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  1. a Las Vegas father & son CX500 Cafe build

    Build Threads
    My CX500 build is finally complete. I didn't take near as many photos as I would have liked, but I'm going to post up what I have. Big thanks to Murray and everyone else in this forum that helped answer my questions along the way.
  2. 1978 CX500D project for sale

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Selling my 1978 CX500D Project to fund my BMW project. Clear title. Pick up in Indianapolis only (unless you want to pay me an extra 500 to deliver it within reasonable distance) 5-8 hours *Engine rebuild by BBCR engineering last month: -Full rebuild with a triple bypass performed. New Rick’s...
  3. Cx500 classic racer (65-70 Hp trying)

    Build Threads
    Hello, My name is Niels aka Nelson, i am major student with a specialication in Internal Combustion Engines and i accidentely bought a bike.... Had the intention to just build it up cheaply to a nice cheacky cafe racer buth the project went his own way... I bought a 1978 cx500 with 33000...
  4. Starting A CX500

    General Discussion
    Hey Im new to the forum. I just bought a 79 CX500. I go to college and winter break is coming up wile i have the time I want to get it clean and running, and hopefully do a few things to make it look a little closer to the cafe racer/ bratt style look. Any one have any suggestions on mods that...
  5. Cafe racer style seat

    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...
  6. 82 CX500 brat cafe build

    Build Threads
    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...
  7. '79 CX500 the Scrambled Brat

    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...
  8. New Member Cincinnati Ohio

    Midwest CX500 Owners
    Purchased a 1980 CX 500 custom project bike. Some real shade tree mechanic work was done on this bike including a new stator installed backwards. Bike is now running with a new mechanical water pump seal. that was a bit of a bitch to jam into the hole!! My goal is to make a clean low cost cafe...
  9. Ultima Wiring Harness - Wiring Questions

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi all, Apologies in advance if you're all bored of seeing "Ultima Harness" by now, I did a search of the forum and couldn't really find the answers I was looking for :( I am nearing the end of my CX500 build, and it will soon be time to wire her up again. However, my original loom is...
  10. Arthur's Build

    Build Threads
    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...
  11. Kiwi CX500 cafe build

    Build Threads
    Still quite new here, but I thought I would share my cx cafe build here in little old New Zealand. I wanted a simple build that didn't break the bank and was comfortable and practical ride whilst still looking good. I started with a 1982 CX500 Shadow in reasonably good condition. I touched up...
  12. Cafe Vinyl Headlight X

    Selling and Buying Forum
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  13. New Bike new member 81 cx500 Deluxe

    General Discussion
    I have been hankering after a traverse twin for a wile and tonight I finally got one. For $400 I got a 81 CX500 Deluxe with 38k, a full fairing, and saddle bags. The bike had been sitting for 2 years, heck the registration is good till next month:icon_thumbright:, and it has a dead battery with...
  14. 1982 Gl500 cafe racer build

    Build Threads
    Hey everyone i just purchased an '82 Gl500 and i've got a lot of questions concerning the placement of electrical components on the bike and what i can remove and what not to take off. It did have the large fairing on the front with the radio and heaters so it must be more complicated. Thanks...
  15. Honda GCXR cafe racer build

    Build Threads
    Hi everyone. So i have started my longish journey of converting my Honda CX500 into a cafe racer using some of the CRK kit with bits of my own flare. Basically got the bike off my other half's dad and thought it would be a great chance to make something unique to me. I have started a series of...
  16. 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...
  17. Barn fresh corrosion CX500 to Cafe' buffed

    General Discussion
    Hey Guys, So I decided I'll do something Iv never done and post the progress of my project as it goes along. I bought this 1979 CX500 (Deluxe?) off of craigslist for $400 two weeks ago sitting in a barn. It was sitting since it was parked in 2006ish the owner said, "ran when parked". Motor...
  18. CX500 Air Box Removal?

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    hello, im new here and ive been searching around a little bit and cannot seem to find anything about removing the airbox itself. i am interested in installing pod filters and i just wanted to see if anybody would be able to help me with removing the airbox; what exactly is the easiest way of...
  19. CX500C Cafe Seat...Need Help!

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hello everyone. im in the midst of building a 1981 CX500 Custom cafe racer and im stopped dead in my tracks trying to figure out what to do with my seat. i really like slim/minimalist seats (1 seaters) but im having trouble building a good seat pan as i do not have access to welding equipment. i...
  20. Converting air box to filter pods

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I'm looking for some advice for a novice motorcycle enthusiast. I inherited a 1981 Honda CX500c from my father in approx 2007. I would really like to turn the bike into a Cafe Racer. My next step is to get rid of the air box and replace it with some conical air filter pods. How difficult would...