25th September 2012
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Sitting in a hospital waiting room with nothing to do, I open Instagram and start browsing and I come across a nice looking CX500 custom. I send a message asking for a few more pics and “simplisticj” responds by sending me the pics you see here.
Here is the story of the bike that Jody built in just two and a half weeks. Impressive stuff….takes me that long to do a quote…
“First off, I traded a rifle for the bike. I went straight to stripping things down. Taillight, signals, bars, fenders, gauges, and more came off and were boxed up. I bought $30 worth of self-etching primer and black paint and commenced to coloring up the rear shocks, fork legs, wheels, headlight bucket, rear fender, and footpeg mounts.
Next, I ordered some headlight brackets from SpeedMotoCo and a taillight/license plate mount from Dime City. I already had some Biltwell clubman’s that a buddy gave me about 3 years ago. I don’t think they even offer the 7/8” ones anymore. I slid those on and then chopped the rear fender down to a small sliver of it’s former self. I hacked up a stop sign (attached) and bent it using caveman methods. I then carved down the existing seat foam with a 4 1/2” grinder, pulled the stock seat cover back on tight and screwed it on. The newest edition is the rear knobby tire.
Next up will be ‘66 Chevy Corvette blue paint all around. That will be this winter, because for now, I’m riding the hell out of it. It’s a cheap, low budget bike that’s been more fun than any other I’ve had.”
Great stuff Jody.
That last sentence is what all these home built bikes are all about isn’t it?