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Hello everyone. I'm Brian from Georgia. I recently got the CX bug and picked up an 81 CX500D and an 82 CX500C. Both are running, but not great. I just started the process of working thru the bikes to get them road worthy. I ran across this forum and quickly put it on my favorites bar. The information on here has been a big help.
 

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Welcome, Brian!
I think you have your model years mixed up in your profile.
 
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I ran across this forum and quickly put it on my favorites bar. The information on here has been a big help.
As a side note even tho theres a search function for older threads... i copy the link/address of any "watershed"/important discussions to a word document then email it to self periodically just in case the pc dies... you can use cloud/usb to store as well.....
BTW and more importantly...Welcome!
 

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Welcome to the forum and welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bikes are 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 link above or 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 bikes still have the original rubber brake lines, which should have been 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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