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'78 Honda CX500 Deluxe 'Cafe Racer'

  • My daily rider, (now stripped & off the road) which I used for over 8 years. Bought it in 2007 as a running cafe project but needed more work to make it look a lot better. So did further modifications and was using it everyday, did many miles on it and even ran it on a few track days at Broadford only managing to wring it out to about 155km/h down the straight before backing off to make 'crash corner' :)
  • Standard 1978 CX500 Deluxe frame and motor.
  • Stock engine with modified stock carbies, airbox removed and Pod Filters added. Battery housing re-worked and re-located. Stock instruments retro-fitted into new fabricated aluminium buckets and dash bracket. Modified seat pan and foam. Fabricated rear guard and aftermarket taillight and headlight added. Aftermarket indicators added. Original Comstar wheels removed and powdercoated Satin Black. Custom paint work on tank with one-off decals added. Modified H-box and exhaust.
OZXJR, hopeless, Jewfishy and 4 others like this.