I have just dragged my old 1985 CBX400 out of the garage where it has been
for the last 4 years unused. I have owned it since 1989 and used to ride it
to work every day. It never failed to start. It needs a bit of work now as
the fork seals have started to leak badly and the engine and some other
parts need a paint touch up.
The battery was dead so I haven't tried to start it yet but hope to get it
back on the road soon.
I live in Auckland New Zealand. I haven't seen many CBX models for a long
time now but there used to be quite a few. I am hoping there are still parts
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The second letter from Ned.
The bike is an unusual colour but I think it is the original factory paint.
It is not quite as good when you get close - there is a hole in the muffler
and the pipes are a bit rusty. I will probably paint them gloss black. The
seat has some splits in it. I will do a bit of work on the engine, brakes
and fork seals before it goes back on the road. I have had a lot of fun
riding it - the only Japanese motorcycle I have ever owned. I have had lots
of British bikes but the Honda but it has been the most reliable!
The third letter from Ned.
The bike is a 1985 CBX400f with only 38000km. I have had it since 1988
and used to ride it to work every day until a few years ago. At the
moment it is in pieces in my
workshop as a few things have seized up. I am replacing all the fork seals,
brake seals and repainting a lot of the engine and frame parts. I have also
built a new muffler for the 4 into 1 exhaust as it was rusted. It sounds
great. I can't wait to get it back on the road as I haven't ridden it except
up and down our driveway for about three years now.
The fourth letter from Ned.
I have finished restoring my CBX400 (at Christmas time) and it has been back
on the road for a few months - it's so good to ride it again. It still looks
like a great bike and lots of people have commented. I have not seen any
others on the road here now for a long time now so maybe it is almost a
collectible classic. The cam chain still rattles and the new muffler I made
is quite noisy but it's a good growly sort of noise. I am riding it to work
every day again (unless it is raining very hard).
I put some pictures on bikepics.com
but they only
come up in my personal page and there are no other CBX400s listed there. May
be some of the other owners of bikes on your site should post their pictures
Hope your CBX is going well
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