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    Cool CX 500 turbo swap

    So late 2016 i picked up a cx500 custom for cheeaaap, and I got it running alright. A week later, i discovered that honda made a turbo model, searched and searched on craigslist and i found a cx500 turbo for $200 and it had 1,800 original miles lol the wheels were rotted out and the frame was crusty, just about everything on the frame needed to be cleaned or replaced. BUT the motor was solid and every electronic piece was there. I picked it up, brought it home and imediatly started tearing it apart. Took the motor out, cleaned it up, and "threw" the turbo motor in place of the old custom's motor. So far it has been great, no major issues except the fuel pump was seized (probably because the gas inside of it was 18 years old) So this is my bike and the journey so far...Name:  20161116_121915.jpg
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    Nice work so far. I like the color touch on the valve covers. What is that?
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    What year Custom CX frame is this? It's been noted that the swap won't work, so if you have the solution, it might be interesting to see.
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    It'll all swap, if you can find a place to put everything.
    However, the frame isn't designed to hold the extra weight, and the suspension is definitely not up to it. Brakes either.

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    watch your upper mount its not strong enough to maintain rigidity

    if you get it running and pulling boost you will crack the rear housing at the mount points as it torque twists in the frame damhik
    Last edited by murrayf; 01-22-2017 at 05:53 PM.
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


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    Did you add a second exhaust pipe for the wastegate?
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    ramprat06 its a '81 frame with '82 motor. The motor bolts right up, and the drive shaft slips right in. As for the front motor mount, you would either need to modify it to work with the frame, or you modify the frame to work with the mount.

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    murrayf It seems like youre just jealous, What else would you do if you had a good turbo motor just laying around? And what extra weight are you talking about? the motor is almost identical except for the turbo and exhaust. Not much extra weight.

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    psschultz Yes that is a small pipe for the wastegate.

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    Make the mount so it transfers and holds the twist
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

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