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Offline seafra

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my new project
« on: Apr 08, 2012, 10:54:23 »
my new/current project.
What was once a CB500

carbs are pissing petrol, and there's a billion other things to do before she's up and running.

still, she's pretty!! :P

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Re: my new project
« Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2012, 13:07:00 »
What kind of bars are those? I want some! Very cool.
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Re: my new project
« Reply #2 on: Apr 08, 2012, 16:17:07 »
Look like Norman Hyde M bars.  Classic British bars.  I'm running them on my SR500 project.
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Re: my new project
« Reply #3 on: Apr 08, 2012, 16:17:57 »
BTW that is one of the craziest looking CB500's I've ever seen.
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: my new project
« Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2012, 16:40:21 »
Ya... More pics please, and maybe a little background on this thing. Im not sure what to think of it... Haha.
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Offline seafra

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Re: my new project
« Reply #5 on: Apr 09, 2012, 08:56:45 »
The back ground to this bike is odd. it's defo a 1971 CB500 - well the engine is anyway. bought the engine and frame off a guy who bought it off a bloke from the UK. It has been sitting idly in a garage for the last six years. the bars came from a friend who thought they were too weird - he rides a bandit, enough said.

i'm currently looking at options for the side panels; a new seat and a new tank. i think the Tank is fugly and too small. i'd love to weld some bars from the back of the seat pan to the rear fender to support a pillion seat, not sure of that will interfere with the suspension or not. Working on some poly moulds for the side panels and will finish them in black as well.

the front forks are xm250s i think, but i'd love to get longer forks and raise the front of the bike a foot or two :-)

Can't be sure, but the engine seems to have been tilted forward and down a wee bit - im judging this on the angle of the carbs.

anyone got any ideas for a seat/tank combo?

i have the original CB clocks but they're well worn.

also, have to figure out a way to house the ignition and the choke as they custom frame work hasn't allowed for that yet. the side panels are the obvious place though. but would love them up front, saves breaking the key with the foot - i've done this before.

still hasn't been registered on Irish plates yet; the original plates were apparently american, but have MOT cert and UK reg at moment. Transferring to Irish plates is a bit of a bother at the moment as the UK plate was put on a Q-reg when it was re-registered after modifications and ended up with a 1984 plate. trying to get customs/revenue to cop the fuck on and accept it'#s a 71.


i'll post more images.

Offline seafra

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Re: my new project
« Reply #6 on: Apr 09, 2012, 08:59:13 »
can only seem to post one at a time...

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: my new project
« Reply #7 on: Apr 09, 2012, 09:11:16 »
That certainly is interesting... Hahaha... You have your work cut out for you. Good luck sir!
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Re: my new project
« Reply #8 on: Apr 09, 2012, 15:08:23 »
My 2 cents worth - is that the aft section of a BSA A10 that's been grafted to the Honda frame?  I thought at first maybe A65 (got a rear section around here someplace) but I think A10.
Whaddya think?
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Offline seafra

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Re: my new project
« Reply #9 on: Apr 09, 2012, 18:37:38 »
you could be onto something there. the rear end of the BSA A10 has the same distinctive shape. i haven't a clue to be honest. the frame changed hands so much the origins have be lost in the ether.