I've gone and bought this crappy CX500, with the intention of making something that looks a bit better! Hopefully the maggot won't turn into a fly!

Not only is this my first attempt at a blog! but it's also my first attempt at creating a"custom" motorcycle!! I don't really know what I'm doing in either case, so we'll see how it goes.

You'll have to look at the photo below to see why I chose the 'maggot'!.........see something good can be found in everything!!

Wrenchmonkees CX

Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Starting point...

I've been waiting to get a small diameter flap wheel so that I can open up the hole for the mechanical seal. In the meantime I stripped, cleaned & carried out the earth strap mod to the starter motor.

Got into the unit to find a little accumulated crud!!

You can see the corroded & burnt tabs at 12, 4 & 8 o'clock.

So I made up an earth strap to connect to the endcap..

drilled & tapped the endcap for a 4BA screw...

which was cut flush on the outside, this will be hidden from view when fitted anyway.

Another part to add to the sorted pile!!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Rebuild & distraction

It was Bank Holiday last weekend & I made a start on getting the engine buttoned up, as the new oilseals had arrived. Got most of it done but I need to  slightly relieve the hole that takes the mechanical seal, as the ones supplied nowadays are fractionally larger than the originals.

We also have a new addition to the family!!