Honda CBR Hurricane 750

Honda CBR 750 Hurricane => Photo of (you (and) or) your bike :) => Topic started by: BERTYE on April 18, 2020, 18:04:33 PM

Title: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 18, 2020, 18:04:33 PM
Well after having the bike half dismantled for 4 years, it is having a good going over. One of the fork seals was leaking very badly and the float bowls was leak now and then. I come across a very low mileage (13.000) silver VTR1000 just up the road from me 4 years ago, so that was the toy for a will. Made my own exhaust for it and a brought a new Pyramid belly pan and looks a treat. I than come a cross a 12,500 mileage VFR800 vtec. And as I had a VF750 for 9 years I just had to have it for the V4 sound. I did quit a lot of work on it including make my own exhaust from the cat on. I have managed to get 28 pound of the bike, and is a sweat ride. In the process of making the modification, I have made parts to sell on eBay, which sell very well. Back to the CBR750. I have not had good health for 30 years, so getting on with it was slow to say the least. Well I had an operation in late January, and now am a new man ( though I am sure it will only lass a few months). I did manage the get the fork seals done last year. But in the lass 3 weeks it has been taken down that just a rolling chassis. Rear sub frame resprayed, exhaust welded were there was a couple of pin holes, and now repainted. The hole bike has has a tooth brush clean. All the Ally foot pegs polished along with the exhaust can. Most of the plastic is not on yet and still in the loft, but I though I would upload some pictures of the bike. I was hoping to have it on the road in a few weeks, but thing are looking very bleak in the would and in the UK, and not permitted to go out riding. The only thing I need is  left hand mirror. I did buy one in 2001 one for it, but broke it the day after fitting it. smile1004mad It is the only mirror I have ever broken.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 18, 2020, 18:22:29 PM
For some reason, no matter how I try, no pictures will upload, just end up with a white screen.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on April 18, 2020, 23:36:54 PM
You've worked hard, I really want to see the results of your efforts!
I can't find any faults in the system, I'll try and get some pics on myself, to see if all works....
You did post pics enough before, any change in format, camera or something like that?
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 19, 2020, 14:11:10 PM
I have a Canon sx40hs, which is a 10 meg.  I have tried another picture. Can't believe it, it has worked. I will now try some more
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 19, 2020, 14:23:06 PM
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Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 19, 2020, 14:28:45 PM
Well, I am trying to up load, but will only do one at a time. I that modify which seams to let me upload 1 or 2 more!
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 19, 2020, 14:30:51 PM
OK, have now got some up. I just need to get some 1.2mm Stainless Welding wire to put a few ties on the exhaust rap so that it doesn't unravel. The Stainless straps the rap come with can't be made very tight, plus not enough of them. I could of picked some up last week when at work for one day, but silly me forgot.. Once that is done, all the plastic will be fitted and more pictures uploaded. gribbin12
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on April 19, 2020, 16:22:54 PM
It worked, that's what is most important.
What did you have to do to the bike? Or was it mostly cosmetics on the outside plastics?
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 19, 2020, 18:19:57 PM
Hi, new fork seals and float bowl seals. Oil and filter. Cleaned the chain and re-greased- and it is the original with no lost seals. Replaced the anti freeze, which was the original from new, and much to my surprise was still fine. I have just got the plastic out of the loft, and the right hand main panel could do with re-lacquering. It is the side that was always facing the sun when at work. It was in the garage at all other times.  One of the bottom tags has broken of the side panel. That's old plastic for you, though I think it got broken when it was shipped from Japan. Also were it was jammed into a container with umpteen other bikes, there is a friction hole were a foot page has rubbed in transit.  So that is now my next mission to get it all looking better, as I have the time.  I am not trying to get it perfect, as I want it to look original but to look good for a 33 years old. It is just the left hand mirror that I need to get hold of.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on April 19, 2020, 21:59:49 PM
I did a little search here in Holland, we have several good bike breakers, one has quite a lot of CBR750 parts, but no mirrors.
Did you try DavidSilverspares?
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 19, 2020, 22:25:23 PM
DavidSilverspares but all there items on eBay. I am thinking of going for a set of these, as they will fit, but they don't suit the style
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Led-Turn-Signal-Mirrors-For-Suzuki-GS500F-GSXR1000-Hayabusa-SV650S-UK/283762831665
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on April 19, 2020, 22:29:16 PM
Horrible smile1004nono
Wouldn't a set from a CBR1000F or VFR750 fit? Loads of those to be had!
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: xpd153 on April 20, 2020, 13:01:03 PM
The RC27 interval between mounting bolts is 62mm. max interval of above ebay mirros' is 2" 1/2.
So it may fit.

 I think SC21 mirror does not fit due to  the different interval of mounting bolts.

If you don't mind style, Kawasaki GPZ900R(A7 or later)'s mirror will fit. Because my RC27 had it. Please see photo #2.

Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 20, 2020, 18:49:51 PM
DavidSilverspares but all there items on eBay. I am thinking of going for a set of these, as they will fit, but they don't suit the style
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Led-Turn-Signal-Mirrors-For-Suzuki-GS500F-GSXR1000-Hayabusa-SV650S-UK/283762831665

Looked at them. The CBR1000 on the 87/88  year look the same but are in fact different, and there is one on eBay. the VFR around that year have closer studs, so will not fit. The stud centres needed is 60mm.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 20, 2020, 19:37:19 PM
Hi, thanks about the GPZ900 mirrors. I can't find any that look like them on your bike. I have come across these on eBay, and they have 58mm hole centre, so could live with that. The other problem with most after market sold on eBay, is that the glass is flat not convex. The set in the link are convex.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mirrors-Pair-Gpz-900R-Kawasaki-Fairing-Left-and-Right-Black-Rectangular/362771712662?hash=item5476e10a96:g:u9YAAOSw2wZdlMYv 
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on April 21, 2020, 00:00:25 AM
Any mirrors from cbr1000 or vfr are easily adaptable by modifiyng the holes, they are all hidden by rubber sleeves so noone sees it....
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: xpd153 on April 21, 2020, 02:11:46 AM
There are two types of GPZ900R mirrors. A7 or later and A6 or prior. Kawasaki model name started at A1 and increased by every year.
Probably ebay mirror is older type. The older type does not fit according to Japanese CBR750 website.

There are many after market mirrors. But many motorcycles bolts interval is 35 - 55mm and it does not fit.
According to my memory, SC21, RC24 and RC36 have smaller interval than RC27.

Under the mirror base cowl, there is a steel frame which has mounting bolt hole. So if you want to make another hole, you may need to use drill for making a hole. I don't like this method.

According to my memory, availability of new genuine RC27 mirrors is quite bad.
About couple of years ago, I heard Honda did not have the parts. One of reason for poor availability is, considerable number of  mirrors were purchased by passenger car owners in Japan.

By the way, this mirror thread should go to tech section. I think.


Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: xpd153 on April 21, 2020, 03:06:30 AM
Still I have a GPZ900R mirror. But no longer used.
If you want to know the reason, Pls read  http://hurricane.isalive.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2361.msg39175#msg39175 (http://hurricane.isalive.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2361.msg39175#msg39175)

Anyway, I measured the interval of mounting bolts. its about 58mm. Pls see photo #1.
So likelihood the ebay item will fit RC27.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on April 21, 2020, 13:03:21 PM
Thanks for the offer. I do think your ones do look a bit ugly. A got a massage back from the shop and they have flat glass, so no good. Yes they are 58mm hole centres, so a little filing is no problem for me as I am a engineer and working with metal all the time- well, when there is not a lock down.. I will keep looking, but not to fussed, as I have not had it on there for 19 years smile1004lol
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on May 25, 2020, 15:09:10 PM
Thinks have got very slow but not stopped. 1st the Lacquer problem. No motor factors had any as with all the stay homers were buying it all up to do home projects ( just like me). I ordered 6 cans of U-POL but they never turned up, so with much to and throwing with the seller, I now have them. I had a good close look at the tabs and decided to sort them all out and reinforces others. I have also decided to paint the black part along the bottom of the 2 side panels. There is a paint outlet near me that uses a scanner to get a perfect colour match, then mixes and puts into an spray can, but are closed at the moment due to the lock down, so that is also putting things back. If there was no lock down, I would of just put the plastic on as it is for the summer. Just a couple of pictures of bits, but they will look good once fully finished. 
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on May 25, 2020, 21:51:07 PM
I have succesfully used MEK (methylethylketon) for repairing fairings and other ABS parts.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on July 04, 2020, 16:54:30 PM
All back together,  but without the finale paint patch-up. New battery, oil and filter, and runs like a Swiss watch. Passed the MOT with no problems. A mate is borrowing it for a while.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on July 04, 2020, 19:38:53 PM
Well done, that bike looks already fabulous, you'll have problems getting it back from your mate!
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: xpd153 on July 05, 2020, 15:48:28 PM
It's original RC27 speed meter. But unit is MPH. Did you attach MPH grid?
Does UK MOT have speed meter test?

Is unit of odo and trip imperial mile?

 
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on July 08, 2020, 18:46:24 PM
Hi, I fitted a KPH to MPH Speed Converter.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Speedo-Drive-Unit-Speedo-Conversions-MPH-to-KMH-Speed-Converter/302181683608?hash=item465b6e9198:g:tF0AAOSw5Xxeococ

The bike had 6,000Km on it when I brought it in 2001, and the rest is all in miles. My mate has picked up a new old stock mirror, so that's a win. 
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: xpd153 on July 10, 2020, 02:15:17 AM
I see. It is nice niche product. Probably it will work with most Honda.
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: robvangulik on July 10, 2020, 11:09:42 AM
@Berye, did you check with a GPS if it works a bit accurate? winkywinky
Title: Re: 1987 CBR refresh
Post by: BERTYE on July 11, 2020, 12:50:07 PM
No. However accurate the speedo was before, it will be the same.