Honda CX 500 & Variants Parts

Honda CX 500 & Variants

Whoever said, ‘Looks aren’t everything,’ clearly wasn’t a motorcyclist. With the parity in modern motorcycle performance, bikes are bought and sold, and live or die, based largely on looks alone. There are exceptions at the outer limits of performance, where looks play second fiddle to raw power and speed, but in general a motorcycle will sit idle on showroom floors for years if it doesn’t fit one mold or another.

In 1978, Honda unveiled its most audacious motorcycle to date, the transverse V-twin CX500. It was one of the first motorcycles on the market with liquid cooling and tubeless tires, both of which became nearly ubiquitous in the coming years. But Honda would make a slew of compromises to mount its engine — originally intended for small cars — in its frame. The 80-degree angle of the V required extra balancing, but was necessary to keep the bike thin. The twisted heads made room for the carbs, an OHV design with pushrods was required to make room for the rider’s knees, and to access many wear items (gearbox, cam chain, etc.), the engine had to be removed from the frame.

The CX500 was tall up front and squat between the wheels. Its absurdly oversquare engine had an astronomical rev ceiling for its day, but it still only made 50 horsepower at the crank at 9000 RPM, topped out at 112 mph and ran a 14-second quarter mile. Honda tried to sell it as a sport bike, but sitting in showrooms right next to the also-new CBX, CX500s found few takers. U.S. sales were weak, and the model line lasted only five years.

Honda would tweak the CX over that time, though, and several distinct iterations of the bike made a better impression. The CX500C and CX500GL seemed to work better aesthetically, set up as they were as cruisers. A bagger touring version, the CX500I, saw some action on interstate highways. And the CX500TC Turbo made great use of that high RPM ceiling. But sales did not warrant continuing the line, and in 1983 the CX ceased to exist.

The CX500 has made a resurgence in recent years, though. As more and more builders look to unique models for custom builds, the CX500 has found a niche. Once stripped, its frame’s unusual looks become quite appealing, and its V-twin engine evokes Moto Guzzi cool without Euro-bike prices. The CX500 is like that one girl no one wanted to bring to prom, but when she shows up at the reunion, jaws drop. In the right hands, and with the right vision, the CX500 can be made into anything its owner desires, within reason.

Randakk’s is one of the web’s best sources for performance parts and components to restore and transform vintage Honda CX500s. We proudly stock vintage Honda engine and carburetor parts, suspension and brake components, electrical parts, filters, grips and various performance and reproduction Honda parts.

Every vintage Honda part you see on Randakk’s is in-stock in our warehouse. Your order will normally ship out within 24 hours of completion. We ship to any of the 50 states and more than 50 countries. Our mission is preserving and improving classic Hondas. When you begin your vintage CX500 restoration, look to Randakk’s for your OEM-style and reproduction Honda parts. Mile after mile, we’re in it for the long haul. 

