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Author Topic: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?  (Read 9294 times)

Offline crazypj

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #60 on: Dec 31, 2017, 13:33:14 »
If those flanges are cast then machined, I probably wouldn't use them either, too much localised stress around mounting bolts in my opinion although spoke holes should be fine.
If they are 6061 T6, about 1/4" thick then hard anodised they will be MUCH stronger than the cast hubs 'everyone' used from 60's to 2000+ (and still use today)
7075 would be even stronger either will bend rather than crack. I would make my own if I was in the market for a par as I would then know exactly what has been done and the material.
Spoked wheels will need checking after 100 and 500 miles then will probably be fine for next 50,000 or more miles (in my experience of aluminium alloy rims)
MX and Enduro bikes are the only ones that can need wheel maintainance every week / month / ride( when 'used properly'  ;) )
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #61 on: Jan 01, 2018, 16:37:56 »
Cx 500 is the most versatile, easy, pleasant to work on motorcycle ever made. Everthing is accessible... way the frame is built around the engine. I have had 3/4 of these bikes. I move on to kawa gt750 project now as I prefer a shaft driven bike. I always look back and think how pleasant a cx is to work with!


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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #62 on: Jan 01, 2018, 17:13:11 »
I agree morgs88. I have not had experience working on any other bikes. This is my first....but I'm  having a hoot of a time working on this one.
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morgs88

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #63 on: Jan 01, 2018, 17:24:57 »
Parts are so easy to get hold of. What are turning your cx into? Cafe/tracker??


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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #64 on: Jan 01, 2018, 17:32:08 »
More of a roadster/cafe mix.
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #65 on: Jan 01, 2018, 17:33:02 »
Is that your CX posted im bike of the month thread?
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #66 on: Jan 01, 2018, 17:33:51 »
Is that your CX posted im bike of the month thread?

It is yes


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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #67 on: Jan 01, 2018, 17:35:58 »
You have a build thread?
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #68 on: Jan 01, 2018, 21:10:28 »

The battery box.

This is one supplied by CRK, and it's designed to go under the engine in place of the H box. It's designed for a Lithium ion battery which can be turned on its side, and has a bracket for the started solenoid rubber mounts.

My knees are not as good as once were, so I'm trying to keep things that may need service access as high as possible.

There is a bit of room under the seat support, so I decided to modify the box to fit there instead. In either case, I'm going to have to extend the leads to the starter motor and find a new route for the secondary loom.



I'm drilling some holes in the seat support, and will use a threaded rod with nuts on each side for the rear mounts in the battery box. This will allow box to swivel down and give access to fit battery.



But then I realized that the box ended up too deep under the seat support, and did not allow placement of started solenoid in bracket.

So I made another hole. What's the saying?......measure once, and cut twice?



That's better. I also welded some tabs to allow back of box to be fixed to existing holes in loop frame.





It's not invisible....but it ain't ugly.



And that's the last thing to do before painting or powdercoating frame. My budget is starting to get a little thin after all the goodies I bought for this build, so I'm off to the powdercoaters for a quote, but if too expensive, will consider painting myself. Painting's not my strong suite.....but look at how well Jackson Pollock did!
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #69 on: Jan 02, 2018, 03:08:11 »
You have a build thread?
I donít have one no...
I am never very clued up with phones. Have taken plenty of pics of the new project though


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