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Fitting a standard early CX500 tank onto a CX650 Eurosport

Postby jibowski » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:09 pm

I have a 1983 CX650 eurosport with a gas/petrol tank that has rusted through on its bottom rear corner under the seat, Replacement late tanks are very hard to find so i was wondering if the mounting points are the same as early CX500's with the older style tank??

I plan to change the bike into a cafe racer style project (change seat and side panels etc) so I'm not worried about anything other than how it bolts to the frame

Thanks guys, Jim in London
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Re: Fitting a standard early CX500 tank onto a CX650 Eurospo

Postby Gman » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:18 pm

Check out Chopper Charle's forum,

http://cx500forum.com/

and post on there.I post on there a lot as well.Blindstitch(Don) one of the Moderators knows about these tank swaps etc :)
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Re: Fitting a standard early CX500 tank onto a CX650 Eurospo

Postby jibowski » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:29 pm

cheers fella, I'm actually from Beverley right near Hull!

I'll try to get on there tonight, but if anyone knows on here that would be great :D
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Re: Fitting a standard early CX500 tank onto a CX650 Eurospo

Postby Gman » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:46 pm

Surprised I've not seen you about.I don't get a lot of posts on here.The search function on CC's works well.

Check some of these links

http://cx500forum.com/index.php?app=cor ... mMainBar=1

PS
I ride with another CX500 owner from Doncaster quite often.

PPS
I have loads of spares.
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Re: Fitting a standard early CX500 tank onto a CX650 Eurospo

Postby jibowski » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:16 pm

I got a standard tank tonight and it fits the mounting points ok, it just needed the rubber bungs packing out slightly with a couple of washers over the frame "pegs" they sit on because the front of the tunnel under the tank is slightly wider, the distance front to back is exactly the same
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Re: Fitting a standard early CX500 tank onto a CX650 Eurospo

Postby Gman » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:39 pm

Cool.Old Handle bar grips can be really useful chopped up to make rubber pads for little jobs like this.

Speaking of grips.I have a pair of these on one of my CX,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORCYCLE-CU ... 4aad203154

Very good and a little wider in diameter than stock so better for anti-vibration and a solid feel.
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