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Postby Perkles » 14 Jun 2020, 09:26

cx500 with a CX650 custom frame bought off the tat man for a drink as scrap non runner,got it running in half an hour ,engine out in an hour ,stripped by midnight
I have a vision of what it will look like in my head but crap at drawing things on paper,it wont be a heads down cafe racer more of a bobber type thing
Stripping and prepping the frame today ,heads off the engine and checking valve wear clearances etc
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 15 Jun 2020, 19:00

Stripped the fame and cut the back end off ,prepped the tank and acid etch primed
Made a bracket for a bobber seat and test fitted ,now ready for two pack base primer on all the bits and pieces
unsure if to do the frame boring satin black or colour match the tank
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Re: CX500

Postby Kwacky » 15 Jun 2020, 19:03

Crimson red frame.
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 15 Jun 2020, 19:03

while the paint is drying started fettling the engine
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Re: CX500

Postby Blade » 15 Jun 2020, 21:12

This is going to be a very good thread (y)
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Re: CX500

Postby Kwacky » 15 Jun 2020, 21:13

Do this
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 15 Jun 2020, 21:14

Kwacky wrote:Do this

I would but mines based on a CX650 custom chopper frame :)
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Re: CX500

Postby Kwacky » 15 Jun 2020, 21:21

Change your plans
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Re: CX500

Postby duke63 » 15 Jun 2020, 21:45

And your frame.
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Re: CX500

Postby Blade » 15 Jun 2020, 21:58

And your engine that looks like a 4 pot
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Re: CX500

Postby Blade » 15 Jun 2020, 22:00

Or stay with a cx500 and just do this

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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 15 Jun 2020, 22:01

I might as well buy a bloody retro bike :)
I will stick to my original plan and recycle what I have its the hipster way .......
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Re: CX500

Postby kiwikrasher » 15 Jun 2020, 23:36

Jesus! You’re smashing through it at some pace!!

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out (y)
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 17 Jun 2020, 13:55

so the frame and tank are in base colour ready primer ,which takes about four coats of acid etch and high build primer with a guide coat inbetween to highlight any blemishes or dings
Im going for gold as ive got some paint left to use up ,but stripe the tank or not mmmm dunno :^
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Re: CX500

Postby Kwacky » 17 Jun 2020, 14:56

Go for a stripe
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 17 Jun 2020, 15:03

Kwacky wrote:Go for a stripe

next update will be gold so stripes patterns and murals can be visualised better then
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Re: CX500

Postby Kwacky » 17 Jun 2020, 15:06

Royal blue stripe.
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 18 Jun 2020, 18:12

tank was ready to put some colour on it tonight but I dropped it and put a massive dent in it :(
So a bit more on the engine
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Re: CX500

Postby StMarks » 18 Jun 2020, 18:42

(clap) You sure crack on a pace, don't you Perky.!


Perkles wrote:tank was ready to put some colour on it tonight but I dropped it

That's annoying, I thought that classic teardrop tank was quite fetching. Is it repairable.?
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Re: CX500

Postby Perkles » 19 Jun 2020, 07:59

StMarks wrote:(clap) You sure crack on a pace, don't you Perky.!


Perkles wrote:tank was ready to put some colour on it tonight but I dropped it

That's annoying, I thought that classic teardrop tank was quite fetching. Is it repairable.?

yes I pulled it out and filled it last night,the air is to damp to spray at the moment so it will to have to wait ,ive got the colour scheme in my head now so thats good 8)
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