Friday Forum Foraging: (Mostly) Clean 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan
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A largely intact cult classic needs a new home.

friday forum foraging mostly clean 1982 honda cx500 turbo

Personally, I'd rather see this 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo get restored and put back on the road (it's so close), but I'm not blind to the fact there are people out there who covet the CX500 to turn into cafe racers or some other custom. Located in Washington DC, this seller came to the realization that many of us encounter when it comes to restorations (myself included): sometimes life just gets in the way. Now their loss is your gain. And for $3500, you could come away with a mechanically sound cult classic. It's got some scratches and dings, and could use a proper install of the fairing, but that all seems like minor stuff for an otherwise ready-to-ride motorcycle.

Interested? Visit our sister site to contact the seller. We've pasted their ad listing below for reference.

I bought this with the intention of restoring it, but personal life got in the way. It is almost there.

The good: Runs, drives brakes as it should. Brand new battery.

The bad: front fairing has a color mismatch, need to be properly installed (only laying over the bike

for photo purposes). Scratches on the main fairing. Bike comes with a few spare parts.

Clean title in hand. Local buyers encouraged to come and see the bike in person.

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