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An Index of Technical Information from CBXPress, 1982-1997

From Volume 1, Number 1 to the Present

Also including a chart of ICOA Membership Growth, as documented by the CBXPress.

This is a general survey of technical information found throughout the "Tech Info", "Tech Tips", and "Product Evaluation" columns of CBXPress, the official publication of the International CBX Owners Association. Occasionally, the source is a letter. CBX Turbo references are typically from the "Eyepopper" feature. Many letters and Directors' columns contain neat tidbits and good advice which are not recorded in this Index. In 1991, the Winter Issue was labeled Volume 9, Number 1, but the remaining three issues of that year are labeled Volume 10, Numbers 2-4 respectively. The Winter 92 issue was misprinted as Winter 91 and is here referred to by its proper year.

It was a very great pleasure to absorb much of the history of the ICOA by perusing the CBXPress archives of ICOA Membership Director Pete Ruff in order to complete this index. Volume 2, Number 1 of January 1983, for example, proudly announces George Egloff's record-setting Cannonball Run on a 1981 CBX from Freeport, Long Island to San Francisco, California, in 49 hours, 48 minutes, averaging more than 60 MPH over the 3,061 mile course. A powerful current running through those pages is the growth of the CBX club, due in no small part to the efforts of the ICOA's third National Director, recently retired from that post, Clint Hooper.

Plus! A West Coast CBX Exclusive: Bench Racing in the CBXPress

We give the score of the ferociously competitive battle fought in the pages of CBXPress to win the coveted
West Coast CBX Guru Shop Rag.


