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Andres Sáenz Pombo from Bogotá, Colombia owns a bike modification shop called Lolana Motos and has cranked out this CX custom build:
Andres has only been in the bike building business for four and a half years, growing from having just one helper to six people on his team. He's worked on about a half-dozen CXs in that time - they were a police bike in the 1980s in Colombia so there are a few available to riders there.
Starting at the front, we can see that the front fender has been shortened, fork gaiters fitted and the headlight and indicator setup replaced by an aftermarket fairing and new lights. The front fairing piece looks like a Viper unit (found on eBay US, eBay AU, eBay UK etc.) but it's actually been templated on the front fairing from a BMW R60/7. Lower bars, new grips and bar end mirrors (eBay US) also grace the front.
Moving further back, the rocker covers have been painted black and pod filters (eBay) have replaced the stock airbox. The exhaust is still 2-2 but the silencers have been replaced by chrome hot-dog units. The final drive has been re-done in black and both wheels are now off-white.
The brown leather seat has been designed for 2-up riding and was the only thing not done in-house.
Looks good, no? Two years after building the above bike it was back in the shop for some further work;
You will notice a few differences! The rear seat pan is totally different, a rear fender has been added, the front fairing and indicators changed, the carbs are now Murray's Mikuni kit and new silencers are on the exhausts. The battery is now hiding out in the rear cafe hump. The bike was being used as a daily ride and the addition of the rear fender made a difference when it came to riding in the rain. Sharp eyes will notice that the front fairing looks slightly different; the owner had a small crash and damaged the fairing, which required a little trimming and repainting to fix.
Oh, and if you're curious as to where this bike began life here's the "before" photo:
Wondering where the name is from? It's a character in a Dostoyevsky novel (The Gambler, perhaps?) which the owner is a fan of.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out the rest of the Honda CX500 Build List.
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