Tyrannosaurus Jeff: A Former Honda Factory Rider Tells Us How It Was
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“Uzi Does It”
Since: Nov 08
#1 Jun 22, 2010
I have an 81 CBX, it's been grounded for about 5 years now but I'm just now getting a bunch of work done to it; rear mono shock after market replacement, new chain and sprocket set, new braided brake plumbing, rebuilds on the brake master cylinders and calipers, new tires, rebuilt front forks, and a bunch of nickle and dime upgrades as time and money permit. I bought the CBX in 1989 with only a couple hundred miles on it, it has about 17,000 on it now, and I really do love driving it. I had been driving street bikes since the mid 1970s and it took me two or three years of seasonal riding before I got used to red lining this CBX. In perspective, my brother owned a CBR 1000 and that bike totally outstrips the CBX in every way but classic "SuperSport" class. My brother let me drive that silver tounged devil and it was something else. That said, like the professional factory rider, said, the CBX was a powerful bike for it's time and many a rider riding at that time wished they had one and I've had my '81 for long time and they'll pry my cold dead hands of'n it.
Thanks for the article, I save the picture of the two riders, Freddie Spencer and Jeff Haney, because the picture exemplifies the spirit of young pace setters of the day, not a chip on their shoulders and grinning from ear to ear from the fun of living the life!
Have a safe ride!
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