Honda CX500 custom bobber cafe racer-professional build by BBCR

1980 Honda Other

Price: US $6,300.00
Item location: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Make: Honda
Model: Other
SubModel: custom
Type: Sport Touring
Year: 1980
Mileage: 45
Color: Black
Engine size: 499
Vehicle Title: Clear

   This bike was built in the past 4 months. It usually takes me around 2 months to build a bobber. his time it took me twice as long- because i moved to a new 3000 sq. ft shop and was busy with another bike.


   I wanted the engine to match the frame-so everything was painted with professional paint in Black Pearl. The wheels were done in Hyper Silver. The tank was painted at an automotive shop and the CNC custom parts were made at Old school speed.

Custom 2 into 2 exhaust with a SS muffler on each side. New Michelin Commander tires. Many one of a kind parts were built specifically for this bike.

This is a show quality bike-5 of them were built in the past year and they are scattered all over USA and Canada. ven one in Europe. My shop specializes in Honda's only. Will start a build on a Moto Guzzi and a BMW later this year tho.

To check my previous builds and my shop look at my pictures.

The bike will come with 30 days limited warranty that will be applied to the parts on this bike. Not a lot of builders or shops offer any kind of warranty at all.

Clean and clear Michigan title in my name.

I will post videos of the bike in a few days-here are a few of my previous bikes. This bike has a 2 into 2 exhaust system compared to the 2 into 1 in the video-and the sound is amazing.


This bike will fit anybody at any size from 100lbs to 240lbs without any changes to suspension. If you weigh more than 240lbs-contact me and i will install a new heavier spring.

   Here is the list of parts and work done to it.


Engine and Fuel components

Engine was opened and rebuilt using new front and rear cover gaskets. ew clutch-water pump-camshaft- CDI pulser gasketsNew clutch discs and springsA triple bypass was performed-new stator and new cam chainNew o-rings thru the cooling system. The radiator and thermostat was re-boiled and flushedNew NGK Iridium spark plugsEvery bolt was polished or replacedCarburetors were rebuilt and synched. New jets for the modified exhaust system and for air pods. However i do recommend a new set of Mikuni carbs-they are on my previous builds and have improved the bike dramatically-it will be an extra 550$-and i can install them prior to the bike being shipped. The Mikuni's paired with the 2 into 2 exhaust and the weight reduction ads 25% Horse power gain. New air filters


The frame was modified to fit the new CNC seat . The rear half of the frame was cut and drilled to accept the CNC seatNew CNC aluminum seat frame for the mono shock conversionThe swing arm has welded mounts for the mono shockA new rear fender was built into the swing arm- top half to protect the rider and the bottom half to protect the battery tray under the engine from water and debris. New custom Front fender The top triple tree was modified to allow for the Aluminum speedometer to be installedAll the frame components were blasted. rimed and painted with professional automotive paint.  3 coats of clear coat was applied to the wheels. rame. wing arm. riple trees and forks.

Suspension and brake system

The front suspension was completely rebuilt. The forks were disassembled and new oil/dust seals were used. New 10w oil.  The fork springs were stiffened for the comfort of the rideShowa rear mono shockRear differential was rebuilt with new oil and greaseNew brake master cylinder with new braided brake line in blueThe front caliper was rebuilt with new piston and seals. s well with new oil

Paint and powder coat

The fuel tank was stripped and treated inside for rust with Northern Tank liner. It was professionally painted in Porche Mexico blue with hyper silver lines. 4 coats of clear coat was appliedRebuilt fuel cap and painted in Black Pearl to match the frameThe frame was blasted-primed and painted in Black Pearl  with automotive professional paint. The frame holes were welded and sealed. Center side stand was removedBoth front and rear wheels were painted in Hyper Silver with  Black Pearl lip. They were rebuilt with new bearings and re-greasedThe swing arm was painted in Black Pearl with automotive professional paintThe valve covers are powder coated in blackThe engine was taken apart and each cover painted individually in Black Pearl and then clear coatedThe radiator was sanded and painted in Black pearl as well

Electrical and charging system

New 8 cell Ballistic Li-ion battery with quick charge hook up2012 Honda CBR250 right hand control rewired to the cx system2008 Honda CBR1000 left side control-rewired to the cx systemThe cx500 wiring was re-done. Shortened or lengthened where needed. All the OEM plugs were retainedIgnition system was relocated to the swing arm using a custom plateNew stator installedNew battery tray that mounts under engine1980 Honda cb750F headlight and housingNew LED Brake and Turn signal Tail lightNew LED front turn signals

Exhaust system

New custom exhaust system with a 2 into 2 designLossa Engineering Stainless Mufflers on each sideExhaust was wrapped in blue fiberglass and tied with SS tiesNew custom CNC exhaust flanges


?New Michelin Commander II tires. 19 in-front and 16 in-rear


?Both the shifter and rear brake pedal were modified to accept the knurled toe pegsAluminum foot pegsAluminum license plateAluminum custom speedometerBraided cloth spark plug wiresOil dipstick Temperature gaugeNew clutch and brake cables?New Builtwell hand grips?Oil and neutral led lights by speedometer

Custom CNC Aluminum parts

CNC seat frame with tank raiser and tail light mountCNC exhaust flangesCNC engine name platesCNC knurled toe pegsA 500$ deposit is required thru paypal in 24hr from the end of the auction. The balance is required in 5-7 days thru certified check. oney order or cash. If Paypal is used. buyer is responsible for imposed fee-No exceptions. Shipping is buyers responsibility. but i will help load and secure the bike. Best and cheapest service is Uship. I have used this company a lot and they are great.  Just to give a few examples. shipping to Florida is $300-400. Shipping to California is $400-$600. Texas is $400-500 thru Uship. Please ask me any questions before bidding. Bidders with less than 10 positive feedback contact me before bidding. I sold 10 bikes on ebay in the past year. and my feedback is 100% perfect on them. Some of the bikes i built the past year

On Feb-01-15 at 17:02:54 PST. seller added the following information:

All of my bikes are tested before they get transformed. Meaning that when the donor bike is purchased. it gets ridden for at least 50 miles. I make sure that the bike is ready for another 20 years of riding. This bike was tested thoroughly  before and after it was built. Rest assured that you will get a 100% reliable bike-with new and upgraded charging system. which is one of their weak spots. The only thing i would strongly suggest is a set of Mikuni carbs-i have not installed a set just to keep the cost down for the buyer. But every cx500 that i sold was eventually fitted with custom Mikuni carbs. The Mikuni's will cost an extra 550$. You are welcome to stop at the shop to check it in person-if you can't. lease make sure to contact me so i can answer any questions.  

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