Honda CX500

June 20, 2012

A 1979 Honda CX500 lands in San Diego
















It has a Roc City composite roadster seat, Club Man bars and mirrors. Everything else was bought on EBAY.













The seat was covered by a local car upholstery shop. I did the paint job with Duplicolor paints, but a local body shop sprayed on 2 coats of urethane clear which makes it look like a factory job.












I think I kept the spirit of the Cafe Racer culture when I did this project. Everything not needed was taken of, I did it on a low budget, just like a young guy with a low budget would. I’m 66, loved the time period and also had a low budget.

I have always had a soft spot for the CX

Great job Ken

Honda CX500
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  • RA Carter

    Nice work Ken. I love that front finder. I’d go for clip-on and maybe a smaller black bar-ends.

    Best regards, RA

  • rockerbox

    A really nice bike Ken,reminds me of some of the old brit cafe racers I built back in the 60’s.