My 1981 CB900F Restoration

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by AlaskaGriz, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Motowalt

    Motowalt UNSTOPPABLE!

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    Nice work! Congratulations on the restoration. :clap

    I just started on my 82 rescue/resto...let the wrenching begin.
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  2. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Veeeeeery nicely done !
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  3. Chetas

    Chetas n00b

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    Stellar job, Alaska! Looking very smart, yer bike.

    I 'm "starting things" over again, and I'm looking for a nice fixer-upper, like an older CB, GS, etc...

    I came across one just like yours (81 CB900F) for an apparently good price. The cons? Well, needs new battery, and a valve adjustment.

    Now, I am fairly handy at doing small jobs on bikes (did a lot on my Bandit), but never done a valve adjustment. Is it something that can be done easily enough? I have access to manuals and how-to videos. I appreciate your thoughts on that.

    Cheers!
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  4. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    I like the 900F gauges better (even with the 85moh speedo).What do you think of those Vipex shocks? I got an 82 900F thats going to need an upgrade in the near future

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  5. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    I also recently acquired an 82 900F. Or at least that's what I'm told it is. It's mostly bare frame and boxes of parts. If I end up with something half as good as yours looked like before you started your project, I'll be happy.
    It might be a while, I've got two other incomplete projects ahead of it.
    I'll keep dreaming.
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  6. sloater

    sloater Steve Segal

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    Agree with McJamie! Want to echo the comments, you done good gettin' her freshened up. She looks spotless! I inherited a new project of my own and coincidentally lost my weekends for the next 8 months! This is what my 'new' CB900F looked like when I took delivery of her Monday... My buddy assured me all the parts are there if I want to assemble it stock, but I'm looking for a cafe street racer fighter. First go at a build from the ground up, wish me luck. I will need it! :clap

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  7. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    'kinda fork izzat?
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  8. rinomoss

    rinomoss cb900f cafe racer

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    i am in the process of overhauling my 81 cb900f but with limited funds, was the dyna 2000 worth the money in power gain?
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  9. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    For you guys with questions regarding these old DOHC CB750, 900 and 1100F bikes, go here. www.cb1100f.net I've seen Alaska Griz there.
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  10. katum_k

    katum_k n00b

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    Nice work - like the carbs

    I also recently acquired a CB900F, which I will start rebuilding once ive finished my present project, a Z1000J Eddie Lawson Rep
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  11. Buck McCann

    Buck McCann Been here awhile

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    Wow! You have to have the biggest grin every time you ride that bike. With everyone else, beautiful work.
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  12. SoyBoySigh

    SoyBoySigh Constructive-Critic

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    Always loved Griz'z bike. Some of the earliest inspiration for what I was TRYING to do with my 750. A true classic "Super-'F"!

    -S.
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  13. J-Dub

    J-Dub Combat Commuter

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    You know in 30 years someone's going to try to "restore" that back to stock and is gonna be cursing cause he can't find that piece of unobtanium that you threw away! :rofl
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