Hello -- I just bought my first CBX, after wanting one for thirty years or so. I've always been -- well, horrified, frankly, by the price, but finally realized that they weren't getting noticeably cheaper. Then one night whilst looking at a listing for a 1979 CBX for sale, my brilliant and beautiful wife, Diane, wife looked over my shoulder and said (I think that I married her in anticipation of this moment), "Go for it!".
I went, and she's mine.
But what I first noticed is that when it's leaning on its kickstand, the bike seems heeled over so far that I can literally tip it over the top of the kickstand with a light push, nearly one finger. The thought of some mindless cretin bumping into it, and tupping it over onto its lovely engine and paint has me a trifle worried. Are ALL 1979 CBX's like this? I plan to weld a bit of metal underneath the kickstand to raise it a trifle. Has anyone else done this, please?
Nasty, Brutish, and Short
1967 Yamaha U5-E
1971 Honda CB175 Candy Gold
1972 Norton Commando 750
1973 Honda CB350F Candy Bacchus Olive
1975 Suzuki GT750M Jewel Grey
1975 Honda GL1000 Candy Blue Green
1976 Honda GL1000 Sulfur Yellow
1976 Benelli Sei
1979 Honda CBX Glory Red
1983 Honda CB1100F
You are NEVER too old for a happy childhood!