Saw it for sale HERE. Not cheap and no I don’t know the bike or the owner. I often wonder if they knew at the time what classic and beautiful motorcycles they were designing and building.
Custom CBX… Holy shhhh…..
To my horror I just discovered that this spectacular machine had been caught in my POS spam filter. Thank you mike for double checking with me on this and re-sending it! If anyone else out there feels that they sent in a particularly nice machine and are wondering why they haven’t seen it please feel free to double check with me in a follow up. I’m shocked at g-mail. it’s usually VERY reliable.
Ola Steve-O. Mike in Montreal here, again. Remember my SR500, that you were kind enough to post ( and my ‘killer’ 50/250) ? Seems the Yamaha might be seeing more of the world than me (Portland Oregon,Hawaii). All is not lost, however. I was busy this past winter, and just put the finishing touches on this. Its an ’82 CBX 1000. You can follow the build here;
Get comfy….its a long read !
Check out part 1-4, you might notice a slight difference in the bike as the build progressed.
I always had a itch to scratch regarding CBXs. I’m pretty chuffed how this one came out.
’05 GSXR1000 front end
’08 GSXR 1000 rear end
Rear subframe fabbed from my wife’s old lawn chair ( No, really, you can’t make this stuff up !)
Big-rig back-up lights for headlights
Ducati Monster seat
GSXR filler grafted onto the CBX tank
Coke bottle recycled into an oil vapor catch tank ( plumbed with stainless braided line initially intended for dishwashers)
Ducati braided oil line used as a tank breather
Tail light is a McGyvered ‘wing’ light from a Toyota Sienna
Floor lamp cut up for turn signal supports ( Honest !)
I only got out on it for a short run today, for the second time. WHAT a giggle to ride !
Kawasaki GPZ 750 Turbo. Possibly my favorite 80’s superbike.
By special request. The 1981 “ELR” Kawasaki KZ1000 based Superbike S1 Racer (from the backgound on another post).
Red White and Blue – Honda CB1100F
The Kawasaki Z1R
Stunning original and well travelled Honda CB900.
From the days when supergikes were interesting! For quite a few years this was a wildly unappreciated bike. I remember them piling up at the dealerships as Ninja’s and VFR’s came out. It’s great to see such an excellent survivor that seems to have travelled a long way to it’s new owner!
Stéphane writes in:
My name’s Stéphane and I’m from south of France ( Nice ). I’ve bought this CB 900 f SuperSport ( Bol d’Or in Europe ) last October.
It came from NY City where it spent 25 years in a shop, just for decoration purpose… It had 3500 km ( 2174 miles ) when it arrived
in France, bought by a collector. Then he drove with it until 5000 km ( 3106 miles ).
And here I’m !! He decided to sale it for 2500 euros ( not much for this beauty ). I’ve just changed few things like carburator gaskets, etc…
Now, every morning, I take that fat mama for a daily ride , going to work or just riding it with friends.
Next project : a 350 CB ! but it will change a lot… Brat ? Dirt ? we will see… =)
I send you some picts of last sunday, in the old part of my city, and I hope you will find it cool ,
thanx for the website, keep riding ;