Saturday, June 22, 2013


Getting this CX down to reasonable decibels required a muffler. I had some stock ZX10R mufflers laying around. Upon cutting into them, I saw the lovely white sparks I haven't seen in so long, realizing they were completely titanium on the inside! Problem was getting titanium filler rod quickly wasn't going to be easy. I managed to cut some strips from the internals to use. Originally this was a 2 chamber muffler, but I modified it to a single chamber and shortened it about 4 inches. I packed it with some Jardine glass from another leftover muffler hanging around. The bike now has a nice deep mellow tone.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Chick On a CX500

Video proof that Cristin can ride. Had to sneak this...

She Rides

Well the gf passed her test. Now our little grasshopper treks out into the real world.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

CX500 Update

Not too much accomplished this week. Finally got some gaskets and seals to replace the leaking ones. Also learned that when putting in new clutch plates and discs, you have to break them in before they work. Wasted a few hours on that. Made a plug to replace the leaking siliconed tachometer cable. Fixed a cracked off clutch cable holder. Made some turn signals out of some led indicators. Only a few more things to fabricate.