Improving the perfect Honda
Let me introduce Myself. I am Werner Op de Beeck, I live in Belgium. (The land
with 10 working camera's on the road to check your speed). Paradise - only too small. (Lucky Man, I am tired of
speed cameras everywhere. It's getting so people just don't give a damn anymore. I ignore them now, and just ride
like I've always done using common sense. Ed.)
I ride motorcycles from when I was 5 years old. I'm 24 now. I am obsessed by CB's.
I had a Boll d'Or 750 4 years ago an then it all started. My 750 sevenfifty is 3 years old from new. (I bought
it new) and it now has 80.000 km. on it (that's about 50.000 miles I think). I don't have to tell you that I never
ever had any troubles with it, nothing. So OK the gasket of the valve thin blew up (not the headgasket, the one
above) just 8 bolts to change it. No worries.
I've changed a lot of things to make the motorcycle more complete. It has (Double
point, please be seated):
SKF wheel bearings. Half the price of Honda ones.
WP progressive front springs the best, every one shout fit it ( 90 British pounds,
all work done by WP ride in, ride out)
Pirelli Dragon GTS tyres up front
Goodridge brake lines (don't throw your money away on this, it helps but if you
don't ride circuits every day, you really don't need them)
EBC braking pads cheaper and stronger brakes ( never buy Armstrongs, there good
in dry weather, but XXXX in rain)
Renthals handlebars ('nach, is there anything else????????)
UFO hand protectors If you ride 365 days a year like me, (I don't have a car,
so everything is with the motorcycle) you need them (just cut them till they fit).
CBX mirrors so you see the road, not your arms
For the moment original Honda screen: good protection, but some turbulence around
Heated grips Top!!!! 12 ponds!!! 3 years old still going real hot!! the Elefantentreffen
in January (minus 15° to ride, warm hands!!!!!) mine are from Hein Gericke.
Honda motor protection bars (crankcase)
Valvoline 10W 40 Oil
Dynojet kit, K&N air filter, Lazer 4/1 exhaust, buy it, ride it love it!!!
AFAM spockets = top!!! never buy Regina gold (crap!!)
3 Hepco & Becker cases: 2 41 liters on the sides, one 45 liter on top. It's
that or aluminium touratech side cases there top to! The hepco's are 80.000km with the sevenfifty crashed about
10 times (soft drops, no 100 miles slides) still no real damage (you see they're used but still waterproof)
Scottoiler : used it for 50.000 km. thrown it away, spray it every 150 miles same
result + you don't forget to check it
Pirelli MT 80 off-road tyre (like they use on BMW GS, Varadero, ....) Pegs down
on mother terra in every corner!!! good grip in the snow, 15.000 miles and still reasonable profile (even with
That's about it, me thinks. Saving money now for other footpegs and a Eddy Lawson
Z1100R Fairing, other mirrors, maybe a Corbin or a Moto Martin???? oww, carbon look Indicators too.
The CBX has a dynojet, K&N, Sebring 4/1, Pirelli Dragons, Heated grips, WP
front springs, .... little mirror cause the others are on my CB. The CBX is up for sale, 900 Good English pounds
(or 55.000 Belgian franks if you wish 1200 Euro's)
Keep up the good work. the world really need more CB's! The best Honda has made,
Werner "Vlieger" Op de Beeck
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