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  1. What do I need on the bars?

    Technical Help Forum
    I've got a Honda CX500D with Cafe bars that are 7/8th inch. I bought the bike with the top half of a kill switch, but nothing else on the bars. What do I need to make it functional? My plan is just to make it basic and cheap before I do anything fancy so just cheap parts are kinda my goal. Any...
  2. CX500 Clip Ons From China?

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi Guys, I have been looking around for some black 33mm clip on handlebars for my CX500 project (UK based). I have found a couple of examples on eBay from China, however I have heard a few people say never buy products from there - (although I am fairly certain the UK ebayers source their...
  3. Shorter Cables

    Technical Help Forum
    I put Bikemaster Daytona bars on my 1982 CX500 Custom because I didn't like the buckhorn handlebars. These bars are a good deal shorter and lower than the stock bars, and all of my cables and hoses are a bit too long now, especially the clutch. I'm wondering if I should just buy the Motion Pro...
  4. handlebars like original buckhorns, but less "pull back"

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    I have a 1982 CX500C (Custom) that needs new handlebars. The salvage dealer I bought it from dropped it on its right side and bent the handlebars, etc. I think I'd like something about the same height as the original (which is about 8 in. rise) or a little lower (4-6 in) but with less "pull...
  5. Hand control upgrade!

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    Hello everyone, Thanks to my "lovely" neighbour and their excellent parking skills, my hand controls, mirrors, signals are busted. It's time for an upgrade, and I could use some inspiration and help from you guys. I do have a smaller budget, but all the levers are broken, throttle is broken...
  6. To promote butthurt or not? THAT is the question...

    Garage Wall
    So, I recently picked up this 1979 CX500. I loathe the plastic front housing. The handlebars have too much of a pullback (With my long arms, I feel like I am parasailing at speed..) The paint looks nicer than it is. The master cylinder dripped on the paint on the non-photographed side. Runs...
  7. need handle bars for gl650

    General Discussion
    I own a gl650 silverwing and do not like the handle bars. Really want something more like European touring bars. I thought the CX500 bars might fit this want. However, I'm not sure where to get replacement bars and what to look for. Can someone help?
  8. First Custom cx500, Handle bar Help!

    Custom How To
    Hey guys, I'm new to making Bobbers, and I really want to "Bob out" my cx500 so was wondering how tall I could have the bars without changing the wires, and if I'm going to need to change them how should I go about doing that. Such as soldering wires or buying new wires, break lines and cables...
  9. 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...
  10. Cafe style handlebars, now throttle cables are too long....

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello folks, I switched out my handle bars for a set of Omar's adjustable cafe bars which are the badassest bars on the planet. So I dry fit the bars and attached all the controls for an operational check. Brake and clutch cables were easily enough, rerouted and feel like they will work...
  11. Issues with a handlebar swap on my 81 Gl500

    Custom How To
    Hi, I just swapped the stock huge bars on my GL500 for super bike bars. Only issues I'm having are that the clutch lever got a lot stiffer and the friction zone moved way far out from the handlebars. Also, my throttle won't return to off(don't know if that's the right term). Lastly, the turn...
  12. CX500 Standard Handlebars

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    Hey guys, I'm picking up a new bike to work on as my first project bike on the weekend and I've just been looking in to parts for it before to get a bit of an idea of pricing etc. I was just wondering what size diameter the handlebars are on the CX500 standard? Are they 7/8"? I was hoping...
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