Cafe racer. (Not a cbr 1000 but question about using parts)
I've had dirt bikes and have rode others, but my very first street bike back in 1990 (I'm aware most here weren't born yet) was a 1982 Honda CM450E
Over the last few years I've realized that a modded CBR1000RR in a city (500k+ population) with city streets ranging from 25mph - 45mph (most 30-40) riding around on a bike that can do entire city (including highway 65mph limit) in first great without breaking a sweat is a bit of overkill. I have since been looking for something more suited for the streets, either a 600 (any make just something for sensibility/can have a passenger) or doing a cafe racer. But what? Well, go back to roots.
I've searched high and low to find my first bike (just year and make, not actually hunting down MY FIRST BIKE)
Last week it fell in my hand by no other means but "hey, what's in the background of that picture of your bike?"
Fast forward a couple days and I'm Google-n pictures of it "cafe-d out" and I come across a picture with what appeared to be sitting on either a cbr600 or cbr1000 suspension. Full. Forks, rims, swing arm, breaks... full load.
I'm waiting on my Carrozzeria rims to come in for my RR7 so I'll have a set of stocks laying around. I can fab a rear with no problem, but I'm concerned with the trouble of how the triple would fit the front.
If it will be easy, I'll either hunt down in pieces the suspension parts, or hunt down 600/1000 wrecked or blown motor for donor posts.
D&D slip on
Driven racing steal 530 17/42.
Driven racing pair block off.
Power Commander 5.
Power Commander Auto Tune add on.
Gutted intake box.
K&N track only filters (elimates stock Venturi restrictors).
Stock suspension set up to my weight and riding position.
Aftermarket plastics from auctmart.
Waiting on Carrozzeria rims.