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Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Wow, That's a fine CX500DS!!!!!! Now you have...

Wow, That's a fine CX500DS!!!!!! Now you have inspired me.

Like the wheels, vapor gauge, machine/fabrication work, everything you did!

Since I built a CX Tracker for myself, and building a Cafe...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 372,617
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks, It's a barrier Island with many...

Thanks,

It's a barrier Island with many trees on the beach in some areas:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/2014/IMG_2249_zps0b39a2ba.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 585,695
Posted By vfrcauv
Brown Mountain OHV NC ...

Brown Mountain OHV NC

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/Motorcycle%2009/DSCN0780.jpg (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/Motorcycle%2009/DSCN0780.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 372,617
Posted By vfrcauv
Sunrise Hunting Island SC: ...

Sunrise Hunting Island SC:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/IMG_1732_zps34e9495f.jpg (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/IMG_1732_zps34e9495f.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,209
Posted By vfrcauv
Murray sells many different Mikuni carb...

Murray sells many different Mikuni carb conversions for several different model Honda motorcycles. Here's his contact info. Not sure if he mentioned it or someone else told me he was working on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Have plenty of time to look while I build the...

Have plenty of time to look while I build the Ninja 250 Cafe Racer for my Wife. If the Virago is priced too high, will look at other bike manufacturers.

Here's how I lift the front & rear wheel...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks, Really like the look of the Virago...

Thanks,

Really like the look of the Virago engine on Billy Joel's bike! Rode with a friend this weekend and he has a Guzzi. He said folks look at his Guzzi, sometimes they mention previously...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Wow, really like the looks of Billy Joel's...

Wow, really like the looks of Billy Joel's bike!!!!!! The Virago may be the way to go on the next project!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Like the looks of narrow & taller front & rear...

Like the looks of narrow & taller front & rear wheels on the Vintage bikes, too.

When I purchased the bike the original 1980 19" front wheel was bent, enough to wobble.

While buying a used...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks! Having lots of fun with the CX!!!!!!...

Thanks!

Having lots of fun with the CX!!!!!! Cut my teeth on a 50CC Honda in the late 60s. Bought a Honda 305 Super Hawk a few years later.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 1,725,786
Posted By vfrcauv
View of Shortoff Mountain NC: ...

View of Shortoff Mountain NC:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/Motorcycle%2009/SSCN4732.jpg (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/Motorcycle%2009/SSCN4732.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 414,747
Posted By vfrcauv
Nice HD!!!!!! Another photo from the past; ...

Nice HD!!!!!!

Another photo from the past;

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/Motorcycle%2009/GoldenValleyFireTower.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks, Yep, like how you built your CX! ...

Thanks,

Yep, like how you built your CX!

Set up the flat side panels with three sheet metal screws per panel so they can be removed quickly. Can leave the seat pan in place for most...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks & Nice looking CX!!!!!! When I...

Thanks & Nice looking CX!!!!!!

When I purchased the CX, the owner had taken it apart to build a Cafe Racer, but did not get far. He bolted the major parts back on the bike and gave me a box full...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks!!!! Installed 1978 CX wheels because...

Thanks!!!!

Installed 1978 CX wheels because I liked that style Comstar and the 78 rear wheel is 18" instead of 16" on later model US CX500s. Running a 120/90/18 on the rear. The front is 19" on...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 37,842
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks!!!!!! Really enjoy riding this bike! ...

Thanks!!!!!!

Really enjoy riding this bike!

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_3399_zps397a7804.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Thanks! Worked on & off for a few years on...

Thanks!

Worked on & off for a few years on the CX. The CX was my first complete motorcycle project. It's a comfortable daily rider! Next project is a 1999 Ninja 250 Cafe Racer for my Wife! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 414,747
Posted By vfrcauv
Wow! Like that kind of dream! Like how that...

Wow! Like that kind of dream!

Like how that bike is built or building one as a Street Tracker! Got to finish the Ninja Cafe Racer for my Wife first, but always thinking about the next project!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 414,747
Posted By vfrcauv
Don't think you've lost your mind! Been...

Don't think you've lost your mind!

Been thinking about buying one for my next project after the Cafe Racer I'm building for my Wife.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,649,366
Posted By vfrcauv
Here's my 08 DL650: ...

Here's my 08 DL650:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/IMG_0216_zps69ea2dc0.jpg (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/IMG_0216_zps69ea2dc0.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 100,140
Posted By vfrcauv
My 1980 CX500D: ...

