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Old 09-02-2012, 07:17 AM   #31
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Just borrow the headlights:

Which headlight option is better?



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Old 09-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #32
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^ I'd say your original 2-light setup. It echoes the 2 cylinders when seen from the front and looks balanced.

The 3-light setup looks unbalanced and bizarre to me.

The single light looks small, ineffective and cheesy. A single 8" light might be interesting, but go with what YOU want!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #33
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^ I'd say your original 2-light setup. It echoes the 2 cylinders when seen from the front and looks balanced.

The 3-light setup looks unbalanced and bizarre to me.

The single light looks small, ineffective and cheesy. A single 8" light might be interesting, but go with what YOU want!
I second that. But it's your bike, mate.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #34
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^ I'd say your original 2-light setup. It echoes the 2 cylinders when seen from the front and looks balanced.

The 3-light setup looks unbalanced and bizarre to me.

The single light looks small, ineffective and cheesy. A single 8" light might be interesting, but go with what YOU want!
Yeah, thanks for your comments.
I have the same feeling for the triple-light. The single-light looks quite common..
Still have time for consideration.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #35
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I second that. But it's your bike, mate.
Thanks Jack, no doubt about that. She's mine
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #36
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Subscribed and watching this build!

Love my CX!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #37
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Subscribed and watching this build!

Love my CX!
Doh, thank you for reminding me.
I was away for quite long trip, almost forget about this .
Gotta have some movement next week.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #38
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Nice!

CH,
Bike project looks great.

I have CX650 and GL650. How do I get one of these into VN?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #39
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We're getting closer with our CX500 contribution....
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #40
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A small step ahead...

Hmmm... A bit negligent for a while during and after my trip to the US and now I come back with the CX cafe Project.
Hopefully it could be (almost) done by Vietnamese Tet Holiday - the most important and the biggest holiday in Vietnam (~ Mid. Feb).

Mocked up the rear monoshock (from Ducati 1198) to my CX:


Well, got some issues here. The shock a bit long; its reservoir cylinder is fixed and it could not be turned the other way round to the the horizontal position. So... that's the only way and the best way to fix the shock. That's how we fix the shock to test the shock traveling.
Got the bike straight, held the rear frame and pushed it hard, I can notice the gap (distance) from the bottom of monoshock to the rear tire almost unchanged, just some mm variation,



After fixing the position for two ends of the shock, we will make a sketch for the shock support frame, there would be some options to consider.
The whole rear frame will be chopped off. A new frame - looks like the CBR rear frame is my choice to make.

In other hand, the 1mm steel plate to make the front mud guard:



Gas tank removed and the new tank will be built very soon:


and of course, to be continued...
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #41
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Looks like I have done the half way...

Following with previous posts, bike leveling almost done, front forks already fixed, rear monoshock also fitted with some dummy braces and plates.
Last week, they was struggling with the gas tank. It 's quite a hard job due to my difficult requirement.
However, today, they have done almost 2/3 of the tank job:



Right side view:



Left side view:



And the tank bottom would be done by next couples of day, then the tank cap and nozzle:



Front mud guard has been done:



Chopped of the rear frame to make a new rear frame - idea of a sport bike rear frame:



Those two diagonal braces toward the rear will be chopped off:



I have a try to get the right place of foot pegs, gear and brake pedals:



The gas tank supposed to be slopped to the front a bit more:



That's it for the bike for now. Next two weeks would be very productive weeks for the bike...
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:23 AM   #42
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Very nice!
Keep up the good work

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:04 PM   #43
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I've been following this thread since you started. Love the progress.

I'm writing up the story of a CX500 build I worked on with sculptor Nemo Gould over in Some Assembly Required:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856827

Can't wait to see how your rear suspension ends up being finalized.
Have fun!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #44
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Amazing what an artist can do with what was mainly a London courier bike!! Congrats!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #45
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Very nice!
Keep up the good work

M.
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I've been following this thread since you started. Love the progress.

I'm writing up the story of a CX500 build I worked on with sculptor Nemo Gould over in Some Assembly Required:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856827

Can't wait to see how your rear suspension ends up being finalized.
Have fun!
Thanks for your link. I have visited and found that you have really amazing aluminum tecnic. Your gas tank looks very creative. Unlike mine, I have copied from Ducati.


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Amazing what an artist can do with what was mainly a London courier bike!! Congrats!!!
Is it?! Never herad that the CX was London courier bike. Can't find a photo on net about that as well.
There are a lot of better CX has been transformed here and there, I don't really know how is mine would be when all done.
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