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  1. Selling and Buying Forum
    Thinking of selling my '81 CX500 'Cafe Project' bike. I bought it a little over 2 years ago with the intent of doing a custom/cafe build on it. However, house projects and covid 2020 put a huge dent in my plans and I feel I may never get around to starting the project, let along finishing it...
  2. Technical Help Forum
    Just bought an '81 GL500 off a guy for $900. It runs great but isn't driveable. Here is my list of things I need to do to make it road worthy. -Diagnose/repair Oil Leak -Install head light -Order/install new seat(s?) -Remove sunken/destroyed bolt -Install new head bolt -Order battery mount or...
  3. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I've got an '83 GL650I and have been toying with the idea of doing a cafe racer build. Mechanically, the bike has been bulletproof and is my "daily" driver. I keep seeing incredible builds from others and I think it's something that I'd like to try. One of my biggest concerns starting this build...
  4. Build Threads
    Hey guys, started this CX build just about a year ago & thought I would start posting my progress on here. I've always wanted to build a motorcycle & became obsessed with the CX after learning about its unique engine layout. The first CX (1980) was given to me by a buddy for helping him move...
  5. General Discussion
    can anyone point me in the right direction with a gas tank that fits the frame of a 81 cx500 custom i would greatly appreciate it also if anyone knows of someone that also repairs or customizes the original tanks that would be great as well
  6. General Discussion
    Hey guys So I just recently got a 1981 Cx500 and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can purchase a cafe styled seat that would fit perfectly on the current frame
  7. Selling and Buying Forum
    This 1978 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer is the result of a meticulous 18-month frame-off restoration. The frame was professionally modified to accommodate a cafe racer hoop and then was powder coated gloss black at R&R Powder-coating in Dallas, North Carolina. While the engine was off the frame...
  8. Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello, I am selling my Honda cx500c... fully custom by BBCR Engineering. Recently changed: New clutch, all fuilds. rebuild carbs. u can contact me : +17862416597
  9. Midwest CX500 Owners
    Hello, I am a new CX500 owner and new to the CX500FORUM. I am originally from the Alexandria, MN area but currently reside in Lisbon, ND. I look forward to discussions with other CX500 builders and hope to post progress pictures soon. Project Bike Thread -...
  10. Build Threads
    I will start by saying I am entirely new to the bike world, having never owned one myself. The idea behind starting a CX500 project bike only came to be recently after finding one for a reasonable price on Facebook marketplace. The bike was listed for $500 in Aberdeen, SD. and per the owner it...
  11. Build Threads
    Hi All I've finally managed to put off procrastinating, and got around to starting a build thread on my CX500 Eurosport conversion to a cafe racer. I actually started this project some time ago, but have not made much progress on it whilst I have had a lot of other projects on the go. Have now...
  12. Selling and Buying Forum
    Started this project a few months ago with the hope of having it done by the summer. Sadly time has gotten away from me and she needs a new owner to piece her together. I have a video log of everything I have done to the bike so far. I also have a complete CX500 owners manual and most...
  13. Midwest CX500 Owners
    For sale, 1981 Honda GL500 Cafe Racer color White - Perfect Winter project... I started doing this project but can not finish it. I have installed filter pods and re-jetted the carburetor, installed mufflers, repaired the fuel petcock valve, installed mirrors, turn signals... Has new odometer...
  14. Selling and Buying Forum
    For sale, 1981 Honda GL500 Cafe Racer color White - Perfect Winter project... I started doing this project but can not finish it. I have installed filter pods and re-jetted the carburetor, installed mufflers, repaired the fuel petcock valve, installed mirrors, turn signals... Has new odometer...
  15. 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...
  16. Selling and Buying Forum
    The seat pan is fiberglass, not plastic, and came with the bike when I bought it. I had the seat custom upholstered locally a few months ago. Selling because I decided to go with a different "brat-style" seat that will allow me to put my girlfriend on the back. Fiberglass needs some work as...
  17. Build Threads
    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...
  18. Build Threads
    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...
  19. Build Threads
    Hi Guys, I am fairly new to the forum and so far have found everyone incredibly helpful, so thanks for that. I thought that I would begin this build thread to document the progress of my project and perhaps help out people who try to do similar things in the future - plus advice is always...
  20. Build Threads
    I have an engine that came off a gl500. I have been doing some research and decided that i like the cx500 frame. The goal is to have a cafe racer that looks something like this: What do i need to be aware of when trying to but a gl500 engine on a cx500 frame? Where does this gas tank come...
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