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Date: Tue Sep 23 06:35:06 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
Hi Ben
Yes! you have just jogged my memory! The bike was sold in the UK as the Nighthawk 650. But it had a much more custom/cruiser look about it. This must be the same as the north american one?
When i bought my original cbx in the early eighties, the nighthawk was the alternative from honda. No choice really.

i take it that any cbx in north america is/was a personal or grey import?


Date: Mon Sep 22 16:51:57 2003
Name: Ben
Email: Benoit_bertrand@cmq.qc.ca
Type: CBX 550F
CBX 550 blue and white

About the CBX 650 . These bike were sold in Canada and US as semi-custom CB NightHawks 650 and were not related to the CBX . And the US never got the CBX 400 -550 , hehe so it's a very rare specimen in
the US .


Date: Thu Sep 18 07:13:07 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
a couple of cbx's on e-bay tonite. one might be good for spares.


the other one sounds like an interesting project.


note the bit abot reprofiled cams.


Date: Fri Sep 12 06:37:38 2003
Name: Richie Darling
Email: darlingrichard@hotmail.com
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
RELUCTANT SALE (No space) 50. Carlisle area.

Date: Wed Sep 10 06:54:37 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
anyone know anything about CBX600/650? Seems like a central european/german model.
Take a look at these on german e-bay.




both pig ugly, sorry if you own one!
but i would love to know more about them.


Date: Wed Aug 27 06:34:54 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
How quickly do your current rims get dirty?

Now you know the answer!


Date: Wed Aug 27 03:42:10 2003
Name: b-town
i was wondring if white rims get drity fast

Date: Sat Aug 16 06:55:51 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
Cheap spares bike, at the moment at least!



Date: Sat Aug 16 03:28:56 2003
Name: Harry
Check out http://hjem.get2net.dk/bioscience/CBX/ for a download of a CBX550 CB500 comparison (German, sorry) or see more CB500 at http://hjem.get2net.dk/bioscience/CB500/


Date: Thu Aug 14 07:01:34 2003
Name: Kevin
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)

Quite, I'd like to ride mine :)

Date: Thu Aug 14 06:00:37 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
Kevin, congratulations! you have just discovered our gremlin....

The message board hates digits?? dont know why, but it does. Possibly somthing to do with the fact that its japanese based. Software problems...etc,etc..

i like to think that its some sort of divine punishment for the bike we all ride......or not!!


Date: Thu Aug 14 04:53:22 2003
Name: Kevin
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
Something odd going on here. Fifteen GB Pounds per jet

Date: Thu Aug 14 04:52:06 2003
Name: Kevin
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
That should have said 5 a jet

Date: Thu Aug 14 04:47:13 2003
Name: Kevin
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)

Thanks for that. I think I may need to go down that route.

I have taken the carbs to bits again today. The problem is the slow running jets. The hole is pretty small at the best of times, I think.

But I clean them with carb cleaner and yes, a bit of guitar string, as without that, there is no hole at all !! The light comes through nicely and then, 5 minutes later the hole has blocked up again !! I am getting a bit cross to sat the least.

Phoned a Honda dealer, 5 each jet ! but they dont have any in for weeks.

Guess I'll keep trying, but please give any further suggestions/info.

Date: Tue Aug 12 04:34:35 2003
Name: rob
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
hi Bill.
ah well, at least KPH always sounds faster!!

You may have noticed the lack of european postings in recent weeks. simple reason, its been sunny!!

im off for a rip now...see ya...


Date: Tue Aug  5 12:58:10 2003
Name: Bill
Your asking me to remember that far back? Well, there was
a lot of resistance but the conversion to metric went ahead.
The car makers (even today) supply cars with both kms and
miles per hour on the speedometers in Canada, I can't say
for sure what the speedometers are like in the USA.


Date: Tue Aug  5 12:53:05 2003
Name: Bill
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)
Kevin, I had the same type of problem with my CBX550 after
letting it sit for 7 years. I tried cleaning the carbs
(twice) but it still did not run very well. I finally
sent the bike to the shop where they soaked the carbs in a
very corrosive solution and the bike runs great now. So
don't give up too quickly.


Date: Tue Aug  5 12:47:00 2003
Name: Bill
Email: blchrist@sasktel.net
Type: CBX 550F
Mike,$2000 would be the top end for the bike. I have an '83
that had been written off by the insurance company when
I was cut off by a car. The bike only sustained cosmetic
damage but the insurance company offered me just over $1900
CAD. I kept it in good condition and it had just over
18,000 kms. I am now in the process of fixing the damage.

The bike itself is great, I find it handles the city roads
very well, while being not too light for highway driving.

Bill, Regina Saskatchewan CANADA.

Date: Tue Aug  5 02:13:15 2003
Name: Kevin
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)

Thanks for the reply.

'Spose Id better have another go................
Do you think it would be worth fitting new jets? Where would I get them from?


Date: Tue Aug  5 00:21:01 2003
Name: Mike M.
I've been looking at a CBX550F being sold under consignment at a dealer. Being a new rider, I'm not quite sure on the prices, and which are good prices, and which are ripping you off.

