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 !

Vids here;
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.
Highlights (?);
’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 !

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 ;