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Author Topic: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget  (Read 52881 times)

Kamn

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2016, 12:58:14 »
maybe their parts fiche here can help, just find your model or the closest model to yours
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-motorcycles_model2/

Offline Maritime

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2016, 13:12:47 »
Thanks Kamn I was just about to post that same link.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Kamn

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #112 on: May 25, 2016, 13:45:42 »
Thanks Kamn I was just about to post that same link.

NP, I use them a lot for part numbers and stuff

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2016, 13:48:07 »
Me too, bikebandit has some too but they don't have the Euro Canadian bikes and we need those so cmsnl is a better choice.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2016, 20:12:14 »
maybe their parts fiche here can help, just find your model or the closest model to yours
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-motorcycles_model2/

Thank you Kamn.....great idea, but CBX550 isn't listed :-(

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #115 on: May 31, 2016, 14:49:24 »
Got some done over the weekend....

Front brakes rebuilt and mounted.





I'm liking the overall look.....like an old Brit TLS system I reckon. I'm pleased I bought a job lot of braided lines as I had to chop n change until I got them to fit/route neatly (longer than I first thought) and allow for suspension movement. Sussing out the splitter mount took time, but was able to re-use the stock Honda bracket in the end. Still need new bleed nipples to complete as well as P clips to hold them in place.

This is a cheeky mock up of the speedo....need to make a bracket yet and will use stock rubber mounts.



Slowly swapping out stock bolts for stainless where possible....takes so much time, but I'm happy with the way it changes the look.



I've cleaned up the fuse cover and removed the 'FUSE' and 'ignition' marks, a few more coats to go, and this is where I'll mount the idiot lights as the fuse box will be relocated under the seat. Wrapped the stock loom with cloth tape for the old school look, much better than shiny plastic.

Had to drop the forks out to fit the cast alloy satin black headlight mounts, but think they suit the style, final position tbc.




Still need to fabricate the front guard mounts and chop it down to size, I'm keeping it practical so maybe just level with the spindle and the leading edge where it is now to keep the balance....too short looks a bit silly.

The chain will be the last component I fit....kinda like a topping out ceremony haha!

Thanks for checking in, feel free to add your tuppence worth.


Oh yeah, and for shits n giggles....we ran a few tunnels in London, Saturday midnight :-)


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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #116 on: Jun 01, 2016, 14:59:07 »
Do you still need advice on reassembly?  I can take a look at my stock Canadian CBX550 and take pics, if that helps.
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #117 on: Jun 01, 2016, 19:57:53 »
Do you still need advice on reassembly?  I can take a look at my stock Canadian CBX550 and take pics, if that helps.

Thank you C&C, very kind of you, but I actually took some snaps of a CBX at the bike jumble (swap meet) I was at recently, certainly helped with the footorest/Prolink area haha, should've done it before tearing it apart....doh!.


 Tonight: Not a bad effort I reckon, in a draughty workshop with a rattle can....wet flatted the first coats with 500, dried and shot a few coats (until the can ran out) trying to get a reasonably smooth finish. It'll look better with the other colour, flip cap and decal/kneepad I hope.



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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #118 on: Jun 02, 2016, 17:29:37 »
I'll be interested to see how the tank turns out as I will be going the "draughty workshop with a rattle can" route as well.  Tank looks good to me so far!  And the whole bike overall  :)

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #119 on: Jun 03, 2016, 06:44:09 »
I'll be interested to see how the tank turns out as I will be going the "draughty workshop with a rattle can" route as well.  Tank looks good to me so far!  And the whole bike overall  :)

Well, taking a good look in daylight does reveal classic rattlecan 'stripes'...so buying yet another can, but replacing the nozzle with another type that allows a vertical/horizontal fan spray which should spread the paint more evenly I hope? It's coming along and the more coats the better to work it/polish it so I'm still hopeful of a decent enough finish in the end.

I'm pleased with the way the bike is coming together...winging it to some extent, but happy so far. Really trying to push to get it done.