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Welcome. .how long have you had the bike?
Looks clean, ....and seat recently recovered?...
As youll find there's a few UK members here and from the Commonwealth.....(cant say colonies anymore lol)
 

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Restored it over the past five years and then ecu cdi box went on me .So i got a an after market one from one of your countrymen for £220.00 bps. It runs better than it ever did.
 

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Welcome.

Yes, one day I will probably use a modern CDI replacement. At 90k miles on original boxes and stator etc, I always did wonder what the bike would 'feel' like with newer ignition tech replacement..
 

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'84 CX650E that is evolving into a GL500
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That would be Rae-San. Ray is known as Rayman on this forum.

Welcome to the forum. Please add your location and your bike's model and model year (NOT year first registered as UK paperwork shows) to your profile so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

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 in spite of all the good work you have done 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). It looks like your bike still has the original rubber brake line, which should have been replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes (= 5 or 6 years) so 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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Nice work! And welcome to the forum.
 
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