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Morning. Hello from Cavan in Ireland. I always wanted a CX 500 from my early puberty days and finally found the perfect machine and bought it straight away. Once I found every old tax disc and MOT laminated in a folder with a receipt from Honda for a 79 pence washer, I knew it was the bike for me. Looking forward to chatting to you guys about the CX as i am sure I will need your expertise over the coming weeks and months.
 

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Welcome to the forum. A lot of great info and people here to help out. Cheers.
 

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Morning. Hello from Cavan in Ireland. I always wanted a CX 500 from my early puberty days and finally found the perfect machine and bought it straight away. Once I found every old tax disc and MOT laminated in a folder with a receipt from Honda for a 79 pence washer, I knew it was the bike for me. Looking forward to chatting to you guys about the CX as i am sure I will need your expertise over the coming weeks and months.
Welcome aboard! I have ancestors that immigrated from Cavan to Ontario, Canada. I am in Minnesota, USA.
I hope to visit someday.

Please share photos!
 

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Welcome to the forum from about an hour's drive from Cavan, Ontario.

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your 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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