Just picked up a CX650

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wheatwhacker, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Okay guys.
    Spotted this on Craigslist yesterday and figured what the hell, I'd take a chance.
    Starter seems to be seized so no start yet.
    I'm open to offers to resell it to a more caring home or, I cafe racer it, still undecided if I have the time and patience to do it.
    Right now I need an airbox and plastics, possibly a starter and a front tire.

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  2. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride

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    Looks pretty decent, and getting it back to near-stock should not be that difficult. I went through something similar with my CB550 - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=87112.0 - a little patience on ebay will get you what you need.
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  3. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride

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    Looks pretty decent, and getting it back to near-stock should not be that difficult. I went through something similar with my CB550 - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=87112.0 - a little patience on ebay will get you what you need.
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  4. mildhog

    mildhog Long timer

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    I like it, but I'm biased. This link can help alot.
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  5. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I was afraid it was going to be the 'custom' model. :waysad
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  6. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    The C & Turbos were the only CX650s we got here in 'murrica.
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  7. PNWRR

    PNWRR not fragile

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    It'd make a decent 'Rat Rod'
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  8. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    I had a CX650 Euro in my early 20's...
    Long time ago when Honda made decent bikes !
    Pretty soon we can buy watercooled Guzzis brand-new again...:lol3
    Not from Honda,though...:D
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  9. jcmcc

    jcmcc Been here awhile

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    They are neat bikes for sure! My first real roadbike was an 80 cx500. Would probably still have it had I not developed the need for speed:lol3
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  10. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    I bought a new CX650T in '83 and what an amazing machine for it's time. I wish I had it in the garage.
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  11. King_Troll68

    King_Troll68 Adventurer

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