Total Number of CBXes Made

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Postby daves79x » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:20 am

Greg:
Your's follows the pattern that Mike was referring to. The Marysville bikes' frame and engine numbers are generally about 2000 apart. However, some probably don't follow that, as Mike found out. Anyway, yours is one of the later '80s.

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Postby GregW » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:53 am

According to my frame plate, my '80 was manufactured in May, 1980.
I was glancing through my CBX Gold Portfolio & it had an article by Cycle magazine about the 469 advancers ya'll have been talking about. The retrofit was a warranty procedure that came out in a service bulletin in December, 1979. It affected engine #s SC03E-2000001-2001773. Frame #s fall in the SC0E-200000-2001785.
The standard 469 advancer was a single stage unit & the 469A was a dual stage. What I found interesting was that the bikes with the 469 std. made on the dyno 71hp & 47 lbs/ft, while the 469A increased that figure to 82hp & 51lbs/ft. In comparison, the '79s with the 422 advancer (also a dual stage) run 85hp & 52 lbs/ft.
Simply amazing what a simple little thing like spark advance can do for perfomance. :eek:

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Postby cbx4evr » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:29 am

My 80's serial was 2001348

My 81's serial ended in 2468
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Postby cbxmel » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:15 pm

Hi everyone,Just got around to reading the posts on this subject.I am trying to put together the definitive book on the cbx and wrote to Kunio Sakuraya Manager of the Honda Collection Hall at Motegi in March 2001 to try and find out how many cbx's built.He came back with the following figures which make food for thought.He says 38,079
units of all models built in Japan plus 3150 1980 models built in the USA.He could not break the numbers down into 79,80,81 or 82 models as records have been destroyed! Pity. The figures in my forward to the cbx Gold Portfolio are incorrect as the publishers got them wrong when sending to the printers. Hope this helps.All the best Mel
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Postby alimey4u2 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:09 am

Good luck with the book Mel, put me down for a copy..... :thumupp:
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Postby Terry » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:56 am

Hmmm, "He says 38,079 units of all models built in Japan"

That means that 33,000 were made (after) mine. :D
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Postby cbxmel » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:09 am

Hi again,Any advances on Terry's figure?Who has the earliest 79 in the ICOA?????Any early sandcast?I have the cyclinder head and a few other bits from number 28 which is sandcast and has no chrome bolts either side of the head. Would be great to know with engine and frame numbers.Could then include in my book.All the best cbxmel ICOA 1876
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Postby EMS » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:34 am

Mel, the "oldest" CBX in the U.S. I have records for is a 1979 that was offered for sale by Ric Seel in Grand Rapids, Ohio (near Toledo) earlier this year. It had VIN CB1-20 00045 and engine-no CB1E-20 00064.
We talked about this bike here on the site when it was on ebay. I will try to find the thread. I don't think it sold in the auction, so I have no idea where it currently is.

Here is the link to the thread. As of today (11-22) you can still call up the ebay auction.
http://www.cbxclub.com/forum/viewtopic. ... sc&start=0
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Postby cbxmel » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:55 am

Many thanks very interesting.Wonder what it went for as I see highest bid was $7500. All the best. cbxmel ICOA 1876
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Postby EMS » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:02 pm

This is a very strange transaction, if it ever was one at all. The seller rejected offers of up to $8,000.- and in the end lowered his buy-it-now to $6,000.- :? :? Makes no sense, really.
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Postby EMS » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:13 pm

So! Here is finally someone who knows exactly how many 1980 CBXes were build :shock: :shock: There is a wealth of knowledge out there. Mainly on ebay. We just need to look for it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-CB ... enameZWDVW
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Postby cbxtacy » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:28 am

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Postby cbxmel » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:47 am

Hi EMS,So this guy reckons he knows more than Honda.Unless he is of course including the ones built in Japan.Honda stand by the figure I mentioned previously for Marysville.Perhaps the world is flat!!! all the best cbxmel ICOA 1876
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Postby EMS » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:50 am

Mel, I think he says total 1980 bikes built. But still. Where does the number come from? :roll:
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Postby daves79x » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:52 pm

It is amazing what you can learn from eBay! Seriously, if this guy has true inside info on the subject, we'd like to hear more. Maybe someone should ask him this question while the listing is active.

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