Garage Project MC's CX500
By Anthony van Someren - 04 Feb 13
When the guys removed the bikini cowl and headlight they realised there was going to be a lot of wiring that needed to be hidden, and the small triangular chopper headlight they'd chosen for the build wasn't going to help them. In the end most of it got tucked away under the tank.
Rex had wanted the headlight the other way up to accentuate the V of the engine but Brett preferred it this way, and as it was his build Rex didn't argue. They tell us it's probably the part of the bike that is most polarising but either way up it's a unique look for a modern cafe racer and we think it looks great.
James was never going to be up the front of the pack with Perth Cafe Racers so they decided Firestones were more than adequate for his abilities. Add a bit of pipewrap the bike was ready for it's first burnout. Gotta say, for a budget build on a modest donor, it looks superb. Scott G Trenorden