Earlier this year John also submitted a custom CX500 and he seemed to get the hang of it by submitting another one. Words by John:
I found this bike for sale in the inner city, where it seems to be in good shape but it had the usual hacked up additions like new led turn signals and a skull rear tail light and matching skull rear view mirrors. Overall the bike looked great for it’s age and I was excited that it was the first year of the CX (1978) so I had to have it. After re-wiring and flushing and cleaning the fuel system I had her running like new again, with only 18K miles this bike still has allot of life and barely broke in. Once I knew the motor was strong and all the electrical and charing systems was working properly, I started the transformation. The bike was stripped down to just the frame and engine, stripped, cleaned, repainted and polished. The engine case covers, tank and fender were sent out for a professional stripping and two color powder coat in gloss black and orange. Many new parts were added to the bike including the custom aluminum subframe (seat bracket) and mono shock conversion, making this bike sit firm and strong. The carbs were also cleaned and fitted with new jets for better performance with the newly added 2;1 exhaust and UNI pod filters, this bike not only looks and sounds great but turns many heads as it rolls through town.