Honda CBX750F - looking for parts

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Peter Ackers, May 4, 2011.

  1. Peter Ackers

    Peter Ackers Guest

    I'm new - be gentle... ?

    Anyways, got me a Honda CBX750F (Bol D'or)

    Its pretty old (25 years!!) so parts are a pig. One thing I could really use
    is a rear rack/carrier.
    Been trawling ebay and the web but nowt apart from a couple of hideously
    expensive examples!

    Just wondering if a) any one happen to have one tucked away they no longer
    require and would exchange for beer tokens or b) recommend
    breakers/companies etc

    The last option is to fabricate one from scratch, which I will do if I have

    Anyways, thats all really :)


    Peter Ackers, May 4, 2011
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    Nige Guest

    Go **** yourself!
    Nige, May 4, 2011
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    Have you tried, sometimes stuff can be cheaper there if you can
    get someone to bring it back for you.
    Nope and nope.
    Watch out for the grammar/style pedants.
    To you too.
    Simon Wilson, May 4, 2011
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    Steve Guest

    Steve, May 4, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    wessie, May 4, 2011
  6. Oh, ye of little mechanical knowledge.
    The CBX750 lump was a joy - hydraulic valvegear, no maintenance needed.
    The cycle parts weren't much different from anything else around at the
    time, admittedly, but the engine was a jewel, good for round-the-clock
    Grimly Curmudgeon, May 4, 2011
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    SteveH Guest

    Apart from the alternator chain, which usually starts to slap around
    from 40k miles onwards - effectively writing off the bike unless you're
    confident to strip and rebuild the lump at home.
    SteveH, May 4, 2011
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    Adie Guest

    Hi Pete
    small world. there's not a hope of them being gentle as you will have
    seen by now.
    tisnt bad looking either. the bike that is.
    you never know round here. have x-posted to the classic group.
    Adie (replace spam with nickname to reply)
    YZF-R1 : FZ1N : RD350LC
    (anyone would think I was partial to Yamahas)
    BOB#15 ex-UKRMMA#22 BOMB#11
    Adie, May 4, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    Shame about the chains inside the engine that drive the valve gear or

    "ALMOST A TDM850"

    I take it all back ... with such a ringing endorsement it must be a
    cracking bike.
    wessie, May 4, 2011
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    Gyp Guest

    It's got low maintenance technical details! What's not to like?
    Gyp, May 4, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Nice looking bike but hold on, didn't it have the traditional Honda engine
    Hog., May 4, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Camchain woes, I'm almost sure. Or the tensioner. Though IIRC if it was
    changed as a service item, like airhead valves.....
    Hog., May 4, 2011
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    SteveH Guest

    Definitely alternator chain. I had one - ended up Nigeing it out for
    half what I paid for it, as I'd been quoted £600+ to fix it.
    SteveH, May 4, 2011
  14. Nah, alternator chain, like he says. lasts for 40-50k then rattles like
    a b'stard and requires a total engine strip to replace.
    The Older Gentleman, May 4, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    OK so camchain/tensioner AND alternator chain ;o)
    Hog., May 4, 2011
  16. Not if the oil was changed religiously at every 2~3K it didn't, as I
    know from (in)direct experience of a mate's, which had done 160K by the
    time he flogged it, with no rattles.
    Unfortunately, many bikes of that era were owned and/or ridden by utter
    mechanical fuckwits who wouldn't know how to undo a sump plug and oil
    filter if their lives depended on it. In that respect, not much has
    Grimly Curmudgeon, May 5, 2011
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    Peter Ackers Guest

    Hi all

    Cheers for the warm welcomes and Hi Aidie ;-)

    Been kicking around usenet for over 15 years [using different name] so
    pretty used to some of the "characters" you find in NNTP land LOL
    Spelling and grammer???? naw......

    Anyways, not everyones a fan of the CBX I guess but hey ho. Basically it was
    cheap enough that I could afford to get back on a bike after all these
    years. Gotta say, it feels damn good!! Yeah, I know, its no R1 superbike

    Heres a pic, you know you wanna se it....

    On to bussiness.......
    Hadnt thought of using the .com for ebay <doh> will keep an eye on there
    too. Even with the extra postage, it may well be a viable option and I have
    gone that route in the past.
    The Hepco & Becker rack is exactly what I'm looking for - only not as
    expensive! That ones about 3 x what I was hoping to pay, though if push
    comes to shove and if my crap sells well on ebay then it maybe an option. I
    do have the option of a bespoke one but again thats gonna cost a fortune!!

    Ah, I'll get there :)

    Cheers for the advice etc. Much appreciated.

    Peter Ackers, May 5, 2011
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    Ace Guest

    You American or what? How many ways would you like?
    You should borrow one of Fraser's extra apostrophes from up there^^^.
    Whoops, there goes another.
    You're doing it on porpoise, aintcha?
    You _are_ doing it on purpose.

    I hope.
    Ace, May 5, 2011
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    Peter Ackers Guest

    "Ace" wrote in message

    Sorry, a few of those where on purpose some some where simple typos.

    Do people really get so hung up about grammer on usenet still??

    Peter Ackers, May 5, 2011
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    Krusty Guest

    Yes, & you only have to look at all the text speak on Facebook & web
    forums to see why. Although the apostrophe thing's more of a meme than
    a hang-up.
    Krusty, May 5, 2011
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