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Re: CBX
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2019, 05:02:16 am »
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

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Re: CBX
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2019, 06:45:51 am »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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The Kawasaki were stone reliable, and good for lots of kms.

@Welsh, those GS Suzuki's were just the best, reliability and toughness wise.
they were Suzuki’s first four stroke, overengineered a two stroke style all roller bearing crank and a jockey race engine style camchain guide between the cams to stop any “flap”. 👍😎
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Re: CBX
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2019, 07:09:26 am »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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The Kawasaki were stone reliable, and good for lots of kms.

@Welsh, those GS Suzuki's were just the best, reliability and toughness wise.
they were Suzuki’s first four stroke, overengineered a two stroke style all roller bearing crank and a jockey race engine style camchain guide between the cams to stop any “flap”. 👍😎

I said to myself the other day, that I must get hold of an early spoke wheel GS750 to restore, while they are still available cheaply.

Major game-changers, not only for Suzuki but also for the competition that had to up the ante.
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2019, 07:27:16 am »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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The Kawasaki were stone reliable, and good for lots of kms.

@Welsh, those GS Suzuki's were just the best, reliability and toughness wise.
they were Suzuki’s first four stroke, overengineered a two stroke style all roller bearing crank and a jockey race engine style camchain guide between the cams to stop any “flap”. 👍😎

I said to myself the other day, that I must get hold of an early spoke wheel GS750 to restore, while they are still available cheaply.

Major game-changers, not only for Suzuki but also for the competition that had to up the ante.
mine was the B so wire wheels and twin discs A had single disc👍😎
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Re: CBX
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2019, 07:55:08 am »
Bought my Suzuki GS1000E in 1986 or 87. My first big Japanese machine - I'd had a couple of lightweights. It was a terrific bike, but back then I wasn't riding with any kind of club or social grouping so I persuaded myself that I wasn't using it enough and riding it to work wasn't doing it much good, so I sold it to a local bike dealer and realised straight away what a stupid mistake I'd made.

Just recently a new rider came into our old balies Saturday breakfast riders and in conversation he mentioned that he'd had a dealership years ago in Commercial Road PE.
Then I twigged who he was, and I ranted at him, "You're the b****** who bought my GS1000E back in '89!  What have you done with it?  I want it back!

Alas........ :(
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Re: CBX
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2019, 09:48:59 am »
Never owned or seen a CBX in person, but I have and have had the privilege of owning the “grandchild” of this bike ...

I love the CB SF bikes ... have owned 9 x CB400 and now on my second CB1000 Big One.

Awesome bikes ... my CB1000 is about to go under the knife in a full strip down ... for complete restoration

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Re: CBX
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2019, 01:19:29 pm »
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2019, 01:40:07 pm »
I watched Randy Mamola in the Transatlantic trophy, they sent out superbikes with GP racers, Randy realized it was pointless he spent the race entertaining, on the “ice cream van” 1000 doing corner to corner vertical wheelies. J :biggrin:
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Re: CBX
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2019, 10:42:51 pm »
Bought my Suzuki GS1000E in 1986 or 87. My first big Japanese machine - I'd had a couple of lightweights. It was a terrific bike, but back then I wasn't riding with any kind of club or social grouping so I persuaded myself that I wasn't using it enough and riding it to work wasn't doing it much good, so I sold it to a local bike dealer and realised straight away what a stupid mistake I'd made.

Just recently a new rider came into our old balies Saturday breakfast riders and in conversation he mentioned that he'd had a dealership years ago in Commercial Road PE.
Then I twigged who he was, and I ranted at him, "You're the b****** who bought my GS1000E back in '89!  What have you done with it?  I want it back!

Alas........ :(
When the 1000E came out, Cook Nielson, editor of the American "Cycle" magazine, named it the best bike at the time". He was very impressed with the bike's handling
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Re: CBX
« Reply #49 on: May 27, 2019, 10:20:18 am »
How does the CBX compare to the 6 cyl Kawa when it came to reliability?

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The Kawasaki were stone reliable, and good for lots of kms.

@Welsh, those GS Suzuki's were just the best, reliability and toughness wise.
they were Suzuki’s first four stroke, overengineered a two stroke style all roller bearing crank and a jockey race engine style camchain guide between the cams to stop any “flap”. 👍😎

This era of Suzuki was where Pops Yoshimura started making his name!
 

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Re: CBX
« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2019, 10:23:50 am »
It was an awesome bike in its own way.  I would love to see and hear one around again.  I don't think it was ever build to compete with the 4-pot 1000's of the era.  The CB900F (later 1000) did that job though. 
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Re: CBX
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2019, 10:28:13 am »
Never owned or seen a CBX in person, but I have and have had the privilege of owning the “grandchild” of this bike ...

I love the CB SF bikes ... have owned 9 x CB400 and now on my second CB1000 Big One.

Awesome bikes ... my CB1000 is about to go under the knife in a full strip down ... for complete restoration


Many years ago I had to decide between a CB400 and a Suzuki Bandit 400. I bough the Suzuki, biggest mistake ever could never get it to run on all cylinders and it drank fuel like a V8. I'm sure the Honda would have been perfect.
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Re: CBX
« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2019, 10:29:57 am »
Bought my Suzuki GS1000E in 1986 or 87. My first big Japanese machine - I'd had a couple of lightweights. It was a terrific bike, but back then I wasn't riding with any kind of club or social grouping so I persuaded myself that I wasn't using it enough and riding it to work wasn't doing it much good, so I sold it to a local bike dealer and realised straight away what a stupid mistake I'd made.

Just recently a new rider came into our old balies Saturday breakfast riders and in conversation he mentioned that he'd had a dealership years ago in Commercial Road PE.
Then I twigged who he was, and I ranted at him, "You're the b****** who bought my GS1000E back in '89!  What have you done with it?  I want it back!

Alas........ :(
When the 1000E came out, Cook Nielson, editor of the American "Cycle" magazine, named it the best bike at the time". He was very impressed with the bike's handling

Cycle World took a test GS750, fitted a 4:1, smoothbore mikunis and a pair of aftermarket rear shocks and successfully raced it in the Daytona 24 hour. The only engine mod was to lock the auto cam chain tensioner solid (or it could back off if the throttles slammed shut from 11,000 I found this out after stripping an engine)  ::)
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Re: CBX
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2019, 12:50:47 pm »
Many years ago I had to decide between a CB400 and a Suzuki Bandit 400. I bough the Suzuki, biggest mistake ever could never get it to run on all cylinders and it drank fuel like a V8. I'm sure the Honda would have been perfect.

The CB400 is a great bike. I never had mechanical issues with mine. You see them being sold with 20000km or more ... realistically, they have 120000km on them ... and good to go ... maintenance is key.
And its light on fuel, considering ... best I got was 25km/L ... and I'm 6ft3 125kg

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