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

Monday, 19 November 2012

No Go

Didn't even get to look at the frames! I called the guy to see what they were like & how much, he told me he'd had a closer look & they were both destined for the scrap yard! Bugger!!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Fingers crossed!

Going to look at a couple of frames this weekend, so here's hoping that they won't be as bad as mine!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Looks like goodnight nurse!!

I took the sharp bit of a claw hammer to the more dodgey looking parts on the frame earlier, with these results:

not good! So unless I can source a better frame then it looks like I'm fucked on this!

Anyone got a frame for sale!!

Cheers for now.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

It's starting to fightback hard!

Have come up against a possible major problem! 

I had the frame & a few other bits & bobs shot blasted so that I could get them painted & start the build-up, but when I got them back the frame & swinging arm now resemble Swiss cheese in some places! 

You may remember that I found some holes in one of the pressed steel brackets on the lower frame which I had repaired & that the swinging arm had been poorly patched. Well more holes have appeared in the same bracket & the cross brace on the swinging arm will need replacing. The swinging arm isn't too much of an issue but the frame could be.

I am going to see if the frame can be further repaired at the weekend but I have a horrible feeling it may be too far gone! If it is it will mean sourcing another frame, or possibly another bike in better nick, but don't know if I can run to the cost of another bike!. 
I know that is what I should have done originally but I hadn't appreciated just how shagged this one was!