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Offline iansoady

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Honda CX500 tank wanted
« on: November 05, 2022, 10:01:31 AM »
This is a long shot but I'm modifying an XBR500 to do away with the giant petrol tank and am looking for a CX500 tank in useable condition. In the UK. Thanks for looking!
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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2022, 10:18:12 AM »
Blimey, how big's the tank on the XBR then if you want a smaller one off a CX?
I always thought that the big bloated tank on the CX added to it's reputation as being a fat ugly b*stard.. ;)

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2022, 11:01:18 AM »
Immense....



I'm trying to get something more like:



or:

or


But retaining the original seat base.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2022, 11:06:47 AM by iansoady »
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
1986 Honda XBR500

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2022, 06:47:05 PM »
OK, I see your point there.
Aren't you going to lose the side panels and the rear section in the change though too?
That yellow tank really highlights that the tank badge and tank lower edge aren't parallel. I'd paint the lower 2" of the tank black if it were mine and try and disguise Soichiro's lack of aesthetic appreciation.

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2022, 07:13:43 AM »
I think something like a 1970s CB250 tank might fit better.

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2022, 08:44:23 AM »
Good luck trying to find a fifty year old Honda tank without a base like a collander..

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2022, 09:42:10 AM »
People have used the CB250 tank but it needs a lot of bashing around underneath and is also on the short side. I'm going to keep the side panels and original (but modified) seat. I'll fill the badge mountings and use a wing type decal plus probably gold lining. I expect problems but solving them is what winter's for....

I have found a candidate tank that looks in reasonably sound condition. There were a lot of CXs around.....
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
1986 Honda XBR500

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2022, 08:57:22 PM »
Good luck trying to find a fifty year old Honda tank without a base like a collander..
Sorry, forgot you are in Pomland (rustland?).

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Re: Honda CX500 tank wanted
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2022, 09:25:46 PM »
Tanks I've seen have rusted from the inside out so not really much to do with Pomland (Rustland) at all.