A beautiful Honda CX500 built by ourselves.
This is a fully re-built Honda CX500 1980.
This bike was totally stripped down and re-built into this gorgeous Cafe Racer, using new parts and our own Complete Cafe Racer Parts
It was finished around July 2015 when it passed it’s MOT with flying colours!
We had lots of fun putting some miles on this bike for a shake down test before we handed it over to our delighted customer!
Throughout the re-build, we modified the frame to make our Complete Cafe Racer CX500 Seat Unit fit and then sent the frame off for powder coating along with the swinging arm, Yokes, side stand and many other little parts. new wheel bearings and head stock bearings were fitted. The forks and yokes are from a Fireblade 929rr with a custom wheel spindle and top hat spacers made to fit the CX front wheel (i totally hate non matching wheels – there is no need for it if the job is done properly ) custom discs are used so everything works with standard wheel and blade calipers – boy does it stop well!!.
We fabricated a link pipe for the exhaust to fit the 2 into 1 collector box to fit our Complete Cafe Racer Grand Prix Exhaust. baffle out it really howls
To make this a minimalistic bike a custom wiring loom was made with all the electrics hidden away in the seat hump including the lithium ion battery, clocks were not used but a mini dash with idiot lights for temperature, oil pressure, neutral and high beam.
To get the look we were after quite a bit of work went into the finishing touches such as the removal of the nasty looking filler cap replacing it with a polished alloy Monza Cap.talking of poslishing we polished the wheel rims and painted the centres Panther metallic black to match the body work with candy cold stripes, white number board and the number 13 in panther black
The bike sounds just as good as it looks the only problem with this bike is you cannot go anywhere on it without people stopping you and saying “i had one of those but it wasnt like that” – i think everyone had one in the 80’s
not a bad problem really
We are now on with another cx build similar to this but different with spoked wheels, mono shocked and a few other nice touches
The bike sounds just as good as it looks and is now back in the hands of the Customer!
Click below to see the Products used –
- Complete Cafe Racer CX500 Seat Unit
- Complete Cafe Racer Headlight
- Complete Cafe Racer Basalt Exhaust Wrap
- Complete Cafe Racer Grand Prix Exhaust
- Complete Cafe Racer 50mm CBR Clip Ons
- Complete Cafe Racer Handlebar Grips (Available in 7/8″ or 1″)
- Complete Cafe Racer (L9) Rear Light
- Complete Cafe Racer Rearsets (No longer available in this colour)