1979 CX500 Custom
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My very first street machine when I was 15 years old was a custom. I always fancied the ‘79 model year because I liked the color choices and the 120 mph speedo. I always hated the 85 mph speedos. I regretted selling it, but back in the day…it was the only option for upgrading. The older I get…the more I long for the toys of my youth. I tracked down this completely stock ‘79 and my intention is to make it as close to new that I possibly can with the original parts. It’s a low mileage machine, only 14K on the clock. The gauges and controls aren’t all faded, so it must have been inside or covered up. It runs, but suffers from the typical issues due to neglect. Brakes, seals, the mufflers were completely rusted out and someone removed the baffles. The chrome had a lot of surface rust…the aluminum was heavily pitted and oxidized…the paint was full of scratches and swirls and a lot of the black painted bits were faded and dull. Stay tuned for many photos as I try and resurrect this beauty back from the brink of death.