What did you do to your bike today?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:29 pm

Wow Mike, that's beautiful work!

But you just made me feel twice as bad... What I did today was order superbike 7/8" bars because the CBX controls won't properly fit my sessy Pro Taper bars. :(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby 80 cbx dude #6216 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:41 pm

Christine got me a fairing for Christmas. Finally got it painted and here's how it turned out.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby cbxmel » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:26 am

That is superb Mike. Well done.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:46 am

Mike, i like the look especially with the blacked-out headlight ring.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:57 pm

Adjusted the valves on my '81.
After approx. 15,000 miles i had to change 11 shims, 10 of them on the exhaust side.
Any ideas on why one side would need it so much more than the other?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:23 pm

Steve:

when you say, one side more than the other, are you talking intake vs exhaust or left vs right side of cams?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby paullavery » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:48 pm

Took delivery of a new set of Sankei 6 into 2 pipes & i'm taking the day off work tomorrow & will be fitting them :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby daves79x » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:57 pm

Steve: The exhaust valves always tighten up quicker than the intakes, which is why they, especially, should be kept on the loose side. More heat there I suppose.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:14 pm

Thanks for the replies, Gents.
It was 10 exhaust and 1 intake that needed adjusting.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby wyly » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:57 am

NobleHops wrote:
asacuta wrote:Like I've said before: it amazes me the work people put into their CBXs. Impressive.



What you guys said. Spool it up Mike, I'll help organize a group buy if you can make these in quantity! Looks gorgeous.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:56 am

Syscrush wrote:But you just made me feel twice as bad... What I did today was order superbike 7/8" bars because the CBX controls won't properly fit my sessy Pro Taper bars. :(

OK, the 7/8" bars are GONE! For those of you who like 1-1/8" bars, you might like to know that LSL makes a Superbike bend Fatbar.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby asacuta » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:39 pm

Took the 81 CBX out of winter hibernation today. The old girl was a little stiff until I got her out on the highway. Amazing a bike so old still runs so well. It looks like I'm starting to get an oil leak around the output shaft. I imagine there's not much I can do unless I'm willing to crack the case and change the seal, which I'm not.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:43 pm

Al:

I may face the same problem. :roll: Just saw an oil spot under the bike right there today. :evil: There is a way to put a seal in without splitting the cases. It's not the perfect way to do it, but several guys have done the repair and report O.K. results! :think:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby asacuta » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:54 pm

So where is this miracle repair described? If no one knows off the top of their head, I'll try a search.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:18 am

Basically, you have to cut out the old seal and then install the new seal after you trim the lip, that sits in the grove in the case, off. I am not sure that there is a detailed description (with pics) here. :think:
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