CB1100F wheel swap

Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Don » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:19 am

If the chain and the brake rotor are lined up correctly left to right, I've gotta believe that the wheel is in the correct place

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Samelak » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:53 am

Everything lined up just fine. I guess I am expecting it to be dead center. The true test will be at 70 MPH down the highway.
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Don » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Post some pictures first . . . . just in case . . . . ;)

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Samelak » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:25 am

I got the front wheel on Saturday. Same deal as the rear, I had to use the stock CBX discs on the wheel. Too bad, I liked the gold painted, swirl cast CB1100F discs The stock spacers/axle/speedo drive worked just right. Unfortunately I was called into work all day Sunday, so no pics just yet.
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Samelak » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:25 pm

Took the CBX out for a nice long drive. No issues or vibrations.

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Rick Pope » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:01 pm

NICE! I love the look of the gold wheels on the black bike. Somehow it looks so much classier than on the red.

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby NobleHops » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:46 pm

Samelak wrote:Took the CBX out for a nice long drive. No issues or vibrations.



WOW Lee, the bike looks great! Fantastic! Great job.

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:50 pm

Beauty, Lee.
I was using 900F dual piston calipers with the gold rotors.
Does your Corbin seat fit okay?
I am still wrestling with mine.
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Don » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:36 pm

Rick Pope wrote:NICE! I love the look of the gold wheels on the black bike. Somehow it looks so much classier than on the red
I agree

Very nice looking bike . . . . the wheels really put it over the top and were a great investment

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Samelak » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:25 pm

The exhaust is a cheap Mac and it's already rusting. I plan on using the original exhaust once I powdercoat it black. The Corbin seat fits alright, but its a tight fit. My next project is to repaint the engine. I think I am going with a 81/82 black engine paint scheme. I'm still up in the air about polishing the silver engine parts or going with gold to match the bike better. I remember coming across a picture of an engine that was painted black, but the owner painted the covers gold. Does anyone have that picture?
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Don » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:03 pm

Samelak wrote:I'm really looking for a wheel set-up I can swap back and forth with from a stock look to custom and then back
It seems you've fallen in love with the look of the 1100F gold boomerangs and maybe you're giving up on ever getting back to the 'stock look?'

I would maybe look into gold plating the valve cover, cam end caps, crank caps and maybe even the timing cover. There are guys who go around to new car lots and they gold plate all the emblems on certain new cars for $10 or $20 . . . . gives them a completely different look. Maybe your parts would have to be chromed first before the gold application, but real gold would certainly go very well with the black engine and your wheels . . . . much better than gold paint, IMO

If you're going to stay full time with the boomerangs, I'd think about upgrading the swingarm, brakes and forks too - Then you could use the 1100F rotors you have that you prefer the look of . . . . plus the bike would handle and stop much better

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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:17 pm

Go with the gold covers instead of the polished look. It will match up better with the wheels, imho.
You would have to get ceramic coating for your exhaust not powder coating, it will not stand up to the heat.
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby Samelak » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:29 pm

I guess I am personalizing the bike a bit, but there are no mods that can't be reverted back. I'm holding onto every stock piece. As for the exhaust, I'm using Eastwood's high temp powdercoat. I have nothing to lose other than $20 for the powder. My stock exhaust is very rusty and I'll do the powdercoat myself. I'm going for a retromod look since I like the mix of old stock looking bikes with other period parts. I probably wouldn't ride the CBX if I restored it back to complete original. Plus CBXs are not cheap to restore as I am finding out.
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby EMS » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:19 am

Samelak wrote: and I'll do the powdercoat myself. .


Wow. :shock: What kind of oven do you have to fit an exhaust in?
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Re: CB1100F wheel swap

Postby EMS » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:43 pm

Bump

EMS wrote:[ . I have a 3.5x18 which came as an extra with a CB1100R and I have no idea what it is originally from. I always thought it was from CB1100RD but it is not, according to the specs.
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Just found out that this is a rare, really rare competition wheel that supposedly was sold only in Australia as an accessory for the R. Said to be worth quite some money.

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