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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Wildebeest90210, Jun 24, 2019.
Z1000 now with nitrous! 130mph.
I wonder how hard it is to polish melted socks and skin off of chrome headers.
The tragedy is that of all these butchered bikes, it would be extremely unlikely that a purist would buy one just to restore it to original condition.
That photo was originally published in Back Street Heroes, IIRC. I seem to recall having a subscription and seeing it when it first appeared.
I am not sure that the Honda CX500 usually gets the title of a really good bike but they deserve better than this unfortunate specimen currently on UK ebay.
At least the description tells you everything you need to know.
"Hond Cx500 1979 tax mot exempt bike was done last year 1 of bike sounds very nice spider web mud guards custom rear, end new tyres noz is for show"
Yes that is correctly copied from the advert.
"Spider web mud guard" up front and rear licence kinda resolves the no fenders critics.
New direction for de rigueur brown seat; inspired by the Tesla pickup, or an honest expression of materials?
A subtle design like this bike, adding flash-bling, NOZ bottles, maybe too much.
It looks even worse from this angle!
The most contentious thing about this thread is was the CX ever a 'really good bike' to ruin in the first place? I fear not
On the money, there. Hell, even that 'spider web' custom is an improvement on the original.
Well, I like the tyres on the is one.
And the rooster comb on the front guard - I want !
I wish it was closer to me so I could get a viewing and meet the Maestro, maybe even do an Exif style interview in his shop so we could dig his ethos.
The guy really, really should be shot. How does anyone come up with that and then try and sell it . That is an offence to the senses.
I'm, posting this again as I can't believe it's still for sale....
Then I make up for the 205 with this beauty.
1990 Honda VFR 750L, Rat Tracker 1 off build, What a striking machine, A great deal of time, money and effort have gone in to the making of this bike, Rides as good as it looks,
Doesn’t work well with breakfast.
Hardtail Steampunk CB750, more here:- https://www.pipeburn.com/from-junk-to-steampunk-honda-cb750-douglas-by-atomic-contraptions/
It's a neat art piece because it's based on a motorcycle.
Liked reading of designer/builder's excitement when imagining a wood & leather seat.
The engine was OK, 48 something hp from a 500cc twin is still respectable today. Good torque for low speed city work and enough power to sit on motorways all day. The problem with the early ones for me was the handling, you got used to it and it faded into the background after a while but if the bike hadn´t been maintained properly or the tyres/shocks were a bit worn it didn´t take much for the handling to descend into the general category of disturbing. The Eurosport E models had a different frame and Pro-link rear suspension, they were actually really nice bikes to ride.
I still laugh my ass off every time I see an early maggot tarted up as a café racer though. Like making a Robin Reliant into a Le Mans replica.
That's no rooster comb. It's a cockhead.