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  1. First start in 30 years! Is my 1978 CX500 too noisy?

    Technical Help Forum
    UPDATE: Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated! (until I start fixing the next bit and need a littel more help!) Hi guys, I'm new to the CX500 life and just got this barn find running for the first time in 30 years. I'm no stranger to working on bikes...I've got two KTMs [awaits jokes]...
  2. 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...
  3. Newbee hoping to transform a basket case

    General Discussion
    Hi, I'm posting from good ol Eire and have just acquired a very ratty 1980 CX500a (non runner, with a previous blown head gasket) and am hoping to strip and restore into a cafe racer style a la all the lovely examples on the net. As this will be my first complete restoration I'm hoping the...
  4. 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...