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hh_12345
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Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by hh_12345 on Fri 21 Dec 2018, 8:42 pm

A custom cb 500 I came across today and really like.

https://thebikeshed.cc/mokka-cycles-cb500-france-express/

I always thought the cb is really difficult to convert to a custom bike because of the sloping frame and disproportionate tank and radiator covers - all not matching the usual look of those bikes.

There are a lot of well built bikes based on the cb 500, but none I thought was well designed.

This one does not use the original tank and exposes the frame - an original concept, albeit a bit bare looking.


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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 22 Dec 2018, 8:16 am

I can appreciate the massive amount of work which has gone into it but just don't like it.
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by ANDYC on Sat 22 Dec 2018, 8:28 am

I have to agree with you James.
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by Oafski on Sat 22 Dec 2018, 11:02 am

Sorry, just looks unfinished to me.
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by Beresford on Sat 22 Dec 2018, 5:20 pm

Slight changes to the shape of the seat and tank might improve it ?
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by skyrider on Sat 22 Dec 2018, 7:37 pm

it doesn't look a very comfortable bike to ride
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by skyerae on Sun 23 Dec 2018, 9:39 am

I, as well, prefer the original look. I can the masses of work that has gone into it, but just doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by motofan on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 1:18 pm

Nope
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 3:53 pm

From an aesthetic perspective I get it; however I don't think it's a bike I'd like to use (might get a bit wet and muddy).
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by skyerae on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 4:10 pm

You should try riding around our Scottish country roads, with our farmers dumping most of the mud from fields in the road and it raining most of the time, getting wet and muddy is what we do. I know it an offence to deposit mud on a public road but farmers either can't be bothered with this law or don't know that law or possibly can't even read.  I am a little peeved after cresting a hill and finding about half a mile of deep mud and trying not to lose control sliding through this.
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by motofan on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 4:24 pm

'Snot meant to be used! 'Smeant to be seen! "Ooh look how clever I am!" and that's my main criticism of stripped bikes like this, it's a fad and when it's over all those lovely old original bikes will have gone.  Crying or Very sad
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by motofan on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 4:26 pm

Re. the mud, I totally agree Skyerae, lots here in Normandie too!
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by hh_12345 on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 5:34 pm

Being impractical is normal for such a fine work of art. geek
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by wrighty on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 11:44 am

I like it......its got blue hoses!
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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by Mr Messy on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 2:38 pm

Custom/cafe racer/ scrambler/brat styles seems a very fashionable scene at the moment what with the Goblin Works guys(and gal), The Bike Shed and Attitude Cycles among others. Love seeing what they do, really interesting ideas but can't say I've ever really seen a CB5 transformed well in this way.

I often look at mine, totally standard and original, and think about swapping the big ugly indicators for something nicer. T'other day saw one with bar end mirrors that looked quite nice too....could even think about swapping for a chopped seat but overall the CB5 is a practical bike, not sure there's much merit in turning it into something far less than it was.


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Re: Mokka Cycles CB500

Post by burudis on Fri 04 Jan 2019, 10:57 pm

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