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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2013, 10:26:46 PM »
There are usually a number of CXs on sale at rice-o-rama.  An interesting bike for sure.  I wonder how I would have made out with one of those instead of the early '70s CB500 I had.  I thought I did well with that bike when I took it over 35,000 miles.  The SV is now over 39,000 miles.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2013, 07:54:25 AM »
a little more on the Honda CX500 Turbo......


"Honda CX500 Turbo in the Honda Collection HallThe CX500 Turbo was released in 1982. The CX500 Turbo (also known as the CX500TC) was only produced for the 1982 model year. It was superseded by the CX650TC (CX650 Turbo) for the 1983 model year, which was itself discontinued the same year. It had a complex for the time, programmed fuel injection system with redundant fail-safe systems working in tandem with a separate ignition system. Electronic system failures were reported to the driver through two dashboard displays: an issue with the fuel injection system would light a "Fuel System" light on the dashboard and an issue with the ignition would flash the "TURBO" indicator.

The CX500TC powerplant was based on the water-cooled V-twin with four pushrod-operated overhead valves per cylinder configuration used in the CX500 introduced a few years earlier. The engine case was retained nearly intact from the original CX500. The turbocharger, at peak boost providing approximately 19 psi boost nearly doubles the power output of the engine. The engine case is one of the few items carried over from the original CX500 to the Turbo; the suspension, brakes, frame and fairing all differ significantly from the earlier CX500, though the Pro-Link rear suspension and TRAC (Torque Reactive Anti-dive Control) were used on subsequent models."

and yes, Manchester Honda has one in their collection of bikes that they bring out from time to time. There have also been several for sale in the area within the last year.


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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2013, 05:19:11 PM »
Photo of Suzui 588cc turbo concept bike.  (Oops! the same photo was in the original link.  Sorry.)
 
Looks like an interesting exercise in "mass centralization."  (It also looks like not all the parts have been bolted on yet, but who knows?)
 
"+ Suzuki's First Electric" refers to a different bike, not the "Recursion" turbo concept bike.
 

 
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2013, 07:20:10 PM »
Please note.....the ad uses the word "concept" therefore what you see in the image provided may not actually exist in nuts, bolts, metal, Kevlar or any other material.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2013, 07:26:07 PM »
Might exist in photoshop.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2013, 08:34:35 PM »
I suspect photoshop is as real as it gets!
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2013, 09:56:10 PM »
Here's a nice looking bike......

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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2013, 10:03:10 PM »
A quite classic look.

There are actually quite a few appealing bikes out there.  Just none that exactly meet my mission, so the search goes on.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2013, 10:29:35 PM »
I wasn't thinking of a bike for you!
You just don't want to part with the SV ;)
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2013, 08:44:29 AM »
I wasn't thinking of a bike for you!
You just don't want to part with the SV ;)

Right.  I keep hoping they will wise up and update it.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2013, 09:55:03 AM »
A quite classic look.

. . . with a couple of odd details, though:
 
(1) big, chromed bar-end mirrors.  Maybe black would be an improvement here.  In any case, I'd save the bar-end mirrors for cafe' racers and put standard mirrors on a retro-standard like this bike.
 
(2) speedometer cable to the front hub.  The cable is plenty retro, all right, but it clashes with the very-contemporary-looking narrow-spoke cast wheel.  And in my experience, these cables need frequent replacement.  IMHO, if you want to revive a classic element, bring back the kickstarter, not the front-hub speedo cable!
 
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2013, 01:12:14 PM »
Check out the 2015 Molot by Chak Motors..........http://www.chakmotors.com/chak-motors.html
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2013, 01:43:02 PM »
Hand made in Russia!  That should wean me off the Italian bikes.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2013, 05:25:28 PM »
Again...if you look and watch closely, it's all computer animation and photoshop. Doubt very much the bike actually exists when they have a "pre order" selection.
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