First 60 days with Pipemasters


daves79x
ICOA Technical Director
ICOA Technical Director
Posts: 3921
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:05 am
Location: Knox, PA
Location: Knox, PA

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by daves79x »

Benny - do not alter the stock jetting for the Pipemasters, it is totally unnecessary. Use the stock foam replacement filter sock (they are available form David Silver and Six Center, NLA from Honda, or the stock-type paper filter, also available from those sources and elsewhere). Do not be tempted to us the K&N replacement filter.

As to your carbs - if they have never been separated for a complete cleaning and o-ring replacement, you need to do or have that done now while they are off the bike. You are just asking for trouble if you don't do all that. Original o-rings are 40 years old and they are all failing by now. That may be more than you are planning to do, but you'll be doing it all again very soon if you don't do it now. Randakk and Mike Nixon and others offer Viton o-ring kits.

Dave

Benny Edward
New Member & Happy To Be Here
New Member & Happy To Be Here
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 am
Location: East Peoria, IL
Location: East Peoria, IL

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by Benny Edward »

daves79x wrote:Benny - do not alter the stock jetting for the Pipemasters, it is totally unnecessary.
Use the stock foam replacement filter sock (they are available form David Silver and Six Center, NLA from Honda, or the stock-type paper filter, also available from those sources and elsewhere).
Do not be tempted to us the K&N replacement filter.
Randakk and Mike Nixon and others offer Viton o-ring kits.

Dave
That seems to be the consensus, many have advised me to just leave the jetting be.
I need to order the sock replacement, and I have David silver spares open in my web browser getting ready to order.
K&N isn't an option for me as I'm trying to keep the bike stock(aside from the PipeMasters that is), and the factory air box is an important facet of keeping it looking stock to me.
Can u send me a link for what to buy in way of o rings. I want to do this right the first time.

Pipemasters arrived last month and look incredible. Couple scratches from shipping oversees that will be visible after installation on lower pipe, so that was a bit of a bummer, and I don't want to try and polish them out in fear of dulling the chrome in that spot and have it more noticeable Than before. I haven't started on this project but will soon. I'm enlisting he help of an expert MC mechanic that will provide more knowledge than I have at my disposal, but getting the star aligned for us to both be free at the same time will be hard.
Pics and a new thread will follow soon as time allows.
For now a god bless, and health and happiness to you all for 2020!

steve murdoch icoa #5322
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 3518
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:12 am
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by steve murdoch icoa #5322 »

Carb kits, o-rings, manifolds and other carb related bits can be found on the Randakks site.
https://www.randakks.com/honda-cbx/carb ... -kits.html

Just curious on the damage occurring in shipping.
If you think it was poor packaging from PipeMasters they should be informed or if it was rough handling was there not insurance?

jnnngs
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 375
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:05 pm
Location: Hants/UK
Location: Hants/UK

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by jnnngs »

Hi,

Pipemasters are stainless steel rather than chromed steel aren't they? In which case polishing out minor marks should be OK.

Paul.

steve murdoch icoa #5322
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 3518
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:12 am
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by steve murdoch icoa #5322 »

They make/made a full stainless system and a chromed steel header with stainless muffler system.

Irishman1
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Location: Camano island, Wa,USA
Location: Camano island,Wa,USA

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by Irishman1 »

Just for info, I have new pipe masters on my 79 and no jetting required. Runs and sounds awesome
ICOA # 6786
Retired, now my job is restoring old hondas!
Bike in the garage right now:
1979 CBX1000 red
1980 CBX1000 red
1981 CBX1000 prolink
1975 gl1000 blue
1975 gl1000 red
1975 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1975 gl1000 red
1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
1977 gl1000 blue
1977 gl1000 black
1978 cb750f super sport
1979 cb750f super sport

Benny Edward
New Member & Happy To Be Here
New Member & Happy To Be Here
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 am
Location: East Peoria, IL
Location: East Peoria, IL

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by Benny Edward »

I appreciate the feedback. My mechanic is going thru my carbs right now. He seemed skeptical that a rejet would not be required to get it to run perfect. He's concerned and doesn't want to be responsible for bluing the headers if it's not perfect. I told him to do his own research but sounds like everything I've been getting from the community here is there is a large consensus that it's absolutely fine with stock jetting. My CBX project is taking way longer than I hoped but making progress. If I like it enough when finished I may consider letting go of my factory exhaust, but I wonder what Would be a fair price for it. I probably wouldn't part with it but I've been feeling a big push from the wife to liquidate it. I'm not prepared for her to win out on this, because if I got rid of it and decided to go back to stock I'd be stuck with the reproduction sets as my option. I like having the correct stamping from Honda for ultimate authenticity. Give me some feedback to show my wife telling me what an idiot I'd have to be to let go of near mint factory Honda CBX exhaust. She doesn't understand!

daves79x
ICOA Technical Director
ICOA Technical Director
Posts: 3921
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:05 am
Location: Knox, PA
Location: Knox, PA

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by daves79x »

If you got the full stainless version of the Pipemasters (maybe all they make now - used to make steel headers and stainless cans), they'll discolor no mater what jetting you have. Stock jetting is fine. If space, or recovering some of the cost of the Pipemasters are not issues, keep the stock pipes.

Dave

Larry Zimmer
ICOA Web Post/Pix/Video Archive Mgt
ICOA Web Post/Pix/Video Archive Mgt
Posts: 1668
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:32 pm
Location: Brighton, MI
Location: Brighton, Mich
Contact:

Re: First 60 days with Pipemasters

Post by Larry Zimmer »

Fair argument might be that the day will come that you will no longer be able to ride; and, will, then, likely sell the CBX. It will be worth considerably more with the stock pipes. AND, the Pipemasters will go for a good $$, also. SO -- it's an overall profitable thing to keep them! Best of luck! :-)
Larry Zimmer
cbxlarry@sbcglobal.net

Post Reply

Return to “EXHAUSTS: What works and fits...and what doesn't.”