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    bought another bike.

    picked this up last night, 1983 Honda CBX550 9,000 miles from new, stunning condition, i paid £400, hoping to double my money [8D]

    runs mint and is really quick for 550cc!
    check it out..










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    a) That think is crazy clean.
    b) Love that front wheel/brake setup
    c) Is that tube between fork caps just to equalize air pressure?
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    A yes its a minter
    B they call it an 'inboard disc
    C yes its an air equaliser for front forks.
    'old hooligan...

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    That wheel is called a boomerang comstar and the only US bike they came on was the cx500 turbos (anodized in gold). In canada and the rest of the world they came on everything honda in the early 80s (till about 84) and are pretty much a direct swap if you have a DOHC 750/900/1100. They are cheap to buy overseas but expensive to ship. Down in louisiana there was a bike yard that used to have a stockpile of them.

    Love those 550s. I always wished they sold them here instead of sticking us with the cb650 and nighthawk bikes.
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    Geeto,
    Not quite correct. The CBX550 used the inboard disc that looked similar to a drum. The only US model that used that type brake was the VTR250 interceptor and that was a cast wheel. The CX500TC did use that style Comstar, but used conventional discs and calipers for the era.

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    quote:Originally posted by kenessex

    Geeto,
    Not quite correct. The CBX550 used the inboard disc that looked similar to a drum. The only US model that used that type brake was the VTR250 interceptor and that was a cast wheel. The CX500TC did use that style Comstar, but used conventional discs and calipers for the era.

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    its all immaterial now chaps cos i just sold it for £850 plus £100 delivery
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    Good on you Tony. Turned a tidy profit selling a bike. Better then I can manage most of the time! Lesson learned; buy well. And when you buy make sure it's something you can sell well.

    Cheers

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    There you go again....nice 1 Tony.
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    im happy that its gone to an 82 year old guy thats still actively riding bikes [8D]
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