Another impulse buy CX500

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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 13 Jan 2019, 01:42

Stumoores wrote:Mono shock conversion would facilitate that line nicely. This next bit will define the rest I guess. I’m chopping and frame modding mine soon. I’m hoping to be in the powder coaters by mid February. Cheers for posting this Will, I need some motivation in this cold dark miserable month.


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I actually have a mono shock in the garage too, need another welder as i sold mine a few years ago/ could easy tac something together to do many mock ups. Better with a welder than photo shop on my phone all day.

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Cleaner lines, i do like the twin shocks of that vintage so probably stick with them.
Doing a pie-cut and braised exhaust, i know that for sure.

Also HD handle bar controls, LED bit not as you’d think headlight (looks almost standard Hella H4 type)
Rear sets, murrays carbs if i can afford them
Moto gadget wiring to make it all neat and the tank off my Harley up front. (Selling the OEM CX custom tank to pay for the carbs)

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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by Cabernet » 13 Jan 2019, 09:31

rumpoldstilskin wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 19:47
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Mocking up the rear to see how tall i want it- the maggot as standard is for those a little short in the leg i think.


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Most likely route i’m taking. Parts are arriving daily so i just need to find a good welder/fabricator locally who is good and is also not a rip off merchant.
Just linked you to a welder on Fb.
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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 13 Jan 2019, 10:15

Cabernet wrote:
rumpoldstilskin wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 19:47
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Mocking up the rear to see how tall i want it- the maggot as standard is for those a little short in the leg i think.


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Most likely route i’m taking. Parts are arriving daily so i just need to find a good welder/fabricator locally who is good and is also not a rip off merchant.
Just linked you to a welder on Fb.
Seen, cheers Kev

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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by Clarkey » 13 Jan 2019, 20:13

Kind of off topic really, but custom old Honda so thought you'd like it... Really like the exhaust on it

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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 13 Jan 2019, 20:48

Clarkey wrote:Kind of off topic really, but custom old Honda so thought you'd like it... Really like the exhaust on it

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I’ve owned its smaller brother, the CB400 4. Love that exhaust.

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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 13 Jan 2019, 20:50

Found the rear end i’ll have copied Image
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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by Stumoores » 13 Jan 2019, 21:05

The original tank and USD forks throw the eye a bit I think. That rear sub is not that far from standard height. It’s not as simple as most folk think this custom game is it ? Using other builds for inspiration is defo the way forward.
That CB500 is the dogs bollox apart from the Akro sticker on the end can (or is it just me ?)


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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by Clarkey » 13 Jan 2019, 21:59

Stumoores wrote:The original tank and USD forks throw the eye a bit I think. That rear sub is not that far from standard height. It’s not as simple as most folk think this custom game is it ? Using other builds for inspiration is defo the way forward.
That CB500 is the dogs bollox apart from the Akro sticker on the end can (or is it just me ?)


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I'd not noticed that until you mentioned it... Yup, looks really out of sync with the rest of the bike imo

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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by Cabernet » 13 Jan 2019, 22:15

Clarkey wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 21:59
Stumoores wrote:The original tank and USD forks throw the eye a bit I think. That rear sub is not that far from standard height. It’s not as simple as most folk think this custom game is it ? Using other builds for inspiration is defo the way forward.
That CB500 is the dogs bollox apart from the Akro sticker on the end can (or is it just me ?)


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I'd not noticed that until you mentioned it... Yup, looks really out of sync with the rest of the bike imo

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Yep, looks so out of sync you had to have it pointed out. Eye rolling face palm.

Looks great to. Just needs an air cooled engine.
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Re: Another impulse buy CX500

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 13 Jan 2019, 22:29

Stumoores wrote:The original tank and USD forks throw the eye a bit I think. That rear sub is not that far from standard height. It’s not as simple as most folk think this custom game is it ? Using other builds for inspiration is defo the way forward.
That CB500 is the dogs bollox apart from the Akro sticker on the end can (or is it just me ?)


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I have that deluxe tank too but its just so big, i want the engine to be the focal point as its so original and clean, looks new almost


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