Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas (Vegas, baby!) NV U.S.A.
I wouldn't sweat the 3 gallon tank, like the 600 Shadow it ought to get decent enough fuel economy to make that go a ways (more so with less displacement). However the 10.7:1 compression ratio hints at mandating higher octane fuel...any CB500 owners here that can comment on that end?
408 pounds wet is a decent weight for a cruiser. I would prefer some color options beyond just the tank, along with some chrome options to boot. Or at the very least, anodized OTHER color options.
The engine can stay blacked out though, it is U-G-L-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y no wonder it gets covered with fairing on the CB siblings.
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.