® CBX myths


The powersports community suffers from its share of myths and fallacies. The CBX1000 however draws to itself its own brand of nonsense. The following are common CBX misconceptions and untruths.


  • The carburetors cannot be made to work right
  • The cam holder bolts are weak and snap
  • Aftermarket keyswitches are just as good as OEM
  • The engine must be lowered to get the valve cover off
  • Aftermarket alternator brushes are a-okay
  • Low speed roughness is normal
  • The CBX carbs come from the factory lean
  • The exhaust must be removed to remove the carburetors
  • The CBX electrical system is under-powered
  • There's nothing wrong with aftermarket suppressive plug wires
  • Premium gas is best
  • Exhaust bluing is necessarily caused by carburetor problems
  • Aftermarket exhausts cause the carbs to need rejetting
  • The Dynojet kit is a good thing
  • The K&N is a good air filter
  • Big bore pistons cause the carbs to need rejetting
  • "Running the carbs "dry" is a worthwhile technique

Recommended reading:
CBX quirks

Last updated March 2022
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