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1979 Honda Motorcycle in Saratoga Springs, New York

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Vehicle Description

1979 Honda CBX1000Z from the Todd Kirkland Collection
The first 6-cylinder street motorcycle from Honda inspired by The Honda RC161 250cc 6 cylinder ridden by Mike Hailwood at the Isle of Mann TT. This is a limited production motorcycle with just two-year production run with 1979 being the first year. In 1981 the model was changed from a "Superbike" to a touring model.
This motorcycle has been tastefully modified to make a 40-year-old motorcycle as reliable as a modern bike.
Stock, 1047cc
Custom alternator conversion, replaces the chain driven clutch type alternator (this unit charges 13.5 volts at idle, while the previous version would not charge until 2500 rpms)
Carburation is stock CBX by Keihin rebuilt in 2013
Electronic programmable ignition, by Ignitech tuned by PC
Honda CBR 600F3 2.2-ohm coils to match ignition
New DG 6 into 1 exhaust pipe
1981-1982 CBX eight row oil cooler replacing the 7-row cooler from the earlier models.

Frame & Body
Stock Honda CBX, Excellent stock body work, painted 1980 gloss black with matched gloss black side covers. The original model had flat black side covers which will be included with the sale.
NOS OEM fuel petcock
New upholstery stock seat
European Honda CBX foot controls

Front end
Stock 1979 35mm forks tubes with Racetech internals to allow for adjustable compression and rebound dampening (1.0 kg Racetech springs, Racetech Gold valve emulators)
Custom aluminum top triple clamp for use with standard handlebars
Honda reverse comstar front wheel 2.15 x 19
Late model 2 piston calipers, rebuilt with new pistons, seals and brake pads
EBC floating rotors, EBC brake pads
Adjustable master cylinder(adjustable lever, better ratio)
Stainless braided brake lines

Rear end
JMC shallow brace aluminum swingarm with concentric adjusters
Honda reverse comstar rear wheel 2.50 x 18
Late model 2 piston caliper, rebuilt with new pistons, seals and brake pads
Stainless braided brake lines
Koni aluminum body adjustable dampening rear shocks
New 530 chain and sprockets and rear wheel rubber dampers


New wiring harness
New LH controls
New RH controls
New control cables (throttle and clutch)
Like new Michelin tires, Michelin Pilot ACTIV 100/90-19 Front 130/70-18 rear

Estimate: $9,000-$10,000

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1245102
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Honda
  • Model:Motorcycle
  • Exterior Color:Black Metallic
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:250
  • VIN:CB12017248

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