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Looking for a frame for a CX500. The one on my bike has been cut up in the shock area and I'd really prefer an original one. Cut up is fine as long as it can mount the original shocks. I'm in the Raleigh, NC area but willing to travel a few hours! Titled or untitled is fine. Let me know what you've got.
 

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I've got a spare '80 CX500 Deluxe frame. I'm told there's some problem with the title, and it can't be transferred. Getting it to you from Minneapolis won't be cheap.
 

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Just noticed you have an '82, which will be a Custom. The subframe you're looking to swap will be different on the Deluxe.
I also have an untitled '81 Custom frame, which should be a good match.
 

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I appreciate the heads up about the frame differences, I was not aware. What differences are there between the deluxe and custom? I’m building this bike from a parts bin so I may have a bit more leeway
 

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The Standard and Deluxe frames are identical, except for the rake of the steering head. The Custom frame is narrower under the seat, and the seat mounts differently. Different fenders and signal mounts, too.
 

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You shouldn't show me such things, Lee. My only hope now is procrastination.
 

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As I said, Lee, you shouldn't tell me about such things.
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As I said, Lee, you shouldn't tell me about such things.
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Excellent! I was hoping it wouldn't end up in the dump.
I was highly tempted but I shuffled around just to keep the three bikes. Looks like more than what was in the CL photo. WIll the frame or tank be integrated into one of your existing projects?
 

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I've got a Deluxe project in mind that the locking tank will be prefect for. The ones I have on hand are Standards, with only a latch.
Now, I have a set of GL1100 Interstate luggage and accessories to find homes for.
 
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