::: PROJECT : Honda CX650 Café Racer in Vietnam

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by VietHorse, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Bluebone

    Bluebone straight to hell

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    i'd like to know more about that LCD speedo, that looks badass!! and count me in to!
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  2. VietHorse

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    I am also so curious about that LCD speedo.
    Ah, Anonny, do you still have the instruction sheet still around? If so, could you please help to take a photo and post up here? Frankly to say, I am still wondering how I can connect to the existing connectors from this old bike.
    Thank you so much!
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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    I didn't keep the manual but..... go to their site, go to downloads, download the manual for the instrument you want in your preferred language.
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  4. VietHorse

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    Here is a ref link for the AceWell installation and configuration: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527749

    Just noticed that only series 27xx and 28xx could give wide range of speedo (300kph). Other series goes up to 125kph only.

    The manual from the site is just for the unit operating only, not for connection / installation. However, it provides detail tire circumference conversion.
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  5. VietHorse

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    Oh hell.. Mine looks too bad!!!

    [​IMG]
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  6. VietHorse

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    Just borrow the headlights:

    [​IMG]
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  7. Bluebone

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    yeah, that fixed it...:D
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  8. VietHorse

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    Somebody called that looks like scared owl............................................ :eek1
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  9. Bluebone

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    well.....it does look kinda familiar........[​IMG]
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  10. VietHorse

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    This rearshock looks a bit old:
    [​IMG]

    So that why I bought a Ducati 1198 OEM monoshock to replace - this monoshock is almost new, just on the bike for some hundred miles:
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    This is how I make the trial fit:
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    Side view:
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    We will make a support from the bottom frame, just about 2-3 inch height. All the rear frame will be chopped off:
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    Overview of the rear shock design would be like this:[​IMG]

    I may need a little frame (diagonal brace) to support the rear seat. That's not an issue, as soon as I leave a room for the air filters.
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  11. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Which headlight option is better?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
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  12. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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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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  13. JackJack

    JackJack Dulce Periculum

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    I second that. But it's your bike, mate.
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  14. VietHorse

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    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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    Thanks Jack, no doubt about that. She's mine :freaky
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  16. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    :lurk Subscribed and watching this build!

    Love my CX!
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  17. VietHorse

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    Doh, thank you for reminding me.
    I was away for quite long trip, almost forget about this :D.
    Gotta have some movement next week.
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  18. Tracks1

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    Bike project looks great.:clap

    I have CX650 and GL650. How do I get one of these into VN?:deal
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  19. killfile

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    We're getting closer with our CX500 contribution....
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  20. VietHorse

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    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:
    [​IMG]

    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,

    [​IMG]

    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:

    [​IMG]

    Gas tank removed and the new tank will be built very soon:
    [​IMG]

    and of course, to be continued... :D
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