When Honda released the CX500, the sales brochure stated 'First into the Future,' and described the bike as a road sports V-twin. Honda's first venture into the V-twin engine market, with water cooling and shaft drive, was certainly different from their previous twin- and four-cylinder models. Known for its good handling and fuel economy, the low maintenance Honda was comfortable, loved by tourers and couriers alike and, after overcoming early teething troubles, developed a reputation for reliability. Sportier models incorporating turbochargers were also released, for those looking for an additional adrenaline rush. After thirty years, there's now a resurgence of interest in the CX models, both from restorers and custom builders, with aftermarket cafe racer kits available, too. The techniques, tips and tricks used by an experienced restorer will save you time and money. You'll see that you don't need expert knowledge or a fully fitted workshop for a restoration project. Packed full with photographs and detailed instructions, this book is your perfect guide, from start to finish.
Ricky Burns has been an avid restorer of motorcycles since the 1970s. He has restored many classic motorbikes from the 70s and 80s, from small Yamaha 2-strokes, all the way up to large multi cylinder machines. Ricky has now decided to share his experience and knowledge with like-minded enthusiasts. Aiming to connect with all the Honda CX enthusiasts out there, he decided to dedicate his evenings to a Honda CX500 restoration project - and this new book was born!
1 Project assessment 2 Sourcing parts 3 Getting started 4 Cleaning & polishing 5 The engine 6 Brakes, tyres, wheels 7 Fuel system & exhaust 8 Electrics 9 Paint spraying 10 Clocks and switches 11 Seat 12 Forks 13 The rebuild 14 Final preparation 15 Riding safely