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The International CBX Owners Association • View topic - A garage find close to home

A garage find close to home


Re: A garage find close to home

Postby Irishman1 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:09 pm

Trying my hand at home zinc plating for the carburator brackets on the 80 while waiting for some gaskets to arrive. I cleaned the grime off then used steel wool to remove some corrosion on a couple pieces and left it on on the others. I’ll definitely do all the brackets as I disassemble the carbs. I used a mix of vinegar, 25% distilled water, epsom salt and sugar and low trickle setting on the 12 volt charger. All the parts turned out beautiful. Maybe not as durable as a professional company but I did it myself as I do with my painting and mechanical work.
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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
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Re: A garage find close to home

Postby Rick Pope » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:57 pm

:clap: Nicely done sir.
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Either garage is too small or we have too many bikes. Or Momma's car needs to go outside.
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Re: A garage find close to home

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:18 pm

Leave it plugged in and i will need your address.
Looks great.
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Re: A garage find close to home

Postby Irishman1 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm

A couple pictures of the cleaned shocks with the new decals. I didn’t rebuild these shocks since there was no leaking and felt ok before tearing it down so we’ll see how they seem riding.
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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
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Re: A garage find close to home

Postby Irishman1 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:56 pm

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
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