CX500......What an ugly brute.
Front room, bottle of wine, ipad. 10 oclock at
night, no wine.
Ducati monster UDS forks in, I managed to get my hands on a CX custom tank. Lot better looking tank than the original.
The old comstar rear wheel and swinger, if you look closely you'll see that the old swinger is posh rotten.
As the old swinger was nacked I decided to have a chop about!
Not enough............so it needed more for what I had in mind.
OOOooh there it is, NTV650 single sided swinger!
Just a clean up on the frame ends.
Wanted to keep the original seems of weld, so followed them though.
Flick around with the grinder.
I wanted to use a under-slung shocker. I had
a CBR600 rear shock that I set about to see if it would do the job.
The CBR 600 shock wasn't strong enough and when
in place would have been as much fun as a pogo stick!
Next was to mill the said mounts.
Mounts milled and ready to go into place. I randemly drilled holes in the mounts to make them look a bit better.
Welded into place and looking good if you ask me!
Next was the engine strip. Looked like the radiator
had a leak at some time in it's life (pic 1) judging by the cyclinder
I needed to extened the stock gear shift for the rear sets.
Rear sets are off a YZF 600, I liked them because they had about the same shape as the frame and when in place had a nice hight to them.
Next I started with the seat base and then started rolling!
Last few bits to finish off with.
Exaust in place
Now for some filler and sanding
I got these of ebay for the zhaust system I had in mind
As you can see I've had a few good days of work!
Bike so far with seat unit and zhuast.
I had chance to get most of the sparying done to the frame, wheels, bits and bobs.
The build nearing completion.
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Here's the first ride! Not far I know.