Michael Vidovic wrote:Hi
Went with my nephew to the Classic Car and Bike Show with time trials last Saturday in Geelong, Victoria ,Australia. He rode my FXR while I rode my X. Amazing how these things draw attention. Without being arrogant or egotistical kind of feels good to have something that is so appreciated. Within minutes of parking I had people out with cameras.
People ask me what's it like and I occasionally tell them I couldn't get the wife to come so I brought my X!
NobleHops wrote:So true Michael, motorcycle people REALLY enjoy seeing these bikes, and quite a few feel some sort of connection to them; remembering when they first saw one, wanting one, having had one. That is definitely part of the fun of CBX ownership, getting out to gatherings of motorcyclists and letting them enjoy it.
Want2ride wrote:After going to Las Vegas Mecum Auction in Jan '14 and losing out on a CBX (by not being willing to budge above $8k), We got busy when we arrived home and found a CBX on Craigslist about 200 miles away and bought it. My wife and drove down and picked it up that weekend. I got the '79 started running fullly last night for the 1st time! After buying it 11 months ago (running on 4 cylinders), it has been on the workstand most of that time. The usual neglected things are pretty much taken care of ((fluids changed, brakes cleaned w/new seals and lines, forks (new fluid and paint), headlight bucket fiberglass repair and paint, valve adjust, painting a few items)) and the last hurdle was the carb disassembly and cleaning which got finished over the weekend. It started and ran pretty well for not being sync'd as I'm waiting on a Motion Pro Carb adjusting tool and new coils are on order as the current units show visible cracks. But all that work and $ seems to be paying off.
I need to give a big thanks to CBXPerformance, David Silvers, Randakk's, Bill at Tims, Louis at UsedCBXParts, and my local Honda shop for parts and information. Mike Nixon and his carb cleaning book was a lifesaver. Finally the CBX club and website have been the foundation of getting the project rolling and now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
That about it but as you can imagine, I am pretty jazzed and grateful to be at this place where after about 30 years of off and on wanting a CBX to have a runner. Its not done yet and I'm sure when I told my wife that I was just about done spending money on the bike I was lying, but hey its getting to be an impressive machine to own, see and to hear.
Want2ride wrote:That about it but as you can imagine, I am pretty jazzed and grateful to be at this place where after about 30 years of off and on wanting a CBX to have a runner.
asacuta wrote:Like I've said before: it amazes me the work people put into their CBXs. Impressive.
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