CBX build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by RickS, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. RickS

    RickS Long timer Supporter

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    9F78F76E-3F91-40E8-A0D5-9EBA9656D883.jpeg Just found this 79 CBX. Will be restoring it over winter or when it cools off in Oklahoma. It runs great but looks poorly. Thankfully it will be a cosmetic restoration
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    Looking forward to reading along as you restore. I LOVE CBXs.
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  3. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Whoa, awesome find Rick!
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    image.jpeg It sounds, runs and drives like my old one. As it was 116 yesterday heat index wise I spent that day ordering some parts. I am spending my time finding a fuel tank. I'd like a NOS tank, but would take a solid one and then have all the body parts resprayed.

    I found my own bike on eBay before Christmas but it sold for 9500 so I passed. This is close in the vin range 4200ish which is close to my old bike and has fewer miles and sounds amazing. Starts great with no funny noises. I will provide updates as we move forward. A teaser pic of me on my 79 in 1979
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  5. iconman

    iconman Good vibrations

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    Great find! Looking forward to this.
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    Anyone got a spare CBX tank?
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    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Edoz n00b sauce

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    Where in Oklahoma are you? I'd love to see that bike in person some day.
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    image.jpeg Spent a little time in the shop before a meeting tonight. Got some lacquer thinner and stripped the grey primer off the tank. Wow, Good news is in have a line on a restored tank, fender and tail section. I may just bite the bullet and get them. That would solve the paint and stripes issue.
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  13. AtLarge

    AtLarge Been here awhile

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    CBX's are one of the most beautiful engine designs ever made IMHO. Good luck on your build! :clap
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    80350A2B-D0CE-4AA9-95CF-052069C86D82.jpeg I haven’t posted much as it’s been to hot to do anything but I did get a tank and it’s at the painters. Trying to get all parts on hand so I have no delay in putting it together. I did start it today and I just love the sound.
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    DEC691DE-B63A-4BC4-AB81-A0AA97351C4D.jpeg Progress is starting. Got decal kit today. Paint will be here tomorrow. Took forks off this morning to get the ready for seals and such Will paint the lower legs after putting seals in. Very doable way the seals set. So far no real bubbafication found thankfully. Sliders are perfect as is wheel. I’m going to try to preserve as much original paint as possible. Progress is starting to move forward
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    more koolaid Been here awhile

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    Boy that's some skinny looking legs
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    Yea, they don't corner so good. Has a little shimmy when pushed. But.........they sound so good!
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    dont recall if it was the CBX also but it was common to swap for 900 legs on the 750. During that time Honda just would not listen to knowlegable testers. Not really that big of a deal but Honda used the smallest OD legs in the business, even large touring handled better than the Honda s.Just good sized legs. Maybe some Hondafiles can give you some suitable bolton legs info .
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    It's going back stock. No mods.
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    I'm probably wrong, but are the front mudguard mounting screws sheared off in that fork slider? Just a suggestion, but it may be worth thinking about fixing those before paint...

    Good luck with the build. The engines were wondrous things and it'll be good to hear it sing again.

    Cheers... Paul
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