|Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 11:35 am: ||
|Posted on Friday, September 09, 2016 - 02:19 pm: ||
As seen at the Quail MC Meet in Carmel in May 2015:
|Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 12:09 am: ||
That wanna-be-Britten is a good looking scooter, if I do say so myself.
The motor and transmission aren't aesthetically pleasing, but I like the body work, perimeter rotor, cantilevered rear suspension, etc.
|Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 04:09 pm: ||
In 1979 I bought a 79 Honda CX 500 Deluxe (big gas tank) brand new! I put on Air forks up front and a pair of racing shocks and superbike handlebars(1" rise=ATC 90=superbike). Heavy and clunky became very agile with 7lbs. air balanced between the forks. The engine positioning and driveline made this bike a Japanese Baby Ducati.
Timing Chain tension and Valve adjustments were a weekly process. The engine actually loosened up to the point that at 9,000 miles it was worn out. A big plus of this design is that it is Super Easy bike to work on.
The Honda Warranty Was Slow In Coming. Honda Blamed it on the Oil I used. I called the Corporate Oil Office in Los Angeles. LA stood behind their product. I called Honda and informed them of situation with LA. I gave Honda LA's inside line and call number.
Two weeks later Honda's regional rep calls and says new motor, come and get your bike you pay shop fees.