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  1. Float Pin Removal Tool
    Part #
    100-1147
    Another Randakk Exclusive!This clever tool helps remove stubborn float pins with less risk of breaking the float pin posts (stanchions), so you won??t need one of my float post repair kits! Created by my friend Bob Hagerman, these tools are made of hardened steel and will last a lifetime. Randakk's Float Pin Removal To... 
  2. Upgraded Front Master Cylinder - Version B - 14mm Piston
    Part #
    100-1166
    A and B Versions now available to fit a wide range of motorcycles: Front Master Cylinder VersionFitment Chart Summary of Models CoveredA - 5/8 inch PistonTypical model coverage: Appropriate for most motorcycles with two (2) front brake rotors:Honda GL1000 Honda GL1100 Honda DOHC4 models Honda CBXB - 14 mm PistonTypical... 
  3. Standard Oil Filter Conversion Kit - CX500 CX650 GL500 GL650
    Part #
    100-1153
    This well-engineered conversion kit allows the use of auto spin-on oil filters and makes oil changing a joy! Beautifully crafted by Huntech. Say good-bye to the messy OEM oil filter canister and cartridge. One less excuse not to change your oil! Filter sold separately - be sure to purchase a supply of these when you... 
  4.  Randakk's Upgraded Front Master Cylinder
    Part #
    100-1167
    A and B Versions now available to fit a wide range of motorcycles: Front Master Cylinder VersionFitment Chart Summary of Models CoveredA - 5/8 inch PistonTypical model coverage: Appropriate for most motorcycles with two (2) front brake rotors:Honda GL1000 Honda GL1100 Honda DOHC4 models Honda CBXB - 14 mm PistonTypical... 
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  5. Honda CX500 - Randakk Master Carb Overhaul Kit® Version B
    Part #
    100-1218
    WORLD'S BEST CX500 KIT! FROM $84.99 A, B & C Versions Available. There are important component differences, so be sure to order the correct version for your bike! See: Additional Fit Details courtesy of good friend, the late, Dick Smith (aka Dick in Raleigh). http://www.randakksblog.com/honda-cx500-and-variants... 
  6. CX500 Master Carb Kit
    Part #
    100-1217
    WORLD'S BEST CX500 KIT! FROM $84.99 A, B & C Versions Available. There are important component differences, so be sure to order the correct version for your bike! See: Additional Fit Details courtesy of good friend, the late, Dick Smith (aka Dick in Raleigh). http://www.randakksblog.com/honda-cx500-and-variants... 
  7. Randakk's Gen II Amazing Grips
    Part #
    100-1181
    If you favor chrome and foam grips with tassels, read no further - these are not for you. But if you're a serious rider, these are simply the best grips available. Great for discriminating riders of any motorcycle with 7/8" bars requiring "standard" length grips: 5" - 5 1/2"Developed for experienced riders wh... 
  8. Honda CX500 Randakk Master Carb Overhaul Kit® Version C
    Part #
    100-1219
    WORLD'S BEST CX500 KIT! FROM $84.99 A, B & C Versions Available. There are important component differences, so be sure to order the correct version for your bike! See: Additional Fit Details courtesy of good friend, the late, Dick Smith (aka Dick in Raleigh). http://www.randakksblog.com/honda-cx500-and-variants... 
  9. CX Variant Float Bowl Drain Screws
    Part #
    100-1198
    Nice reproductions in brass at an attractive price. O-rings included.These CX Variant Float Bowl Drain Screws fit all carbureted CX500s and variants. Sold only in sets of 2 float bowl drain screws To read more reviews on this and other products visit our Review Site, http://www.randakksreviews.com 
  10. CX Float Bowl Gaskets - Set of 2
    Part #
    100-1203
    Highest quality CX Float Bowl Gasket Set CX Float Bowl Gaskets - Set of 2 Constructed of superior Viton material to resist the components of modern gasoline.Fits all CX models (and variants) per above fitment chartRandakk exclusive - I also include the very necessary accelerator pump passage oring (5.0 x 1.3 mm -... 
  11. Monza Shock Absorber Set 12 3/4" (325mm) eye to eye
    Part #
    06-3607
    Shock Absorber Set - (Monza Traditional) Dual Progressive wound Chrome Springs & Long Black top shroud with black shock body. 12 3/4" (324mm.) eye to eye., Includes preload wrench & multiple sizes of eye rubbers. 325mm Eye to eye  is standard size for: Yamaha RD400 1976-79, XS400 1977-81, SR500 1978-81... 
  12. Clamp - Stainless Steel - 65mm x 9mm
    Part #
    100-1504
