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Old 12-27-2014, 6:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

I promised a thread of my resurrected SC33, so here it goes.

January 2013 i moved to germany, and decided with work and a growing family i would not have the time or the work space to deal with a motorcycle. I left all my bikes back in storage in the States. That lasted a whole 4 months before i was cruising the economy for a cheap buy. After looking at several, VFR400's i came across a 1996 CBR 900RR. I had never owned a CBR, but have always been like Honda Sport bikes....especially being a RC51 enthusiast. It was within my budget (was not willing to spend more then 2000 Euro), and i have to say what grabbed my attention off the bat was the paint scheme. Early August i went and test rode the bike and brought it home the same day. It was dirty, not abused but not cleaned or well taken care of. I knew it would be a project but figured most of it just needed refreshing. On the outside and in pictures it didn't look bad at all, but up close years of neglect were showing, and it had been tipped over at least twice....but not rashed up from a drop at speed. Anyway, i took the risk knowing it would be a little work and got it for just under 2000 Euro. What i would later find was a lot of corrosion

The CBR was originally sold on the Italian market then sold by the original owner to a man in his 40's who was using it as a tourer, whom i bought it from.

Pics from the day i brought it home.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

I was determined to keep this bike on a budget. So i was extremely tedious finding parts at a good price. That being said the bike sat, while i got parts together. Among the parts was a used but spotless and clear wind screen (Mine was destroyed by the sun, as well as the Brake fluid reservoir and both were showing cracks), Leo Vince slip on , OEM Fork seals,SP1 Calipers , Carbonne Lorraine CL5 Pads, HEL Braided lines, and tires.

In October 2013, i began to tear the bike down to get a better idea what i was dealing with. What i found was a bit worse then i expected. Rusting and pitted headers, road grime completely covered the engine and frame, and a corroding radiator....with rust inside. I also pulled the rim tape off which took most of the wheel paint with it.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

The tear down and cleaning began and took place all through the winter.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

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CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

As i dumped fluids....it got worse. Brown Brake fluid. Dark blue coolant with rusty sludge coating all the hoses. At this point i decided to replace the hoses. Perfect excuse for some Samco hoses.

I also pulled the forks and wheels. Forks were pitting on bottom and i figured the needed a good cleaning and rebuild which they did. When i pulled them apart i found Gray sludge in the valves. I would not have been surprised if this was the original fluid. Measured up the springs and everything is still well within spec.

Once the forks were pulled i replaced the bearings and races in the steering stem and regreased everything.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf

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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

March, i stripped the Radiator and flushed it.....several times to rid it of any residue. Pulled the water pump which showed the extent of the damage. Found a used one in good condition and also replaced the housing and thermostat.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

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CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

At this point i also pulled the valve cover and checked the clearances. I had several on the edge so i got everything dead center, buttoned it back up, gave it nw plugs, and got it some well deserved oil.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

Once the weather warmed up, i stripped all the rust off the exhaust and gave it a few coats of paint.

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Then i finished getting the radiator painted and back together.

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I also got the forks flushed, seals replaced, and bottoms refurbished with paint and clear coat.....all done in the back yard.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

At this point i replaced a lot of worn rubber grommits and gaskets. The exhaust got all new gaskets, stator cover, water pump, clutch cover, new oil filter. It took me awhile but i also stripped both wheels and repainted them.

Both the stator cover and clutch cover came off and for sanded down a bit to rid the pitting from the tip overs and both were repainted.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

I also cleaned up the subframe area which was also covered in grime, and began polishing up the frame, swingarm, and subframe.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

May 2014, the reassembly really began. With the cooling system completely replaced, brake system flushed and hoses replaced with HEL braided lines and new reservoirs it all started to come back together.

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

I finally "finished" it in August, a year after i started.


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1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

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CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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Re: GTS455 CBR900RR SC33 Build

I rode the bike till this October when i took it apart again for another winter refresh and to address some things i had put off. New cush drive rubbers, Carb clean and rebuild, new grips, and Quick action throttle. Also a rear shock update.

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I plan on dumping the coolant again to make sure it gets any last bit of residue out of the system, new oil, and another brake fluid flush before this spring.

1996 Honda CBR 900RR Fireblade
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

RC51 Build- http://tinyurl.com/SP1-Project

CBR 900RR Build- http://tinyurl.com/oe7dfmf
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