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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2014, 05:31:30 AM »
Appreciate the Welcome!

Will post the Ninja/Cafe build when complete.

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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2014, 06:38:53 AM »
Very nice! And Welcome.
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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2014, 07:25:38 AM »
Thanks for the Welcome!

Took this shot while on a ride with my Son:

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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2014, 10:01:18 PM »
Very nice! Love the CX's! I rode a couple of CX650 Eurosports for many years. I still have the remains of my crashed one, and a 650 Silverwing. I think one of them will end up as a scrambler. I was originally going to build a cafe bike out of the Eurosport, but I ended up with a V11 LeMans instead.
 Do you know what your bike weights now? I planned to fabricate some aluminum engine hangers, and swap to an aluminum sportbike rad ( I have one from a GSXR 600) to get rid of that car sized behemoth on the CX. I would like to get much closer to 400 pounds.

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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2014, 04:43:50 AM »
Thanks,

Weighed it with 2/3rd tank of gas. Removed the center stand to help with weight savings. The low weight surprised me for a shaft drive bike. Lift it with front triple tree paddock stand and only takes 30 seconds to install center stand to lift for maintenance:

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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2015, 07:23:48 AM »
Very, very nice. Now, I expect a Moto Guzzi 500 build.
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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2015, 07:41:40 AM »
Thanks!!!!!!

Working on a Ninja Cafe racer Build right now! Not sure what the future project will be!

Installed a clutch basket on the Cafe Racer yesterday (the wheel color will be changed) and riding my other Ninja today!

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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2015, 04:59:06 PM »
Saw this the other day, and had to post it. The link has more pics...

http://rocket-garage.blogspot.ca/2015/11/sacha-lakics-honda-cx500-cafe-racer.html

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Re: 1980 Honda CX500D Build
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2015, 07:06:43 AM »
My 84 CX650e that I picked up last June. A work in progress.

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