    Clamp - Stepless Screw - 65mm x 9mm.  Stainless Steel.  Sold individually.  Equivalent to OEM: 95018-60250 Air Cleaner / Airbox Hose Band The Oetiker Stepless Screw Clamp has a precise tongue-in-groove (stepless) design which provides a smooth inner band circumference with no steps or gaps, guaran... 
  13. FUSE F (30A) - Honda
    Part #
    98200-53000
    Honda 30 AMP (F) type Fuse 
  14. Fr M/C Reservoir Kit GL1100 CBX CB900 CB750 CX500
    Part #
    KL32-8047
    Equivalent to OEM: 45511-MA5-671 45520-MA5-672 45513-MA5-671 45516-166-006 93600-04045-1G- Fits the master cylinder for the following bikes - GL1100/A/I (82-83) CBX (81-82) CB900C (82) CB900F (81-82) CB750SC (82-83) CB750C/F/K (81-82) CB650SC (82) CB650C (81) CB650 (81-82) GL500/I (81-82) CX500TC (82) CX500C/D (81-82)... 
  15. Auxiliary Gas Tank
    Part #
    TU03-1500
    This impact resistant- graduated tank takes the place of the original gas tank while performing carb synchronizing. Includes four feet of 1/4" fuel line and brass petcock. Suggestion: look for a used hospital or doctors office IV stand.  These come with 4 or 5 wheels on a weighted base, telescoping stand, and cur... 
  16. Handlebar Grip Adhesive ThreeBond Griplock Glue
    Part #
    TU53-0427
    1oz tube - use this ThreeBond adhesive to ensure your grips do not twist or slip on the handlebars. Keyword: TB1501C Glue 
  17. Switch - Oil Pressure - CB750 - CX500 - CBX - GL1000 - GL1100
    Part #
    KL21-1463
    Oil Pressure Switch.  Equivalent to OEM: 37240-P13-013 Fits the following Honda motorycles: CB400 1978-1981 CM400 1979-1981 CX500 1978-1981 GL500 1981 CB550 1976-1978 CB650 1979-1982 CB750 1976-1983 CB900 1980-1982 CBX 1979-1982 GL1000 1976-1979 GL1100 1980-1981 VF1000 1984-1986 
  18. Fr M/C Reservoir Kit GL1000/1100 CB900/750 CB650
    Part #
    KL32-8043
    Equivalent to OEM: 45511-463-006 45520-422-026 45513-422-672 45516-422-006 93600-04037-1G 90137-422-006- Fits the master cylinder for the following bikes - GL1100/I (80-81) CBX (79-80) CB900C (80-81) CB900F (79-80) CB750C/F/K/L (79-80) CB650C (80) CB650 (79-80) CX500/C/D (79-80) CM400A/T (79-80) CB400T (80) CB400TII (... 
  19. Oil Filter Honda GL650 CX500 CB500 CB450 CB400
    Part #
    BAHF111
    HF111 Hi-Flo Brand. Equivalent to OEM: 15412-413-000- 15412-413-005- 15412-KEA-003- 15412-KK9-911- 154A1-413-000- 15A1-MA6-000. Fits Honda CB250 78-84- CBR250- CM250TB 1981-85- VT250 1983-90- VTR250 88-90- CB350SG/AJ 1986-89- CB400T/AT 78-79/A 78-83/N 78-84/T 78-81/L- CBR400F- CBX400F 83-86- CM400- CX400EC 82-84- CB4... 
  20. Air Filter CX500 CB650
    Part #
    BAHFA1402
    HFA1402 Hi-Flo Brand. Equivalent to OEM: 17220-415-003 Fits Honda CX500 78-84- CB450 SC 1986-88- CX400EC 1982-84- CB400- CB650SG/SJ 1986-89.View Technical Documentation 
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  21. Tappet Cover CB750 CB550 CB400 CB350 CT70
    Part #
    KL12-1552
    Equivalent to OEM: 12361-371-980 12361-300-000  (sold as pair)  NOTE:Includes 91302-001-020 O-rings. Fits: Tappet Cover on CB750K/F CB550K/F CB400F SOHC models Final Drive Cover on GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650, V1100 Crankcase drain on CB750, CB900, CB1000, CB1100 DOH... 
  22. CX500 Gasket Set - Top End
    Part #
    SU609-051
    Limited Availability Top Gasket Set for the Honda GL500/I 1981 CX500 1978-79 CX500C/D 1979-81 2-cylinder motorcycles. Comprised of the following gaskets and o-rings:Cylinder Head Cover (2) Plug Hole Gasket (2) Cylinder Head Gasket (2) Cam 
  23. Turn Signal 1 Wire CB750 CB500 CX500 CB400
    Part #
    KS25-1046
    Equivalent to OEM: 33400-436-679. 33400-292-679. 33400-341-702. 33400-356-671. 33400-361-679. 33400-413-003. 33400-413-881. 33600-306-679. Fits Honda CB750K 1969-74- CX500 1978- CB500K 1971-73- CM450A/C/E 1982-83- CL450K 1969-73- 1975- CB450T 1982- CB450K 1968-74- CM400E 1980-81- CM400C 1981- CM400A/T 1979-81- CB400T 1... 
  24. Valve Cover Bolt Seal - Honda GL1100 GL1000 GL650
    Part #
    KL15-7587-1
    Equivelent to 90541-371-000 Fits Honda GL1100 1980-83 GL1000 1975-79 GL650 1983 CX650C/T 1983 GL500 1981-82 CX500 1978-82 CX500TC 1982 CMX250C/CD 2000-2012 CMX250C 1982-83 CB250 1981-08 CM200T 1980-82 CM185t 1978-79 CM125 1990 
  25. Turn Signal 2 Wire CB750 CB500 CX500 CB400
    Part #
    KS25-1045
    Equivalent to OEM: 33400-436-679. 33400-292-679. 33400-341-702. 33400-356-671. 33400-361-679. 33400-413-003. 33400-413-881. 33600-306-679. Fits Honda CB750K 1969-74- CX500 1978- CB500K 1971-73- CM450A/C/E 1982-83- CL450K 1969-73 1975- CB450T 1982- CB450K 1968-74- CM400E 1980-81- CM400C 1981- CM400A/T 1979-81- CB400T 19... 
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