My Good friend Bc buid a nice new custom CB500F
This is the latest from my shed. The goal was a nice looking, uncomplicated, low budget café-racer style bike, with space for a passenger. It should be reversible into an original CB, so just bolt-on changes.
No frame-shave this time. It is a stock CB500F frame, everything on the frame is kept intact, including the two helmet holder hooks on the frame. Clip-ons are 70's NOS items, which are a bit lower then M-bars, but more pointed backwards, so all in all more comfortable.
seat is made from 1mm flat sheet, with beads on the underside, to make
it stronger. Overkill really, because the seat rests on a small frame
which hinges like the original seat does.
The LUCAS repro tail light
is attached to the seat, as is the license plate. The whole unit fits
straight onto any standard cb500f frame.
On the right side of the bike is the fairly silent 70's 'MACH 1' Bos exhaust , which came from Kay.
A Yamaha light, probably from an old rd-something, takes care of the illuminating business.
Oh yeah, and Koni shocks.
Thanks BC, cool bike!
And thank you for the nice riding shots with the new owner, looks like a great match!
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