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Long time, no see! I sold my CX650C back in 2016, but just today I bought a new 80 CX500C and I'm excited! I'm in Jacksonville, FL and glad to be back on two wheels. I got the wife on the back today and went around the block, my first time carrying a passenger; it's VERY different!

I know i'll be hitting up these great forums for help just like I did years ago with my other bike, you are all great to have as a resource. Thanks!

Andy

ps I don't see how to edit my bike and location in my profile
pss If you bought my 83 CX650C in Norfolk, VA in 2016, I'd love to see what you've done with it!
 

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Welcome back to the forum. For info about adding add your location and your bike's model and model year to your profile (& a few other useful settings) see the Forum Settings link in my signature.

And welcome back 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. 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 line(s) (should be 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).
 

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You didn't happen to sell it to a mechanic who was getting into bikes? Did it have a custom (wider/taller) seat with a waffle-y seat cover?
 

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Welcome from another Jacksonville, Fl member. I have a CX650, but the engine is residing in a three wheel car.
 

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You didn't happen to sell it to a mechanic who was getting into bikes? Did it have a custom (wider/taller) seat with a waffle-y seat cover?
It had a stock seat with a poorly done vinyl recover. The person who bought it traded me some cash and some dewalt tools for it.
 
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