The price asking for the one a saw is $2000CAD (approx $1425USD), it's 1983 CBX 550F, and has 29124km on it. Is this a good price? It looks great, and I want to test ride it in a few days.

Thanks for your help in making my first bike decision!

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Date: Mon Aug  4 05:15:58 2003
Name: dave
If cleaning the carbs made a difference , albeit for a short time, have you checked inside the tank for rust or crud ? if in doubt dump whats in it and fill up with fresh fuel , clean the filter and if you can, open the drains under the carbs to flush them through, If the inside of the tanks rusty you can seal it . its worth the trouble if the motor sounds sweet ( they do seem a rarity !)Its even worth putting some carb cleaner in your tank , although I've heard mixed results of this.
good luck dave

Date: Sun Aug  3 22:53:22 2003
Name: Kevin
Type: CBX 550F2 (Integra)

Some advice please.

I bought a 550F recently that generally seems in very good condition. It has a lot of new parts that a previous owner fitted and has been little used recently. The engine runs and sounds very sweet mechanically and I have ridden the bike up and down my driveway.

Thats the good bit. Trouble is, the engine runs roughly and keeps cutting out. I am sure it is just fuel/carburation problems. But I have spent hours fiddling around with it.

I have stripped the carbs and tried to clean them as best I could. Some of the small jets were partially blocked with crud. I put it all back together and it did run better (for about 2 minutes) and then went all lumpy again.

To tell you the truth, I am rather fed up with it and am wondering how best to get my money back.

Should I try to sell it as a non-runner? What might I get?

Or perhaps break it for spares? As I said, I think the parts are generally good.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated. By the way, I am in Kent, UK


Date: Fri Aug  1 04:49:47 2003
Name: Phillip Reader
Email: Phillip.Reader@BTinternet.com
Type: CBX 550F
Recently brought a CBX550F 1983 30.000 miles to use as a back up to my other Bike #uzuk#,
Had a noise from the cam chain area which I traced to a broken rear chain guide,
I don't think its worth me fixing anyone interested in it for spares (make me a offer cost me 00)or to put back on the road,
It is complete recent new tyres but I have removed head to inspect the noise,
I can email photos and more details if needed

Date: Thu Jul 31 07:37:19 2003
If you are lucky, the crank may not be damaged and can be polished before putting back into service. Look at the con-rod itself to see if it suffered from overheating. If it has, you may need another one. Fortunately bearings and con-rods are available from Honda. Before ordering you will need to know the thickness or size you need. Honda sells them by colour. The Honda Service manual has a good blow by blow instructions for this.
I have found that #3 con-rod is susceptible to this type of failure and usually the crank is damaged. I suspect that the cause is detonation on overrev. Look at the crank, it will be damaged on the top of the downward stroke. Crank shafts sell for $980 CAD if they are available. Alternatively cranks can be reconditioned at specialty shops that deal with M/C cranks for less.

I have 3 CBX's with this problem!

Date: Tue Jul 29 09:02:18 2003
Name: Mike
Type: CBX 550F
Hi guys I wrote a while back regarding the dreaded camchain rattle, well after a new tensioner failed to fix it i delved deeper into the motor.
Number 3 conrod had developed a wee bit of play...

so Who do you buy your con rod bearing shells from?
I looked at the david silver site but could not see any listed.

Mike T
1982 CBX 550f
at the moment riding a 1985 BMW R80 GS(a bit different!)

Date: Sat Jul 26 15:08:54 2003
Name: dave
I've never heard of "barnetts" but m & p do a kit at

Date: Sat Jul 26 07:12:29 2003
Name: Stan
Email: winchesternoguns@aol.com
Type: CBX 550F
Does anyone know if Barnett makes a clutch and spring set for the CBX?
If so the part #'s


Date: Fri Jul 25 09:50:35 2003
Name: Jacques Bernier
Email: jacquesbernier56@hotmail.com
Type: CBX 550F

i buy a cbx550f 1983, 3 weaks ago. I like it, it is fun to run and my love can drive it to (she is smaller than me)

my gaz tank in rust !!! :-(
I see dot rust at exterion at the base of the tank
I had made a quick reparation (but if a police inspect it , he probably give me a 8hoursto correct it)

do you know where I can by a good tank (meaby in Canada , is more easy : no custom and delay) ?

do you know if a tank from an other CBX can do on the bike ?

thanks for your help (and thanks for all the diagram in this site)


Date: Thu Jul 24 20:56:00 2003
Name: Jan from Denmark
Type: CBX 400F
Hi "Harry from Denmark!"

Thank you Harry

I will be reviewing the info as soon as possible. I have had summer holiday, which is the reason I haven't responded
before now.
I have looked over it, and I think that I can use it.
If you wouldn't mind I would be interrested in writing/talking to you directly. You can write to me on this adress: CBX_FjernDette_@janlorenzen.com

If you write to me I would appreciate it if you confirm it in this forum, as I sometimes have trouble receiving e-mails. (Just so I know that you have written to me)

--- Jan "also" from Denmark --- :-)

Date: Wed Jul 23 17:34:02 2003
Type: CBX 550F
I heard that there was 1 good one.
Well done, you bought it.

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