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Hi first time I’ve owned Cx500b, always loved them since riding my brothers one in 1986 , but now I’ve got a license so I can ride one legally lol
I have a 1982 rd350lc in best color- black 👍
Also ride my bmw1200 rs daily , but had cx for a week now and it’s got some issues and I’m gonna be picking your brains but be gentle with me as I’m not much of a mechanic, cheers
 

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There are basic Honda Service Manuals that are a good start for older bikes.....a good overview for those in the garage only from time to time...
I think they are found at Hondas4fun...
The Fsm has the cx specific info ...
And a late Welcome...
 

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Welcome to the forum. Please add your location and your bike's model and model year (NOT year first registered as UK paperwork shows) to your profile so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

I guess I don't need to welcome you to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your "new" bike is about 4 decades old and may or may not have had all of the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. I'm sure you know to check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel (old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet). If your bike still has the original rubber brake lines,which should have been replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes (= 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid). And don't forget things like the rad hoses and the boot between the engine and swingarm (they can crack on the bottom where you don't see it).

BTW, my buddy's RD was white IIRC. It may not have been the best colour but he did win a few races on it on weekends and rode it to work (mechanic at a Honda/Yamaha dealer) the rest of the week....
 
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