20 years of....Building the dream......

Hey, what projects are you planning or preparing for? CBX, other motos, workshop, WHATEVAH!

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:51 pm

Thanks for all the kind words and help from everyone throughout the past few months, while I got this bike back in one piece. :text-thankyouyellow:
I won customfighter of the month this past February
http://www.customfighters.com/forums/sh ... p?t=119218
Dialed in the carbs a bit more, but still too cold/wet to get any miles in...
Last edited by cbxtreeme on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby NobleHops » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:57 pm

cbxtreeme wrote:Thanks for all the kind words and help from everyone throught the past few months, while I got this bike back in one piece. :text-thankyouyellow:
I won customfighter of the month this past February
http://www.customfighters.com/forums/sh ... p?t=119218
Dialed in the carbs a bit more, but still too cold/wet to get any miles in...


That's fantastic man, congratulations and great job.

N.
I Do Vapor Blasting! http://www.cbxclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9881

Nils Menten
Tucson, Arizona, USA '80 CBX, sort-of restored :-)

http://www.restocycle.com Ikon shocks for your CBX! https://www.ikonshocksusa.com/collections/honda/honda-cbx1000-79-80
User avatar
NobleHops
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
 
Posts: 3079
Images: 28
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:17 am
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:11 pm

Congratulations on the recognition, high 60's tomorrow maybe you can get it out. :handgestures-fingerscrossed:
User avatar
Jeff Bennetts
Posting God
Posting God
 
Posts: 1657
Images: 83
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:38 am
Location: Ohio, USA

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby Syscrush » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:00 pm

Congrats - that's an atypical choice for that board!

Also, I meant to say it earlier, but man - that JMC swinger pushes my buttons. Love it.
Phil in Toronto
A cool guy deserves a cool bike, a dork needs a cool bike...
Pics of Perry, my '79.
User avatar
Syscrush
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
 
Posts: 1146
Images: 10
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:29 pm
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:13 pm

Finally put 100 miles on it. So I pulled the plugs to see how they were burning, and checked compression again while they were out.
All cylinders were within a few pounds of each other, and plugs all looked exactly the same and burning clean.
Then I decided it was time to sync the carbs, since all the cylinders seemed like they were breaking in the same (a job I was not looking forward to).
Carbs are all set the same now all the way across, and ready for another couple hundred miles before oil change to synthetic.
Carbs are set close to dead on now, but the idle screws are still giving me a bit of a time.... I think they are close enough for now....rarely run below 2000-3000rpm anyway.
Could be the lightweight slide springs giving a bit of issue, but still pulls good at any rpm up to the top.
Some dyno time is next after the oil change at some point. Problem there is the closest dyno is at a Harley shop, and they are seriously clueless with anything more than one carb, and the attitude is worse than having to talk with one of my X's :no

Setting up
IMG_8405.JPG

left side
IMG_8401.JPG

right side....readjusted one more time between 4 and 5 after this pic.. bike runs much smoother now
IMG_8403.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby daves79x » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:39 am

Looking pretty good there! Not sure what you mean by 'idle screws' There's only one. If you mean pilot screws, you should just set them at 2 or so turns out and forget them. Does the bike not return immediately to a proper idle? You should be able to idle it down with the idle adjuster to maybe 600-800 rpm easily now that the carbs are synced. Set the final idle close to 1000 per the manual however. But if you are having some idle problems, then all is not quite right yet.

Dave
daves79x
ICOA Technical Director
ICOA Technical Director
 
Posts: 3515
Images: 0
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:05 am
Location: Knox, PA

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:41 pm

It idles fine as low as 700rpm, much better now since the sync though.
Idle/pilot screws....I guess I said idle, because you adjust them to where the bike idles the best...then in a 1/8th.
Bike just sounds kinda burbly at idle as I move out from 1st, and figured it was rich. But it pulls great from all the way down low under load to the top...?
I leaned it out a bit and wouldn't pull as good, so I turned them back out a bit. They are about 2 1/8 out at the moment...not sure if the lightweight slide springs are an issue there..?
Have yet a chance/weather...to ride it since the sync to see if that helped.

