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Well I am glad to say that my lovely cx500c is done! (all except for the crash bars and marshalls fan controller). Thanks to Larry I now idle at 1000RPM and no longer need to keep the choke pulled to keep her alive. It is cold enough to run with out a fan so I am not worried about not having the fan controller yet. All that is left are the minor things like shining which I have never been good at. (except for my boots) Oh and I think I am going to re paint my gas tank next year when I can afford to. Going for the stock look since I like that.



I'll try to get pictures later. I need to take a nap. I have been up since 2 am and went to bed at 10.
 

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Odd that you should make this post Zeg, you are one of the two chosen to get one of the first fan controllers for free in return for your feedback.



The unexpected madhouse at work lately, a new girlfriend and the remnants of getting all the Doctors that have been involved in my treatments satisfied have been taking a toll on my free time thus I still haven't compiled the final BOM nor run the board design through the autorouter so I can get them etched. Since there will be no attempt to patent this one device (unlike a few other things I've got going) it will be released freely to the world all the way down to the Gerber files involved to etch the PC boards as well as exact scale images for those that prefer to roll their own.



If I'm correct, in my estimates from experience I expect to sell ~500 of them within the first 6 month period after they're released (they work for a lot of other things too) thus I'll have to get a few experienced associates involved to help with the assembly. I love to solder but I've got a life as well so, in essence, if I can average arouund $10 profit per fully assembled unit (after Uncle Sam gets his cut) I'm not going to complain.



If you know and breathe the device you could produce one in an hour, for the average hobbyist familiar with building kits that would be more like 2 - 3 hours or even a day, depends on how much you savor doing this sort of thing.
 

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Zegwin, that thing looks awesome! Oh, wait a minute, no pics




Sounds like you deserve a nice long nap before we start ribbing you about pics.
 

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...a new girlfriend...




Say no more! take your time! Good thing you have your priorities strait!



And thank you! I'll try to give as much feedback as I can. Pictures to come shortly. I just need to find the camera.



Pictures: ( I will take more tomorrow when the light is better and I can bring her out of the garage.)



Right Side



Front



PS I have not put the grips yet. I pulled off the end caps to glue them on and am waiting for that to dry. Reviews say they have a tendency to fall off.
 

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WTG! I know the feeling of getting what you want done on a bike, and back on the road.....





great, isn't it?

 

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Guess I can call her a girlfriend, three months of talking, two dates and if you didn't notice I wasn't on here Saturday night. Darn woman went off to some sort of function the next morning and didn't leave me the password to her laptop, ended up having to wake up with an old, very slow Mac but I figured it out.



I'm looking forward to the spring, what I'm not looking forward to is all the people that I'd let take the bike for a spin at work prior to the restoration. I have not even heard it run on the exact stock repro pipes I sent to England for and a good crossover box I got off eBay. The box is indeed virtually exact to all CX but the Custom has different heat shields. Lynn, who has it at the moment in his shop'o'bikes, says it's unlike anything he's ever heard. He's got some Harley pipes on his DX and they do indeed sound sweet and look like they belong there. Only bike out of his stable he's started for me but I think he secretly knows I'd like to take the BMW down the street and back.



I have serious doubts that I'll ever get this woman to ride as a passenger on the bike because I think I've scared her a bit the way I drive my GTP with the factory Corvette rear suspension. I live exactly 4/10 mile from the "Lake Hefner Speedway" as we call it and 10 of the 12.5 miles it takes to get me to work is usually around 80 mph barring the occasional soccer mom in the far left trying to tell her kids how to put a DVD in while "primping" at the same time. I'll take that road two up but if alone I'll be way to the right or on the back streets.
 

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If I'm correct, in my estimates from experience I expect to sell ~500 of them within the first 6 month period after they're released (they work for a lot of other things too) thus I'll have to get a few experienced associates involved to help with the assembly. I love to solder but I've got a life as well so, in essence, if I can average arouund $10 profit per fully assembled unit (after Uncle Sam gets his cut) I'm not going to complain.



If you know and breathe the device you could produce one in an hour, for the average hobbyist familiar with building kits that would be more like 2 - 3 hours or even a day, depends on how much you savor doing this sort of thing.


I tried to send you a PM, but the system said you can't "read" them.

not sure what is up with that.



So here it is:

"So, I noticed in Zegwin's thread you maybe looking for assemblers.



I have a few years soldering experience and a Good SED safe soldering station.

Don't know if you want to ship, assemble, and ship, but if so I might be interested in helping out."
 

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Guess I can call her a girlfriend, three months of talking, two dates and if you didn't notice I wasn't on here Saturday night. ended up having to wake up with an old, very slow Mac but I figured it out.


Hmmm....sure hope you were refering to a Computer.




J/K
 

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Darned, and I thought the fan was to blow warm air over my legs
Still Warm here...



+1 on sheps advice.
 

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WTG! I know the feeling of getting what you want done on a bike, and back on the road.....





great, isn't it?

Oh yes it is great! Went for a quick spin today and it feels great! I'm going to try to rid as much as the weather allows me.





I'd raise the idle speed to 1100/1200 rpm.The dear old oil pumps need all the help they can get
When I went for my spin I checked the RPM and it is around the 1100-1200 so were good! But thanks for the tip. I also discovered that my tach cable was melted because i routed it wrong and it was against the muffler headers. Fixed that with a bit of electrical tape. Guess I should be expecting to get a new tach cable soon since this one may go out sooner vs later.



Way to go Zegwin! Enjoy your new freedom!
Like I said earlier. Oh I will! It was great to get out today.



Honestly I could have never done it without the support of this community. From parts to help with trouble shooting. This community really helped me get her on the road again! So Thank You!
 
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