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post #1 of 443 Old 10-16-2013, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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So I may as well start myself a thread for this, most parts are now in the mail and enroute!

First and formost big thanks to WT member Philth, he cut me a killer deal on these parts making it possible for me to give this a shot!

This fall/winter I will be completing a RC51 usd fork swap on my white 919. I will be trying my hardest to use all OEM honda components for the front end set up ... while maintaining my current ohlins steering damper set up, koso cluster, 599 headlight & renthal 7/8" bars.

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- RC51 Sp1 forks
- RC51 Sp1 wheel
- RC51 Sp1 rotors
- RC51 Sp2 caliper brackets
- RC51 Sp1 axle & spacers
- cbr600rr fender

Parts Pending:
- Cb1000r upper triple
- Cb1000r lower triple & stem


Possible Parts Fabrication/Mods
- fork tube shims
- 22mm - 28mm bar shims
- modify stops on lower triple and create mounting location for steering damper.

The last list above is currently a guestimate. I need to get everything in hand and start taking some measurements/mock up to really know what dirrection i will go in

I know i will need to make some shims and spacers, plus have some machine work done to the lower triple to get what i want. HRC27 was kind enough to ship me a stemless cb1000r lower triple, i will use this for mock up, shim design and trial fitment of the steering damper arm.

This won't be happeing over night, but riding season is soon over up in the great white north..... so stay tuned for updates and pics!

BTW.... i will be selling my current front end soon. F4i fork/ F3 wheel combo + triples and axle spacers etc. Every part is powder coated, and forks are resprung with fresh seals and oil. Plug and play setup! .... and my 420 rear shock as well.... going ohlins if everything works out!

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post #2 of 443 Old 10-16-2013, 08:28 AM
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looks like you have it covered, SP1 forks should work fine with the CB1kR "upswept" lower clamp.


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You can use the 954 calipers you already have also, they're the same as the SP2's


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That's going to look killer! Can't wait to see the end result!
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Dibs on forks, triples and front fender, if price is right of course.
Can't wait to see the project updates...

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Where did you get the vulture?.... Never mind it's right here.

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He seemed fitting


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Can you use the factory gauges with the F4i setup?

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I'll be watching this little project with dreams of the same for winter 2014.

Good luck buddy!!

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Can you use the factory gauges with the F4i setup?
Yes u can, u reuse the original triples so they are basically plug and play.

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Dibs on forks, triples and front fender, if price is right of course.
Can't wait to see the project updates...
Noted. Not sure on price yet but i will be in touch.

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I'll be watching this little project with dreams of the same for winter 2014.

Good luck buddy!!

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Btw .... will trade all parts coming off for an ohlins rear shock for a 919. Haha.

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Most of the big parts arrived today! Quick pic before heading into work...



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Going to trim and vinyl wrap the cbr fender this week & box up some parts for powder coat. Next order of business is ordering some cb1000r clamps.

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And now the fun begins


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And now the fun begins
Indeed! Tear down and part out of the f4i/f3 setup will be starting soon.

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Dibs on that 599 light if you decide to change it up.
Btw, good luck. We all know you will do a stellar job! Looking forward to pics

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Dibs on that 599 light if you decide to change it up.
Btw, good luck. We all know you will do a stellar job! Looking forward to pics
Thanks man! I plan on keeping the 599 setup, but its yours if I change my mind.

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She's gonna be sweet! If you need an extra pair of hands getting this done over the winter let me know! Even if I just help drink the beer

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She's gonna be sweet! If you need an extra pair of hands getting this done over the winter let me know! Even if I just help drink the beer
Sounds good! I will let u know.

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Just finished chem stripping the SP1 front. It is in great shape.... Literally flawless!

Next stop glass bead, then off for powder coat!


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Just finished chem stripping & glass beading the SP1 front. It is in great shape.... Literally flawless!
You know you think I'm so sexy I'm just so fresh n clean!!!

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Haha! I might just have to get a bear skin rug to park the 9'er on in the garage. =)

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Ok, more info on the chem stripping, was it a dip or something you brushed on or did you hire it out to be done


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I used a industrial grade aircraft chemical paint stripper made by Turco. I have access to it through work, as well as a dedicated strip shop with dipping tanks and gear. I would never use it outside of a controlled environment. This stuff gives 2nd degree burns imediatly on skin contact.

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So it's the good stuff that we can't get here in California, looks like it really works


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Just finished chem stripping the SP1 front. It is in great shape.... Literally flawless!

Next stop glass bead, then off for powder coat!
So thats raw aluminum? If so, does it naturally have that slight gold tint to it or its just the pic?

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So thats raw aluminum? If so, does it naturally have that slight gold tint to it or its just the pic?
Yes its raw alloy now. The tint is just the pic & the shadowing of the casting.

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Kinda makes me think I would like mine a dark pewter instead of black, hmmmmmmm. Might look good with the silver


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Yes its raw alloy now. The tint is just the pic & the shadowing of the casting.
Ever thought about installing it as-is? Looks pretty good.

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Ever thought about installing it as-is? Looks pretty good.
Nah it would corrode like crazy. Maybe with a clear coat?

It will be going black like my current F3 wheel.

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Ever thought about installing it as-is? Looks pretty good.
Nah it would corrode like crazy. Maybe with a clear coat?

It will be going black like my current F3 wheel.

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Went for my final ride of the season today.

Let the tear down begin!

I have decided to get some engine covers and other small bits powder coated at the same time as the SP1 wheel & ceramic coat the header as well.

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Completed most of the tear down last night.



Then I placed a order from discount Honda parts for $500 worth of CB1000r, CB919 & CBR OEM parts to complete the fork swap + fender & a FPR and some exhaust gaskets.

Also got a stemless cb1000r clamp from HRC27 to use for shim design & mock up..... For free! Thanks man!


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Just booked an appointment with my powder coat guy! Parts are off, chemically stripped and ready to go.



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What paint stripper did you use? Whatever it is, it sure worked well.

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This is gonna look awesome! She looks totally different all torn down.

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It's a work product we use to strip aircraft. Its made by Turco ... very effective but dangerous.

The strip shop at work is all stainless, and u get geared up like Walter White in his meth lab to stay safe from the stuff. 2nd-3rd degree burns after 10sec exposure on bare skin.

But it works great. Haha.

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