Honda CX500 Cafe Racer - MotoMatter
Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Normally we tackle projects where people start with a decent bike. Well, this Honda CX500 Cafe Racer project started its life as a piece of ….

That said, just enjoy how this guy made a beautiful CX500 Cafe Racer out of this black piece of metal. I couldn’t be easy!

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Hmm, what to say about this….

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Immediately a start was made to turn it into a Cafe Racer. The seat was first up.

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Finished the modeling

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Getting dirty with glass fiber

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Hé, it seems that there is some Cafe Racer DNA in the bike afterall!

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Some fresh air would be nice as well, so the CX500 was introduced to K&N

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You can imagine, that hard labor was need to strip the bike!

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Stripping for paint

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The oil pump / filter had seen some better days aswell. It was replaced by a donor part.
The mess you see: metal, gasket, old gasoline, unicorn farts.

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This frame is ready for the next 30 years of abuse!

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This “guy” as well.

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Looking good!

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Blegh, those carburetors do not look that nice/clean (need help with that? click here) 

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Nothing what lemon juice and water cannot solve (  1 : 2 ).
Beware not to overcook, because the aluminium will get pitting.

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As new!

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Lovely chromed parts. Love it.

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last

Done!

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