Hello from Wisconsin! I'm new here and thought I start with a loaded question. Would a 79' CX500 C make a good first motorcycle?? I'll give you a little more info to help answer. I rode 250 cc dirt-motor cross in my teens but nothing in the last 20+ years with a motor and 2 wheels until last summer when I built a motorized bicycle by bolting a 80 cc 2 stroke on to a 26" mountain bike. I have loved riding my midlife crisis moped so much but I want something bigger. There is a 79' CX500 that has been passed around my family for the last 35 years and if I want it, it's mine. The hand me down Honda has been sitting for 6 years due to an ignition problem but with the wealth of info I've found here and my mechanical background that's not a concern. My issue is could this be a little too much bike to start out on? I figure who better to ask than the guy or gal that owns one. I plan on getting the bike regardless but I wonder if I need a stepping stone between my DIY moped and the CX500? It's only 10x the hp and 5x the gears Thanks in advance for the input.