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Six Sixes!

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:42 am
by vinceciotti
Whew, we got SIX CBXes together down in Albuquerque NM today! That’s:

• 36 cylinders
• 144 valves
• 19 exhausts (weird, huh?)

From left to right, the bikes & owners are:

• Steve Steenrod’s stunning 79 CBX
• MIke Venhaus’ black 79
• Me & my red 79
• Jeff McCampbell and his white 82
• Jack Jason and his black 80
• Stu Bloom and his red 79

Anybody top that recently?

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:27 pm
by Jeff Bennetts
Cool, thanks for the picture vince!

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:42 pm
by EMS
You forgot the cumulative age of the riders. That would be the most impressive number! I am guessing 337 years.....

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:46 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
Nice pic, Vince.
The sound must have been great.
Is Mike using the Dencos?

Age of Six Sixers?

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:41 pm
by vinceciotti
The age of we riders? Here ya go:

Me (old fart) = 75
Mike = 66
Jeff = 65
Stu (the kid)= 61
Jack = 69 (my favorite #)
Stu = 71

Total = 407

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:54 am
by Syscrush
Combined weight of bikes and riders would be pretty serious, but total cc's would be the biggest number, I would think. :)

Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing!

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:16 am
by Larry Zimmer
That's great, Vince. I'm jealous. We'll do good to break 40F here, today. All week. next week is looking no better. Keep the wheels spinning.

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:25 pm
by FalldownPhil
I do believe that I see one of my old CBX's in that photo. Is that the fabulous
Mike Venhaus I see on it? A great individual. The person that I got that bike from
is well known to some of us old timers. I got it from Tom Whaley a bit before he passed away.
Very Best,
Phil

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:09 am
by Rick Pope
There's a name I haven't heard in a while. He was a wealth of knowledge.

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:37 pm
by FalldownPhil
Rick Pope wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:09 am
There's a name I haven't heard in a while. He was a wealth of knowledge.
Rick,
He really was a wealth of knowledge. He was also a warm and wonderful human being.
He was the first that I knew reproducing the clutch rubbers and some other things.
When his health started to fail he seemed to think that I should have his parts, books, and
motorcycles at a price point that I could not refuse. The old Smokin' Joe CBX is what is in
the photo above. I gave Mike the same deal that was given to me as I knew it was going to
the right place to be loved and cared for. By the looks of it now, I made a good choice.
Very Best,
Phil

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:55 pm
by CBXTRA6
Tom Whaley aka "The Rocket Man" he was a staple in the old days of the CBXpress, great articles.

Re: Six Sixes!

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:25 am
by NobleHops
A real gentleman, Tom, same as Mike V. I’m gonna call Mike today, miss that guy.