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2003-01-15 1979 Honda CX500 Deluxe Cruisers View Listings

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I Have owned 4 Bikes in my life time. My first bike was a CB750K, the second a 93 Ninja, and the third a Yamaha 650 Maxim that just ended up in my garage one day from my friend and was never taken back. I had fun with the first three, but when I got my little Honda 500 D from a friend for christmas as a little project bike I had to admit I was supprised. Although it is a small bike it has a good amount of torque with a throaty exhaust sound even from the stock pipes. My first time on the bike I double clutched the bike and got the front wheel about 3 feet off the ground! Not bad for a 23 year old bike in my mind. Since I first recieved the bike I have been on Ebay locating a laundry list of parts to bring my project back up to a respectable level, and to my supprise not a single item is over 50 bucks. I even found a whole new engine for 25 bills! you can't beat the value. Get a new bike for going fast, but I think everyone should have a Vintage bike for a loaner or a weekend warrior when the new bike is in the shop. My mods to my bike involve cafe racer bars. shaved rear fender and fabricated taillight, blacked out chrome all the way around including the front fender and headlights assembly. Too much fun for pocket change!
- Shane Harris, Imperial Beach, California

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2000-10-16 1979 Honda CX500 Deluxe Cruisers View Listings

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This is my second bike, which I acquired from a friend who was meticulous in its maintenance, and it is in near showroom condition. I am still pretty much a "rookie", in just my 2nd year of riding, but I found this motorcycle wonderfully easy to adapt to. Some may find the 32" seat height a little difficult (that's why it's MY bike and not my husband's!). It was a very forgiving bike when my rookie shifting needed a bit more practice, and the clutch is very easy to engage. Its power is sufficient for all but the steepest hills on the country roads around here. Now that my riding proficiency has improved, it's simply a joy to ride. I like the shaft drive, and the bike has been dependable to a fault. It sure is a compliment-getter, too, as there aren't many around anymore.
- Lisa Golubiewski, Pennsylvania

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2000-04-06 1979 Honda CX500 Deluxe Cruisers View Listings

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My first Bike was a 75 Honda XL250. I wanted something bigger, and my boss offered to sell me his unused CX. It had 1200 orig. miles on it, needed a new needle jet for one carb, and a battery. That was a year ago. I have put 5000 miles on it since then including a couple overnight camping trips in Wisconsin. It has a fairly plush ride with an upright riding position, gets 44 mpg, brakes well, uses pushrods and rocker arms instead of an overhead camshaft, but still revs happily to 10,000 rpm and though it has only 500 1979 vintage CCs, it gets out of its own way. don't race anything bigger or newer though. These were some of the first bikes to combine electric start, water cooling, electronic ignition, tubeless tires and shaft drive on a medium-sized chassis. Also, it has a couple nice peace-of-mind features. It can be push started and driven even with a dead battery or blown master fuse because the ignition system is self energizing and is seperate from the rest of the electrical system. It has 3 bright tail lamps. Handling is telepathic. It will drone all day down a highway without any nervousness, but even at medium or high speeds, just think about changing lanes, and it's already done. I have yet to put dime one into this bike except for correcting the errors of its previous caretakers. Suggested upgrades: sissybar and luggage rack, modern shocks and springs, xenon headlamp. Very reliable, easy to handle, do-it-all bike. I can't see ever getting rid of this thing, even if I get a new bike. Oh, and I paid 450 bucks for it. Best damn money I ever spent.
- Tom Ziemer, Chicago, Illinois

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