Good morning Sir,G'Day Team,
Journey to the cafe racer dream has started with the purchase of a $500, little bit rusty, little bit not working (engine seized, brakes disconnected, seems not to engage first gear ...) but more or less complete 1981 edition! Let's just say VERY original condition ....
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I am thinking that rather than going directly to a tear down, the first few steps are to free the engine (this thread looks helpful: Seized engine on cx500 with unknown history: what next), change all the fluids, reconnect brakes etc. Get her going first, then plan the build.
Ultimately aiming for something like PopBang's awesome CX project: Has PopBang Delivered The Best-Looking CX500 Yet?
What is the wisdom of the forum on first steps?
Have a collection of CX500's, and my Holy Grail, my latest acquisition, my ultimate find, CX650 !
( which I won't part with ) !
Anyway, I have more CX500's than one guy should have !
Let's see what we can do about that seized engine first !
( unless you have already got that taken care of !
Let me know please !
My name is Ray,
get back to me on your CX if you want to talk about what progress you have made so far.
My email address is,
I am paralyzed from my shoulders down, so might take me a bit to write back to you, but I will absolutely get back to you !
Looking forward to hearing from you !
Let's get that thing running !