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Greetings from a new rider!

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Hi all! Just got my CX500 in a ridable state. I believe I'm the 3rd owner of this lovingly maintained machine. Looking forward to the many adventures to come.


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Thanks! it's gone some silly quirks which makes me like it even more.

I'm westcoast, in the Vancouver area.
Nice, thanks for the heads up! Luckily the guy I bought it from included the original manual, so I've been reading over that in my spare time.

As for quirks, one example is that one of the previous ownes deemed to fit air horns onto it and wire them to the main horn button, while keeping a smaller switch for the OEM horn (which still works fine). I recently got it back from a local shop, where they changed the ignition, ar filter, battery, spark plugs, and both tires.

For now, it runs and I'm using it to learn. I'm inspecting and refreshing components as I go.
Yeah, the keyswitch. The original was ultra loose, so power would cut off if the key was moved. Installed an aftermarket keyswitch and now the bike starts on Acc, while On kills the engine. It's kinda jank, but I like it this way tbh
hah yeah that's exactly it
yeah, I'm feeling chill about it. as long as the bike runs safely, I can iron out the kinks as I go.
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