Posts by tag: CB

Honda September 1, 2013 posted by

Just Enough Cool: Honda CB175 Roadracer CR93 Replica

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It’s not an ultra rare CR93 and it’s not dripping with parts from one but damn it, this thing has just enough ‘cool factor’. From the sound of it, it’s not even a finished project so you can still have a little say.

Honda CR93 Replica for sale on eBay

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A couple of years ago I had zero interest in vintage bikes but I’m beginning to see the light.

Here is the story on the project:

This CB160 based 175cc CR93 Roadrace Replicia is in Showroom Condition, difficult to distinguish from the Original Honda Factory Race machines of which only 140 approx where Produced.

Only Top Quality items were purchased to complete this 175cc CR93 Replicia, it has never been Raced or Track Day’d and was stored in my Rec room for the past 9 years.( a trailer Queen if you will ) It will require final race setup if desired. The Ignition system has never been completed so the Machine has never been started.

Can be viewed at my Michigan location by appointment only. Shipping is the responsibility of the Buyer. Pickup only at my location, but will work to assist loading etc.

Contents :- Frame # B160-1020907 Engine # B160E-102139 Spare Parts Sloper Engine # CL175-1012449

CB160 based engine with CB175 Cylinders and Cylinder Head

Lightened Crank, Magacycle Cam #122X4, 5 Speed Transmission set at 1 down 4 up.

New Pistons, Rods Bearings & Seals installed

New Carbs Keihin PE24 Race Carbs.

New Custom Alum Tank & Seat, Seat covered in reverse leather

New Avon Roadrunner Race Tires 90/90 H18 rear & 3.10 H18 Front with Alum Valanced ( dropped) Rims .

Stainless Steel Spokes

Original CR93 Style Race Fairing Fiberglass Painted in Original Honda CR Colors

New Torozzi Alum Rearsets

Honda CR93 Type Steering Dampner

ikon (Koni) Rear Shocks

Supertrap baffles installed on Mega’s.

Some spare Pistons, gaskets,Cables etc.

This is a Roadrace Motorcycle, it does not have a Title only a Bill of Sale

Please ask any Questions i have tried to give a complete description

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I know, this isn’t as bonerific as a CR93 engine. The real deal made under 20HP and had a red line of 13,500.

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It sounds like the Holy Grail for collectors of the CR93 is the street version. Known to few people at the time, they made 20 street versions.

cb rear The auction is up and running here.


Just Enough Cool:  Honda CB175 Roadracer CR93 Replica
Honda October 25, 2011 posted by

Red, White And Rare: 1981 Honda CB1100R

Red, White And Rare:  1981 Honda CB1100R

These big Honda’s always remind that” homologation specials” did not start in the 1990’s.  By today’s standards the  CB1100R might seem a bit dated but the list of special goodies is impressive:  forged pistons, aluminum fuel tank, aggressive cam shafts,  upgraded  gearbox and solo seat.  Nice!

I did not find any information regarding the 1100R’s suspesnsion.  Can anyone confirm if the R’s suspension was upgraded over the standard model?  Yes, the mufflers are aftermarket (Staintune) and the seller does not mention if he has the originals.

If you know your Honda’s you know this model was not imported into the U.S.  This bike is located in Australia.  The seller states it is a low mileage bike that has been in storage for over 20 years.  The bike has had three owners and has had paintwork done on the bodywork and engine over the years.   He notes the blue is slightly off from stock and the cases are the wrong color.  Paintwork always leads to that question:  why?

My Aussie spy Chris had spotted this bike well over three weeks ago but she  is still awaiting a new home.  I’m assuming the high starting bid of $13,000 Australian  is the major reason.  The non stock condition being another.  Price ranges on the CB1100R seem to vary  greatly.  We’ve listed some pristine examples  in the high teens and others had bidding stop well below $10,000 and did not make reserve.  Maybe, only the more powerful “D” model commands the higher prices.  Obviously, the bikes location might deter a lot of perspective buyers.

It seems to need nothing more than a cosmetic restoration.  With never more than 1500 produced a year over a three year period it might be worth at least making the seller an offer.  The seller does have the bike listed as a 1981 “C” model.  I know never to trust Wikipedia but it lists the “C” model as a 1982 model.  Can anyone confirm or deny?  “B” or “C” shouldn’t matter too much.  It is the “D” model that has a few more ponies that might make it the most desirable.

Click here to see the auction.


Ducati August 4, 2011 posted by and Weekly Recap!

This week on RSBFS we have seen quite the diverse selection of sport bikes. From a minty RG500 to a couple of awesome and reasonably priced ZX-7’s, and a Ducati 851 from a personal collection to a couple of CBR RR’s with greatly different engine capacities. What more could you ask for? Hint; it’s and! Here is what’s been going down at our sister sites CSBFS and CBFS.

Old School: 1967 Ducati 250 Monza For Sale!


This one has a tough name! 1973 Norton Commando Combat

1987 Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000 on CSBFS

Super Clean Resto is right! 1974 Honda CB on CBSF!


