Don wrote:All '79's and early '80 models were made in Japan - They switched production over to Marysville in the middle of the 1980 model yearsiai47 wrote:In addition, it was the first motorcycle to be built at Honda's Marysville facility to test the plant for future Goldwing production. I bought my original CBX new in '79 and later traded for a Kawasaki KZ-1300 (six cylinder, water cooling).
My current Candy Glory Red '79 (I also owned a Silver '79 earlier) has several modifications which make it better to ride . . . . and lots of Chrome on it too - If you follow the ICOA, it's known as the Katrina Bike and was on the cover of the Summer 2009 issue of the CBXpress
To add to my list of 'failures' that I've proudly owned over the years - I had a '65 Corvair Corsa convertible (140 HP 4X1 bbl carbs) for several years in the '70's . . . . my wife and I dated in that car. We bought another one, a '66 Corsa convertible about 30 years later and drove it to America's Largest Block Party (http://www.cruisinthecoast.com) for several years before selling it shortly after Katrina
When I was stationed at a radar site on the Oregon coast, the '65 held the site record time for the fastest time down the 3 mile twisty hill road leading to the site . . . . and also the 3rd fastest time Up the hill too! Loved both of those cars
Phximiev wrote:This article caught my eye because of the negativity in the title; however, it turned out to be a good read: http://autoweek.com/article/drive-revie ... ar-america
Kudos to Mark Vaughn for his article - another enlightened person! The not-unusual negative scenarios he described ("what if I need to go to Vegas tomorrow?") he dealt with humorously and perceptively. Thank you for exposing the practicality of our little workpony. Due to the low total sales, we're probably going to be viewed as a cult classic in the future - like the 2CV. Incidentally, "I couldn't take it any more" and took the liberty of changing the title of this thread.Phximiev wrote:This article caught my eye ...http://autoweek.com/article/drive-revie ... ar-america