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Onetrack

How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Started on: 24-Aug-20, 06:00 »
Instructions on how to fit a 650 engine into a 500 frame and do we know who this Adelaide chap is? Seems pretty careful and knows a thing or two about CX's.




 
I have someone wanting to do the same thing with my spare 650 engine.
Coolhand99 has a string of CX videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/Coolhand99au/videos

"Young" Les F

coolhand99

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #1 on: 24-Aug-20, 10:11 »
Hi Onetrack

Thanks for the kind words
That is my YouTube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/c/Coolhand99au/videos?view_as=subscriber

Bike now all up and running see attached photo

Coolhand99

Onetrack

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #2 on: 24-Aug-20, 10:45 »
Hi Coolhand, have you played with CX's for long?  It would seem you have achieved so much thanks for the videos and thanks for sharing with us, wish I had your workshop.

"Young" Les F

coolhand99

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #3 on: 24-Aug-20, 17:45 »
Hi  Les (Onetrack)

What happened I was into bikes 40 years ago into Yammy TT's
Then I had a family and the bikes were retired
I then bought a boat and being a fitter and turner by trade I got into making remote underwater cameras
Then I retired and finally got sick of waiting for the weather to be right to take the boat out. I sold the boat

So then I needed a new project and I had always wanted to build a "Cafe Racer" I fell in love with the CX650 cafe racer on "Racer TV''
I went on line found 1 1/2 Honda CX500's and built my first CX Cafe Racer. A CX650 motor came along and I couldn't resist that so now my bike is a 650
I have enough parts to build another CX it will be a similar bike just with a different paint job and a different seat and cowl 

Love the CX motor it is a really nice engine to work on and it keeps me outta trouble

Steve

Onetrack

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #4 on: 24-Aug-20, 18:19 »
Thank you for your reply Steve,
Did you do the spoke wheels too?

"Young" Les F

coolhand99

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #5 on: 24-Aug-20, 21:01 »
I bought the hubs,rims and spokes from "Cognito Moto" in the States and put them together myself
On the next bike I am going to machine up my own hubs and just buy the rims and spokes

Steve

Onetrack

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #6 on: 28-Aug-20, 07:51 »
And the question is ... Did you notice any significant improvement of performance or any other factor making the project worthwhile?

"Young" Les F

coolhand99

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #7 on: 04-Sep-20, 16:50 »
Hi (Onetrack) Les

Well the CX650 is all up and running
You asked about the performance difference ?
The bike is quicker all round. Carbbies are Keihin's off the 500 with 90 and 125 jets
The 650 has a deeper voice and I like the peashooter pipes when you throttle off you get a nice reverb

You can check out the ride here   


Steve

Onetrack

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #8 on: 04-Sep-20, 17:53 »
Excellent work Steve, one of the best, thanks for sharing
"Young" Les F

CX PHREAK

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #9 on: 04-Sep-20, 21:46 »
i'd be interested to line that up with the thingy. It's mental.  :tease:

Onetrack

Re: How to fit a 650 engine into 500 frame
« Reply #10 on: 05-Sep-20, 06:10 »
Well,you both live in Adelaide.

 


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