1980 Honda cx500 custom
Hello all! Midwest forum been quiet, what y'all been up to, other than the obvious? Waiting for my new 1983 cx 650 to be delivered, along with warmer weather. Paul
thanks to both of the insights, I think I'll ride it awhile and see if I settle in. I'm in St. Louis Pk/Minnetonka area. I was so bummed to see I missed the rally last weekend, would have loved the chance to get meet folks.Welcome, Hilmar!
Where are you in the Twin Cities? You just missed the 14th Annual Spring Ride and Barbecue, and a chance to meet some of the local cohort.
The twisted twin engines are short stroke, high revvers. What you describe is normal, but after 15 years on my CX500, I still look for 6th gear. The 650 is geared just a touch higher, but the 500 engine runs smoother. I reach for 6th gear on my GL650, too.
When I am slow in the curves and chasing you on the straights, I prefer my GL650. . But I plan on riding the GL500 next annual ride!
That is an unbelievably generous offer, I don't feel I can take you up on it until I have given my 500 a fair shot, it's just been too darn hot to enjoy the ride!
Like the shiny chrome fenders.
Lets say, to be more exact: I prefer metal over plastic. It is why naked GLs are prefered over Interstates. I wish the tail cowls and side covers were more durable. The Trunk doesn't bother me too much. I have one on my GL500 and think of it as my "Delivery Bike." I had a folding table and chair in my roll top duffle on my pillion of the GL650 for the ride (I thought, if I ate lunch outside they'd be handy but I ate in air conditioning instead) and the duffle gave similar back support as the trunk on the pillion.I really like CX's, but do prefer little to no chrome. I'm not a fan of polishing, I'd rather be riding.