The FWS1000 used 41.3mm Showa forks. They’re a distinctive looking fork due to the external fluid tubes, adjustments and anti-dive features etc.Continue reading
Trying to maintain the authenticity of appearance with the original FWS1000 is a key pillar of this project. This drove our decision to use Honda’s venerable Comstar wheel design. Being destined for the racetracks of the 21st century the original wheel diameters of 16″ front and 18″ rear were not going to be suitable. Therefore 17″ front and rear they must be in order to avail ouselves of the latest rubber.Continue reading
Honda employed an odd layout for the rear suspension linkage arrangement on the FWS1000. Then again it was the early days of single shock linkage style suspension so they had to start somewhere.Continue reading
Working through the long list of parts needed to push this project along. These are some images of the triple clamps and rear suspension linkage parts. All parts designed and machined by Mario of RICCI Engineering http://riccieng.com/. If you need any bespoke bike parts made hit him up through the website or his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RICCIEngineering/Continue reading
The swingarm of the FWS1000 is a unique and complex multi-piece aluminium weldment design which was quite the challenge to fabricate.Continue reading
With the main frame completed it was time to turn our attention to the subframe. The tubes of the subframe wrap tightly around the rear cylinder head particularly on the left hand side and form the upper mount for the rear shock and seat unit. Bending the tubes and arranging the fixturing was quite a tricky set up.Continue reading
Short video clip of the metal stamping of the mount pad for the rear shock upper mount.