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New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:46 pm
by Dmerc
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.

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:24 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
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

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 am
by Dmerc
Thanks Steve, I have a factory manual. Does this other book have info my manual does not?

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:58 am
by Mouse
:text-welcomewave: To the group Dmerc.

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:28 pm
by Dmerc
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

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:11 pm
by solarmoose
Dmerc wrote:Thanks Steve, I have a factory manual. Does this other book have info my manual does not?


In a word, yes.

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:35 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
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.

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:58 am
by EMS
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.

Re: New guy in Albuquerque NM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:24 am
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
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