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Old 01-07-2011, 11:36 AM   #136
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I had a cb700s dont mind my duct tape blinker fix

Great bike. A few friends of mine had them at the time. Great all rounders.
The Euro CBX 750 version was way cool also and with less weight and more power (91 bhp) outperformed the 750 Inteceptors Honda was flogging as its premier sportbike of the day!

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #137
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Great bike. A few friends of mine had them at the time. Great all rounders.
The Euro CBX 750 version was way cool also and with less weight and more power (91 bhp) outperformed the 750 Inteceptors Honda was flogging as its premier sportbike of the day!
I have one of those, red as well.

I got it last year pretty tatty but I just got it running and have done about 3k miles on it pretty much flat out.

This was as i got it with my youngest daughter and my sister, before the exhaust etc was fitted, ignore the surrounding mess



Oh and I also have the vf750f's which were the interceptors and they are complete garbage in comparison.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #138
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I loved that bike and wished we got it here in the us when it came out but we didn't.

good stuff.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:56 AM   #139
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Customs from MOTO GP 09

I do not get over to Road Warriors very often.

I took these pictures at Moto GP Indy 2009. I was walking back to the campground from the track and these were parked on the sidewalk across the street from the track.



Parked next to it



While I was taking these pictures, I hear a crisp sounding six cylinder engine coming down the street. His head just about came off his shoulders when he spotted the parked bikes. That riders CBX.



It is rare to see any CBX, But 3 in one spot, Is just cool.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #140
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I do not get over to Road Warriors very often.

I took these pictures at Moto GP Indy 2009. I was walking back to the campground from the track and these were parked on the sidewalk across the street from the track.



Parked next to it



While I was taking these pictures, I hear a crisp sounding six cylinder engine coming down the street. His head just about came off his shoulders when he spotted the parked bikes. That riders CBX.



It is rare to see any CBX, But 3 in one spot, Is just cool.

The Honda 6 is a wonderfull thing. In the 15 yrs and 4 CBX's I had, I could never get mine to handle well, the front end and swingarm were just not up to the sheer girth. Of these 3 bikes above, I think the middle grey one would have the best ability to navigate a corner, as it's a 81 or 82 Pro Link rear system.

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Old 01-15-2011, 03:39 PM   #141
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The Honda 6 is a wonderfull thing. In the 15 yrs and 4 CBX's I had, I could never get mine to handle well, the front end and swingarm were just not up to the sheer girth. Of these 3 bikes above, I think the middle grey one would have the best ability to navigate a corner, as it's a 81 or 82 Pro Link rear system.

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The middle bike is a 1982, I know that because 82 was the only year with a rear grab handle behind the seat.
Question for you, What years were the CBX's that you owned. I have yet to ride my 82.
For me the handling is much less of an issue, since Its stable mates are an Electra Glide and R 100/7. If I want outright handling, I have my Buell.
I plan on doing some GT style riding on mine when I complete it during this winter season.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:52 PM   #142
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The middle bike is a 1982, I know that because 82 was the only year with a rear grab handle behind the seat.
Question for you, What years were the CBX's that you owned. I have yet to ride my 82.
For me the handling is much less of an issue, since Its stable mates are an Electra Glide and R 100/7. If I want outright handling, I have my Buell.
I plan on doing some GT style riding on mine when I complete it during this winter season.

I've owned 3 early '79's, and a '80. Of course, the '79's had the vinyl swingarm bushings [can you say mush mush], and of course they all came equipped with those great looking but loose assembled Comstar wheels.

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:57 AM   #143
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I've owned 3 early '79's, and a '80. Of course, the '79's had the vinyl swingarm bushings [can you say mush mush], and of course they all came equipped with those great looking but loose assembled Comstar wheels.

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I wonder if the guys who uprated the early bikes in my pictures changed the swingarms when they changed the wheels. The forks still look like stock.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:29 AM   #144
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The Euro CBX 750 version was way cool also and with less weight and more power (91 bhp) outperformed the 750 Inteceptors Honda was flogging as its premier sportbike of the day!

I had a ride on one back in the day in Germany. A nice bike I recall.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:42 AM   #145
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this z1300 is interesting to me


this too
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:11 PM   #146
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ooh, Wes Cooley rep. Saw Wes on the original back in the day.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:47 PM   #147
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Some great bikes pictured here and glad to see the CBX marq represented. I have two myself, an early 79 with 56,000 on it and an 82 with 99,548 miles on it (I love Amsoil). I did what anyone would do for an old bike, wanting to (mostly) maintain the original scheme and intent of the designers and keeping the swingarm and front fork tubes. I have 'original' Konis on the 79 and ProSus springs up front with 20w fork oil and a fork brace. K&N OEM fitment air filter. EBC pads and Galfer SS braided brake lines. I also raised the fork tubes about a quarter inch and I believe it handles quite well. I surprise a lot of riders in the twisties on it and on my 82. Similar add ons to the 82, K&N air filter, SS brake lines, EBC pads, EBC rear rotor, fork brace, ProSus springs up front with 15w oil and a ProSus gas monoshock to replace the rear Prolink OEM air unit. Of course, much better tires are available these days and they almost make up for having the OEM Comstars. I actually like the early Comstar designs if only they were wider. With the stock arm and forks I have to run a 100/19 in front on both and a 120/18 on the 79 and a 130/18 on the 82. What I believe is most important is the enjoyment of riding an old bike is to RIDE it. No garage queens for me. I even tour on these old sixes. My only problems on tour have been rear tire replacements and once the low beam filament on the 82 burned out...
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:48 PM   #149
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First post here guys. I absolutely love this category of bikes. I'm a zrx owner and having been wanting to get another to build something exactly like this.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:01 PM   #150
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I've owned 3 early '79's, and a '80. Of course, the '79's had the vinyl swingarm bushings [can you say mush mush], and of course they all came equipped with those great looking but loose assembled Comstar wheels.

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The vinyl bushing can, of course, be replaced with some proper brass bushings. My '72 CL450 also has vinyl bushings.
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