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New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby Dmerc » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:46 pm

Bringing an 81 cbx back to life. Has 17K miles and has always been garaged. Sat for about 5 years and the gas tank is ugly but I have saved worse. Looking for the left fairing pocket cover. Otherwise it all seems to be in excellent condition with a new paint job. It's the Jay Leno paint scheme. done a lot of carb work but this will be a challenge for sure but hey I rebuilt a couple automatic transmissions so what could go wrong. :o My dad had two of these bikes so in some way I want restore this one in his memory. start fiddling with the tank in a couple days.
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:24 pm

Welcome to the site, Dmerc.
Jay Leno paint scheme?
If you are tackling the carbs this tutorial from Mike Nixon is the best money you can spend.
http://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/booknook.html
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby Dmerc » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 am

Thanks Steve, I have a factory manual. Does this other book have info my manual does not?
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby Mouse » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:58 am

:text-welcomewave: To the group Dmerc.
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby Dmerc » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:28 pm

Thanks Mouse,first setback is pin holes in the gas tank. Previous owner paid big bucks to have everything painted factory with all the correct graphics. Then let it sit for 5 years. Damn shame. Guess I'll clean the tank as best I can and coat it after fixing the pin holes.what tank sealer have you guys used? Thanks, dave
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby solarmoose » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Dmerc wrote:Thanks Steve, I have a factory manual. Does this other book have info my manual does not?


In a word, yes.
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:35 pm

Dmerc wrote:Thanks Steve, I have a factory manual. Does this other book have info my manual does not?


As Solarmoose so eloquently put it, yes the carb book is a complete breakdown, cleaning and re-assembly manual.
Tips on tools and many tricks not included in the repair manual.
New o-rings and gaskets IF required can be obtained at Tims or Randakk.
https://www.randakks.com/honda-cbx-rand ... l-kit.html



I have used a Por15 tank liner kit with excellent results.
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby EMS » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:58 am

The repair manual was not written/issued for the home mechanic. It was a "Honda shop manual". Many procedures and techniques in there were assumed to be general mechanics' knowledge and thus not explained in detail. Mike Nixon's booklet takes a different approach and tells you exactly what to do, step by step.
Thanks again, Mike, for providing the community with these invaluable instructions.
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Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:24 am

Dmerc, here are a couple more tricks/tips about CBX carbs from the excellent Mike Nixon website.
I have viewed these short videos MANY times.
http://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/tech_videos.html
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