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale January 9, 2011 posted by

1969 Honda CB750K Sandcast With Hardly Any Time Left On eBay

1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast

Location:  Appleton, Wisconsin

Mileage:  13,642 Miles

Price:  Currently $12,500USD with reserve not met.

“Just because something is rare, doesn’t make it valuable.”  This slogan is used by many to low-ball sellers, or to just tell sellers that what they have is actually pyrite, not the gold they believe it to be.  However, as the collectibility of Japanese motorcycles becomes more prevalent and focused, some bikes will become the most desirable and therefore the most valuable.  As far as the direction vintage, Japanese, street bikes appear to going in, the ’69 CB750 Sandcast appears to be one of the top performers.

The Honda CB750 was absolutely revolutionary when released in 1969.  As played out as it has become, the CB750 was a four-stroke race bike for the road, something the world had never seen, and also single-handedly ballooned the sales of cider in the West Midlands.  The CB750 of 1969 was revolutionary in it’s electric start, front disc, transverse mounted inline-four, and single overhead cam among other things.  Some of the most surprising attributes of the CB750 were it’s affordable price ($1469 USD in 1969) and the fact that it was actually dependable!  The last real CB750 was released in 1978, as that was the end of the SOHC, dry-sump, bikes that were what made it so special when released.  The bikes were relatively the same from ’69-78, but what makes the sandcast so special?

Speaking of Ferrari’s on a bike website isn’t the most popular move, but it’s going to be the easiest way to explain why the sandcast is the most expensive CB750.  In 1975, at the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari released the iconic 308; the 308GTB wasn’t released to the buying public until 1977 however and the first 712 cars feature fiberglass bodywork.  These ‘glass cars can easily be identified by the horizontal line at the top of the A-Pillar, which isn’t present on the steel bodied cars.  The fiberglass bodied 308GTB is the lightest of the 308 line, features a dry-sump oil system, least amount of government regulation items (bumpers, emissions), and is carbureted as opposed to fuel-injected.  Some of these features were carried on through the post ’77 cars but the most important feature of the first 712 is the fiberglass body.  It has been widely speculated why these early cars feature fiberglass bodywork as opposed to the steel of the cars only a year later.  The most widely accepted reason is that Scaglietti/Ferrari didn’t have the resources to immediately start production with the steel body tooling.  These fiberglass 308’s are generally valued in the $40-55k range, or more, dependent on condition while other carbureted 308s tend to lie within the $25-35k range.

What does this all mean for the CB750 shown here?  The sandcast CB750s were produced up to serial number 1007414, these bikes featured some identifiable features such as front fender, gas tank, chain guard, master cylinder, etc., and most importantly the sandcast engine.  The sandcast engine has no performance benefits over the later die-cast blocks.  Honda went with the sandcast motors early on simply because a cope & drag system is considerably cheaper and faster than fronting the money for a die-cast production line.  The sandcast CB’s routinely sell for $10-20k more than a later (pre-’79) CB750 of the same condition.  You don’t want to ask about RSC parts for a CB750…

I know, you’ve probably skipped the last few paragraphs and I’m fine with that; Here is the review of this particular CB for sale:  This bike is in very good condition for being forty-two years old.  This bike is supposedly original except for a missing side cover and having the top clap replaced at a Honda dealer in the 1980.  The SN of the engine does not match the SN of the frame.  I’m not versed well enough on sandcast CB750s to know if this is possibly the original engine or not.  If it is not however, whomever found the engine did a lot of leg work as the engine is only thirty-three numbers from the frame.  This bike is in very good, driver, condition and should be more than acceptable for a restorer or someone who wants to simply be the eccentric guy at bike nights who rides the “…sandcast ‘750!”.  This CB750 appears to be early production based on it’s left mounted horn which is in line with the early SN.  The mileage also appears to be consistent with the condition of the bike shown.

This bike is right for you if you have the money for a brand new CBR1000RR, but not the interest in one.  Or, if you prefer appreciation to depreciation…See the bike on eBay .  Learn more than you’ve ever wanted to at the Sandcast Only Owner’s Club here.  Find NOS parts or get your sandcast bike restored here.


Honda June 13, 2009 posted by

2004 Honda CB50R

Located in Sterling, Colorado is a very cool and very rare 2004 Honda CB50R.  Honda sold these as collectors items to remember their small displacement race bikes of the sixties; unfortunately, they also weren’t street legal.  This example shows zero miles with the only known defect to be a moderately sized scratch on the front fender.  This bike would make a very cool pit bike, mini track bike, or piece of garage art.  This little bike is probably a blast to ring out on a small track.  Kelly Blue Book puts these bikes at $3120, but, let’s see what the market decides–shame on the scratch.  See the eBay ad here

EDIT: Did not meet reserve at $1,852.09 on 06/19/09.


Now available in Lexington, Kentucky is another zero mile CB50R showroom new, with no defects.  See the eBay ad here.