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Old 12-05-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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Show me your CX500 Honda

I had an '82 CX500C for my first bike. It looked like the love-child of a Moto Guzzi and a sump pump, but it was a great bike.

Show me yours if you have one!
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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My Two

Here are mine





an 82 CX500 Custom and a 79 CX500 Custom
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
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Mine was the exactly like the maroon one, although yours is in MUCH better shape! I wish I had kept it. If I ever find another and it's cheap, I'm getting it.

I bought it as a $500 dollar, semi-basket case in 1996 and fixed it up over the winter. I had some good times with it for the next five years before moving on to something else. I've always missed it.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:35 AM   #4
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Not mine, but really nice looking.

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:02 AM   #5
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Never owned one, but I worked on a couple and got to ride them. The motor is very pleasant. I'd love to find a non-C model some day. The bike in the photo above from Germany looks great. Comstar Cafe!
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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Man If I had the room and the money I'd have a nice CX500 Turbo right now. There's one with 36,000km's on it for sale in Espanola for $900 and it looks to be in pretty good condition. I love the styling of these bikes and the way they positioned the engine.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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Found here :
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:00 PM   #8
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Looks very Guzzi-esque.

I like these bikes. I almost bought one, in 79; bought a leftover 78 GS750EC instead and never regretted it. But they're nice bikes.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #9
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Ive got a sweet TX750 Yamaha Id trade for a running CX500.
Ive always wanted a CX but could never face the social ridicule,Im older now and can handle that sort of thing better.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #10
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Here's mine a year ago, at the Grand Canyon. Since this pic I've replaced the headlight bucket, removed the guages, swapped the bars for a set of old triumph bars & stripped the tank. (I've also had to replace the radiator and fan) I'll try to get a current pic up later.

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Old 12-06-2009, 03:21 AM   #11
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Yep. A reliable comfortable long distance bike



They had a serious brush with the ugly stick though.


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Old 12-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #12
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I bought an 82 a couple of months ago. I have it apart right now, doing cam chain, water pump, and a general clean up. I think it is a neat old bike, unusual design. But it does kinda look like a self propelled air compressor. I will have to post some photos when I get it done.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:29 AM   #13
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #14
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Puke

Thats why they're called Plastic Maggots in the UK

They made good courier bikes, but didn't score many points on style or excitement.

Back in the early 80's I was out for a blast on my Z900 with my gf on the back, and came to a series of tight bends & a big round-a-bout, and one of them heaps went tearing past on the outside I was cranked right over, scraping me pegs and wallowing around trying to hold the line ....... how embarrasing!!!
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blaine.hale
not mine: ....snip.....





Found here :
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That is the best treatment I've seen so far on one of these bikes. To me all the details just look right. Tire size, tank/seat profile, handle bar setup. I agree with the comment that it does look a little Guzzi-esque in that the styling is very well blended and balanced. Like most of the best Italian styling.
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