Another CX500 chopper project

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Another CX500 chopper project

Post by cjmeg » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:52 pm

Time to show and tell.
Just finished and sold the Custom - not strictly a chopper, as the only cutting I did was to lower the seat mount rail by 40mm.
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Now onto the new- a rigid. Someone started it, and I thought why not?
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On this I have elected to retain the complete rear swingarm, brace from the shock mounts back to the frame.
Has lowered clearance by 40mm and increased rake slightly.
Lots of fabrication to go: fake oil tank to hide all the sparky bits, more bracing for the rear, seat mounts, sissy bar, etc, etc.
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Frisco mounted tank on it's way ex US.
Tried a springer solo front seat, will have to handmake a more traditional seat instead like the Californian one pictured: can't see how to make the springer look right with the angles.
The guard from another project, the second hardtail. Currently set up for a 750 K Honda, I am considering (lunacy ?) mounting another flying maggot motor instead.
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Is it wrong to even consider?
That's me up to date: you folk are inspirational to say the least.

Lots of issues there, probably better to concentrate on the first for now
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Post by Cromag » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:20 pm

Ya can never have enough toys...so keep the honda 4 chassis for the next bike....

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Post by cjmeg » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:32 pm

That's why I'm only thinking about it: and it is definitely another build (one in a long list) :lol:
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Post by Prof » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:10 pm

Re seat, check out an R60 BMW seat structure... best of both worlds.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Post by cjmeg » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:29 pm

Thanks Andrew can see what you mean.
will look into it..
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Post by Bearcx » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:40 pm

Go Glen Go.... :D
The brave may not live long, but, the cautious do not live at all.

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Post by cjmeg » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:29 pm

Thought I'd show some progress
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Frame along the way
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One full oil tank, without oil in it..
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Moulding - what fun what fun
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Together: not perfect, but that wasn't the plan
To date, costs up to $700 including rego, new headlight, indicators etc
Wiring, exhausts and special seat to go
Enjoy :D
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Post by bendnstretch » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:32 pm

Cool stuff,

I love the CX's Great work, I will look forward to your end product.
Trees and bikes are alike...
You can CHOP EM!!

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Post by Cromag » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:25 pm

Wow! who ever really thinks a Maggott will look good when chopped up..i can see em day in day out and am always surprised when i see one as sharp as this.....keep the pics coming.

Oh and wouldnt it look deadly with a few degrees rake in the front? just enough so the sump line was level.

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Post by cjmeg » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:43 am

Cromag wrote:Wow! who ever really thinks a Maggott will look good when chopped up..i can see em day in day out and am always surprised when i see one as sharp as this.....keep the pics coming.
Oh and wouldnt it look deadly with a few degrees rake in the front? just enough so the sump line was level.
Agreed - that would be stage 2.
Then I could pull the forks back down that 2 inches as well :D
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Post by Ol Fart » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:12 pm

Ahhh mate, I love the black.
Im thinking of the same scheme, flats, matts and a bit of gloss, rattle can like all good garage chops.

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Post by cjmeg » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:15 pm

Sorry it's been so long.
On the road in early April, quick ride to Mt Gambier by Bear.
Has been in use since then at his place.
Lovely and predictable on the road, holds a line well.
Plenty more to do, like clean up the wiring, plans for forwards, maybe a rake.
And I need to do the seat properly. :shock:
BTW, 2mt of 5 core, 1mt of 7 core trailer wire.
Trailbike kill switch, toggle switch and a push button to start.
Enjoy.. :D

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Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Post by bendnstretch » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:34 pm

Well done on completing it.
Trees and bikes are alike...
You can CHOP EM!!

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Post by Ol Fart » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:47 pm

What happened to the rigid frame in the first set of pics?

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Post by cjmeg » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:51 pm

Ol Fart wrote:What happened to the rigid frame in the first set of pics?
Still sitting in the shed, awaiting a 750/4 donor (eventually)
Have to build my son's cx yet (once he's worked enough hours off)
And finish the trike :D
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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