I'm with you on this, way too much money (it is a 500cc four stroke that weighs a ton afterall) and not every cx500 is a gem. For some reason I have heard of cx500s being the most unreliable bike and others being able to do 100,000 miles, I think the earlier ones are the most troubled. People who own them love them for some stupid reason - I've ridden them and I can't figure out why. They did make a turbo cx500 and although they also have their issues it would probably be the only cx500 I would consider owning just for the cache of owning a turbo factory bike.quote:
I heard these bikes had reliability issues. The only person I know who had one seemed to bear this out, his was always breaking down.
I think you'd be way better off looking for a stock one that still has decent paint, and finding your own Cafe seat...but that's just me. $2K seems WAAAY to much.....they weren't exactly highly sought bikes, so you should be able to find a stocker for about 1/3 of that, leaving plenty of $$ to make it truly yours.
But hey, if you like it & the price doesn't faze you, have at it!
About the rotary engine reference , it is you who made a fucking crap remark about it . In my response, I made reference to the common misunderstanding the regular piston engine mechanics ( and I am talking about cars, not rotary bikes, I am not a dork to imply the the CX is a rotary bike, I never said that...) have about rotary engines. I wrote , in very readable print, "MAZDA".
If you can not take a response w/o retorting , that is your problem.
Cool off dude....your liver must be burning...if not already gone from so much hostility.
Cafe racer DOHC CB750F
Sure you can do something cool with it but something cool can be done with anything if you are willing to do the work.