- Café Racer
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- London, United Kingdom
- Days listed:
- 10 days
Tell us about your bike
Robinsons Speed Shop in Essex built this great example of a custom 1979 CX500. The overall design of the bike looks fantastic and a number of people assisted with the design to get the best balance of colours and shape. I’ve fallen in love with this bike and it rides beautifully, but unfortunately I will be moving abroad and will not be able to look after her anymore, so I am hoping someone else can enjoy the CX properly.
The bike had a pretty full customization without re-building much of the frame, I’ve listed the mods below.
I’d love to sell this onto someone who will love the bike, and take care of it with all the quirks of a 1979 bike.
Fully sand blasted, rear step up loop welded in, new passenger pegs, battery box relocated under swing arm, new mounts for electrics under the seat, painted in 2k paint, mudguard welded to frame. Painted black
Engine/carbs - Engine to have top end rebuild, new valve seals, skimmed heads, recut valve seats, full service, carbs aqua blasted, re-jetted carb to suit exhaust.
Fully rewired, new battery, electronic ignition, led rear light and indicators, new front light, mirco indicators, digital display.
New DCCDIP2 (to replace the CDI box for improved ignition system timing).
Seat - New seat for both passengers, extended frame and raised at rear for pillion view, leather upholstery
Front forks lowered by 60mm, new forks, fresh oil, new rear shocks, new low rise bars, both yokes blasted and painted.
New handlebar with leather wrap and new electric controls
Wheels - Fully sand blasted, new bearings fitted, painted in 2k paint, avon roadrunner tyres. Painted black
Brakes - Disc brake front, standard drum brake rear. New front brake master cylinder
Exhausts - New silencers, headers wrapped
Paint - Respray tank, light and mudguards – green. Spray wheels, engine and frame black.
Tires - New Avon Venom-X tires for better performance on the road.
Security - Mobile tracker (hidden)