1980 Honda CX500 Custom Brat Cafe Racer restored clean perfect nice ton up bike

19800000 Honda Other

Price: US $4,300.00
Item location: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Make: Honda
Model: Other
SubModel: Custom
Type: Naked
Year: 19800000
Mileage: 13015
VIN: PC012106763
Color: Silver
Engine size: 497
Vehicle Title: Clear



Bike is complete and can be a daily-rider. This bike is near perfect. (35 years old with 13k miles)
I have every receipt: all labor, arts, nd a Georgia title. This is my 5th vintage Honda motorcycle and I customized it how I always wanted. It won the only two shows I have placed it in. One was in Ohio (AMA Show-3rd) and another was a local show, n which it won people's choice top 10 (out of cars and bikes- only 2 bikes were selected).
Compression is 152/155 psi; starts perfectly even in cold weather. Recently had the carbs checked/synced/jetted and muffler re-packed .
Tires are 97% with new front pads and re-surfaced rotor.
Completed Work:
  • Frame-off restoration: engine, heels & frame powder-coated (Has a tank-liner)
  • Custom Silver Pearl Paint job (Pro Job)
  • Engine has new gaskets, eals, prings, nd stainless hardware
  • Dyno Jet kit, arburetors tuned & synced for bike's configuration
  • All new electronics: coils, ables, iring, ar-nesses, witches, tc.
  • Ignitech Sparker CDI w/ computer aided tuning
  • Loaded Guns aluminum rear-sets
  • Koso T&T Multi Gauge; Koso Super-Slim Temp Gauge w/ custom brackets; temperature sensor & mph signal converter
  • Progressive suspension front and rear
  • Front Honda fork brace
  • 3/8" gel seat insert wrapped with custom leather
  • Custom built exhaust with titanium DEI wrap
  • Re-built clutch with EBC Kit and clutch spring kit
  • Truck-Lite LED headlight conversion & LED tail-light
  • Powder-coated headlight bracket
  • Drilled/ Re-surfaced rotor; EBC high-performance pads
  • Stainless (braided) front brake line with Motion Pro cables
  • Renthal street bars & Grips
  • CNC bar-end mirrors
  • Bobber-Style turn signals
  • Biltwell Mako rear bracket

Email with any questions; this bike is great and has been well taken care of. One of the cleanest used bikes you will find (including bikes only a few years old).

More Honda CX Info: (Taken from Wikipedia)

The Honda CX500 has to be arguably one of the most far sighted creations of a motorcycle to be released over the last 30 years. Unique in concept, rogressive in engineering, nd incredibly long lived, n fact it was a milestone in motorcycle design. Just have a look at the spec; water cooling and shaft drive, low maintenance 4 valve per cylinder engine and of course tubeless tires. The first motorcycle to have them fitted as standard. Think of the effect when it was launched back in 1978.

The CX series feature a crankshaft configuration aligned longitudinally with the axis of bike, imilar to the Moto Guzzi layout. Unlike a "boxer" flat-twin, he cylinders protrude at an angle above the horizontal. The included angle of the CX is 80°, nd the heads are twisted 22° so that the inlet tracts do not interfere with the rider's legs. A camshaft nestles at the base of the V between the cylinders. Although Honda generally favors OHC engines, he cylinder head twist necessitated the use of stubby pushrods to operate the four overhead valves per cylinder, ith forked rocker arm acting off each pushrod. The 5-speed transmission is located below the crankshaft, ith both in the same housing, n arrangement which keeps the engine short (length wise) but quite tall. The engine has a 10.0:1 compression ratio and 9,650 rpm redline. Just as with the Honda Gold Wing, he transmission spins contrariwise to the engine's rotation to help counteract the engine torque's tendency to tip the bike slightly to one side when the throttle is opened or closed.

The CX was the first V-twin motorcycle that Honda ever built. It was initially designed as a 90 ° V-twin.

Final drive is via a shaft. Power is transferred via an enclosed splined driveshaft with one universal joint. The shaft drives a bevel gear to which the wheel is joined via a cush-drive, hich absorbs and dampens driveline shocks and vibrations. The bevel drive spins in an oil bath, nd a grease-nipple is provided for greasing the shaft bearing.

The "Custom" variant, ntroduced in 1979, ad a smaller, arrower tank and buckhorn handlebars. The headlight and gauges were similar to the CX500 Deluxe. Turn signals were now mounted along the fork tubes, elow the level of the headlight. 1982 was the last model year for the CX500.

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