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, 17 February 2014

More progress

Have been doing lots of bits & bobs, such as oil blacking the nuts & bolts, this inolves cleaning off all the rust & crud, heating & then dunking in old engine oil. Not sure if if adds much in the way of protection, but I think they look good & it does mean that I can keep the original fittings, which look a lot nicer than a whole load of shiney stainless. Plus they're free!!

The front end, rear swinging arm & wiring are virtually complete:

 I cleaned & painted the bevel box & rear brake plate to match the engine:


after etch primer

after final coat.

New tyres are on order so hopefully will be a roller in a week or so!!

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