1972 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer FULLY RESTORED

1972 Honda CB

Price: US $4,000.00
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Make: Honda
Model: CB
SubModel: CB
Type: 500
Year: 1972
Mileage: 2,000
VIN: CB5002000750
Color: Black
Engine size: 500
Vehicle Title: Clear
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I commissioned a local shop to rebuild this bike for me in Oct 2013. I've put just under 2k miles on it since the rebuild. In addition to having everything painted black. the following was done to it during the rebuild:drag bars w/ all new controlsBare steel tank w/gun metal finishBrat style seatmatte black side coversRebuilt / polished carburetors w/ new air filtersblack 4-1 exhaustNew throttle and clutch cablesNew shinko 712 series tires New fork seals and fork oilNew engine oil. filter. spark plugs and bootsNew chainNew batteryNew clutch / brake levers. cable adjusterNew ignition points and condensers. valves and timing set to correct factory specNew petcock. fuel lines and filtersRebuilt front brake caliper and master cylinderThis thing is a champ. and you wouldn't believe you are on a vintage motorcycle. It fires up on first try with the electric starter. and at this point needs no regular maintenance other than oil changes. This bike is a reliable daily ride. The minor cons: the breaks squeak when applied lightly. They're in great condition. and just need to be adjusted to eliminate the squeak. but if you're not applying the brakes firmly. you'll hear it. There's a minor scuff on the headlight as well as the bottom of the engine where some of the black paint wore off. I posted images of all of the aesthetic imperfectionsl. but let me know if you have any questions. I absolutely LOVE this bike. and has been my daily rider for almost a year now. The only reason I am selling is because I recently got a chopper and I haven't been riding it. Would definitely love to see my dream bike go to a good home!

On Oct-08-14 at 10:45:54 PDT. seller added the following information:

Edit 10/8/14 : I just realized I forgot to mention that after long hauls the bike will sometimes drip residual oil from the shift shaft. There's nothing wrong with it. it just builds up. It's really easy to open up and remove if the drip bothers you. however. it's nothing to worry about and doesn't affect the bike. This is the only "drip" I have ever seen in the year I've owned the bike.

VIDEO of bike starting with a quick walk around http://youtu. be/ZczAPXt2l8c

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