Saturday, 1 February 2014

New projects for 2014

Classic Motorcycle Shed has taken on a few new projects for 2014. Our own 1979 Honda CBX1000Z is in the process of having a substantial suspension and tyre upgrade.

The suspension and tyres of this era are definitely not up to today's high standards. We will be fitting Ikon rear shocks with higher spring rates and much better variable dampening. These shock look the same as the originals so we will maintain the original retro look. Front shocks will be highly modified internally with Race Tech Gold valves, stiffer springs and much better oil. The external appearance will remain the same.

This combination of modifications plus modern Pirelli tyres will provide a much better handling bike and a more confident feel for the rider.

As we get the parts I will photograph some of the steps taken carrying out these modifications, so keep posted.