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Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer, “All Business”


Yet another CX 500 Cafe Racer for you, readers.

The bike’s owner is Mr Volkmann from Sacramento, “Back in October of 2011 I a bike off eBay from a in Denver. Upon receiving the I realized it would have to be rebuilt as the work was sub-par and it even run. Luckily, I www.choppercharles.com and a builder in my neighborhood, aka Cargill. Larry has built bikes and had the skills to help me the bike’s quality up to the dream I had in

“First on the list was to get the bike Rebuilding the carburetors and making to the motor brought it back to however many other started to arise. Wiring (a birds nest wrapped in tape) as well as bodywork and flaking off just to name a So the venture began to rebuild. the motor running now it was apparent it had internal problems.

So it was torn and rebuilt including the stator and cam chain components. Then the front suspension was replaced a front end from a 2005 YZF-R1 coupled with a tree from a CBR954RR did the job nicely.”

“Next came replacing and the CX 500 gas tank and moving it back for clearance. Larry even a center mount for the headlight makes it look like floating on the front end. an digital speedometer, a custom was handmade that would up with the future paint

Next came relocating the and building a custom wiring to hide neatly under the as well as shortening all of the control for the cafe-style short bars. was to build new pipes and custom internal baffles for the exhaust so it like it had open straight

Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style
Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style

“Once all the mockup work was the frame was stripped down to metal so corrections could be as well as other modifications make this bike a After weeks of preparation to get the and tank ready for paint, we on Pearl white with black stripes. But like any Larry waited for the bike to him exactly what it wanted as far as goes.

It had to be classy, understated and retro, but racy. What the bike got was all and more!  During assembly the begged for more detail. the exception of the rims, everything was aluminum was hand sanded and to a brilliant shine.”

“The is short, stout and mean. The pipes have a guttural that sounds like no CX. During this build the has earned the nickname “All with the CX crowd. And that’s what it is, “ALL BUSINESS”, no

“On its first debut showing at the Classic All Japanese Motorcycle swap/show in Auburn CA, on 1 July (one of the largest Japanese events on the west coast) the won 1st place in th ecafe racer against some very competition. I couldn’t be happier it.”

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Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style
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