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Thanks for sharing, I have a whole new appreciation for CBX’s now. :thanks:

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Local time: August 14th, 2018, 9:53 pm
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My Bike Models: - '97 Valkyrie Bumblebee Tourer that Honda never made!

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Still racing the Summer heat clock, I have morning hours. West-facing garage and 100F+ temperatures mean I'm done by Noon. I really only have two more actions on deck until I retire to the A/C and the pool.

I had a sizable oil leak out of the alternator housing. Turned out to be an oring I hadn't anticipated. So, it's still apart until that oring comes in. I'm doing brushes and bearings while I'm in there. By the way, the alternator is driven by an ingenious clutch in an oil bath. The clutch is designed to reduce the torque on the primary shaft (lightweight) which also drives the ignition pulsars. This shaft is behind and driven off the crank and is what keeps the width of the CBX from being excessive.

I'm also fixing the ubiquitous early CBX clutch rattle. A fellow in Belgium has oversized rubber isolators that fit over the clutch hub legs that cures the horrendous rattle these things develop over time. A redesign in '81 cured it. This fix is something Honda never anticipated, so it involves grinding off rivets and drilling and tapping for screws to hold in the replacements. Not terrible, but not a slam dunk, either.

For some reason, I can't attach images right now, but will as I wrap up these last tasks before Summer.

Safe riding, guys!

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Sorry your season is closing so soon. It's just beginning here. I've been riding this past week under threat of storms (rain) but I've been lucky enough to have it dry when I ride.

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Getting hotter'n Hades in the garage after about 1-2PM. In another week, a predicted huge high pressure system will dig in and consistent 105-110F afternoon temps will mean 75-80 nightime temps and 85 - 90+ in the garage first thing in morning. (Won't cool down). So, I'm about to hang it up except for short, odd jobs.

So, I have taken care of the significant alternator oil leak. And I'm finishing up the clutch job. Horrible rattle that all the 79/80 models develop. I'll be glad to get rid of that embarrassing noise. Clutch plates look like new. (Machine was well-loved).

I'd post pics, but for some crazy reason, the system refuses to attach .jpg's from my new iPhone into this thread. I can post photos taken with the old one, but not this one. Crazy.

I'll add a couple of shots if/when I figure it out.

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It's hot in Phoenix these days. Really hot. Too hot to ride. But, not too hot to begin preparing for putting finishing touches on this CBX road warrior. That "preparation" involves obtaining a few goodies, as is the case for anything worthwhile.

Recall, earlier in this thread that I replaced the factory PLASTIC <!> swingarm bushings used on the '79s with brass ones. A bit of a PIA, I'm now surprised that after only putting 250 miles on it, I've sourced another swingarm.

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This is a Pro-Link arm from an '81 CBX. (It was used in '81/82). I'll be converting it to twin shock and will need to source bushings to accept the smaller '79 arm pivot bolt. But, it's far superior than the stamped steel factory '79 bit. There are better arms out there, but they are big bucks. Heck, by the time I get mounts machined and welded, the bushings machined - plus the cost of the swingarm, this one won't be cheap either, but the cool factor will be there. I'll also need a longer chain as this arm slightly increased in length. (Needed a chain and sprockets anyway) Nobody will notice the new swingarm, but I'll know it's there! That's what matters.

Oh! And I have another set of carbs to go on. I rebuilt my set, but they aren't perfect. Very streetable and runs like a raped ape, but not perfect, especially at idle. I'd be really ticked off if I pulled the carbs again, tweaked on them again, then re-installed and found there were still problems. Pulling carbs on this beast is no picnic. The motor has to be practically removed to do the job.

Sooo, I enlisted the help of a fellow up the road here - what was his name - oh yes, Nixon. He worked his magic on a set I sourced. A few weeks ago these guys came back home and are also waiting their turn when cooler garage temperatures FINALLY get here:

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So, I have some things to look forward to in a couple of months!
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NICE ! eats up a $ 1000 real fast , But it will feel like a new bike ! MY CBX is apart in the shop , First gear replacement..been riding the Valk all summer..

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My Bike Models: - '97 Valkyrie Bumblebee Tourer that Honda never made!

- '78 GL1000 - custom and evolving

- '79 CBX-Z - a work in progress


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Been following that, Greg. Real bummer. I hammered on this one pretty good for 250 miles. I'm pretty confident that I can go after fun stuff and won't <knock wood> be opening cases for a while. I guess the good news is that you have all Winter to deal with it...and those stairs!

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