Subject Issue Vol-Num Contributor
A-Trak Swingarm Jun-82 v1-1 John Goss
A-Trak Swingarm Jun-82 v1-1 Pierre Pfeffer
Accel Coils Winter 93 v12-1 Bob Horn
Alternator Clutch Fall 91 v10-4 Pete Ruff
Alternator Clutch Spring 94 v13-2 Mike Nixon
Alternator Clutch Spring and Plates Summer 97 v16-3 Tim Ware
Battery Winter 90 v8-1 Mike Nixon
Battery Fall 93 v12-4 Pete Ruff
Battery Winter 94 v13-1 Tim Ware
Brake Fluid Winter 91 v9-1 Pete Ruff
Brake Rotor Drilling Fall 93 v12-4 Francis Paweleke
Brake System Fall 91 v10-4 Mike Nixon
Brake System Fall 95 v14-4 Pete Ruff
Brakes Fall 86 v4-4? Mike Nixon
Brakes May-85 v4-1 Mike Nixon
Brakes and Suspension Winter 92 v11-1 Mike Nixon
Brakes Twin Piston Calipers Summer 93 v12-3 Pete Ruff
Cam and Cam Chain Spring 93 v12-2 Mike Nixon
Cam Chain ABC's Fall 95 v14-4 Mike Nixon
Cam Chain Tensioner Bolt Stripped Winter 93 v12-1 Pete Ruff
Cam Timing Summer 88 v6-3 Steve Davis
Carburetion Sep-83 v2-5 Anonymous
Carburetor Adjustment Winter 91 v9-1 Mike Nixon
Carburetor Assembly and Cleaning Spring 97 v16-2 Mike Nixon
Carburetor Band Screws Spring 94 v13-2 Pete Ruff
Carburetor Service Spring 96 v15-2 Tim Ware
Carburetors Winter 93 v12-1 Mike Nixon
Carburetors, 79 Cautions Summer 93 v12-3 Mike Nixon
CBX Identification Number, Engine Spring 93 v12-2 Pete Ruff
CBX Identification Number, Engine Summer 93 v12-3 Pete Ruff
CBX Identification Number, Vehicle Summer 95 v14-3 Pete Ruff
CBX Identification Number, Vehicle Spring 92 v11-2 Mike Nixon
CBX Identification Number, Vehicle and Engine Summer 94 v13-3 Pete Ruff
Corbin Canyon Dual Sport Fall 87 v5-3? Lary Sciortino
Corbin Canyon Dual Sport Winter 87 v5-1? Skip Ruff
Countershaft Oil Seal Summer 94 v13-3 William Ball
Cylinder Leak-Down Tester Winter 95 v-14-1 Mike Nixon
Dragbike Oct-82 v1-3 R.J. Mendez
Dynojet Winter 89 v7-1 Tim Ware
Electric Fuel Pump Fall 89 v7-4 Steve Schwartz
Electrical Color Codes Summer 95 v14-3 Mike Nixon
Electrical Color Codes, Correction Fall 95 v14-4 Mike Nixon
Electrical System Summer 87 v5-3? Mike Nixon
Electrical System Summer 87 v5-2? Mike Nixon
Electrical System Troubleshooting Spring 91 v10-2 Mike Nixon
Exhaust Performance Comparison Winter 97 v16-1 Tim Ware
Exhaust Systems Summer 89 v7-3 Mike Nixon
Fairing Parts Numbers Fall 93 v12-4 Peter Whitney
Foot Peg Overhaul Summer 93 v12-3 David Wilson
Four-Way Flashers Summer 94 v13-3 Mike Nixon
Fox Shock Spring 91 v10-2 Tony Parsons
Fox Shock Summer 93 v12-3 David Bryant
Fox Shock Winter 94 v13-1 Tim Ware
Front End Fluid Capacities Winter 94 v13-1 Tim Ware
Front End Improvement Summer 91 v10-3 Tim Ware
Front End Vibration Solutions Winter 94 v13-1 Mike Nixon
Front Fork Oil Capacity Fall 91 v10-4 Pete Ruff
Fuel Filter System Fall 95 v14-4 Jim Stucker
Fuel Valve Summer 91 v10-3 Bob Thynne
Gauge, Air-Fuel Winter 95 v-14-1 Steve Davis
Gauges Winter 89 v7-1 Lawrence Bales
Gauges Spring 96 v15-2 Mike Nixon
Horn Spring 95 v14-2 Mike Nixon
HPC Coating Spring 90 v8-2 Tim Ware
Ignition Coils Summer 96 v15-3 Tim Ware
Ignition Switch Summer 96 v15-3 Jim Stucker
Ignition Switch Base and Cover Winter 93 v12-1 Pete Ruff
Ignition Switch Troubleshooting Winter 97 v16-1 Pete Ruff
Ignition System Spring 92 v11-2 Mike Nixon
Ignition System Summer 92 v11-3 Mike Nixon
Ignition Timing Fall 90 v8-4 Mike Nixon
Magneto Drive Summer 93 v12-3 Terry Ward-Llewellyn
Moto Martin Spring 90 v8-2 Tim Ware
Nitrous Oxide Summer 88 v6-3 Bob Feanzke
Noises a CBX Makes Aug-84 v3-3 Mike Nixon
Petcock 82 Fall 95 v14-4 Pete Ruff
Petcock Leak 79 and 80 Winter 87 v5-1? Skip Ruff
Pipemasters Fall 92 v11-4 Perry Clark
Pipemasters Winter 93 v12-1 Pete Ruff
Piston Overbore Specs Spring 94 v13-2 Pete Ruff
Pro Link Shock Adjustment Summer 96 v15-3 Tim Ware
Pro Link Shock Service Summer 91 v10-3 Mike Nixon
Pro Link Shock Service Winter 88 v6-1 David Wilson
Radio Installation Sep-83 v2-5 Sid Jennings
Scotch Brite Fall 90 v8-4 Terry Keene
Setright Dresda Fall 87 v5-3? H.S. Harris
Setright Dresda Summer 87 v5-2? H.S. Harris
Sevice Bulletin Index (Honda) Fall 85 v4-2 Mike Nixon
Single Carb Manifold Winter 92 v11-1 Terry Ward-Llewellyn
Spark Plugs Fall 92 v11-4 Mike Nixon
Sport Kit Installation Fall 91 v10-4 Pete Ruff
Starter Motor Spring 93 v12-2 Pete Ruff
Tachometer Drive Fall 95 v14-4 Pete Ruff
Tail Piece 79 Winter 94 v13-1 R.G. O'Neal
Tires and Dynamometers Winter 96 v15-1 Tim Ware
Tires, Metzler Specs for CBX Summer 96 v15-3 Tim Ware
Tool Identification Summer 95 v14-3 Pete Ruff
Tool Kit and Owner's Manual Spring 95 v14-2 Pete Ruff
Tools, Specials Winter 97 v16-1 Mike Nixon
Tools, Specials and Wrenches Summer 96 v15-3 Mike Nixon
Turbo CBX Summer 89 v7-3 Jim Hall
Turbo CBX Spring 91 v10-2 Mike Chestnut
Turbo CBX Spring 91 v10-2 James Newkirk
Turbo CBX Summer 91 v10-3 Frank Cech
Turbo CBX Fall 91 v10-4 Randy Patton
Turbo CBX Spring 92 v11-2 Terry Ward-Llewellyn
Turbo CBX Summer 92 v11-3 Terry Ward-Llewellyn
Turbo CBX Summer 93 v12-3 James Newkirk
Turbo CBX Summer 94 v13-3 Clint Hooper
Turbo CBX Spring 96 v15-2 Brian Shull
Turbo CBX Fall 86 v4-4? Al Papitto
Valve Adjustment Fall 86 v4-4? Bob Snyder
Valve and Cam Chain Adjustment Summer 90 v8-3 Mike Nixon
Valve System Fall 93 v12-4 Mike Nixon
Valve Timing Sep-83 v2-5 Anonymous
Wheel Specs Spring 94 v13-2 Pete Ruff
Works Performance Ultrasport Shock Winter 88 v6-1 David Wilson

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West Coast CBX Leaderboard
Bench RacerCBXPress Count (88-97)
Mike Nixon
27
Pete Ruff
22
Tim Ware
14
Terry Ward-Llewellyn
4
Jim Stucker
2
James Newkirk
2
Steve Davis
1
Clint Hooper
1

A big flip o' the visor to Steve Davis for his thoughtful columns in the CBXPress.
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A HUGE Wheelie for the great job Clint Hooper has done in bringing the ICOA to the edge of the Millenium!

Now that the ICOA National Directorship torch has been passed to Tim Ware, let's have a look at how the ICOA Membership has grown since 1982. Since the very beginning of the CBXPress, except for 1985, ICOA membership totals have been regularly published. Here they are.


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