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  1. GL500 rear seat removal trouble. Broken spring or something?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey, Y'all. I have a 1981 GL500. I've been able to remove the rear seat in the past without any trouble. Recently I tried the usual method, but one of the helmet lock handles seemed to travel much further forward than usual, almost like a spring had broken. Also, no audible "ping" sound like in...
  2. Is a 24" Seat Long enough for two people

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I'm seeing many seat options that I like on Ebay that are 24" long - I want to be able to occasionally give my girlfriend a ride on my bike too though. Has anyone here gotten one of those seats and still been able to comfortably give their s.o. a ride on their bike? The stock seat is about 29"...
  3. CX500C seat on a CX500 frame

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hello CX- brothers and sisters Im getting an old beat up CX500 from 78 back on the road and need a new seat. The bikes back-end and side covers are misising so im going for RAT-bike look without the plastick rear light assemply. There are a lot of CX500C seats out there that would fit...
  4. 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...
  5. 82 GL500 Seat

    Technical Help Forum
    I took my seat off quite a while back and can't figure out how to put it back on. Do i need the tail light bracket (which i took off...still have, but have to go get it if i need it)? Could someone send a pic of their seat assembly?
  6. 1978 Honda CX500 - Cafe/Scrambler Seat

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hello CX500 community, I am very new in this forum. I purchased a CX500 from a neighbor who rather than selling it to someone who does not appreciate vintage machines decided to sell me his baby. Unfortunately, it was not much of a baby. There was a good chunk of missing parts and a few...
  7. looking for good after market seat

    Where Can I Find...
    so i recently bought a 79 cx500 custom and the back of the frame is chopped about an inch or two after the shock mounts.i bought the bike like this so i don't have a seat pan. but i was looking at some of the seats on seats direct and i was wondering how they fit and the overall quality. and...
  8. USA source for Motorcycle seats

    Off-Topic Posts
    Hey I just came across this site Cycle Refinery - Motorcycle Parts Accessories Repair and Restoration in addition to other various parts they have some relatively inexpensive seats (~$110) I haven't bought a seat from them so I can't speak to the quality but I thought it may be interesting to...
  9. Cafe Racer Seat Recommendations/Resources?

    Where Can I Find...
    Hi guys, Purchased a 1980 CX500 Custom recently as my first bike and have decided to start a cafe racer build project with my GF's Father. We have done some brainstorming and decided the first steps are to swap out the stock seat in favor of a more lower profile; cafe racer style seat. After...
  10. cx vs cx euro seat comfort

    General Discussion
    Hi, I want to get a CX, it seems to tick all the boxes of what I want from a bike. It looks like the E or Eurosports model is a much better bike but the seat looks a bit narrow and I can't imagine that it is comfortable for touring. The older standard CX500 seat on the other hand looks perfect...
  11. DIY diamond pattern seat

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    After lurking on here for a while I finally have a reason to start a new thread. I decided to make a flat / brat / tracker style seat for my CX500. I could have just bought one from ebay I suppose but I like the challenge of trying something new so thought I'd give making one from scratch a...
  12. Texavina Seat

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    Hi guys, Just wondering how many of you out there have installed a 'Texavina' seat on your bikes? I have bought one and it looks great. Now I just have to mount the thing and that involves some hacking and welding. If any one has attempted it, do you have any tips/build thread? Regards, Lee
  13. CX 500 seat - new look of your Honda

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    If you want to refresh the look of your CX - change the seat. You can order any color, shades of fabric and thread to match the colors of your Honda. Seat cover can be made of synthetic, natural leather or from a different material eg. alcantara. It is possible to add extra text or designs...
  14. DIY Seat Upholstery for Modified Stock Seat

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I have been wanting to change up my seat on my 79 Deluxe without having to modify the frame. I also wanted to keep the rider seat for my girlfriend but still shape the seat to give it a slightly less aggressive look. Decided to do the shaping and custom upholster the seat from home. I went...
  15. Seat/ Trunk Latch does not open anymore? GL500

    Technical Help Forum
    Swapped out the trunk back to the second seat on my GL500 went to switch back and the right side helmet lock arm flings all the way up when unlocked. There is no tension to the arm to release the lock. Not sure how to fix the issue or get at it. Any advice?
  16. WTB: Passenger Backrest for a 81 GL500

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Looking to add a passenger backrest to my GL500. Please post a picture. I live on the border of IL and WI, but not opposed to shipping depending on rates.
  17. How can you secure seat of CX650 Eurosport ?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi! My CX650 Eurosport has a broken tab at the fuel tank and now, I can't secure the front part of the seat properly. Is there any way to secure or do I have to have it welded? I was wondering how you guys are dealing with it. Thank you.
  18. Wanted: Brat Style Seat for 1979 CX500 Deluxe

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello, I'm looking for a brat style seat for my 79 CX500 Deluxe. The only person I've been able to find that makes them is located in Vietnam. If anyone knows where to purchase one or have one made that's in the U.S., please let me know. If anyone has one that's already made and wants to sell...
  19. CX & CX Eurosport Parts FOR SALE. North West UK

    Selling and Buying Forum
    OFFERS EXCEPTED ON ALL PARTS, Need to clear out. You pay any postage and choose type of postage :icon_thumbright: <-- Honda VT125 Rear Seat maybe for custom seat on project? <-- Honda VT125 Front Mudguard (1 bolt sheared off, 4 bolt to attach) again maybe for a custom project
  20. Opinions needed - sourcing a seat - please help!

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hello everyone, thanks in advance for the help! My 1980 CX500 Deluxe's original seat cover has finally split open so its time to get a new seat. I'm thinking this is a perfect opportunity to get a whole new seat instead of just getting a cover because I think the original fat seat is kinda...
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