1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
What donor is that front end from? That's the first time I've seen a rim-mounted disc.
Here's all the info you need on the 650 primary swap. http://http://cx500forum.com/forum/custom-how/4625-cx500-gl650-clutch-swap-question.htmlWhat machining needs to be done for the 650 clutch pack to fit in the 500 motor? I thought it was a simple swap? I know fitting the 650 5th gear needs machining of the case, but I didn't know the clutch swap needed machining too.
Two reasons why I have it setup the way I do. 1. I am aware that the turbo will spool and run just fine not being symmetrical but I want them to be for esthetic as it's not only a performer but a show bike as well. 2. The setup is a draw thru (carb is before the turbo) so you need the intake runner length to be as short as possible to prevent the fuel mixture from freezing. The oil is fed from the oil pressure switch and is drained back into the oil dipstick. Gravity fed return so no need for a oil return pump. Nice bike Charles I love the build!Why not shorten those headers pretty severely? You don't need even length headers to drive a turbo... and honestly uneven header lengths don't hurt my 650 at all. I used a piece of 180 degree mandrel-bent tubing for my right header, and then tucked the left one as close under the radiator as I could, to make my high pipes.
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That's what I thought, no machining necessary. Just parts from a 650.Here's all the info you need on the 650 primary swap. http://http://cx500forum.com/forum/custom-how/4625-cx500-gl650-clutch-swap-question.html