Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

CX500 Scrambler

Love them or hate them, the CX500 is a bike that divides. Those who love them, do so with an almost cult-like reverence. Those who don’t, would prefer to see them relegated to the scrap heap. They were rather revolutionary for their time – the Moto Guzzi style longtitudinal V-Twin, electric start and low maintenance shaft drive were a shift away from the traditional Honda of the time.

As time goes on, they are certainly seeing a resurgence in popularity. Clean, stock examples are fetching good coin, and are becoming harder to get a hold of.

So when the builder of this example scored himself a bargain, and with little more than swapping out a set of spark plugs to get the motor firing, the resto-mod process began…

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

With a very low 37,000 km on her, after a bit of cleaning up and a good service the motor starts, runs and idles beautifully – you’ll be hard pressed finding another CX with a motor in similar condition.

The tank features the bike’s original Electric Blue paintwork, now clear coated to protect it and give it a patina effect.

Pretty much every single part & component has been restored, replaced or detailed.

So if you’ve been hunting for a custom bike that’s reliable, finished and ready to ride – look no further.

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

Mods

1980 Honda CX500

 

Restored and preserved original Electric Blue paint
Shortened front & rear guards
New dual sport Shinko tyres
Aftermarket Speedo
Megaphone mufflers with wrapped pipes
Custom made seat
New lighting
Every other component restored/detailed

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

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