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

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Here's Johnny!!

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun!!

I can't believe how fast it's gone, despite which I haven't made enormous progress which is rather disappointing. 

Still in the last six months my eldest daughter has split up & got back together with her boyfriend several times, & she's started a new job. My youngest daughter has finished her exams & is now on holiday for the next three months until she starts sixth form. And my wife & I had our 25th wedding anniversary plus it was my birthday last weekend!

The project suffered from the dreaded lack of motivation, following the acquisition of a new 'perfect' frame of eBay which as you guessed wasn't. 
That pissed me off somewhat! but I've started to get back into it over the last few months. Using my new found welding skills!!! (ha!) I patched a hole in the frame & am now carrying out the mods to get me back to where I was all those months ago.

So watch this space, hopefully it won't be another six months before my next post!!



  1. pull your finger out, you dont want to be as long as me building a bike!

  2. Yay I was worried this had totally died! Glad to see you've started chipping away at it again!