“Engine parts are still plentiful, but the rest can be hard – fuel tanks are like gold dust”
Jan Ringnalda, Columbus, Ohio, USA three, and four, five and six. If you don’t do that then you basically build a big triple, and the camchain lasts about 21 miles – it can’t take the power.
“Also, when you put the bike on the sidestand and the fuel is left on, the fuel can run from one carb into the next until you get to carb number one, where it can fill up that carb and run into the cylinder, filling it with fuel. When you try and start it I’ve seen connecting rods come out of the front – it’s a big mess. Always switch off your fuel when you switch off your engine.
“Engine parts are still fairly plentiful, but the rest of it can be hard – original side covers, tail pieces and fuel tanks are like gold dust. Switchgear can be bought from China – I’ve not tried it but it looks okay.
“I’ve restored a Pro-link too – that shock is a pain because the early ones lose their fluid, and the seal that’s in there is hard to replace. The Pro-link also has a different rake because it’s more of a cruiser, but it is a cheaper model to buy. Mind you, don’t expect the parts on different models to fit. I’m building a special using CB1100R parts with a late model Pro-link CBX1000 and an early CBX1000 and even though it’s all same-era Honda, nothing bolts straight on…”