When I ran it without baffles (very first time out), I had the needle second from top clip, 100 mains, and 2 3/8 out with the adjustment, 74 slow jet......ran freakin awsome :dance:
And was pure music....at least for the first 10 minutes....then it started to seem a bit loud. :mrgreen:
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby daves79x » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:13 pm

OK. Your main problem is just the pods and the stage 3 kit. Fortunate it runs as well as it does. You are never going to be able to get it exactly right everywhere with that set-up. I have gone to the smallest main they provide (98?) and the needle in the leanest position. That set-up was the best compromise between driveability and any kind of gas mileage. I'd at least try the smaller mains and see what happens. But there is no perfect running with pods.

Dave
daves79x
ICOA Technical Director
ICOA Technical Director
 
Posts: 3515
Images: 0
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:05 am
Location: Knox, PA

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:57 pm

steve murdoch icoa #5322 wrote:With those tires we better see some pics from the track.
Very nice.


Not from the track, but local roads...not many curves in flat farmland.
I have been trying to get to the edges of the tires... ..washed up gravel in many of the curves I do find, keeps my speed down.
But I'm trying...I'll get it to some good roads before summer I hope.
And a dyno :pray:

image.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:23 pm

Out in the sun for another show

Image

http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/motorcy ... e-weekend/


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:26 pm

Congrats, wyly.
Two completely different animals but both fun to ride.
steve murdoch icoa #5322
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
 
Posts: 3262
Images: 19
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:12 am
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby Syscrush » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:39 pm

cbxtreeme wrote:I have been trying to get to the edges of the tires... ..washed up gravel in many of the curves I do find, keeps my speed down.

That's just good sense, IMO.
Phil in Toronto
A cool guy deserves a cool bike, a dork needs a cool bike...
Pics of Perry, my '79.
User avatar
Syscrush
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
 
Posts: 1146
Images: 10
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:29 pm
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:31 pm

My 5 seconds of fame at Chicago's Motoblot..... saw a few smiles with my open headers, as I pulled in....and when I left

Image


No wind in the windy city that day....it was freakin HOT from time I rolled in, till I rode back out 5 hours later...!!!
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:37 pm

Syscrush wrote:
cbxtreeme wrote:I have been trying to get to the edges of the tires... ..washed up gravel in many of the curves I do find, keeps my speed down.

That's just good sense, IMO.


I touched down both sides of my pipes on the Rockers Reunion ride down in Indy a few weeks ago.... :mrgreen:
Much nicer roads south of 465... :dance:

http://www.rockersreunionindy.com/schedule/
___________MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION_____________

RGV VJ21 L___________________RZ 350_____________
RGV VJ22 FL__________ GT 750 long term cafe project___
RGV VJ22 N ________________RS 250 Cup Bike_________
RGV VJ23 T__________And one for the water...SX-R 800_
____________________RZV500R______________________
cbxtreeme
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 89
Images: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: 20 years of....Building the dream......

Postby Rick Pope » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:50 am

cbxtreeme wrote:
Syscrush wrote:
cbxtreeme wrote:I have been trying to get to the edges of the tires... ..washed up gravel in many of the curves I do find, keeps my speed down.

That's just good sense, IMO.


I touched down both sides of my pipes on the Rockers Reunion ride down in Indy a few weeks ago.... :mrgreen:
Much nicer roads south of 465... :dance:

http://www.rockersreunionindy.com/schedule/


Perhaps we should do a little "Indiana" ride in the hills in the south end of the state? What'scooking is in Madison, a great little town to spend a weekend.

Just this past weekend, VJMC had their national rally at Spring Mills SP just south of Bloomington, IN. Another nice area.
Rick Pope: ICOA Rally Director.
Either garage is too small or we have too many bikes. Or Momma's car needs to go outside.
Rick Pope
ICOA Rally Director
ICOA Rally Director
 
Posts: 1810
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:16 pm
Location: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

PreviousNext

Return to Project Threads

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest