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Author Topic: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget  (Read 28369 times)

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #255 on: Mar 20, 2017, 21:10:57 »
Ya, nice  bikes!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #256 on: Mar 21, 2017, 10:24:06 »
I'm on the east coast of Canada in NB, we still have a few feet of snow on the ground but the temps are getting higher and its starting to melt quick. It is supposed to rain today so that will get rid of some of the salt and sand on the roads and maybe next week or a week after I can get one of the bikes out for a spin. I need to finish fixing up my GL and I need to do a few regular service items on the CX like timing chain check/tension oil etc. so I better get a move on.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #257 on: Mar 21, 2017, 10:39:33 »
Ha....his is a bit on the raspy side of noisy. He had it as a straight through but once round the block and he wedged a baffle up it for good measure.

The Neta on mine has a sweet deep note with a little rasp if I give it beans...nothing too obtrusive though. It was on it when I got it.




I like "Obtrusive " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Officially envious as I sit looking at a growing pile of parts in my shed !
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #258 on: Apr 01, 2017, 14:17:45 »
I've just ordered tank decals...... :)

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #259 on: May 21, 2017, 17:19:50 »
When you decide not to go drag racing but spend time tinkering, ready for a London bike event next Saturday  ;)

I fixed a few jobs:

Weeping petcock - new fibre washer
New fuel filter - old one had loose pipe connection...yikes!!
Oil topped up - not ready for a change just yet.
Clutch cable adjusted
Two plugs changed for new. Two are uber tight and don't feel right putting any force on the socket....hmmm? (Not chancing it before the event)

Fitted the side panel number roundel and decals. They're to be detailed...more anon ;)



Firmed up the numberplate fitting, nice n solid now.
Lowered the headlight circa 40-50mm, liking the lowered look, ready for a new feature...;)



Quick road test coming up. - Just done it...wow, adjusting the clutch has made it so much more responsive and the gear/clutch change is snappier :)

Thanks for checking in

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #260 on: May 26, 2017, 07:45:54 »
Been looking forward to a ride out to a London Bike event, Bike Shed in Tobacco Dock.

https://www.universe.com/events/bike-shed-london-2017-tickets-MGVR1X

I'll be riding the CBX with my son on his 400/4 Brat



And a mate on his 400 twin cafe.



Hopefully the sun will be shining :)

Ridden, not hidden ;)

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #261 on: May 28, 2017, 06:59:31 »
Cracking biker day out with my son and a mate.

Built the CBX to ride it and ride it I did. 150+ mile round trip to London and back to Oxfordshire. Picking our way through London traffic was a blast....my son is a proper hooligan on his 400/4 Brat haha! Sorry 'bout your wingmirrors!

Took a break at an oasis....