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    Senior Member XB33BSA's Avatar
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    dont get me wrong i thought they were a very good motorcycle as well
    back in the day 2 riding buddies had the first oners
    they had a very cool little deflector windscreen thing at the clocks
    super comfortable seat and riding position

    you could rev 10k rpms every gear and they did not handle horribly
    of course my rd350 with chambers and suspension upgraded would spank them
    the one dude an erxpert flat track racer he was never that far behind in the twisties
    but i always had my helmet and gloves off,weed and papers out,waiting at the intersections to flog their egos
    absolutely as reliable as a brick
    but they could be improved in the perf catagory
    instead witless morons molest them to anti-performance
    and expect to get 3 times the value of a good stock one
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    Quote Originally Posted by XB33BSA View Post
    they could be improved in the perf catagory
    instead witless morons molest them to anti-performance
    and expect to get 3 times the value of a good stock one
    Yea mine was gutless really, but it didn't complain about 2 up though which was nice. It's the kinda bike I'd tell my kids to buy as a first road bike. Something like this with luggage.
    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-street-cruis...ationFlag=true
    If you can't pick it back up, don't ride it.

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    I bought my CX500 for $500 as a stock bike back in 2008.

    I "upgraded" it and rode it for three years before leaving home.
    I sold it two years ago for $500.

    (mind you this bike was put together before you kids had all these fancy off the shelf CX500 upgrades... we had to cobble stuff together ourselves.)
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    `a former business associate of mine had an imaculate cx500 turbo
    he wanted me to ride so i let him on my kz900/1000 and took my current fox on as pillion
    we rode for a good hour around chico out in the flats
    never had a chance to solo it but man it was really a fun machine
    had a colored bartgraph boost display and it went dam hard hammering on boost
    i admit i would love to have one now.turbo cx..a really stunning beautiful design as well in my opinion

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