Discussion in '1st & 2nd Generation 1983-1989' started by stewartj239, Jan 22, 2021.
So the bike is finally done now and I have nothing left to do for it. Here are a few photos.
And finally, a couple of photos with big brother ...
Not sure on that white radiator cover, can you do a shot further back?
I think you should call Honda and see if they need another bike for the museum. I seriously doubt there is a better (relatively original) one in existence.
Every Mod you have done is reversible.
I wouldn't ride it. Drain the carbs and take pictures of it!
The 800 looks good also. I am warming up more and more to that Gen.
Nice work, lovely looking bike.
Here are a couple more photos of it and yes, everything I have done is reversible. I also have the lower cowl that the Lockhart fairing replaces. The 800 is a great bike. I upgraded from a 2007 6th Gen and I like it even more as I think it is more refined and a better handling bike. Over the years, people have trashed the VTEC but I have never had a problem with it, even on the 2007. Prior to both of those bikes I had a new 1999 5th Gen. That bike had the gear driven cams that were awesome. The 6th Gen did away with them which is why I think people feel the way they do.
Yea, I love mine, it is a great bike. "refined" is a good word for it, it does everything very well. Mine is a Deluxe with the heated grips etc (your's too by the looks of it). The only change I made was adding 1" riser blocks to the handle bars, made a big difference for me.
I also added the riser blocks along with the hard cases which come in handy for traveling to and from work. My laptop just fits ...
Fantastic work on the 500! Hope mine ends up looking HALF as good as yours!
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