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Help Hybrid Honda CBX/XL 250

Discussion in 'Honda 250cc Singles' started by Bikelessrider, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Bikelessrider

    Bikelessrider Member

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    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and am rebuilding my 1985 XL 250 using a 1985 CBX 250 motor.

    The CBX motor is very similar to the XL however there are subtle differences such as single carb which I am using the XL head and fitting twin carbs. Electric start which will make life easier. The clutch and gear ratios are different However I will use the CBX clutch and XL gears.

    I have an XL manual however I would appreciate any help finding any type of manual or a complete exploded view of the CBX (MC 12E pictured below) motor so I know where everything goes as I have totally stripped it for a complete rebuild. I have taken 100's of photo's while dismantling but I would feel more comfortable with some sort of instruction on replacing everything. The XL manual covers a lot of the engine however I need the bits that are CBX if that makes sense.

    I look forward to any replies.

    Cheers in advance

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    Jo Verhelst Forty2 Premium Member Contributing Member

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    i wish you good luck with finding any information on the CBX, i've got one and been looking for years now but so far nothing turned up, so if you find any please share it with us, grtz Jo
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the welcome. I have hunted high and low and the closest that I could find was this more modern CBF manual (link attached) which is very similar and actually covers the electric start section which is what I required. The rest of my motor is an XL for which I have a very confusing manual which covers all XL models from about 1980 through to the demise of XL's and the continuance of XR's to the 90's and beyond.

    https://mafiadoc.com/honda-cbf-cbx-...al-wordpresscom_59ccc8f01723ddd6201c6ab9.html

    I hope this helps. Cheers
     
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