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Author Topic: My CX500 build.  (Read 5416 times)

Offline Cazzo

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My CX500 build.
« on: Jun 01, 2013, 03:42:27 »
Hey all, I've almost compted my first bike build.  I chose a Honda CX550 Custom because of it's unique engine and not being a particulalry loved bike. 90% of the build was done by me, in house with a turn around time of about 4-5 months.
Anyway, I'll just let the pics do the talking, from the beggining to the end...Well builds never really end do they...



























Here, it's almost done.










Offline Islandstar

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2013, 09:53:54 »
Well done!!! One of the best builds I've ever seen was on one of these bikes on Chopcult!!!!

Offline cxman

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2013, 16:44:24 »
Cazzo   

another set of my carbs and intakes on dtt nice work polishing

looking good did you do the brass rod mod and change to iridium plugs yet?
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline orlowskij

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #3 on: Jun 02, 2013, 00:16:53 »
Looks sweet man. Nice work.
1979 KZ 400

Offline mark13018

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #4 on: Jun 02, 2013, 02:31:36 »
Very nice!!
need wire for your custom build? Click here!

1971 CL450 cafe "Project Amelia" 
1979 Kawasaki KZ650 "Blue Bessie"
1982 Kawasaki KZ305 CSR belt "Project X"
1995 Honda Magna Deluxe
1987 Honda Super Magna - sold :-(
2006 Honda CBR600RR
1964 CB77 superhawk
1965 CL72 scrambler
2013 honda metropolitan

Offline Cazzo

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #5 on: Jun 02, 2013, 03:20:17 »
Cazzo   

another set of my carbs and intakes on dtt nice work polishing

looking good did you do the brass rod mod and change to iridium plugs yet?

Haha, busted!  Yeah quick polish on the manifolds and 2k clear coat becuase I'm too lazy to polish them again, same goes for the top and bottom radiator tanks.

I have done the brass rod mod, but I'm not running iridium plugs, do they make that much difference?  Not fussed how fast she is, if I want to go fast I'll jump on my other bike.

Offline SierraCB

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My CX500 build.
« Reply #6 on: Jun 02, 2013, 04:55:56 »
Beautiful man. Did you just take the stock rear sub frame and bend it it? Looks super clean.
CX500
DR-Z400
Somewhere in the Sierras

Offline cxman

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #7 on: Jun 02, 2013, 06:58:24 »
they sure  do make a huge change in starting and running

also you must keep one resistor in the circuit so with brass rods you must run resitor plugs
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline Cazzo

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #8 on: Jun 02, 2013, 08:32:55 »
Yeah man, lobster cuts in the rear frame after cutting off the inner box section.  Then rolled around a steel plate cut to the shape I wanted and all the cuts welded back up.

I think I pur R plugs in.  What do you recommend?  BTW starting is super easy, choke on, barely touch the starter and she fires.  I let it run for about 20-30 seconds on choke then swith them off.

Offline cxman

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Re: My CX500 build.
« Reply #9 on: Jun 02, 2013, 10:11:29 »

 NGK 2202 new number or  NKG DPR8EIX
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others