Check out this 1973 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer up for grabs now oneBay. The bike have a list of modifications longer than your arm and according to the builder has over $12,000 worth of time and parts invested in it.
“I started with a hanging race braced frame and swingarm. All parts on this bike are completely rebuilt for reducing weight and performing better. Tappered steering head bearings and aluminum top and lower triple trees! Alluminum headlight brackets. Race digital tach and speedo. Dual front disk brakes with 120 drilled holes. Black steel braided brake lines and new ebc pads. Rebuilt master cylinder works great and new stainless steel bleeders on the way! New headlight and Jet fighter toggle switch for low high beam. Vortec clip ons with black dogleg levers and triumph grips. Brand new front end -2 forks-seals-gaitors. Dyna electronic ignition and 3 0hm coils with 8.8 accel wires with race cut D8ES plugs (extra set). Oregon parts reg/rectifier and True Gel Battery under seat. Motor has 555cc big bore kit and all new seals throughout. Trans is perfect and super tight. Custom drilled exhaust baffle and smoothed and welded header (All one peice now!) Powder coated in super high temp. Will not fade!”
“Sounds exactly like the old Yoshimura exhaust. 18 tooth front sprocket with alluminum 32 tooth rear with gold 530 o-ring chain. Drilled clutch cover with NOS clutch actuator and all new motion pro lines with nos Domino race throttle. Carbs are completely rebuilt and have been performance jetted and synchronized. Ram Air filters. Best in the world! Custom alluminum rear sets and linkage. Relocated kick stand. New Shinko sticky tires tubes and rim strips on NEVER before mounted NOS Invader wheels 10 spoke rounds! New wheel bearings and drilled rear brake plate. Relocated rear brake stay bar and reworked rear brake rod! Custom hidden exhaust mount. New brass swingarm bearings. Hot Rod tail light real glass blue dot with license plate light! AWESOME Hot Rod paint scheme by me! Alluminum gas cap. Fully sealed gas tank using Caswell sealer! Best on the market.”
“This bike runs like a 750! Super quick response and is great at highway speed with the sprockets. Pulls all the way. Crisp response from down low too! I couldn’t be happier with this build and I know you will be when you ride it.”