What have I done!? CBX!

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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #121 by digschopper » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:29 pm

As a painter,I like the flamejob,but understand originality as a britbike guy. Back in the Jurassic era,as a 19 yr old, I had a kz400 I cherried out. My buddy and I went to New England dragway to try the 1/4 mile,me on my bike,him in his big block Chevelle. Bikes all got in double file. When I was next to go,there was a CBX in front of me at the tree. 6 into one pipe. Let me tell ya...he cracked that throttle as the tree started flashing,and my eardrums popped like firing .44 mags without muffs. That was THE bike back then.

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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #122 by desertrefugee » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:48 am

Thanks for the compliment, Dig. Coming from you, that says something.

Been following your build. Lotta good stuff there. Interestingly, I lived in the Merrimac Valley of Massachusetts for many years (Triassic period) and spent a fair amount of time up at Epping myself. Loved that place. Almost destroyed a Mustang up there when an axle u-bolt opened up and universal snapped.
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Post #123 by BikeMaine » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 pm

My brother-in-law's garage would overheat in summer from the south facing metal over-head door. We went to Lowes and bought the Dow, blue 2" styrofoam board. We attached it with Liquid-nails adhesive caulk. Took about an hour and a six pack. He also painted over the brown on the outside of the door and made it white.

His shop now stays about 15 degrees cooler on the hot days.
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Post #124 by Lucien Harpress » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:22 pm

Cool stuff. Making me antsy to get my big 6 on the road some more.

Throttle cable is set to show up this week. Looking forward to blowing out some cobwebs.

As far as downsides to keeping a clean carb rack in storage, my only (uninformed uneducated) concern would be o-rings drying out. Not sure how many CBX carbs have, but even without any fluids they should last a while.
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Post #125 by desertrefugee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:35 pm

Well, my CBX project has been delayed - but for good reasons:

1) Recently did head gaskets and timing belts on the '78 GL. Dealt with a broken valve cover bolt, yadda, yadda. All's well there. Needs just a little tweaking and will be ready for the season. (Video in post #7256 of the "What Did You Do to Your Wing Today" thread).

2) But, the biggest reason is that we're moving ONE LAST TIME. I lost a great shop in the big D with my first wife, but finally we're going to have some space again. And, most importantly, there will be ample space for project work. A/C, kitchenette, bath and shower! Heck, I could live out there if #2 kicks me out of the house! (The good news is, I should have met this one 30 years ago). Never too late!

So, this is my excuse for not diving back into the CBX. However, it'll be the first project on the table once settled. On the rack and the Mike Nixon rack is going on after all.

Can't wait. And I apologize in advance for appearing to brag, but if you guys can't relate to my eager anticipation, nobody can!

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Post #126 by Track T 2411 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:01 pm

Nice! Congrats!
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Post #127 by wingrider » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:39 pm

Didn’t know if you would get it or not...Congrats on the new place!
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Post #128 by BikeMaine » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:22 am

Air Conditioning!?!?... Dang Man!

NOW you're cooking with peanut oil!

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Post #129 by 5speed » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:31 am

:shock: anim-cheers1
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Post #130 by desertrefugee » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:27 pm

Well then, I managed to secure some shop time today after satisfying a fairly long "honey-do" list. Intrepid CBX thread watchers (all three of you) might recall that I'd concluded I was going to forgo installing the Mike Nixon prepared carburetor rack. That is no longer the case. Although I found after pulling the pods that the choke linkage had disengaged half the rack (causing the hard/impossible starting), I still decided to replace the rack I built.

So, I got after it this afternoon. I only had time to get everything prepped, i.e. engine tilted. But hey, it's a start. We are in the depths of the coldest snap in Phoenix in three years and I got the shop up to a balmy 60F. Currently, the heat pump is not working and I haven't investigated it yet. My trusty Mr. Buddy did an admirable job (under the front of the lift).

Hopefully, I'll get the rack pulled next weekend and, with luck, get everything buttoned up. We will see...

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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #131 by x01660 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:33 pm

Subscribed!!!!

How is the power on that thing?

Must be a beast!
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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #132 by desertrefugee » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:15 pm

x01660 wrote:Subscribed!!!!

How is the power on that thing?

Must be a beast!


It was a superbike in 1979. Fastest in the world for a VERY short time. Now, it's still respectable, but even 600 class sportbikes will outrun it.

But, that's not the point. It's a CBX. They are not.
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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #133 by ancientdad » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:28 am

desertrefugee wrote:It's a CBX. They are not.


and that, my friends, is THE reason to own one anim-cheers1
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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #134 by Lucien Harpress » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:02 pm

Very cool, as always. Nice to get a slightly different perspective of how wide that motor is. (And forward progress is always a plus)
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1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Minor Cosmetic Fixes, but a Good Daily Runner
1984 GL1200 Standard- Waiting on Saddlebags....
1980 KZ1300- Carbs Being Temperamental. Possible Charging Issue.
1972 CB750 Barn Find- Lots.

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Re: What have I done!? CBX!

Post #135 by ancientdad » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 pm

Lucien Harpress wrote:But a red '79 with a set of 6 into 6 pipes? I'd grab one in a heartbeat.


You mean like this? I'm right there with you, and desertrefugee... wish I had this one back (well, and a few others too, of course)
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