Tire arrived today so I decided to pull the rear wheel and get started on cleaning that up and mounting the new tires, I removed the exhaust and brackets as I intend to replace them anyway and it was easier to move around in there. Muffler hanger removal, I remounted the passenger pegs as my … Continue reading ’79 CX500 Tire Arrival
So I got a chance today to set the new tank on the bike. I knew that it wouldn't be a direct fit being that its off a Honda XL250. I started chopping off the old tank mounting points on the frame, had to remove the upper motor mount bolts (will need a solution here … Continue reading ’79 CX500 Tank Fitment
I have been drooling over this tank on CL for quite some time now and finally pulled the trigger. And...I am so happy that I did. This XL250 tank came from an awesome guy and a great story. +25 years old was pulled off the original bike day one when purchase and set on a … Continue reading ’79 CX500 Tank
Okay its time to order a few more parts for the CX500 Scrambler project! Here is what im looking at: Off Road Front Fender, Rear Fender Brake Light, Rear Shocks, Dual Sport Front Tire, and Dual Sport Rear Tire.
I have been hunting around quite a bit, forums, facebook groups, fellow riders, even zooming in on some photos found online trying to read the name on the tires. I have determined that these are the tire that I really want for this project. These are the Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport tires. Unfortunately the … Continue reading ’79 CX500 Tires
I have today (Presidents Day) off from work today so I am getting to work while my in-laws are watching the boys. I am lucky that they are here every Monday to hang with the boys. I headed over to Bobs Cycle and picked up some 7/8" ProTaper dirt bike bars and Scott Grips. Looks like … Continue reading ’79 CX500 Bars
Today I pulled off the Handle Bars, Controls, Gauges, Rear Fender, Shroud, and Battery/Airbox. This is really cleaning up nicely. I don't think I will even have to cut and lengthen the harness to hide everything under the seat. I will need to put on a longer starter power wire but that is simple. As … Continue reading ’79 CX500 Scrambler Air Box Removal