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  1. a few questions from a novice getting back into riding

    General Discussion
    Hi everyone! Hopefully I'll be buying a '81 CX500 Custom and will find myself a member of the community here. I used to ride dirt bikes when I was younger (20yrs) and am looking at getting my first road bike. There's a CX500 Custom that I looked at tonight that I really like but the front brake...
  2. Purchasing first bike

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello everyone I am very new to these forums and I hope I am posting in the right section. I am about to purchase a 1979 Honda Cx500 Custom from one of my very close friend's family friend. It will be my first ever bike as well. The bike runs mechanically fine as the guy's son used to ride it...
  3. Removing front fairing. 1981 Cx500c

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I am looking to remove this nasty fairing, frankly its not my style. I am unsure of the parts I will need to get and where I can remount the blinkers. This is my first bike and I am learning all sorts of stuff about the engine and throttle in the three days since I picked it up. Let me know if...
  4. My First Build: An Exercise In Patience and

    Build Threads
    My First Build: An Exercise In Patience and Arachnology Hey guys, So I picked up my '79 CX500 about a month ago. It's spent the better part of the last five years in and out of storage, being stolen, left outside in the rain etc. I finally had a chance to go pick it up, so now I've begun the...
  5. First motorcycle: CX500 Before and After

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    3 weeks ago I bought this CX500 in Brooklyn for only 650, 11,000 miles and ran great. Biggest issue? The guy before me painted the whole bike in matte black VHT hi-heat paint. Like the WHOLE thing from the handlebar grips down. I've been working on making it into a sleek little cafe racer. So...