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Offline RDFL

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Odd 4 Stroke
« on: January 19, 2021, 05:48:16 PM »
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 06:50:04 PM »
^+1

I’d walk rather than ride that monstrosity.  :rant-1: :bang:
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 06:51:39 PM »
Cool looking motor, but horrible finish with the back  end.

They can be made really nice though.

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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 07:26:52 PM »
I'm surprised it doesn't have one of those f*****g brown 2x6 seats that are the current rage among " hipster" builders..................................................D
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 08:02:51 PM »
I've wanted a CX650 to cafe for quite some time now. I agree with rodneya that they can be made to look extremely sweet. I'm sure they sound as good as they look too. Kind of poor man's Guzzi, in my opinion.

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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2021, 08:03:36 PM »
The rear end on these never looks right unless someone just hacks it off.

I've always liked the looks of the engine.

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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2021, 11:44:57 PM »
That thing is awful 🤮🤮🤮
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2021, 11:54:44 PM »
I'm not gonna look. Had a CX650C very briefly, before I turned it. Shall we say...:"uninspiring"?
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2021, 01:07:34 AM »
Holy hell, that's hideous.
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2021, 06:55:06 AM »
great mule motorcycle if left stock to use for daily transport in the rain while in college of post divorce and you lost the car, maybe . uninspiring is an understatement.

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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2021, 09:08:49 AM »
The biggest problem with this bike and many other cafe project bikes that I see is the price...  The original concept of these was to make them cooler than original on a budget.  I wouldn't mind this bike if it was at the $500-$1000 that a 1980 CX500 is worth.  Then you would have the chance to actually make it cool by fixing the ugly rear and the height at the front.

Removing stuff, calling dime city and spray paint just doesn't make a bike worth $5K
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2021, 10:03:45 AM »
All else aside, That geometry can’t possibly work well.
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2021, 10:39:19 AM »
friend of mine actually won a cx650 cafe. looked good but from 5 feet, was put together fairly well. I actually know the guy who built it and actually worked on it a bit for him years ago.  looked 3x as good as this bike in the ad, Jimmy struggled to get 3500 out of it when he sold it after he won it. (after the original builder tried getting 4500 and had -zero- bites)  Jimmy did donate the $ to the DGR as that's where he won the bike at the raffle. But he had high hopes... then loathed it. and he essentially paid 10 bucks for it. if that's not a testament to the CX cafe , nothing is. they are turds. 

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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2021, 11:15:27 AM »
I've seen a few cool looking CX builds in the past, that's definitely not one of them
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Re: Odd 4 Stroke
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2021, 11:22:01 AM »
here it is with the original builder, erik