Cachet Racer (CX500)

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by killfile, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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  2. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Stunning
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  3. VietHorse

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    Looks awesome!
    I am thinking of some Arabic luxury cars which are all chromed. :D
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  4. Manos

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    :bowA-ma-zing!!!
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  5. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    I used to own a CX500, much derided in it's day but like by the motorcycle courier people. I thought it was excellent and one of the most comfortable dual seats ever. Were many sold in the US? I don't recall every seeing one during my trips there in 2002 and 2006.
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  6. Jacl-Kampuchea

    Jacl-Kampuchea Booze Merchant

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  7. Ed_in_miami

    Ed_in_miami Cubicle Traveler

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    BUMP for an awesome build :clap
    I have a soft spot for CXs...

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  8. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    I had an '82 GL500 from '88-'93. It had over 50,000 miles on it when I bought it, and I put 30,000 more on it. Only mechanical problem it ever had was a bad oil seal on the fan shaft, which I finally fixed about a year before selling it. I think the guy who bought it rode it for at least another 10 years. I think Honda hit an out of the park home run with that engine. I don't know why it wasn't more successful than it was.
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  9. Beezer

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    it's an odd ball that's hard to find parts for now. the 650 is even worse.... most orphaned bike I've ever worked on. I kinda like em though. And the Cachet is very well done.... nice work
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  10. Z50R

    Z50R Not lost yet

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    There are a few still on the road getting regular use. I see about one a year out here, they seemed more common when I lived in Milwaukee Wisconsin but motorcycling is much more common in general out there. It seems like a rich person's hobby in Massachusetts where all walks rode bikes in the mid west. There were many more older, but good running if ugly bikes still on the road out there.
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  11. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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  12. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    NIce looking. Love the aluminum work.
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  13. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Non conformer, I like it
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  14. dbc

    dbc n00b

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    Great work on the bike!
    A little late, but you can find 1100 sheet at Gorilla Metals in Hayward, bought a full sheet of .063 there last month. I found 1100 1/16" filler rod at East Bay Welding supply.
    I use Oxy/Ac for my Alu sheet projects, if your not worried about exact color match try 4043 tig rod- flows better but comes out darker.
    I use 1100 filler on both 3003 and 1100 sheet, the color comes out the same to my naked eyes after polishing..
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