::: PROJECT : Honda CX650 Café Racer in Vietnam

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

  1. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Any ideas, comments if I make the front fairing like this:

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  2. Tracks1

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    You've done it just right as is!
  3. HapHazard

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    The orange bike looks good, but yours is a different style - more the naked type.
    If you put the long, low racer style fairing I don't think it would go with what you have now.
    Maybe a small "flyscreen" would work, but I agree with Tracks1, what you've done is fine, as is.
    You haven't put your "Honda wings" on yet, though?
  4. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    The 'Ducati' style fairing would make it seem top heavy. Maybe a small flyscreen ala Guzzi M1
  5. VietHorse

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    Thank you Sirs, for your comments.
    Yeah, agreed that what I tried to do to my bike is getting it as naked as It could. With that, the robust-looking engine could show up it's great muscles. Dang, and it makes so many people thought it was a Guzzi at the first sight.

    @HapHazard, which Honda wings you mentioned about? The ones on the sides of gas tanks? No, I won't put it, just don't want to add any spot on the tank. I may put two black stripes along the bike, from the tank to the end of the seat hump.
    @Box'a'bit, is this the one you recommended to try?

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  6. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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  7. VietHorse

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    Thanks. I think I will need some photochoped stuff... :deal
  8. VietHorse

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  9. duckman

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    you hit it on the head, don't take away from the gas tank, how about the small fairing from the guzzi 850 lemans
  10. VietHorse

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    Someone asked me via PM that what wheels did I replace the comstar wheels on my bike.
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    2. So I can reply on here: They are original wheels of CX650. Comstar wheels are on CX500 or GL400.
  11. Manos

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    I'll second that.
    ...although I think I missed the point where the installation of a faitring became an issue...

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  13. VietHorse

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    Thank you. It's been around :rofl :norton

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    Not so much I can do else to the bike now.
    Ride to work quite frequent:
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    Little touch up has been done:
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    Basement photo quality - sorry for that:
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    Just a little touch up
  14. brucifer

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    This bike is AWESOME! You did an excellent job. :clap
  15. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Thank you very much. I would share your compliment with the workshop. :clap

    CX650 out for a ride:
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    With friend and his CB1000 cafe:
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  16. Prmurat

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    BTW: how do you do to have "big" bikes in Vietnam? I always thought there was laws restricting cc size?
  17. VietHorse

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    No. Just some limitation of who eligible for the big bike licenses (A2 license for >175cc bikes).
    However, there are still a lot of big bikes.
    And next year, there will be no more limitation, A2 is open for all, effective from 01Mar2014.
    See the link in my Signature for any question about Vietnam & motorcycle.
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    Your friends bike is a beautiful piece of work as well. :thumb
  19. Manos

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    I was about to say that as well.
    Is there any more info on the CB1000? A write up maybe?
    I can see what looks like a ducati 999 complete front end and both wheels and a custom seat unit. Anything else?
    Pleeeease?
    M.
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    honda should build your bike, i'd buy one