HONDA CX500 - Racer project

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So the gem has been found down at the coast and transported inland:)

2.jpeg and I want the transformation to start, I will keep the project on a budget level, dont want a bobber and dont want a tracker must be racer style but without that huge fairing around the front end, If I have it wrong in terms but see the pic below this is good for now... firstly to see how it is going and if it is worth it If all turns out good I would like to change the frontend to some upside down forks, add a rear mono shock and change the front classic dials to some new digital electronics. I have found a tremendous amount of YT channels and already subscribed to them for ideas so there are plenty to have sleepless nights of what to do.

I have found something I like for a budget as per pic for comparison and then the 2nd pic is for much more funds available budget1.jpeg

1stly I would only clean up the rear tail end adding the loop , remove the airbox and fit some cone filters, design the seat pan and new seat and get a place for the battery, change the color of the engine I do not like the bling blings, and put some new exhaust headers.. now I need some guidance with reference to the exhaust headers, I want them as in the pic below just without the box it will have a end can somewhere more to the rear

11.jpg ,,what grade SS do I buy, what filler rod do I use with the tig welder, where do you buy the bends and the 2 in 1 thingy all together here in Pta as I will only tag them together to the correct shape and flowlines of the engine and then take it to a professional tigwelder as I dont want it to look like a "rooikrans duif" made a visit.
 

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Mine stalled here - been looking for a donor engine for a reasonable price for a while.

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There's a guy here in PE, Carlos, who specializes in custom builds of CX500's. Let me know if you want his number.
 

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Teebag your bike looks 100% for a ratbike just needs a dipstick and you're ready to roll!! ;)
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Mine stalled here - been looking for a donor engine for a reasonable price for a while.
what happened to the engine?, I know of scamster if you can locate him in PE there is a running one without fake papers:cautious:

What mono shock did you use for the rear?
 

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CBR400 if i remember correctly
 

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Bike was actually delivered today1.PNG , found the front shocks are totally fubar11.PNG does not help to replace the springs and seals, now on the hunt for a complete set of USD forks and calipers.
She does start easy no strange noises from the engine runs smooth, no smoke from the exhaust as from the previous owner the bike is still on its original 30k kms, got one big dent on the tank ,,engine was silver rattle canned .
 
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