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    First project: 1972 Honda CB500-F.

    Hey everyone, this is my first post on the forum, so greetings! I just bought a 1972 Honda CB500-F and hope to have it fully cleaned/rebuilt and turn it into a cafe racer by the end of this summer. This is my first project, so I'm gonna need your help!

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    Looks like a pretty decent bike. Be a shame to see it get hacked up.

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    I have done a few 550's. If yours runs well I would not make many changes. I like to Cafe POS bikes.
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    clubmans w/ rearsets. I like the top pic w/ the bars on it.hows the tires, shocks ,fork springs. hows it run? like gs1327 said, don't hack it up. and most important no- cheap pods, keep that stock airbox
    I like my shocks like I like my women. Cheap and Chinese.

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    Where do you guys find all these tidy old bikes? Something in that condition in Australia would fetch well over $5000.

    Oh yeah - and I agree with the crowd - do not cut/fuck it up.
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    Hillsy. Since moving here I'm still in shock mode with some of the machines around here. There are just so many of them. When I left some guy on bike point was trying to launch a Jaffa for 20 grand. Saw a big Zed here in close to stock, running condition for 4 grand. And I'm sure that's too much to pay for the thing.

    Always looking for a Z1-R. Fucking love those things.
    That's like, your opinion, man.

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    Dood. it's summer. Ride that fucking thing. Also, that bike looks too nice to mess with. love the paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkchecken View Post
    clubmans w/ rearsets. I like the top pic w/ the bars on it.hows the tires, shocks ,fork springs. hows it run? like gs1327 said, don't hack it up. and most important no- cheap pods, keep that stock airbox
    The guy I bought it from had the spare clubmans, so I installed them the second day I had it! Tires have a lot of tread left, shocks and fork springs all work well. And I've already put 100 miles on it It is a machine. Part of me is with you on not wanting to hack it up, but if you've seen Joe's Lucky 13 cafe racer (google it), that's what I want to go for (with a few of my own unique takes of course).

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    Pouring through TONS of classifieds and Craigslist ads. I picked it up for $1500 I passed up a 350t to get this one..the asking price for the 350 was $500 because he didn't have a title, but the bike was in pretty decent shape. Here's a photo: Name:  IMG_1417.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWhiteSamoan View Post
    Part of me is with you on not wanting to hack it up, but if you've seen Joe's Lucky 13 cafe racer (google it), that's what I want to go for (with a few of my own unique takes of course).
    I googled it... and came up with this sad bike:

    Honda CB450 Cafe Racer*|*Moto Rivista

    Put the bars back on and ride it. Your bike is twice as nice as "joe's" turd. If you do anything like that to your nice bike, please punch yourself in the dick.

    your welcome

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