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Author Topic: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker  (Read 5293 times)

Offline rex havoc

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Got a call from Jimmy who wanted us to build him a schmick arse cafe racer like the two below...





We started the hunt for a suitable bike and found a CB500 at a good price. I loved it the moment I saw it, even though it looked fairly rough and had a bit of (dodgy) work done to it already, it had character. Upon closer inspection, the bike had a lot of idiosyncrasies that would suit a different style, namely street tracker. The swingarm was much longer than stock, the engine fins were damaged, air filter was cool and would suit tracker style better and the exhaust was a 4 into 1 that looked very cool.

Fortunately Jimmy's budget for the Cafe Racer was unrealistic so we had a meeting in the garage to discuss our Street Tracker proposal. Jimmy loved th idea and has basically allowed us alot of creative freedom.

I'll post a "before" pic when I can find it but until then here are a couple of pics where we are at the moment.









Oh yeh, the name Gunda, where did that come from?

Jimmy says "Gunda" is a Hindi word for a villan (ganster, bad guy, criminal) in a bollywood video...

Offline Bert Jan

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #1 on: Jun 16, 2012, 07:26:21 »
Cool! def wanna see where this goes! Here's my cb550 tracker: might be inspirational, although i doubt that seeing your skills ;)

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Offline Bert Jan

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2012, 17:51:29 »
wich tires are on the bike btw? they look neat!
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'Real men lick their hands and bridge the solenoid with their fingers.' -Sonreir.


I do stuff all the time that wasn't meant to be done  ;D Fun, isn't it  ;) - CrazyPJ

You want to lubricate the nipples- Tim

Offline rex havoc

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #3 on: Jun 28, 2012, 23:21:47 »
Hidenau, german I think.

Not sure if the model number but you'll find it ready enough if you google it.

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Offline rex havoc

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2012, 09:08:13 »
4 months between updates is probably enough...cough...

This thing has changed direction so many times..first it was going to be a cafe racer, then we went basic street tracker, then we were going to do a multi coloured comic book style and now we've heading in a classier street tracker style. We're nearly there, should be finished by the end of November.


Engine out and made the rear fender, battery box etc


The engine didn't look so bad when it was in the bike. Phark me, this is going to be interesting...





Eagle eyed viewers will notice we've changed the rear tyre for something more "aggressive". What the customer wants...



^This rear fender is welded to the battery compartment and is separate to the rear fender that sticks out the back.


Offline cinqmars2

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2012, 12:36:47 »
Looks rad already! I have a 550 that needs a bit of attention around the rear triangle, I noticed that you guys completely remade that back end, are there any more pictures of that being done? Did you use tubing of the same diameter or did you use larger and sleeve the original?

Thanks!

Offline rex havoc

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2012, 01:23:21 »
We used the same size tubing.

This is all the pics I have of the frame.







Here is a pic of the bottom end as it is today

Offline hallin222

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2012, 11:04:29 »
Good choice to use the wrinkle finish paint on such rough castings.  It really hides imperfections well.

Offline rex havoc

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Good choice to use the wrinkle finish paint on such rough castings.  It really hides imperfections well.

Exactly!  It suits the street tracker style as well.

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Offline rex havoc

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2012, 11:40:16 »
Seat is done. Brown leather with red stitching. Not exactly what we were thinking but it'll look better as it ages.



Check the engine out a few posts above. There is only so much blasting can do to an engine like that. Wrinkle paint was used to hide the imperfections but it looks bloody sensational and suits the tracker style perfectly. Will definitely use it again.



Bought this mirror for the CX but decided to use it on this instead.



I forgot what Brad said about the oil filter but this looks great.



Pick up the tank from paint tomorrow so won't be long before we're finished.

Offline Pablo83

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #10 on: Nov 30, 2012, 23:29:02 »
nice work.  keep it up.
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Offline Five Miles Out

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2012, 09:45:29 »
It's looks so nice! What are those mirrors?? Gorgeous.

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2012, 11:43:41 »
looking great so far, can't wait to see the paint!

Offline Bert Jan

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2012, 20:51:04 »
Fucking TITS!
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'Anything we did for Uncle Scam or Nasa was soldered, period. No crimps allowed.' -Swagger

'Real men lick their hands and bridge the solenoid with their fingers.' -Sonreir.


I do stuff all the time that wasn't meant to be done  ;D Fun, isn't it  ;) - CrazyPJ

You want to lubricate the nipples- Tim

Offline Shred_McGnar

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Re: Garage Project Motorcycles #6 - "GUNDA" - CB500 Street Tracker
« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2012, 21:18:56 »
That is one bad bitch!