1980 Honda CB900F
|Model Year||Owned Since||Current Odometer
Hi, my name is Ian Fox, from Geelong,
Australia, and this is my 1980 900FA.
It was originally a Police bike, and because they replace the speedo, I have no idea how many Kilometers its done. The speedo on it read 48,000 when I got the bike in from my brother. He had pulled the motor out to do it up, then lost interest and bought a new Fireblade. Lucky me got the CB rolling frame, and a box of motor bits. Did the
head up with new valves etc, and stripped the frame. Replaced head bearings and swingarm bushes, painted the frame red, then put it all back together.
I've put the twin piston brake calipers from an '82 model on the front, retaining my original rotors. Had the seat recovered, and painted the body work a gunmetal grey with about 10 coats of clear on top, but I couldn't justify the AU$300 for a decal kit. Did a heap of alloy polishing too :)
Full story here: http://www2.deakin.edu.au/studio/bikes/MB01.htm
I've had it on the road for just on a year now, and use it almost daily. I bought a Silver one new in 1980, and it was the best bike I've had (should never have traded it for that GPZ1000RX!), so I just had to take this one when it was offered. The price was right too-free :)
Thanks for putting this site together. There's some truly remarkable bikes here.
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