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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by RickS, Aug 11, 2019.
Paul. They are fine, but I see what u mean.
Love that picture..
Looks like ATGATT even in 1979 eh.
Good luck on your project.
A bunch of guys in my area ,including me, had them and drag raced them. They didn't take abuse too well. 3 of them broke camshafts,2 of which grenaded the motors. I was lucky probably because mine broke when I dropped the clutch right off the line and the motor just bogged out the others snapped at high rpm and made a mess. The cams come in halves,2 intake and 2 exhaust and I noticed that the replacement half that I got was a solid unit while the stock cams were hollow. Think Honda realized they had a breakage problem on their hands and redesigned the cams. All these were 79s I don't remember any other yrs having this problem.
seems like an appropriate place to put this....
More progress. Painted tins. Now it feels like we have made some progress. But, the pressure is on to finish detailing it out. I didn’t paint it as it would be bad I loaded the photos in reverse order. I would have bet money that Candy Glory Red was a gold base coat. It is silver. No clear coat yet.
Some progress but football gets in the way. Go some back from painter. The legs are finished and ready to be installed. Brakes cleaned and ready I found the old advertisement interesting. It’s taped to the wall in my shop from a looooong time ago. I have no idea as to why there are duplicates of everything.
Have some clean pictures of the bike as it stands now?
I'll get some later today. But for now the body is back.
Here you go. Sorry for crappy cell phone pictures
All good @RickS! Thanks for letting us see the rest.
After all these years I've still not purchase a CBX. Have ridden two back in the day.
Made some progress today as I got the front end back on. The front of the engine was horrible stained from something, but I cleaned it as best I could and then sprayed -thank goodness Honda painted their engines. Got lucky and it matches fairly well. The valve cover is factory finish and it looks real close. Next up is the rear wheel and back part. Going to wait until last to polish clutch cover and other small bits.
You should check the valves while it this far apart. Of all the bikes I've ever had the CBX had the most performance increase after valves were set than any other . A lot of tight valves. Not sure where you're at but I have shims I'd be more than glad to send you. They've been laying around here since I sold it back in 1982 and went to a Suzuki GS 1100.
By the way ,the shims are on top of the buckets so no cam pulling is required.
Actually when I bought the bike it came with a receipt that had valve adjustment on it and overhaul and clean carbs. Total bill was 1800 bucks. I got lucky on that.
Well since the front is back together I guess it’s time to take the back apart. It came apart easy with no rusted together fasteners Only issue was rear caliper was stuck so it came off with the rotor.
When I took the caliper apart the outside edge looked a beaver had chewed on it but it doesn’t look like it will affect anything. I have no idea how people can gouge the outside of the caliper but it cleaned up well.
On the bling side I ordered a set of repop factory exhaust pipes. I’m ready to get it done
Hopefully the person that previously worked on that caliper didn't do the engine work. Factory exhaust is going to look good.
No it was done in Okc. Carbs are spot on
Not much to report as I got busy with my New Road Glide. But..........motorcycle porn arrived via the Brown Santa. Will wait to open until I get back suspension together
Brake piston mangling like that is courtesy of a pair of vise grips used to wiggle the stuck piston out. I prefer using an old banjo bolt drilled and tapped for a grease fitting, and a grease gun filled with thick grease to push the piston out. I have saved some really stuck ones like that.
That or channel locks. I’ve used both air and grease to get them out. Never vice grips or channel licks. Some people can screw up a steel ball with a rubber hammer