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« on: December 13, 2017, 08:35:00 PM »

Hey guys, just wanted to introduce myself. I just bought a very nice CB-1, taking delivery in a couple of weeks. My interest in Hondas and motorcycles in general started in the early 1960's with my first bike, a 50cc C110. I wrenched at three Honda dealerships between 1965 and 1980, then was totally away from motorcycles until a few years ago when I got the bug again. Now retired, I've bought and restored a small collection of Hondas and the CB-1 is my latest addition. It is my third 1989 model, joining a GB500 and NX250. I look forward to participating here once I get the bike. In the meantime I have enjoyed learning more about the bike here on this forum.

I love all my bikes for their unique personalities, and fully expect the CB-1 will add a fun new flavor to my twisty road riding here in northern California. Here are a couple of shots of the GB and NX in their natural habitat.

Part of the herd in my shop-


My GB500 along the Pacific Coast Hwy-



NX250 on a local gravel road-


-Bill
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 09:04:13 PM »

Welcome to the site!  Nice little "herd" you have there.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 09:06:01 PM »

Welcome!  Glad to see another guy with a GB500 as I also have one, along with some other bikes.  It's a lot of fun to switch from the CB1 to the GB on the same day to see how different they are, and yet still so much fun to ride.

Eric
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 09:43:47 PM »

Thanks for the welcome guys. Eric, weren't you on the old hondagb500.com forum? And yes, I do enjoy switching among a variety of bikes, and the CB-1 will add a new flavor.

-Bill
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 08:26:27 AM »

Welcome to the forum and that's a great collection you've got there, but then I'm biased having owned a few XBR500's in the past Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 09:30:17 AM »

loving that nx and gb.  my first street legal bike was a nx650.  and the guy i bought it from also had a gb500.  lots of fun would love to find another one day.  im curious though, what are those little honda items in the middle?   a small generator? 
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 09:46:09 AM »

loving that nx and gb.  my first street legal bike was a nx650.  and the guy i bought it from also had a gb500.  lots of fun would love to find another one day.  im curious though, what are those little honda items in the middle?   a small generator? 

Thanks stussels, in the foreground are an early Honda EM400 generator and a little Honda Cuby engine. Those were initially made for  teaching children about engines at the Tama Tech amusement park in Japan in the early 1960s. Left overs were offered to US Honda dealers to use as promotional items, and I was lucky enough to snag one from a Sacramento dealer back then at a cost of $25.00. They are very collectible and have sold on ebay for $1,500 and up. So if you see one at a garage sale, grab it! Info on them here: http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489227






-Bill

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 01:31:57 PM »

That little engine is adorable (as my Niece would say). Cheesy  20cc of raw HP. Perfect for a string trimmer. I notice someone in your link mentioned it strange that Honda made a flathead but I know their older commercial engines that powered snowblowers and such used a flathead design so it is not unknown to them.

Nice collection of super clean bikes by the way. You'll love the CB-1 if you love mechanical things. Pulling the valve cover and seeing that gear driven valvetrain for the first time is aesthetically the same as pulling the back cover off of a swiss watch.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 01:49:00 PM »

That little engine is adorable (as my Niece would say). Cheesy  20cc of raw HP. Perfect for a string trimmer. I notice someone in your link mentioned it strange that Honda made a flathead but I know their older commercial engines that powered snowblowers and such used a flathead design so it is not unknown to them.

Nice collection of super clean bikes by the way. You'll love the CB-1 if you love mechanical things. Pulling the valve cover and seeing that gear driven valvetrain for the first time is aesthetically the same as pulling the back cover off of a swiss watch.

Thanks See Bee-Won, yes I am looking forward to ogling that valve train. My GB500 has the sexy RFVC radial arrangement that is fun to admire the first time too.






-Bill
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 02:50:37 PM »

8 rocker arms per cylinder just to get that perfect valve arrangement Cheesy  Honda engineers were on top of their game back then.
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 03:49:08 PM »

8 rocker arms per cylinder just to get that perfect valve arrangement Cheesy  Honda engineers were on top of their game back then.

Yeah, the whole arrangement looks a bit Rube Goldberg-ish at first, but in practice those engines work great and are really reliable.

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »

Thanks for the welcome guys. Eric, weren't you on the old hondagb500.com forum? And yes, I do enjoy switching among a variety of bikes, and the CB-1 will add a new flavor.

Yes, I was on the now defunct GB500 forum.  Enjoyed my time there and miss the website.

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 04:38:08 PM »

Thanks for the welcome guys. Eric, weren't you on the old hondagb500.com forum? And yes, I do enjoy switching among a variety of bikes, and the CB-1 will add a new flavor.

Yes, I was on the now defunct GB500 forum.  Enjoyed my time there and miss the website.

Eric

Cool. I missed it too so a while back I started a GB500 thread on advrider here:
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/honda-gb500-thread.1170221/

Stop on by, it would be great to have the benefit of your contributions!

-Bill
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 05:14:37 PM »

PHAK Spurlock....sheesh. Ya think ya got enough?
Nice shop, nice bikes.
Interesting. About 10 years ago I sold a GB500 to a fellow in NorCal? HUmm...I wonder.
I was livin in SFlorida at the time. My uncle, in his 80s, was shedding his heard and sold me his Yamaha R1 1998 and I helped him sell his GB500 to a fellow in NorCal?
How long have you had that GB500? My uncles had a vapor lock issue and he never sorted it.

Just wondering. I haven't seen many GB500's round.

Welcome to the CB1 group.
Post up picks of your newly added steed to the heard.
Hey guys, just wanted to introduce myself. I just bought a very nice CB-1, taking delivery in a couple of weeks. My interest in Hondas and motorcycles in general started in the early 1960's with my first bike, a 50cc C110. I wrenched at three Honda dealerships between 1965 and 1980, then was totally away from motorcycles until a few years ago when I got the bug again. Now retired, I've bought and restored a small collection of Hondas and the CB-1 is my latest addition. It is my third 1989 model, joining a GB500 and NX250. I look forward to participating here once I get the bike. In the meantime I have enjoyed learning more about the bike here on this forum.

I love all my bikes for their unique personalities, and fully expect the CB-1 will add a fun new flavor to my twisty road riding here in northern California. Here are a couple of shots of the GB and NX in their natural habitat.

Part of the herd in my shop-


My GB500 along the Pacific Coast Hwy-



NX250 on a local gravel road-


-Bill

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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2017, 05:25:30 PM »

PHAK Spurlock....sheesh. Ya think ya got enough?
Nice shop, nice bikes.
Interesting. About 10 years ago I sold a GB500 to a fellow in NorCal? HUmm...I wonder.
I was livin in SFlorida at the time. My uncle, in his 80s, was shedding his heard and sold me his Yamaha R1 1998 and I helped him sell his GB500 to a fellow in NorCal?
How long have you had that GB500? My uncles had a vapor lock issue and he never sorted it.

Just wondering. I haven't seen many GB500's round.

Welcome to the CB1 group.
Post up picks of your newly added steed to the heard.

Thanks VintageHunter. I bought my two GBs in late 2014, one came from Oklahoma and the other from the original owner in the SF Bay Area. And yes, I think I have enough bikes, in fact too many! Gotta free up some shop space so I'll be selling one of the GBs and the XL250 to make room for the CB-1, due to arrive in about two weeks. I will definitely post pics when I get it. Can't wait!



-Bill
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