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bens cx500 of procrastination

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so I got this last Christmas 1980 something honda cx500 with hopefully only a worn waterpump mechanical

seal seller seemed to think it was dereg too (carjam was saying otherwise)

so drove from Hamilton to napier and picked er up

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promptly went to the post shop and changed ownership and put rego on hold, best $10 i ever spent

then we sold our house and moved to wellington and ive been super busy working and procrastinating until I figured I have a week off so should get some parts sorted

saw that dime city had free shipping so ordered some shorter shocks, clip ons and smaller gauges (found some similar ones on trade me the next day for cheaper....grr)

before

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after no more wheel gap

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also received a package of seals and gaskets etc from cxphreak in aussie got all the gaskets and orings etc that I need for same price as one gasket from Honda chur

so I just need to get of my arse and put all the seals in then reassemble into something resembling this

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http://www.moto-verso.co.uk/motorcycles/project-cx-cx500-cafe-racer/

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Hmm not so good, this is where the oil seal is meant to seal, thinking I'll try and get a speedy sleeve or machine it down and get a smaller seal, back to waiting for shops to open.....

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I was down my mates just before Christmas and he had one of these in his stash. I was looking for bikes I could use to build seats, rear guard assemblies etc with a mind to small scale production so I could actually do you a seat if you wanted one.

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Been doing some more bits and bobs, motors back in decided the gouge in the camshaft will be ok(hopefully-think it's actually seeping a tiny bit of oil so will prob speedy sleeve at some point)

Oil seal for mechincal fan is leaking-the only seal I didn't replace!

Decided to cut the rear off just need to find a welder to put new hoop on and weld the exhausts up

(Ex Harley de baffled ones hopefully not to loud)

Cleaned up the wheels and etch primed going to chuck some black paint Over them and front forks- currently stripped for new seals and oil maybe some more low to match the arse too

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I have one of these - but the Gl400 version,

Awesome bike, though I've had to do a fair bit of work to get it going okay.

The timing chain tensioner on mine crapped out and as a result the chain had milled away part of the block!

I'm very keen to see how you do your seat! Planning to fab up room for a pillion?

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Sooo been awhile, yeah the timing chain on mine had gone but previous owner sorted that (but stuffed the water pump seal)

Got hoop for rear, then changed mind for now will attempt to fit original taillight and see if it's any good/ get it going and see if it can get a wof

Wheels painted black and guard chopped down (will paint black later along with frame once I know it's all wofable)

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Need to rewire new gauges and shorten loom as it won't fit in new smaller headlight bucket, want to relocate key and fuses from above triple clamps to tidy it all up

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