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    Any experience with this bike? cbx550f

    Hi All,

    Though my primary hobby has been competing in street & formula cars I've decided to branch into riding as well (call it love for all things transportation I guess).
    Will be taking a course soon and am planning to get into it slowly.

    I've always been into slightly more rare vehicles and came across this bike (link bellow) whilst randomly wandering craigslist.

    Does anyone have experience with these?

    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/2559042781.html

    I went and looked at it in person and was pleasantly surprised that it was indeed in quite good shape for it's age. Fit me well and I could put both feet down flat which is a big + (I'm 5'7" with relatively short legs). My main concern is parts (shrouded disk brakes??) and tech help. I don't mind tinkering as it won't be a daily ride but then again I'm not looking for a major project either!

    TIA for your thoughts.

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    There not bad , that one looks in good shape . Parts are still available for it

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    For a first bike I'd get something more recent so you can focus on riding it and not sourcing parts. Bikes like this make great Starbucks cruisers, but I wouldn't get one as the 'main' bike.
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    I know nothing about this bike, but here's a bit of reading, for interest:

    http://www.halltech.com.au/CBX/CBX.html
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    If you know how to work on cars, then I'd even go so far as to say that a broken down POS is an awesome place to start your moto career.

    I did, and I loved it.... kinda.

    Becareful though, once you start working on bikes... you'll notice your swearing increase when you work on cars. Why? Because you can do anything on a bike in a third the time it takes on a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanaganD View Post

    Becareful though, once you start working on bikes... you'll notice your swearing increase when you work on cars. Why? Because you can do anything on a bike in a third the time it takes on a car.
    Especially when my car is mid-engined no doubt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanaganD View Post
    If you know how to work on cars, then I'd even go so far as to say that a broken down POS is an awesome place to start your moto career.

    I did, and I loved it.... kinda.

    Becareful though, once you start working on bikes... you'll notice your swearing increase when you work on cars. Why? Because you can do anything on a bike in a third the time it takes on a car.
    you and your small asian hands. try working on my monstrocity with the ruskie sausage fingers.
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    I had one. They had a real nice motor that made great power, and a funky brake system that worked,but was complex. That looks like a good one!
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    I may be wrong but did this motor not also have hydraulic valve adjustment similar to the Nighthawk750S? If yes, clean oil in important.

    If it is as the owner says, this looks like a great bike to start with. Make sure you clean up the brake discs before riding, though. I'd also replace the clutch plates - easy to do with simple hand tools (pliers, big screwdriver, and a hammer. Yes, I'm kidding.)

    Good luck!

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    Apparently the internal disc brakes are a bear to work on. Apart from that, usual Honda Fare - should be just fine.
    Has rarity value, and IMHO quite a good looking bike. If you pay that much for it tho' you may have trouble getting a return when you come to sell again. I don't think it'll ever be a classic.
    But opinions are, as they say, like assholes.
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