I’ve been following Garage Project Motorcycles for a while now, and I just wanted to tell you what a great job you do. I really enjoyed that post about the Spadille Garage in Perth. A community garage is such a great idea!
Recently, I created a guide on motorcycle safety, and I thought it might interest you.
Love your blog! I have an issue with my 74 CL360. I was riding around one day after work and got home as usual and parked it in the garage. The next day, the damn thing wouldnt start. Ive checked the following: Battery is good, has spark, fuel getting to the carbs, made sure fuel was in the bowl. All wiring is in place. I kick it and when I do Im just not getting it to turn over (no electric start installed) HELP!
I just picked up a basket case cx500 deluxe, and I was curious if it was the same as the euro model that you mentioned to the last anon. I'm really on the fence about wanting to sell it or just keep it and turning it into a swing arm chopper. I've seen them turned into cafe racers mostly, and I was wondering if you guys had seen one chopped out?
The deluxe is the same as the standard I mentioned although bikes get called a different name in Australia compared to the rest of the world sometimes. The Euro looks quite different. Very similar to the CX650.
I haven’t seen a CX chopper/bobber but a quick google search shows up a few uglies as well as some beauties.
Hi, I quickly glanced/read an article reference the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Garage Project MC as I've recently bought a 1979 CX500 Trike, that I'm considering customizing slightly. Could you please tell me where I could possibly buy a gas tank like the one on the above mentioned Cafe Racer on a "Shoestring Budget" that I have. Help in this matter would be gratefully appreciated.
The tank we used was from a CX500 custom. There were at least three versions of the CX, the standard, the custom and the Euro. They aren’t interchangeable between models without modification.
A decent wreckers will have them. Also check out the CX forums.
Modified frame, tank stretched and reshaped, rewired, hammer formed fairing, custom bars, relocated controls, early 70s fender, 70s sportster head light with h4 conversion, custom seat„ wheels bead blasted and powder coated, polished fork legs,differential, case covers, valve cover, carb bowls….. this is a short list of what was done to bike.
This unconventional yet beautiful custom bike was submitted by Jeff. I’d love to see more pics Jeff. Feel free to email them to me garageproject @ live.com.au