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Congratulations! You’ll find this forum to be friendly with a wealth of knowledge. Welcome aboard! Any pictures of the bike?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year (NOT year first registered) to your signature so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget.
Sorry, the Forum Settings link in my signature shows the old version of the forum so it won't show what you need until I update it. Please ask if you have trouble figuring out how to make the settings in the new version.

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike has had 39 years of Previous Owners who may or may not have done 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 because 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).
 

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Have fun with the bike. I still am !!!!
 

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Welcome aboard! I'm like you. I haven't road since the '80s but just started again in 2018.

I highly recommend taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course. It really helped me have confidence on the bike and made it easy to get a motorcycle endorsement:

Motorcycle Safety Course

Here is a fellow Texan Motorcycle instructor. He has a lot of great advice for riding:

MCRider


Enjoy!

Lee in Minneapolis, MN USA
 

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I just picked up the same exact model late last year in Minnesota. Great bike.

I'm working on customizing mine and have a great condition seat that came off it that I was going to list on ebay. Let me know if you're interested.

Edit: Also have the side covers in the same color as well.
 
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