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    New Hampshire 81 cx500 deluxe bobber build

    Figured its about time I introduced myself. Over the summer I saw a cx500 bobber that caught my attention. After doing some research I decided to try to build my own and go with a BBCR bobber kit. I was striking out locating a decent deluxe to start my build. Most CL adds were gone within 5 days. After a while I decided to try an ad that was 45 days old. The bike was a 4hr drive from NH to VT. After speaking with the owner I decided to hop in the truck. The bike hadn't run in 5 years but appeared to be an honest complete bike with 24k on the odometer . Owner gave me hard bags,trunk and a spare seat with it. Loaded it up and got home at 1am. I really didn't plan on riding it much before tearing it apart but I figure it was better to know what I was starting with. After putting a new battery and gas in the old girl she fired right up. Couldn't believe how fun these little 500's are to tear up the curves with. well she ran great without and tuneup and passed inspection a few days later. I've had a lot of bikes over the years but I got to say these little 500's are a joy to ride. managed to put 1000 miles on her! Well its getting cold here and its time to tear her apart. Plans include BBCR kit, 2 into 2 pipes, dan moto 180 cockpit, murry's carbs.

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    Welcome. I have a 1980 "d" I'm working on. Where are you in NH? I have family in Hampton Beach.

    Look for a PM from me.
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    I managed to drill out the spot welds on badge brackets and got them filled. I'll get it in primer tomorrow. Got word that my BBCR kits and extra parts are about ready to ship!Name:  IMG_7753.JPG
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    got the new pegs fitted and started cleaning up the shocks for paint.Name:  IMG_7843.JPG
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    finished up painting the forks and some other small parts today.Name:  fork.jpg
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    Well I guess there's no going back now!Name:  chop1.jpg
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    Not sure if anyone may be restoring a butchered deluxe back to stock but I have a subframe if anyone needs one.Name:  chop3.jpg
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    What's your next step?

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    had the wheels broken down for powder coat. should be getting my bobber kit this week (I hope) once the mock up is done with the mono shock I'll pull the frame for powder and start on the engine. It ran great but at 25k its probably ready for a dual or triple bypass.. engine will be painted. heads polished. gauges converted over to a dan moto 180. save up for some murry carbs. you know the usual ;-)
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