Who says you can't polish a turd ?

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Who says you can't polish a turd ?

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:58 pm

Someone has had a good go !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CX500-C ... 680wt_1160" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Who says you can't polish a turd ?

Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:46 pm

That is a very gallant effort, I wonder what the attitude would be for the CX if had Guzzi origins.

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Re: Who says you can't polish a turd ?

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:12 pm

If it were a Guzzi ;
I'd still hate the lagging on the downpipes, the big hole through the middle, the way the seat (doesn't) sit, the sidemount number plate, the little clocks and their mountings.
The CX bits just add extra layers of Turdness.

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Re: Who says you can't polish a turd ?

Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:34 pm

Analysed to a tee,Gus. I am still warmed at the result though, best CX I've seen of late.

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Unread post by Paul in NZ » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:57 pm

Its unfortunate that the poor old CX never really manages to make a really convincing cafe racer although these kits nearly hit the mark

http://www.caferacerkits.co.uk/CX_500_Images.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The frame and tank are always 'wrong' and the bike always looks like a hunchbacked dwarf that ran full speed into a stone wall.

Then there is the wheels..... gawd.....

This guy does a decent job on a Virago though

http://docschops.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Who says you can't polish a turd ?

Unread post by paulcali3 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:12 am

You certainly can't polish a turd...but you can roll one in glitter...

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