Honda CX series – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Power train [ edit ]

Engine [ edit ]

The CX series feature a crankshaft configuration aligned longitudinally with the axis of bike, sometimes called a flying V-twin, because the cylinders point up on either side of the motorcycle but are not symmetrical. The CX was the first V-twin motorcycle that Honda ever built. Honda built a prototype CX350 but it was never released to the public.

In that version the cylinder heads did not have the characteristic 22degree twist. [ 1 ] It was initially designed as a 90degree V-twin. The crankshaft is located above the transmission, with both in the same housing. This keeps the engine short (length wise) but quite tall.

The engine design combines a 10.0:1 compression ratio and 9,650rpm redline with overhead valves and a camshaft nestled at the base of the V between the cylinders. There are four overhead valves per cylinder, with forked rocker arms acting off each pushrod.

Transmission [ edit ]

The transmission spins opposite the engine crank to counteract the engine torque’s tendency to tip the bike slightly to one side when the throttle is opened or closed. Power is transferred via an enclosed splined driveshaft with one universal joint. The shaft drives a bevel gear to which the wheel is joined via a cush-drive, which absorbs and dampens driveline shocks and vibrations.

The bevel drive spins in an oil bath, and a zerk fitting is provided for greasing the shaft bearing.

Wheels [ edit ]

The Com-Star wheels combine the flexibility of spoked wheels with the strength and tubeless characteristics of one-piece wheels. Honda introduced the Com-Star wheels a year or so earlier on the CB250T/400T Dream as well as on the CB750F2 and GL1000 Gold Wing, although these featured standard rims that demanded inner tubes to be used.

Chassis [ edit ]

Early versions had conventional suspension, consisting of hydraulically damped telescoping front forks and dual coil-over shocks at the rear. Later versions had air-assisted forks and featured Honda’s Pro-Link monoshock rear suspension. US bikes (except GL500I, GL650I and Turbo) were equipped with a single front disc brake whereas all other bike possess dual front disc brakes.

Models after 1980 sport dual piston calipers replacing the single piston caliper of the earlier models. For the Turbo and Eurosport models the rear drum was replaced with a dual piston caliper and disc. All models feature steel tube frames with a large backbone, with the engine used as a stressed member.

The dual shock models use a single tube backbone whereas the later Pro-Link models employed a triple tube backbone.

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