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Offline Sheepman

Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 06:17:54 pm »
Great built ! ( Love the godzilla as well  :thumleft: )
 

Offline Speedster

Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 06:30:17 pm »
What size is the rear rim? Probably 17" correct?

And the rear tire size?

Don't u have issues with the tire touching the swing arm....or drive shaft?
If not...probably then because u have a 17" rim and no longer a 18"

I am keeping the 18" rim...and am considering a 130 wide tire...while standard width is 120...hence my questions.

Thanx
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2017, 02:08:30 pm »
What size is the rear rim? Probably 17" correct?

And the rear tire size?

Don't u have issues with the tire touching the swing arm....or drive shaft?
If not...probably then because u have a 17" rim and no longer a 18"

I am keeping the 18" rim...and am considering a 130 wide tire...while standard width is 120...hence my questions.

Thanx

It's a 16" (140), the guys at relic squeezed a 150 on, still cant believe it. Mine is so close to touching the swingarm
I have a spare 16" rim if you want it, free, ill send you pics of it if you are keen
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Offline Speedster

Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2017, 12:12:01 pm »
Ok noted PopGun....and thank you very much in deed!

I am going for a different look than you...so currently I am not looking at a too fat rear tire, nor a smaller inch rim..lol.

While it fits your bike nicely, I was basically just considering a slightly wider tire for my build.

The tires I eventually chose (dual Sport) was only available in 120 anyway...so I went with that.

Appreciate the offer though! :ricky:
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 04:37:40 pm »
Last little updates are now finished.

Noobie and I took the bikes to Rim and Rubber yesterday

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 06:55:42 pm »
Absolutely brilliant  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 07:27:45 pm »
@PopGun
I seem to recalll your bike also happened to win a prize at Rim and Rubber?
Don't be shy, you put in loads of work share the recognition you received with the other wild dogs  :thumleft:
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2017, 09:09:56 am »
Check this out, described as "... an unusually attractive CX500 from Australia,"

http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-bikes-week-89?omhide=true

I reckon Popgun's build trumps  :deal:
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2017, 12:40:49 pm »
Great job, lovely bike to convert to cafe or bobber.

Thanks,
 

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2017, 03:59:56 pm »
Great job, lovely bike to convert to cafe or bobber.

Thanks,

Thanks thevans

Check this out, described as "... an unusually attractive CX500 from Australia,"

http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-bikes-week-89?omhide=true

I reckon Popgun's build trumps  :deal:

Nice link Beserker, and thanks for the compliment.

 

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2017, 08:29:16 am »
Popgun, sent you a PM. Is the 16" rim still available??
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 03:29:05 pm »
Last little updates are now finished.

Noobie and I took the bikes to Rim and Rubber yesterday

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Is that the CB that Noobie built? I'd love some more pics, if possible...  :drif:

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2018, 05:26:50 pm »
@Archangel I dont have a lot, here is some
we went on a breakie run a while back, funny we also went on Sun. I should start taking more pics

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2018, 07:28:16 am »
Ebony and Ivory  ;)
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2018, 08:55:26 am »
Two great looking bikes.  :thumleft:

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2018, 09:02:39 am »
Neat!!!
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2018, 03:07:43 pm »
I finally got around to combining a before and after picture

Take note to always do the before, and try aim for the same spot

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2018, 03:45:05 pm »
Awesome job. Looks great. :drif:
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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2018, 09:16:39 pm »
Wow !
 

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Re: 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2018, 12:30:34 pm »
Nicely done. I get the café look, but with that tank and the shape of the bike, a set of tracker bars would suit it nicely.
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