Well, we can agree to disagree.
The problems these bikes had are these two:
1). Stator / Control unit
2). water pump seals.
There was a factory problem with the cam chain guard that got taken care off by Honda, recalling the bikes and installing new remodeled cam chains.( pre 81 bikes)
The stator problem happened because the stator which charges the control unit would get excesively hot due to the location of the stator over the hot motor.
CX's made after 82 as well as the GL 500 and the 650 have improved control units and stators that have no problems.
The problem with the water pump seals was caused mainly by the use of a wrong kind of coolant. The other reason is a bike that seats for years w/no use.
This can be avoided by using the recommended coolant.
I believe there is a great deal of misunderstanding about this bike. There must be a reason why there is so many CX clubs all over the world, mainly in Europe, Germany, France, Denmark,Sweden....and in the US as well as in Japan.
I always liked rotary engines, and had several Mazda cars with rotary engines. Ask any piston engine mechanic, ( 95% of mechanics know nothing about a rotary engine )about Mazda rotary cars, and they will tell you in no time," Those engines are trash".
The rotary engines are the smoothest engines, with great power and performance, and with about less than half the number of enguine parts a piston engine has. But, I heard that all the time.
I am sure the rotary engines failed to make inroads in the US mainly because of piston engine mechanics that would talk bad about the aformentioned motor, rather than accept the fact they did not understand it. I can see a car ownwer, pulling into a garage in the hearthland of america, to be told that his engine was crap.
If I would had listened to those anti rotary engined guys, instead of hanging in with the rotary enthusiasts, and learning about the engines, the excentric shaft, the rotors, seals, peripheral ports,bridge ports... etc...then I would be saying today....rotary engines suck.
But, one thing is true, we live in democracy and freedom of expresion, we are free to think and say what we want. We agree on that!
Cafe racer DOHC CB750F
Edited by - jaimesix on Dec 21 2006 02:41:19 AM
Edited by - jaimesix on Dec 21 2006 02:42:22 AM