Hoo boy, you had to bring this beast up...
Well, here's the deal. I still have it. I can tell you for sure that there's not another one like this in the world!
One of the main reasons I jumped on this beast even though it had been off the road for years was that it ran so darn well. The guy had kept fresh fuel in it and had habitually fired it up periodically. It ran well when I got it home, too. It even ran well after I stripped all the fluff off and gave it a personality make-over.
Then I took it for a couple of spins on the road. I have probably put 10 miles on the thing. First couple of runs went great. Bike moves right along. I don't have enough seat time to make a decent comparison to the CBX except for one thing - it is heavy, even after the diet.
But... what is going on with it now? It seems that there's an issue with the "computer" controller. Apparently, it only manifests itself while underway, i.e. in the presence of vibration. There's an intermittent in there somewhere such that the fire and fuel start going away. It first starts misfiring like crazy and almost immediately, the fuel pressure starts to fluctuate wildly. It could be somewhere in the harness, but I don't think so. I have gone over the connections that remain and spotlessly cleaned them all. Also, the bike still needs some suspension love. Other than those "minor" issues, she's ready to rumble!
So, I spent quite a bit of time (coupla weekends) looking for the culprit and then a few other distractions preempted further work at the time. That time has now stretched over a year! Sheesh. But, it is on my agenda to address once my "season" cranks back up. I'm tired of looking at it. Sitting there. Mocking me.
I still maintain that this machine will make somebody (maybe even me) very, very happy once it's sorted out.
Here's a thread on that thing that I ran here when I was stripping it down and retrofitting it. My information showed that, wet, they were 903 lb! I probably stripped 250 pounds or more off of this thing, I don't know how much it weighs now, but again, it is still heavy even after the diet
https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewto ... Kawasaki