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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 11-03-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Sloppy Seconds - Seb's CB900F build

Won't officially be in until I pick the bike up this weekend. Picking up this '81 CB900F in Rochester Saturday.








Sloppy Seconds, because I have a crapload of parts littering my garage that should slot right onto this thing somehow. And half the parts came from Paul.

Not sure yet if I'm going to do a retro-superbike thing, or make it into a bobber. Either way, it's getting a front and rear suspension and wheel swap, and a paint job.

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Forgot to mention it's not running right now, hasn't run about 3 years & hasn't been started in about 1 year. Bought it based on the pics alone, hope it pans out!

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Default Re: Sloppy Seconds - Seb's CB900F build

Here's a couple photoshopped examples of the retro-superbike look I might be going for.





I will be attempting to install a 900RR swingarm and rear wheel in the back in conjunction with a monoshock conversion using an Ohlins shock from my old track bike. Up front, I'll be running a stem-swapped 900RR fork set with F3 17" wheel & LSL top triple.

I have a really sweet idea for a paint job on the tank, but it wouldn't look right on a superbike. Hence the thought of building a bobber, just so I can justify using my paint idea.

Swingarm & forks...




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Or do I make something like this?


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Couldn't resist seeing it in red... me likey


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I'm liking the looks & idea of this thing:

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...aaand, it's home. Will get it unloaded, make a better assessment of it and take new pics with paper in the morning.

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Got the bike unloaded, took pics, and gave it a bath.

Looks like it needs a valve cover gasket.








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Gas tank has a bit of rust inside, and the header needs a repaint. Motor could use some touching up, will clean it and see what the S100 does for it first.

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It's alive! Pulled off the pods and the old battery, stuck in a spare battery. Quick shot of starter fluid in each carb and it fired right up!

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