 »
Teazer - I might just put the battery under the seat as you suggest. If I was keeping the bike for myself, I would have it come out the top of the seat, it's a classic endurance race design that I love, but maybe the cleaner look would be easier for resale.

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2019, 23:26:51 »
I am really enjoying this project, great work. For me a clean look is best for resale, most people will not be thinking of how to change the battery when they first see the bike

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2019, 19:42:11 »
Finally got some time to work on this project again. I got the tank pieces fitted and ready to be tacked together. (hopefully this week). And, my fuel filler arrived! I had a choice if this 80mm one or a larger 105mm one. I picked the small one, but now I wish I had picked the larger one. Oh well.

This is what a days work will get you. I started this morning digging up material, did all the programming, and milling, lathe work, tapping holes, and was done by about 3pm.

The front will get one of those one way vent valve thingies.

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #53 on: Jun 11, 2019, 18:51:32 »
Finally got back to doing some more work on this project. I built a painting stand to paint the wheels. The stand makes it really easy to spin the wheel and get even paint coverage. Much easier than hanging them.
The yellow is an aluminum primer.

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #54 on: Jun 11, 2019, 18:56:43 »
Someone commented that I had way more equipment than the average builder, so I decided to make this rear caliper bracket by hand. (Well, truth be told I did use a drill press and a band saw. But, as a youngster, I  made lots of parts like this with a hacksaw, angle grinder, and hand drill.
With some patience you can get pretty close to CNC quality just cutting it within 1/32"-1/16" and hand filing the rest of the way.
If you look back to the first picture of the rear wheel you will notice a HUGE rear disk that came on the GS500. The RG250 had the same bolt spacings, so I ordered a rear disk from that bike. Much smaller and lighter.
« Last Edit: Jun 11, 2019, 18:59:46 by Rick4004 »

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #55 on: Jun 11, 2019, 19:02:40 »
I thought I'd take a shot of the tank template that I made before I threw it out. If you can make it out of cardboard, it will be easier to make in aluminum. If you can't make it in cardboard without creasing or tearing the cardboard, then that means you are going to have to stretch/shrink the aluminum in those areas.

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #56 on: Jun 11, 2019, 19:04:23 »
Overall view of the bike so far. I don't like the look of the CBR600F4 fender, so I think I'll have to make one to fit.

Offline Special K

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #57 on: Jun 11, 2019, 19:29:46 »
I am really enjoying this thread!
Keep up the good work Rick!

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #58 on: Jun 11, 2019, 21:48:22 »
It's very enjoyable watching your work! 
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Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #59 on: Jun 17, 2019, 20:16:51 »
I am going to try to make RCB half fairing from aluminum. I needed a windshield to start from so I didn't have to try to make something fit afterwards. I was going to use one from an NS400 since I have an NS windshield and fairing mounted on another bike, and I was going to use that as a starting point. Until I priced out an NS400 windshield. $190USD from Gastaffson windscreens. With shipping thats around $275 CDN. Too much for this cheap ass Scottsman.

I had seen these little quarter fairings all over the internet, especially on Alliexpress for $35-$40USD, and there was one available on Amazon.ca for $60 CDN with shipping. I figured for that much I'd order one and if I didn't use the windshield for this project, I'd use the whole fairing on some other project.

I was pretty happy with the quality for $60. The main body as ABS or polycarbonate, and it is smooth and well finished. The windshield looks like an injected molded acrylic or something. I think I can use it as the basis for my half fairing.