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Old 06-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1983 honda cx650c

well gang..it's been awhile sinse i got my hands on another project ?..sooo..i may pull the trigger on a 1983 honda cx650c tonight ?..won't know until later on today ?..he wanted 700 for it..needs a few things..has 14k showing on the clock ...i find it hard to believe a 30 yr old bike only has 14k miles ?!..hmmmm..something does not add up in my book !..lol. anyway..after a few emails back and forth...i've made it very clear to him..the bike is not worth 700 as it sits..it needs coils..cables..tires..battery..fork seals...side covers..paint..decals..and no telling what else ???. i offered him 400....he emailed me back...said he'd come down to 575..lol..well..i then turned around..emailed him back..explained to him..i've been doing this for 15 yrs..i checked on the parts for your bike..and most are discontinued from honda..which means..ebay only ?..or a salvage yard ?. either way..the bike is not worth 575. sooooooo..i get up this morning..he emailed me back..saying..bring me 400..and the bike is yours !..lol. ok..i got my foot in the door now..but still have not drove over to see it..it's not far from me..THERE'S A FIRST !..LMAO. once i drive over later today..and i see it's worth 400 or less ??..lol..i'll buy it..bring it home..tear it apart ( depending on what all needs to be torn down ? )..and give her a going over !. i wish it was a honda cx500 custom ??..man..that was my very first big motor cycle i ever road !..that puppy was sweet and fast back in my yunger days !!..i was 15 yrs old..got it to 120 with alittle half on the throttle...the speedo cable broke..i told my dad about it..came home the next day from school..and he sold it..lol..said i was gonna get myself killed on it !..lol. still..that bike was bad to the bone way back then..it had everything on it..all the bells and whistles !..lol. sooooooo..fast forward to now..i've got a chance to buy this 1983 cx650 custom..and very well my do it !..if i do buy it ?..i'll post some pic's of her. tune in later..same bat channel..same bat time !..lol.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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can't get the seller to answer his phone ?..sheshh..say's call after 4pm..but i get no one to answer !!....world is full of stupid ppl i tell ya !..lol.
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Re: 1983 honda cx650c

Probably sellers remorse
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Something to watch for on the CX models (both the 500 and the 650, same motor) is a bad water pump, they are notorious for failure and are TERRIBLE to repair. I have a manual sitting around here for a 500 and if I remember correctly, the motor has to come out competely to do the repair.
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Something to watch for on the CX models (both the 500 and the 650, same motor) is a bad water pump, they are notorious for failure and are TERRIBLE to repair. I have a manual sitting around here for a 500 and if I remember correctly, the motor has to come out competely to do the repair.
thanks for the heads up !..i'm pretty good at removing motors from motor cycles..seeing how i've done it a few times on my super magna !..lol. my biggest problem i'm facing right now..is finding parts for this bike !!..lol. i got an email back from the seller a couple hours ago...hope to go see it tomorrow...when it's day light !..lmfao...i don't buy anything after dark...you miss alot of bad stuff then !..lol. he said he'll take the 400 for it..but i still want to look it over really good before i hand over 400 cash !..lol. main things i'm worried about right now..is decals..and the left side cover !..they seem to be MIA everywhere i've looked !..lol.
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update: well gang...pulled the trigger on this 1983 honda cx650c !..not a bad buy for 400 bucks !..needs a ton of work..buttttttt..as everyone knows by now...lol..it's not anything i can't handle !..lol...main thing is gonna be finding parts for her ??..thats my biggest concern. left side cover is missing..and this is no where on ebay !!..lol. gonna need a new paint job from front to back..as some dumb arse thought a can of black spray paint over the tank..right side cover..and rear cowl thought it would be a cool thing to do !!!....lol. gawddddddd i hate stupid ppl !..lol. anyway..i just got home with it...it's too late to unload it tonight ?..sooo..i'll get it off my truck tomorrow..and post some pic's as she sit's..then it's gonna be a very long rebuild on here if anyone is interested in the tear down and build ?..i'll post as i go..otherwise..i'll just keep it in the dark until i'm done !..lol.
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Ohhhh are those the ones that have the odd mounted vtwin??! Those are cool old bikes for sure, I'd totally like to see the tear down of that thing. Thread subscribed.

What's your time line? Have er up and running by next week?
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Ohhhh are those the ones that have the odd mounted vtwin??! Those are cool old bikes for sure, I'd totally like to see the tear down of that thing. Thread subscribed.

What's your time line? Have er up and running by next week?
yep..v-twin from under the tank..loved the old cx500c back in the day !. next week ??....pleaseeeeeeee..don't make me have a heart attack !..lmfao.
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Re: 1983 honda cx650c

A v-twin honda? Nice i cant wait to see some pics!
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Yeah I'm not much of a bike person but I'd love to awesome pics of a old v-twin Honda!
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