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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #775 on: February 06, 2011, 11:08:01 am »
I saw a really familiar looking 500/4 at the one motorcycle show last night!
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« Reply #776 on: February 06, 2011, 01:10:50 pm »
Yes it was at the show, which was tons of fun and totally crowded thousands of people rolled through, lots of cool bikes and new people to meet. They kinda tucked my bike away in the corner but it actually was a blessing in disguise because it allowed people to walk around the bike more easily.
 
Tragedy though on the return trip home it fell over in the trailer  :'( I somehow didn't get one of the straps secure enough even though I checked twice. Nothing I can fix though easily enough. It ended up crunching only the gauge and its mounts so I should be able to weld it back on and tear the gauge apart and hammer it straight again.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #777 on: February 07, 2011, 06:07:29 pm »
Oh man that sucks!! At least it wasn't a big time loss!!

And congrats about the newest addition to your family!! Don't worry about my projects until you get things squared away, good luck with the new one!!  Let's see some pictures!!
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #778 on: February 08, 2011, 05:42:23 am »
That does suck, hope it does not take too much time to fix.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #779 on: February 13, 2011, 07:15:48 pm »
Congrats on the little one!
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #780 on: February 19, 2011, 04:23:26 pm »
So I got to ride the cx today. What a rompin stomping bike. I was able to get out on it because I put a wrap on the tail light and the front brake line. The cx has a surprising burst of speed for a 500. All that is left that really matters too much is a seat.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #781 on: February 19, 2011, 05:36:02 pm »
excellent metal work, a true inspiration

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #782 on: February 21, 2011, 07:29:54 am »
It has been a while since a photo was posted so I just wanted to post up the latest. It looks really cool in the natural light better then in the shop I think. All that is really left is a seat.



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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #783 on: February 21, 2011, 07:55:17 am »
My buddy had two CX's.  I never cared for them much, then I saw yours.... sweet!!!
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #784 on: February 21, 2011, 07:59:50 am »
after seeing you thread i am trying to get ahold of a cx for myself
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« Reply #785 on: February 21, 2011, 11:07:46 am »
I talked to the seat guy today so now the ball is rolling  ;D
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« Reply #786 on: February 21, 2011, 12:07:22 pm »
so cool andrew!!  it's just so minimalistic and aggressive looking!!  it does look better in the sunlight!  i'm trying to get the garage cleaned up so i can send you all my stuff! 
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« Reply #787 on: February 21, 2011, 12:15:45 pm »
Awesome work.  It does look better in natural light, but I am hoping to seeing it in person.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #788 on: February 22, 2011, 06:25:46 pm »
Awesome work man!!!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #789 on: February 27, 2011, 09:44:35 pm »
I have been chasing electrical gremlins, arg sometimes its fine sometimes its not.





oh well, heres a pic-me-up hardy har
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« Reply #790 on: February 27, 2011, 10:49:10 pm »
Seriously man, that's just SO freaking cool...  Inspiration gallery!!!

I LOVE the minimalism and the lines!!  How's it handle with that monoshock??
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #791 on: February 28, 2011, 08:11:02 am »
Its one of the most neutral and easy bikes to handle I have ever ridden easy at slow speeds especially. I haven't ridden it super hard to test the limits of the shock but it seems to do what its supposed to no wiggles or weird tracking issues.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #792 on: February 28, 2011, 02:06:00 pm »
Little Dragon looks so cool round 2!  Is it going back to your Sis?  If so, adopt me. I wanna be part of the family if it means getting sweet bikes.  :D. The cx is a great looking bike stripped down with the monoshock. I love the cowl. If you didn't need it for ignition and battery (is it tucked in there?), I think it would look nuts with just a mild 2" lip at the back to serve as a bump stop.

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« Reply #793 on: February 28, 2011, 04:24:04 pm »
the battery actually sits under the engine I used the cowl mostly for the ignition and to house the wicked LED tail light I hid in there.

I will do another cx build, the next one though I hope to super charge and I have a few design ideas I will do if I go that route. Money would be more of an issue though  :(. Anyone have a free super charger  ;D?
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #794 on: March 03, 2011, 03:53:06 pm »
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #795 on: March 03, 2011, 06:19:45 pm »
Looks like the lathe is coming in real handy!  Now that LD is ready to go, when do we get to see progress on Little Grasshoppa?

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« Reply #796 on: March 03, 2011, 08:34:02 pm »
I am going to pick it up from my dad's place not this weekend, but the next. Then for some more fun with that. I need to make an attachment for the hitch so I can get the bike without a trailer. Since LG is only 130lbs a platform attachment should work fine. My dad says its a mess but we will see what can be done. I am itching for another project already, what can I say Im addicted.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #797 on: March 10, 2011, 07:50:51 pm »
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #798 on: April 13, 2011, 03:00:34 pm »
Well I am pleased to announce the cx is officially done! Here are a few shots with the completed seat. I will get some nice photos of the bike with my sister up eventually as well. Stayed tuned for the next project my c200 build which should get rolling any day here as soon as I get off of my ass.  ;D



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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #799 on: April 13, 2011, 10:12:15 pm »
Bad A$$ just keep her out of mall parking lots  :(  Seriously looks awesome is that the ignition on the tail?
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