There was no Deluxe (or Custom) in the 1978 model year.
The original CX500 ("Standard") was available in North America in 1978 and the first part of 1979. Honda pulled it from the market mid-year.
Like the new Custom and Deluxe, the '79 Standard got a rectangular MC reservoir and larger, flat faced turn signals. Unlike the new models, it retained the pressed steel spoked Comstar wheels, but without the black plastic rivet covers. It also traded gold colored trim highlights for the 1978's silver. The Deluxe seat has a more prominent step than that of the Standard.
Except for a slight difference in rake (to balance the 16" rear wheel), the Deluxe frame is identical to the standard CX500. Like the Custom, it has aluminum spoked Reverse Comstar wheels and a traditional head light, in lieu of the original CX500 " maggot mask."
Hello everyone, I've been lurking here for a few months and absorbing as much as I can find about these bikes. I saw the engine style and knew this was the bike for me. I've been working on it for about 8 weeks now and plan to have it complete in time for spring. Its currently about -10 here so...
Sorry long story..
Several yrs ago I bought a spare gl engine. Supposed to have had recent triple done? Haven't got far enough into to verify but price was great.
I knew the clutch needed parts and I got the a long time ago. Today I cleared space on the bench to pull front cover and address...
Easter extra long weekend in Australia. Was yours as good as mine?
I picked up a mate Saturday morning and went down 4 hours drive to Australia's capital, Canberra, to pick up a 1983 CX650 E.
That's me mate preparing for the big ride. (that's how we speak in these parts)
Got home late on...
Eccles is the CX650E based winter machine that I drive to work every day in the winter. This is the latest pic I have of Eccles:
A few weeks ago, during yet another thread hijack :rolleyes:, I wondered if I should start a retroactive build thread for Eccles. Well here it is, going right back...