90's CB500 build


Been Around the Block
Another couple of months slipped by then....!!
Not so much of a rush anymore as the race meeting I had intended to have it ready for isn't going ahead
But plans have changed a bit as well.....am now thinking about this bike being the prototype for a frame kit for the CB/CBF 500...a road rather than race bike
More on that later.....for now did an engine re fresh and over the next few days will be designing a new air/battery/electrics box....and finishing off the frame
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Been Around the Block
Looking good Rob. Seeing that glove on the floor freaked me out a bit. At first glance it looked like someones hand.


Been Around the Block
I hadn't noticed it in the pic Steve, had me worried too....thought for a moment that I missed a bit when I was disposing of the body....
Anyway, back to the bike....now that its changed from a race/trackday bike to a road one I've made a sort of box that fits inside the frame, it's part airbox, part electrics and incorporates the rear mudguard as well....

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Thats made from bits of scrap sheet (and pretty much a whole tub of body filler)....then taken a mould from it....

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And fitted into the frame....

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And now starting to make moulds for side panels.....one side will give access to the electrics and the other will be inlet to the airbox part....

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Been Around the Block
Finished off the sidepanels.....and took moulds from them....
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But have been having a problem with the exhaust system....I want twin pipes but you can only get 2 into 1's....I don't have the correct size former to bend my own and everyone I've talked to wants vast amounts of money to bend some for me....so made up a set in smaller tubing....it'll do for working out mounting brackets, silencer positioning, sidestand clearance etc and be enough to run the engine for now and I can use them as templates when I eventually open my wallet a bit wider....

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