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  1. Meet Harper

    Build Threads
    First post. Second bike. Okay so I sold my first project called Silvia the other day. She is a CB400N from 1981. Took 7 months, spent quite a lot of money but learned a great deal. I didn't plan on starting on a new project right away but I couldn't help myself when I saw this CX500C - 1981...
  2. 82 CX500 brat cafe build

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    Hello All, Last year I purchased a 82 CX500 after selling my CBR to pay some bills. with the remainder of the cash I purchased the CX and have since commenced customizing it. I will warn that I have no experience with most of this but I am creative and have a decent electrical background. My...
  3. CX500 Cafe Racer build from New Zealand

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    Hi all, Long time reader. I've finished up my CX500 build. It wont appeal to everyone, but I love it, and to me that's what matters. It's taken me over 18 months to build as I have done everything myself. From designing and building the frame, to making a new wiring loom, painting, the lot...
  4. '79 CX500 the Scrambled Brat

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    I have just taken possession of my first 1979 Honda cx500. She is a bit rough, but with the proper attention I believe she will turn into the gem I see. My overall plan is to modify the bike minimally. I want to avoid cutting the frame and essentially turn this bike into an amalgamation of the...
  5. Introducing My Bike and I

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey, all. I've been lurking around this forum since last July after I bought my first bike (and first CX500), but I haven't formally introduced myself beyond asking questions and buying odds and ends from other members. This is the 1980 CX500C as I bought it with the rest of the bike filling...
  6. New Zealand 1978 CX500 - Cafe/brat build

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    Hi all, Great forum, its been a huge help. I'm about a year through my build now and currently modifying the frame. The end is near and I'm hopeful to have it ride-able in the next few months. My intention is to document the full build on my blog, so check back soon as I'm updating it regularly...
  7. Started to strip the CX down a bit and size things up.

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Tremendously lighter with that exhaust off. I've got some LEDs and a chunkier tire for the back. Just a speedo and temp gauge up top, under a small fairing. Small fenders, most of the electrical hidden.
  8. Arthur's Build

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    Hi all, My name is Arthur. I've been a forum troll for about two years now and finally decided to post my project's progress in hopes that people might enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed looking at everyone else's. I'm not very experienced with posting on forums and I won't have enough time to...
  9. DIY diamond pattern seat

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    After lurking on here for a while I finally have a reason to start a new thread. I decided to make a flat / brat / tracker style seat for my CX500. I could have just bought one from ebay I suppose but I like the challenge of trying something new so thought I'd give making one from scratch a...
  10. MechEngr67's 1979 CX500 Build

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    Hi Everyone! I am using this thread to document my build, there are a lots of build threads on this site I know but I would like to add my own for my self and anyone interested in me figuring things out as I go. I am a recent college graduate and got my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. I...
  11. Newbie: Where to start...need help.

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi guys, I'm a new member directly from Mascouche, QC and a new owner of a brand new CX500C 1979 with 26900km... I just bough it and its in great condition. The guys before me took really care of it, painted it red with Shadow stickers and there's nothing to do on it beside maybe a...
  12. Wanted: Brat Style Seat for 1979 CX500 Deluxe

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello, I'm looking for a brat style seat for my 79 CX500 Deluxe. The only person I've been able to find that makes them is located in Vietnam. If anyone knows where to purchase one or have one made that's in the U.S., please let me know. If anyone has one that's already made and wants to sell...
  13. A London Cafe Racer Build - 1981 CX500B - rejuvenating the mystery non runner

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    Ok first thing, while I live and study in London, my parent's have the pleasure of hosting this dirty old thing in their garage in guildford, which is 20 miles south but still pretty close, and will proudly parade the streets of London when completed! I took a real gamble buying her - an ebay...
  14. Feeler: Modified 79 Custom Frame -- Perfect for Brat/Cafe build.

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hey, I'm potentially selling a modified 79 CX500 Custom frame that has had a seat loop professionally welded on. It also includes a seat pan. There's been some light body work done to the frame, including the welds being ground down to smooth and I've removed the passenger peg brackets. I'm...
  15. '81 CX500 - My first bike and project! Brat style inspiration

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey guys, Here's my first ever motorbike, she's needs some TLC but after 48 hours of having her I've made a start.. I had to replace the throttle cable first, then off came the airbox (pods ordered), bought a sealed battery and moved it up for now, along with the R+R box. I need to get a...
  16. original or custom?

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    i just purchased my first bike, well second but first running bike. its an 81 cx500 custom and it's perfect. no joking it has 712 original miles and in near flawless condition. bike runs perfect and starts almost instantly. however i'm stuck. since i was 15 i've wanted a Honda done up Brat...
  17. 1982 cx500 project

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    Hey guys I am back, originally I wanted to work on this bike with my friend but he was over because it was his but he never got around to it and after some time he ended up giving me the bike. So what I have here is a 1982 cx500 custom that I would like to turn into a cafe/brat. I've already...
  18. Wanting to change handlebars, but need some advice

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm a new member, though I've visited this site many times. I bought a 1980 deluxe set up as a cruiser in the fall as something to work on over the winter while work is slow and I hope to have it complete by the spring. I'm hoping to turn it into a bit of a brat. I have had a few...