Honda CX500 Cafe Racer First Start
My overhauled 1981 Honda CX 500 Cafe racer, first start-up in a loooong
time after a lot of major work to the entire bike. Skip to 1:30 to avoid
the mucking around at the start!
Doesn't idle too good yet and small aesthetic things will be fixed soon.
Should be done within the month!
Excuse the slightly weird old man, not sure where he came from ;)
1981 Honda CX500 Café Race
Professional frame - off complete restoration done by legendary shop in
The bike has 490 miles since full restoration; shown mileage on current
gauge is not original (7500mile rule in California). Bike had 10K miles
before restoration began.
The bike is flawless in a one of a kind condition. Everything works and the
bike looks and sounds amazing.
The bike was finished on 01/22/2014
• New paint
• New seat pan
• Custom upholstery
• New handle bars
• New grips
• New mirrors
• New brakes
• New custom Exhaust
• New light
• New battery
• New brake light
• New turn signals
• Custom license plate mount
• Fully rebuild shocks on 01/22/2014
• New fork seals
• New air cleaners
• Fully rebuild engine (490 miles)
• Rebuild carbs
• Bike was jetted on 01/22/2014
• All fluids new
"Low and Mean" Cafe Racer 500 from 78 Honda CX500, Walk around and build,
photography by: Kaseyhuntphotography.com
This is the first Custom bike we built.
Other bike builds
P-51 Fighter 500
This video displays the amount of work and attention to detail that was put
into the creation of this bike.
Professional photos by: www.kaseyhuntphotography.com