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I'm looking to add power and lower my bike, and I'd like to make it sound like a Harley with Vance & Hines more than it sounds now... I'm wondering if you can put a turbo on the regular cx motor, or do you need the turbo case etc?



Does a 650 clutch grab better than the 500? How much modding does it take to swap them?



Is it better to bore the 500 out, or go 650 engine?



I can't weld right now, want to get one and learn when I get my tax return though... My main issue is the bike's height, I'm 5'6" and it isn't horrible, but I've ridden my friends Shadow, and like how it sits more, although I dust him, and I wanna be able to dust others too without spending thousands of dollars...
 

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[quote name='cdyoung1985' date='15 January 2011 - 07:00 PM' timestamp='1295110810' post='37200']

I'm looking to add power and lower my bike, and I'd like to make it sound like a Harley with Vance & Hines more than it sounds now... I'm wondering if you can put a turbo on the regular cx motor, or do you need the turbo case etc?



Does a 650 clutch grab better than the 500? How much modding does it take to swap them?



Is it better to bore the 500 out, or go 650 engine?



I can't weld right now, want to get one and learn when I get my tax return though... My main issue is the bike's height, I'm 5'6" and it isn't horrible, but I've ridden my friends Shadow, and like how it sits more, although I dust him, and I wanna be able to dust others too without spending thousands of dollars...

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the best thing is get a 650 with turbo,all the engine,it will cost you cheaper than to modify on the 500 cc a turbo because you will need a lot of patrs like pistons,valves,etc etc,etc etc.plus the new wiring and that because of the injection that need the turbo to work wright.As for the lower you can put a lower rear shocks compinated with new front forks,and i reccoment the gsxr 750 forks,these are like this

http://cx500forum.co...-streetfighter/

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What bike do you have? Its helps us help you if you put your bike year and model in your sig.



If its a CX you can pick up harley shocks cheap of ebay, and the work well.



Its not a Harley, and will NEVER sound like a harley.



Not a lot of people here modify these bikes for speed. Doward was doing a Turbo conversion, but I dont know how far he got.



The 650 clutch will help reduce your rpms because its gear higher.





Its not a race bike, and its not a Harley. Its a cheap reliable, and easy to work on bike.
 

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The 650 clutch grabs better but if you're looking for power I wouldn't do it. It's like if you have a car or truck and then add the next size up tire on them. Sure it can handle it but it will take more power to turn. Now putting smaller tires is what you want.



If you want power then the cx650 is the way to go. Same 650 engine as the gl but the final drive is geared down a hair and I believe a smaller tire.
 

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I'm just hoping for a better sound than stock... I put straight pipes on it, and it's a bit better, but would like to make a deeper tone if possible
 

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The cheapest and quickest way to go faster is to reduce the weight of the CX It's pretty heavy for a 500cc stock. The exhaust will save you 20# the center stand 6# the seat and rear fender and so on. I wouldn't have a Turbo they are a complicated bike. The lighter weight bike will stop better, handle easier, and stress the engine not at all. Better gas mileage too. I built a two into one exhaust and used a cut down carbon slip on muffler from a crashed sportbike, it's light weight and I love the sound. I would never ride without a front fender but some of the guys here have cut them down in size. The standard seat weighs a lot too.

Cheers, 50gary
 

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I found one on denniskirk.com for $265, I might just do that and the shocks with my tax return...
 

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How can you tell what front end you can use? I found the front end of an old Ninja 600, forks and triple tree and wonder if it'll work.....
 

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what's in it stock, do you know off hand? I can't remember and don't want to go in my living room and tear a carb off to check right now...
 

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Thanks for the help guys, I have an 80 and an 81, but right now the 80's for parts, unless I find what's wrong with the motor and it isn't too bad to fix, have it almost completely torn down, but having an issue getting the stator off of it and the connecting rods, but I think the socket's just stripped a bit... The rest of my tools are in the shed, and it's cold out, that's why my babies are safely resting in the living room for the season, yes, they are spoiled, a few months a year at least lol, the rest of the time if it aint icy they're going down the road
 

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[quote name='cdyoung1985' date='16 January 2011 - 03:16 AM' timestamp='1295140597' post='37273']

Thanks for the help guys, I have an 80 and an 81, but right now the 80's for parts, unless I find what's wrong with the motor and it isn't too bad to fix, have it almost completely torn down, but having an issue getting the stator off of it and the connecting rods, but I think the socket's just stripped a bit... The rest of my tools are in the shed, and it's cold out, that's why my babies are safely resting in the living room for the season, yes, they are spoiled, a few months a year at least lol, the rest of the time if it aint icy they're going down the road

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Hi.Here is another video of me with cx,se carefull of the mods and details of the bike but forgive my english just watch and if you want yoy can turn off the volume xaxaxa

cheers

http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/to...lish-i-was-anguish-with-that-i-need-practice/
 

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How can you tell what front end you can use? I found the front end of an old Ninja 600, forks and triple tree and wonder if it'll work.....
Use a F2, F3 or F4 front end. They bolt right on with no issues. May have to modify the fork stops. The wheel bearings must be changed to fit the larger axle so new spacers 3ea need to be made. The F4 is the best of the lot as it is fully adjusteble. You must have the front end in the full down position or the 19" wheel will hit the radiator. Bike handles well for what it is with the front end.
 

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I'm looking to add power and lower my bike, and I'd like to make it sound like a Harley with Vance & Hines more than it sounds now... I'm wondering if you can put a turbo on the regular cx motor, or do you need the turbo case etc?



Does a 650 clutch grab better than the 500? How much modding does it take to swap them?



Is it better to bore the 500 out, or go 650 engine?



I can't weld right now, want to get one and learn when I get my tax return though... My main issue is the bike's height, I'm 5'6" and it isn't horrible, but I've ridden my friends Shadow, and like how it sits more, although I dust him, and I wanna be able to dust others too without spending thousands of dollars...
To add more power you can use 38mm Mikuni flat slide carbs. A 2 into one is also good along with ported heads and a .040" copper head gasket. This gives decent power but the CX will never be a fast bike. BTW all of these mods take a ton of time and specialised tooling. I have done it on my cafe project and doing it on my steam punk bike. If you have a need for speed get a modern inline 4 sportbike.
 

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Use a F2, F3 or F4 front end. They bolt right on with no issues. May have to modify the fork stops. The wheel bearings must be changed to fit the larger axle so new spacers 3ea need to be made. The F4 is the best of the lot as it is fully adjusteble. You must have the front end in the full down position or the 19" wheel will hit the radiator. Bike handles well for what it is with the front end.
What's the f4? Is that off a cbr? Just wanna double check...
 
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