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Hey guys,

Im just thinking about what i want to do to my CX ive seen pictures of CX500 bobbers and I was wodering if someone makes a hardtail I could buy or do i have to build my own from scratch thanks

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build your own from scratch. its more fun that way. I built mine and since i have a cx rear diff. it was easy as hell.
 

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They're called struts. and yes. Sure you could probably buy some but they would be expensive. And it's easier to find the right length with trial and error.
 

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No there is a difference between struts and a true hard tail struts is just simply removing the rear shocks and putting in solid struts a hartail is cutting off the swing arm back and putting in all new solid frame but yeah thanks for the help
 

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Sure there's a difference but it's still struts whether they are bolt on or solid welded. Nobody makes a hard tail frame for the cx or gl due to it not being chain or belt driven. Really what's the difference between having something you can reverse or something you can reverse with a grinder/sawzall.
 

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to really hard tail this bike youd have to fabricate everything as the drive shaft and final drive mounts are part of the swing arm i chopped 6inches out of my seat area and re shaped the frame "hoops" and integrated square struts into the frame and bolted the them to the lower shock mounts i guess you could make everything it would be interesting to see it done that way maybe an exposed drive shaft and integrate the final drive assy

now you got me thinking time to get out my sketch book..........
 

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Well technicaly either is hard tail, as in having no suspension.


gutting the swingarm and adding frame would be a rigid. same results, just with more engineering and yeah since our driveshafts and rear differentials are part of the swing arm, it would be difficult to make a true blue rigid out of these bikes.
 

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gutting the swingarm and adding frame would be a rigid. same results, just with more engineering and yeah since our driveshafts and rear differentials are part of the swing arm, it would be difficult to make a true blue rigid out of these bikes.
i love the white seat im gonna recover mine in white vinyl!
 

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I'll be picking up a cx500 sometime around march, naturally, i plan on chopping it. Has anyone ran into legal issues with this/getting it inspected? im worried that as soon as i cut the frame it will be useless to the state of Pennsylvania... I'm currently looking up laws, but have yet to find anything. (i posted on this thread because it is about chopping, hope i didnt double post this)
 

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I'll be picking up a cx500 sometime around march, naturally, i plan on chopping it. Has anyone ran into legal issues with this/getting it inspected? im worried that as soon as i cut the frame it will be useless to the state of Pennsylvania... I'm currently looking up laws, but have yet to find anything. (i posted on this thread because it is about chopping, hope i didnt double post this)




You should be fine just don't go nuts and make sure it is safe and doesn't look like a turd.
 
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