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Offline kevski

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Superfour clean up
« on: April 01, 2021, 08:01:53 PM »
Not going mad with this, decided to clean the super four up as the frame is very rusty at the rear wheel area, stripped it a fortnight ago degreased it took it for bead blasting and powder coat last week, collected frame yesterday and put the motor in this evening along with headstock races. [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 08:26:44 PM »
Good work, nice bike and great engine on those. 

They just look so good as a whole design, reminiscent of American superbike race series.

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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 10:09:10 PM »
Really nice looking bikes. I saw one at Box Hill last year in what looked like RCB colours. They mimic the bigger bikes in terms of style.
Are you just doing the frame or will you think 'I may as well do the wheels' followed by 'the chrome and zinc plating really looks poor against the newly painted frame and wheels.....' I've been there and done that ::)
Keep posting the progress photos, great to see a modern bike being given some TLC.
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 06:55:03 AM »
Wheels are being done, most bolts are in poor fettle so are being replaced with stainless, new brake lines, don't want to throw loads of money at it as I just want to blat around on it.

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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 06:58:54 AM »
Am I the only one here who has no idea what a Super Four is?

Looks a bit like a Hornet.

Please tell.


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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 07:58:01 AM »
Am I the only one here who has no idea what a Super Four is?

Looks a bit like a Hornet.

Please tell.


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Probably not, they were not for our market, a fair number have come through though, not a Hornet but part of the Project big one as seen on the side panels, baby brother of a bigger bike.
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 09:32:21 AM »
I have the naked version of the CB1300 which the Super Four 400 is based on. Exact same colours as the pic, incredible bike, extremely torquey and for its weight it handles incredibly well.
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 11:00:14 AM »
I too have a CB1300, an 07 faired model that I have been thinking of trading in for a new bike for some time. The problem is I cant find anything better than what I already have. Now that's the sign you own a good bike.

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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2021, 09:47:33 PM »
I too have the full Akra Roy, it looks miles better if you cut about 5-6 inches off the end can. Pretty easy to do, just use blind stainless rivets
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 12:26:57 AM »
I too have a CB1300, an 07 faired model that I have been thinking of trading in for a new bike for some time. The problem is I cant find anything better than what I already have. Now that's the sign you own a good bike.
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Understandable, they are direct descendants of the bike I have been riding for the last 30+ years as main transport, my CBR1000F has done over 200k miles and is still going strong :)

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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2021, 07:30:41 PM »
Bit more progress, new radiator, more bits going on, oil and coolant in, may even fire it up at the weekend
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 01:28:20 PM »
Looking really good 👍
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 07:28:37 PM »
 

    They are great bikes to take with you on holiday.

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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 11:53:44 AM »
That's a nice neat rig on the back of your van Moorey. How does it load, is it hydraulic?
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Re: Superfour clean up
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 09:13:28 PM »
That's a nice neat rig on the back of your van Moorey. How does it load, is it hydraulic?

 Yes Roy it lowers to the ground when loading and unloading. No ramps involved. I have made major alterations to it so it can carry what I do carry on it.   ;)

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