Well I've been talking about a CX500 build for a few years now. I bit the bullet between Christmas and New Years and bought myself a CX500 Custon, which I prefer over the regular CX500. This is a runner, but when it gets warm it carries on a little bit, but the main thing was the bike complete and going. Picked it up a few days into 2013. Started stripping it a couple days later. Decided to mod the rear frame. The frame is pressed box section, so I sliced the inner off, made some lobster cuts and used a 3mm stell plate welded on the inside as the radius I wanted. After this, I templated the seat base and fabricated it from three sheets of 450gsm fibreglass. Being a custom, it runs a 2-1 system. I wasn't sure about this but on reading it gives the best performance and I think note as well. Cut the old muffler off keeping the collector and tacked on a muffler I scored off a car, yet to decide on tip but the whole system will be black and headers wrapped. Hiding under the engine is a battery box I fabricated, once it's black it should be hardly visible. I didn't want typical clip ons so went a black flat/drag bar. All major parts dummied up. Now in bits. Frame mods to be finished, pillion pegs cut off and some other brackets.