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Offline Platte

Re: CBX
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2019, 05:50:59 pm »
Ek en my vrou het seker vir 15 jaar rond getoer met n CBX het nooit probleme gehad, het net 180 agter tyre in gebou, was net swaar op petrol so 12kp/l
 

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2019, 06:00:31 pm »
Beaut met daai fairing Platte!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2019, 07:02:25 pm »
I had one with a 6 into 1 pipe. That sound still gives me goosebumps. And the 1300 6 cyl from Kawa also awesome sound.

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Re: CBX
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2019, 08:48:06 pm »
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:

There is a very nice article (with pictures) on the Benelli 750Sei in the May edition of Classic Car Africa
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2019, 09:06:27 pm »
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.
I also had a Suzuki 1000E in '79.

On my way back from Kyalami one Saturday, I was riding well within the speed limit, not because of the speed limit, but because those days we had fuel restrictions, and garages closed for the week-end on Friday evenings. I had to preserve petrol for a trip on the Sunday

I was caught, and passed, by 2 guys on a CBX. (maybe they're also WDs today ?) I decided to chase them down, just to see how my Suz would do against the big Honda. Once I catch them, I will slow down again back to "economy" mind. Or so I thought

Ha ha ha

I sat in the slipstream of that Honda, inches from the back wheel, doing 220 (speedo). And listening to that glorious sound ! He could not get away from me, and I could not pass. On our way towards Tarlton,where the road made two long sweeping S-bends, I managed to pass the CBX in those bends, as the rider tapped off, and I could maintain speed.

And so we rode all the way to Tarlton. They were from Potch, if I remember correctly

I siphoned petrol from my mother's Volla to get to work on the Monday  :)
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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2019, 11:24:11 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.

I cant remember what I did last week and you can remember back to 1979.. that is impressive  :laughing4:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2019, 03:21:08 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.

I cant remember what I did last week and you can remember back to 1979.. that is impressive  :laughing4:



Hah! nothing.  I can remember back to 1949, but I can't remember last week.  That's the way it goes. :(
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2019, 03:44:09 pm »
I guess this one would be a tad bad at cornering!!? :lol8: ;)

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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2019, 03:50:21 pm »
I guess this one would be a tad bad at cornering!!? :lol8: ;)

Not really you will be on one wheel so can just flip it in.


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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2019, 03:52:43 pm »
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Re: CBX
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2019, 04:10:05 pm »
The way that 12 cylinder is constructed it looks like instead of two engines grafted side by side, one has been 'cut in half' and joined to each end of the one in the middle.
Looking at the one oil filter still in the middle, and there must be just the one drive to those loong camshafts. It'd be interesting to see more.

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Re: CBX
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2019, 08:30:11 am »
Saw two CBXs at a Hill Climb Regularity Event in Nals (northern Italy/Südtirol/Alto Adige), which is near us.
(Two timed laps over the mountain course and the aim is to have two similar times)
The race runs today and tomorrow and is an international event, with most competitors being from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Jim Redman was here in 2014, but is unfortunately not here this year (I suppose at 87 one cannot always be everywhere)
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2019, 11:02:35 am »
 over the mountain course

must be a glorious sound to sit in that mountain pass and hear these bikes!! :drif: :drif: :thumleft:
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« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2019, 01:29:39 pm »
Beautiful sound, and I remember walking along Mainroad, Seapoint, in the early 80's, and saying to my wife that I hear a Suzuki Gt750 triple with 3 into3 expansion boxes coming along.

It turned out to be a CBX with 6 into 1. :-[

These motors were far from bulletproof though, and even a performance upgrade article in the old "Perfrmance Bikes" mag covering the Jap big four superbikes of the early 80's, said this about the CBX;

:"Already fragile motor is better left untuned"
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2019, 02:50:17 pm »
Beautiful sound, and I remember walking along Mainroad, Seapoint, in the early 80's, and saying to my wife that I hear a Suzuki Gt750 triple with 3 into3 expansion boxes coming along.

It turned out to be a CBX with 6 into 1. :-[

These motors were far from bulletproof though, and even a performance upgrade article in the old "Perfrmance Bikes" mag covering the Jap big four superbikes of the early 80's, said this about the CBX;

:"Already fragile motor is better left untuned"
where as I walked into Dixon racing in the UK and said I want to open up my 750 to 820 maybe 850, oh Sir probably a full bottom end rebuild new shells etc etc what model is it? GS750B, oh bore it anything you want they don’t break😎 they raced and won the class with one at the IOM a 750 bored to 1120 or 1150? Not that practical for daily use as the sleeves I believe we’re out in the air  >:D
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« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2019, 03:02:07 pm »
My overbored GS750 Suzuki, we were on the North Circular in London down from Wales two up off to Brands Hatch for the transatlantic trophy, in a roundabout picked up two Laverda Jota’s they decided to go play, the howl of those flat crank triples still haunts me.  :drif:
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« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2019, 05:10:18 pm »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2019, 06:00:00 pm »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2019, 06:08:02 pm »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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Re: CBX
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2019, 10:52:27 pm »
Ek het my CBX op 128000km verkoop sonder probleme en ek het hom hard gery, ek het op die dragstrip beter spoed op gesit as die 1300 kawas met carborators wat verander is, die ouens het die manifold verander en webers gebruik as ek reg onthou