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    standard to turbo conversion

    CX500 turbo swap

    Still admiring his work on this. For a ride in-town this will be fun, but once you get over 110, things will get scary.
    Last edited by edinlr; 03-14-2017 at 03:48 PM.
    CX500C
    CX500T
    CX650E
    CX650T
    Hawk
    CB750 w/turbo
    RG500
    V-Max
    Kawasaki 750 Turbo
    Katana 1000
    Ducati 749R
    Screaming Eagle Road King
    CBR600F3
    Honda Metropolitan
    Ninja H2 1000
    & a dozen battery chargers

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    This is kinda interesting. I had always thought if I ever had a CX500 Turbo with completely trashed bodywork, I'd like to try to modify it into a standard bike. I had thought of using a VF1100S Sabre gas tank, or somehow sourcing a CX500E gas tank, and then going with a mini fairing from a CB700SC, and then see how much of the exposed plumbing I can clean up. I never thought to start with a naturally aspirated CX500 and then make it into a Turbo. That makes me think even harder... now I'm wondering how hard it would be to shove a 500T motor into a fully-faired GL500 Interstate -- or modify the Turbo subframe to fit the 500 seats and luggage mounts at the very least. Not sure if it'd be possible to use the GL500 fairing on the turbo... the gears are turning now...

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