Thursday, March 10, 2011
PROJECT CX: and......go.
About 3 years ago now, I was wrapping up design school and in the midst of a motorcycle design class. The class was very much about visual brand language, and less about engineering.
It was a crash course in basic motorcycle mechanics, history, and design.
Since then I've been wanting to acquire a bike and treat it's build as a design project. Well a few weeks ago I purchased my first bike, a '78CX500
The Salary Cap: will be $1000.00 USD
All outsourced work, maintenance and aftermarket items included.
1978 CX500 Standard
Purchased for $700
Runs, but needs work in order to be ride-able.
To intertwine the traditional bike build thread with the traditional design process - through photos, customization, and concept sketches.
The End Goal
An honest, no frills, budget built city romper.
Thanks for looking, and your comments and criticism are welcome. I'm not going to pretend I really know what I'm doing mechanically. This will be a big learning process the whole way through, but I plan on doing all the work myself.