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« on: May 21, 2019, 10:56:07 pm »
Honda should revive it. :deal: :thumleft: :drif:

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Re: CBX
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 01:56:08 am »
Looks pretty, sounds great, but as a bike it wasn’t that quick and didn’t handle that good, the Suzuki’s of that era killed it on the road :sip:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 05:35:28 am »
Absolutely agree Chris.

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Re: CBX
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 06:44:41 am »
They were absolute BEAUTS in their day. !!!
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 07:41:22 am »
Looks pretty, sounds great, but as a bike it wasn’t that quick and didn’t handle that good, the Suzuki’s of that era killed it on the road :sip:



I had a Suzuki GS1000E way back, and one time I went for a ride with a guy on a CBX, and we swapped bikes for a bit. I didn't push the CBX hard enough to compare performance because frankly I was intimidated by the size of it. Probably psychological knowing that it was a six cylinder.

However the other guy's verdict was that my Suzy was faster and handled better.
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 08:25:34 am »
Yeah, iconic bike etcetera, but I find it strange that the Benelli Sei (the 750) always seems to be forgotten .... and it was first, you knew?
I PDI'd one, then rode to my dad and put him on the back, in his pantoffels - ATGATT eh?  :lol8:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 08:34:54 am »
Owned one of those, many moons ago, great bike.
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Re: CBX
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 09:20:01 am »
Yeah, iconic bike etcetera, but I find it strange that the Benelli Sei (the 750) always seems to be forgotten .... and it was first, you knew?
I PDI'd one, then rode to my dad and put him on the back, in his pantoffels - ATGATT eh?  :lol8:

Benelli SEI was essentially a rip off of the Honda CB500 four with two more cylinders added to make it a 750 six.  :peepwall:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 09:22:13 am »
I was lucky enough to have the CBX B model was a fantastic bike in the day (should have kept it ) :thumleft:
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 10:00:49 am »
Will never forget the 1979 Buffalo Rally in PE. There was a young laaitie with a candy apple CBX. We'd not seen anything like it and he was doing burn outs all weekend. It was a  mesmerizing sound never heard before.
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Re: CBX
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 10:26:53 am »
Yeah, iconic bike etcetera, but I find it strange that the Benelli Sei (the 750) always seems to be forgotten .... and it was first, you knew?
I PDI'd one, then rode to my dad and put him on the back, in his pantoffels - ATGATT eh?  :lol8:

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Re: CBX
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 11:24:52 am »
properly set up carbs with the right pipes, that 6 sounded MAL.
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Re: CBX
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 11:32:56 am »
That is still my favorite sound . My ex still has a pic of her and her late brother on the back wheel at the springbok rally in 96 wheeling through the tents and she has a bottle of old brown in one hand . Crazy times .
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2019, 11:49:46 am »
Benelli SEI was essentially a rip off of the Honda CB500 four with two more cylinders added to make it a 750 six

Yes, plus all their fours were Honda copycats, properly reverse engineered..... so?
It still was the FIRST production six, and an awesome bike!
And one of the most forgotten ones, this thread prrof of it - which is a pity, it was a milestone bike!  :thumleft:


Burp, was that at Erni Exners garage in Fairland ?

No M3X, that was overseas as I'm one of the Johan van Riebeeck's, came a bit later though  :P
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Re: CBX
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2019, 12:01:41 pm »
Benelli SEI was essentially a rip off of the Honda CB500 four with two more cylinders added to make it a 750 six

Yes, plus all their fours were Honda copycats, properly reverse engineered..... so?
It still was the FIRST production six, and an awesome bike!
And one of the most forgotten ones, this thread prrof of it - which is a pity, it was a milestone bike!  :thumleft:


Burp, was that at Erni Exners garage in Fairland ?

No M3X, that was overseas as I'm one of the Johan van Riebeeck's, came a bit later though  :P

You have to go back to the 1930's for the first production straight six motorcycle, the Henderson I think.  :sip:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2019, 12:32:27 pm »
Benelli SEI was essentially a rip off of the Honda CB500 four with two more cylinders added to make it a 750 six

Yes, plus all their fours were Honda copycats, properly reverse engineered..... so?
It still was the FIRST production six, and an awesome bike!
And one of the most forgotten ones, this thread prrof of it - which is a pity, it was a milestone bike!  :thumleft:


Burp, was that at Erni Exners garage in Fairland ?


