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Carolina CX500D Project

Postby ride/hike » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:14 pm

Wanted to post photos of my 1980 CX500D project. I sign on the Chopper Charles forum
as Exploring Carolina. Currently working on the seat pan installation, will install tires and
front fender next. Here is a list of work planned for the CX and sure there will be much more
work not listed.

Replace exhaust system and rear shocks
Replace timing chain and all associated parts
Rebuild front shocks
Install voltmeter & on/off switch for headlight
Install new front brake master cylinder
Install new brake pads/shoes front/back
Install new cables
Install new water pump oil seal
Remove engine & paint frame/fenders yellow & black
Install new pod filters and rejet carbs

Will be asking questions from time to time also.

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Added following photos 10/21/10. Front turn signal & fender installations:

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Added following photos 10/22/10 of rear turn signal installation:

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Added 10/26:

Made some progress during the past couple days. Installed
new tires & used HD mufflers. Since my H Box is in terrible
condition, had a local muffler shop to bend connector pipes
from the headers to the mufflers. The connector pipes are
made out of a steel/aluminum blend, so they can be polished
with aluminum polish. Was running out of daylight for photos,
so stopped polishing and installed the connectors & mufflers.
Will buy chrome clamps for the connectors, headers, and mufflers.
Used 1/8"X1" steel strap to hang the mufflers from the passenger
footpeg weldment! :)

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Bill

1980 CX500D Project

Project Photostream:

http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/uu29 ... 20Project/
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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby ride/hike » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:49 pm

Wanted to add project progress photos:


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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby Gman » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:14 pm

Looking good.You should have it ready for the season :)
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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby ride/hike » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Admin wrote:Looking good.You should have it ready for the season :)


Having lots of fun working on the CX! Will post progress photos from time to time.

Thanks! 8-)
Bill

1980 CX500D Project

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http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/uu29 ... 20Project/
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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby Gman » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:26 pm

They really are a,"Home Mechanics" dream bike IMHO.Nothing too complicated and everything pretty easy to get at :)
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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby ride/hike » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:50 pm

Admin wrote:They really are a,"Home Mechanics" dream bike IMHO.Nothing too complicated and everything pretty easy to get at :)


It sure is helpful reading Shep's & Blindstitch's threads to mention a few.

The group buys going on here in the US are helpful, too!!!
CDI from the Czech republic & mechanical seals, to mention a couple.

Just received my LED voltage indicator from the UK.

Can't wait to ride the bike in the North Carolina mountains.
The guys I ride with are retired and ride modern Sport Touring
& Sport Bikes. The CX should be fun & comfortable riding with the
other retired guys. Have some more weight reductions to make, but
believe the final weight will be under 420 pounds or 190KG. :)
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http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/uu29 ... 20Project/
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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby Gman » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:21 pm

I'm glad you like my posts ;)
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Re: Carolina CX500D Project

Postby ride/hike » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:20 pm

Admin wrote:I'm glad you like my posts ;)


Thought this might be Shep.

Thanks Again!
Bill

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