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1978 Honda CX500 Windjammer SS

Stock # 024917CX5002024917Water-Cooled, Four-Stroke, 80-degree pushrod V-Twin engine exterior

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  • Model: CX500
  • Trim: Windjammer SS
  • Stock#: 024917
  • VIN #: CX5002024917
  • Mileage: 9622
  • Engine: Water-Cooled, Four-Stroke, 80-degree pushrod V-Twin

Wow! Only 1-Owner! Less than 10K miles! Original paint and period-correct accessories! Over $1,200 in recent service & improvements! New, OEM exhaust, purchased by the original owner when the bike was next to new! This legendary 1978 Honda CX500 is a rare find, with extremely low mileage and unmolested condition. The condition is excellent, showing minor signs of well-loved use consistent with a motorcycle a quarter of its age. Authentic Windjammer fairing, dual-level custom seat with passenger backrest, engine guards, and cargo rack add to the time-warp feel of this motorcycle. All parts removed to install the Windjammer fairing were saved and will be included with the sale. Fully serviced and ready to ride, this CX500 will turn heads as well as winning your heart. Even more photos can be found here: Photo Album

$ ...135 Honda Motorcycle Inspection
$ ...310 Muffler Replacement (OEM Honda)
$ ...270 Carburetor Service
$ .....83 NEW Fuel Petcock
$ ...205 Replace Engine Guards (Period Correct)
$ .....60 NEW Battery Tender Lead
$ ...139 Motorcycle Detailing
$ 1
,202 Total, Value Added Improvements

In the late '70s into the '80s, middleweight motorcycles ruled the roost. Each of the big 4 Japanese manufacturers had multiple entries in the 400-600cc segment; Honda needed a standout contender into this hotly contended market and they delivered. The CX500 was a radical, innovative departure from the norm, starting with the powerplant. An 80 degree, longitudinally-mounted, liquid-cooled V-Twin with 4 valves per cylinder put out 48hp at 9,000rpm earned a reputation for bulletproof reliability. The CX500 also featured electric-only start, low maintenance shaft-drive, and, thanks to the ComStar wheels, it was the first motorcycle to feature tubeless tires. All of these features, plus Honda's legendary build quality, made the CX500 a popular motorcycle for the cafe racer craze of the 2000s. Now finding a low-mileage, unmolested original CX500 is a rare find.

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