Several days ago I purchased a 82 CX500 custom in good mechanical shape, cosmetic shape is okay. Bike has 6500 miles on the speedo and it has a current PA inspection. It also came with a new rear tire, new battery and rebuilt forks. So far I have changed the motor and final drive oil and today I may atempt a coolant flush and valve check.
I am wanting to try and attempt a cafe build and have lots of questions and the wife has given me an $800.00 budget.
1. With adding lower bars (clubmans or equal) do I need shorter cables for the controls? The factory bars on my bike are very tall and swept back I thik I will have lots of slack.
2. I would like to run pods, would it be better to get different carbs if so what an I to look for and what size?
3. Do you need the h-box on the CX? I would like to fab two singles and not sure about needing the crossover pipe.
4. What is the best way to clean the motor and get it looking factory again?
I am also looking for a nice deluxe tank if anybody has one the would like to sell.