1979 model vs 1980 model, and the winner is...

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Put this on my neighbor's 1100F, off a 750F in Japan.
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I'll bet it's really handy. I much prefer the look without. 1979 VICTORIOUS!!! :D
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CBX-tras wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:17 am
Put this on my neighbor's 1100F, off a 750F in Japan.
This is actually my bike now and the one I referenced in the post earlier. It's super handy.
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Syscrush wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:11 pm
I'll bet it's really handy. I much prefer the look without. 1979 VICTORIOUS!!! :D
Many of us updated our suspension at both ends so that's no longer and issue.
Cute tail storage box? Just one more thing that can break and I have pockets.
I'll go with the year that will always have the best resale value, '79.
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While resale value is important to most, I'll take safety and convenience myself (can't see myself ever selling my CBX while still of sound mind and body anyway :)
Plus, I've had my 1980 since 1982, and driven it every year, so for me, 1980 WINS!
Would be interesting to drive a '79 though, any offers?
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dohc24 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:26 am

Would be interesting to drive a '79 though, any offers?
For both bikes in stock condition, you would not find any difference. The horsepower difference falls within the production tolerances of internal combustion engines and it is too small to feel. I have ridden 80s that "felt" faster than 79s and vice-versa.
The suspension difference is also negligible.
Actually, if you take 300 mile day trips, the Prolink is the best CBX.
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EMS wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:54 am
dohc24 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:26 am

Would be interesting to drive a '79 though, any offers?
For both bikes in stock condition, you would not find any difference. The horsepower difference falls within the production tolerances of internal combustion engines and it is too small to feel. I have ridden 80s that "felt" faster than 79s and vice-versa.
The suspension difference is also negligible.
Actually, if you take 300 mile day trips, the Prolink is the best CBX.
You are right, the thrill of the ride would be close to the same regardless of the year. I do prefer the naked motor look though.
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dohc24 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:48 pm
EMS wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:54 am
dohc24 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:26 am

Would be interesting to drive a '79 though, any offers?
For both bikes in stock condition, you would not find any difference. The horsepower difference falls within the production tolerances of internal combustion engines and it is too small to feel. I have ridden 80s that "felt" faster than 79s and vice-versa.
The suspension difference is also negligible.
Actually, if you take 300 mile day trips, the Prolink is the best CBX.
You are right, the thrill of the ride would be close to the same regardless of the year. I do prefer the naked motor look though.
Some would disagree but the '81 and '82 are very good looking bikes as naked rides too
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Looks are not that important, if you want a bike that takes you comfortably on a daily ride of 300+ miles.
Wonder why you are putting so much effort into making a custom fairing for your naked bike???
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that makes zero sense...I have a naked bike and another with a fairing, so what? I don't think one is more attractive than the other. I take both on day long 300+ miles rides.

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Great write up. Having a 1979, a 1980 and a 1981 CBX, I have to say that my favorite for all around riding and especially long distance trips is the 1981. It is more comfortable and has a nice, broad powerband. I do get more looks from the 79 though. BUT whenever I’m riding with my wife and she’s riding her yellow 1975 gl1000 people walk by my CBX to look at her goldwing. I think most people just don’t know what it is and everyone knows the goldwing! Sad me😢
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1975 gl1000 red
1975 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1975 gl1000 red
1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
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Irishman1 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:07 pm
C0ADEB5E-A8BA-40CB-B603-BF151336E771.jpegGreat write up. Having a 1979, a 1980 and a 1981 CBX, I have to say that my favorite for all around riding and especially long distance trips is the 1981. It is more comfortable and has a nice, broad powerband. I do get more looks from the 79 though. BUT whenever I’m riding with my wife and she’s riding her yellow 1975 gl1000 people walk by my CBX to look at her goldwing. I think most people just don’t know what it is and everyone knows the goldwing! Sad me😢
You stll need a white 82, a black 80 and silver 79 to complete the collection :D
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Indeed but I need my wife more!,,😅
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1979 CBX1000 red
1980 CBX1000 red
1981 CBX1000 prolink
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1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
1977 gl1000 blue
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