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Honda Motorcycles
CX500

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1978 Honda
CX500'78 The Honda CX500'78 was sold in 1978. Two colors were available: Black and Candy Presto Red. The Fuel tank stripe was red with white pinstripes. The "CX500" side cover emblem was chrome with red accent. The bike had silver comstar wheels. The control levers were silver. The master cylinder was round. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-Twin with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began CX500-2000001.
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Clymer: Honda CX & GL500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott
CX500'79 The CX500'79 was sold in 1979 in one of two colors: Candy Presto Red and Black. The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes. The "CX500" side cover emblem was gold with red accent. The wheels are comstar. The black spoke rim covers were deleted. The control levers were black anodized. The master cylinder was rectangular. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-Twin with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began CX500-2100001
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CX500C'79 CX500C'79 The CX500C'79 Custom was sold in 1979. Two colors were available: Candy Plum Red and Candy Universal Blue. The pinstripes were gold. The "CX500 CUSTOM" side cover decal was gold. The front forks were the straight axle type. The mirrors had a flat bas with thin, angled stalks. The speedometer had a 120 mph (195 kph) limit. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began PC01-2000017
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CX500D'79 The CX500D'79 DELUXE was sold in 1979 in one color: Candy Presto Red. The pinstripes were gold. The "CX500 DELUXE" side cover emblem was also gold. The speedometer had a 120 mph (195 kph) limit. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began PC01-400005
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Clymer: Honda CX & GL500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott
CX500C'80 The CX500C'80 CUSTOM was sold in 1980. Two colors were available: Candy Plum Red and Black. The pinstripes were gold and red. The speedometer reduced its limit to 85 mph (135 kph). The front forks were the straight axle type. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began PC01-2100018
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CX500D'80 The CX500D'80 DELUXE was sold in 1980 in one color: Candy Presto Red. the pinstripes were gold and red. The "CX500 DELUXE" side cover emblem was gold. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began PC01-4100002
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CX500C'81 The CX500C'81 CUSTOM was sold in 1981 and was available in one of two color schemes: Candy Bourgogne Red with Red Brown Metallic and Cosmo Black Metallic with Blue Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were two-toned. The pinstripes were gold. The "CX500 CUSTOM" side cover decal was also gold. The front forks were the leading axle type. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began JH2PC010*BM200006
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CX500D'81 The CX500D'81 DELUXE was sold in 1981 in just one color: Cosmo Black Metallic. The pinstripes were orange and gold. The "CX500 DELUXE" side cover emblem was gold. The front forks were air adjustable with an equalizer. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began JH2PC011*BM200001
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CX500C'82 The CX500C'82 CUSTOM was sold in 1982 and was available in one of two color schemes: Candy Muse Red with Red Brown Metallic and Cosmo Black Metallic with Gray Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were two-toned. The front disc brake had twin piston calipers. The serial number began JH2PC010*CM300001
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CX500tc'82 The CX500tc'82 500 Turbo was sold in 1982 in one color scheme: Pearl Altair White with Moonstone Silver Metallic. The body stripes were Day-Glo red, dark gray, and light gray. The "CX500" decal was Day-Glo red. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The wheels, hubs, and fork legs were gold color. The engine was a 497cc OHV liquid-cooled turbocharged V-twin linked to a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive. It was fuelled by CFI fuel injection. The serial number began JH2PC030*CM000017
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Clymer: Honda CX & GL500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott