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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2021, 10:16:11 PM »
 No idea what a CX sells for now , a few years ago they were really cheap which could be why some custom builders start with one .

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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2021, 12:23:52 AM »
I think its great but he should have started off with the Turbo version.
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2021, 04:32:12 AM »
The old Plastic Maggot...
Again, the workmanship is several levels above me, but the styling is just awful.
The visual mass balance is just off, all front/middle and no rear end, but I guess to someone else it may be just gorgeous.
I cannot buy into the argument that itís (relative) lack of power is a drawback, I do not think that is the barrier it once was.
Itís the old chestnut, I would much prefer a road going 115 Hp MGS 01 than a 200 Hp Desmosedici.

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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2021, 04:53:52 AM »
lots of very nice detail work but it sure is ugly, looks like a ironing board sold by fast talking salesman on a TV commercial..
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2021, 06:01:43 AM »
Wow that is a bit pricey. Some good work has gone into it but.... the exhaust is useless, and as stated it looks a lot faster than it will be!

However there are a few here making some wild claims! The 500 should be good for over 50hp with those carbs, the exhaust however is probably costing a few so who knows.

Any 1100ev that loses out to any CX variant (minus the turbos) needs to see a mechanic. The 500s are great bikes, but a Guzzi 1100 is so much more powerful.... an 883 "sportster" on the other hand....

Also the plastic maggot was the nickname for the original style with that horrible plastic fairing. The Deluxe and Custom didn't have that, thankfully.


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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2021, 09:00:55 PM »
 I think Kiwi_Roy got it,  or add nitrous?
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2021, 03:40:21 AM »
But is it fast? Are the details there for action?, or looks?



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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2021, 06:48:46 AM »
There area few well tuned CX Hondas running land speed racing in the pushrod 500 and 650 cc classes dominated by Old British bikes, mostly Triumphs. So far the 1930's technology  Brit turds have held their ground for the most part.
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2021, 09:01:01 AM »
If it was a CX650 Turbo it might be something...
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2021, 04:11:23 PM »
If it was a CX650 Turbo it might be something...
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From what I remember of the 1980's all of the Turbo bikes made by the big four were mistakes.  Probably have some collector's value now.  I recently saw an ad for four Yamaha Seca 650 Turbo's with a $4500 price.

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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2021, 04:13:31 PM »
I think itís the nicest CX500 custom I have seen, very well executed. Is it worth $12K? Not to me but it only takes one person who wants it to make a sale. I like customs and built a couple XT and TT500 customs but never came close to recovering my investment. Customs should be done for the love of the work and never to break even.

I'd like to see some pictures of your XT and TT Yamaha's.

Customs for oneself are a lot more fun if you don't keep track of how much you spend.  Kinda like having children!
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2021, 08:43:25 PM »

Customs for oneself are a lot more fun if you don't keep track of how much you spend.  Kinda like having children!

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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2021, 07:45:22 AM »
I'd like to see some pictures of your XT and TT Yamaha's.

Customs for oneself are a lot more fun if you don't keep track of how much you spend.  Kinda like having children!

Absolutely. I always keep the slips for my builds but have yet to look at any of them other than to remind me if I replaced something. I could never build a true custom like this since it involves fabrication skills way above my abilities. Also, to be able to visualize a combination that will look great and function is a rare skill.  Restorations require care and skill, but not so much pure free styling.  Sort of like creating high cuisine vs. getting Thanksgiving dinner right.
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
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Re: What do you think of this CX500 build.
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2021, 09:06:46 AM »
For a work bike in London it did the job. Other than the charging system it was a reliable machine. Lots of bikes in the fleet saw 100,000 miles but it wasn't a bike I would buy for riding enjoyment.
I appreciate the quality of the build on this custom but it is a bit like a body builder with a 2 inch d**k.
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