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Old 11-05-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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OD's CBX

Picked up a 79 model CBX, well the major lumps of one anyway





Has a small hole in the crankcase from a snapped conrod


Gonna fit this to it when I get it back together



Should be a fairly slow build, but thought I'd keep a bit of a record of it as I go
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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That case will buff right out.....

Nice project, it looks like big fun.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Oh, hell yes!!

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Old 11-08-2014, 04:07 PM   #4
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So, I had a few hours spare yesterday morning so decided to whip off the head and have a look in there to see just how bad things could get.

Pretty bad....



You can just see the top of the wrist pin in cylinder #6, heres a pic of the conrod itself


the wreck has been sitting for quite a while as some of the valves are rusted / seized open


combustion chamber for #6, note 1 missing exhaust valve head with the remains of the valve stem bent and jammed into the guide, plus bent intake valve. The other two operate just fine!


bottom of #6 barrel and you can see the gouges on in the bore as well


About now you're probably wondering why I'd bother. Well back in the 80's I built this bike with twin turbo's for a guy who wanted to drag race it. My early design made it difficult to up the boost above 15 psi (for a good reason). As with all things the owner grew used to that and wanted more, so he fitted a Mr Turbo kit and upped the boost. The engine only lasted a few runs and blew the bottom end, removing a few of the riders toes with it and of course he then crashed. Sadly the owner passed away. After 8 months of searching recently I found the bike in his fathers shed in South Australia where its languished for 25 years. The guys Father was happy to sell it to me and I'm going to bring it back to it's former glory.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:21 AM   #5
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Great story, I have always loved the CBX but their complexity has always kept me away.

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Old 11-15-2014, 01:32 PM   #6
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After 8 months of searching recently I found the bike in his fathers shed in South Australia where its languished for 25 years. The guys Father was happy to sell it to me and I'm going to bring it back to it's former glory.
That is awesome. As they say down under, good on you mate.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:41 PM   #7
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Wow, huge endevor... I admire your optimism. Is the block being replaced or fixed.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:08 AM   #8
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OldDog;

Too bad you weren't building a suzuki ZG 1300 6 banger, I know where there are 4 of them I could get parts for you. Let me know if you want to convert the honda to a Zuki LOL

Love the build, I was gonna go the Zuki 6 turbo untill I found the Beemer to convert instead.

See here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1022344
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:23 AM   #9
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One of the Laverda blokes in Canada is rebuilding something similar.I will pass on this thread.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #10
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Thanks for the kind words guys,

Things are ticking along slowly as I accrue parts,

Picked up a set of Wiseco turbo slugs the other day along with a crank, cam cover, new wiring harness and switch gear and a set of valves and springs. CBX's are fairly sparse on the ground here so I have to source most bits from the US, thankfully there are good sources there, if you have the money

anonny - the bike came with a spare good crankcase which is a relief!

jgendr - mate I think you mean a Kawasaki zg1300 and you should and get those bikes and build one up, they are a bloody nice bit of gear, a bit heavy, and not as brash and "in your face" as a CBX, but still a very good bike! Have been watching your thread and I'm actually in the middle of building up a KTM 990 which is vaguely similar to the r1200 in your thread, although I'm hand making the gas tank out of thin aluminium plates, reminiscent of the side of a WW2 fighter plane.

Vince - Thanks, I need all the help and advice I can get
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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Excellent thread and interesting back story OldDog! This bike is going to be so frickin' cool.
You said the PO passed away--was it a result of the crash on the bike?
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:59 PM   #12
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Thanks for the kind words guys,

jgendr - mate I think you mean a Kawasaki zg1300 and you should and get those bikes and build one up, they are a bloody nice bit of gear, a bit heavy, and not as brash and "in your face" as a CBX, but still a very good bike! Have been watching your thread and I'm actually in the middle of building up a KTM 990 which is vaguely similar to the r1200 in your thread, although I'm hand making the gas tank out of thin aluminium plates, reminiscent of the side of a WW2 fighter plane.

How you guys say it over there? " Bloody Hell " don't know why I said Zuki! LOL You and I got to work together. I'm Turboing the vertically challenged Beemer and building my tank from scratch too. LOL I'll be keeping in touch.

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Old 11-20-2014, 03:26 AM   #13
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that looks like a lot of work ... but the story behind it makes it worth it
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:41 AM   #14
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twin turbos??? crikey!
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:16 AM   #15
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Very cool project!

I spotted this interesting 3 wheeler at our local car show last year. Kawi 1300 6 powered!



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