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I am Looking at 2 CX500's to Buy

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, and I have never owned a Honda CX500 but I am looking at two for sale that I want to buy. I need all your expertise and advice about these motorcycles. First, the pair are being sold together and are complete motorcycles for $450.00. They definately need restoration, but that is what I am looking for anyways. They are both 1982 models, one is a Silver wing with the faring and saddlebags and everything, and the other is a Custom. The engines are clean and not corroded or anything. The engines look great on the outside, however I absolutely must have one that runs good right now. The seller says he has never had either one running but they turn over and he says the guy he bought them from said they ran. Anyways, are these engines (in general) pretty good? What are the chances of the engines starting after a carburator cleaning? I like the price for the both of them, but as I said, I need at least one of them to run well. If they are turning over, is that is good sign? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
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Depending on how they were stored since they were last ridden you may be able to replace the battery, drain out the old gas, replace it and of you go on both of them.

Be sure to check the tires for dry rot and code dates, bikes that have been sitting for ages can get flat spots and old tires aren't really worth trusting your life to.

Somewhere in the forums is a thread called CX500 checklist which should come in handy.

Don't get me wrong, once running you'll find plenty of little things that will need attention but many are just seals.
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