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    Phreaks thingy.

    Thought it was about time I started a build thread on this one. I have had a build thread on it on the Oz site for the past few years. As you can tell from that last statement it has been slow going. I spread my time that I can get in the shed between several bikes, both projects and runners and can't always get out there as often as I'd like.

    But this is where I'm at with this one now.

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    I've made the airboxless sidecover mounts and this is the battery box that also mounts the starter solenoid, reg/rec, labrynth breather and a couple of other bits. I've made allowance for a full size AGM battery but any battery can be fitted with a change of liner.
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    The ignition box has also been made so it can hold any ignition unit by changing liners. I have a prototype hybrid Raesan ignition that I will be using. The bike will have some redundancy for reliabilities sake as the ignition I will be using can be switched between hall and stock pulsers by moving a jumper. I ran this configuration on the test bike and it worked fine either way.

    The ignition box will have a clear acrylic cover so the setup/diagnostic LEDs can be seen by just lifting the seat.

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    This has since been welded in.
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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

    GET A MULTIMETER RTFM I am a CX500. If you maintain me I will run forever.

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    These are the CB750/900 front brakes the bike will be running. Discs purchased locally on gumtree, rebuilt calipers bought from forum member Flyin Elvis.Name:  thingbat3 001.JPG
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    Note that this is a dry build. The bike was a complete dunger and I would guess a non runner for many years. A head had also been robbed from the motor but the motor has an open circuit 5/9 so I'm guessing that's why it was taken off the road. The motor rotates smoothly and passes the crude rod bearing test. It will be coming apart soon.

    When the frame mods and seat are finished it will then be pulled down for the real build to start. Seat will likely be in fibreglass.

    Unfortunately my computer crashed a while back and I've lost many photos including the fuel tank mods. The bike is a 78 fitted with a 500C tank but the tank has been moved back and lowered as much as possible. Instead of the front of the tank being over the top of the rad shroud it is now behind the rad {no shroud on this one} and lower than the top of the rad. This IMHO gives the bike a good line. The bike has full bar clearance both sides with no need to alter the lock to lock. The bars {and my thumbs} don't touch the tank on either lock. Rear hump is the rear part of a rusty 500C tank ..... just to be different.
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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

    GET A MULTIMETER RTFM I am a CX500. If you maintain me I will run forever.

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    This is where I finished up with the rear of the frame. It still requires the front gusset added to the rear spreader. This will also incorporate the rear mountings for the seat.Name:  thing gusset 002.JPG
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    I'll try to hunt up some more pics. I can pinch them from the Oz site build thread.
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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

    GET A MULTIMETER RTFM I am a CX500. If you maintain me I will run forever.

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    Just for posterity, here's the starting point. You can see why I had no qualms about cutting this one up.

    Will snaffle more pics from the other build thread in due course.

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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

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    Hat tip to the previous owner. He found a way to make the plastic maggot fairing look even worse!
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    It has an extension on the binnacle because it once had a 'shadow' fairing.

    But aint it lovely?
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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

    GET A MULTIMETER RTFM I am a CX500. If you maintain me I will run forever.

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    I've pulled these pics of the fuel tank mods and placement from my other thread here.

    Basically, I have fitted a custom tank to a standard frame but rather than using the front mounting points and extending the tanks rear mounting flange to reach that of the frame {which won't fit anyway, more on this later} I have removed the front mounts from the frame entirely fitting the new ones in a position that would allow me to use the factory rear mount as intended.

    This is where the rear of the tank had to be put on a sandbag and selectively battered until it would fit. It has since been pressure tested OK. It developed no rattlies after the process so must be pretty rust free. The tank is also as low as I can get it and the lower front is behind the top tank of the radiator. It is so low I have a small rebate ground into the weld seam to clear the upper radiator hos and clears the valve covers by mm.

    After mounting the tank I notice you could see straight under it from the front since it was now sitting 3 or 4 inches back from the fusebox instead of nearly up against it as on a stock 500C. So I cut, beat and welded in a filler panel for the front of the tank creating a slightly different look.Name:  thintank1.PNG
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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

    GET A MULTIMETER RTFM I am a CX500. If you maintain me I will run forever.

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    The bars shown are those I'll be using and this is the full lock clearance I get with the setback tank. They'll of course, need refinishing. I have much put away for this bike.

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    The tank is shown here under etch primer. It has since been through the rest of the prep process and is a final 600 rubdown away from paint ready.
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    Rider 81 500C, Thingy Born a 78Z. Ozdeluxe born an 80 shadow.

    GET A MULTIMETER RTFM I am a CX500. If you maintain me I will run forever.

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    I like the angle on the bars, do you know what they're from?
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