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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #481
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So a long time ago, I mentioned I had an older Honda 600 in the barn that I wanted to do something with. Well I finally got the go ahead from my brother-in-law, since he realized he would never get it out and do anything with it.

So I went and got it out of the back of the barn, and my mistake, its a 1979 Honda CX500.

So it basicly looks like this, minus the gay windshield.



Not sure if anyone's else is familiar with what people have done to make these look less gay, but I'm gonna find a way to do it.

There are Cafe bikes, like this.




And then there are Bobbers, which I'm more of a fan of. But I'm not sure it will be easy to pull off a good looking bobber with this bike without putting a shit load of money into changing the tank, stance, frame, and all that.

Not so great looking -



Better, but a lot of work.



Same bike as above, but without the rake.





What do you guys think?
I've had 2 of those. Fun and they love to rev but are not fast.

If its been sitting any length of time it'll probably need a water pump seal, and the funky non automotive coolant. And if the coil ever goes out, its hard to find a good used one and the remans are really$$ plus its sucks ass to change. My second one I got for free and had to change all that stuff. Its fine if you don't mind wrenching.

good site for more info.
http://choppercharles.com/cs/forums/

Some people really likes those cx's I'd say if it runs I"d sell it and buy something a little easier to get parts for.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #482
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If it were me, I'd loose the windshield and that would be about it. Cafe's aren't my favorite but I'd go with that, if anything different.
This one doesn't have a windshield, but has more stupid crap on the back, like queen seat back or whatever you want to call it.

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I've had 2 of those. Fun and they love to rev but are not fast.

If its been sitting any length of time it'll probably need a water pump seal, and the funky non automotive coolant. And if the coil ever goes out, its hard to find a good used one and the remans are really$$ plus its sucks ass to change. My second one I got for free and had to change all that stuff. Its fine if you don't mind wrenching.

good site for more info.
http://choppercharles.com/cs/forums/

Some people really likes those cx's I'd say if it runs I"d sell it and buy something a little easier to get parts for.
It's not my bike to sell. I guess I should have said I'm more or less going to try and see if it will run, but if it does, I would be looking into changing the appearance. I have no real plans of getting deep into riding like going on biker trips or hang outs or any of that BS, just use this for back and forth to work on nice days and maybe long trips where I won't have to carry anything.

Speed is no concern, and wrenching is always fun. So long as it has a chance of running and isn't going to cost me a lot, I'm going to try and ride it.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #483
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No pics,im using my phone,but i just bought a 2004 yamaha wr250 set up for dual sportin.I havn't owned a dirt bike in 20 years,wow they came a long way.
I wanted a bike to save some gas,im a gear head, so a rocket with a couple hundred hp would be nice,but i like to live also,so i decided i should buy something slower to get used to riding again.I thought about a cruiser,for a minute,not my style.I started thinking about all the legal trails up north for dirt bikes and it was ez deciding what kind of bike to buy.
I started doing some research and probobly should have bought a more street freindly dual sport,but so far i love it. I,ve noticed that when people tailgate you on a dual sport,you can step off the pavement into the gravel,down shift,feed it the berries,and next thing ya know,said a-hole is no longer tailgating.
For any one that cares my bike has the yz stage1 cams,grey wire cut,gyt silencer,and its been jetted,all by the po.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 08:48 AM   #484
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What do you guys think?
USD's, dirt bike bars and hard tail it.

I am a big fan of this 750 too though:
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Got the tins back today!
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Old June 15th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #486
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Just laying on the bike, all i need to do is finish the manifold for the carbs.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #487
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I am a big fan of this 750 too though:
That is an awesome bike!
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Old June 15th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #488
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just finished my 1983 Honda v65 manga, and got it all legal today. man that bike is fast
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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #489
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Got the POS running, might be for sale, or the motor is going into a silver wing, not sure yet.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:53 AM   #490
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Anybody see these bikes yet?

http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/

Designed in America, built in China.






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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #491
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http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/

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Seen one at Rocky's a couple days ago.
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Bought me a beater. 77 Yamaha XS750. $225.
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I think I might but a v65 this winter, or possibly a V-max if I find one at the right price.
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Finally done.
68' 650cc high pipe.
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Know anything about 73 RD350 Yamaha's? I have one I want to finish, but don't know enough to figure out why my trans locked up.
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