1980 CX500 Deluxe
I've been looking for a bike like this for a while. My father, RIP 6 years, had one similar when I was a kid but I don't know exactly what he had and my mom doesn't remember either. Anyway, found one that runs but is ugly for $850. Going to have a couple title issues that hopefully can get resolved. The previous owner is cool with helping me get that sorted out. Current plan is to mostly restore it on the cheap. And who knows, maybe in a couple years I'll do the cafe racer route, still on the fence about it. Seems to be a coolant leak, possibly mechanical seal? Right muffler is damaged right under foot pedal, no lights up front since it had a wind fairing that was removed, it's broken probably from minor accident or being tipped over but that took the brunt of the hit. It came with the old headlight and turn signals and I wanted those on anyway. Carbs need cleaned, and possible overflow pipe thing is cracked, I guess that's common but fixable? And of course, a lot of cosmetic TLC. Anyway, I'm excited to have found a specific forum that seems very active as this is my first bike and I'm trying to learn a lot about it. A good friend of mine is doing the cafe racer route on his, so I already have a new seat lined up for $40.