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

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Latest progress....

Started painting today, probably not the best time of year! but at least it was relativley warm if a bit windy! (there are 80mph winds forcast for later on!)

The frame prepped & ready for paint:

Pleased with that!..

Did the swinging arm at the same time...

Might be able to start putting it together soon!!


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Ramblin' on

I have sorted out the majority of the wiring runs & located the main electrical comonents in their new positions.

I  trimmed & mounted the rear mudguard & knocked up a new back light & numberplate mount from an old Lucas unit. Don't think it came out too bad!

I'm now getting to the stage where I need to paint the frame so that I can start putting it together finally!!


Picked up a replacement front brake master cylinder complete with lever for eight quid!  It has a remote resevoir & adjustable lever which is quite cool!