CX500 1978-82

Who would have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would turn out to be such a versatile platform for customization? When it first appeared Cycleworld said it looked "like an aircompressor", the Brits call it the "Plastic Maggot" and the Germans kindly refer to it as "Guellepumpe", which is the tank pump trailer that German farmers use to spray cowshit on their land.

Ten years ago you couldn't give these bikes away but the cafe phenomenon has given the CX a new lease on life. Even renowned builders such as Johann Keyser at Moto Motivo are turning these odd watercooled, shaft driven, push-rod V-twins into very clean, custom bikes.

It takes considerable skill to make a CX500 look this lithe and good! We've seen a lot of CX500 builds but almost all of them use a stock tank. Johann used our BSAT3 fuel tank and carefully mounted it onto the CX frame. The tank completely transforms the look of the bike! Subframe and seat unit were custom made. We have several seat options for the standard frame. Call us today for a recommendation!

CX500 center post cafe tank
Not an easy install, very tight, but can be done. Coils need to be moved, tank carefully positioned for clearance and custom mounting brackets fabricated.

Length: 27"
Centerpost - front tank: 9"

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Please note! This gas tank is not recommended for street use, this is a fiberglass gas tank that will not dent.  In the event of a crash, the gas tank may rupture and spill fuel possibly catching your motorcycle on fire. This gas tank is recommended for racing purposes, with racing fuel only! Read more...

CX500 Cafe seat
We carry several seats that fit the stock CX500 frame. Fabrication is usually required to get rid of the weird dip in the frame right behind the gas tank.
Click here to see our giant selection of cafe seats
Call us today with some measurements and we'll help you narrow down the best seat for your project!



Please note these very important items!

  • We sell an unfinished unpainted product, it is your responsibility to sand, finish, and paint the parts you buy from us.
  • The parts we sell are un-drilled; it is your responsibility to drill all of the mounting holes and fit the parts onto your chassis.
  • All of our parts may or may not include the internal mounting tabs. Please consult with our sales representative if you have any questions about mounting things like headlights and dashes.
  • It is the purchasers' responsibility to mount all of the products they purchase onto their machine. If you need assistance mounting these products call our sales reps for advice.

Part #
HONDA CX500 1978-82

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