J-Luv and I were PM'ing about my avatar, which is (was) my '82 CBX that was destroyed in the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans. It was such a sweet bike; but this isn't to sob and moan, but more to celebrate and give it its just desserts!
Here's the Cliff's Notes version:
I dearly loved it... only had 14k mi. on it when fate stepped in; had it about a year when the waters came. The original owner had put a very nice Kerker pipe on it when new, and preserved the original pipes perfectly. So when the waters receded, the only part of the bike really worth anything was the 23-y.o. factory pipes which were as new -- and safely stowed in my attic.
Anyway, I listed the whole shooting match on eBay, and a guy from AL whose business went by the name "Bama Bikes" came down with his trailer and hauled the whole dripping thing away for parts.
I see someone on this forum has an '81 CBX in his garage/signature. In all honestly, I like the gray '81s better than the cream '82s. But mine was so nice I didn't pay all that much attention to the color.
Anybody else have a CBX story? Maybe they've been shared here before....
Once these tears have been shed, I might post pic's of the '72 Buick GS455 I was doing a body-off restoration on, also in my garage in 2005. But it's all water under the bridge now (pun intended?). I had owned that one since 1978.