Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1978 CX500D by Doc's Chops!

What we have here is something special, the bike is a 1978 cx500d. 500cc watercooled v twin well ahead of it's time for 1978, shaft drive, electronic ignition, they were much more popular in Europe, used as police bikes, postal delivery bikes. Legend has it,there is a proud owner of one of these with 278,000 miles on it! The person responsible for 'putting Humpty back together again' is Greg Hageman. Greg's been working on bikes for over 30 years, the last 11 spent at a HD dealership, He's a Master of Technology level 5 mechanic, I say MECHANIC because he works on everything, before the harley dealership he worked at an idependent Euro car shop. Greg is an Iowa farmboy and has a barn full of 25 or so classic bikes waiting for restoration for cafe building. He says he also digs scrambler type bikes and plan on some classic "scrambler" style builds. to see some of Greg's past build chek'em out here: http://community.webshots.com/user/softaildoc

*Images photographed with a Nikon D3 and nikkor 70-200VR lens. All lighting is via the Nikon CLS System , shooting with a combination of one SB900,two SB800's and four SB600's.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful bike! any idea where i could get such a seatpost? thanks, Patrick