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    Senior Member Volaussie's Avatar
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    G'day from Holland!

    Hi guys! Last week the time finally came to pick up my first motorcycle! And what a rust bucket it is hehe
    I've made only one foto so your eyes won't start bleeding from seeing all the rusted chrome parts.
    The bike is, as you can see clearly a CX500C and from 1985. With almost 40.000 km's behind it!
    I've noticed the rear shocks are good old Dutch Koni's and hopefully in good condition.

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    I don't care about the rusted parts because I'm gonna replace it with stuff more my own taste.
    A little cliché café racer style with personal touches. Clip-ons, rear sets repositioning, tidying up some wiring and other stuff, same size wheels and probably a lot more.
    It's about the tinkering, engineering, learning and improving this diamond in the rough anyway
    Some inspiration comes from the bike that the guys from Nozem Amsterdam built:

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    And these:

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    Mostly this one because I want to retain the H-box and airfilter boxes.
    I like the smoothnes of the engine more than the great look of a stainless steel exhaust and pod filters.
    And the same size front and rear wheel does it for me. I think the difference in rim sizes is bloody ugly.

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    I hope I'll make a lot of friends here, just like I did when I had my turbocharged Miata and was active on those forums.
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    Welcome from the other side of the world. Your duckling isn't so ugly. good luck w/ the project
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    Hello and welcome! The bike looks pretty good from way over here! lol

    Good luck with the build and I look forward to reading about it as you go
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    Thanks guys. I'm not officially the owner yet so I can't start riding and modding just yet.
    The current owner had lost one of the three papers to sign over the bike. Now we're waiting for the RDW (similar to DMV, here in the Netherlands) to send new paperwork.
    She let me take the bike home, only if I promised that I wouldn't ride it after I got home. Good that I'm patient

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    Welcome, Volendam is one of my favourite Netherlands towns. Wife and I had three brilliant days there in 2013. We were touring around on our Rocket111 and loved all the waterways and boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallpaul View Post
    Welcome, Volendam is one of my favourite Netherlands towns. Wife and I had three brilliant days there in 2013. We were touring around on our Rocket111 and loved all the waterways and boats.
    Thanks Paul.
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    That's a nice bike to perform a build on. Keep us updated with your progress.
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    I most certainly will

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    It has begun



    My working space is very small but I'm going to make the best out it. Kinda cozy actually.

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    I really do like your working space... cozy, as you said. But you should probably remove/relocate those plants!
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