No M3X, that was overseas as I'm one of the Johan van Riebeeck's, came a bit later though  :P

From what I can remember Erni Exner had the first batch of Benneli 750 SEI's and Benneli 350 twins in the country back in the mid 70's.
As laaities we would regularly go to his garage to perv at the Benellis.
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Re: CBX
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2019, 12:39:18 pm »
Benelli SEI was essentially a rip off of the Honda CB500 four with two more cylinders added to make it a 750 six

Yes, plus all their fours were Honda copycats, properly reverse engineered..... so?
It still was the FIRST production six, and an awesome bike!
And one of the most forgotten ones, this thread prrof of it - which is a pity, it was a milestone bike!  :thumleft:


Burp, was that at Erni Exners garage in Fairland ?


No M3X, that was overseas as I'm one of the Johan van Riebeeck's, came a bit later though  :P

From what I can remember Erni Exner had the first batch of Benneli 750 SEI's and Benneli 350 twins in the country back in the mid 70's.
As laaities we would regularly go to his garage to perv at the Benellis.
I think I saw a SEI at the 1000 bike show a year or two ago.
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Re: CBX
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2019, 12:48:48 pm »
we would regularly go to his garage to perv at the Benellis.

Lol, I still can remember the first Honda 750/4 I saw, brandnew, parked at a shopping center.... a biiiig manly bike with a discbrake!!!!!!!!!
Hell, that made us suddenly regard our automatic 50's as moffies  :P
I always liked the Benelli's though, and except for their rocker arms (a recall I think) they were relatively cheap and problem free!

A lil' anecdote, I did a large service on a Sei once, a still-new bike.
Set all tappets, neatened the points and set the ignition with a stroboscope, changed oil and filters etc, and then vacuum-synchronized the 3 carbs.
Took the vacuummeters off and then it was lunch, so testrode it afterwards.... it idled shit!
I spent almost the whole afternoon to find the fault to no avail, and in the end, after my colleagues asking what was wrong and making jokes, I got the vacuummters out again.... only to discover that I had forgotten to put the 3 brass screws back into the intakes!
Needless to say it purred fantastically, and I never told my colleagues my farging stupid thick onnosel mistake!  :lol8:

So one learns...  ;)
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Re: CBX
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2019, 01:01:46 pm »
we would regularly go to his garage to perv at the Benellis.

Lol, I still can remember the first Honda 750/4 I saw, brandnew, parked at a shopping center.... a biiiig manly bike with a discbrake!!!!!!!!!
Hell, that made us suddenly regard our automatic 50's as moffies  :P
I always liked the Benelli's though, and except for their rocker arms (a recall I think) they were relatively cheap and problem free!

A lil' anecdote, I did a large service on a Sei once, a still-new bike.
Set all tappets, neatened the points and set the ignition with a stroboscope, changed oil and filters etc, and then vacuum-synchronized the 3 carbs.
Took the vacuummeters off and then it was lunch, so testrode it afterwards.... it idled shit!
I spent almost the whole afternoon to find the fault to no avail, and in the end, after my colleagues asking what was wrong and making jokes, I got the vacuummters out again.... only to discover that I had forgotten to put the 3 brass screws back into the intakes!
Needless to say it purred fantastically, and I never told my colleagues my farging stupid thick onnosel mistake!  :lol8:

So one learns...  ;)
that CB750 post reminds me of the first Z1 I ever saw, knocked the CB off it’s perch big time. 👍 and yes you are quite correct, the SEI has three carbs, Y inlets or on the outer cylinders more “h”  :sip:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2019, 01:06:28 pm »
Will never forget the 1979 Buffalo Rally in PE. There was a young laaitie with a candy apple CBX. We'd not seen anything like it and he was doing burn outs all weekend. It was a  mesmerizing sound never heard before.

Was that the one where it rained all weekend?
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