My 1980 CX500D:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_3273_zps1d3dd286.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 414,747
Posted By vfrcauv
Kevin, Yep everyone is doing fine!!!! Hope...

Kevin,

Yep everyone is doing fine!!!! Hope your family is OK, too.

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Finished this project earlier this year. Decided...

Finished this project earlier this year. Decided to go with Pearl White paint & painted red pin striping. A friend that paints road race bikes painted the white parts. Powder coated the frame semi...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 414,747
Posted By vfrcauv
Kevin, Going to check it out. Probably...

Kevin,

Going to check it out. Probably camping somewhere in the higher elevations this week with it getting warm in the lower elevations.

Hope to see you on the road sometime!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 37,842
Posted By vfrcauv
Purchased this 1980 CX500D a few years ago. The...

Purchased this 1980 CX500D a few years ago. The PO was turning it into a Cafe Racer, but stopped on the project. Many parts were missing, so I decided to use a dirt track seat pan. It's Pearl White....
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 559,057
Posted By vfrcauv
Is there another motorcycle fairing that is close...

Is there another motorcycle fairing that is close to the KLX650 fairing that has been fitted to the KLX650 headlight/bracket?
I purchased a KLX650 headlight/flasher/bracket assembly and only need...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 559,057
Posted By vfrcauv
Found his site earlier this week, contacted him...

Found his site earlier this week, contacted him and it's sold.

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 559,057
Posted By vfrcauv
Wanted to see if anyone has a KLX650 headlight...

Wanted to see if anyone has a KLX650 headlight fairing they would sell.

Thanks,
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Started out thinking Cafe Racer build on this...

Started out thinking Cafe Racer build on this bike, but changed direction after seeing the dirt track style pan on a GL1000. Also building this bike with a more upright seating position using...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
I like your 78 wheels. Had a hard time finding...

I like your 78 wheels. Had a hard time finding the 78 18" rear wheel, but finally found one. The 78 19" front wheel was easy to find. I like the wheels on the 78 over the later model years. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
I have been thinking about the what to do with...

I have been thinking about the what to do with the bottom of the new seat pan where it covers the top of the frame
under the seat to the rear of the tank. You have me thinking about shaping the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
The old black seat in the first set of photos is...

The old black seat in the first set of photos is the original CX500D seat. I removed the rear fender before taking that photo. Found this photo on photobucket of a original CX500D with the fender,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Agree, they built a "beautiful" CX500, looks like...

Agree, they built a "beautiful" CX500, looks like a CX500C tank on their bike.

The CX has lots of build options. Their fairing reminds me a little of the larger front fairing on this 07 Naked...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Using the Hotwing Glass dirt track style seat pan...

Using the Hotwing Glass dirt track style seat pan and European handlebars. Not going with the drag bars or clubman bars like many of the CX500 Cafe Racers. The European bars give almost upright...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Will be back on the project next week. Pouring...

Will be back on the project next week. Pouring concrete at home tomorrow &
taking the Ninja for a twisty ride Saturday.

Will install the rear engine cover with the water pump next. Then...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,624
Posted By vfrcauv
We have an overcast & light winds @ Denver NC,...

We have an overcast & light winds @ Denver NC, right now. When Hugo passed through
it was a Category 1 @ CLT, many years ago. Hope this storm spins off to the east, back
in the Atlantic.

Will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,624
Posted By vfrcauv
Here's a video taken on NC 181 during the fall of...

Here's a video taken on NC 181 during the fall of 2008 I found on YouTube.
We call 181 sweepers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0jTDb6ByHU&feature=related
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Have seen some neat CX/GL Cafe Racers. ...

Have seen some neat CX/GL Cafe Racers.

Building this one with the Dirt Track seat pan. It's "real"
comfortable with the european handlebars giving
almost upright seating.

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
There is a guy that had his CX at the Salt Flats...

There is a guy that had his CX at the Salt Flats 2011 "Speed Week"
with the engine turned sideways. He clocked 154.939 MPH.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,888
Posted By vfrcauv
Going with a 2 into 1 MAC system. The MAC muffler...

Going with a 2 into 1 MAC system. The MAC muffler is level with the centerstand/bottom of frame.
Had thoughts abouts sweeping the muffler up at about a 20 to 30 degree angle. Have not settled
on...
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