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HEY CF!

I started this project about 6 weeks ago and after constantly google searching and ending up on this great forum and wealth of knowledge I decided it was time to join.

Bike as I came to own it:








Recap:
As you can see it was in great shape for its age and ran pretty well. It wasn't road worthy though because the brakes needed tweaking and the front forks leaked pretty bad.

The plan was to find a newer set of forks from a Honda CBR1000RR and any newer rear swingarm where I can swap it to a monoshock set up and eliminate the rear sub frame.

I was gathering a lot of my ideas from the guys at Classified Moto and from looking at other peoples project bikes on here and Pipeburn.com

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The front forks are off (I'll add some pictures soon) in addition to everything that mounts on them obvioiusy (Headlight, gauges, handlebars, etc.)



I bought a 2001 Ducati 748 SSSA after finding out that the pivot mount width was about 1 mm smaller than the stock 1982 swingarm making for a slightly less painful swap. Theres minimal clearance issues that I'm in the process of correcting now and the sprockets need only a minor adjustment to be lined up. Any suggestions on exact angle to place the shock's upper mounts would appreciated. I've been searching this topic a lot but haven't found much.

I just purchased a complete front end off a 2007 Honda CBR1000RR that should be arriving towards the end of the week and I bought the necessary bearings from All Balls Racing to go with them. I'll be using the clip ons and controls from the CBR1000RR as well.

I love hearing other peoples opinions because its definitely helpful so please tell me how I'm doing. I've had plenty of street bikes over the years but this is my first bike build so I'm sure there are things I'm over looking but I'll find those out along the way.
 

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Sounds like you got it all sorted looking forward to seeing how this turns out my dad used to have a similar bike when I was a boy to what you got there. I know you said there's 1 mm difference between swingarms does the wheel align up ok is there any offset at all will you need spacers or anything? I'm was looking to get a sssa for my build but they are few and far between over here I had to get the front end for my build when i was on holiday in Florida I might try and pick up a sssa when I'm back over in April.
Here's a link to my build if you want a look :knucks:
http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65918
 

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I only had the swing arm on quick to check for clearance issues on either side. Still need to find a pivot bolt that will work because the stock one for the '82 is too long. The tire looked like it was center maybe 1 or 2 mm off. Will that much be an issue?
 

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I've heard people have a very difficult time getting this bike to run correctly with the pod filters and the stock carbs so I'm attempting to fab up an airbox that will supply air similar to the stock setup but in about half the amount of space.



Im going to put a mail slot in the lower portion of this box facing the back of the bike with a filter going across the middle. That way the air will still be turbulated and not force feed the carbs at anytime
 

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Looks smart on ther man! I ain't an expert by any means but if it was me I would i would want that swing arm on and the wheel sitting dead on I wouldn't want even 1mm discrepancy, that's part of the reason I haven't got a sssa a lot of working out for me although I'm an engineer I work a month at sea and then a month at home and the wife and boy are always wanting to do stuff when I'm home so don't get much time to work shit out properly and people who have managed to achieve fitting sssa's often ain't very forth comming with information either because they paid an engineering company to do it or they just don't want to give you information. Anyway I'm sure you will work it out no bother bud.
 

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Thanks for the kind words. My plan is to get the swing arm on the pivot mount 100% and then see where I'm at with the wheel being centered and all. I need to start one piece of the puzzle and finish it. Right now I have the fork swap, swing arm swap, airbox modification and battery relocation projects all started. When one gets me frustrated I move on to one of the others for a while.
 

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Looking good man. I have a 81 750F and I have a 79 750F frame that I would like to put a SSA on. These are great bikes. I got around the pods issue with some ignition coils off of a CBR F2 a performance 4-1 exhaust and a little richer jetting. Bike runs great and pulls hard. Keep up the good work!!


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Interesting jmartin. I ordered a four into one exhaust for this already because I bought the bike with a set of aftermarket pipes that didn't fit right. Will the carbs definitely need to be jetted to run right?
 

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A few things you'll need to keep an eye on...

- exhaust & cooler clearance to front wheel & fender
- ground clearance
- chain rubbing swingarm
- chain line vs swingarm position
- sprocket sizing vs chain-to-swingarm clearance
- clip-on clearance to tank
- sturdy shock mounts

The pod filters are only an issue when you use cheap ones... my bike runs like a raped ape with pods.

Where in NY are you? That isn't the Quickcheck in Saugerties, is it?
 

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That was a quick chek down in NJ by RT 80 where I found the bike. Did you jet the carbs yourself for the pods or did you have someone do it? Im guessing you used K&N Pods
 

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While i'm waiting for the forks to arrive I'm trying to decide what type of headlight to go with? traditional single round light? or maybe the lights off the 2011 Triumph Speed triple? That's my other bike so it would be neat if they matched from the front. Any other suggestions??
 

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Forks arrived so i threw them on loose quick for a pic.


The 2007 CBR1000RR stem is the same diameter as the 1982 CB900F but its about a half inch shorter. I think if I shave the inside of the '07s upper triple tree I can gain about a 1/4" back without compromising its strength. The other option would be swapping the stems... Anyone know a way to get them out without damaging the threads?
 

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Thats a really interesting idea, I actually just ordered a hydraulic press to assist with swapping the stems but if that doesnt work out i would try that next.
 

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Forks arrived so i threw them on loose quick for a pic.


The 2007 CBR1000RR stem is the same diameter as the 1982 CB900F but its about a half inch shorter. I think if I shave the inside of the '07s upper triple tree I can gain about a 1/4" back without compromising its strength. The other option would be swapping the stems... Anyone know a way to get them out without damaging the threads?
This is going to look awesome bro
 

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I would have never thought about using a hydraulic jack.

I would swap the stems. That way everything works and looks like it should and you know that its strong.
 
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